less heartache…more art

i am keeping busy with art, which lifts my heart out of its sad place and gives me a feeling of purpose…and a way to express myself that is more widely accepted (though not necessarily understood) than me just shouting profanity at the top of my lungs.

i have a critique on tuesday and need to finish a couple of more pieces. but i have finished the picture of bluejean & moonfish where i used masking fluid to create white areas before splattering the fuck out of the paper. i am not thrilled with how the dog looks…but i like it overall.

also! i colored lincoln tree the same night, dripping colored ink onto a wet piece of paper. i like how it turned out as well. i just like my art messy!


i am still working on the “epic” moses jones…here is a sneak peek at my progress/process there:


and i am working on a picture of moses jones as the archangel michael banishing satan…. okay. so when i first created moses jones, dusty lamented that he was not in my comic. so i tried to include him, but my subconscious turned him into a bit of an unsavory character. dusty is not evil. but he is a thorn in mojo’s ass. she has a lot of angst she needs to work out. this is just one representation of that angst (first inking using a calligraphy pen):


and, finally, a request from fidgit…first draft…the wooly bear mammoth:



Author: emje

my shadows are part of who i am without those dark spots you wouldn’t be able to see my bright colors & beautiful light…. without my dark bits i think life would be much more dull.... i am sad & silly i am fierce & fantastic i am passionate & magical i am a fucking unicorn

4 thoughts on “less heartache…more art”

  1. The piece with the dog is exceptional and worthy of sale. The colors are beautiful and earthy, the style is raw, real. This is good. I can’t wait to see your gallery or shop someday.

    BTW – I thought I’d try this ink and brush thing you do. I have the brush but what type of ink do I need? I’ve got water soluble inks and block print inks but nothing that looks like the bottle you have. What is that?

  2. thank you! i like how it turned out as well. i’m thinking about patreon? or etsy? i need to check them both out. i was thinking i could put my short stories somewhere as well?

    i use sumi ink for the black ink. i think it is a traditional japanese brush ink. mine is made by Yasutomo. India ink should work as well. once these inks dry water cannot change them. i like the permanence of this kind of ink 🙂 the color inks i use are made by Higgins…but i’m not sure what kind of ink they are?

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