Mullin ‘n Chewin it Over

There I be, perplexed and annoyed. The conundrum eating away at my brain, like some parasitic cicada cry. Damned confusion! It's giving me a darned forehead wrinkle. The doodles are coming to life, but the white Conte doesn't love this paper as much as I'd hoped... could be my impatience that is increasing the friction … Continue reading Mullin ‘n Chewin it Over

The Ruffian

Somewhere in my subconscious mind lives all the characters from the original Bugs Bunny cartoons. The enforcer following the tiny gangster comes to mind here. I believe it was in a Sylvester & Tweety episode where Tweety was kidnapped by a Capone-ish gangster. The more I think about it, the more I remember that there's … Continue reading The Ruffian

Study Of A Sky Spirit

Inspired more from one of the stories from the Hopi, but also from descriptions of the Manitou. The funny thing is I found this curious book and the back cover said it was written from the perspective of a crow and I'm sure that's part of this too. All these creatures come from an amalgamation … Continue reading Study Of A Sky Spirit

Study Of A Mountain Spirit

I got inspired by one of many descriptions I’ve read of the Manitou according to the Ojibwe people combined with various Japanese forest creatures. The strange figure rises out of the dead tree stump and remains part of it. It is ready to wander the world. Perhaps looking for those who harm the earth. The … Continue reading Study Of A Mountain Spirit

Study Of A Great Plains Spirit

In this case, I got inspired by one of many descriptions I’ve read of the Manitou according to the Ojibwe people. Floating around my mind, are a great many folk tales and illustrations from the old folktale paperbacks I collected as a teen. This one seems to rise out of the ground like heat haze … Continue reading Study Of A Great Plains Spirit

Study Of A Forest Spirit

I can easily say the only thing original about this might be my simplified style of it. I have filled my imagination with images of tree beings and forest spirits from endless books, movies, and illustrations. They aren't always female and I'm not sure this one is meant to be fully female either. It is … Continue reading Study Of A Forest Spirit

Resolute

So, I saw this expressionist drawing of a very sad girl. To emphasize the darkness of her mood, the artist had drawn only half her face in detail and the rest as mess of squiggly lines and blurs. Her eye on the side that was blurry seemed cloud and she really expressed a deep sense … Continue reading Resolute

She Came In For A Coffee

Would it disappoint you to know that no such person actually walked in for a coffee while I was sitting at Starbucks and drawing? Well, at least not while I was there. I had some time to burn, and a temporary memory loss about no longer liking their macho green tea latte, so I sat … Continue reading She Came In For A Coffee

My Favourite Art Supplies: Charcoal – The Best Of The Messy Black Stuff

PRISMACOLOR Charcoal: The Review: Prismacolor has some of the best drawing pencils around, for color and for durability of the pigments within the wood pencil. Unless you want to be working with crumbs and cracked bits, this is THE essential charcoal product to use. This awesome kit gives you all the tools to smudge and … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: Charcoal – The Best Of The Messy Black Stuff