Monday, December 21, 2009

Bri's Birthday Cavalcade!

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.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Inside design

Here's a logo design in the running to represent our in-house graphic design group (hence the name). I'm happy with it but on reflection the inside of the "h" so wants to be a doorway now. Well, we'll see what happens.

Happy Holidays!

I assume everybody got theirs? It's okay to post this now? Okay, here's this year's Holiday Card:


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

Portrait of an Artist

Azucena: making art and staying warm.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sketch Noir

Sketches from November's Dr. Sketchy, featuring Noir Leather's own Kat Fegley!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Not "The" Office

Just an office.

Monday, November 9, 2009

2009 Electronical Sketchbook

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'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.

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.


A few Spideys, Alice from the Honeymooners, and Dr. Sketchy's Molly Crabapple from some photo online.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pink Princess

Happy Birthday to my niece Savannah!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dave, Dave, Dave...

Friday, October 9, 2009


Just a few things culled from the last several months of my electronical sketchbook.



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Why I love computers...

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!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Evolution of i-Prep

This is artwork for a poster depicting the different stages of i-Prep, a computer based sales tool.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Summer's Last Sketchy

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

Stretch and Squash

Here are several recent sketches of Ellie from my sketchbook. She's evolved quite a bit from this post.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Let's go bowling, Dude.

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.