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Mar 13 '14

Dungeon Crew tee design.

Ananth and I designed this tee in a fit of wanting a sports raglan with a D&D theme.  You can get it over here at our Topatoco shop!

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Nov 1 '13
Terezi’s Never Ending Story.  photoshop.
I was asked to do an illustration for the upcoming Homestuck 2014 calendar AND THEN I GOT TO DRAW TEREZI AND PYRALSPITE!  The calendar will be for sale soon over at the What Pumpkin site!

Terezi’s Never Ending Story.  photoshop.

I was asked to do an illustration for the upcoming Homestuck 2014 calendar AND THEN I GOT TO DRAW TEREZI AND PYRALSPITE!  The calendar will be for sale soon over at the What Pumpkin site!

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Feb 4 '13

Nostalgia Monday: Krehs Dragons, 1997.  (age 11)

Last night I stumbled upon a giant cache of my old artwork in a series of hidden folders.  These guys were pretty much my earliest characters; I’d just seen Star Wars in its entirety for the first time and thought the aliens were pretty much the coolest things.  Already bein’ way into dragons, I designed these mammilian pseudo-dragons and proceeded to become obsessed with them until that obsession was replaced by Pokémon in 1998/99.

I recall drawing a chunk of these on a Saturday while watching Hercules and Xena in the basement.

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Jan 7 '13
100 Dragons and a Knight, 1999?  Nostalgia Monday.
I found this monstrous thing underneath my old bed at my parents’ house!  The paper was easily two or three feet wide, so it had to be photographed.  I’m still very fond of the sirrush in the upper left corner.
Guys.  Guys, I really liked dragons as a kid.  I still do but far less consumingly so

100 Dragons and a Knight, 1999?  Nostalgia Monday.

I found this monstrous thing underneath my old bed at my parents’ house!  The paper was easily two or three feet wide, so it had to be photographed.  I’m still very fond of the sirrush in the upper left corner.

Guys.  Guys, I really liked dragons as a kid.  I still do but far less consumingly so

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Jul 3 '12

Drawings from ECCC 2012, part 2 (part 1 here)

Woa, completely forgot about these!  Here’s another batch of sketches from ECCC.  Gosh, I’ve gotten a lot of requests to draw Garrus at conventions lately.  I wonder why, hmm….

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Apr 9 '12
Snap Dragon, 1999.  graphite and watercolor pencils.  Nostalgia Monday.
Haven’t done a Nostalgia Monday in a bit!  This one’s from 1999, I was 13 or 14— a dragon based on a snap dragon flower.  This drawing would be really fun to revisit, maybe I will when things aren’t so hectic!
Speaking of hectic!  I’m going to be in Japan from the 15th to the 25th, so there won’t be much in the way of updates while I’m gone.  (and will be attending MoCCA and TCAF immediately after returning, but that’s a different story)  I’ll try to put some stuff in the queue, and hopefully there will be enough Exquisite Beasts to fill the interim.

Snap Dragon, 1999.  graphite and watercolor pencils.  Nostalgia Monday.

Haven’t done a Nostalgia Monday in a bit!  This one’s from 1999, I was 13 or 14— a dragon based on a snap dragon flower.  This drawing would be really fun to revisit, maybe I will when things aren’t so hectic!

Speaking of hectic!  I’m going to be in Japan from the 15th to the 25th, so there won’t be much in the way of updates while I’m gone.  (and will be attending MoCCA and TCAF immediately after returning, but that’s a different story)  I’ll try to put some stuff in the queue, and hopefully there will be enough Exquisite Beasts to fill the interim.

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Jan 30 '12
Bird Dragon. 1999.  Nostalgia Monday.
I remember drawing this in a hotel room while staying in Atlantic City with my mom for a teaching conference.  It’s admittedly pretty neat to see what difference a year makes!
Well, uh, yeah, and then there’s the coloring.  Listen, I was taking a class at the local community college to learn how to use Photoshop 5 and I thought that “render clouds” was the coolest thing.  You gotta cut me some slack, I was 13 or 14.

