Tag: art

  • Clothed in Mystery

    Clothed in Mystery

    Alma Boykin’s post over at the Mad Genius Club today got me thinking. So I wandered into my Midjourney art studio (heh, the discord server I use for this sort of thing) and poked the ai a little to see what I got. What I got was fun, because instead of using the costumes to…

  • An Art Diversion

    An Art Diversion

    This series of absurdities was inspired by, but not a direct response to, the weekly prompt post over at More Odds Than Ends.  The idea I had in mind was to portray an eldritch being at his leisure. We all need hobbies, for rest and relaxation.  I opted not to insert styles with any of…

  • Planning ahead

    Planning ahead

    I have a little art project in mind for the first 100 days of 2023. I’d run across the idea through an artist friend, so it’s hardly original. But it looks like a lot of fun, and after nearly all of 2022 was focused on black and white line art, and digital, to boot, I’m…

  • Evoke


    From the Latin ex-: out of, and vocare: to call out evocare, to call out of, to call from… I’ve been watching the conversation about art these last several weeks with interest. This is hardly the first time the art world has been set on it’s ears. I suspect that the Egyptian art community’s response…

  • Bounce, bounce, bounce

    Bounce, bounce, bounce

    Wheeee….  *doppler effect*  Excited artist running through, waving tablet, paintbrush thrust through her twisted-up knot of hair.  I have a new toy! If you want to see more of my work, check it out at MidJourney. All of these were generated using a text prompt through the AI. I haven’t done anything to them in…

  • Practicing Art

    Practicing Art

    I’ve been doing daily art for six years now. It’s been interesting to look back and see my long, slow evolution of style, tools, and approach to color, lines, and much more. I’m still not where I can pull an image out of my head and render it perfectly on the page, and likely I…

  • Art and History

    Art and History

    Great art not only captures the spirit of a historical event, it can serve as inspiration for later generations.  Take The Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks for an example that is playing out as I write this.  Commanded by the Sultan to submit, the Ukrainian cossacks sent an epic reply:  Zaporozhian Cossacks to the Turkish…

  • Tired Art: How-to

    Tired Art: How-to

    First, you try to do far too much, and get yourself to the point where all you really want to do is sleep but first, art. More seriously, this technique is what I do if I’m sick, or exhausted, but I want to keep to my daily San Check of making a piece of art…

  • Ten Minute Sketches

    Ten Minute Sketches

    That’s what I’ve been doing for my daily art recently. I want to take the time to pencil, use references, then carefully ink, but I don’t have it. I don’t have the time, I don’t have the coordination, and I don’t have the inclination. Right now? Rough and ready sketches. Cartoons, really.  I can cartoon.…

  • Early Cell Division: Art

    Early Cell Division: Art

      Sometimes I find things deep in the fractal universes that set my mind wandering down other paths. Like this one, which made me think about the patterns of early cell division in a developing embryo. I started to think about deuterostomes, and cell spirals, and the membranes that both divide and bind cell walls…

  • Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau

    Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau

      I’ve always loved the art nouveau period, more than the cleaner modernistic lines of art deco. But I learned things about Alphonse Mucha reading this article, that I did not know. That, for instance, he was killed while being interrogated by Nazis.  Anyway, here’s an overview of his life and work, and how he…

  • Pigeon Watching

    Pigeon Watching

      A week or so ago I made a little piece of art I titled ‘Pigeon Watching’ and then today I read Margaret Ball’s story of coming out of the quarantine. I really think she was channeling O. Henry. You should go read it.