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Art for My Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

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For those of you who don’t know yet, I’m nerdy enough to be the Dungeon Master for Dungeons & Dragons and run a home-brewed, not-based-on-any-campaign-books campaign.

So it falls to me to illustrate some things for the campaign, which I can totally do, and I’m happy to do so.

A good chunk of the campaign takes place in a section of the world called The Weird Wastes. This is a realm where all the magic in the world exists, because it bleeds from a place called The Rift. The magic in this realm can cause things like pirate ships to sail in deep forests, trees to be colored various shades of blue and violet, and for the boundary between desert and arctic to be a literal line in the sand.

The Weird Wastes also allow for unusual creatures, like Pom.

pm dungeons and dragons spirit sketch Continue reading →

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Visions & Shadows, An Exploration of the Unknown

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visions and shadows art gallery show flyer

It’s amazing how the stars have been aligning lately.

“The Voice & The Messenger” is going to be hanging in the new show at the Stifel Fine Art Center of Wheeling, WV, “Visions & Shadows.” It’s a gallery exhibition showcasing “the artists’ exploration of the unknown,” and features lots of cool work, like sculpted heads and collages. It’s as much an exploration of artistic medium as it is of subject matter.

The show is August 25th (the day after my birthday!) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. It’s free to attend, but since it IS a gallery show, dress nicely – no suits, but more like business casual.

If you can make it, sweet! If you can’t, leave a comment to wish a happy birthday anyway.

Thanks for ALL of your support.

You. Are. Awesome.

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“The Voice & The Messenger” Will Be In A Gallery!

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the voice and the messenger painting

Awww yeah. This lovely painting I made got accepted into the show “Visions & Shadows” at the Stifel Fine Art Center in Wheeling, WV. The show’s opening reception is August 25th (the day after my birthday!) and it will run until November 4th.

If you can make it to the show, please do! I would love to see you there. You may need to dress nicely, though, since it’s an art gallery show. No 3-piece suit, but like something you would wear at a day job.

Want to see how I made this painting? Here’s a step-by-step post on how I did it.

Thank you so much for reading and for all of your support!

You. Are. Awesome.

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The Voice and The Messenger: A Painting

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For the last two days I’ve been working on this new painting to submit to a local art gallery. They’re holding a show themed around “Visions & Shadows,” and “explorations of the unknown.”

So of course I had to make something for it. (The show is also set to open on my birthday, so that motivated me, too. But shhh – don’t tell the committee that.)

painting in progress

Step 1.

I’ll be showing the step-by-step process of how I made this painting during the course of this blog post. Of course I made an initial sketch in my sketchbook of the idea, but I didn’t scan that in or take a photo of it because… I didn’t think to. Continue reading →

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I’m Hosting Another Mini-Comic Workshop

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how to make a mini comic workshop flyer

Yeppers – I’m running the How to Make Your Own Mini-Comic workshop again, this time at Cat’s Paw Art Studios in downtown Centre Market of Wheeling, WV!

This workshop will have a $5 cover charge, but in exchange you get snack and drinks while you draw (supplies will be included in the workshop, so the only thing you have to bring is your ideas).

Cat’s Paw Art Studios is also the home of new and gently used art supplies as well as my comics and mini-comics. So if you’re in the downtown Wheeling area, stop by and check it out – it’s one of the coolest shops EVER.

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