Monday, April 30, 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Guy

You'll see this guy at various jobs at various companies. Something has happened to him. He's come to embody the monotonous dull routine of the job he does. The musty smell of old carpet, the annoying glow of flourescent tubes, the dry text of office memoranda; all of these have seeped into him as his will has seeped out. He seems nice enough, in a distant way. You might say hello or even engage him in small talk, but you'll never get to know much about him or what it is he does. You'll just know this: Whatever happened to him must not happen to you.


This very punkish picture is another sketch that was colorized and messed with in Photoshop. I was never really a punk but was and still am a big fan of the CLASH.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

You Should See the Other Guy

This was to be the front of a get well card for my nephew who had been in a car accident. The inside of the card was going to show his face, after the bandages were removed, rearranged like a picasso painting . I wasn't sure how bad the injuries were to his face so I decided to do a less edgy card. As it happens his injuries were minor and he would have probably enjoyed the card. Still, I would have felt horrible if he was disfigured and then presented the card I had planned.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Kids Do the Darndest Things

Dad goes into boy's room to tuck him in and notices the boy sleepily hitting himself in the head.
Concerned, Dad asks the boy, "Why are you doing that?"
Boy responds, " I can't stop thinking bad thoughts."
" Bad thoughts?" the dad asks, as tiny beads of sweat begin to form on his forehead, " What kind of bad thoughts?"
In his mind the dad is suddenly adrift on a tiny raft in the cold arctic ocean. Around him are huge, sharp, foreboding icebergs. In their facets he sees tabloid headlines reading: "Shooting Spree at School", "Family Killed by Child", "Bodies found In Shallow Grave". Above his head an iceberg breaks free.
The child notices the dad flinch and asks him, "Are you okay?"
Recovering himself the dad asks again, "What kind of bad thoughts?"
The boy begins to relate all manner of normal childhood mis-behaviors; Not listening to mom and dad, roughhousing, not coming when he's called, small devious pranks and mischief, etc.
Relieved, the dad explains that all these things are normal and that we all think bad thoughts or misbehave from time to time and that's all part of being human.
"Thanks dad." the boy says as the dad heads toward the door.
"No problem." replies the dad as he starts to close the door.
"Sweet dreams," the boy mumbles as he rolls over into his pillow.
"Yeah," a dry nervous chuckle escapes as the dad replies, "sweet dreams."

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007


Here's another sketch blown up and colored in Photoshop.

Teutania and Sally May

You could read into thse drawings all sorts of psychological meanings and for all I know they might be there. The fact is though, that these are a result of a collaboration by my hand and paper while my mind is elsewhere. Mindless doodles. The names in the title are just what popped into my head when the computer asked me to name the scanned file.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Heavy Ink

Here are a bunch of brush marker sketches.

And so on...

Kurt Vonnegut is up in heaven right now, looking down on us.
(That was his favorite joke.)
And so on.
(That was a recurring line in his book "Breakfast of Champions", as well as some others.)

Monday, April 09, 2007

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Bunny Thing

This was inspired by a book by artist Michel Gagne, called "Insanely Twisted Rabbits.
Also check out his Insanely Twisted Puppet Show.
Gagne is a multi-talented artist/animator who worked on "The Iron Giant" and "Osmosis Jones". You can find links to the rest of his site and view examples of his work. (Sadly, I recieve no kickback for this referral and I don't even know the guy. I just like his work and his do-it-yourself attitude.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Eyelien 2

A variation on the theme.
Maybe I'll paint this also.

Monday, April 02, 2007


Hippity hop and Easter's on it's way.
This really has nothing to do with Easter. I sketched this in my sketchbook when Aardman's "Curse of the Were-Rabbit" was about to be released into the theatres. I thought at the time that the were-rabbit should look more like this.