Casino Blackjack Baccarat: A Seafaring, Swashbuckling Magic Robot

Once again, tabletop RPGs spring to the rescue and inspire my artwork. Meet Casino Blackjack Baccarat, a thrill-seeking, seafaring magic robot with a penchant for pizzazz. Here, I’ll let them tell their story in their own words:

Sometimes you make a composite golem and it realizes, “Hey, I’m a golem.” That happened with this enchanter, Roulette Rondello from Cape Fortune, and she was like, “You wanna work with me for a couple decades?” and I was like, “Sure,” and she was like, “Cool.” See, I was the golem.

It was a decent gig, enchanter’s assistant, but I realized I needed to get versed in the ways of the world beyond just doing tasks for room and board in a magic workshop. So I pulled a few strings and started working on a boat, hauling cargo and navigating and fighting pirates. You know, ship stuff.

Roulette and I are still tight, though. We stay in touch and try to help each other out when we can. I send her back alchemy reagents from time to time, and she sends me the occasional arcane prototype. Like this thing. Doesn’t it look fly as hell? Tell me it doesn’t look fly as hell.

C.B.B., Esq.

Cas may be a seafaring swashbuckler, but make no mistake: they’re no pirate. In their view, pirates are enemies of liberty, and their arch-nemesis, the pirate captain Arpeggio Fandango once attempted to steal them. They escaped his sinister grasp by seizing one of his crew and jumping overboard. Cas didn’t need to breathe, but the crewman did.

And here’s a couple bonuses for you: a post-it note warm-up doodle of Cas, original Cas lineart that you can print out and go all coloring-book on, and an AI-assisted retouching of their concept art. Enjoy, and thanks so much so much for checking out my latest things!

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80s Star Dawn is Poppin’ Off! (feat. MC Pippy Fresh)

Hey. How you been?

It’s been a minute since I dropped new artwork here, and not a New York minute either. We’re talking a Minnesota minute. With AI prompt-jockey accounts pooping out mass-production fan art every three seconds, and would-be tyrants trying to choke out liberty for the marginalized, and commercial juggernauts milking workers and customers alike, and two wars going on, it’s hard to find the impetus to draw things, but I arted today. Dang, that got unexpectedly real!

But the point is, I had today off work, and I drew Dawn and her short friend exuding their biggest Robin Sparkles and Snow energy. I got back on my game: girly fashion with a little tongue-in-cheek goofiness. And it was fun! I enjoyed pushing the pen and tapping the stylus, and despite our problem-wracked world, there are still many things to rejoice about. So sing a song, dance around, put wraparounds and a sick lid on your penguinesque gladiator animal, and get a little silly. Hope yet remains.

Shirts from a Person: God Loves Trans People and Never Punch Down

I didn’t make the shirt designs below with Pride Month in mind. In fact, I created the God Loves Trans People design back in like February. But Pride Month is almost over, and these two shirt designs both relate to cutting oft-marginalized minority groups some respect as human beings, so I wanted to share said … Read more

AI Enhanced Character Portrait: Morrigan, Gunslinger for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

portrait of Dungeons and Dragons gunslinger player character, Morrigan, comparing traditional artwork to AI-assisted results

You remember Morrigan, my D&D 5e gunslinger character and a trick shootist with the Witchlight Carnival? I’ve been noodling around with these diabolical new AI image generation tools, trained by maliciously exploiting the work of countless artists with no compensation or parity, because I have no conscience. I’ve discovered that I can literally just feed … Read more

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Gunslinger Artwork: Morrigan in Action

Or, in which I almost immediately prove myself a liar. What kind of a quitter posts a Quitter’s Manifesto, only to turn right around and draw the very art that he swore was nigh-impossible to bring himself to create? Anyway, y’all remember Morrigan, my current D&D character and trick-shootist-turned-gunfighter. I used a Heroforge model as … Read more

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition: Gunslinger Character Portrait

portrait of Dungeons and Dragons gunslinger player character, Morrigan, in blue brass-button vest and green bandanna

This week a friend of mine is starting up a new D&D campaign. And because I am a control freak who wants to make sure everyone has the correct mental image of my character, I drew my character. This is Morrigan, a 19-year-old exhibition shootist who has been traveling with the Witchlight Carnival. She has … Read more