Finding Inspiration (from my Patreon page)

Please take time to browse my favorites at my deviantart page.  You can find them by following the link on the left column of this page and scrolling down on my deviantart page.  I have over 2600 examples of artwork that caught my eye from sketches to paintings and small sculptures to life-size ones.  If you work your way through the pages, you will find an amphibian tiger and a horse made out of driftwood.  You can also find great examples of comic book artistry.  These are the people who drive me to get better at what I do and sometimes make me itch to experiment.  Again, please consider rummaging through because I believe there is something for everyone including landscapes, portraits, and animals, as well as, science fiction and fantasy.

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In the Beginning

This is for my friend Nila who posted the first lines of some of her favorite books.

 

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.

Dune by Frank Herbert

There is a similarity, if I may be permitted an excursion into tenuous metaphor, between the feel of a chilly breeze and the feel of a knife’s blade, as either is laid across the back of a neck.

Jhereg by Steven Brust

Bandits often lay in wait in the ruins of the old town at the four ways — Jenny Waynest thought there were three of them this morning.

Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly

Where Shadows dim with shadows mate

in caverns deep and dark,

where old books dream of bygone days

when they were wood and bark,

where diamonds from coal are born

and no birds ever sing,

that region is the dread domain

ruled by the shadow king.

The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

Killashandra listened as the words dropped with leaden fatality into her frozen belly.

Crystal Singer by Anne Mccaffrey