Thursday, October 28, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 28: Crispy


Today's official word prompt is 'crispy.'

I will be out of town this weekend and although I will draw each day's Inktober sketches while I am there (unless of course I am so busy that that will be a problem...), I won't be able to post them until very late Sunday or on Monday. I'll post the last three at that time.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 27: Spark


Wasn't there a movie or a book some time ago called Arsonists in Love? I guess that this is something like that.

Today's official word prompt is 'spark.' So, this works on a couple of levels.

Cherry Capital Comic Con 2021


This Halloween weekend you can find me up in Traverse City (Acme), MI for the Cherry Capital Comic Con. It's been a year and eight months since I last did a show and safety protocols are in place, masks must be worn, so hopefully all will behave and it will go well. I look forward to seeing all of the people that I haven't seen in awhile and all the new ones, too!

I'll have books, original art and will be doing commissions, as well. So, if you are in the area and interested in such things stop on by booth #808 and say hello. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 26: Connect


The official word prompt for the day is 'connect.'

No explanation necessary.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 25: Splat


That's a mighty big bug to make a splat like that.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Opah Sketch


watercolor in sketchbook

Today's #SundayFishSketch theme are Opah fish. These suckers are big!

Inktober 2021, Day 24: Extinct


For today's official Inktober word prompt of 'Extinct,' I had to base this inostrancevia fossil skull on Ruadhri Brennan's 3d printed sculpture of the same name. Ruadhri is based out of Ireland and does these incredible digital sculptures of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. I currently own a triceratops and can attest that these are rather awesome creations. You can check out his work at He was also a prop maker on the new series Foundation.

The inostrancevia was a saber-tooth type therapsid and inhabited what is now Russia in the Late Permian period.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 23: Leak


My apologies. This one is a mess. But hey, a spilled gut isn't supposed to be squeaky clean now, is it?  So, try to look past the weird anatomy, the weird perspective, etc. Just focus on the weird, ok? 

It is a leak, so... winner winner, chicken dinner. I guess there's that.

Tomorrow's will be better. I promise.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 22: Open


This guy reads like an open book. 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 21: Fuzzy


Oliver Reed doesn't necessarily need to play the Wolfman in order to appear fuzzy. I think he was pretty much fuzzy in everything he did.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 20: Sprout


I'm cutting it close on this one, as I was out all day kayaking, which I didn't think I'd be able to do this late in the season. But, I was able to squeak this one in before the buzzer. 

EDIT: I should have drawn Professor Sprout and not a mandrake root, methinks. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 19: Loop

I took the ouroboros snake circle thing and turned it into a loop. A snake loop.


Monday, October 18, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 18: Moon


I thought to do something more of the 'mooning' action, but let's keep it Halloweeny, shall we?

The official Inktober word prompt of 'Moon.' 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Paedocypris Progenetica Sketch


ink in sketchbook

For this week's #SundayFishSketch theme of transparent fish, I give you a Paedocypris Progenetica. 

Inktober 2021, Day 17: Collide


I sure hope that he scored his bag of pot. It'd be a shame if he didn't. 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 16: Compass


What's the saying? All those who wander are not lost? Well, this October (or an October long since gone), this wanderer lost his way. 

The official Inktober word prompt for the day is: Compass.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 15: Helmet


Helmets protect, right? I guess it all depends on how hard the hit is and just what is doing the hitting.

The official Inktober word prompt for the day is 'Helmet.'

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 14: Tick


I've met a lot of these in human form. Ghastly.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 13: Roof


Day 13 of Inktober brings us the official word prompt 'roof.' They don't make them like they used to.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 12: Stuck


Like many, I thought that quicksand would be a bigger factor in adult life. I keep expecting it, but it never delivers. I guess, I should be thankful. 

Official word prompt of the day is 'stuck.'

Monday, October 11, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 11: Sour


I had recently re-watched Nosferatu (1922) and when I saw the official word prompt for today, it struck me as funny to think of the snaggletoothed one grimacing over a sour tasting victim. 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Sockeye Salmon Sketch


watercolor and ink in sketchbook

This week's #SundayFishSketch them are fish found in Canadian waters. A sockeye salmon.

Inktober 2021, Day 10: Pick


At first, I thought to do a skeleton picking its nose, in trying to keep with an October/Halloween type them going, but how can one resist the Sein?

There was no pick! No pick!

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 9: Pressure


Under pressure. There's a lot of stress in avoiding big, clumsy oafs. 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 8: Watch


The clock may be ticking, but just who is keeping time? 

The official Inktober word prompt for the day is 'watch.'

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 7: Fan


The official Inktober word prompt of the day is 'Fan.' Those who are made of bones shouldn't get so close.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 6: Spirit


The spirit is in the spirits, good or bad...

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 5: Raven


I thought about doing the bird, but that was too obvious. Then, I though about doing Raven Simone, but settled on the superhero. 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 4: Knot


There's really only one good knot for an October/Halloweeny type thing, right? 

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Inktober, Day 3: Vessel


The official word prompt for today's Inktober is 'Vessel.' Djinn's never seem to be eeevil...

Discus Fish Sketch


watercolor and ink from sketchbook

Today's #SundayFishSketch theme are aquarium fish, so here's a discus fish. The black lines here are supposed to be red, but I had some fun with it and thought it would be graphically aesthetic to have black for the patterns. So there.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Inktober 2021: Day 2


Today's official Inktober word prompt is 'Suit.' So, choose your favorite and go fish.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Inktober 2021, Day 1: Crystal


And so it begins...
Day one of Inktober has the word prompt of 'crystal.'  You know, as in Dark...