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Here I am at 3 trying to get 3 point perspective correct.

Or not.

That’s me at about 6. Not sure BECAUSE we didn’t have the technology to record dates on pictures back then…Truth is, the date written on the back on the picture has faded out.

And no, I wasn’t a heavy smoker, it was a bubble pipe. I saw a picture of an artist with a pipe and thought that was the key to drawing hands correctly. OBVIOUSLY that wasn’t it because most of the time my drawings of hands still suck.

Now I sit in front of my computer screen and draw till my arm hurts but  I don’t smoke a bubble pipe anymore. It’s Kit Kats and Twix that are slowly killing me.


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Moving work to  anew computer means finding a lot of old files. Here’s the first two panels of an old story.



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I am fascinated by the world of quantum physics and I love a good science fiction story so when my friend sent this article to me today I was thrilled to find out that, yeah, reality ain’t nothing until we observe/measure it.

The article looks at an experiment that seems to confirm some of the more unselling aspects of the universe.

From Deep Stuff’s since news: “The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured.”

After reading the article I thought about how humans seem to have known this and have expressed it in art and literature for a long time. In fact, perhaps art is a human undertaking that acknowledges this fact in subtle and not so subtle ways.


Sample page from online illustrated short story.

I illustrated a favorite Franz Kafka short story a few years back. It’s called, A Common Experience Resulting in A Common Confusion. Have a look. It’ll only take a minute to read.

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Look what I found! A bunch of 26 x 18 posters on my doorstep. It’s a fine message – but in the photo of the poster above you can hardly make out the little figure in the upper left who is busy reading (see close-up below).closeup.

Ahhhh, no it makes sense!

It’s a painting of mine I had started a long while ago, then I had an opportunity to design a poster – quickly. And I thought this worked.

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A couple more sketches I did on my iPad. I’m switching to a new app for a week or two today. These were drawn in Sketch Club with the 53 pencil.

The black and white Is a typical quick character study. The color one is a painting that includes a bunch of my favorite things – textures that build mass, simple shapes that imply volume and light and of course a character that conveys some narrative.

I’m learning to like drawing on the iPad.


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 I’m doing a bit of sketching on my iPad during my travels. Below are a few. These were done with the 53 pencil and an Adonit Jot in the Sketch Club App. Only the top one, Mr. Poe, is of a real person. The others are just doodles.


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