Release the Doom Ponies!

I had planned to be spending today on something else altogether, but this morning I spotted this on Twitter:

and it fired my imagination, so this was the result.

More Politics

Keeping track of current events has been really depressing lately.

This one's more lighthearted, at least on it's face.  It was inspired by a post I saw on Facebook recently.

A response more generally to political developments over the past year in the United States.

New Stuff for Sale!

Been quiet on here for a little while, but I've been busy behind the scenes!

I'm still in the process of getting them uploaded to all the various products on my several stores, but I've developed 3 of my Inktober drawings into completed designs.

Inktober Day 31

Done at last, and only 4 days late!  Since I started the challenge almost that late and caught up, I'm still sort of on time, right?

So, as I intimated before, this is a portrait of my kids in their Halloween costumes for this year.  I'm biased, but I do think they're pretty darned adorable.

When I set out to make this last piece in the challenge, I knew it meant I'd be a day late - I could not get the reference photos of my kids in costume until the end of the day, after all, and that meant not even starting until after dinner at best.  So I decided to wait until November 1st to begin.  Then, to do it justice, it took longer than I planned.  Last night, I was hard at work on it until close to 1am, and concluded I should stop and finish it in the morning - I estimated I had a couple of hours remaining, but maybe less.  Unfortunately, I've also been dealing with an extremely persistent cold my whole family caught a couple weeks ago, and last night the coughing kept me awake for nearly 3 more hours.  Taking pity on me, my lovely wife let me stay in bed come morning, and took the kids off to school for me, so I slept most of the morning away.  When I finally sat down to finish, I discovered that Windows had seen fit to reboot itself, and the last ~4 hours of work I'd put in were gone.  I could've sworn I'd saved - several times - but it seems not.  So instead of finishing it off, I had to redo about a third of it first. Still though, I'm really pleased with the final result.

Ogre Tokens Complete

I could probably get that last Inktober drawing done tonight if I stayed up late, but I've been doing that too often of late, so I'm going to call it a night and finish it tomorrow.  It's going reasonably well, though!

In the meantime, I'll post this, which is where they'll live in my portfolio on a more permanent basis.

Ogress Clubber Complete

I held off on completing Inktober for a day, because I wanted to do something a little different from the others.  See, the prompt for the final day was "mask" and given that my kids dressed as a dragon and a unicorn for Halloween this year, I wanted to do portraits of them for the final image - but I would need photo reference to do that properly, and I couldn't get that until this evening.  So I spent today finishing this fine lady instead, which was too-long delayed anyway.

Ogress-2-finished.jpg

I'll get to work on that last Inktober image tomorrow now that I have the photos I require.

Inktober Day 28

I got this one finished several hours late - I was up until 4am before it was done - but I'm still not behind!  I decided I'd better go to bed rather than spend the ~half hour it takes to post the finished product everywhere.

Today's going to be a busy day, and I'm not at all sure yet what I'm going to draw, so we'll see when I post the one for the 29th.

Inktober Day 24

I've been seeing a lot of other participants in Inktober saying that the prompts are getting harder to draw as we come to the end.  I think there's some truth to that, for whatever reason, but for my part, I feel like I'm producing more interesting drawings as a result.

Inktober Day 21

Getting over that cold now, but still not 100%.  Still, here's today's drawing.  Works both as a direct reference to the prompt word, and as a play on it, by suggesting Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max.