Monday, March 27, 2006

Illustration Friday: Monster

I did illustration Friday for the first time last week. I had some fun, so I thought I'd get an earlier start this week. Who can pass on a topic like monster. I didn't want to make my monster too scarey, so I put it in underwear and socks...nothing is very scarey in underwear and socks! This is another dirty marker sketch done in painter. I'm liking that dirty marker.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Illustration Friday: Feet

I used to work with a guy that could sketch on the computer better than anyone else I'd ever known. His name was Mike May ("feeb"). He could draw on his tablet better than most artists can draw on a piece of paper. I was talkin to him this week and I asked him what brush he used to sketch...he told me he liked the dirty marker. So I thought I'd give it a try. (never really used that before) Here are a couple quick sketches done completely in the computer. This lower sketch is what I came up with while thinking about this weeks topic: feet. This is my very first time doing something for Illustration Friday, and it was fun! Happy Friday everyone.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

draw sucka!

I sat down to sketch on monday and out came a little cowboy. fun! I've always loved painting cowboys, so I painted this one up. I'm sure I could take it a lot farther, but I'm calling it done.

here is my new header....

Monday, March 20, 2006


quick sketch from the weekend

Friday, March 17, 2006

What a fast week.

I can't believe how hard it is to find the time to post everyday. It might be better if I worked on things a little longer...that way I might be able to bring them to a finer finish. I keep telling myself that I need to just keep drawing and's really not about the finished piece yet. I'm trying hard not to get ahead of myself. Here are some sketches from this week. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Happy Thursday!

Here is a little baby dragon I painted up last night in painter. I'm getting a little faster in painter and feeling a little better letting some places be a little more loose.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

"wanna help me shoot some scrapp?"

over the years I've painted my family more than anyone else. I've had my brothers and wife dress up as just about everything you can imagine. "ok, look a little more that the other way....yah, ok wait, let me fix those wrinkles...hang on, almost there." looking through my stuff at home the last week or so has really reminded me just how much I've imposed on them...thanks!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Here is a little doodle that proves not all ideas in life are winners. My search for a fun new style continues...

Monday, March 13, 2006

I'm all over the place.

I'm all over the place. I've been cleaning up the home studio and looking through lots of old work. I really need to throw some of that stuff away, but can't seem to do it. Some of it is sooo nostalgic. I found the first paying freelance job I ever did. Ya shouldn't throw that stuff away right?
Here is a couple doodles...

Friday, March 10, 2006

Hey it's the weekend, so here is some older stuff.

My work had to move buildings a couple months back. I had to box up 5 1/2 years worth of junk from my desk and cube. I took it all home in boxes and it has been sitting in my home studio (right where I dropped it) ever since. I started looking through it last night and found a couple doodles worth keeping.

We used to have meetings all the time at work...not so much anymore...this pirate is a sketch I did a couple years back during one of those meetings. I found it in the junk box last night and scanned it in and "painted" it today.

these others are from the box of junk too...

Thursday, March 09, 2006

another bug.

as I've mentioned before, I have a vw obsession. I sketched out this little bug at work and tried to give it a little "personality". I put a little value on it just to see what it would look like. I know this underside isn't exactly right, but I did this all from memory and had to 'fudge' it a lot.

a little color

For whatever reason I liked this little turtle enough to paint it up last night. At some point I got that old Bee Gee's song going in my head and couldn't get it to stop. I hope it doesn't get stuck in your head just by looking...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

still sketchin'

My goal to draw more is still going fairly strong! I can't believe how much fun I'm haveing...feel like I'm a kid in school again. Here is a disco turtle from last night. Don't ask why...

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

learned something new...

I relearned something this week...I'll never be good enough to draw my wife. I caught my wife watching TV and being still for a moment and thought I'd do a quick sketch...she didn't like it at all. "Is that how you think I look?" Ummmmm.....No?

Friday, March 03, 2006

3 cheers for Friday!

Here is my cheerleader. I painted it over the last couple nights. I could mess with it a lot longer, but I want to move on. I don't want to spend too long on anything at this here she is.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Old Sketches.

I've been busy this week with my kid's school "stuff". But I have been able to make a little progress on painting my sketch of the cheerleader. Here are a couple concept sketches I did at work several years ago. I've never been considered a concept guy at work so these were a rare treat. I found these on my computer the other day so I thought I'd post em just for the sake of posting something.