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Wednesday February 19, 2020, at 10:50 pm

Digital blues studies

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Wednesday February 5, 2020, at 10:30 pm

The digital blues

I recently started working with the Procreate art program on the iPad.  I always wanted to draw the blues mystery story I have been working on in a digital format, and now I can do so much more easily.  Several artist friends have been raving about this setup for digital art, and I can see why now. It’s very intuitive and streamlined.  I still have a lot to learn, but I’m already getting pretty comfortable with it.

As you can see, I’m drawing this comic in a pretty different style from my other work.  I’m working with a limited color palette and only using “rough” digital brushes for the inking/coloring.  I will still probably make adjustments and tweaks as I work through this 18 page story, but I think I’m finding an approach that works.

So here is the first panel from that story that is still a work in progress…  Enjoy!

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Thursday January 9, 2020, at 10:56 pm

Playing with Procreate

Here are some more quick experiments I’ve been doing in Procreate.  These are based on some rough portraits drawn in my sketchbook. Really loving this program and how intuitive it is!

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Wednesday January 1, 2020, at 3:50 pm

Colored octopus

Our family Christmas present was an iPad Pro and Procreate, so I decided to color this octopus I did for Inktober to familiarize myself with the app. Loving it so far!  More to come soon!

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Friday December 20, 2019, at 11:06 pm

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from us to all of you this year!  Here’s a fun new piece of Evil Ain’t Easy art.  It struck me the other day that Dr. Nimbus would make a pretty good Scrooge.  What a timeless story that can be reworked so many ways…

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Saturday November 2, 2019, at 12:09 pm

Inktober 2019- PART 3

Whew… had to finish 5 on the last day, but it feels good to complete another Inktober basically on time. I feel like this year my drawings are a mixed bag… most I’m happy with, some I really like, some not so much. But as Jake Parker himself says… “Finished, not perfect.”

“TREASURE”:

“SLING”:

“TREAD”:“GHOST”:

“ANCIENT”:

“DIZZY”:

“TASTY”:

“DARK”:

“COAT”:

“RIDE”:

“INJURED”:

“CATCH”:

“RIPE”:

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Wednesday October 23, 2019, at 9:07 pm

Joplin Collectors Expo & Writers Faire this Saturday!

This Saturday, we actually have two shows on the same day, which is a new experience for us, but we feel they are both worth your time. First, we are returning to the Joplin’s Collector’s Expo for year two of this show. Last year there was a lot of quality booths and some very enthusiastic support from fans there. This year should be even better, as they are bringing in even more creators.  At the same time, Elton will be across town at the Joplin Public Library for the Joplin Writers’ Faire., showcasing his novels and short stories along with many other local authors. We hope you are able to make it out to both events, if possible!

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Wednesday October 23, 2019, at 8:57 pm

Inktober 2019- PART 2

“PATTERN”:

“SNOW”:

 

“DRAGON”:

 

“ASH”:

“OVERGROWN”:

“LEGEND”:

“WILD”:

“ORNAMENT”:

“MISFIT”:

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Thursday October 10, 2019, at 6:16 am

Inktober 2019- PART 1

It’s that time of year again!  Time to sling some ink every day of October.  Here are my results so far!

DAY 1- “RING”:

 

DAY 2- “MINDLESS”:

DAY 3- “BAIT”:

DAY 4- “FREEZE”:

DAY 5- “BUILD”:

DAY 6- “HUSKY”:

DAY 7- “ENCHANTED”:

DAY 8- “FRAIL”:

DAY 9- “SWING”:

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Friday October 4, 2019, at 6:14 am

Wizarding Run/Fall Festival this weekend!

This Saturday we are participating in a new event for us… the Wizarding Run & Fall Festival in downtown Joplin!  There will be Harry Potter-themed fun runs going on… all leading to the Fall Festival area with lots of vendors of various fantasy-themed items.  We will be one of those vendors, and we’ll be set up between 5th and 7th on Main St.  The event runs from 10:30am-4:00pm, and whether you’re running or not, we hope to see you out there!

 

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