Geek Camp: Alka Seltzer and Frickin’ Laser Beams

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Days 3 and 4 of our family Geek Camp included a trip to a nearby hackerspace and playtesting a water tag game. This is a report from the field. Continue reading

Zentangles: Small But Addicting Drawing Morsels

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I am drawing challenged. I have beautiful pictures in my head, but getting them to transfer through my hand to any kind of medium in the real world is usually laughable. My drawing skills never evolved past the fourth grade. It almost brings me physical pain to try to improve these skills. I used to doodle a bit as a kid, but I drew more abstract shapes than anything else. Not useful when trying to draw people, for example, unless you’re Pablo Picasso. Continue reading

Creating a Digital Art Gallery

Kids seem to have an endless supply of creativity. Drawing, painting, writing, building, colouring, storytelling – anything can spark it off and it can lead to hours of fun. And stacks and stacks of art of all forms decorating your … Continue reading

Skylanders Speed Draw and Coloring Pages

I-Wei Huang, the lead character artist for the new game Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures has put together a cool speed drawing video of all the Skylanders. Thirty-two characters across eight elements are presented in under five minutes. My son and I … Continue reading

Imagining Awesome: Kid Art Inspires Graphic Artist (GeekDad Weekly Rewind)

Unless some anti-Hoarder purge destroyed your personal archive, there is a good chance that a stack of high-concept, low-quality artwork can be found in your home. It is the byproduct of countless hours as a kid turning blank sheets of … Continue reading

Imagining Awesome: Kid Art Inspires Graphic Artist

Unless some anti-Hoarder purge destroyed your personal archive, there is a good chance that a stack of high-concept, low-quality artwork can be found in your home. It is the byproduct of countless hours as a kid turning blank sheets of … Continue reading

Artist Is Drawing Every H.P. Lovecraft Monster!

Artist Mike Bukowski loves H.P. Lovecraft, it appears. His website has tentacles on it. He’s had a number of art shows focused on the slippery, squamous creatures of the Cthulhu mythos. And so, last June, he began the arduous process … Continue reading

Send Your Kids on Adventures in Cartooning

Do your kids like comics? Ok, that’s a silly question. Do your kids like to draw comics? Maybe they’re already experts at it, or maybe they need a little push in the right direction. Either way, I’ve got just the … Continue reading