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some more rough plein air paintings. More of a lighting study.

some more rough plein air paintings. More of a lighting study.

Landscape study. Also I had reinstalled Photoshop recently and I was getting my setup and tools back together. This was the test painting.

Landscape study. Also I had reinstalled Photoshop recently and I was getting my setup and tools back together. This was the test painting.

debera88 asked

Hey, I really like your posts, You've got an awesome blog, Whats your frankly.me handle, want to interview you?

Hi, no I don’t have an account there. Feel free to PM me any questions you have!

caprademons:

Shiva of the East, Dark Souls Design Works

AWESOME

Some art from my last contract project! Can’t say much about it, but it was fun while I was there, and I got to do a LOT of cute robots! I think I will post them in their own post eventually.

dcwomenkickingass:

Everyone! Listen to This Speech by Gene Luen Yang on Diversity and Comics Right Now

On Saturday, writer Gene Luen Yang gave a speech at the National Book Festival where he discussed the issue of diversity in publishing and specifically in comics and it is amazing.

The award-winning Boxers and Saints author began his speech by discussing the importance of Dwayne McDuffie to his own entrance in to comics and to comics overall. McDuffie, of course, fought for diversity in comics ultimately creating his own comic company so he could see people like himself in comics.

Yang talks about the importance of that company, Milestone, because the character Xombi was also an Asian American male.

But he also addresses the issue of diversity in terms of the writer’s responsibility and overcoming the fear of “not getting it right” and suffering the wrath of the Internet.

I strongly recommend that every writer or potential writer in comics listen to this speech. I strongly recommend that every editor and publisher in comics listen to this speech. I strongly recommend every comic reader listen to this speech. And I strongly hope that every person who diminishes diversity in comics with snide remarks listens to this speech.

You can also read the transcript here.

My Midna canvas print is now available on Etsy! 

11x14in Canvas print (1.5in deep).

Purchase here!

Game Bestiary Skull Triptych is up for purchase!

They are each 12x12in Canvas Prints (1.5in deep).

All three for $200, or $80 each.

Triptych

Skull of Pikachutona Minor

Skull of Koopadra Rex

Skull of Chocobo Camelus

dailycatdrawings:

277: Serval Cat

dailycatdrawings:

277: Serval Cat

acedrgn asked

I'm sure you've been asked already, but how do you feel about all the drama going on right now about Zoe Quinn?

patrickklepek

You want me to walk into a minefield? OK. Let’s try to keep this short.

There are numerous angles to what’s unfolded over the last few days, and I’m not going to address all of them. Please keep that in mind here.

This has turned into TMZ. For just about all of this, it’s not our business.

There’s no excuse for the extreme harassment and abuse in the last few days. No one deserves to have nude pictures of themselves distributed all over the Internet without their consent. No one deserves to have their address blasted on social networks as a veiled threat. No one.

There is no excuse. None, nada.

Some people see a conspiracy. Others see common human decency.

What we have is an ugly corner of the gaming community exploiting an opportunity to tear into a situation with the flimsiest of justifications. The idea that such abuse is warranted because of concerns over the “ethics of games journalism” cannot be taken seriously by people who utter “whore,” “cunt,” “faggot,” and other words in the same sentence. A quick perusal of “zoe quinn” on Twitter will find you plenty of these people.

A response to that line of criticism might be “yeah, but…

There is a universe where a blog was written specifically to raise ethical concerns about personal relationships between the games press, and not a character assassination meant to tear a person’s life apart.

We do not live in that world. Do not try to pretend that’s what this about.

However.

Disclosure is important. Kotaku editor Stephen Totilo addressed this specifically on Twitter, given his reporter and publication are in question:

Nathan Grayson never wrote a review of Depression Quest for Kotaku. He did write about the indie game jam that went to pieces, which happened to involve Zoe Quinn. Numerous publications also wrote about the same incident, and nothing in Grayson’s write up is particularly different from what you would find elsewhere. On Rock Paper Shotgun, Grayson mentioned Depression Quest in a writeup about 49 other video games that were recently greenlit on Steam. Another mention of Depression Quest was published on RPS written by Adam Smith. You can verify this through the Depression Quest tag.

Yes, disclosure is important. Yes, we should be aware if the press has engaged in a personal relationship with a developer. But nothing justifies what’s transpired since. People have hijacked this for madness.

Cliche but true: some just want to watch the world burn.

Given I’ve spent the last few days trying to ignore folks accusing me of cheating on my wife, you’ll excuse me if I’m over talking about this now.

This is the last I’ll say on this topic. No other questions will be answered.

If anyone’s following the recent dramabomb that’s hit the gaming “community”