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I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting handmade butterflies for an exhibit to remember the 1,500,000 children who perished in the Holocaust. Their goal is to have one butterfly for each and every child who died. Please take some time and make one for them. They will accept any medium (barring food and glitter). I am sending […]

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The Chase

In the distance flees my quarry While I ponder upon my story. This chase of mine is slowed by nary A stop upon my mind’s vast prairie. I time my hunt with proper cadence, Watching for my foe’s appearance. If I should hope to bring him to, I must be sharp, my vice subdued. As […]

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First Watercolor Sketch

Today I did my first sketch with watercolors. I worked from a photo of DC’s Chinatown that I took a couple months ago. First I sketched it out with my brush pen, then I filled in details with my fountain pen loaded with Noodler’s black ink (for future reference: bad plan. Noodler’s wasn’t waterproof, so […]

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New Camera!

If you read my wife’s blog, you know that this year we decided to give ourselves new cameras for Christmas! She chose the great Nikon D90, but I went a little more portable and picked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1. It’s not a proper DSLR, but it’s very near (interchangeable lens system, DSLR-quality sensor, etc) while […]

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Sketch Dump

Here are some sketches from the last few weeks, as I figure out what I’m doing. So far, all my sketches have been of a subject; one of these days we’ll see if I can draw something original. Won’t that be exciting! Don’t forget to click for bigger versions!

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Photo Dump

I haven’t had a lot of opportunities for photography lately, but here’s what I do have. This is the entrance to Chinatown in DC, shot from outside RFD Washington. We went to a farm and picked apples and pumpkins! I think we ended up with more than twenty pounds of apples. Lauren getting her own […]

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Rotoscoping Attempt

One of my favorite webcomics is Basic Instructions. A while back, the author’s wife posted a tutorial on assembling a BI strip, including his particular art style: rotoscoping. It basically entails tracing the important bits out of an actual photo, so you end up with a cartoony version of the picture. I decided to try […]

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Grand Introductions

Hi, my name is Sam and I’m an alcoholic writing about my art. I have another blog, but that was conceived mainly as a tech blog (I’m a software engineer), so I’ve split this one off to cover my more creative side. I plan to show my progress in sketching, music, writing, what have you. […]

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