Neurotic Owl

flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread

Weekly thingy and the Ace of Pentacles/The Tinder Box

Do people mostly know this one? It’s honestly a little icky, the ‘hero’ uses his access to magical dogs to steal a sleeping princess from her bedroom several times and then when her parents object to him marrying her gets the three dogs to just kill everybody except her. Hans Christian Andersen, certified weird dude. Still, I was very taken with the idea of a magical tinderbox that could summon giant doggy friends and protectors (limitless wealth doesn’t suck either, think of all the yarn you could buy!) and I thought the giant dogs sounded sooooooo cute as a child.

Upon sitting down to draw one, though, it turns out that a dog with eyes the size of saucers (the least enormous option) is pretty hard to draw in a way that doesn’t make it look like an eldritch horror. I think he came out pretty cute in the end, balancing his giant coin on his head, but there’s definitely a whiff of Precious Moments/Keane portraits here.


Places to buy stuff!

Did I miss something?  I think that’s everything.


What’s making me a little bit happy-ish this week:

WE’RE KEEPING THE SENATE WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO! And if we can win this runoff in Georgia Manchin will no longer be an issue, not to mention that Warnock is fantastic and Walker is a goddamn dumpster fire. If you’re in Georgia for the love of freedom please vote.


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