Jan 31, 2009

Jan 30, 2009


I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, and I've decided to start observing again. I want to get back into teaching myself how to "see" things, and the best way to do that is to observe, and draw from life. I received a great email from my friend Michael Renouf, and everything he said made so much sense.

I'm still going to create puns and such, but I want to concentrate on improving my drawing skills and building my portfolio.

I thank all of you for your support, and for your continued support.

Jan 29, 2009

Jan 28, 2009

Jan 27, 2009

Blinking red light of doom!

A little drawing I did of my work phone.

When I get to work in the morning, I dread the fact that if the red light is blinking, it means I have some messages. Stinks.

Jan 23, 2009

Old school...

Here's a piece from 2006. I read an article on how some people are buying art for investment purposes.

-watercolor and ink

Jan 20, 2009

"The first drawing was a simple line..."

Becky got me this fantastic book, "Leonardo's Notebooks", for my birthday. I've always loved his sketches and thoughts, so, to extract inspiration from his work, I decided to don a Da Vinci head piece and beard. It hasn't worked yet...

Jan 18, 2009

Postcard Row

It was cool to see the famous houses in-person.

I'm posting these pictures because it reminds me of warmer times, weather wise.

Jan 16, 2009

Cutting the Clipper...

I'd like to get rid of that clipper that keeps bringing us frigid air and snow...

I like the idea, but not so sure on the execution.

Jan 15, 2009

Coffee cup with steam as hand...

I'm not a big fan of coffee. I'll have a cup every now and then...

AND, I couldn't think of a clever title. Stinks...

Jan 14, 2009


...it's within reach.

For this piece I went back to using my pens. Boy, did I miss them.

*Update* Apparently my eyes were a little sleepy last night and I didn't catch one of the "dashes" over his arm. Oops. I'll fix that tonight.


Jan 13, 2009

Like a fish needs a bicycle...

Some doodling done recently. I was listening to U2's "Tryin' to throw your arms around the world"; hence the fish on a bike.

Jan 12, 2009

Book with dripping pages

...don't really know what this means. Just an idea that popped into my head.

I was looking at my past work, and I kept coming back to this image: Bounded Leap

This is probably one of my favorite pieces that I've done. I'm using it as an inspiration for my other work.

I've been debating lately whether to start producing more work traditionally or digitally. In the past I used to think that if you didn't produce work the traditional way, you were "cheating". As I've gotten a little older (I know, 34 is still kinda young), I've begun to realize that I need to work the way I feel most comfortable in. As of this moment, it's digitally. I've done watercolor and acrylic in the past, but each piece would come out looking like it was done digitally. I've talked about this before, but, I'm still going back and forth with it. Stinks.

I'll continue to color my pieces digitally, and maybe throw a gouache piece in there. I'm thinking of doing some paintings as well. Something more "arty"...

Jan 10, 2009

...and counting

Well, I turned 34 today. We're not going to do much. I'd like to get some new glasses, so we'll go do that. Um...and get some dinner.

As you can see, no new image. I've been going to bed early because of a cough and sore throat. Typical for me this time of year.

New images soon! (I know I keep saying that, but I will do it! Promise!)

*why is that song "Promises, Promises" running through my head? (admit it, you started singing it!)

Jan 9, 2009


Sorry I don't have anything new. I will soon. I promised myself...

I'll try to post more often, though outside obligations may take some time away. I work from 7:30 - 4:00, with a 40 minute commute one way. Also, I'm trying to lose weight as well, so I workout after work. That goes to about 6 (I don't get home until 4:50). Then we have dinner, and by that time it's 7 - 7:30. I'd like to spend some time with Becky before the night is through, and not always hunched over in front of my computer.

If it were a commissioned piece, that's another story. Then I'd work all night on it. With personal work, sometimes life "gets in the way".

Thanks for listening to me vent, and thanks for your continued support.

Jan 6, 2009

Home sweet home

....what rock did he crawl out from under?

Each drawing this week will be done in under an hour. This was done in half an hour...

Jan 5, 2009

Drowning of your inner soul

Morbid? Maybe...

(cue the melancholy, sad-bastard music, with a dash of hyperbole)

Jan 3, 2009

Through the woods...

...to grandmother's house we go.

Still dreaming of warmer weather...

Jan 2, 2009

Email campaign

A tad late with this post.

I soon will be launching an email campaign. Wish me luck!