• For Your Consideration: A Dragon

    Here’s a dragon that I just made. I was at a grammar school concert with nothing to do with my eyes. So I made sure to have my book and a couple of pens with me to keep me occupied. Unfortunately, I was seated on bleachers which hate me and…

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  • Colorized Classics

    Way, way back in the day there was raging debate about Ted Turner and what he was doing to old movies. He was taking dumb, boring old black and white movies and modernizing and improving them with color. Of course there were those Luddites that were totally opposed to color…

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  • New Drawing Book Piece

    Here’s a new piece that I assembled from scraps I had laying around. The Rembrandt self-portrait copy is from a few years back when I was demonstrating linocuts. The same goes for the trilobites. The watercolored background is a little more interesting. I normally keep a scrap of paper laying…

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  • Why Do We Draw?

    Why do we draw? Let me start off by saying that, for me, drawing stands as synecdoche for all of art. At least the visual arts. I think it is foundational in that it teaches us to see; it teaches us to use our eyes properly. Without drawing there would…

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  • Janus Angel

    In the midst of working on my brand new linocut, I have been working on another linocut. It’s kind of like this: See how cool your host is? I went so far as to go to a free meme generator for this! I am really having a linocut renaissance here.…

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  • A New Linocut

    I’m taking a short break from the drawing book excitement, not because I have no more books, but because… Well, because. I thought I would take this break in the action to inform you about a NEW LINOCUT that I’m working on. I’m still in the drawing stages, but it promises…

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  • A Couple of Weirdos

    I present here, for your viewing pleasure a pair of diplocaulus. In case you are not in the know (and exactly what sheltered-from-long-extinct-amphibians rock have you been living under anyway?) they are some long extinct amphibians. They were really big in North America about 300 to 250 million years ago.…

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  • Drawings Done in Worship or Heads and Arthropods

    For all of you who are, no doubt, just coming to this blog and finding the artwork here compelling, I have been writing about the history of my drawing books. You might say that is fascinating and you would be right! The drawing books are where it all happens. They…

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  • The End of Lent

    This being the beginning of Holy Week and since Lent is almost over, I thought I’d put up a drawing I have just finished. This is the temptation at the end of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting. It’s from my brand new drawing book that I just started working on…

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  • Sins Committed Sins Remitted

    My post on Monday was kind of a cheat. I know that. But then again, this new baby is sucking an awful lot of energy out of our family. It’s funny how 7 to 10 pounds of fury and need can run a whole family! Eva is our sixth child…

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