new painting project

Part 1 - the project begins

Part 2 - mostly just doing the bottom color layer so far, no textures
I'd say I'm 15% done. I'm going to take my time and enjoy the process

Part 3 - been snowed in so I've taken time to paint
25% done currently, background is mostly complete. She's in a fancy theatre, POV is from backstage looking out towards an audience. The flashing is my surreal idea of her imagination picturing people adoring her from the empty seats, which can barely be made out because the house is dark.
Haven't worked on the actual woman part, other than flat back coloring so don't judge her too harshly yet.

Where does Jon Snow go after the ending of Game of Thrones?

This is a short story I wrote that is my idea of what would happen after the ending of the Game Of Thrones TV show. 


Drawing 2

previous: drawing 1

This is an abstract dog. I like to put body parts out of order when sketching. Some famous artists focus on teeth or ears. I don't have a focus, so it jumbles up.

I like this one. Really just started drawing this with new pens of varying stroke widths. Mother and son, I suppose. 

I also like this one. It's an eyeball (maybe that's my focus, huh?) that is also a rain cloud. 

Drawing 1

This one was a failed experiment with color. I don't really like how it turned out, but failure is a learning experience. Tried to use odd colors for shaders.

The messed up thing on this one is that bird legs bend the other way. I still like what I was going for. Still, a color experiment. Eyeturtle. 

I drew this for my mom. She likes giraffes. 

next: drawing 2

2018 Game of the Year


Want to know who won in other years? Here’s the 2017201620152014, and 2013 list.

Played some games this year. Shout out to Planet Coaster, Breath of the Wild, Plants VS Zombies 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, Tower Defense King, Pokemon Go. Guess I didn't play all that much. I've been pretty busy (going to Japan, running shows, writing...).

The Oxyborb Blog Game OThe Year for 2018

Dungeons & Dragons 5E - Planar Sphere

This is an unusual year for GOTY on my blog. But I have to say that my choice is the D&D sessions I've been playing with my friends, namely my DM Kyle. Dude has been putting his heart and soul into making one insanely epic tabletop game! He has about a billion people playing together (many different groups converging). It's been a blast to sit and roll dice with a bunch of cool artsy-peeps. 

My character is Jor R. R. Molken. He's a gnome wizard, specializing in conjuration. He loves grease, web, and other ridiculous spells. He used to be evil, but he's since had a change of heart (witnessing a few other player characters doing absolutely bonkers stuff). 

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School's Out For Snow

Feeling a bit lonely this morning. It's cold. The Midwest is going through some negative twenty degree windchill, and I'm just sitting around and thinking. Maybe some of the things I've got boiling in my brain are better said with a guitar. I don't know.

Vague rhymes with plague. Not sure that matters, but I've typed the second enough yesterday. I miss sledding.

This is my second snow day in a row, sorta. Yesterday was more of a cold day. But, I miss going sledding. Haven't been since I was a kid. Don't own a sled. It snows less than it used to. I've noticed that you never see those orange-jack-o-lantern garbage bags to bag leaves with in stores anymore, mostly because the leaves don't change in October anymore. Used to be, there'd be nearly a week of snow days in a row. Now, there's only usually one a year, and it ain't even that bad.

Was supposed to work a Shakespeare play this morning, but that got cancelled. Would have been nice to enjoy it. Macbeth. In the state I live in, I only ever talk to people about work. When snow blocks the bridges over the Mississippi, I am behind the moat.

Snow days were for video games. Today, games get harder so that you'll spend money to buy fake currency so that you can buy boosts that allow you to win. Weird. Used to be bonuses were unlocked by entering cheat codes, now you enter credit card numbers. Sledding was free, what happened to that?

It's nice to have someone to go to the movies with. But it is cold.