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Another T-Shirt illustration from some time ago. Always been a huge fan of anatomy, so drawing a massive and muscular troll was a blast. Inked using a Raphael #2 Brush dripping with Black Magic Ink on Strathmore. Old school!

Typically, with masculine lines, you go for a more chiseled angle to the linework (maybe a crow quill), but I wanted a more supple approach for this image.

@JPEG — Hi there! Absolutely living the Mast app. Excellent work! Curious about your thinking concerning long touch on iOS to ‘like’ posts rather than just parsing that on highest level interactive UI.

Inking a doodle of Pan with a micron. May just end up taking it into Affinity Photo and inking it digitally.

The everyday enemy is always 40. 40 is the first number and last number of the day. 40 is the challenge, the goal. All numbers submit to 40. Flesh does not.

Rumors of my death have been mistaken. I’ve just started taking a Statistics class so ... math....

THOUGHTS ON MASTODON (4):

I’d love to read your thoughts on this.

By sharing our perspectives, we widen the lens through which we experience the world.

THOUGHTS ON MASTODON (3):

This is NOT free speech. This is publishing. It is not a constitutional right or the Founding Fathers would have included in the Constitution the right of ‘publishing as you will’.

Speech lacks the distributive strength of publishing — its geographical might. It is a local power.

Publishing is mostly geographically independent. It can depose governors. It can impeach presidents.

It deserves our abiding and genuine respect.

THOUGHTS ON MASTODON (2):

That relationship is important because to understand the power of the word ‘publish’ is to acknowledge its symbiotic relationship with the word ‘edit’. Newspapers, though dying, discovered this long ago.

If you democratize publishing, then all of us are responsible for the words we write and our responsibility to EDIT those words.

Other platforms fail on this note.

THOUGHTS ON MASTODON (1):

As Mastodon sets itself apart as a Twitter alternative, it seems like an important distinction to share is that I see it as a ‘publishing platform powered by technology’ rather than a ’technology powered by publishing’.

It’s an important distinction: one is human and people-centric, the other is algorithmic and calculating.

Sometimes, when drawing your thumbnail images, it’s best to just go in another direction rather than trying to make something work that clearly ... doesn’t.

And more digital signage for a cross-media advertising campaign.

I curated the slab typeface because I'm not a huge fan of just plopping type down and calling it a day with campaign work. Each type study should express itself and key talking points as clearly, but creatively, as possible.

Print media work (complete with trim marks but bereft of color bars for the offset lithography color run-up). I preened the color on this pretty extensively in Photoshop.

Designing lots of digital signage today. That said, I love fiddling with typography.

Flat tire on bicycle, so at the local bike shop. Aaaannnnnnd black cat.

@surlybobbys

That’s probably the single best Internet handle I’ve come across yet — this infernal meatsack. Genuine envy that I didn’t think of that. Bravo!

(As a side note: my gamer tag online is ThePerfectUgly — so we were on the same frequency, I think!)

One of the best photos I’ve ever taken. There are moments when you’re aligning the shot, trying to integrate composition, lighting, contour, subject matter, expression, and emotion and the photo becomes much larger, much more poignant than you anticipated.

This was one of those moments for me. Let me know your thoughts...

WIP (Work In Progress): Initial rough for a caricature of Alex Jones for a blog post on the free speech/publishing debate surrounding Infowars being banned. Haven’t QUITE nailed what this needs to be yet in terms of gesture, but it’s close.

Always liked seeing the thinking behind finished art so I thought I’d share. Please keep in mind, this is JUST a political(ish) cartoon — no ideological offense is intended.

Another T-Shirt illustration from some time ago. Always been a huge fan of anatomy, so drawing a massive and muscular troll was a blast. Inked using a Raphael #2 Brush dripping with Black Magic Ink on Strathmore. Old school!

Typically, with masculine lines, you go for a more chiseled angle to the linework (maybe a crow quill), but I wanted a more supple approach for this image.

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