If Hurricane Florence doesn’t suddenly decide to track north instead of west, I will be at *Table F5B* at Small Press Expo this weekend. It’s open to the public Saturday and Sunday at the Marriott North Bethesda, right near the White Flint station on the DC Metro. See you there, I hope! lnkd.in/dFPm3D5

Page 003 of my historical graphic novel, Spirits and Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland, is included in the New England Watercolor Society's Biennial North American Open Juried Exhibition at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA. The show starts with an Opening Reception this Sunday, 16 September, 2-4 PM, and runs through 13 January 2019. newenglandwatercolorsociety.or &Seekers

My go-to window glass co. I go to for the plexi I use for framing is out of business!! 😭

Final versions of the Nightshade Seed Company series, Part Deux. Despite the same top and bottom banner color for the entire series, there were differences in how these came out in the scans, even before I added the color profile and made any adjustments. And the way these look as JPEGs make them redder than they look in Photoshop, let alone on the originals.

Final versions of the Nightshade Seed Company series, in this toot and the next. Despite the same top and bottom banner color painted across the entire series -- that is, I painted them all at once -- there were differences in how the colors came out in the scans, even before I added the color profile and made any adjustments. And the way these violets look as JPEGs make them redder than they look in Photoshop, let alone on the originals.

Here's my first pair of finished glyphs from the special commission batch I'm holding! These two are paired, that's why they are facing each other and have matching colors.

I'm still taking Glyph commissions at 50USD each (50% off the usual rate!) to cover for recent expenses, if you'd like one you can send your pament via my kofi ko-fi.com/128461G3MU58F and send your references to 1monarobot(at)gmail(dot)com !

More studies from the Getty Museum. [Description: a watercolor sketch of Antonius, companion to Hadrian.]

Making progress on the Nightshade Seed Co. paintings, including lettering. I swear that using frisket makes me feel as though I've been given permission to cheat. Let me know if the text is hard to make out!

More painting over frisket. Since it's liable to ruin a good paintbrush, I've been using crappy ones, but the problem is that they lose their points quickly. That means masking with a blunt instrument.

First time using frisket (masking fluid) before applying a background wash. Guess I needed to practice before doing this on a "final" piece.
Seeds

Where I come from they carry the children
to the shore line.
Our mothers blood so full of salt
the ocean knows us by
smell and touch.
And we walk into it with grasping hands
to baptise ourselves.
Yes of course we fear it, of
course it has held me in its depth
where I was home and lost
at the same time. But the mothers
carry us down to the shoreline
like a promise, a blessing
and a damnation. And we never
forget the taste of salt water.

#poetry #corvusrobotica #writing #mastoart

The fifth and last of the color studies I posted pencils of last week. This is the closest I usually come to fan art.

The color studies I posted pencils of last week (Baobab to follow -- Mastodon won't let me post a 5th image here).

Pencils for color study of the fifth in the Nightshade Seed Co. series.

Pencils for the color studies of a new series I'm painting for entering a science-fiction convention art show. Hoping that when I apply watercolor it'll give a better idea of what's going on, but for now these are just the compositions. (There's a fifth, which will be coming soon.)

My decade-old Mustek large-format scanner refused to work yesterday. Don't know if it was the heat, as it was OK this morning.

However, I think I should be prepared in case it's giving signs it's about to croak for good. Any recommendations? The current platen size is 11.75"x17", although the actual maximum scanning dimensions are more like 11.5"x16.75".

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