Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hey, ghoul

One last Halloween scribble! This is a strange demon lady with pronghorn horns and an anklyosaurus and mace inspired tail. Another brown colored pencil doodle.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Yes, I love that man of mine!

My yearly Pinki in Halloween costume picture comes in right before the 31st! Here she is as Lydia from Beetlejuice in her wedding dress.

This is a costume that I've actually wanted to wear, but it looks hard to make, and many people wouldn't know who it was. A quick red and black ink sketch from a screenshot of the scene.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


My poor neglected blog. I wanted to make some more art for Halloween but I've been lazy. Here is a one-minute sketch of a werewolf.

Friday, August 24, 2012

From Me to You

Whoops, haven't updated in quite a while. I haven't really been as busy art-wise lately; I need to remedy that. Here is a gouache painting of the Beatles copied from some of their Hard Day's Night photos. This was a bit of an experiment in minimal detail. I did rough size sketches of them, and then just went at it with black gouache for the facial features on a blue-gray mat board. Scary doing that, but I didn't make any major mistakes. Except I hate drawing with a ruler so you get wobbly boxes around them.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Here's a sketch of a wolf in ram's clothing. I just like drawing horns and wool.

Brush pen.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Runcible Spoon

Whoops! It's been a while since I've updated. I found out that today is Edward Lear's birthday. I've had this painting of the Owl and the Pussycat done for a year and never posted it. So I'll put it up now. It's hard to make an owl play an instrument. This was a specific type of owl but now I've forgotten which one; some kind of Asian fish owl perhaps.

I love that Edward Lear was an excellent artist, in watercolor and oil, of animals and landscapes, but that the art that accompanies his nonsense poems and stories is so simple and crazy.

Watercolor and brown ink.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

People About Town

I wish I sketched people more often, you see some characters walking around. Here is a pair I saw crossing the street. She: knit cap, striped sweater, body tapering to very small legs. He: frayed jeans, vest over t-shirt, eating Froot Loops right out of the box. Drawn with my $1.99 Japanese brush pen.