Monday, February 28, 2011

My Muse Scares Me Sometimes...

So I got the chance to sit down with my sketchboard and pencils on Saturday night.

Instead of music, I had some reruns of Babylon 5 going in the background (I'm a geek and proud of it) and it actually worked quite well.

The only problem is that I couldn't draw what I sat down to draw.

I was going to work on some character design I've been working on for my friend Kaycee (read her blog here; go on, I'll wait...), but instead, my muse was whispering in my ear, make me a monster...

I shook it off, and tried to continue with what I wanted to work on.

Make me a monster...

Finally, I gave up, and this is what came out:

Sometimes, I'm a little disturbed by my imagination...

It's kinda cool, but I admit to being just a bit creeped out by this thing. In a good way (I love horror movies and comics), so it's not that bad. Plus, it's never too early to get into the Halloween spirit, so I'm not really too upset.

I just wish I could've worked on what I sat down to work on...

From the desk of the Monster Maker,


Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Howdy again, all.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been doing less writing (though I haven't stopped completely) and more drawing and even a bit of painting.

I've decided to re-imagine this blog; a re-purposing, if you will.

This was intended to be a blog about writing, but since I've done so much less of that lately, I haven't been maintaining this place like I should.

I was going to start a separate blog about my artistic endeavors (and that will probably be the case soon enough), but for the time being decided to unite those worlds, which are both so very precious to me, into this one blog.

This is still my creative space, but it is no longer writing-specific.

I will post updates on things I am working on, both written and visual, in the hopes of showing how interconnected they are for me.

That being said, here's an update on my lunch-break dragon, which has surprised me (in the good way that art should), by evolving from a quick, keep-me-from-going-insane sketch, to something that I am becoming very pleased with. It's still a long way from finished, but I am really enjoying where it's going.

Fifteen minutes at a time...

I hope you'll join me on this journey into imagination, even if it's not entirely as it was first imagined.

The road can be lonely, and I would welcome the company.

The road goes ever onward,


Friday, February 18, 2011


Greetings, all.

You may have noticed that it's been a while since I posted here. I've made a few posts over at Bradley's Brain, but things have been pretty silent around here.

The truth is, I haven't felt like much of a writer recently.

I've still been writing a bit, and my creativity is still flowing, but my muse seems to be directing all of my energy to my other creative passion, art.

Drawing (and to a lesser degree, painting) is something I've been in love with almost as long as writing. They're both connected for me, and til now, I've never really had any trouble doing both.

It seems as though lately, when I sit down to write, the cursor blinks and blinks, threatening to put me to sleep with its steady cadence. Even those "Wow, I just had a great idea" moments have been fewer and fewer.

But when I pick up my pencils, my muse begins to sing again.

Here's something I've been working on during my lunch breaks for the past couple of days:

Yes, I'm still obsessed with dragons...

It's not anything truly special yet, but I'm happy with how it's turned out so far.

I'm sad because the words haven't been flowing very well, but I'm also happy that I'm drawing more (and more effectively, I believe) than I have in a long while.

Writing and art have always been two sides of the same creative coin to me, and I do think that eventually, the written side will turn up again.

But for right now, even though I have been writing, the spinning coin has landed image side up.

I might as well enjoy the ride.

As usual, thanks for stepping into my imagination,