Friday, December 30, 2022

A Michigan to Texas Birthday Wish 2022


Here is this year's birthday pic to my friend Sandra down in Texas. This tradition started some years ago and I kinda like doing it, so Happy Birthday, Sandra!

This pic is from last summer and is one of our dogs, Elroy. A happy pup makes for a happy pic.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Merry Christmas!


Happy, Merry, whatever, you may! Be safe and have fun!

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come


Ghost of Christmas yet to Come/Ghost of Christmas present... either or, I guess. What does it mean? Don't ask me, this was stuck in me brainpan, so that's what came out. There's a warning in there somewhere, you can be darn sure of that!

Now, get off my lawn.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Saw Gerrera Sketch


ink and ink wash from sketchbook

I finished watching Andor last week and was pleasantly surprised that Forest Whitaker had reprised his role as a younger Saw Gerrera. Whitaker has always had an interesting face and that he would be fun to draw, so I sketched out a close up of his animated Saw face and did an ink wash, something I don't do often. It might show.  

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Brook Stickleback Sketch


ink in sketchbook

In conjunction with the #25DaysofFishmas, today's #SundayFish Sketch theme was another riddle. The clues were as follows:

1. Native to North America, including the Great Lakes

2. Has no scales, but has five prominent spines on its back.

3. Builds a nest using its kidney secretions.

At first, I thought that this brook stickleback wouldn't be that fun to draw, but no, I was wrong. It was very entertaining to draw as it's an interesting fish and I'm kind of happy with the outcome. 

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Muskellunge Sketch


ink in sketchbook

This week's #SundayFishSketch coincides with the #25DaysofFishmas thingie going on, as well. This one, we had to guess the fish based on 3 clues:

1. Native to the Great Lakes, but stocked elsewhere as sport fish.

2. A fish with serious 'duck face.'

3. Both its common and scientific names are derived from an Ojibwa word.

Hence, the muskellunge, or muskie.