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News, the occasional rant and maybe even something smart to say. If I'm going to write it down for posterity, it's going to be here.

 

The Ugliest Thing

I spent a good portion of the last two weeks combing the through Global, European and American IP registries looking through some 400 patents for signs of innovation that didn’t quite materialize. A little tired of looking at the screen, I decided to make something ugly and useful by hand with newly acquired skills. And that’s a nice pic of one of the snapping turtles laying eggs in our garden allotment. Relevant.

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The Process (part 2)

Sketches, sketches, sketches. I learned a long time ago that freelance illustration is like a game of squash with your friend. You both like a good rally, and that's what you'll remember about the match, but secretly you really just try to keep wacking the ball into your friends side of the court to keep them running while you work on other stuff. In this episode I send off my first sketches, discuss how I know they're 'right' or right enough, and basically try to keep moving.

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The Process (part 1)

What, oh what goes into making a series of illustrations? Here I document my process for generating a series of images for an old client. And people think I just sit here drawing pictures. There's a lot of work involved in just sitting here drawing pictures.

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