Tag Archives: Sketch

Great Nature

Growing up I was always told “You can’t beat nature, you have to work with it.” This was usually said by my concerned parents at times when I refused to wear a coat in winter or drink enough in summer. But as I’ve grown, I think of it is one of the truest things I know and I’m continually surprised at how radical a concept it is.

So here I am, enjoying the unknowable timing of nature. When I’ve given birth before I’ve been lucky enough to work with nature and have good outcomes. Don’t get me wrong, I know Nature is brutal. But it is also ancient and the millenniums have carved out routes and roads for us ephemeral creatures to follow.

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Roethke’s poem The Waking is in my head often these days. I was thinking about these lines when I was drawing

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

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Art3mis

I’m getting a new project going that I am more than a little excited about. While I work up the momentum, here’s a warm up sketch I made of Art3mis from Ready Player One. And a zombie fox head. Cause my brain sketches in a stream of consciousness sort of way.

I’d like to get a picture of Art3mis made in her space armor and double swords. One day.

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Good Night

I’ve been doing a little sketching during story time. M likes to curl up with her dad.

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Battle likes to curl up by himself. No touching! Or he’ll bite. But he’s a reliable sketch subject so I suppose he earns his keep.

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