Author: Nolen

I've been posting some daily sketches during Advent season on my social media channels. You can subscribe to any of the following feeds to see the latest pieces....

It's that time of year again! Time to pop bust out the ink and brushes for Inktober. Last year's drawings took me a long time to finish, I ended up finishing sometime in mid November. This year, I went with smaller sketches so that I could finish them in time especially given how busy life has been lately....

This is an overdue post, it's been pretty hectic trying to sneak in some blogging in between parenting, moving, and remodeling. Smartsheet commissioned me last summer for a piece based on the title of one of their monthly software releases. For this commission, I had to base the artwork on the title, "Endeavour." I reviewed some of art of their previous...

Earlier this year, I was interviewed by Paul Hong, aka Dreamlander, who does these great video interview essays on people and passion. He was able to record some of footage while I was tabling at ECCC as well as provide some sneak peeks into my messy workspace at home. I'd say he did a smashing job, although, the guy in the...

A while ago, I was introduced to the Character Design Challenge when I restarted my Facebook account. It's similar to the Sketch Dailies themes that I used to participate in except that it's a monthly theme and there's more of a format to the submissions. I tried to submit for some of the previous months' themes, but I would always end up...

Here's an old childhood drawing I did of a superhero. I went and redrew it, click on the post title to see the full image....

I have a hard time relaxing. I wear a nightguard when I sleep.  I enjoy painful deep-tissue massages. My brow is naturally furrowed. When I'm at the beach, I'm constantly checking to make sure I have enough sunscreen to cover my pasty body, and when I lie down, I keep an eye open for anyone looking to steal my belongings....