Sunday, December 1, 2013


~30 min sketch; made during Thanksgiving at a friend's, while waiting for dinner.

This little old grandma Shih Tzu was there being cute and quiet the whole night; I don't usually like this breed, because I associate them with yappy toy breeds, but she was a very sweet dog.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Just took in a new cat at home; feline politics is tricky business!

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Couldn't sleep - pushing pixels against insomnia!


Picked one of those previous face sketches to continue a little further, digitally:

Friday, November 8, 2013


Some things :) Also a couple little bitty pachyderms, because why not.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

"Centaur" and "Mermaid"

These are two images to help me get back into the mood for finishing a comic I'd started a while ago. It involves a centaur and a mermaid, and so.

~8"x8". pencil.

~5"x9". gouache.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Red Jasper"

~5"x7". gouache on chipboard.

Something I made to show students tomorrow: an example for painting on colored surfaces; in this case letting the surface be the middle tone for the subject.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Here are some sketched faces. I started to paint over one digitally.

That bottom right face is from a character I depicted back in 2007 when I was learning about digital painting. That older image was a self-assigned exercise, so I didn't finish it beyond the parts I was most interested in rendering.

I sketched the face from memory, and got some of the details wrong, but recalled the main design idea.

Thinking about digital painting stuff; sketching and moving pencil work into digital.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


After work I met with my friend who also teaches and we went to campus to hear this talk that was being held.

We got there an hour early and sketched in the cafeteria for a bit. I drew a couple students, then drew The Yellow Kid.

Watercolor is a lovely tool to use with sketching. And I enjoy portraiture very much.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Catching up

Here's a bunch of stuff I've made that I've been meaning to upload. In no particular order:

A couple faces made when trying out drawing into my iPad:

A random object I made as an exercise. I made the black outline shape first as a scribble. Then I carved into it with the eraser tool, and rotated it a few times to help see the possibilities. Then I finished it as a solid, describing the interior features:

A preliminary sketch for something still in progress:

Some sketches and gestural stuff from attending the monthly Dr.Sketchy's life drawing sessions. I sometimes draw the model, and sometimes draw the other people attending:

Other model stuff:

Some logo stuff for friends:

A spaceship, meant for an alien witch! So it's sort of a mix of a broomstick and a shuttlecraft:

A 30-min sketch of The Masque of The Red Death:

Another 30-min sketch for a robot thing:

I was commissioned to make a custom bookcover for a Kickstarter project, the person who gave a enough money to qualify received an image of their choosing (so this isn't my imagery/character design, etc):

And some furry stuff, made as illustrations for a convention booklet:

Sunday, May 26, 2013



Combined the silhouettes of a horse, a couple fire hydrants and a smoking pipe; then I worked into the result to get some different designs.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Model sketches

Here's some stuff from last night at the Quincy Art Center's weekly model session. The model kept moving and squirming, so I gave up trying to do anything figurative and made a couple portrait sketches. Then I got bored with that and started drawing some of the other attendees.