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May 07

Book Review: Will Storr Vs. the Supernatural

Will Storr vs. The Supernatural: One Man’s Search for the Truth About Ghosts by Will Storr When I first started reading this book, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it resembed ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, a YA horror I read recently. Storr has an unusual writing style, very evocative, that sometimes borders more into fiction …

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May 06

Poppies on Map

¬†Drawing on maps was the thing that started me on this drawing phase. I’d seen some songbirds drawn with semi-translucent ink on maps as part of an illustration on a wall hanging at Ikea. So I started drawing birds on maps, then other things on other surfaces. Here’s a map, or, more accurately, not a …

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May 04

Flying Sparrow

Whenever I hate my drawings, I remind myself that at least I can draw birds. Though, not all my birds are perfect. Owls especially are pretty awful. (Or is that owful?) Flying birds are easier than sitting birds, because like many people, I’ve often been fascinated by wings, and wings are almost always shown outstretched. …

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May 01

Old Man (at Six)

*It’s not the age, it’s the mileage.

Apr 29

Fox in the Grass

I love foxes, and I wanted to have a picture that took up more of the paper, because the whole point of drawing on this sort of paper is to have the resist image show through, so I drew this fox. I’m not sure what it was standing on in the reference photo, but I …

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