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On Dolphins & Instagram

It’s Friday afternoon, which means I’m bored and unmotivated as mandated by law, but I don’t feel like writing anything. The next best thing to writing is drawing, but what? I was stumped until I saw this thing on Redbubble: Intriguing. Who can resist a challenge? I can write things in less than 15 minutes,…
  • dolphins, drawing, drawings, instagram, Redbubble
  • January 15, 2016

Fetch A Golden Retriever

My mom asked me to draw her dog for a phone case. I’ve already drawn a dog, but really, I drew my dog, because if I’m going to draw a dog, why wouldn’t I draw my own? Other than the obvious canine features, my mom’s dog looks nothing like mine. Her dog looks like this:…
  • Adobe Illustrator, dogs, drawing, golden retriever
  • December 13, 2015

The Art Of Property Theft For Profit

I’ve been doing really well at my Redbubble store lately. This well: I just got paid over $50 for last month’s Redbubble sales, and I already have $15 in pending sales for this month and it’s only December 7th. At least $25 of the money they just paid me will go to charity, as soon…
  • drawing, intellectual property, Redbubble
  • December 7, 2015

Nano Poblano Badges & Assorted Business

It’s almost that time of year again where a bunch of crazy people decide to post on their blogs every day in November. Unfortunately, my tenuous work situation will keep me from participating this year, but I might sign up anyway only to fail on day one. While Ra (who created Nano Poblano) was away…
  • badges!, NaBloPoMo, Nano Poblano, National Blog Posting Month
  • October 1, 2015

Dragon Power!

Since I’ve been so slacky on challenges for Nerd In The Brain’s Summer Reading Program and the theme is dragons, I figured it’s about time I drew another one. I’ve only read three books so far this summer and one of them I’ve only read halfway–Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloane, a fellow…
  • creative process, dragons, drawing
  • July 24, 2015

Cheetahs & Leopards & Jaguars

Oh my! I’ve decided since I haven’t drawn something for you in a while, and since I only have a lion and a tiger in my big kitty cat arsenal… I need to draw another big cat. Unfortunately, the only really distinctive big cats are lions and tigers. And, well, panthers and cougars. There are…
  • big cat, cat, cheetah, drawing, featured, jaguar, kitty, leopard, vector
  • July 15, 2015

The Differences Between Dog & Cat Part 4

It’s time for another installment of Dog Vs. Cat! Time to go to the vet, dog… Cat somehow knows three days in advance when I’m going to take him to the vet and responds accordingly. When dog throws up, she acts like she was bad. When cat throws up, he’s all proud of his accomplishment.…
  • cat, dog, pets
  • February 19, 2015

A Crytter Conclusion

For aeons now, I’ve been working on a cryptid calendar. Well, kids, I’m happy to announce that it is finally complete! I present the final crytter™, the werewolf: Werewolf is also available in an array of fine products as a regular arctic wolf here. Really, the only difference between the two is the eye color.…
  • calendar, drawing, Redbubble
  • January 13, 2015

And Then There Was One

Only one month left to finish my cryptid calendar. You voted for your favorite cryptids and Griffin came in third place, so he was next to be drawn. You may notice that the Griffin’s lower half is very similar to that of my Lion. Since the Griffin is half lion anyway, I felt it entirely…
  • drawings, griffin
  • January 9, 2015

And, By The Way, I Drew A Pegasus

Only two more crytters (a portmanteau of critters and cryptids) to go to finish my Cryptid Calendar! Up next, a Griffin. Careful and nitpicky readers may recognize the Pegasus as a zebra without his stripes, because theft of your own drawings is not theft. Go buy one here.
  • drawing, pegasus
  • December 31, 2014

A Yak, An Ox & A Cow Walk Into A Bar

You caught me. There’s no punchline. It just seemed like a good post title. If you’d care to come up with a punchline, feel free. Anyway, this post is not about jokes, but cannibalism of the graphic variety. In the post I Am The Walrus, I showed you how I turned pre-drawn gazelle horns into…
  • Adobe Illustrator, drawings
  • October 1, 2014

I Am The Walrus

I got it into my head to do an alphabet poster for the kids with all of my little animals. I even made a spreadsheet, because I’m just that ridiculous: As you can see, I already have quite a few letters done. Because I’m lazy, I’m using as many animals as I can that I’ve…
  • animals, drawing, walrus
  • September 16, 2014
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Anatomy Of A Night’s Sleep Part 2

A while ago, I showed you all the ways my dog and cat conspire to ruin any chance of sleeping. Today, I’m continuing the series by showing you all the strange and annoying positions my dog sleeps in. The cat is absent here because he’s almost always on my feet. The Broken Spoon My dog…
  • dog, pets, sleep FAIL
  • July 26, 2014

For Goatness Sake

I can’t think of anything to write about and it’s been a million years since I did a new animal for my store, so today, I’m going to show you how I draw a goat. Why a goat? Well, I don’t know. I haven’t drawn a goat yet. As always, the first step in drawing…
  • drawing, goat, Illustration
  • June 18, 2014

Winning Possums

Evil Squirrel is having a contest! I do so love contests. Let’s see. What are the rules? Entries are required to have a squirrel, a unicorn and a possum. Sweet! I’ve already drawn two out of three! We have a squirrel… And a unicorn… So, all I’m missing is a possum! Oh. But, I hate…
  • drawing, possum, unicorns
  • February 4, 2014

