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Something strange happened on LoadingReadyLive last night.    This is a quicky, inspired by Graham’s off-hand (and paraphrased) comment “Giant goat has gone back to the forest to [her] people,” after Giant Angel Goat got hung up in a tree while Graham was trying to maneuver her down the Science Hole.  Without context, that sentence seems bizarre, and frankly, having context doesn’t help much.Also, I’m not up on my sperm whale sexual dimorphism, so I’m hoping it’s not too inaccurate.

Something strange happened on LoadingReadyLive last night.    

This is a quicky, inspired by Graham’s off-hand (and paraphrased) comment “Giant goat has gone back to the forest to [her] people,” after Giant Angel Goat got hung up in a tree while Graham was trying to maneuver her down the Science Hole.  Without context, that sentence seems bizarre, and frankly, having context doesn’t help much.

Also, I’m not up on my sperm whale sexual dimorphism, so I’m hoping it’s not too inaccurate.

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Sketch Dailies: Samurai!  (March 28, 2014)Slightly late, but hopefully better than never.  Normally I erase all the pencil after I start painting, but this time I played around with adding more afterwards.  I like some of the textures that developed.  It’s the right size to slap on a 6x6 canvas, but it probably won’t be going in the auction. Incidentally, following @sketch_dailies has been one of the better choices in my twitter career.  Now I just need to set aside more time to participate!

Sketch Dailies: Samurai!  (March 28, 2014)

Slightly late, but hopefully better than never.  Normally I erase all the pencil after I start painting, but this time I played around with adding more afterwards.  I like some of the textures that developed.  It’s the right size to slap on a 6x6 canvas, but it probably won’t be going in the auction. 

Incidentally, following @sketch_dailies has been one of the better choices in my twitter career.  Now I just need to set aside more time to participate!

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The Prince George Community Arts Council and Groop Gallery second annual 6”x6” fund-raising auction is imminent, so I’m working on a couple little paintings to submit to it.  Barring catastrophe during the collage process, this more-than-slightly Journey inspired piece should be among them.  
I may add a bit of a star-field after it’s mounted, but we’ll see.  As usual, I’ll post pics of it and its comrades once they’re all slapped together.

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The Prince George Community Arts Council and Groop Gallery second annual 6”x6” fund-raising auction is imminent, so I’m working on a couple little paintings to submit to it.  Barring catastrophe during the collage process, this more-than-slightly Journey inspired piece should be among them.  

I may add a bit of a star-field after it’s mounted, but we’ll see.  As usual, I’ll post pics of it and its comrades once they’re all slapped together.

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Thanks Desert Bus Crew!Our next model, Aelfred, rocks the catwalk in this year’s Steel Ensemble, straight from Eorlund Gray-mane’s Heavy Collection.  His sassy shoulder-slung shield will turn heads (and blades) when he struts his stuff across the snows of Skyrim.

Thanks Desert Bus Crew!

Our next model, Aelfred, rocks the catwalk in this year’s Steel Ensemble, straight from Eorlund Gray-mane’s Heavy Collection.  His sassy shoulder-slung shield will turn heads (and blades) when he struts his stuff across the snows of Skyrim.

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I taught a short workshop for one of the local artist groups on painting with india ink last fall, but the week beforehand I realized I hadn’t actually USED ink for a couple months.  I did this quick little glacial scene to brush up on my skills, and ended up as a nice demo piece for some of the techniques.Posting it was delayed significantly, because I noticed a line of bad (but not quite dead) pixels along one side of my ancient but surprisingly resilient scanner.  I’m not sure whether scraping stuff off of the calibration strip with a plastic palette knife or blowing on the reflector with an ear syringe helped more, but it seems better now.

I taught a short workshop for one of the local artist groups on painting with india ink last fall, but the week beforehand I realized I hadn’t actually USED ink for a couple months.  I did this quick little glacial scene to brush up on my skills, and ended up as a nice demo piece for some of the techniques.

Posting it was delayed significantly, because I noticed a line of bad (but not quite dead) pixels along one side of my ancient but surprisingly resilient scanner.  I’m not sure whether scraping stuff off of the calibration strip with a plastic palette knife or blowing on the reflector with an ear syringe helped more, but it seems better now.

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cloudscapecomics:

Some people are curious to see the lineup for Cloudscape’s next book, so here’s the official list of contributors to Megafauna:  Angela Melick - Everett Patterson - Jeri Weaver - Ian Thomas - Kathleen Jacques - Roeddy Sucipto - Matthew Klippenstein - Eric Johnson - Nina Matsumoto - Cameron Morris - Kris Sayer - Shevon Singh - Edison Yan - Toren Atkinson - Jonathon Dalton - Ian Boothby - Sfe M. - Kate Ebensteiner - Jeffrey Ellis - Micah Iwaasa - Aviv Itzcotiz - Troy Wilson - Shannon LeClerc - Oliver McTavish-Wisden - Chenoa Gao - Bevan Thomas - Colin Upton - Jeff Boerboom - Shannon Campbell - Lucy Bellwood - Chris Leinonen - Sunny Shah - Sarah Chometsky That’s a pretty spectacular lineup! Get hype!

I’m on that list!I have a not-terribly-cryptic prediction regarding my segment: soon I will be very sick of painting books.  I may never recover.

cloudscapecomics:

Some people are curious to see the lineup for Cloudscape’s next book, so here’s the official list of contributors to Megafauna:

Angela Melick - Everett Patterson - Jeri Weaver - Ian Thomas - Kathleen Jacques - Roeddy Sucipto - Matthew Klippenstein - Eric Johnson - Nina Matsumoto - Cameron Morris - Kris Sayer - Shevon Singh - Edison Yan - Toren Atkinson - Jonathon Dalton - Ian Boothby - Sfe M. - Kate Ebensteiner - Jeffrey Ellis - Micah Iwaasa - Aviv Itzcotiz - Troy Wilson - Shannon LeClerc - Oliver McTavish-Wisden - Chenoa Gao - Bevan Thomas - Colin Upton - Jeff Boerboom - Shannon Campbell - Lucy Bellwood - Chris Leinonen - Sunny Shah - Sarah Chometsky

That’s a pretty spectacular lineup! Get hype!

I’m on that list!

I have a not-terribly-cryptic prediction regarding my segment: soon I will be very sick of painting books.  I may never recover.

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Goblin Week Returns: Food has grown into Friend, after some initial trepidation from both parties.

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Goblin Week Returns: Food has grown into Friend, after some initial trepidation from both parties.

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Food or Friend?
Goblin Week: because goblins are their own reward.This was supposed to be a warm-up, but ended up consuming most of the morning. It was a good excuse to try out the box of Pitt pens that have been sitting neglected and dejected on my desk, though.

Food or Friend?

Goblin Week: because goblins are their own reward.

This was supposed to be a warm-up, but ended up consuming most of the morning. It was a good excuse to try out the box of Pitt pens that have been sitting neglected and dejected on my desk, though.

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After driving home from Christmas Eve festivities (and only getting lost once!) I noticed a fox poking around the lane behind our house.  Since I still needed something for Mom’s stocking, a fox seemed appropriate, and at only ~2.5 inches in diameter, it was small enough to finish before she got up.  

After driving home from Christmas Eve festivities (and only getting lost once!) I noticed a fox poking around the lane behind our house.  Since I still needed something for Mom’s stocking, a fox seemed appropriate, and at only ~2.5 inches in diameter, it was small enough to finish before she got up.  

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Another year, another family Christmas card.

Another year, another family Christmas card.