Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Archie & Happy New Year!

Here's a drawing of Archie, done today... in preparation for what I hope will be a daily drawing in 2014. It's one of my goals for the new year.

I hope that everyone has a Happy and Safe New Year's!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday season, and Happy New Year's!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Party Cookies (M&M's)

Last night I made Party Cookies, aka M&M Cookies. I've had this recipe for years, and love making it! The cookies turn out well and are always delicious.

There is some versatility if you want to play with it. Try it with almond extract instead of vanilla. Or dark brown sugar instead of light. Minor changes, but they produce a good cookie. Even play with the decorations. Last night, instead of decorating with more M&M's, I used some coloured, crystallized sugar.

Here's the recipe...

1 cup shortening
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 pound M&M's

Blend shortening and sugars. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Add dry ingredients. Stir in M&M's (reserve some if you are decorating with them, or stir them all in and decorate with coloured sugars).

Drop onto cookie sheet (teaspoon size or tablespoon size, depending on how big you want your cookies to be). Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool a minute before transferring to a wire rack for cooling.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Giraffe Abstract In Red t-shirt

Got this shirt yesterday, and I have to say that I'm very pleased with how my design turned out! I think it looks really good on the shirt, and not just on the computer screen. :) This is from the print-on-demand site, Society 6, but I hope to find my own printer to make some oversized print version of it for me. Here's a pic of me wearing the shirt:

Anyway, if you're interested in getting a shirt for yourself, you can check this out at http://society6.com/KoreyWatkins/Giraffe-Abstract-In-Red_T-shirt#11=49&4=79  There's lots of other groovy designs there as well in my store. :)

Have a great Sunday! I'll be off to a comic show with my nephew, so I'll be in a comic book coma for most of the day!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wonder Boy sketch card

Just finished up this sketch card of Wonder Boy. This is an updated version of the public domain hero from the 1940's & 50's. His adventures were published by Quality, then Ajax. I'm working on a WB story for an anthology comic of public domain heroes, and it will be the opening salvo for my own PD heroes title.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

getting back to it...

Well, Thanksgiving is over. Family has gone home. Leftovers are almost gone. Etc...

Getting back into the groove of working. Got a card commission to be coloured right now, and just inked a pin-up of original heroine Arizona...