I made a new version of this image… for a personal story I’m working on. View the original illustration for reference.

Early stages of a #watercolor painting

Inspired by The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

One of the stranger and more truthful books I’ve read about what it is to be a child.

Nothing quite like a blank piece of paper.

Work in progress #wip #illustration #sketching #art

Yesterday tumblr informed me that Cham’s Ramble is 4 years old. When I look back at my earliest posts from 2010, I see a lot of my student work, things I was muddling through without fully understanding them. I still mostly feel like I’m muddling, but It’s always a good boost to the artistic ego to take a look back and see how your work has changed.

Happy 4th Birthday to this little blog!

What happened next. Another installment of this same story which I posted a few weeks ago.

Write ‘em down, no matter how small. Thanks for the beautiful notebook @bumdom!

Come visit me today at the Barlow Street Fair in Sebastopol! 5 - 9pm, McKinley Street.

Come visit me today at the Barlow Street Fair in Sebastopol! 5 - 9pm, McKinley Street.