Thursday, December 18, 2008

On the cell phone. Or is she...

Y'know, it's getting to the point where cell phones are just too small. I mean, I'm trying to sketch someone talking on the phone and the phone just doesn't even show. Instead, the person comes across looking like someone who has Crazy Glued her hand to her ear. Which was not the case here. Unless she was trying to throw me off by pretending to talk to someone on her teeny tiny phone while looking for some turpentine and pliers.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bird fountain

I was in Jerusalem and I found this bird sitting on top of a large sculpture topped with a bird spitting water. From time to time the real bird would reach down and drink some of the water coming out of the fake bird's mouth. There was another photographer at the fountain but I don't think he noticed what was happening at the top of the fountain. Perhaps he is writing in his own blog that the other photographer near the fountain did not notice the two-headed yak with a tattoo of Isaac Mizrahi on his neck that had just jumped over the walls of the Old City, but I still think I got a cooler shot.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Graphic Artists Guild Meeting

A collage of sketches of attendees of the Graphic Artists Guild Annual Meeting in Carefree, Arizona. And no, the guy in the middle isn't actually evil despite his cool eyebrows and deadly stare...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Peeling sign in Vermont


I found this sign while traveling through Vermont. Although it is in a state of disrepair and conveys a message that is not very enticing (dirty, old, out of date- probably like the kitchen used to make breakfast) it is still employed by the restaurant to attract (!) customers. Buyer beware!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spider-man



I was doodling next to my son when he asked me to draw Spider-man, so I did a really quick sketch (which means it was messy and sketchy) that he loved (and then he went on to ask for Batman). Later, I looked at the messy sketch and thought: I'd like to finish this one. So I scanned it in and drew what you see: My first color Spider-man illustration. (I've got about 1/4 billion ballpoint pen drawings in my notebooks from high school through college and a few 'formal' pen and ink illustrations somewhere in my studio)

This is an unfinished work: I'm planning on doing a city background but I just don't have the time just yet to do it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My t-shirt design on Threadless.com

My Threadless.com Submission
My t-shirt design just got accepted at Threadless.com to be voted on and hopefully printed.

If I get enough high scores the shirt will be printed and sold from the site and I will win some prizes. Take a look at it and if you like it, sign up and give it a score.

URL: http://www.threadless.com/submission/184384/When_Cheese_Goes_Bad

Thanks!

P.S. I'm sure Threadless would be happy if you bought a tee too!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

On the 'T'

Riding on the 'T' (or train) in Boston, I got a seat for a couple of stops so I pulled out my sketchbook and drew the guy across from me and the woman in the cool glasses next to me (we were facing the window and it was dark outside so it acted like a mirror).

The guy was with a woman who could have been either his young mom, or his older girlfriend. I don't know if the woman next to me knew I was drawing her as my stop came up fast and I had to jump off the train.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Faces2


More faces. And one of them somehow ended up looking a lot like Owen Wilson...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Crouch


At top is a quick one-line sketch before I planned to begin the more detailed one under it. Well, as soon as I was done my wife decided to move and that's why the lower drawing is a slightly different pose.

And that's a lamp growing out of her knee...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Waitress


Waitress sketch I did for a story idea I had. Some people should never wear tight clothes, much less clothes with leopard print.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sketch at breakfast


Sketches of a couple eating breakfast at the table across from ours. The moment I started to draw him he changed his position and was almost completely obscured by his girlfriend (no, he didn't know I was drawing him- it's just Murphy's Law). It took a little while until I could see him enough to put the sketch together.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bionic arm and test tube


Some sketches I did a little while ago of characters for a book. The publisher made changes to the manuscript so these got the kibosh, but I've been meaning to finish them just for myself...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008