Sunday, September 30, 2007

Again with Ellie

New page posted on the Ellie on Planet X blog!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Family Ties

A few years back my interest in genealogy was rekindled when I discovered that I could do much of the research online. I started scanning in old photos and decided I wanted to put together a kind of booklet to give to family members. Several pages have been finished, but my interest has kind of waned since my father died back in January. Most of my impetus for doing it was to show him something new each time I saw him. It wasn't even finishing it that was important, but the process and the time I spent with him. It doesn't even bother me that he didn't get to see it finished.

I included a couple pages in my gallery on the JimCanDraw website, but here they are, along with a few more, at higher resolution. The collage look to them owes a lot to the work of Nick Bantock.

Ellie continues...

At long last, there's a new page posted on the Ellie on Planet X blog!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Gotta support the team

This is a decal for my niece's high school cheerleading squad. Sis boom bah!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

More Monkeys! More Monkeys!

Monkeys are always funny. Always. And we never tire of them. Especially Robot Monkeys. These are some spot illustrations for a friend's website redesign. I started drawing and inking them, but decided to do them all in Adobe Illustrator to keep everything looking consistent.

I'm not sure what that last one is doing. I think it's getting ready to fling poop.

Below is the original inked drawing I showed him. The new designs are essentially the same, I just changed the ears and added the DEVO hat so they more resembled his logo:

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Dally in the Alley

Last night I helped man the HATCH booth at Detroit's Dally in the Alley, a festival of art, food, music, and people waving incense around. I had my sketchbook in case I got bored, so I drew a few of the patrons. Kinda difficult since, as I would start, they would move away, or someone would walk in front of them. I also managed to get the backs of lots of people's heads. My favorite was the girl modeling the dress in the mirror mostly because she stood in one spot for almost five minutes.

Friday, September 7, 2007


Every year my department holds a Halloween poster contest and we donate the completed posters to a children's hospital in St. Louis. This year we're opening it up to the ad design department too. So here's my entry!

Edited to add the slightly changed version above, plus these fancy details below.

Oh, and one more, why not?