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Adding Characters and Learning Quantum Mechanics

I admire an author who can set characters against each other and have the reader understand both. Even some of the “great” writers fail at this. Issac Asimov was one: great ideas, boring characters. On…

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Digital Painting vs Traditional Media

As I was working today, I was thinking about how different traditional media and digital painting are. I seem to run across frequent criticisms of digital art, as if it’s cheating somehow. I do love…

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Posted in CrossFit Fitness Illustration

Leveling Up in Life

National Quitters Day looms. I’ve read it’s the 12th, 17th, or 19th, depending on which news source you read. Don’t quit now! For me 2020 is all about work-life-fitness balance. I have a number of…

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More Characters – Digital Color is Free

Three more hours this weekend gave me time to start another character. In this illustration you’ll see the three main characters from Darklaw, but also a few new characters. Two adolescents drive the Darklord plot,…

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The Hero’s Journey – Darklord and Avestine WIP

I was able to do some writing, plotting, and illustration all in the same week on the second novel of the Darklaw Saga — Darklord. I like to refer to Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey”…

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Working Through the Shingles Vaccine

Have I posted yet about getting the shingles vaccine and what a mistake that was? I’m not willing to accept on medical authority that every vaccine is safe, effective, and necessary. There is too much…

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Posted in Daoism

A Flour Sack Dress and Wuzhi

The following is probably my favorite parable. This comes from Huainanzi, arising from the Daoist classics Daodejing and Zhuangzi. I’m reminded of it anytime someone around me (or I) make assumptions or judgments about events. Like many families…

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Posted in Illustration

Getting Real with Jingsketch

My vacation is almost over, so I’m squeezing in as much creative time as I can. I spent another day with Procreate, iPad Pro, and Jingsketch brushes. I’m moving from comic book to natural on…

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Procreate Imports – Jingsketch FTW

I’ve been learning Procreate on my iPad Pro for about two years. Yes, two years. You’d think I’d be further along than I am. I haven’t made much progress because my creative time was a…

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Posted in Carnivore

World Carnivore Month – You’ll Be Glad You Tried It

January is that time when many of us plan to do better. It’s a convenient time to mark beginnings and endings since the culture around us is focused in the same way. For me, a…

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