Hero of Ukraine

Today’s doodle has no people in it, but no less is it the unsung hero of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. That’s right, the humble tractor. In no other war has a civilian vehicle contributed so much to the arming Ukrainian forces. Here’s to you, tractor, long may your engines run.

“Welcome to Hell”

Ukraine angst has been foremost in my mind of late, so I did more art relating to the war. This is a grade-schooler in any town – Ukraine as the Russians switch tactics from decapitation to the senseless slaughter of civilians. The war needs to stop. #stoprussia

Ukrainian Girl in Field

The war in Ukraine is omnipresent in my thoughts; mostly for its humanitarian and global consequences. Although, I am and always will be a supporter of the Russian people, their culture, and language, I side with Ukraine in this pointless conflict. I pray that all the civilians and soldiers on both sides (because soldiers inContinue reading “Ukrainian Girl in Field”

Freedom Fighter

Americans generally don’t know what it means to fight for one’s freedom. This is Bourne out in the fact that less than 1% of the population ever serves in the military – and that’s okay. It’s good we don’t have to be like the rest of the world, right? This image is drawn from anContinue reading “Freedom Fighter”

Denouement

I really don’t have anything artsy or insightful to say. I just wanted to create something with the single source strong light, and am ambient light, which was used a lot in Dutch / Northern Renaissance paintings. She’s bloody, she could use a shower, but she’s survived. Here’s the close-in.

A Passing of the Quiet

For a few brief moments, there was peace as the battle faded into the distance, she looked around the remains of the building, which had once housed happy children of any town USA, before politics, demagoguery, and all-around hatred, driven home by media sensationalism caused an unrepairable rift in the country. She thought of thoseContinue reading “A Passing of the Quiet”

Aftermath Remembered

Continuing an apparent theme that fits in with Memorial Day and the senselessness of war – this is really more of a modern take on an earlier era. It’s rare that a soldier is left / forgotten on the battlefield these days, as the thousand kilometer frontlines went out with World War II, still, occasionallyContinue reading “Aftermath Remembered”

A Fragrant Silence

Poppies symbolize those who have fallen in war – particularly World War I, but the souls of the lost and forgotten use them to shout, “here I am” as we living tend to forget them within a generation. In honor of Memorial Day coming up, I’ve put together this scene reminiscent of a glade inContinue reading “A Fragrant Silence”

Modern Magicfare

It’s the Vietnam War, but with magic! As someone who has studied Vietnamese (Hanoi dialect), one of the cool cultural components that comes along with the language is that the Vietnamese believe in ghosts of ancestors wandering around in the jungle – and, if you extrapolate this to the rich Asian lexicon of mythology (Hint,Continue reading “Modern Magicfare”