Plein air painting with New England Watercolor Society at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence on 5/18.

@womensart1 Reminds me of some of the work I've done in recent years of scratchboard with watercolor.

'Fishing Otter' linocut and silkscreen print by Angela Harding, contemporary artist based in the UK #womensart

#WorldOtterDay t.co/IrbdZ3brcp

blood, bones, a comic page, not very explicit 

One of the most frustrating aspects of having an art career is the fundamentally opposite pulls of making and publicizing one's work.

If you want to make your work the best it can be, you have to have enough humility to know you can always do better than what comes easily. If you think you're good enough now, you won't grow.

If you want to be able to pitch your work to others, you have to believe it's the best thing ever. If you don't believe your own hype, you won't convince anyone else.

I'll have a table tomorrow at Somerville Public Library Comix Con (FREE to the public 10 AM -- 4 PM) and moderating a panel discussion on the Boston area comics scene, 2:30 -- 3:30 PM. Hope you can make it! libraryinsight.net/eventdetail

Finished (finally) color STUDIES of Spirits & Seekers, pp8-9, and color study for page 10 with completed panels 1--3 and tone/lighting washes for panel 4.

It's taken too long, but here are finished color STUDIES for Spirits & Seekers, pp4--7. Of course, there will be changes between these and the final art.

As #Easter is coming up, a reminder that rabbits are very complex animals with more needs than most realise.

They live 10 or more years, aren't usually big on being cuddled, cost as much as a dog, and need a lot of time, space to run around, and attention. They should allay be kept in pairs at least.

A whopping *75%* of rabbits in the UK are neglected. Please, if thinking of getting a bunny, know what you're getting into or stick with chocolate bunny.nipple.solutions

@ais05 @roytang These look realistic enough to me -- I especially like the refraction where the eyes of the first subject meet the rims of the glasses. But not knowing the original subjects, I can't say how close a match it is.

Maybe your mother needs to be more *specific* about what "looks wrong". Because it may just be a matter of your using color in a way that rubs her the wrong way. In other words, a stylistic choice.

"#Zuckerberg’s essay is a power grab disguised as an act of contrition.

Facebook had $55 billion in #adrevenue last year, with 45% profit margin.. the most #profitable business venture in human history.

By narrowly construing #privacy to be exclusively about #endtoend #encryption, he avoids having to think about Facebook’s weaknesses and missteps. Privacy is not just about keeping secrets. It’s also about how flows of info shape us as individuals and as a society."

technologyreview.com/s/613084/

Because I laid out a floorplan for Johann von Medem's mansion, I had to repaint Panel 1 of Page 2 of "Spirits & Seekers".

The tent came out looking darker, so I had to paint over the tent in other panels. I also took the opportunity to revise shadows on the figures and toned down Karlchen & Jeannot's outfits so they didn't outshine Cagliostro.

"Before" & "After" versions of pp 1-2 here. I messed up lettering "Tetragrammaton" & redid it on another sheet.

Progress report: 1st stage watercolors for revised Page 2 Panel 1 of Spirits & Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland. Not happy (yet) with the shadow of the tent on the wall where the balcony is (curtains closed), or with the lettering for "Tetragrammaton" on the banner. The shadow can easily be made darker, but I'll have to go over the lettering with Acryla-Gouache and try lettering again.

I'm painting this as a bleed so I can chop it off in Photoshop. Will also cut it when pasting over original.

@anaisfae It's astounding how many kinds of brown and gray there are: cool and warm, purplish and greenish and reddish and bluish and yellowish. Never underestimate their power!

Spirits & Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland:

Due to finally drawing a floor plan of Johann von Medem's palace -- a REVISED version of which is here -- I'm having to re-paint a panel from Page 2, which I'd already painted.

Here are the old painted Page 2 Panel 1, and the pencils of the new Page 2 Panel 1. The Egyptian Freemasonry tent is the same, but the space it's in is a ballroom with a balcony.
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@TQ I used to have a copy stand, on which I mounted my camera pointing down. I just used it to make slides of my work, though. This was a LOOOOONG time ago when galleries only accepted slides (that is, physical slides on positive film with those white cardboard frames) for submissions. I sold the copy stand some years ago.

For the first time in over 30 years, my art will be in the Boskone Art Show, which is this weekend (15-17 February) at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. Original art is for sale by silent auction, prints by direct sale off the rack. Opening reception Friday night 9:15--11 PM! boskone.org/program-event/art-

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