Monday, December 29, 2014

More Christmas leftover drawings.

Dorry's drawing of her favorite person! 


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas drawing.

One of several more Christmas drawings I have to post.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A warm holiday greeting to all my friends!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
I wish all the best to my friends and family both here on the inter webs and in the real world. May your holiday bring you peace of mind and a full heart. Be kind and give love when you can.



Saturday, December 20, 2014

New Color painting "Xmas Circus"

I thought of it as a stage play/picture book with a grinch character (not the grinch). Showing how crazy the season can be. If any publishers are interested... I'm ready to write the story.



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Santa and the Mouse!

Ho, ho, ho... this here be a new Santa Claus drawing for this year!
More to come! Stay tuned for the color Santa painting.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sorry I haven't been posting much the last few months. New job doing a lot of concept art work that I can't show to anyone, having a book that I'm working on for a publisher after work and also having log in problems with my blog. I plan on posting more from now on.
This is a recent ink drawing before I started in on doing more Christmas art... which I will be posting soon. Glad to be back.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Illustrator show Saturday Nov 22nd!!!

You are cordially invited to this Exhibit of excellent art from the illustrators in western Washington's SCBWI at the Washington State History Musseum in Tacoma! 
It starts at 11am and goes till 2pm.
An extra bonus is that you can see the other excellent exhibit "Time Intrusionator" on the 3rd floor while you are there. It features art by myself and several other SCBWI illustrators.
Hope to see you there!!!


A recent ink drawing... "Da Plane"
A little left over from the Halloween fun.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Drawing again. YAY!


A brand new drawing after a while of having a drought.
"A stroll into the city"


Saturday, November 1, 2014

New ink drawing...

Been terribly busy lately with life and house and work... haven't had time to post much but tonight I'm adding this drawing from a week ago that relates to Halloween. I've got several so we'll be enjoying this holiday for a little while more. 
"Something's off here."




Sunday, October 26, 2014

New drawing!

I've been having problems with my blog site as of late so I haven't been able to upload new drawings, paintings, etc...
I think I've finally got it working well. I'm posting the first of several Halloween drawings. They are all I've got time to do this year. I wanted to paint some of the ones from last year, which I will do at some point, just not right now. Too busy with actual work that is paying good money. So stay tuned for more Halloween fun this week! BOO!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

1st Bear Picture Book spread...

Not wanting to give away any of the story but this is one of the first spreads I did for the book.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Revisit on Design Inspiration...

Thanks to Jeff Andrews for including me in the redo of his "Design Inspiration" site. There are great illustrators there and I'm thankful for being included in the new version of the site. Check it out!



Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bear book drawing...

This is for the Bear Book that I'm working on for a publisher. They want it in the stores by January or February 2015... I'm working on it. The color version was in the previous post.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kirby... Warhol,... Warhol... Kirby.

Here's the final art I did for the Jack Kirby tribute show at The Piranha Shop in Seattle's Pioneer square tonight! It starts at 6pm... come see if you are in the area! :D 


Monday, August 25, 2014

The Future car!

I've been looking the the future of things lately and here's one way I could see cars going...


Friday, August 22, 2014

Back side of History Map...

This is the back side (Where you paste your photos of the exhibit) of the map for Washington State History Museum, check out the exhibit "Ernest Oglyby Punkweiler and the Fabulous-Miraculous Time Intrusionator" which is there in Tacoma till April 2015!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Brand new Ink Drawing!

It's been a while since I've done a new ink drawing. Today I had to take my car back to have them repair the mistakes from yesterday's repair. So I brought my sketchbook and did 4 new drawings while waiting. Here's the first one.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Art for front of Exhibit Map for History Museum!

It's finally done!!! It took all of summer to make changes and rearrange things but the front and back are finished and waiting for the text. I'll post the back of the map soon.


Monday, August 11, 2014

The "BEE STING"...


Visually, this is how I think it felt to get a bee sting on my forehead just over a week ago!
I had to draw it right away to get that feeling onto paper...


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

My art in a show in San Francisco Aug 8th!

I just got confirmation that they got my art that I shipped off on Monday for the "The Murray Affair: A Bill Murray Art Tribute in San Francisco on Friday! Woo-hoo!!!
Wish I could be there in person! Here's the art that I sent to the show:

I did this art back in the late 80s... before the internet. I had an art studio in Los Angeles on Wilshire Blvd (the 5455 building, which used to be a turquise and is now jet black) several blocks east of the LACMA and LaBrea Tar Pits. I had just done some work for Paramount on "Coming to America"... the director took me on the stage of Star Trek the next generation, so I got to see the sets and what they were made of, which came as a bit of a shock to me, even though I had been on sound stages and knew how they put together movies. The director asked me to do a Star Trek illustration for lunch boxes and also to do a Bill Murray painting. He didn't say what he wanted to do with the Bill Murray painting (color pencil on top of wash.) but I got to keep the original.

Title: "Venkman"


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ROBOTS!!!

I sat on my porch drawing Robots last week. These are just the heads but I thought I'd share.




Friday, August 1, 2014

New Drawing!: "Lunar Patrol"

I haven't been doing much in the way of painting this summer. It's hard to stay indoors when it's so nice outside. So I end up taking my sketchbook somewhere and draw for several hours instead. Painting to commence once the summer time is over.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

New drawing for Summer heat...

I've actually got several titles for this one... World at War really sums it up though for me with all the turmoil in the world these days.



Friday, July 18, 2014

New color painting! KIRBY!!! (AROK!)

This is for the Jack Kirby show that's coming up in August. I always loved the way he visually told stories made with crazy bold graphics. This one is taking an extra creature from an old comic book and painting it up in Photoshop while keeping the bold designs that Kirby created.
I wanted to do something more complicated but I've got many other projects that need my attention right now so this one will have to suffice.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New drawing: "The Fish Peddler"...

I've got a bit of a story here with this guy telling tales about what happens when people go out to sea and either try to catch fish or on vacation...


Friday, July 11, 2014

New Ink drawing: "Hand of Fate"

This is what happens when a doodle starts off simple and gets carried away by the daydreaming you are doing...


Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Business Cards!

Got the first batch of new cards in the mail today… Nicely done by VistaPrint. I'm trying out several different printers to see how they stack up with price, quantity and quality. So far, VistaPrint is a good deal and the color looks spot on. $20 for both sides… 250 cards. Good deal!
Here is the down side of printing through VistaPrint… they throw all kinds of offers at you after you finish your order. Add ons… continuation deals, subscriptions… all kinds of stuff. But in the end, it was just a few extra minutes of your time to make sure that nothing else was added to your order and then you end up with great looking cards.