Monday, April 30, 2012

15 minute sketch challenge..."Very Anxious, if you know what I mean?"

Things got a little busy over the weekend so I took a personal day from work today to finish up on a bunch of things,... errands, shopping, finishing up the video I'm working on, planting all my new vegetable plants and finally getting to the 15 minute sketch challenge... which is called "Very Anxious, if you know what I mean?" Hope you dig it. -MC

Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Doodle for this week..."Drago the Hun"

Another new doodle from this past week. I've almost got enough for Volume two of "The Book of Doodles"... I'll wait till later this year and start picking the images for the book. -MC

Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Painting... "Shoulder Devils"

I had to quickly knock out this painting before going on to something else... I just had to... the devil's made me do it!!! -MC

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Doodle... "The Octard"

A new doodle, fresh from a meeting... The Octard. Part Octopus, part lizard. -MC

Monday, April 23, 2012

This week's 15 minute Sketch Challenge..."Spring Eye Candy"

This last weekend was so beautiful outside that I couldn't stay indoors to do the 15 minute sketch challenge,... so I did it today with an eye back to this last weekend... "Spring Eye Candy" is the title. See you next time! -MC

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Abstract for April 2012... "Imago Dei"

A new-ish abstract for April. I'm hoping to finish a few more before the end of the month. I'm picking several for my new abstract show in Seattle on July 1st. I'll send out invites soon. -Mike

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New sketch...

...sketch night with LVK in Wallingford. I did two last night. This is the first one. I'll post the other one soon.


April bike ride...

We had a lovely sunny spring day on Saturday so I took a long bike ride along the Cedar River trail, which you can start at Lake Washington and take all the way to Maple Valley. It's a beautiful ride on sunny days. (See attached pix)
Hope you are having a great weekend!


Saturday, April 14, 2012

15 minute sketch challenge "Sunshine Dragon"

The pacific northwest has had some sun lately, even though it's still a bit on the cool side, could summer be close at hand? Maybe.
I took a long bicycle ride this afternoon and drew this image when I got back. It's called: "Sunshine Dragon"

New Abstract for April 2012 "She's my shaker"

Here's another new one... but wait, I've got more!
There will be a few more new Abstracts posted this coming week.

Hope you like!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Today's 15 minute sketch challenge.. "Summer-like"

It was so close to being a perfect sunny spring day today that it worked itself into the drawing. I also went for a long bike ride today.


Santa Monica Pier, from my recent L.A. trip.

Even though it was a quick 48 hours, I had a blast in Los Angeles for the SILA Illustration West 50 art show. I took a break for a few hours for myself and headed over to Apple Pan for a hickory burger and then quickly down to Santa Monica to look through my favorite book store in that part of the world "Hennessy and Ingals" art and architecture books. Many I hadn't seen in person. Then I drove a short distance to the Santa Monica pier. What fun that was. I had not been there in such a long time. Anyway, here are some pix from that part of the trip. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

The latest in Doodling...for April 2012 Part one of three

Ok, here's more doodling from meetings I've been having lately. You might think that these reveal something about the meetings I've been attending but would not be true. They are about as far from the topics in the meetings as can be. It's all about helping me stay awake and my attention focused.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Part two of "Sketches from the trip"

This one is called "The Berlin Caper"... and a special thanks to the stewardess on Virgin Airlines, Rachel!
I've got one more after this one.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Another new Abstract! for April 2012 "Novena Obstat"

I was on a bit of roll when I finished off several new abstracts in a row. This is one of them. "Novena Obstat" and can be purchased at as a print.
Check it out.


Monday, April 2, 2012

SILA Illustration West 50 Art Show last Friday!

Here are pictures from the art show at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, which for those of you not acquainted with southern California... is very near Los Angeles. It was a blast with great friends and it all went way to quickly.
I picked up my Silver award for my "Super Alphabet" illustration and got to see my other illustration "Kit Tee Kat" on the wall.
Much fun was had!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

15 minute sketch challenge "New Shoes"

Hey... here's a tip, when going on a trip... DON'T TAKE NEW SHOES!!!
I took, not one, but two new pairs of shoes on my trip to Los Angeles this week. I did a lot of walking and now my left foot is swollen and hurts really bad. I've got ice on the top and bottom of my foot. Taking it easy today but it's rough when I want to get things done.
Where is my butler?


New Abstract for April 2012 "Mistress Moon"

I did this abstract before my trip to Los Angeles this week. Check it out. Hope you dig it!


New Sketch from L.A. trip (part one)

I don't know why this entered my head.... I think I saw a woman that looked like this and then it seemed to me that she could be attacked by a rat... thusly: "Rat Blitzer"
Kinda like "Wolf Blitzer"....