Friday, December 29, 2017


Nothing has felt good enough to post here, so we're perpetually playing catch-up, but let's just close the year with this low-pressure zero.

I wanted to draw him sleep deprived and in a hybrid of hard, ink lines and soft, painted eyes.

Nothing's really worked out this year, even the good stuff was temporary and as fleeting as I had thought it would be.

But there's the hope things'll get better somehow at some point.

I feel like I'm ultimately an optimist, but I have to sledge through an ocean of pessimism to get there, yet that's all I can really do.

Not normal,


Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Laugh yourself to death, it's Sick Little Suicide #37, "Funny," in which we finally have a reason to smile.

This comes off of news that Doug Jones (D) beat child abuser R.M. (R) for Alabama senate, the first major victory in rebuking that orange turd's ethos. This was significant because it makes the Senate quite reasonably within reach of being flippable in November, and in the meantime makes it just that much more difficult for Republicans to get their destructive policies through since they now only have the slimmest margins of majority.

Yes, he's from Alabama, but I'm hoping he doesn't cow into a quasi-Republicanism; he has to take his election as a signal to push back on that party of frauds and cons. Another gain of this election has been that it has concretely outed the Republicans as plain hypocrites on moral authority. These villains maneuvered their way to endorsing or condoning a child abuser, and only mildly stepped back when it was inconvenient for them, if those who disavowed him didn't straight up re-join him later. But those who stuck with him dared to invoke religion in his very defense in the face of his accusers. This is flatly evil. These people are monsters and need to be ripped out of Congress, the White House, and polite society at large.

This isn't even addressing how starkly unqualified the Republican was before news of his personal behavior broke: the guy lost his judgeship not once, but twice for outright defying court orders. If a math teacher insists on using math hour to teach students Shakespeare because he feels like that's his job, consequently lost his math-teaching job after the principle explicitly told him to teach math, got his math job again, and then refused to teach math and insisted on talking Shakespeare again, and then lost his math-teaching job again, that guy doesn't deserve to be a math teacher, forget about if we find out he'd been messing with kids and had gotten banned from the cafeteria because of student complaints. And we're supposed to treat that guy as a normal, viable candidate for superintendent, who would be responsible for teachers' conduct? It's a sick cartoon.

Fun Facts: Nick Animation reposted this piece (the early version of it, but still)!

Easter Eggs: The art is based on Doug Funnie's Race Canyon alter ego, but he's in Indiana Jones's famous he's Doug Jones, get it? Anyway, it's all blue cuz that's the Democrat color.

Not normal,


Friday, December 1, 2017


This is a rework of an earlier piece, starring Vicky V. I've been wanting to give a slight painterly polish to some drawings without going overboard and the minimalism of Coverage Draft art lends itself well to such experiments.

Not normal,


Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Salute your solution.

I've been working on this sketch off an on for a while.

But it's another attempt to draw a cool redhead character.

Ever since I saw Misty in Pokemon, I've always felt redheaded characters have a unique charm or cool factor.

But without fail, every time I try to draw a character like that, it just doesn't quite work out.

And here we go with another swing and a miss, but I do feel like we're getting closer.

This started as an attempt at minimalism and negative space, but give a mouse a cookie and you'll want to color it, and if you want to color, you want to try a cool redhead.

This was our original version for the daily sites.

Not normal,


Monday, November 27, 2017


V eager to get the scoop as always.

I've wanted to draw V in a more newsy, on the job setting.

So this sketch will have to do for now.

Not normal,


Friday, November 24, 2017


A simple, little Torky for Torkoydoy, mang!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017


A lonely monument.

You know, sometimes I save these before the idea is fully fleshed out, in the "splash colors and shapes on the canvas and see what emerges" phase. So I believe I saved this one when it was looking like I was painting a green ocean or something.

In any case, I did this one a while ago, but had always wanted to revisit it since it felt like it could look really neat if given some more time to bake.

I particularly took the time to develop the clouds and do some more experimental lighting, and I even cut a version with runic light beams.

The other big objective here was to do more convincing green grass in a purple context, since our last attempt felt just a little too fantastical.

Anyway, this is the original version I posted to the daily sites, Twitter and Instagram.

And this is a neat black and white version of our final.

Not normal,


Monday, November 20, 2017


A traditional pencil sketch, my first in a while, inspired by "My Propeller" by Arctic Monkeys and some Kr0npr1nz art, I'm sure. Mildly depressing.

Not normal,


Friday, November 17, 2017


This is a weirder one.

I wanted to try making one of those minimalist film-style illustrations and to see if I could get away with blue skin.

Not normal,


Wednesday, November 15, 2017


I really don't like painting hot temperature stuff, but decided to give it a go with this desert mountain affair.

Since I wasn't invested in the outcome I felt freer to try out some new tricks, and I'm satisfied with how it came out.

But I still would prefer returning to cooler subject matter.

Not normal,


Monday, November 13, 2017


I didn't realize I never posted the final to that old Florrie-inspired Torn Alter Token, so here it is at long last.

Not normal,


Friday, November 10, 2017


Zero's first night was 10 years ago this October, ya know.

I drew this original sketch back during a period when I was just sketching into a pocket sketchbook strictly inks-only.

This is a re-creation of our very first meeting of Zero and Nyao (who is hurtling towards him), and it always makes me think of the Yale band Harlem Shakes's "A Night" (original version).

This was a super nostalgic draw, and I tried to do a wacky perspective for some added specialness.

I've always wanted to give this piece a proper coloring, and so here we are (7/18/18 as of writing) finally giving it a go. It looks like I never posted the original sketch, though--I must have been hesitant to post it since I knew I wanted to color it some day--so please find it above!

Not normal,


Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Well, here's a pikachu and some ketchup.

I feel like I keep falling into traps, like how I always paint ocean scenes because they're so forgiving, and this one appears to manifest the "pikachu in a forest" trap.

But I did try to get inventive, I wanted to make a kind of emo pika, and the device by which we got there was with his little ketchup packet.

I've actually drawn a ketchup-y thing before with that old Adrian Simon piece, amusingly enough.

Anyway, as the story goes, Pikachu love ketchup, at least Ash's does, so I thought it'd be neat to make that the emotional center of a piece.

I also drew this initially mainly with my good old Steve Ahn's Ultimate Brush, but then took the opportunity to try out some of my new Dave Greco brushes, which I found here.

These new brushes are pretty sweet, and I'm looking forward to utilizing them some more, though I really like using the SAUB to set up a piece since it's nice and non-frilly. I turned out this initial Daily Post version pretty quickly, in fact, so it bodes well for quicker turnarounds.

Not normal,


Monday, November 6, 2017


Everyone loves a catchy tune.

Everyone loves George Washington.

Everyone loves ancient references.

Not normal,