Friday, April 12, 2024

Cosmic Jellyfish Dragon: 2024 April


I wanted this dragon to look a bit like a Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print mixed with an old Japanese monster movie poster. The lettering in the banners, except for the hanko in the lower right, is just some made-up extraterrestrial's writing. I hope I didn't accidentally say anything!

Monday, February 12, 2024

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Happy Holidays 2023

Wishing everyone peace, good health and happiness!

Take a well deserved break.


Monday, December 04, 2023

Copper Frog Dragon

 I was looking for a dragon name to put on the imaginary coin. A site with dragon names I visited listed "Smoug" as a name. I thought everyone would know that was a famous literary dragon's name. After I had already finished the art, I double checked the spelling of the character from Tolkien's 1937 novel, The Hobbit. Oh well! I guess we should trust Smoug, Smaug's cousin.

Monday, November 06, 2023

Smoldering Singing Paper Dragon

 Once a month, the illustrator, writer David Petersen (Mouse Guard books) hosts a draw-a-long on his Twitch stream and Discord channels. If I have the time, I always enjoy just having fun and trying new things with making art.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

CookieDoodle #8


It looks like you missed your chance to get something from the pie stand Cookie Monster and Grover set up this Autumn. Maybe, they had originally thought about making a profit from their creations, but cooking is a lot of work that requires keeping up your energy. Grover also seems to know that a little rest can be beneficial.

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

CookieDoodle #7

I haven’t tested the strength of my dental work by chewing any bubble gum in a couple of decades.  As a kid, it seemed that it was not too difficult to find a cube, in various progressions of hardness, of Bazooka Joe in a pants or jacket pocket.

A unique feature of Topp’s Bazooka Joe was the bubble gum’s wrapping papers that had a comic strip printed on them. Even as a child, the gags were not very funny, but I still always read them. I made a CookieDoodle in a similar style to those old bubble gum wrappers.

Originally, I wanted to use the title for this Cookie Monster version of bubble gum “Bazookie Monster.” I Googled “bazookie” just to check if that word had some meaning. It turned out “bazookia” is a hybrid strain of marijuana, a hybrid of Bubblegum and Girl Scout Cookie strains. I guess another type of wrapping paper would be used there.