Month: September 2016

From Fat Ponies to Rocketships Pony marker-test

From Fat Ponies to Rocketships

I’m a brick-and-mortar type of artist; I like non-digital tools for drawing and painting. So right now my desk is a disaster! It’s mess of pens, markers, pencils, tracing paper, and brushes. I keep knocking things to the floor when I’m working. It’s distracting! It’s always been that way for me. Even back in the […]

Common Answers to Questions I’m Asked While Urban Sketching Sara Sketching

Common Answers to Questions I’m Asked While Urban Sketching

Yes, that’s a real fountain pen. Yes! I do this all the time. I don’t know if I’m going to color it in until I’m near the end. Certainly you can draw, anyone can. I absolutely think you should try. I’d love to see your work. Me too, I’ve lots of art supplies that I […]

Normalizing Fascism and the Loss of Civil Rights, from Dystopian Novel to Reality Distressed Hands

Normalizing Fascism and the Loss of Civil Rights, from Dystopian Novel to Reality

“…The invisible webs of Comus [Communications U.S.], drawn taut and singing with tension as Prowlers policed the roads of the nation, sifting the population man by man through psycho-polling research. They kept the electronic computers humming day and night, straight around the clock.” Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore (1911-1987) wrote those words sixty years ago in […]

Calling All Retro-Future Fans! The Moon Station Dome illustration by Andrey Sokolov

Calling All Retro-Future Fans!

Okay…I’m going to be honest with you, this blog’s not for everyone. Just people who like: SCIENCE SCIENCE FICTION SPIRITUALITY QUANTUM PHYSICS TIME ALIENS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TRANSHUMANISM CONSPIRACIES SEMANTICS GENETICS …and, of course, the Pulp Visionaries from the early to mid-20C. Please follow and like us:

The Complex Psychology That Goes Into Winning A War Radio_operators_at_Mareeba_July_1944_AWM_067954 altered2

The Complex Psychology That Goes Into Winning A War

How many times have you woken up with a catchy tune stuck in your head? It’s like a phantom itch that drives you mad, at least until you find a way to get rid of it. We’ve all wondered how these odd tidbits get stuck in our heads and where they might have come from. […]

Testing a spaceship sequence Spaceship sequence

Testing a spaceship sequence

This is an design sequence I’m working on as part of a promotion for my upcoming book release. It’s pretty simple at this stage but I thought I’d post it here, instead of at Flying Pony Studios blog, as all the book materials (and final artwork) will be shown through this website. To the stars! […]

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