Friday, December 16, 2011

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

It's time for the annual Christmas exchange with the other high school teachers in my district. This year our names where swapped and we each had to give a sampling of artists and song titles for the each assigned secret teacher to work from. I was given Vicky Satterwhite who among her choices was Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and who could resist that. Vicky got the inked original art but here it is with little computer color just for fun.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Girl

Most every year I go to a Christmas Party and one of the highlights is the gift swap. It's kind of a White Elephant thing but with different themes. This year we were to make and bring a card, and of course what says the holidays more than a pinup girl. This piece is 4.5" x 6", ink, watercolor, acrylic, Pitt Pen on illustration board.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Frankie's Squeeze iPhone

Ok...ok I promise this is the last post with this art, but I just got my new iPhone cover I ordered from Uncommon. You can upload your own art and they have some fancy-pants way of putting it on the case. Miss Anne has had one of their cases for quite a while and the image doesn't even scratch wear! I'm going to make a custom image next time.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Elusive Toonfish

The Texas Art Education Association asked Houston area art teachers to create an aquatic creature for a silent auction with the funds going to a scholarship fund. We were given a rectangle of wood, a dowel and a couple of pieces of canvas but after that we were on our own. I cut the base into the wavy shape and made the seaweed out of tin, then cut, stuffed the fish and painted everything in acrylic. It ended up about 18" long and 10" tall. It also peaked my interest in building stuff.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Hallowe'en from Bud & Lou

Just watched this recently with Sydney and couldn't help but to do a little doodle.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Frankie's Squeeze X30!

Well this year I went all crazy and decided to screenprint my monster art, so prints will be available at the Austin and Houston Monster Shows! I hadn't printed anything since college so special thanks to Carlos at Burning Bones Press for helping me get it done!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Frankie's Squeeze

Well it's that time of year again, time for Domy's Annual Monster Show, Houston and Austin on Saturday, October 29 from 7-9 pm! I haven't run out of Univeral Monsters yet, so here is Frankie's girl doing a little domestic engineering.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Por Favor Nanny, Please Make Dinner

For the past year or so I've been working on a commission for a cookbook cover. It's goal is to bridge the gap between busy families and Spanish speaking caregivers that prepare meals. It was fun to work on and you can buy one here. When you go there you will see the final cover sans kids, but I'm kind of fond of the version with them so I'm going to show it here.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Random Sketchbook

I can't believe I let two months go by without posting, yikes! Here is just some random sketchbook fun from Sketch Klubb..

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tentacle Attack!

It's taken me a while but I finally finished my entry for pal Paul Adam's Scanner Darkly Sketchbook. For those not familiar with this, many of the animators had a sketchbook with a theme and we would pass them around to each other. Paul's theme is "Untamed Universe" so of course I had to draw a space girl being attacked by tentacles. To see some of Paul's work just click on the link to the right.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Right Tool?

On April 21 I'm participating in the Mentor Show, works by Houston area art instructors and their students. It's going to be at the Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake and will run until May 19. I'm participating with my AP Studio student Kyle Dittmann, and our theme is superheroes doing mundane activities, kind of an ongoing subject of mine that Kyle also wanted to explore.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lunch Bags x2!

This particular week there was a need for two lunch bags, one for a field trip and one for Field Days. And once again these never make it home. My daughter said she really tried to hang on to them this time but they still disappeared.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Art Day with Sydney

For our Spring Break week my daughter and I came up with an activity for every day, and Thursday was "Make Art All Day" day. I cut up a bunch of cardboard for us to paint on and to build with. In fact it was so much fun that we decided to continue it but alternate with Sketch Klubb for an every other Saturday schedule. Here are a few of the things I made: Two small acrylic paintings on cardboard and a small bungalow house also from cardboard.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Center for Cartoon Studies Awareness Week

I want to encourage everyone interested in cartooning to check out the Center for Cartoon Studies. In case you weren't reading my blog last summer I took an awesome workshop there and wish like the Dickens I could go back (maybe someday). If you want to take cartooning to the next level that's the place to go, and you can get an MFA and draw on the experience of the best in the business. There is still time to apply for the fall semester so I encourage you to check it out!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Random Heads & Stuff 4

More odds and ends from my sketch books. The Lobster Johnson was based on an old pulp cover I saw. I need to expand on that one.