We will all have times in our lives that are a defining moment. A time that everything else is measured against. You will separate you life into before it happened and after. For me that time was ten years ago.

Ten years ago last night I went to bed with a huge storm in the Gulf of Mexico that forecasters predicted would make landfall in...
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This is an ongoing series of sketches I've done that started with a conversation with a friend. He asked me if I got a tattoo, what would I get. I found this a hard question to answer. It would have to be something meaningful and inspirational to me. I sat down with my sketch pad and came up with my sketch for "Courage". The
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jazee:
nice draws ! I love celtic cross and it history. :) I was thinking about having a celtic/viking tattoo too, but tattoos must always be representative (my opinion). I love your idea :) 

The gorgeous @MICA

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mica:
thanks you so much:3
hephestuss:
You are most certainly welcome. When I saw the original photograph on your set, I just felt compelled to draw it. 

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day when it began in 1868. It is a national holiday to honor all Americans who have died in military service.

All across this wonderful country, every memorial day a ritual is carried out thru the day. At dawn, the flag of the United States of America is briskly raised to the top of the staff then
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iggy:
I dislike how Memorial Day has become a day to buy things on sale and get drunk though. That's not exactly a great way to remember our fallen heroes. 
hephestuss:
I agree entirely @iggy. It has become like so many other holidays. People have long forgotten the reason behind them and they don't care as long as they get a day off of work (unlike me). The reason you're free to shop or get drunk at a bbq (or crawfish boil here in New Orleans) is the sacrifice of over a million men and women. 

My attempt to capture even the smallest portion of the beauty of these wonderful women. I am by no strech of the imagination a professional artist, at best I am a dabbler.

The stunninng @seren

The gorgeous @indi

The lovely @lioness

The beautiful @dimples

The breathtaking @arielita

The dazzling @marajade


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seren:
<3
lyamoon:
very nice!

I've started sketching again after a bit of a break.

Nancy A

Vanda B

Elizabeth Marxs

The incomparable Dita Von Tease


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Bored work doodle..

Drink one for me.

goetia:
skål! <3
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well..doodling

Give me a scrap of paper, a writing increment and a few minutes and I'll bee doodling

Case in point:

A pen and ink doodle last night, for no better reason than I bought a new fountain pen and hadn't done a pen and ink drawing to a heck of a long time. Not so bad for a scant couple of
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I have been working on a bit more ambitious sketch.

Unfortunately, I don't have a large format scanner so I've taken a few detail shots

The Princess

The dragon

And the falls


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lincy:
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My name is Dan and I am not the kind of person who leads an interesting enough life to blog about.

I make my living with my voice of all things. I'm not a singer or orator, I am a phone operator. I spend my day answering phones and making pages over the public address system. Far, far from exciting.

My hobbies are not...
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emibot:
Welcome fellow phone operator :)