Kylo Ren in Red for “Huevember”

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Kylo Ren in Red, Photoshop, 2016

Between the stress of the job search and the U.S. election, I have fallen back on fanart as a coping mechanism.  Today’s drawing is the last of the reds for this year’s Huevember challenge.

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Back in the game!

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Commission: Duke & Falcon – The Rift.  Photoshop, 2016

I’ve been pretty quiet lately, but I’ve been busy!  Not only have I been on the hunt for a job, but I also had to wrap up this commission for a long-time loyal client.  I’m always happy to  come up with new G.I.Joe art, and the money I made from it paid for a new pair of ankle boots – just in time for a job interview!  Huzzah!

 

 

Jon x Sansa in the style of Mary Blair

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I never knew that trying to keep an image simple could be so challenging, but I’m really happy with how this turned out!  Done as a thank you for having reached a certain Follower milestone on Tumblr using Kyle T. Webster’s Gouache brushes for Photoshop.

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Artistic Output of 2016… so far!

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Starting at the top, left: Face Study (pencil on paper); Face Study (digital); Face Study of Nita Naldi (digital); commission of G.I.Joe’s Duke “Long Day at the Office” (digital); 5 Daily Paintings of New Zealand landscapes (acrylic on panel)

As we approach the halfway point of 2016, I thought it would be cool to assemble all (or most of) the artwork I’ve produced so far this year and get a better sense of where I want to go next. Continue reading

Jon x Sansa – WIP

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I really want to do a companion piece to my Sandor & Sansa portrait, but I’m having a tough time coming up with a compelling composition (not surprising considering how Sandor and Sansa are just kinda standing there, so… not much wiggle room, knowhutimean?).  In the meantime, please enjoy Battle Armour Sansa and Jon Snow v2.0 (Targaryen edition).

If anyone has any suggestions, please chime in!

Life Lessons from Kim Kincaid

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Kim Kincaid at work.  Image via Thatthornguy.com

How old is too old?

This is a question I’ve been wrestling with for some time now, particularly as I battle my insecurities about my work and, even more particularly, that sinking feeling that I’m doing too little, too late.  On a certain level, I know that if I don’t try to get a handle on my art now, I’ll just be that much older when everything does come together (yes, I’m an eternal optimist, just a dour and grumpy one).  So I guess the REAL question is: Would I rather end up an old bag with a failed, late-in-life art practice behind me, or just… an old bag?  I think we all know the answer to THAT question (hint: it’s the one with the words “failed art practice” in it.  Got it?  Ok, moving on…) Continue reading

My complicated relationship with Fanart

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Fanart doodles of Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, being forgiven and welcomed back into the fold, because I am really, really, REALLY counting on a redemption arc

I draw fanart.  I’ve been doing it ever since I saw “The Dark Crystal” in theaters way back when, filling my sketchbooks with doodles of Jen and Kira and the Mystics and even Fizzgig (no Skeksis, though -they were too difficult for my 8 year-old self). Continue reading