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Trilobite Copter, Resting

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Before I began blogging over 7 years ago, I was already putting bat and insect wings on the extinct aquatic arthropods known as trilobites. Let’s not get into why I am fascinated with the idea of flying trilobites right this minute. I paint them with oil on stone and digitally, I doodle them in meetings, [...]

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Escaping 2013

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While considering how to sum up my artistic year, I realized this sketchy little painting of my character Trilobite Boy fleeing anonymous hands was already doing that. So I finished it up. This has been another tough year for me artistically. My output has been low while juggling my full time job, blogging here at [...]

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Little Museum Sketches

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These are my unexpected deer in the woods. My chop wood, carry water. My contemplation of water flowing over pebbles. My deep breaths. Standing within the Royal Ontario Museum, sketching fossil skulls. More people should take up sketching as a way of regaining composure in their lives. (Note: some of these sketches have appeared before [...]

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SciArt of the Day: Fiddlehead

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  A quick, 1 hour 30 minute watercolor sketch, SF/Fantasy Illustrator Jeremy McHugh‘s Fiddlehead is both an exercise in speculation about evolutionary adaptation and a wonderful example of how a daily warm-up sketch can open up an imagination for the day. – - Fiddlehead by Jeremy McHugh 2011, watercolor. See Jeremy’s blog post about it [...]

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The iPad as a Digital Sketchbook: The Hunt for a Stylus

Ever since I downloaded the Brushes app onto my iPhone, I’ve been coveting a larger screen to sketch on. Now, at long last, I have an iPad in hand and am exploring the world of styluses. Ian McQue, one of my favorite concept artists, put out this great timelapse video of him sketching on an [...]

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