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The Atomic Warrior – The Vector Version

Here is a version of my Atomic Warrior character that I produced in Affinity Designer. I had a notion of what if George Lucas was never able to get the money he wanted to shoot Star Wars and instead put … Continue reading

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Just Like Heaven

A year ago I was polishing off what turned out to be one of my all-time favorite sketchbooks which I referred to as The Sketchbook from Heaven. I tried to find or, in some cases, make a replacement, but nothing … Continue reading

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Don’t Feed Them After Midnight

It’s always the way: I am tearing the place apart looking for something which I never find but I uncover something which I had completely forgotten about. In this case I found a couple 0f pages of stickers promoting Joe … Continue reading

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Exhuming Dead & Buried while Drawing

I returned to my Roku’s Amazon Video channel in order to bask in trash that I can halfway ignore while sketching. The great thing about Amazon’s Prime besides the expedited shipping is the addition of Prime video which is promoted … Continue reading

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Sketching and Watching Trash

Friends ask me if I’ve seen the latest episode of such-and-such or gorged myself upon the latest streaming series. They’re usually terrified or at least concerned for my well being when I admit to the crap that I actually pipe … Continue reading

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Which One is Pink?

This post is sort of an addendum to my earlier post. It’s the digital cherry on my analog sundae.

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Rumble in the Record Store

Yeah, I’m back again with another doodle in the cheap sketchbook. What can I say? This torch that I found cannot be drowned. It seems that I haven’t enjoyed doodling this much since I was about five years old. Back … Continue reading

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Atomic Warrior V Pink Zeppelin

More fun with Derwent’s water soluble pencils and the Sketchbook from Heaven.

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The Sketchbook from Heaven

In the past I have written about sketchbooks I have bought that seemed like a good idea at the point of purchase but failed miserably when put into practice. Either the sketchbooks looked handsome on the shelf and proved unwieldy … Continue reading

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Another Spent Sketchbook and Something Learned

This was one of those Strathmore 400 Series Sketchbooks with the wire binding that I prefer. It laid flat; was easy to draw in and was a pleasure to sketch in. It measures 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches making it … Continue reading

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Creature from the Affinity Designer Lagoon

Halloween 2016 may be gone, but it seems I have some Monster Heads left in me. I made this finned fellow in the vector art program extraordinaire Affinity Designer. This wasn’t my first attempt at a variation of one of … Continue reading

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Affinity Designer After Midnight

Here’s another Halloween Horror Head I created in Affinity Designer while I waited for my son’s early morning bus. I was trying to do something different, but I wound up with another vampire. This one is based on Lon Chaney’s … Continue reading

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I Was a Vector Frankenstein

This was the guy that started it all. I did him as an icon experiment in Adobe Illustrator back in 2006. I was trying to keep it as simple as possible and played with the blending modes of the various … Continue reading

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I Was a Vector Werewolf

Here’s another Halloween Head I created in Affinity Designer as I’ve spent my too early mornings waiting for my son’s school bus, and if I say so myself, I am pretty pleased with this. I really wanted to do a … Continue reading

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