June 29, 2012

IF - Refresh

So this is my first attempt at digital painting with my new Wacom.  I think this is the start of a good relationship.

June 22, 2012

IF - Space

I decided to modify an old sketch (which you can see here) for this weeks IF.

June 14, 2012

East Dallas Hail Storm

We had an awful hailstorm yesterday evening in our east Dallas neighborhood.  Broke out five windows in our house.  I saw countless broken windshields driving around (luckily I was out buying comics when it hit so our car was alright).  Our neighborhood looked like a war zone.  Click here for a news story with video.

June 8, 2012

IF - Shiny

A warning to those with Arthrophobia – the following post contains a drawing of a large scorpion like gentleman.

His Lord Pandinus Spinifer just got a shiny new coat for nights out drinking brandy at the club.

Colorado 2012 - Part 2

In which we visit the San Juan mountains, have a great time with good friends, explore haunted mining camps, and drive precariously close to many a drop off.

The San Juan Mountains in south west Colorado

The town of Ouray

Cascade falls was a short (if steep) hike from Brooke's house

From a Gondola over Mountain Village

Mountain stream near Telluride

The future Maclennan household

View from the back porch

Stream down below the house

Hunter turns nine

Brighton and Brooke playing with Hunter's presents

Aspens along Last Dollar Road

On the lookout along Hwy 550 (Million Dollar Hwy)

Red Mountain Pass

Headed towards the ghost town of Animas Forks

Kaitlyn makes friends

At Animas Forks - an old mining town that has been abandoned

Maybe there are still ghosts there after all

Our last visit to Ouray here.

June 7, 2012

Colorado 2012 Part 1

Laura and I took the last week in May to visit the great state of Colorado.  We flew in and out of Denver, spent some time in Denver visiting Laura's great aunt, and drove a rental car to Ouray to visit Brooke's family.
Our route.  Note that this is my idea of a non-roadtrip vacation.

The Denver Art Museum.  This turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip.  It was an excellent museum with a great collection.

Inside the Libeskind designed building.

Theodore Waddell’s "Abstract Angus"

Fox Games by Sandy Skoglund

We took a side trip to Boulder home of University of Colorado.

Some superheros walking around the pearl street mall in Boulder.

Driving through the mountains.

The road up to Mt. Evans (the thin white line is the road).

More driving up.

Some friendly mountain goats.

Mt. Evans

A Marmot (Whistle Pig) at the summit.

The rockies from the summit of Mt. Evans at 14265 feet.

Part 2 here.