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Grey serpentine/draconic demon bust, from the side, showing three magenta eyes. Sketch.

In the spirit of trying to do more art more quickly: the demon Haborym, a.k.a. Lee, a Shepherd of the Lilim.

Lee has a totally OTT design that I’m terrible at keeping consistent but… honestly? I find it kind of relaxing doodling in its scales and horns.

2019-01-29T12:58:32+10:0027th January, 2019|Tags: my art, SPACE DEMONS, wip|

Messing around with Sketchbook on the new iPad. I do miss the bigger screen space of the old one, but… this one fits in my handbag. Why can’t I have both things, damnit!

2019-01-29T12:52:58+10:0024th January, 2019|Tags: DRAGON OF ROSEMONT HIGH, my art, wip|

Con art.

So if anyone was wondering what I was drawing last weekend at Continuum… ta-daa! Who doesn’t love a fat snake-demon with tentacles? I mean, really. One day I may even finish painting something other than just the head.

(Yeah. Right…)

2017-06-19T14:38:41+10:0015th June, 2017|Tags: my art|

Conflux 12: The sketch post.

So because I didn’t get to many panels at Conflux 12, I didn’t get much art done. Nonetheless, I dutifully lugged my iPad around for the entire weekend anyway, and this is the result.

Still unfinished… and also super, super dark. I swear it didn’t look that dark on the iPad. What the hell, Procreate?

2017-09-02T08:37:27+10:005th October, 2016|Tags: conflux12, my art|

I survived #Conflux12 and all I got was…

(…this badly photographed pile of awesome stuff!)

So yeah. I survived my second year of Conflux; go me!

Special big shout-outs this year to:

  • Elizabeth, for babysitting me and letting me crash her Dungeon World game1
  • Alex, for listening to me rant about Marxism, Evil Ernie, and pro wrestling
  • Rivqa, for WoW squeeing and letting me hijack her Ancillary Justice panel with my this-book-is-really-about-the-American-War-of-Independence/-Civil-War conspiracy theory
  • and Elanor, for sharing my love of Paul McGann’s Doctor and rage over Children of Earth.

I didn’t end up going to very many panels this year, mostly because I kept getting sidetracked by ranting at people in the bar (lots of ranting… lots and lots of ranting). On the other hand, I did get to do a workshop on the Friday where I had to create a YA character and book plot on the fly while being live critiqued by a panel of teenagers, and that was kind of traumatising, not gonna lie, so I pretty much needed the rest of the three days to recover.

Since it wouldn’t be a Conflux without a book haul, you can find the full list at GoodReads. I’m super-jazzed about Tansy Rayner Roberts‘ Mocklore books and Kaaron Warren‘s The Grief Hole in particular (and also super-jazzed that I got them signed). Tansy’s one of those people I secretly stalk online and absolutely fail at talking to in real life because I’m too busy dying of squee, while I fell in love with Kaaron’s writing after the last Conflux because ohmigod Australian female horror writer gimmie gimmie gimmie.

My other discovery this year was Meri Amber, who’s both adorable and writes adorable geek-pop you should totally go and listen to. She’s also the one who sold me my single most expensive purchase of the con: a set of metal rainbow Level Up Dice. Because seriously nothing says “beware the DM” like when she destroys your dining table by rolling her razor-sharp, heavy-as-shit, candy-coloured metal dice across it.

Zoltan says, "Showing up is METAL!"

Zoltan the Dungeon World Bard says, “Showing up is METAL!”

Metal was actually a bit of a theme of the con, I guess. Poor Zoltan, the Elf Bard with the power of METAL!. We hardly knew ye. (Also, I’m kinda glad you got killed off halfway through because holy shit was my voice wrecked from death growling the next day. Good thing I had no panels on the Saturday!)

Oh, and next year? Next year, we’re getting ribbons.

  1. Even if she did kill me. Twice. []
2018-11-26T08:05:27+10:004th October, 2016|Tags: books, conflux, cons, fandom, my art, xp|

So this is why I finally bought PhotoShop.

I tried using my old tablet the other day only to find it apparently doesn’t work with Windows 10. It was really old, so that’s not unexpected, but still a bummer.

I’ve had the iPad Pro sitting around for a while. I’ve drawn with it a bit using Procreate, which is a great app, but I still sometimes missed having the full PS experience.

Anyway, so my version of PhotoShop was an ancient version on my PC I’d “borrowed” from my “friend” Ms. Internet like a decade ago. It still worked, so I figured I’d try and hook the iPad Pro up to the PC. The app I tried was Duet Display, and it destroyed my computer. Like, I dunno what happened, but something about the driver did not like my computer, and I ended up having to rebuild Windows.

Which, of course, blatted that copy of PhotoShop.

So, anyway. Long story short: I finally bought PhotoShop CC and grabbed Astropad for my Mac. Eternal blessings to the Spirit of Steve Jobs, because it Just Worked, and ten minutes later I was sketching. Huzzah!

This is Elias, for the record. Hopefully you’ll be seeing some more of him later…

2017-09-02T08:42:02+10:0025th September, 2016|Tags: my art, tech|