How to get better at drawing: Take some lessons

Recently Roz and me were talking about ways we could get better at drawing in addition to simply drawing a lot. One suggestion I had was to take some online lessons. If you’re interested in improving your drawing with a bit of instruction and mentoring thrown in, the best resource I’ve found is “” (great name guys). But despite the less than imaginative name, it’s a goldmine and definitely worth the fee.

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WIP: The Hardy Boys in Beyond the Mountains of Madness

A sketch for something a bit more than a “daily drawing”. I’m gonna try to see this one to completion. “The Hardy Boys: Beyond The Mountains Of Madness”.


Plot summary:

Frank and Joe Hardy’s best schoolchum Chet Morton is missing and so is twenty thousand dollars in unmarked bills. The young sleuths refuse to believe that Chet has stolen the money and they’ve vowed to find him and the real crook before time runs out. But when the trail leads them to a hidden region in the Himalayas, an ancient book known as the Necronomicon, and traces of a vast prehistoric alien race, Frank and Joe begin to wonder if they’ve uncovered a mystery that is not only unsolvable but threatens the foundations of all human existence.

3 years later and what happened…

  1. We had Nunnink Baby #6
  2. I became a Lutheran
  3. Left one startup, started another.
  4. Sold our house that we’d been living in for 9 years.
  5. Moved the family to Bend, Oregon, then Portland, Oregon.
  6. Kinda failed at daily drawing for three years. Outch.
  7. Started a Lutheran Theology Radio Show which then got kicked off the air after a year.
  8. Seriously considered becoming an Anglican priest.
  9. I grew a beard.
  10. In January of 2015 I bought a sketchbook and started drawing every day again.

Let’s see how this goes.

I had such high hopes for this drawing and then everything fell apart when it came down to execution. I still have a ways to go.

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Jodi Meadows is an author I met online about six or seven years ago. We exchanged critiques on the OWW and I’ve followed her work ever since. She’s got oodles of imagination and talent and it was just a matter of time before a publisher took notice. The first book in her Newsoul Trilogy is coming out next year. Here’s my graphic-novel style take on the first entry in the trilogy, Incarnate:

It’s never too early for fan art, right?