Greetings, foolish mortals. Today is a very special day for Disney fans, for Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion has just turned 50! Being my very favorite Disney attraction, I decided I simply had to celebrate this ghoulishly delightful occasion with something of the artistic variety. Along with something else quite special that I will be sharing with you all in the near future…. Continue reading Celebrating 50 Years of Happy Haunts!
I recently entered my first contest on DeviantArt. The rules are to make a 4K wallpaper with the theme of Flower Power. Three people can win an LG UltraFine Display, while a whopping 22 people can win a 1-year Core Membership. While I actually have no need for a fancy pants computer monitor, and also don’t expect to win anyway, I decided to enter just for the fun of it. Continue reading Flower Power Contest on DeviantArt
After about a year and a half on DeviantArt, I have finally decided to start doing commissions! I am offering either half or full-body characters with three different options: lineart, flat colors, and fully shaded. For fully shaded pictures, I am also offering simple and more complex backgrounds for an additional fee. Continue reading Art Commissions Are Now Open!
A few weeks ago, I drew a revised version of my OC, Gretchen the dragon lady, which I originally doodled way back in 2009. Recently, I recreated another character that I first drew in 2009, Rouge the Bat from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. (I was in the mood to draw her thanks to my ongoing playthrough of Sonic Adventure 2 over on Virtual Bastion’s Youtube channel….) Continue reading Drawing Rouge 10 Years Later
As I continue my quest to improve my drawing skills, I decided it would be fun to draw a new and revised picture of Gretchen, an original character I created some years back. She looks a heck of a lot better, as do my attempts at coloring hair and eyes. Below is the character description I included on Deviant Art. Continue reading Drawing Gretchen 10 Years Later
G’day, folks! Just thought I’d share with you all a new t-shirt design I added over on my Spreadshirt Marketplace. I actually haven’t added any designs in over a year or so, but I finally had some inspiration. And it all started with a little piece of fan art I did… Continue reading New Eiffel Tower T-Shirt Design!
Well, 2019 is here, and I have officially surpassed one year on Deviant Art. I think I had actually reached my first year back in November or December, but to make things easier, I decided to just round up to January…. And to celebrate my very first year of returning to art, I have created an art summary featuring one picture from each month of 2018. Continue reading 2018 Art Summary
As the Duck attempts to improve my drawing skills, every once in a while, I try to follow along with some tutorials in the areas in which I am the weakest. I have checked out tutorials on facials expressions, hands, and shading, and following along with some Bob Ross paintings seemed like good practice for natural landscapes. The newest area in which I wanted to learn how to improve was in coloring eyes and hair. Continue reading The Duck Tries Eye and Hair Coloring Tutorials
Happy Halloween, fellow mortals! I have been simply dying to show you my Ratchet and Clank stretching portraits, and today is finally the day to discover just how those pictured in my earlier post met their ghastly ends…. Continue reading Is This Blog Post Actually Stretching?
I’ve never been great at coming up with original ideas. That’s probably why I so enjoy fan art and fan fiction because it saves me the trouble of having to come up with any original characters or worlds for them to inhabit. A little while back, however, the idea for a random original creature popped into my head, and I just had to draw it before my rare bout of creativity vanished. Continue reading In the Misty Woods