Bird Dragon. 1999.  Nostalgia Monday.

I remember drawing this in a hotel room while staying in Atlantic City with my mom for a teaching conference.  It’s admittedly pretty neat to see what difference a year makes!

Well, uh, yeah, and then there’s the coloring.  Listen, I was taking a class at the local community college to learn how to use Photoshop 5 and I thought that “render clouds” was the coolest thing.  You gotta cut me some slack, I was 13 or 14.

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Jan 9 '12
Hidden Dragon.  1998.  Nostalgia Monday.
Sorry, I forgot about Nostalgia Monday for a few weeks there.  Here’s the followup from a month after this picture.  This was the first piece of art I ever put on the internet.
I still couldn’t entirely grasp the anatomy (wow, check out all those joints), but it’s kinda crazy seeing the jump in understanding between the last picture and this one.  Good job, 12-year-old me.
Over the holiday I stumbled across my old 486 backup!  I’d forgotten how much pokémon fanart I drew in my early teens. 8|
My Nostalgia Monday | Everyone’s Nostalgia Monday

Hidden Dragon.  1998.  Nostalgia Monday.

Sorry, I forgot about Nostalgia Monday for a few weeks there.  Here’s the followup from a month after this picture.  This was the first piece of art I ever put on the internet.

I still couldn’t entirely grasp the anatomy (wow, check out all those joints), but it’s kinda crazy seeing the jump in understanding between the last picture and this one.  Good job, 12-year-old me.

Over the holiday I stumbled across my old 486 backup!  I’d forgotten how much pokémon fanart I drew in my early teens. 8|

My Nostalgia Monday | Everyone’s Nostalgia Monday

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Jan 3 '12
Happy New Year 2012.  johnny wander comic.
An excuse to draw a dragon?  For me?  Oh 2012, you shouldn’t have.

Happy New Year 2012.  johnny wander comic.

An excuse to draw a dragon?  For me?  Oh 2012, you shouldn’t have.

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Dec 5 '11
Dragon Battle.  1998.  Nostalgia Monday.
So remember that part where I mentioned studying the anatomy of wings?  Apparently all that was forgotten pretty quickly.  To my 12-year-old credit, I don’t think I actually understood the underlying skeletal anatomy and was trying to emulate the profile of a wing-shape.  No comment on those bizarre legs.
Anyway, dragons are the coolest.

Dragon Battle.  1998.  Nostalgia Monday.

So remember that part where I mentioned studying the anatomy of wings?  Apparently all that was forgotten pretty quickly.  To my 12-year-old credit, I don’t think I actually understood the underlying skeletal anatomy and was trying to emulate the profile of a wing-shape.  No comment on those bizarre legs.

Anyway, dragons are the coolest.

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Nov 14 '11
Eouen, 2002.  Nostalgia Monday, this is nearly ten years old oh jeez I was 16 aaa
I’ve been looking for this picture for a couple weeks now, figured I’d lost it!  Turns out it was on an older hard drive.
Since I’ve been drawing my old pantheon, might as well show off how I used to draw my old pantheon.  Eouen is the cardinal god of the East and technically Dhio and Kaia’s boss.  I was still subscribing to the school of “let’s put some funky elaborate shit on a character that’s pretty memorable right?”  I might just have played Final Fantasy 10.
Someone requested a redesign of Eouen in the comments recently, I’m definitely gonna do it.  I like her too much to leave her with that costume. :/ :\ :/ :\
why am I putting this back on the internet, the internet doesn’t need to remember this

Eouen, 2002.  Nostalgia Monday, this is nearly ten years old oh jeez I was 16 aaa

I’ve been looking for this picture for a couple weeks now, figured I’d lost it!  Turns out it was on an older hard drive.

Since I’ve been drawing my old pantheon, might as well show off how I used to draw my old pantheon.  Eouen is the cardinal god of the East and technically Dhio and Kaia’s boss.  I was still subscribing to the school of “let’s put some funky elaborate shit on a character that’s pretty memorable right?”  I might just have played Final Fantasy 10.

