Posts by M

Inktober 2017: crimson flowers, cerulean waves

This post exists thanks to my wonderful patrons at Patreon, whose presence has strengthened me enough to keep me going with art. I’m doing Inktober this month — I’ve been posting on my Instagram. Here’s what I’ve done so far. It’s been interesting, trying to draw — if not consistently, then at least just enough…

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Sketchy bits and pieces

In the spirit of being more open with you all and less afraid: some sketches. I’m sorry I don’t have the energy to do extended commentary on them; if I told myself to do commentary on them this would (as with Madeleine) take months to post! But if you have any specific questions I’m happy…

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Finding salvation in shadows

When Aliette de Bodard asked me if I would like to do character portraits of her characters from her novel The House of Binding Thorns, I leapt at the chance. Quite literally: I was lounging on the couch when I read her message, and I jumped up across the arm of it and ended up…

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On learning to fail and other painful lessons

I’m writing this with my little netbook balanced on my stomach, my back flat against the floor. It’s one of those days when pain takes centre stage and one has to work gingerly around it; for me, this means staying home instead of going to the hackathon where I was meant to be a design…

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Slices of a thousand flowers

1. Sometimes I think, I’m spiralling again, slipping downward in those cycles of dark depression and deep despair I know very well by now. On days when I can fight I manage to slow the downward slide a little, digging into the dirt with my nails, trying not to scream. It doesn’t bring me back…

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