Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dads and Grads...

Shameless commerce rears it's head... Get a copy of my First Art book "Monito Hermoso" for your Grad or your Dad! Let me know if you buy a copy and let me know via email, I'll send you 3 mini prints for FREE! Yes,... you heard right,... FREE! So go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local book store and order yourself a copy of "Monito Hermoso"! I'll thank you when I hear from you. Look for my next Art Book in the fall of 2009 called: "The book of Doodles"!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Graphic Novel preliminary sketches...

This sketches date back over a year to when I first started the graphic novel. I was trying to find a starting place and these were some ideas I thought of for a starting point. One of them made the final cut. Can you guess which one? I'm now on page 172 and counting. Should be at least another 150 pages of work or so... I'll post more as time goes by this summer with actual finished pages some time in the fall. Stay tuned. Hope you had a great weekend like I did. Sunny and warm,... just as I like it!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Abstract Art!

I've been playing with some abstract images lately and here are some of the results. I've had a blast doing this in Photoshop. What a great program for doing this sort of art. Let me know what you think of this new direction. Please leave comments on my blog. I needs more of the feed back on this site. Thanks! See you next posting!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunday Kayaking!

Wow, what a busy weekend.
I had a physical at my doctor's office on Saturday. Worked on new art for my graphic novel. Went to a friend's birthday party.
Sunday I had some errands to take care of after waking up to a huge allergy attack. Swollen face, itchy mouth and nose, lots of snot and sneezing...
Then there was fun kayaking on Lake Washington with my friends Karisma and Jamie. We went out for Thai food after three hours on the lake and Cedar River. I met a very nice woman when I was coming out of the river. Thanks for the sweet smile Amanda and the nice conversation.
More art next posting and it will be sooner!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Another NEW painting!

A blast from the past in a way. I actually finished this painting in March of this year but haven't shown it yet.
This was done from a sketchbook page dating back to July of 2006. Holly and I were at a park in Bellevue on the 4th taking it easy and enjoying the day with a picnic. I brought my sketchbook and she brought a book to read. When I was almost finished with the sketch I asked her what she thought and she said, "Can you put a little white scoty dog in one of the squares?" I did just that and promised her that if I ever made a painting of this that I would include the little white dog. And there it is the lower right corner.