Sunday, August 22, 2010

It's been a while...

I will continue to tease my wife for her wimpy burps because I know good ones are in there.

I actually drew this a couple days ago, but just got around to posting it today.

More cats driving robots. Don't know why. Sorry for the junky scan, but the paper was too stiff to get it to sit completely on the glass. Tried playing around with the masking fluid to create a shiny metallic look, but it just ended looking not right. Live and learn.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Balloon...

Every once in a while I draw something I like. It could be because it happened effortlessly. It might just be a way I want to draw all the time, but can't for some reason. Sometimes everything just falls into place and fits where you want it to. All these things happened today.

I like this one.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cats and Car things...

Yeah, that's a cat driving a car...thing. No, I don't have any else better to do with my time.


Obsessing over my art a little too much. Gotta chill out and just enjoy myself.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Roller Girl...

I'm trying to just draw more of what I want to draw. Varys from day to day. Today it was a roller girl. I'll try to get back on track with the visual journals.

Wisdom Teeth...

My wife got her wisdom teeth out yesterday. I sat and drew for the 45 minutes it took to have them removed. Everything went fine during the surgery. I was hoping she'd same some goofy stuff while she was coming off the anesthesia, but it was all pretty normal. Sigh.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Figure Drawing...

Did some more figure drawing last Wed. Instead of a nude model the model dressed in a burlesque outfit. It was pretty cool. Very different from anything I've done before. My wife came too!

The top two with the red were 20 min. poses with a few finishing touches afterwards. The last was a 10 min. sketch with a few touch ups afterwards. Check it out. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

UFC and watercolors...

Who would have thought UFC and watercolors could go together so well?

Just putzing with watercolors today. No visual journal.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Camping continued...

Another tale from our camping trip a while back at Kohler-Andrae.

I know the text is a little hard to follow, but I wasn't sure how else to get around it. It's meant to go from one side to the other after each bubble.

I don't know if he really proposed to her, but they were definitely making out and groping each other right outside the pit toilet door. As we sat a the camp fire this didn't happen just once, but about three times over that evening. Each time they would go to the bathroom, meet up afterward outside the women's bathroom and play tonsil hockey for about five minutes. If you've ever stood within six feet of a pit toilet you'll understand why this is so gross.

The following strip is from our adventures just the other day. Check out my wife's blog for some pictures of the rot.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thunder Machine...

Here are some more prints from my printmaking class. These are three screen prints I did of the "Thunder Machine." It was one of my favorite toys as a kid. Old GI Joe toys use to come with blueprints, so I looked them up on the web and used that.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


More camping tales from Kohler-Andrae State park. The raccoons were everywhere. This guy hopped up on our picnic table, just 8 feet away from us, and stole our container of coleslaw. About a half hour later a group of six of them raided our neighbor's campsite. They were drunk and had passed out about an hour earlier.

I did this one kind of in the style of Dave McKean. He's the illustrator for the kid's book, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Gold Fish, written by Neil Gaiman. He's the guy who wrote The Sandman. The book is really weird, but the art and and story telling is amazing. A great mix of comic book style, kid's picture book, and something else unknown to me. This is an excerpt from the book. I highly recommend it.

Here are a few prints from my printmaking class I finished this summer. The first is an intaglio followed by a lithography. Later, I'll scan the screen prints and post those.