Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas

For this years card we decided to take one of the vintage photo interpretations I did and add color to it. Different than what I had been doing for past cards, but I always wanted to add some limited color to these (and you can't get any more limited than one). Have a great Holiday Season everyone!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Good 'ol Mom and Apple Pie

This is an illustration for a company called The Grateful Palate an awesome boutique, high end, mail order store that specializes in all kinds of bacon (yummm), plus coffee and a lot more. They also use a really talented graphic designer that puts together the catalogs every year named Beth Elliot. They are more like high end paper samples than any type of catalog I've ever seen! The illustration is going to be used for a special new promotion, but like many of my other projects lately I can't really talk about it right now. Rats. But still go check out the site and if you are a graphic designer request a catalog, you won't be sorry.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Monster Show 2

It's that time of year again for Monster Show 2 at Domy Books here in Houston. My piece this year continues my classic monsters in everyday settings with a female Creature From The Black Lagoon. The show opens Friday, October 26 at 7pm and runs until November 30. Come check it out! I'll be making an appearance in my Lobster Johnson costume of course.

"Beware my claw, for I've come to inflict justice!"

Here is my uber nerd project of all time. I decided about two months ago to put together a Lobster Johnson costume based on Mike Mignola's character from the Hellboy comics for Hallowe'en this year. Here is a photo my wife shot of me in Austin at the Monster Mash show with the Austin Sketch Squad. I've also convinced a photographer friend of mine to do some professional shots that I'll post later.


Monday, October 08, 2007

Monster Mash

Here is the piece I did for the Lowbrow MonsterMash: an Art Extravaganza. The show opens in Austin, Texas on Saturday, October 13th at 7pm and will hang until November 30th. Plenty of beer and a live art event! Surely to be the social event of the season! So come on down to the Lowbrow Emporium at 2708 South Lamar this weekend!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Everyone Needs a Little Cash

Drawing from last weeks Sketch Klubb. I may have to do a series of some of my favorite my spare time.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Secret Project # 22

I have so many "Secret Projects" lately it's really hampering my blog updating. Here is something to show that I'll go into more detail later. That's about all I can say.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

6th Annual Luck Of The Draw

This was my second year to contribute to Luck Of The Draw at Diverse Works Art Space. More than 200 people crammed the gallery space to vie for a chance to pick a piece of art. All the works had to be smaller than 8.5" x 11" and on paper, you would pay for a chance and be given a number (and you could buy more than one number), and when the number was called you would have 30 seconds to go get the one you want. 207 or so artists contributed at least one piece of art each for this great fundraiser!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

J. M. Simpson

Fellow Sketch Klubber David Wang found that you can make yourself a Simpsons character on the movies web site. It got pretty close, but I did have to do a screen grab and tweak it a little more in Photoshop. Doh!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Days Long Past, No. 10

I haven't done one of these in a while, too busy with other things. It's a hot day in Houston today, maybe this will cool things down a little (at least in my mind).

Friday, June 01, 2007

Iron Man

OK, I'm making up for not drawing all this stuff when I was a kid. Sorry. I cleverly did this drawing for my Austin Sketch Squad blogs cyborg theme and to submit to Michael Cho's Iron Man fan blog at the same time. I hope it gets on!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Foxy Turkey

This is for the weekly Austin Sketch Squad challenge...Hand Turkey.

I think I may have veered away from the spirit on this one a little bit more than normal, but it was the first thing to pop into my head. And that's my modus operandi for Austin Sketch Squad.

Nerd Flea Market & Swap Meet!

Ya'll come now, ya hear!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Atlanta Magazine

Here's an illustration I just finished for Atlanta Magazine. It's for a story on the first woman sports reporters, and this piece is based on an incident with the New England Patriots in 1990. It's hard to believe that these ladies had to put up with this kind of stuff so recently.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Who Said Police Work is Exciting?

Miss Anne and I went to Austin last weekend to visit friends and hang out. On Saturday morning I met up with a few "Scanner" Alum and fellow Austin Sketch Squad members for a little drawing session. So special thanks and in no particular order to Jason, Kennon and Kevin! Here is the dragon contribution I (almost) finished Saturday. Too bad we forgot to take some photos.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

No. 12 with Chicken

Latest for Austin Sketch Squad, completed during Sketch Klubb. Is that legal?

Monday, March 12, 2007

Random Heads & Stuff

These are just Sketch Klubb doodles, you can never draw too may heads-right? And no not every guy in hat is me (although at least one of these guys could be). These were drawn from live people, photos and such.

Sunday, January 28, 2007


I've recently been invited to be a long distance member of Austin Sketch Squad. Made up mostly of former animators of A Scanner Darkly, they meet once a week and draw, plus a weekly topic to post some work. Since I was the newby they had me pick this past weeks theme, which is "Circuit". I thought it would be a good excuse for a TRON drawing.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A Couple of Gents on the Stoop

Here is this weeks entry into my Days Long Past sketchbook. I don't think I've ever stated before, but these are all Pitt pen in a 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" hardcover sketch book, started and completed within one Sketch Klubb meeting (which is about 1 1/2 hours). The only work I do ahead is to find a suitable photo. I then very loosely lay it out in blue pencil then go right to inking.