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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Continuum 13 Con Report, part 1

I was a guest of honour for Continuum 13 and it was fantastic! Here is an overview that I wrote mostly for myself, so I wouldn’t forget things, but I hope you like reading it too! I’m posting it even in its draft form (because I have a feeling otherwise I wouldn’t post it) and…

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Continuum 13 Guest of Honor speech – text

Note: I delivered this in Melbourne on 10 June 2017 as the Guest of Honour at Continuum 13. The convention committee has also shared the video of my speech and the question & answer portion that followed. Thank you all for coming; I’m privileged to be here before you today. To begin I would like…

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Tidepool

A work in progress: commissioned calligraphy painting, which I’m currently working on with watercolor and lots of waiting for layers to dry. I love doing calligraphy paintings and I’m going to be trying a few new things with this one, so it’s really fun! (Full size.)

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Arise and blossom: a 2016 art sampler

Encouraged by friends, I put together a little look back at some of my favorite/major pieces from last year. These illustrations were done in 2015, but published only last year, as interior art for AN ALPHABET OF EMBERS, ed. Rose Lemberg. They’re ink on paper. The title of this post is from the Tenth Duino…

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