Someone requested a redesign of Eouen in the comments recently, I’m definitely gonna do it.  I like her too much to leave her with that costume. :/ :\ :/ :\

why am I putting this back on the internet, the internet doesn’t need to remember this

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Nov 1 '11
Dargon doodles.  Felt pen doodles from a tiny notebook.
Sometimes when I am bored or waiting for someone I will freehand a doofy dragon in this tiny notebook that lives in my bag.  Here is a compilation of some of them.
This was posted on Johnny Wander a bit ago but here’s a larger version. (click the source for high-res hosted version)

Dargon doodles.  Felt pen doodles from a tiny notebook.

Sometimes when I am bored or waiting for someone I will freehand a doofy dragon in this tiny notebook that lives in my bag.  Here is a compilation of some of them.

This was posted on Johnny Wander a bit ago but here’s a larger version. (click the source for high-res hosted version)

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Oct 28 '11
Dany and Drogon.  Ink doodle colored in Photoshop.  Fanart Fridayyy
An ink test I did of Daenerys a while back while prepping to ink a comic.  It’s a mystery over why hadn’t I drawn her yet, it’s almost as though dragons aren’t the coolest and best things.
Oh, erm, hm.  I said I’d stop drawing ASoIaF fanart a while back.  Hmm.  Hmmmm.

Dany and Drogon.  Ink doodle colored in Photoshop.  Fanart Fridayyy

An ink test I did of Daenerys a while back while prepping to ink a comic.  It’s a mystery over why hadn’t I drawn her yet, it’s almost as though dragons aren’t the coolest and best things.

Oh, erm, hm.  I said I’d stop drawing ASoIaF fanart a while back.  Hmm.  Hmmmm.

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Sep 13 '11
Some tattoo design I did during college, 2006.  Nostalgia Monday.
Oh mans you guys, we’re finally back from SPX!  It was seriously amazing beyond anything we could have anticipated, thank you so much to everyone who came by!
This was an assignment for a 2D Design class back in 2006.  It’s kind of nice to look at this and immediately think, “wow, I relied too much on the linework to carry this and there’s not enough lineweight variation, there’s not enough contrast and the dragon doesn’t pop from the background, everything is too rigid and I was scared to push the design.”  It’s good to be able to critique yourself, even if it is five years later.
Sorry for the lack of updates lately, I have some neat stuff to post this week!

Some tattoo design I did during college, 2006.  Nostalgia Monday.

Oh mans you guys, we’re finally back from SPX!  It was seriously amazing beyond anything we could have anticipated, thank you so much to everyone who came by!

This was an assignment for a 2D Design class back in 2006.  It’s kind of nice to look at this and immediately think, “wow, I relied too much on the linework to carry this and there’s not enough lineweight variation, there’s not enough contrast and the dragon doesn’t pop from the background, everything is too rigid and I was scared to push the design.”  It’s good to be able to critique yourself, even if it is five years later.

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, I have some neat stuff to post this week!

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Aug 6 '11
D&D doodles.  Photoshop-colored pencil sketch.
It’s Pizza Hut again!  Pizza Hut, the dragon whose memory we erased and promptly renamed the first thing that came to mind.  Every time I draw him he looks different, and I guess he’s a blue electric D&D dragon and they have unicorn horns or something but whatever, D&D dragons have pretty dumb designs.  Also there is Bo the Dire Bumblebee, who can’t actually talk.
In case we didn’t properly establish it before, I still can’t draw dogs from memory. :/

D&D doodles.  Photoshop-colored pencil sketch.

It’s Pizza Hut again!  Pizza Hut, the dragon whose memory we erased and promptly renamed the first thing that came to mind.  Every time I draw him he looks different, and I guess he’s a blue electric D&D dragon and they have unicorn horns or something but whatever, D&D dragons have pretty dumb designs.  Also there is Bo the Dire Bumblebee, who can’t actually talk.

In case we didn’t properly establish it before, I still can’t draw dogs from memory. :/

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