Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bugbones-the-Skeleton (Creepy Eqyptian)

This creepy fellow is mentioned in my blog, Glimmers from the Stone Age. I had envisioned something like this when I first started to play around with ideas for a logo for my Bugbones site. Eventually, I discarded this and went with a cartoon bug. I can't claim complete originality for the name or the idea. Many years ago, when I was a child, a boy drew a cartoon similar to this to impress me. It did. I adopted Bugbones-the-Skeleton (a.k.a. Creepy Egyptian) as my own, and drew him many times as a child. Then he went into the closet to be forgotten. Recently, I redrew him using Windows Paint, with revisions in Paintshop Pro, to use as an illustration in my blog about site building. I only needed him briefly, for a bit of humor to illustrate a point. I'd like to see him take on a life of his own, though, so I hereby release Bugbones-the-Skeleton into the public domain. Please give him life! (dkp)

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Sleeper

I did this colored-pencil illustration of a cartoon horse years ago. The title of the piece is Sleeper, and it served as a portfolio piece for me. It may have been published on my sites, Bugbones and/or Southern Muse. A sleeper is a horse (or anything) that was not expected to win ~ perhaps has been a failure in the past ~ but came out of nowhere to win. This sleeper is now resting on his laurels and now uses his experience wisely... as a bookie. I hereby release Sleeper into the public domain. The above image links to a slightly larger Jpeg. I'm not sure if I still have the original art, but I still have photos of it and could possibly provide a larger image than is posted here, if needed.

Ghost in Pajamas


Years ago, I did this funny colored-pencil drawing of a yawning ghost, returning home at daybreak after a night's haunting. The illustration served as a portfolio piece and was never used for any commercial purpose. I published it on my Bugbones site as "fun art," to be used as wallpaper, and may have uploaded it on the art forum or other social sites years ago. I regret that I no longer have the art (it became water damaged), nor do I have a larger JPEG of it, as far as I know. I am releasing Ghost in Pajamas into the public domain to be used by anyone, free of royalties. (dkp)


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