So about...9 months into a new place, you sort of want to go back to the old place? I just miss Minneapolis a little more than normal. It might be the season change; the midwest gets some phenomenal season changes. You never have to guess which season it is. It is children's-picture-book obvious.
So here's a kind of autumny piece. In Seattle, it could also probably pass for winter and spring too. NOT a bad thing.
I pulled this drawing from the last sketchbook,
and finished it up in watercolor.
Speaking of Minneapolis, though, Light Grey Art Lab is making more amazing things, and their next show is going to be the highlight of the year's shows. There's an oracle deck. I'll be posting more about it later; I've got an illustration in the deck that will be posted here a little closer to the release date. I deeply regret not being able to attend the show, which is opening on October 30th, in the tradition of Light Grey Art Lab doing phenomenal stuff around Halloween.
I'm looking forward to October in general. I read Something Wicked This Way Comes for the first time last year (thanks to a friend), and loved it. Since then, it has been at the top of my list "Books I Would Like To Illustrate". I think reading it may become an annual tradition. Maybe I'll try to keep up with "Inktober" (if you're not quite sure what that is, search it on Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and drink it in), but mostly I'll use it as an October bonus tag to put on the normal number of ink drawings I make in a month. These days I'm finding 30 day challenges work like yo-yo diets. I can only make it work if it's sustainable for more than 30 days. I'm getting old, probably.