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Here's to 2013!

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So here we are at the end of another year. Just about ready to put it in the books. To say the least, it's been an eventful one here in the Pinto household with several highs and lows. I am sure every family endures them as well and I do try to keep a level perspective of it all. I honestly do try to find silver linings in the things that seem devastating at the time. And this year we did have a few doozies! As always I hope for the best for everyone in the coming year and hope that the good outweighs the bad. I look forward to several events coming up and keeping an open mind for what lies ahead. Now, I normally would have posted my annual Christmas card on December 24th or 25th but I neglected to this year simply because I forgot. With the added duties of keeping up with social media, Facebook has been taking up more time than I originally anticipated, but with the higher traffic, it could not be ignored. So without further adieu, here is the annual Christmas card as well as the…

Digital Paint and Bilbo

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You know I like to play around with different media and I have always been enamored with painting apps for my iPhone. When I see a new one it's like someone is dangling shiny keys in front of me and I MUST try it. Usually I stop when their is a price tag involved and invariably DO try it when it's free. I admit, I do have a few that I have paid for on my phone and they are all worth it. To me at least. Well, the other day I forgot my sketchbook when I went to go pick up my son from school and waited in car line armed only with my phone. I decided to try a little experiment. I had just seen the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy with my family and was re-watching the first one at home and had to pause the movie when the doorbell rang. When I returned I noticed that it was a pretty cool picture that I paused on. Bilbo holding his sword Sting in the dark while it begins to glow blue! Loved the lighting and thus my inspirations was found! I actually painted this pic three ti…

Night of The Doctor

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Like many a whovian out there, I totally rejoiced when the 8th Doctor, Paul McGann, made his glorious return to the screen. I could care less that it was a webisode and not a full fledged story. Granted, I would have preferred that, but I accept it like I do the long breaks between regular Doctor Who episodes. Better than no Who! McGann was absolutely brilliant once again and makes even a stronger case that he should not be done with screen appearances as The Doctor! If Peter Davison is the Doctor that first introduced me to Doctor Who, it is Paul McGann that brought me back! I have not stopped doodling the 8th Doctor since this aired. Here are some of my artistic ramblings.


This is a small doodle in my sketchbook that I digitally added some color to.




Rough sketch done early one morning when I couldn't sleep.





A merged sketch from several sources.





Worked on these with my tablet mostly while watching TV at night.





Had this drawn in my sketchbook while in car line to pick up my son fr…