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AVERY CLOUD V1

Spectrum City performance artist Avery Cloud plays an early role in my current book project Utopian Musings. I’m still working on the worldbuilding. Is Avery a plant person? Are those petals or leaves covering her forehead? Or are they keratinous plates that grow out of cuticles above her eyes?
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JACK CREDO V1

I’m staring to explore illustration styles for my book project Utopian Musings. I wanted to create icon-like portraits of my plant people, focusing on their eyes and petals that grow over their foreheads. Poet Jack Credo is represented over 4 decades in his life and I wanted to show various...
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OWL 02

Second verse, same as the first. While working in a Manhattan antique store one afternoon in 2001, I made a number of blind contour drawings of several items on display. There was an owl, carved out of wood, that served as the base of a table lamp. My original pencil...
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OWL 01

While working in a Manhattan antique store one afternoon in 2001, I made a number of blind contour drawings of several items on display. There was an owl, carved out of wood, that served as the base of a table lamp. My original pencil drawings were made on brown, recycled...
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RETHINKING THE ION

I need to draw more. For fun. For practice. More on that later… In the past, when I had a story ready to illustrate, I would go through a process of learning to draw again as I tried to establish an art style that would best service the narrative. Back...
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White Cat

Another 2003 drawing of Rita the Cat. Rita was very affectionate with those she liked, and actively ignored or avoided those she did not. She also suffered from separation anxiety. Rita would only eat if you sat and watched her. She hated being left home alone and if she could...
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GREEN CAT

I moved to NYC in 2001 and lived in a Manhattan apartment with my brother and one of his classmates. I was attending graduate school at Parsons that fall and worked weekends in my landlord’s antique store. One hot Saturday, I kept the front door open to keep the air...
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ANT

In high school and college, I took toys apart to make characters for my stop motion projects. I made this humanoid ant by removing limbs and other body parts from the Transformers toy for Inferno from the Beast Wars series. In this image, this robotic ant-man sits upon a planet,...
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LIONESS

This is a piece of panel art from my 2010 comic Martian Debut. The digital work I did on this was originally done in color. This black and white version was later created for printing purposes. (So far, I’ve only been able to afford printing my books in black and...
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