Friday, May 30, 2008


An ink and watercolor piece of kids playing the "Beautiful Game".

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Alligator wrench

A still life of an "alligator wrench". It is an early style of adjustable wrench. The mouth has a smooth side and a toothed side that conform to the sides of the nut you're turning. It is also neat looking and a good subject for a painting.
Acrylic on board 5" X 7"

Friday, May 23, 2008


Here's a picture of Cutbelly the werefox from Michael Chabon's Summerland. A fantasy book he wrote a few years ago that involves elves, indian legends and baseball. It's no Narnia, but it has a lot of cool imagery that makes for a good illustration exercise.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

ABC Castle

Another pen and ink drawing. This one was done for the Art By Committee challenge on James Gurney's blog. They are a lot of fun. This week you had to work from the line ;

"It may have been a castle, but it was unlike anything you'd see in history books. An alien hand had drawn the blueprints; I was willing to bet on that."
I'm still working on my pen technique, so I did a more finished drawing. I hope it gets a laugh.

You can see what other people did at

Thursday, May 8, 2008


I haven't done any straight pen and ink in a while. So I did this. I felt rusty with a pen, but I hope to get better with practice.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Nectarine and Plum

Another still life I did a while ago.