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Art like this reminds me why I really love Erol Otus' work. It's iconic, graphic, and I've always loved the colorful and cartoonlike approach to his fantasy art.

Pure, quintessential of a lot of 1970s and early 1980s fantasy art. (Scanned from the “Days of the Dragon” calendar for 1982.)

Erol Otus Blue Dragon 1981(From the Year of Dragon 1982 Calendar)
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After a number of years (seven, apparently)—and thanks to an ideal subject prompt requested from Grackleflint—I finally got around to doing the sixth letter of the monster alphabet. #watercolor

Not great, maybe, but … I've been away.

F is for Flumph
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A new #watercolor for a new year. Forests have been on my mind a lot this year. (I’m considering scenarios which hinge on the issue of a civilization which destroys forests is likely doomed—like in the real world.)

Forest Encounter watercolor
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Yesterday, I successfully implemented private/direct messages between users of this site. It was a feat, but my next sentence may seem like a non-sequitur, so bear with me a moment. 

I sometimes worry about the trap of nostalgia.

 

It can keep you from advancing, from trying new things, or, while trying new things, keep you from accepting the way newer, more derived things are. The differences become magnified and made larger at the expense of more meaningful things.

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These photos of painted metal-cast toy knights have a story.

12 December 2010:

Recently*, I painted some solid-cast lead toy soldiers and knights for a friend to sell in a craft show. 
 I really miss working with enamels. And how cool is it to help make toys, especially in a December?

That would be Brianne. This moment in 2010 was a rare moment where I was able to paint a little.

Dotted Knight
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A speed painting for March 18, 2013:

G is for Glaug Zentradi Battle Pod (aka Marauder in Battletech, but that doesn’t begin with G).

The pilot is a Micronauts Time Traveler, for which I am unapologetic.

 

Glaug Zentradi Battle Pod

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