Posts in: "Colouring"

The Fabled Canadas

datetime January 25, 2020 11:52 PM

Observation: Spud has not blogged in 3 months.

Plausible Hypotheses: Spud has died. Or is having family drama. Or doesn’t like Space Men anymore. Or was kidnapped by Swedish terrorists. Or– and bear with me here– has died.

Actual Explanation:

Three-panel comic. Panel 1. Off-screen voice: You should really do that thing you have to do. Melodramatic crow: aaaaaaaa. Panel 2. Off-screen voice: It would only take a minute. Melodramatic crow: AAAAAA. Panel 3. Off-screen voice: This really doesn't have to be hard. Melodramatic crow: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Credit: Incendavery


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datetime May 31, 2017 10:32 PM

I haven’t been terribly productive for the past six months. However, while I’ve generally failed to successfully make things, the rate at which I plan to make things has not really slowed down. Most of these plans take the form of vague outlines in the back of my head or excited-but-fruitless discussions with my friends and associates. A precious few plans, though, have passed the important barrier of being committed to paper.

A concept in my head has about a 10% chance of seeing the light of day. A concept that makes it to the drawing stage jumps to about 80%. The project might be tackled right away or it may sleep for a few years before I find the time and enthusiasm to begin labouring, but sooner or later, Spud Art usually becomes Spud Tangible Objects.

With that said, let’s take a look at something that I will probably build… eventually… maybe. ~_~

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Freelance Murderthieves

datetime April 18, 2017 12:01 AM

Toward the end of 2016, my long-running Pathfinder group got bored with our campaign and decided to try something else. We’d been interested in dipping our toes into 5th Edition D&D for a while, just to see how the game had changed, so my associate, Rich, volunteered to run the first published campaign, which is titled “Something Something Dragons”.

I’m pretty sure that’s it.


D&D characters are basically the only things Spud enjoys drawing, so I’ve spent the past month giddily scratching out illustrations for our four brave looter/arsonists. And because I knew I would need to squeeze a blog article out of the exercise, I recorded the colouring process to produce time lapse art videos set to thematically appropriate music.

So, let’s meet the new family!

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MS Paint: Tool of Oppression

datetime November 17, 2016 12:00 PM

When I started this blog, I had a very simple philosophy in mind: rather than pushing for frequent updates, I would concentrate on posting only a consistently high quality of work. My vision was that someone who paged through my catalog of posts would only see a string of detailed posts about my best work, with no blatant filler to skip over. That guiding philosophy is why I average only one blog post per month– I only produce one nice thing every month, on average, so that’s how often I have something to write about.

Some months, however, I find myself not having been as productive as usual, and thus I have nothing to write about when the vague monthly post deadline comes up. Occasionally I can dredge up an older unpublished project to fill the gap– and I actually do have a really fun one from about 14 months ago that I never got around to– however, this month I’m just not feeling it. Due to personal life events and global tragedies alike, my reserves of creativity are running fairly low at the moment. But rather than let the month simply slip by with no post, I’m going to make a one-time exception and go against my core philosophy.

That’s right, folks: it’s time for Spud to post some absolute garbage. 😀

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A Colourful Soul

datetime March 8, 2015 8:46 AM

Apparently this was a colouring weekend.

This little lady is a tattoo-loving gnome played by someone in my Pathfinder group. I really enjoyed trying to match my drawing to his mental picture. 😀

As always, you may click to embiggen.

I know most of my readership doesn’t really care about these art posts, but they’re my favourite content to go back and re-view later, so I’m gonna keep making them periodically. Because on top of everything else Spud is, he is also his own most important readership demographic.


More Than Words

datetime March 6, 2015 2:34 PM

Today, after a painfully long wait, the MayaNet list-building app has finally been updated for N3. No more must I construct lists using multiple books and a sheet of paper, brothers and sisters! After months of grueling arithmetic, Spud is free!

This wondrous event demanded that I employ more than mere text to express my joy and gratitude, so I dug out my tablet and got to work.

Say it with me, brothers and sisters!

[ Forum-sized version ]
[ Cropped and without text ]

May the blessings of Space Jesus be forever upon His children, Apollo and ToadChild.