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
I stopped and put gas in my vehicle’s tank this morning. As I stood there watching the numbers tick upward, I was thinking about many things – cosmetic defects on my beloved beater car, learning new skills, and the need for my mind and body to take time to refuel, and not just with the… Read More Refueling
I occasionally post an image of my artwork on facebook, and people surprise me with the ideas they pull out of the art. So this is a place where you could come, look, and possibly find the spark of a tale. All of these pieces were created using Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8, with… Read More Visual Story Prompts
I’ve had a lovely week off between contracts, and today it’s back to work. I don’t know what to expect – I don’t even know my hours, yet! But I am trying to get the blog onto something approaching a schedule, again. I’d meant to do so much – including prepping blog posts – this… Read More Checking In
I’ve been hard at work on the cover for the Tanager’s Fledglings, and I’m finally getting excited for this book. I’ve got three cover versions, below, that are similar. Now, I just have to pick one…
Quiet day today, taking care of household minutiae. And in the interstices, learning a new art program. I’ve been working with Apophysis for more than a year, creative fractal flames that are amazingly diverse, from organic, abstract, to highly geometric and organized. I’ve had Mandelbulb for just as long. The problem has been one that… Read More And Then, Art