We’re back!


After a week of fearsome battling and extremely deft swordplay, I am proud to announce that the Albino Kraken team was finally able to stave off the attacks of the venomous server gnomes so we may once again return to the important task of keeping you happy.

Anyway, the above drawing was yet another quick pen-only sketch, but I decided to give it a swift bit of colorization to make you feel like you’re still getting your money’s worth after all that downtime.

Oh, and for those of you who didn’t know you were supposed to be sending me money, now’s a good time to start.

Skinny Plant

Anorexic Plant
This is a sketch I did at the same time as the tree one. Well, okay, not at exactly the same time. I’m not that talented. Or that ambidextrous.

Anyway, I was planning on posting it right after the tree, but things kind of got a bit sidetracked. Anyway, you can expect another glance at the adventures of Oswold pretty soon. He’s probably a bit more interesting than a plant.

Well, this plant, at least.


I’ve come to realize that trees do not lend themselves well to accurate sketches (without spending an undue amount of time on them, that is). For even if you’re looking straight at the thing during the moments when you’re not bent over your sketch pad, the only mental notes you can ever take back to your drawing hand are things like: “The edge kind of gets really wiggly about here… and then there’s that lumpy darkish bit below the squiggly mottled lightish bit just to the right of that extension with the blots of leafiness at odd intervals.”

And so you sort of improvise within the confines of that general description, until you end up with something that does, in fact, look like a tree, and would probably even have a similar shape as the subject. Though if the tree ever managed to get a good look at its supposed portrait, it would probably give you a fairly condescending bit of glowering and stomp off in a huff.

Leaving you to wonder how in the world it had just done that.