Thursday, March 31, 2011

walkin' the birdy

Cedric Hohnstadt declared March to be sketchbook month and invited all who wanted to join him in doing a sketch each day in March. He even created a sketch blog where he posted the sketches each day. Sounded like fun to me so I joined in. I figured if I actually SAID I was going to do this, I would be jinxing my efforts so I just plugged away each day to see how many days I would actually come up with a sketch. I didn't to too bad.

Today I whipped out a quick little gator in the morning. Never got anything else done so it looks like this will be my final sketch for this project. I threw on a little Photoshop color on top of the purple pencil lines and brush pen ink... and there you go!

It's been fun. I'm hoping to post more sketches. OOPS! I said it out loud and probably jinxed it...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

NYC cobra

A cobra from the Bronx zoo has escaped. Probably out buying up souvenirs all over town.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

girl with friend

So, I drew a sketch of a girl. I was basically done when I realized she was standing there, holding her hand out and staring off into space. It looked strange. I decided she needed to have something in her hand to be looking at, but what? Something long like a flag or something. Nah... a flag is no fun... how about a critter of some sort. I started drawing a weasel like animal but it morphed into a possum somewhere along the way. So here you have it... a girl and her pet possum. Possum Girl. Coming soon to a comic book near you.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Once upon a time I was a little kid. Hard to believe, eh? That was a looong time ago, but I still have a toy I played with back then. A sock monkey. That sock monkey was the inspiration for a character I designed that I named SocMo, which is a shortened form of sock monkey. I'm still trying to decide what to do with this character. He could be the next Mickey Mouse. It could happen. Right? I'm waiting for some direction on what SocMo needs to do. Where is my muse when I need him? Probably sipping coffee at Starbucks. I better get over there and buy him another round...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I'm still plugging away at sketchbook month (March). Today I drew a few dinos... which seems to be my default when I don't know what to draw. They always look surly for some reason... probably hungry.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I only have time for a really quick sketch for the Illustration Friday word this week... and what could be better than CULTIVATING donuts in your garden?

Monday, March 21, 2011

ax boy

A bit of colored pencil... and a bit of messing around in Photoshop... just for grins.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Something green for St. Patrick's Day. I think I have been drawing Godzillas recently because of the events in Japan. Hope everything there gets under control...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


So, the Illustration Friday word for the week is "STIR." I thought I would take a couple of minutes and see what I could do with it. The first thing that came to mind was someone who stirred things. A chef type. But also a Superhero type. After I had the guy mostly sketched out I realized that a super hero needs a cape... so I added a cape. Then I remembered that they all seem to wear their underwear on the outside of their pants. So I did that too... and stuffed his jacket into them. Nothing says Superhero like whitey-tighties. So now I kind of have a Captain Underpants with a spoon. I'm not even going to hazard a guess what he has been stirring...

Monday, March 14, 2011

unicorn dolphins and double rainbows

I'm hoping that a picture of a unicorn, dolphins and a double rainbow will lure some eyeballs here from all over the internets. I need some magic. Maybe a large eyed little kid and some fluffy, big-eyed kitty cats next...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


A quick sketch of a little car. There are some great little cars HERE.

Monday, March 07, 2011


This was inspired by the Illustration Friday word for this week - WARNING. I think this guy should turn around and open his mouth.

flyin' thing

I ran across a picture I had saved because I liked the flying machine. I did a quick sketch of it in my sketchbook. There are a few problems with the drawing... but hey, it's just a sketch...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

possum with ukulele

I have participated on the Dueling Banjo Pigs blog. If you want to see lots of pigs playing banjos... that's your place. But today I thought I would draw a possum playing a ukulele. Why not? If you are looking for something to draw and need an idea, try a ukulele playing possum.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Dr. Seuss

Today is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. I found a picture of him in Google Images, grabbed my Micron and sketchbook... and a few minutes later this is what I had.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


This is what came to mind for the Illustration Friday word SWARM. And no... this is not autobiographical.


Here is a gnu from my sketchbook. I scanned it and then played around with it just a bit in Photoshop.