Chicken scratch

I make things on the computer and on paper.

hannakdraws:

twitter doodle-comic inspired by the new Zelda trailer

I love this premise.

shadesofgrayandgreen:

The Magician and the Snake: Mike and Katie Mignola (2003).

In honor of the Hallow E’en, he’s some Mike Mignola for you all. Well, in truth, the story was by his daughter, Katie. She won an Eisner for Best Short Story for it, too, making her by far the youngest recipient of the award. Runs in the family, it seems. Here’s an interview with the then-7-year-old on the Dark Horse website/blog:

"I don’t remember much about how I came up with the story other than that I painted a picture of a snake yelling at a bunch of shapes. I didn’t put any more thought into it until my dad asked me what I did at school that day and I told him about the picture. I made up the entire story on the spot and my dad said that he would like to use it in a comic. Over the course of a few months my dad drew the story, changing small details as he went such as the monkey king, which wasn’t in my original story. There were a few things that I wouldn’t let him change such as the magician’s style (he wanted him to be a parlor magician and I wanted a classic stars and moons magician) and the death of the magician. My dad suggested that the magician turn the snake into a lion so that he could eat the shapes and save the magician but I, for some reason, said that the magician had to die at the end."

Beautiful story, beautiful artwork.

 

"What is this, another Adventure Time ripoff?" masterpost

gingerhaze:

for those who need some reminding that dot eyes and noodle limbs and faux-naive styles aren’t a recent thing, here are some of the illustrators that I grew up with who have always inspired me.

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943

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Quentin Blake, 1964

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Hergé, 1929

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Dr. Seuss, 1957

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Edward Gorey, 1990s

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Ludwig Bemelmans, 1942

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Jules Feiffer, 1961

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Eric von Schmidt, 1988

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William Steig, 1960s

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James Thurber, 1932

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James Stevenson, 1972

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Picasso, 1937

Feel free to add your own!

Yep, these are the ones.

A quick digital painting trying to capture how cool the sky looked tonight. I didn’t come close, but I like how it turned out nonetheless.

A quick digital painting trying to capture how cool the sky looked tonight. I didn’t come close, but I like how it turned out nonetheless.

It’s spring! I took a walk in the gorgeous sixty degree weather today and got sucked into Goodwill, where I got this outfit fitting of the season, along with some sweet hiking boots. Yeeaahh thrifting.

It’s spring! I took a walk in the gorgeous sixty degree weather today and got sucked into Goodwill, where I got this outfit fitting of the season, along with some sweet hiking boots. Yeeaahh thrifting.

This is definitely one of the craziest things that has ever happened to either of us. Also, congratulations to our friends Paul and Emily on their adorable baby!

I cut it up here for easy readability; here’s a link to it all in one big long string.

jessecordes:

I’m calling it done after an ink wash.  It’s a bit redundant, posting this image again, but I called it a work in progress earlier and felt it would only be polite to show the finished product.  Unless you hate it.  In which case I guess that makes me both presumptuous and rude.
No Face’s innards weren’t planned, and I think it shows—not to mention it detracts from the scene.  Still, I learned something with those lines.

I’M glad you finished it. I love your characterization of Sen in this.

jessecordes:

I’m calling it done after an ink wash.  It’s a bit redundant, posting this image again, but I called it a work in progress earlier and felt it would only be polite to show the finished product.  Unless you hate it.  In which case I guess that makes me both presumptuous and rude.

No Face’s innards weren’t planned, and I think it shows—not to mention it detracts from the scene.  Still, I learned something with those lines.

I’M glad you finished it. I love your characterization of Sen in this.