Sunday, April 22, 2018

Charizard won't obey!


I did an art challenge of my brother's invention with him, my sister, and a friend; in a limited time, we had to draw a combination of various descriptors from a table, selected by rolling dice. This one was "a fanart of a disgusted peasant dragon lying down." I liked it a lot, and the whole thing was fun!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Victory!


Ink rendering of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima photograph that I did as a birthday present for my sister's boyfriend.

It's been a while, but I'm working hard and hope to have much to share in the near future. Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Mimi portrait


I need to get better at close-ups, so I'm doing semi-realistic portraits of various characters as a training exercise. Here's Mimi from Digimon.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Christmas in Lent?

I wish I'd gotten to posting this earlier, but... my sister has a grand plan for decorating the free-arching rafter beam in our cabin for holidays. This past Christmas she was able to realize much of the plan, including making a large fake gingerbread house.


We made it of salt dough, glue and acrylic paint, polymer clay, beads, and the thing that really makes it work is spackle, piped through a frosting tip.

Detail on the piped spackle on the eaves.

 We also made men and a cookie tree.

Merry Christmas, holy Lent!

Saturday, February 10, 2018


I wanted to do a more cleaned-up, fancy sketch, so here is a character from my upcoming webcomic, Paper Doll Veronika, who won't show up for a very long time.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Aitkin Age column - The oppression of women

My latest column for the Aitkin Independent Age:
Are women oppressed in this country? The feminist movement tells us we are. If so, of what does this oppression consist?
We are told that as late as 100 years ago, women were considered property. But history shows this is not true. If a woman were property that would mean her owner would be allowed to sell her, or dispose of her completely, that is, kill her. This has not been the case in Western Civilization since the end of the Pagan Roman Empire. It was certainly not the case 100 years ago. The only difference between the legal rights of women in the 19th century and now is that, since the 1830s-60s, married women may own property without giving their husbands rights over it, and since 1920, they may vote. So women are equal to men before the law. Are they otherwise oppressed?
Read the rest here.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Precipice of annihilation process

Sketch and first watercolor wash of my Precipice of annihilation picture: