Illustration & Writing

Little Bird

My father enjoys watching birds outside of his house. One year for Father's Day I purchased him a concrete birdbath shaped like a giant open tulip. For a time, he set it in the backyard and would watch the birds from one of the rear windows…

Fighting Fish

-Transcript- Fish #1: You dare trespass upon the water of the fighting fish? Ono: I'm just out for  a swim. Fish #1: We shall spit in your face! Fish #2: Slap you with our fins! Fish # 3: Bite you with our tiny teeth! Later... Helga: Great…

Ask An Artist May 2017 Roundup

I write weekly Friday articles at www.ComicIndie.com. A reoccurring feature is called "Ask an Artist" where I field a question and compile the responses from the writers and artists at Comic Indie. With this post I compiled all of my…

Introductions

Transcript: Pete: My name be Pete. This be Kade t' neighbor. Ono: I'm Ono. May I see the room? Pete: This be t' place. Ono: Very nice. It'll do. Pete: Where did he go? Ono: I am ninja!

Sumo

I think life is like a sumo wrestling match, you struggle to stay in it, but eventually you succumb and fall outside the ring, which means it's over for you, your dead. Then I think, "I should work on improving my similes." Like many of…

10 Tips for Effective Character Design

Here are ten useful tips to use for character design. 1. Know your Audience Tailor your character to the appropriate audience. For children, characters can be simple and drawn in a modern art style. For adults, characters can be more…