A Couple o’ Glyphs

Usually when I start a new portfolio site I get overwhelmed with uploading and labeling decades’-worth of everything I’ve ever made, but this time I want to start off with something kinda new.

Ok, they’re not exactly NEW-new, but the pretty effects are new, and I’m going to be using them as part of a new project. These are two of forty-eight mysterious magical glyphs that have started to show up in Lausperia, my homebrew D&D world (stay tuned for more of that).

Yellow glyph magically floating above wooden disk (digital effects)Glyph burned into wooden disk (digital effects)

I made the original physical glyphs with shrinky-dink film, colored pencils, and markers. Then I scanned them and fiddled around in Photoshop.

48 glyphs arranged on a tray

They can be used as divination tools, a written language, and sigils in magic spells.

In the make-believe fantasy game world, that is.

Of course they’re not real magical tools.

Of course not.

That would be silly.

An Arting

In the interests of science, I am testing this new gallery plug-in. Behold! Here is some art.

Oh hey

YES, I’m starting over with a fresh new WP install. Wow, this template is awful. Who chose that greenish-gray totally non-threatening pastel background for the default theme? Yuck. Talk about making a non-statement. I’m on it!

LATER: Ah, that’s better. Good old Twenty-Eleven. My favorite. I really hate the new themes, with pictures all the way across the screen, flipping around as you try to scroll through and generally being a nuisance.

STILL LATER: So what am I planning to do with the site this time (other than fixing the background images and all the other custom stuff I still have left to do)? Welp, it’ll probably be a lot like all the other times I set up a WP site for my portfolio. This time I’m hoping I’ll be able to maybe actually complete all the info for the art in the portfolios. Regular new content would be nice, too, just in case I ever get followers on Patreon (note to self: must renovate and reactivate the Patreon page). And getting THINGS in online shops and putting links up to said THINGS.



When I get them into the shops, that is.

That’s what.