Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I recently got the complete DVD movie collection of Indiana Jones. Last night I was watching the bonus disc and thought... now there's a LEGEND. So I did a quick drawing for the Illustration Friday LEGEND theme.

I decided if I am ever going to learn anything about Painter, I need to start SOMEtime... so I picked a hard pastel brush and scribbled on some color. There are just so many brushes I don't know where to begin. It's overwhelming. Might as well pick something and try it out this week. I hope to use Painter more this year and try to figure it out some.

One thing I learned from the bonus disc was that George Lucas originally named his movie Indiana Smith. When he pitched the movie, they liked the whole thing... except the name. He said, OK... how about Jones? Jones was fine... of COURSE! :0)

I'm looking forward to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull coming out this year.... woo hoo!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008


Well, it finally got kinda cold here in Tennessee... but nothing like it was in Green Bay last night. My face hurt just watching the game on TV! If you want to get a feel for being cold... just add a scoop of ice cream to your head like SocMo. Of course... you would have to be PLAIN nuts to do that!

Monday, January 14, 2008


Each year during the holidays, SocMo manages to pop a STITCH!
I would NEVER be guilty of overeating... nope not me.... I have tons of self control!
(pass the chocolate cake and ladle a little gravy over it, please) ...and I won't even mention that box of Moon Pies I got for my birthday that I have been munching on....

I never seem to have much time to devote to these Illustration Friday things, but I like to participate if I can. So once again, I drew up something in my sketchbook and added a bit of colored pencil to it. Seems like the quickest way to get an image going. Well, now it is time to get back to those relentless deadlines...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

spontaneous doodling

There was this page in my sketchbook that I really didn't like. There were some really bad drawings on it that I didn't want to keep. So I ripped it out... and then stared drawing on the back. Just random doodling ... whatever came out kind of stuff. No pressure to make a good drawing, cuz I'm tossing this stinkin' page in the trash any minute now.

But a funny thing happened... since I didn't care what happened, I relaxed and "let it fly" ...I loosened up. I liked what was coming out. After several loose drawings, I saw a British Bobby on TV. I drew a tall hat and a guy wearing it... I liked it so here it is...

I need to find that "what the heck, who cares" button again when I draw. It's like the Staples EASY button. Now where did I put it? ....

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


SocMo is feeling a bit under the weather today. He is hoping to get back to 100% soon. I hope his supply of tissues holds out...

talking animals

I am readin’ through the Bible in 2008 with my One Year Bible. Genesis always gets me off to a good start. Lots of fun stuff happens there. Each time I have done this in the past, I have always ended up with lots of questions.

This time I was reading about the serpent talking Eve into eating that yummy fruit thing… whatever it was. Then it occurred to me that Eve did not find it unusual to be talking to a snake. She never said, “Hey… snakes can’t talk… shut yo' mouth and get outta here!” So I was thinking that maybe ALL the animals talked. That would explain why a talking snake was not unusual. So if all the animals were talking to each other, it was like the first Disneyland! Maybe this is where old Walt got his inspiration.

Thursday, January 03, 2008


I don't have cable TV... but a while back I discovered that my local library has DVDs of some of the earlier seasons of MONK. I checked out a DVD, watched a few episodes, and became a fan! All of the characters on the show are so good. Last night as I was watching a show from season four I had my pencil and paper with me, so decided to try to draw my version of Mr. Monk. Annnnnnnd... here he is. Anybody else a MONK fan? Does this look like MR. MONK?