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Wherein you make your gf an infernal box

It all started at Michael’s, as these things always do, with a box shaped like a book. You see I’d never played dungeons and dragons, but it turns out any DM worth her salt needs a way to roll her dice unobserved. The more sinister the receptacle the better.


Flowers are cool and all, but I think the accursed flesh of the damned would be more appropriate


I've always found accursed flesh to be somewhat rubbery - plastidip is great for that


Plus it's nice to paint on

Once you've painted on the pentagram and inscribed the appropriate infernal runes, it's time to raise the flesh above it. I used a glue gun.

Don't forget to paint over them again.

After spray painting the corners metalic, I sealed it with Mod Podge.

The inside should be lined with felt, the colour of freshly spilled blood.

Yes, that's a string cheese wrapper on my floor. Manipulating such dark power is dangerous, hungry work.

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Self portrait

Once upon a time a friend of mine got married.

Now I don’t know much about weddings, but I’m told presents are as important as presence, and sometimes more so. I think it has something to do with mitigating curses, but maybe I made that up.

There are so many options when it comes to wedding presents. I’ve learned from movies that toasters are always a good one. You can never have too many toasters. Or, you know, a towel or kitchen knife.

Useful. Decorative. But when it comes right down to it, boring. I decided to investigate further, and I’m glad I did because it turned up an unexpected fact. Turns out paintings are valid and even respectable wedding gifts.
I know! Imagine my surprise.

For various reasons (which I’d elaborate on if this post didn’t seem too wordy as is), a painting fit perfectly and moreover is what I decided to present.

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Save the date

Apparently it’s a thing. News to me, but what do I know about weddings? Very, very little is what I know about weddings!

I did two save-the-date designs for Matt and Erin. They are getting married, not sure if you knew.

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Judo is not for teeth but for humans

I was working on this three by six foot banner for Tsang Dentistry, when I got one of those not enough memory to perform this task errors! So ha! to anyone who thought 12GB of RAM was excessive!

Unrelatedly, the banner was for a judo tournament, but other than that I don’t know much. I kept everything as large as possible because who knows what the average viewing distance will be?

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A question or a comic

Ugh, Mel’s style is so hard! I don’t really get how to do it.

Also i think I know what has been wrong with my colouring lately and the answer might be laziness. So that is good and also bad! The best kind of hypothesis.

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Studio sketchy update!

Oh, man. I ran out of time. So many interruptions today!

I wanted to spend more time on shading/expressions/backgrounds, but even more I wanted to get it up before 5pm. That is why it looks like a small child shaded it. Oh well!