Wanda’s Web

There may or may not be a hobbit in one of those web sacs. – moi

My coworker Wanda asked me to draw one of her favorite comics in “Eric Style,” and I told her I would work on it this weekend. Tonight I thought I would honor the request.

The drawing is inspired by Chad Carpenter’s Tundra Comic Strip.

Chad Carpenter
Chad Carpenter’s Tundra Comic Strips

One thing I’ve been trying creating better backgrounds. If you notice the majority of my backgrounds are simple or one color. I have been playing with the blur tool to create interesting effects. My first attempt was yesterday’s piece Profite du Coucher de Soleil.

For Wanda’s Web I wanted a bit more control on the outcome and used a purple palette I googled. You can see the palette below.


Full disclosure Wanda’s Web was created on May 19th and my project post made it out on time. However, this blog is coming out on May 20th due to having a family emergency I couldn’t complete my blog in time. Long story short my husband needed his appendix removed and this all took place in the last 24 hours.

He’s okay now and resting thank goodness.

Profite du Coucher de Soleil

“Do you use use paint brush sizes or use numbers that have meaning to you when you create something?” – moi

Naming this piece was difficult. I wanted to find a single word that means “enjoy this moment.”  I couldn’t find one. Instead I looked up, “Enjoy the sunset” and translated it into French. Even that title doesn’t capture the mood.

Colorado has beautiful sunsets and I think I captured a beautiful sunset in this piece. The jagged mountains give a sense of danger or caution. The little bear character is just watching the sunset, and I like to think he is enjoying the view, but it must be scary to think what happens once night comes. He’s got an arduous journey in front of him.

I asked John if when he creates art if he uses brush sizes or numbers that have meaning to him. For example I may use a brush size 124 since January 24th is my birthday. Another example is making a layer transparent and setting it to 84 the year of my birthday. Sometimes I make lines 2 since that is my favorite number. Anyway.. apparently he never did that and I’m just weird! To me it gives my pieces more of a deeper meaning.

Thanks for reading! Enjoy the moment!