Doodle 23.06.17

En hann vaknar við þat, at skipit allt. Han stóð upp ok sá, at tröllkona tók í stafninn ok hristi skipit.

“When he awoke, the entire ship was shaking. He stood up and saw that a troll-woman had grabbed the prow and was shaking the ship.”

— from Ketils saga Hængs (the saga of Ketil Salmon), trans. Ben Waggoner
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The Troll-woman

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Doodle 09.06.17

Is it a troll, or is it an ink splodge? Maybe we’ll never know.

Splodge Troll. Ink, and more ink, applied in various measures. (All of the ink is black,)

Doodle 23.09.16

Happy Friday 🙂

My arm is getting better, and can draw in short snatches before it starts to protest.

This week I’ve been trying something new. A little involuntary, due to my weak arminess, but these doodles are much less overworked than usual. Also note that the black and white photocopiness of these pictures is intentional, and is a prelude to a possible zine I’ll be working on. 

I’d love to know what you think! -Drake

“Troll Hitchhiker”, pen and ink, sketchbook


“Mr Grumpy”, pen and ink, sketchbook


“Mr Sleepy”, pen and ink, sketchbook

Doodle 02.09.16

Look! A monster!


Yes, there are monsters here. In fact, here is the entire monster…


Welcome to a scene from The Princess and the Troll. Clearly, the princess is using a giant hand monster sea creature thing to dislodge an oversized star from the sky (or is it the sea?) I had a lot of fun painting this, mostly because it involved a lot of paint splattering and peeling off masking fluid (think how fun peeling PVA glue off the back of your hand used to be and double it).

And here is the concept sketch in lots of lovely black ink!



So, there is proof that princesses, trolls, and odd-looking monster are still in the mix.

And, if you haven’t already seen it, check out this wonderful post by my mate Buttons, about balloons: Buttons and the balloons.