So there’s this young male squirrel that hangs out on the deck. Yes, I know he’s male. Believe me. See, every time I see this squirrel, he’s been…ah…is that an acorn in your pocket or…? Well, you get my drift. Today he had located one of the un-sprouted bulbs in a flower pot, dug it […]
Glancing through some old sketchbooks only confirms my place among the ranks of the peculiar. I can’t decipher a lot of the thumbnails any more (some of them I still can) but my tendency to jot random small notes in an effort to explain myself to my future self provides no insight whatsoever. Some of […]
Saw this in a forum, and enjoyed it much too much. A man said to the universe: “Sir I exist!” “However,” replied the universe, “The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation.” –Stephen Crane It seemed apropos, since my latest Elfwood comments had quite a charmingly enraged description of the torment I […]
So I finished House of Leaves. Hmm. Hmm, hmm, hmm. Hmm. There was a good story in there, sort of Lovecraftian, but you had to mine pretty deep, and there was a lot of stuff in there that I just plain wasn’t able to read. It did the “wordswordswords” thing where a sentence just dissolves […]
Well, that sucks. Keith Parkinson died. While my art has, quite obviously, moved along a ways, back when I was starting out and wanted to be a fantasy artist, Keith Parkinson was one of my idols. Even though realism is no longer my paramount goal, his work still largely defines the kind of TSR Classic […]
If nothing else, the design thing is funny as a commentary on the subjectivity of art. Every single design of the four red wombats has been several people’s favorite, and somebody else has said why they don’t like it. Graphic design for a living instead of a lark has got to be miserable work, man…
Took a bunch of people’s advice and did a few more variations. Man, this design stuff lends itself well to variations on a theme. Damn good thing, too, because after you stare at it for a few minutes, you’ve lost any sense of what works and what doesn’t. http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/24499131/
More fooling around with design. I figured the Red Wombat Tea Co. needed its own label. That wombat is easily the most minimalist thing I’ve ever done, so I’m kinda proud. http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/24488498/ As always, critique really actually honestly I swear appreciated on these, because my design sense is crap on a cracker.