Monday, April 30, 2007


This is something I'm doing for one of my friends.

Large Elephant:

"Medium" elephant:

"Small" elephant

Saturday, April 28, 2007

pastels and paint

In an effort to draw more, I took out some pastels and some of my stuff and unrolled the brown wrap paper and drew on it. This is actually pretty large, almost the width of the paper roll.

and then I did this for one which will be going to an undisclosed personage. (man I miss the muppets!):

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Art of Presentation

I know this is a drawing blog. But this article does apply to any artistic medium. I learned about it at another blog and I feel it should be posted. It's about putting a famous musician- and makin him play on the street as if he were a street performer, a social test to see how the commuters would react. It's quite interesting:

Friday, April 13, 2007

the bartender detail

So I'm taking that pirate joke to a finished level. Started with the bartender...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Knife Throwing Target board

Here's each panel from the knife throwing board I painted for the last musical I was in. I took lines from the play and painted them on each side, sorta quickly and more tattooey like cause I figured Hines worked in the state fair raquet so he'd have had the tattoo guy for the bearded lady do the box. Only that guy's soo busy that he knocked it up quite quickly, but still tried to make it look snazzy. So I painted exactly what they mentioned in the bit before hines throws his knives at the balloons (which are gone in these pics, though there are a few reminanats on the floor in one photo). Each of these panels are about 6 feet tall so it was quite a challenge to stick to the quick doodles I skeched on the backside of the script, but it pretty much looks exactly how I envisioned it. So all the lines are pulled from the play, except I added the "Iron-nerved Iowan" bit, which probably SHOULD have been said cause how can you NOT say Iron-nerved Iowan in a knife throwing build-up???! Anyway here's the pics:

And all three :

I also carved foam for the first time in my life. I had to make 4 sewing machines. I used a hot wire and man did the stuff smell!! But anyway, here's one of the foam sewing machines
(I intentionally misspelled the name of the sewing machine company)

A Pirate walks into a bar....

There's this bad pirate joke that my office manager likes to tell. And like any bad joke, it gets told over and over again.
Anyway, at lunch I doodled a quick sketch of it into a birthday card for my friend, and I wrote the joke into said birthday card which in all fairness had an equally bad pirate joke in it already.... but anyway, here's a bad scan of the bad pirate joke without the bad joke written in...

I built a pirate ship!

Ok, so I was just ONE person out of a group of carpenters and stuff, but here's a photo of a pirate ship I helped build for a film set at my old college:

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

the excuse of No time

I feel as if I'm slacking off a bit with my doodle page. I'm making something to put in tonight. See I wrote it here and now it'll be in my head all day at work while I'm doing mind-numbing stuff. So now that it's written down somewhere I HAVE to make a point to draw something.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


I've recently been reading a book about Michelangelo, who I've always admired, and so I pulled out one of my Vatican books and attempted to sketch the delphic sybil. My pencil was down to the stub so I used my ballpoint pen.