Time for another art supply review! I feel I should note that this, and the other more lengthy review I did after Inktober, are paid for entirely by me, and as such are not biased by anything more than my own whimsy. It’s not that I wouldn’t review stuff if given to me for that… Read More Review: Dr. Ph. Martin Ink
A paper book is not immortal. Some have lasted through the ages, and now historians and scholars visit them in climate-controlled vaults, handling them with reverence and cotton gloves. But in the twentieth century, books came into their own, as cheaply printed and widely distributed as possible. You could pick up a candy bar and… Read More The Book Afterlife
I’ve been making art almost daily, but for some reason I’ve been fixated on creating science fictional scenes. Digital art, and especially the fractal art, lends itself very well to this. I started teaching myself digital art in order to create covers for my own work, especially short stories as it wasn’t economically feasible to… Read More Space Art
I closed out Inktober on somewhat of a weak note, since I was busy and not really ‘feeling it’ for the last week. However, I did manage to draw every day of the month, and produced some work I’m proud of. It’s a great exercise, to practice every day and do some things that are… Read More Inktober Part 3: And Pen Reviews
The second section in what will be a three-parter this year. It’s been very busy, and I had a small health hiccup that set me back a bit for time – which is why the blog went quiet for a couple of days, sorry. Life, work, and family: they all have priority. However, I have… Read More Inktober Part 2
I write. That’s the point of the blog. I also create art, take photos, and learn. I’m passionate about all of those, but they have ups and downs. It’s my birthday, and I’ve been thinking about the future and what lies there, just out of sight. I was listening to a podcast by professional photographer… Read More Pursuing Passions
I’m taking part in Inktober again this year. It’s a great challenge, and since I was already trying to do daily sketches, I’m doing it daily in 2017! In the past I’ve managed once a week, I think, so this ought to be fun. I’m also using the prompts the originator of the challenge, Jake… Read More Inktober: Part I
So this is not my usual style.. oh, who am I kidding. I don’t have a ‘usual style’ it’s whatever catches my attention long enough to noodle around until I create something that amuses me. In this case, using Mandelbulb 3D for the ‘pipe organ’ and then adding an organist with keyboard in Photoshop. It’s… Read More The Mad Pipe Organist
This was originally published at According to Hoyt in June 2014. We meet today, my friends, to attempt to solve a crime. A crime against all of humanity, one which is extinguishing the life from Art, Philosophy, and even Ethics. Unlike with a human life, the existence may yet be restored to Beauty, but it… Read More Repost: Who Murdered Beauty?
Artwork from the last week or so. Mixed bag of traditional and digital!
Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, indicium difficile Art is long, life short, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgement difficult This is the first part of a series of essays I’ve long wanted to write, but it wasn’t until I saw the full of the quote I knew best as ‘ars longa, vita brevis’… Read More Ars Longa
Some strange and wonderful artwork has been made in years gone by. Sadly, much of this has since been destroyed, as being ‘too morbid.’ We wipe out the past behind us, like a branch across our footprints in the dust. But it doesn’t change that we were there, or what we learned along our journey.… Read More Anatomical Art