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Probably not gonna be another drawing this weekend because… Art Fest. Yeah. (Actually, that’s sort of a legitimate excuse. You’ll see.)

Anyway, this is what the kids call a sketch dump. See you next weekend.

Remember Marcus? Actually, I guess you don’t. He was another character in the failed post-apocalypse comic I did, which is starting not to look so failed. More and more stuff keeps happening with it… Recently, I wrote an episode of a children’s show with these characters, in which Marcus starred, and now this. Seriously, guys, I need help. Or a production budget. I wanna write that show.

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Radio Trees v2

The old version of this has been bugging me for a really long time, especially because it’s what I named the blog for and I feel like it should look more finished, so I finally redid it. It kind of happened the way Hannah did: it started out like, “hey, this is a thing I could try,” and then suddenly it had been five hours and I was a quarter of the way through and had no interest in doing anything else until the drawing was done.

So. Yeah. Here. I feel like I should save this for some special occasion (anniversary, 1000th view, etc.), but I’m awful at withholding awesome stuff.

Captions:

This is a radio tree. No one really knows how they work. The trees are supposed to be non-sentient since they have never spoken to anyone or moved. There is a dial in the middle of each radio. It does absolutely nothing.

This is George. Come Josephine makes him nervous. So do cornfields, bubblegum, Pacman, and things that move too fast.

Oh, sidebar: guess who’s getting a DeviantArt account? I was talking to my friend, Sallie, and she suggested it, and I told her she was a genius and then a couple minutes later my phone died and hung up on her and I couldn’t call her back. So… Sorry, Sallie. Thank you for being a genius. Anyway, you can see the profile here, although the only big difference will be that you can buy prints over there, and you can see more of my work over here. If you’ve got an account, though, you should definitely say hi.

North Street One Late Afternoon In Autumn

This was originally just a drawing of a girl on a street, but partway through, it became a self-portrait, since, you know, I’m a narcissist. (And no, it’s not that I decided to make the girl me just because. It’s worse than that. I realized I had been subconsciously drawing myself all along.) Related: it is both the most detailed and the most inaccurate self-portrait you will ever see me draw.

And for those familiar with the street depicted, if you think just because I walk down it twice a day, five days a week, I should be able to correctly remember any part of it, you overestimate me.

Ursus Felitristenasus

“Its nose keeps switching between crying out of laughter and sadness while he plays tea and drinks chess…” -Devin

Dominick had once had a complete chess set, as well as a proper hat, but he traded the hat to a nomadic musician during a bad storm (mostly out of kindness, the trumpet had been broken even when it was given to him), and he lost most of the chess pieces because of little things, like when Benjamin needed a horse to get somewhere on time and The Great Swamp Sink of Summer. He doesn’t really mind, but it’s getting harder to play chess properly… (That and, until Benjamin gets back, he won’t have anyone to play with.)

The book titles, in order: Pour Mademoiselle, Dealing With Depression, Creationism, and Canadians: They’re Not Like Us. The chess pieces are a Troll doll, a rook, an engagement ring, a pawn, a Monopoly top hat, and a di.

Photoshop Adventure I: The Bizarrely Purple Sky

My first attempts at Photoshop (ever) and colored pencils (in a couple years). If it’s awful, that’s why. Also because drawing it took 30 minutes and editing took 10.

Radio Trees

This is a radio tree. No one really knows how they work. The trees are supposed to be non-sentient since they have never spoken to anyone or moved. There is a dial in the middle of each radio. It does absolutely nothing.

This is George. Come Josephine makes him nervous. So do cornfields, bubblegum, Pacman, and things that move too fast.

Origin story: So my friend Sequoia and I have developed this game, in which I draw George, she draws something in pen, and then I make it into an actual drawing. In this case, Sequoia claims she was attempting to draw a radio all along, despite the fact that everyone else says it was clearly an owl. She also drew the horizon and the sun, and then I came up with this awesome idea for radio trees that I got really excited about. I started drawing, and when I asked people what they thought about it, every single one mistook it for a taco tree.

They’re dead now.

Oh, and it’s really only fair that you know I ripped the whole “using Come Josephine as creepy background music” thing off from Ms. Katy Towell‘s 31 Letters from the Previous Inhabitants, as seen here. It’s an awesome, innovative, unnerving piece of work that you should definitely check out.

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