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May 29, 2017

Party Ready

There's no party right now but this one is definitely ready to party and that's all that you really need. All of the party supplies: The hat, the noise maker, the plates and matching napkins that are just out of frame.

I drew something sad while I was in a good mood so I decided to follow it up with something cheerful!

Sad Eyes

While I don't feel any sorrow at the moment it is a great subject. In order to better capture it I used the close view and a dull color scheme. I feel the eye shape and shading work well in that direction.
May 28, 2017

Little Fatty

I drew this with complete disregard for... well anything. Then I looked at it and saw it as a little fatty. That's actually a turn of phrase I associate with asian martial arts novels though. I considered adding some of those elements to it but decided against it because my mouse coincidentally died right then.
May 25, 2017

Floppy Legs

I wanted to do something with a bit more flow, but I feel like it really only showed up in the legs. I actually like those legs, but I don't think they match the rest of the picture.
May 20, 2017

Power Up

More sprite work. This chicken is powering up so he has a glowy blue aura. I decided he may as well also have a gold combed "super saiyan" version since I was doing it anyways.

May 17, 2017


Someone in a chat was discussing using figure drawing to draw people so I naturally scribbled up this chicken. Um... The black is basically the chicken bone shape form I follow, but the fluffy feathery bits make is mostly irrelevant.
May 16, 2017

Blind Colors

It's blind because of the black circle eyes reminding me of those blackout glasses. I wanted to use gentle pastel colors instead of my usual bombastic ones.
May 14, 2017


What is this outfit? Is he a race car driver? Maybe a space man? It's hard to say. He's probably just a strange guy.
May 12, 2017

Evil Wizard Old and New

Just wanted to comment on the changes to my standards. The right represents my early work from 2009. It was actually a fair amount of effort to not overdo the left since I wanted it to be my standard not my high end.
May 09, 2017

Mindful Meditation

Be sure to practice mindful meditation every day.

I don't actually know what those words mean. Let me look that up.

Formal mindfulness, or meditation, is the practice of sustaining attention on body, breath or sensations, or whatever arises in each moment. Informal mindfulness is the application of mindful attention in everyday life.
May 07, 2017


Staying on the track of sprites this is more actually one. It has a 4 frame walk cycle and a special jump frame. I didn't realize I was working so small until after this was already finished. I animated and zoomed in using Photoshop. I wanted to add some animation to the top of him, but because it's so small I couldn't do any subtle motion in the tail or bob the head without it looking like a major move.

Stand Tall

It's nice to shift back to the relatively limited medium of pixel art. Well, more like spriting really than the broader pixel art. I mean I kind of always do that... Working with a limited color palette and small canvas. It's just a single sprite though, not like a full blown sprite sheet.

This is a truly domineering fowl.
May 05, 2017

Color Outline

Colored lines in black. I like the general look of it though it kind of makes me feel like it should properly be done as neon. I have no idea how to work in that medium though. I assume I need special tools.
May 03, 2017


I was playing with a wacom, but I still get thrown off by the using a pen and writing on a different thing. Well, I usually use a mouse though. Appreciate the artistic merit that is undoubtedly found in these scribbles. Maybe I would get more out of it if I weren't still using MS Paint.
May 01, 2017

Blanket Time

Just wrap yourself up in a blanket and go to bed. By which I mean I should be asleep already. That doesn't look like a soft and cuddly blanket. Looks more like a cheap dollar-store sheet or something.