Monday, February 17, 2020

Pleading No Contest

Well, it looks like no one entered the St. Claude de la Colombiere coloring contest I opened a while ago. Guess I'll be hanging onto this copy of The Day-by-Day Coloring Book of Saints, and it goes to show me I need to build up my audience more!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Paper Doll Veronika update


Paper Doll Veronika has updated; Chapter 18, "Midnight is darkest before the snack", is complete!
The update starts here.
The chapter begins here.
The story begins here.

This is the smallest update yet, so I'm working on preparing some of that bonus material; it will appear within the next day or two!

It updates every Friday. I recommend using the "Save your place" gadget, even once you catch up, because the site starts at the beginning and updates are several pages.

Veronika Bosch, who's never left her father's estate, has to go on a journey when envious animals kick her out. Half collage, half puppetry, it's the traditional media equivalent of an elaborate sprite comic.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Male portrait training - Warren William


I'm practicing masculine facial features by drawing ink portraits of twelve real men I find handsome and were certainly masculine.

This one is Warren William, actor, inventor, WWI vet. I've written about his films for the newspaper of the town where he was born. The open-mouth smile and direct sunlight made it difficult, and it didn't turn out perfect by any means. But it's all for learning, which I continue to do! Here's the sketch, which maybe looks better:


Monday, February 10, 2020

Clockwork Dancer preview - real live comic book!

I recently got my hands on a real paper copy of my first published comic book, Clockwork Dancer #1 written by Jon Del Arroz!


It's the size of a traditional American comics floppy, but the cover is more sturdy and the pages are neither newsprint nor glossy. I like this form a lot! Here's a little preview, of some of the bits I thought looked particularly good:

Anyone who's been to Brainerd, Minnesota, may recognize that building.


And here's the back cover:


If you haven't read this, you can get it for Kindle or in paperback for quite a low price! If you have read it, please leave an Amazon review and look forward to Issue #2, which, God willing, will come out some time this year. Things get even more exciting and steampunky, I can tell you that for sure!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Paper Doll Veronika update


Paper Doll Veronika has updated; Chapter 18, "Midnight is darkest before the snack", has begun!
The chapter begins here.
The story begins here.

It updates every Friday. I recommend using the "Save your place" gadget, even once you catch up, because the site starts at the beginning and updates are several pages.

Veronika Bosch, who's never left her father's estate, has to go on a journey when envious animals kick her out. Half collage, half puppetry, it's the traditional media equivalent of an elaborate sprite comic.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Saint Claude coloring contest!

I have some spare copies of The Day-by-Day Coloring Book of Saints volume 1, which contains coloring pages of saints for every single day of January-June, so I thought I'd hold a a coloring contest with one of them as a prize!


For your chance to win the coloring book, just download, print (or not, if coloring digitally), and color this picture:

This is the page for St. Claude de la Colombiere, shown with St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and Mary of Modena, wife of King James II of England. He was both their confessors at different times, and he helped promote St. Margaret Mary's revelations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Send an image of your colored page to snowflakeclockwork@gmail.com along with the following filled-out information:

Name
Age
Email address

Send in your entry by the end of Saturday, February 15, the feast day of St. Claude de la Colombiere!
Contest is now closed.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Wind through the leaves judgeth you


Bonus art for Chapter 6 of my webcomic, Paper Doll Veronika. It's currently at Chapter 17, but I know that I won't be able to keep the bonus art pieces caught up with the comic posting, so there's no harm in drawing things for chapters that were a while ago!

I modeled the style of her face on the work of Macoto Takahashi, but I think it may have turned out creepy-looking.

Anyway, if you want to read the chapter to which this alludes, it is here.
And the comic begins here.