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John Ward
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I paint. I write. I enjoy meeting new people on Google+, participating in their conversations and learning what makes them special. Here are the topics about which I post most frequently: Writing, Digital Self-Publishing (eBooks), Comics, Art/Illustration, and Movies/TV Shows.
I paint. I write. I enjoy meeting new people on Google+, participating in their conversations and learning what makes them special. Here are the topics about which I post most frequently: Writing, Digital Self-Publishing (eBooks), Comics, Art/Illustration, and Movies/TV Shows.

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It's a new year. What's something new that you're going to learn or do this year? I'm going to learn how to play Go.
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There is a concept artist named Ian McQue. He paints pictures of gritty looking barges and ships that float in the sky. I really enjoy the designs he comes up with for his imagined world. The painting below is a bit of fan art I did based off of his design aesthetic.

The items at the end of the robotic arms are meant to be lasers. The logic for this deicision is that if you're going to make something up, you might as well add lasers. Lasers make everything better! Unfortunately, because of the way the arms are positioned they look like feet. Oh well. Sometimes, that happens, I guess.

Check out Ian's site here: http://mcqueconcept.blogspot.com
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I made this image to serve as commentary for the year. Here's a long list of the celebrities who have died over the past year:

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/2016-year-in-review/look-back-all-famous-figures-who-died-2016-n698791
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Goodreads should create a new category to go alone with the existing "Want to Read, Reading, and Finished." The new category should be called something like "Abandoned" or "I Couldn't Take it Anymore" or something along those lines.

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I've been trying to teach myself to play Go. The game I'm using automatically handicaps itself based off of how well you play. I really suck. Each new game, it keeps spotting me additional pieces.
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This made me laugh.
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+Amy Knepper is this one of those K-Drama romantic comedies you're always talking about?
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If you do any type of creative work, please click this link. It will help you. It doesn't matter if you're an artist, a writer, a programmer, or a stay-at-home parent trying to figure out some innovative way to get your kids to eat broccoli, the comics posted on the linked webpage will help you flip your point of view and see things in a new light. It's brilliant, brilliant stuff and deserves to be shared with anyone who struggles with these issues.

Here's the link:

http://tozozozo.tumblr.com/tagged/not%2Fbut
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My daughters and I have been making our way through Calvin and Hobbes. They love the Spaceman Spiff story arcs. The fellow in the picture below is not Spaceman Spiff, but my motivation to paint him had its genesis because of those stories.
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Any drummers in the house?

I need you to help settle a... well, not an argument, but a discussion with my wife. You know the sound that plays when you begin to watch a Netflix original show? They show the Netflix logo on a white background and two beats sound. I think that this is from a snare drum. My wife disagrees. Does anyone know?
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