Thursday, March 29, 2007

Leavin' on a Jet Plane

A couple of quick vector illustrations for a travel presentation:

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I promised I would post some more of my sketches from our Dr. Sketchy sessions. Gaze in wide wonder:

Tim TV humbles himself before his god

Michie DeVale takes a literary break


Matt Feazell pumps up the jams

Art Monkeys

Lana the Belly Dancer

Lana in super spectacular

Monday, March 26, 2007

Tattoo You.

One of my coworkers commisioned me to design a tattoo for him. The theme? "There's a monkey on my back." So I toiled to get the beer swilling, chain smoking, finger flicking monkey's face looking graphic enough for my liking. When I finished the initial sketch I thought the dark space between his legs needed something, so I added a li'l winkie as a joke to see if it would fly. The guy loved it with one exception. "Make it bigger and more erect". It took a couple times to get it to the heights that he was happy with, and then I inked it up. I also did a color reference for the tattoo artist to go off from (if they can actually reproduce what I colored up). I'll post some photos when the guy gets it done. Click on the pic below to see the whole design.

Friday, March 16, 2007


What do you give a five year old for his birthday? If he's got way too many toys you might make him a poster of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And then you take him to see the movie.

You don't get him one of these though:

This was in my sketchbook and I colored it in for fun.

Sunday, March 11, 2007


Last Saturday was the first official outing for HATCH, the Hamtramck art collective I belong to. We all snuggled up inside Cafe 1923 for some coffee, an art show, and a little Dr. Sketchy. This is the first juried show I've ever been in . No kiddin'. I'm 41 and never been in an art show before! We had a great turnout and took some steps toward getting a community arts program off the ground. With a few more events like this it's sure to flourish!

I didn't take many photos, but here are the few that aren't blurry. Oddly, there's none of me.

Dr. Sketchy coordinator Sean Bieri shows us the back of his head. And that's Hatch president Christopher Schneider standing in the center talking it up.

Jim Mackey and Michelangelo Cicerone discuss the composition and technique of one of the entries.

Hatch members Suzanne Baumann and John Nagridge.

Michelangelo continues his art discussion with Matt Feazell, creator of Cynicalman.

The John Nagridge Fan Club.

Local art lover waiting to get in.

Well, someone took my picture.

It's Hatch shop proprietor and Dr. Sketchy Swag Faerie Katherine, along with her friend.

John can't wait to do some Sketchy-ing.

Art Monkey Bill Kuehl waiting to get started. By the way, that's my entry all blurry up on the wall.

Our model for the day Xaina reads up on what to expect from her session in Dr. Sketchy's Rainy Day Colouring Book.

And here are my interpretations of Xaina:

And here's the super special color version:

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Party all the time.

Here are two illustrations I did for parties. One is for a retirement party and the other for a birthday for a five year old. Guess which is which.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Pretty Colors

The last bit of artwork for the big CEO trip is finally done. This here's a view of the lawn out front of the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. I kinda cheated on this one as I actually just traced over a photo, but the colors are all mine. And there wasn't a moon in the photo so that's original.