Category Archives: Technique

Sci Fi Textures

When the blank page or screen is staring at me waiting for me to fill it with something illustrative and I don’t really have a solid idea, I doodle digital science fiction textures. I play around with colors and shapes … Continue reading

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My sweet irreproducible you

Non-Photo Blue pencils are a particular shade of blue that could not be detected by a  graphic arts camera like a photostat camera. I ran stat cameras in the era when graphic design was an analog pursuit involving rubber cement, … Continue reading

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Get to the Point!

A search through some old art bins in the studio set me tumbling down a rabbit hole of wooden pencils, pencil sharpeners and crafting the perfect point.

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It’s Pixels Versus Pigments, Again

The late, great Dan Love was a good friend and a technological guru who pushed me kicking and screaming into new computers and gadgets I never realized I needed until I started to use them. He was passionate about computers … Continue reading

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Miss Blanchette’s Painting

I found this painting while searching through a box of old photos the other day. It was gifted to me by Albina Blanchette, an artist and resident of a convalescent home I worked at in high school. When she discovered … Continue reading

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No Longer Available

I have some old technical pens that I have been wanting to use, but due to neglect, some of them are fairly crusty and in need of some tender loving care. Back when Koh-I-Noor and Rotring Rapidographs were my illustrative … Continue reading

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We are now in control of the transmission

This illustration which I cobbled together in my absolute favorite vector art program Affinity Designer is sort of a response to my last illustration which featured former television icon Bonnie Franklin. Whereas Ms Franklin’s televised efforts in the situation comedy … Continue reading

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