Monday, December 30, 2013

Manga Studio sketch

playing around in Manga Studio.  I'm very impressed with it overall.  The feel of the pen is probably the best I've seen this side of Photoshop.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Welsh Corgi

Here is a commission drawing I did for a friend that will be (or already is) a Christmas gift. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I've been busy with some commissions lately which are now finished so I'll be sharing them here soon.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Digital Line Art

This is the digital line art for the Scott Sullivan image posted previously.  He has a very interesting face that I would like to draw again and again.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

More ISCA Convention art

This is Tasir a very good painter that I met last year and decided to draw this year at the convention.  I really enjoyed this one!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Flintstones meet the ISCA

This is a fun piece that I put on my section of wall at the ISCA Convention this week.  The "Dino" in the drawing is Loren Bernsen, the (as of today) former president of the ISCA.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

2013 ISCA Annual Caricature Convention

Please click on the image to get a higher resolution version.  This is a caricature of Scott Sullivan I created at the ISCA annual convention which was held once again in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida.  This was the first year I created all my drawings digitally.  It was a great convention with two wonderful guest speakers and plenty of other cool seminars.  The best thing about the Con is the friendships you make and continue to build on at future Cons.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Wedding caricature

A caricature from a recent wedding reception.  The atmosphere at weddings is so great and the positive feedback you get makes four hours seem like an hour.  The bride also caught me as I was packing up and remarked that I was a "hit" and was very prompt in my email replys which made her planning that much easier.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The old homestead

Facebook told me this image was too large to upload.  I'm glad I was able to upload it here.  This is a pencil drawing I did for my cousin of her family's homestead.  She liked it, I'm happy!  Her only complaint was that the bushes were never kept that neat lol!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Live caricature

Here's one from a recent gig.  You can't see it in the photo because of the tilt of her head but she was wearing a sailor's cap and there were a thousand small pins on it.

Monday, October 7, 2013

The unique-ness of humanity


I just received this great little gem of a sketchbook "No Whip" by Brett Bean. *Cheap!* Like Stephen Silver and many others, Brett celebrates the unique-ness of human-kind.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hey all!  I've been pretty busy lately with gigs and drawings and my job but here is the latest from a recent gig.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

AAAAAARRRRRGGHH!!!!!!!

I'm not even sure this is worth posting but... OK, I'm quite sure it's NOT worth posting!  It's "national talk like a pirate day" so here is an extremely quickly whipped up cartoony pirate.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Live caricature sample

One from today's gig.  Sweet gal and very appreciative of her drawing!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sketch Monkey

A sketchy little monkey.  Why?  Cause I like drawing monkeys!  Doesn't everyone?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sketchbook Pro (free version)

Playing around in Sketchbook Pro (free version) with the Galaxy Note 10.1 tab.  I like this style and would like to try and develop it to be more detailed.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Indian Tattoo


A friend of mine wanted a drawing of an indian that would eventually be a tattoo.  Obviously the pic at the top is my pencil drawing.  There is some detail lost in translation but it turned out pretty well.  To do the drawing I searched for an indian face online and the one I liked didn't have a headdress so I had to do a search for that also.  Long story short, I combined the face and headdress into one drawing.

Friday, August 9, 2013

LetterGraphics Founder

This is a recent commission of a man that founded a local sign company in my area.  I received the phone call a few weeks ago from the guy that took over the business and he wanted to give a thoughtful gift to the retiring founder.  He told me the founder's name on the phone and I didn't think much about it till I received the photos - he was my school teacher when I was in the third grade over 3 decades ago!  I enjoy working in pencil more than anything.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sketch

A quick sketch using the android store "Infinite Painter" free app.  This app works good and the palm rejection works better than most apps I've tried.  The app is free so it's certainly not perfect but very nice for a free app!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Morgan Freeman

A pencil of Morgan Freeman I drew for the "Traditional Caricature Art Contest" on Facebook.  Some people have faces that lend their selves to caricature - his is one of them :-)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Wedding Caricatures

This is a pic from last weekend when I drew caricatures for a wedding reception.  Weddings are some of the funnest events that I draw at and everyone loved their drawings.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Business Card profile

Just a quick line drawing that will be printed on a business card.  The client requested it to be "simple and not exaggerated".  I love doing these.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Lil' Jon Galaxy Note 10.1 sketch

I was watching The Apprentice show last week and well, one thing lead to another....

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Jack - a closer view


Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson - pencil for the "Traditional Caricature Art Contest" on Facebook.  You could draw this guy a hundred times and get a hundred totally different versions of him.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Maisie Williams pencil

Maisie Williams final pencil.  She is from the Game of Thrones series which I just heard of lately (I know, I must live in a bubble).

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Maisie Williams

A Maisie Williams pencil sketch.  She has a unique face.  I haven't sketched with pencil for a long time and I forgot how good it feels and how much I love it!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

City Square Steakhouse table cover sketch

Some restaurants use plain white paper to cover their tables.  I happen to think that idea is brilliant - along with a ball point pen of course.  I can't help myself from doodling something!  The manager came over and commented on it and said he would probably hang it up in the back of the restaurant with other sketches. :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Beach guy

A very quick sketch off the top of my head.  I sketch from memory a lot which is fun but my sketches are almost always better (although not as spontaneous) when I use reference material such as a photo.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Paratrooper character design

I must admit some requests I get are unique.  I enjoyed this quick character design!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wedding Signing Board (from client)

Here is a pic of the signing board that the client sent to me.  Needless to say, it was a small wedding.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

More Termite progress

Wicked little termite, eh?  Just getting the shapes down and putting some color in.