Worldbuilding: It’s Not Just In Your Head

While a large chunk of my time lately has been spent editing and doing real-life tasks, I’ve been discussing with friends some of the materials I’m reading, reviewing, and editing, and many of these conversations lead to concerns about building a world. “I can never make something that cool,” I’ll hear. Or, “How can someone…

Quick Draw: Abigail & Mimikyu

Abigail and Mimkyu seem perfect for each other. I’ve been playing a lot of StarDew Valley and Pokemon as of late, so this mashup was bound to happen. I mean, come on, every towns person in StarDew Valley has a pokemon that they’d mesh with well.

“Getting Started” With Warhammer 40k

Before I begin, a shameless plug and a call for help: I started a Patreon to help offset costs of the materials I’ve been acquiring for reviews. I want to keep my reviews as unbiased as possible, and prefer to not get a press copy so that I can give you all reviews in an…

Quick Draw: Drowned Mercy

What is dead, may never die, but rise harder and stronger with the tide. I’ve wanted to do a ghost pirate or dread pirate Mercy for quite some time. I think it be a cool addition to Ana and Torb’s pirate/nautical themed regalia. But that’s just me. A fast forward of the drawing stream featured…

Quick Draw: Overwatch Picnic

We’ve been joking for some time that Overwatch is secretly a “slice of life” anime. It’s hard not to believe that if you see some of the fanart, cartoons, and animations. Wanted to dabble in it myself, being a huge OW fan.

DIY Portable GM Kit!

Prior to CharCon, I mentioned that I was working on a bit of a project for said convention. It just so happens that I lucked out with getting it done not only on-time, but with days enough to spare to get the best loadout. As I was on crutches for this convention, I began to…

Forging the Confection Cleaver: The Finishing Touches on “Cakerist”

Last week, I went into excruciating details about the handle process. This week, I will admit, is mostly just showing off. After waiting for the handle’s adhesive the cure, the process for finishing was pretty simple: touch-ups with sanding, adding a few coats of polyurethane on the handle, an oil coat for the blade, and…

Forging the Confection Cleaver: Part 3

Now that the blade was shaped and a guard was in place, it was time for the big (for me) challenge: the handle. My experience making handles is rather limited. I’ve made two during my first knife class (made from slabs of wood) and one during my sword class (cut into two slabs for a…

Forging the Confection Cleaver: Part 2

As I mentioned last week, I’ve worked on a project for an old student of mine as a wedding present. After the process of forging the blade, I had two important parts to finish, even if they weren’t very big: the guard and the handle. The guard presented it’s own challenge for me. I’ve only…