I haven’t drawn anything in quite awhile. I want to get back to doing pastel chalks, but was afraid I wasn’t up to the task, so I decided to start with a pencil drawing to warm up the skills. I really wanted to switch to pastel chalk with this one, since the colors are going to work well and there is lots of shading to do with them and the background will pop a lot when I finish it I hope. Time will tell. I did have fun working on this with my best friend working on a painting just across the room. I look forward to more of this in the future!
Got this a few months back. The blackbird has some significant importance to me. You can look back a few posts to see why. It’s my first tattoo but probably not my last.
The cancelled movie you never heard about.
Just for fun and hopefully Harrison Ford won’t see this. Not that it’s likely.
My wife and I recently took a trip to Hawaii and on the last day we found this amazing work of beauty. It is the same size as the conch shell it emulates, made by Emily Thomas. She is a native born Hawaiian and calls herself a glass artist. This is just one example of the beautiful pieces she creates. You can see more at her website: Emily’s Art Glass
This is a caricature self portrait by my oldest son. I titled it Nick Awesome. I can’t even remember now what he did this for, but it took him next to no time to do it. He is so talented and this isn’t even something he is really interesting in. He has a BA in Game Design. And he IS awesome. He was nonplussed by me posting this, but I did ask first. He blogs about games and the game industry here.
Yes, Timid Monsters. Found a new favorite little thing at GenCon this year. Bought a couple for my wife and she loved them!
These are just a few examples of the cool art by Trish Czech.
Saw and ad with a new cover for the book Dune and I misread it initially. This is my interpretation of that misread. Made with Photoshop.
I’ve been thinking about this for awhile now. This isn’t about partisan politics, it’s satire about a personality, maybe even a Cult of Personality. The personality being housed in the body of one Hillary Rodham Clinton. Say what you want about the woman, but you can’t say she isn’t smart. I think she’s way smarter than many of us gave her credit for.
I have no evidence to back this up, but it’s an interesting thought experiment for me.
Hillary had an appetite for politics since her middle teens, active in young Republican groups. Her world was rocked by MLK and she changed to the Democratic party by the time she had graduated college. Picture a young, ambitious woman turning twenty-one in 1968, the most incredibly dynamic social and political year in modern history. The world was changing and she could feel it in her bones, but it wasn’t yet time for a woman president. She wouldn’t be thirty-five for fourteen more years. And yes, society was changing, however, it probably still wouldn’t be ready in 1982 for a woman president. But what if … what if she could find the right man to polish?
Enter William Clinton. He’s brash and full of energy and has political aspirations of his own. He’s someone she could use to her advantage. He had great potential. He wasn’t perfect, but she could fine-tune his lesser qualities, groom him for greatness. Law School and introductions with the right people put her into powerful circles of influence, and not by chance, but by subtle manipulation.