Dreep

Dreep

In which I design a sheep-like creature for the half-orc Druid to cuddle in our Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

Old Friends, New Techniques

Old Friends, New Techniques

In which I begin to explore the intricacies of digital watercolor techniques using my very first RPG character as a guinea pig…even though he’s a coyote!

Floating Logos

Floating Logos

While Poems of the Night Watch is paying the bills, Tales from the Floating Vagabond is paying the karma forward, as it were. A dear friend introduced me to this wacky, obscure, off-the-wall roleplaying game in college, and to my utter delight, I met the game’s creator several years later and we too became friends. […]

Back to the Drawing Board

Back to the Drawing Board

I took a break from sketchblogging last fall when a hip injury started interfering with my work. One year and one surgery later, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve left my agency job and successfully transitioned to freelance artist. I’m working for the best client in the world: my mother! Her latest book, Poems of […]

Alice in Wattersonland

Alice in Wattersonland

Ever wonder what you could really create if you only had the chance? I have more ideas than I know what to do with, but precious few hours in which to explore them. I decided to leave my day job in 2022 and devote myself to art full time. I started saving, but unfortunately summer […]

We’re Gay. Expect Tieflings.

We're Gay, Expect Tieflings

My newest D&D party travels on a flying ship, and none of the players wanted to play a captain, so the DM put out a short survey where we could all vote on the NPC captain’s race, gender, and bits of background. Maybe LGBTQ+ people are a minority of the U.S. population, but at least […]

Work in Progress: Senefer

Work in Progress: Senefer

I draw just about every character I roleplay in ongoing campaigns, but I looked at my portfolio recently and said to myself, “Kira, nearly all your character designs have blank white backgrounds. It’s BORING. How about giving them a background or a setting or something?” So when I sketched Senefer, my paladin-turned-bard, for the first […]

Was I on a Riker Kick?

Was I on a Riker Kick?

Whenever I don’t know what to draw, this is where I start – with a creature. I didn’t realize until I drew this that it must be a distant cousin of last week’s monster. I’ve watched a lot of Star Trek: The Next Generation during the pandemic, so maybe all those scenes of Riker’s beard […]