Birthday Girl Brianne requested Ellie and her peeps to grace the top of her cake this year. Here they are in their current incarnation - until I get bored and change their looks again. I think we decided to call that Seussian-style instrument the Saxotrombaphone.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
The last Detroit Dr. Sketchy of the year was held last night at the Historic Scarab Club. Lushes LaMoan and Rokzi Sokzov (best name ever) spread a little Christmas spirit with some excellent posing and some mighty fine burlesquing. Find them both at the Dizzy Dames burlesque troupe!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Like I had posted way earlier this year, most of my work these days gets done on my tablet PC and therefore doesn't see the light of day as printed pieces. So to make sure that some hard copy version is saved for posterity I've used blurb.com's services to print book versions of my computer-bound "sketchbooks".
Though the year isn't technically over, a pretty good deal I got from blurb prompted me to whip together a 2009 sketchbook and send it off to print. This time I decided to get a larger book (13x11 inches) with a wraparound hardcover, 214 pages long. It's interesting to see artwork that was previously much teenier on my tablet all blown up and huge with my mistakes all glaringly obvious. Still, it's nice to be able to hold it in my hands and flip through the last year, and then put it on the bookshelf next to my other sketchbooks.
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
Azucena and I caught Erin McKeown and Jill Sobule putting on quite an awesome performance at the Ark in Ann Arbor last night. I was thrilled to see McKeown would be playing local, but when I saw that Sobule was touring with her I knew this was a no-miss show. I'd never been to the Ark before - it's like having a concert in your living room - tiny and intimate. Afterward we met both of them. I had to pick up the latest CDs - I've only listened to Erin Mckeown's so far, and I'm liking it a lot. Both of them were very personable and Erin and I even had a little discussion on the merits of her CD jacket design.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I wasn't quite happy with yesterday's version of the Vampire Cat, and after asking the advice of both girlfriend and colleagues, I made some changes. I'm much happier now. More contrast, brighter colors, and a much more finished look. Ta da!
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Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I just got back from Dr. Sketchy and wanted to see what my sketches looked like in the light - it's sometimes hard to tell what the colors are since the lighting at the Belmont can be a bit hard to see by. Anyway, here are my sketches of our model Hayley Jane Nickerson!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
This is my entry illustration for an art show called Oakwood Arts for the Spirit coming up later this year. It's being jointly put on by Oakwood Hospital and our good friends at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn. I didn't know what to do for it so on Suzanne Baumann's suggestion I just took something from my sketchbook and colored it up. I meant to add the holes to the bowling ball but totally forgot.