03 Mar 2020

To Exist

Am I doomed

To an existence

Where you

You, you, and you

(Yes, I know you're all the same—

though it took me a while to catch on)

Will be near enough to see

But never to hold?

Always tantalisingly close

But no cigar?

To check up on

After a …

23 Feb 2020

Chats with the Dead

Jaki, Maali, and DD

Jaki, Maali, and DD on one of their vacations Down South circa late 1980s.

I finished Shehan Karunatilaka's Chats with the Dead last week, and it was incredible. As Thimal puts it about Jaki, "how can a character say so little but still be so amazing?".

This Krita piece took …

09 Dec 2019

Shouting Into The Void

Clouds

Nobody reads this blog1. RSS readers are dead, Kottu's stats page makes me weep, and I don't dare post these things on social media. So that leaves me at my most comfortable—a good old conversation with myself.

There is beauty in solitude. You only truly begin to appreciate …

30 Nov 2019

Going Digital
Time to put my Gaomon face on!

I've been eyeing a graphics tablet for a while now, and on 11.11 there was this gorgeous Gaomon S620 for just $22 (!!!) on AliExpress, an offer I simply couldn't refuse. Well, the tab arrived in the mail today, and I want to share some of my experiments on my …

27 Nov 2019

I've been sketching...

I've been sketching at work...

Sketch

I've been sketching at home...

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I've sketched someone who looks like Jinora...

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And someone who looks like me...

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Most are terrible...

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But some, I'm quite proud of...

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Especially this one 👇

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I got myself a set of cheap graphite sketching pencils from our lord and saviour …


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