— disastrous strokes


My thesis novel writing starts tomorrow, to kick off NaNoWriMo. These are 3 out of 4 of my main characters.


A worldly heir of nobility/fortune with secrets to keep & graces to maintain.


A young lady, tempted by power, who must choose between practicality and risk.

serious face

A student, full of potential, who tries to find the proper outlet for his intensities.

Not included – A displaced (& disgraced) courtier sent away to re-establish himself and learn a bit of humility. [He is not pictured because I’m combining two previously pictured character designs to make him – am getting rid of the knight from a few posts down below]

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It’s time for some old pieces from one of my seventy three neglected moleskine notebooks.

Anand. From like, aaaages ago when I made him pose for me while everyone was at the diner.


Umm, we’ll see who he is. He’s based on a man I merely glimpsed at while I was in Brighton a few months ago. He was standing outside a bookstore looking perfectly happy and content with life. Then I drew him and it was nice. Then I inked the pencil sketch and he ended up looking a lot more dangerous than I intended him to look. Oh my!

 not to be confused with gary oldman, obviously

not to be confused with gary oldman, obviously

This is a sketch of an old man I saw on the bus in Grenoble in late May/early June. It’s more accurate than is really polite (he really was wearing slippers and had mutant-caterpillar-Martin Scorsese eyebrows). He was too incredible looking not to draw.

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Hello! I used to have a sketchblog on Netherworld.nu, but the Underworld has been replaced by the summery goodness of Aestival! And so the sketch blog had to move. But knowing how clumsy I can be, I didn’t archive the old one properly. So you get this most excellent gallery of precious little sketchoodles. ESQUISSE ME!

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