Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The JuneFae Art!

I did it.  I painted a Fairy for every single day in the month of June.  I'm really proud of myself if I may say.  The entire Flickr album is embedded below:

JuneFae 2017

So what's the next art challenge? I've heard KaijuLy suggested and my current Sketchbook is more than qualified for that:

6.30.17 - The Tiniest Tree-Squeak and the Biggest Sketchbook

But there's also a part of me that wants to save my energy for SmaugUst...

Friday, July 7, 2017

Pardon Our Pixie Dust

Yeah... I have a mess of broken images; basically anything that wasn't hosted here or Flickr. I'm in the (long, long) process of fixing it, though.

7/7/17, 6:19 PM EST - Got all my images off the Image Hosting Service That Shall Not Be Named (except in the comments below, whoopsie-daisy). Tomorrow I'll do the part where I read my entire Blog in chronological order and fix the broken image links. (Cries quietly.)

7/8/17, 10:00 AM - Yup. Going to go through and fix all those broken image links and basically get rid of this ugly sucker that is freaking everywhere:

5:30 PM - My God, I'm not even done with 2009 yet...😰
Though I did skip around a little and fix nearly everything in the Chronological Disney Canon and the Dougal Dixon book posts.

7/9/17, 4:00 PM-ish - Ugh, this is (if you will forgive my language) such a sh*tshow.  I'm about as far as the basement cleanout of 2010.  Why'd I have to be so good about posting something at least twice a week back then?

8:00 PM - Worked backwards to switch things up a bit and now I'm somewhere in the middle of August 2015.  Gettin' there.

7/10/17, Noon-ish -  Archiving my Twitter so it'll be a little easier to convert The Princess Project and other Tweetmentaries to Storifys.  Go enjoy the "Frozen" Tweetmentary!

7/12/17, 3:00 PM - I realize I'm in the home stretch of converting the Princess Project Tweetmentaries...
Then I think of all the Vintage Paleoarts and trip reports... 

6:00 PM -But the Princess Project is all Storified and looks, if I may say, better than ever.  Go and enjoy!

7/13/17, 7:30 PM - I think, I THINK I have all the Animation marathons done.  Tomorrow, I tackle the vintage paleoart books.

7/14/17, 9:00 PM - And I think I'm done?  I think I'm done.  I get to reward myself with dinner now.


7/18/17 - So now that the dust has settled and the blood has dried and the vomit has congealed,  and most importantly I have had a chance to rest, what is there left to say about this? 

I am, first of all an most of all, unspeakably angry that all of this happened and I can't believe it went down the specific way it did.  It also made me think of how God-damned ephemeral everything we ever do ultimately is, and I, like most human beings, hate that.  Thank you, a-holes behind the Image Hosting Service That Shall Not Be Named (except in the comments below, whoopsie-daisy), for making me think about this.  I do not like you and I hope you lose loads of users because of this.

I'm sad to say that a lot of quirkiness has had to go.  I'm using the default Blogger smilies instead of the ones that I've been collecting since - jeez, back in the Yesterdayland days.  I lost a lot of gardening photos but I'm not sure who ever came here for gardening advice anyway.  Thankfully, I think only two entire posts (both local comic convention trip reports) were lost altogether.  I was able to save all the really popular posts and for that I'm extremely grateful.

But boy, would I have liked to have not had to do any of this at all.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Turkey Time!

Sometimes you're just stumped for things to draw.  And then sometimes a flock of wild turkeys walks through your yard.  This handsome boy stuck around for a bit, displaying to his ladies, long enough for me to paint his portrait.

4.24.17 - Turkey Time

4.24.17 - Turkey Time

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Cotton Tales

We had Easter dinner at my aunt and uncle's house.  It was a beautiful day and wouldn't you know, some bunnies came to join the party.  Yet another lesson in not going anywhere without a Sketchbook.

4.20.17 - Buns

4.20.17 - Buns

Oh hey, what's this?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New England Aquarium Studies

As I said last time, drawing stuffed animals at Harvard made me feel sick and sad and I desperately needed to draw living animals.  And so, while I was still in Boston, I headed down to the good old New England Aquarium.  Boy did I have more fun drawing there.  I think you can see it in the art, so without further ado:

3.30.17 New England Aquarium Studies

3.30.17 New England Aquarium Studies

3.30.17 New England Aquarium Studies

3.30.17 New England Aquarium Studies

3.30.17 New England Aquarium Studies

3.30.17 New England Aquarium Studies

I'd say I have a great affinity for Pinnipeds, yes?