Doug Lefler

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January 10, 2022

Selects from my 2021 illustrations

Last year I sketched and painted a lot of aquatic-themed pieces. At the beginning of the year, sea shanties were trending on TikTok. Some of them found their way to me and influenced my work process. I am not a marine artist, but many a good adventure tale has begun with a sea voyage, and

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January 3, 2022

Selects from my 2021 Sketchbook

In 2021 I appreciated Frank Frazetta and Heinrich Kley‘s impact on my work. I wrote about meeting Frazetta, but more should be said about Kley. His work’s vibrancy, especially his animal drawings, significantly influenced Walt Disney. Early in my career, one of the older Disney artists (it might have been Blaine Gibson) told me that

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November 16, 2021

An Octopus Floats By

Take time to appreciate the small but extraordinary things that happen around you every day.

April 22, 2020


Never interrupt a women in the midst of her morning ablutions!

January 23, 2020


I did this drawing for J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. Tolkien was one of my biggest influences when I was a teenagers.

January 10, 2020

“Not Without A Fight”

Space travel is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to fight for survival against whatever the cosmos throws at you.