Thursday, March 29, 2007


I just finished painting this little mutant. I started, thinking I was only going to do a quick warm up, but then just kept going. There are some things I'd like to change but overall I think this looks pretty good. My son, who is 7, is learning about Monet in art class. He said I should paint something nice next. Something like Monet. So, maybe the next thing I paint will be water lillies (with weird tentacled creatures lurking just below the surface). This was painted in acrylic paints on (not the best)watercolor paper.

Below is my first sketch of the picture. It was drawn with Prismacolor pencils. I like this more in a lot of ways. He's squatter and cuter, and the light background is less foreboding.

Here are some photos of the painting in progress.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Scary Mug

No matter what your political loyalties may be,
you really must agree,
all enemies must beware,
Condoleeza's deathray stare.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


I don't know why I called him Carlo. It just seemed to fit him.

The funniest mug of all.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


This is an improvisational ink drawing that I turned into a Photoshop/Painter color painting. I've been meaning to paint this sort of thing on canvas or watercolor paper but haven't gotten around to it yet. I guess I'd better get cracking. ( My wife said, "Looking at this makes my stomach upset." I'm sure she meant that in a good way.)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Friday, March 16, 2007


I made this wallpaper to put on my website but never put it up there. It was made in Painter.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Eager Client

This ink drawing was done for a gallery show called, "Works of Wonder", I had with my friends Scott Rosema, Anthony Carpenter and Mike Mason. I decided not to use it in the show because it didn't fit with the theme. Although I can't help but wonder what this guy is thinking. I like the inking I did on this. It's tight and expressive at the same time, and looks a little like an old fashioned pen and ink illustration (even though it's done with a brush).

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Head Games

This mug was is an example of me mucking around with a small sketch in Photoshop and seeing what all I could do with it. It's colorful and kind of psychedelic.

Monday, March 12, 2007


Another ugly mug.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

This Dame is...

The picture above is the revised version.

Another in the thug mug series of graphic curiosities set forth to amuse any who by chance find themselves surfing this obscure channel on the ultimate ocean of digital info. I'm not entirely happy with the design graphics (too plaid looking) but gave up tinkering, I might re-do this one (top picture is revised version).

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Down the wobbly Wembly went,
the Snickerty Snoot in hot pursuit.

From the book "Bedtime Tales for Disturbed Children."
A collaborative effort by Lewis Lovecraft and H.P. Carroll.

Monday, March 05, 2007


Again, like the kid with the bad teeth that I posted before, this isn't a caricature of anyone. It was a sketchbook ink drawing that was scanned and colored in Photoshop. The graphic style of the picture is a nod to my friend Anthony Carpenters Sketchville blog posts (see links list at right).

Friday, March 02, 2007

This has never happened to you?
Just a grotesque doodle for friday surfers who happen by.

Here's another.