Blue-Ringed and Blood Shot

Edited November 6th, 2017, to link up the art supplies. Updated November 22nd, 2017, to note the passing of Gumball on November 21st. R.I.P., Gumball. — This was actually drawn on the 24th of last month. I sat down to draw with a purpose in mind: To make a suitable graphic for my next post … Continue reading “Blue-Ringed and Blood Shot”

Slowvember Suddenly Dawned on Me

There are two pictures today, because my Slowvember project has gone from “Hmm. What should I draw?” to “Oh! What am I drawing?!?” Yesterday, I had no idea what I was going to draw for this project. I responded in a logical way: I broke out the drafting tools. I divided the art board roughly … Continue reading “Slowvember Suddenly Dawned on Me”

Slowvember: Making the Frame

I’ve learned one quick lesson this Slowvember: Canson Fanboy Manga Art Boards don’t bear up well when too much water is applied. I expected it to perform more like Strathmore Bristol, but nope. The board I began Slowvember with has been replaced, as have the Inktense pencils I wanted to use. One objective I want to accomplish with this project is … Continue reading “Slowvember: Making the Frame”

Slowvember’s Slow Start

To be fair, I didn’t know that Slowvember was a thing until it was already underway. The point of Slowvember, according to the Society of Visual Storytellers, is to follow Inktober with a challenge “…to slow down the pace and work on one image and make it as good as you can.” “While Inktober is … Continue reading “Slowvember’s Slow Start”

Halloween Survival Tips

Halloween Survival Tips is a series of Halloween cartoons/one-panel comics I drew way back in 2007. I don’t recall embracing any other project as enthusiastically as I embraced this one, despite the bad art, the bad puns, and the sub-standard working conditions. These ‘toons were all drawn in ink (via either pen or brush) on … Continue reading “Halloween Survival Tips”

Fire-Breathing Foo Dragon?

Originally published at on July 14th, 2017. Added to on October 31st, 2017. —   I started this drawing on June 26th, and finally finished it yesterday. I used an array of materials, but this piece is a direct result of picking up my first batch of Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens in colors … Continue reading “Fire-Breathing Foo Dragon?”

Dodson’s Keys to Drawing with Imagination: Doodling and Noodling

Originally published on February 16th, 2016, at Edited February 25th, 2016. Edited and republished at on March 8th, 2017. Added to on October 31st, 2017. — This is my first post in what I hope will be an informative series on working my way through – with my wife in tow – … Continue reading “Dodson’s Keys to Drawing with Imagination: Doodling and Noodling”