From Lima Beans To Turtles

Hello there. Where am I? I can’t see anything at all. I can’t move either. I’m green. I look like a helmet or a deformed Lima bean. I don’t feel like a helmet or a Lima bean. Now I’m spotted. I’m not a Lima bean, unless I’m an exceptionally messed up one. I suppose I’m…
  • drawing
  • January 27, 2014

The Differences Between Dog & Cat Part 3

It’s time for another installment of Dog Vs. Cat! Yay! Dog absolutely loves the car because it usually takes us someplace fun. She still doesn’t understand that I’m the one in charge of the car though. Cat thinks the car is a giant metal deathtrap because it usually takes us to the vet. Cat totally…
  • cat, dog, pets
  • December 24, 2013

How To Draw A Crab

I wrote a post not too long ago about my astrological sign and realized that I haven’t drawn a crab yet. The horror! We’re going to correct that now. And you can help! Actually, I’m not quite sure how that will work. Well, you just sit back and relax I guess, and I’ll do all…
  • Adobe Illustrator, BlogHer, Crab, drawing, NaBloPoMo, NanoPoblano, YeahWrite
  • November 22, 2013

Walking The Dog

No, sorry, that’s not a euphemism. This post is literally about walking the dog. It’s a new thing for me. For two and a half years, I was lucky enough to have a yard and not have to walk the dog, but now I have no yard and no choice. Yay me. This is where…
  • dog, pets, poop
  • September 18, 2013

The Differences Between Dog & Cat Part 2

A long time ago, if several months is a long time ago to you, I did a drawing post elaborating on the differences between my dog and cat and I promised a part 2, so here it is. It seems I can only do eight of these little drawings in one go before I’m spent,…
  • cat, dog, dogs, pets
  • August 20, 2013

Shadows Of Abuse

Originally posted on Deliberate Donkey: I tried to find the perfect image for this post and came up empty, so I drew my own. My story of abuse starts early. It set off a chain reaction of abuse that I’m still trying to shake off. I was sexually abused for over a year by a…
  • Domestic Violence, guest post
  • May 23, 2013

The Story Of A Relationship

This month’s Bloggers For Peace Challenge is about relationships. I have been avoiding this post for a week, because I can’t really talk on the subject since I’m very bad at them. Instead of giving advice or telling you what I’ve learned, I decided to do a comic about the longest, most confusing and least…
  • B4peace, comic, drawing, relationships
  • June 4, 2013

The Differences Between Dog & Cat

I have one of each. I’ve had more than that in my lifetime, but this post is about the two horrible monsters who currently hog my bed. They are similar is some ways–they’re both mostly brown–but they are different in a lot more ways. Here are just a few of their differences. Dog is always…
  • cat, dog, pets
  • May 22, 2013
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Anatomy Of A Night’s Sleep

I have one cat and one dog. The dog is of average size, weighing in at roughly 60 pounds. The cat is large, verging on extra-large, weighing in at a hefty 18 pounds. Both of them insist on sleeping on the bed with me. Today, I decided to illustrate why it is that I never…
  • pets, sleep FAIL
  • April 23, 2013

The Prize

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I had a Mad Lib contest. By decision, Twindaddy of Stuph Blog won the contest with this lovely bit of prose: Reluctant to pay the excrement to a nipple clamp, wearing hairy chastity belts no less, the Captain held the nose hair in his skid…
  • contest, shenanigans
  • January 21, 2013

Reconciling Art

I don’t make a lot of sense. Most of you know that I’m a graphic designer for a living. My technical title is Art Director. I know! It sounds super fancy, right? I direct art for a living! It’s not really that exciting though. It mainly involves putting words on images and such. I used…
  • art, Graphic design
  • February 1, 2013

How To Make A Giraffe 101

This week, The Daily Post wants me to detail a three to five step process, and illustrate each of the steps with something visual. I’m going to show you how I draw stuff on the computer in Illustrator. Today, we’re going to make an animal. How about a giraffe? Contrary to the title, this post…
  • drawing, Graphic design, Illustration
  • February 18, 2013

Day In The Life

My life isn’t the most exciting life in the world. That’s okay. I’ve had enough excitement for a thousand lives. Too much excitement is just not healthy. Nowadays, I get my excitement in the little things, so I thought I’d share with you some of the completely unexciting events that have happened to me in…
  • misc. business
  • March 7, 2013

The Request Line

The other day, I showed you how I drew a giraffe and I asked for suggestions on what to draw next. Caron Eastgate Dann suggested I draw a platypus: Behindthemaskofabuse suggested I draw a dragon: Kozo suggested I do a calendar of all the Chinese zodiac animals starting with a snake: But he really wanted…
  • drawing, Illustration
  • February 20, 2013

How The Giraffe Got His Neck

Once upon a time, there was a pretty blue planet. All sorts of animals lived on the planet. Each animal was perfectly suited to where it lived and each was perfectly happy to live there. The fish learned to live in the water. They grew flippers and fins to help them swim. They grew gills…
  • B4peace, Bloggers For Peace, fiction
  • March 29, 2013

Show And Tell

It’s show and tell day here at Fish Of Gold. Everyone has to bring something in to show the rest of the class and discuss it. Y’all know I’m a writer, and a quite talented one at that, but did you know that I’m also an artist? I know! I am absolutely amazing! I am…
  • art, Illustration
  • May 22, 2012

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