Friday, June 10, 2011

New markers, new drawings...

I recently visited the Blick store in St. Louis. There were tons of cool products but the one I had to have was a silver Sharpie marker. I also got a black one and later a red one. Just getting my character chops back again...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


From my Industrial Design days. I've been looking for jumping off points to get some toy concepts together. I have found it most inspiring to see some of the ideas I cranked out that were never used. So, here's another page of rejected concept sketches. This time for a fantasy bubble machine....

Monday, March 28, 2011

More sketches....

I don't even remember what this was for. I do recall that I wanted to create a pose that made welding seem as cool as a comic hero stunt. I don't think anything ever came of it.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Family-oriented art

I was asked recently to design a lady character for a mural project. Based on my experience with the all-male ownership of the client company, I went all out.

Not surprisingly, I was informed that this would be a family establishment and that i might need to come up with something that is more family-oriented. This was actually the safer of 2 drawings. maybe I need to shake my moral compass and make sure it's still pointing me to the up and up.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Creepy character

I sold this illustration to a friend a few years back. I just saw it again after a long time and I must say... It is quite strange.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Oldies but Goodies...

These little cuties are fast approaching 10 years old. They're relics from my past life in toy and game design. I loved my job, but ultimately my ideas tended to be too 'out there' and thus not appropriate for our target demographic (children that shop at Wal-Mart).

After so long, I had almost forgotten that I used to draw pages like these all the time. None of these characters were ever used. Some of the designs were later outsourced to other artists.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

More lunch drawing

This time I borrowed a brush pen. Those things are just incredible. I should have been using one my whole life...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Keeping it real...

A little piece I have been working into for a few months now. I have wanted to create something to thank my friend Dave Combs for his help with a video last fall. I think this will do the trick.

Paint marker, varnish pen, permanent marker, ballpoint pen, watercolor marker, colored pencil, spray paint on masonite panel

And the black and white...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lunch drawing

One enduring blessing I enjoy is the group with whom i work. The studio I work in ( is made up of 100% solid people. Good artists, great to talk to and always so much fun. Sometimes we spend our lunch together at the table drawing.

Today I drew this. He's a brute with a flair for acoustic guitar.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More drawings....

As 2011 ramps into full speed, I am happy to have concepts due for multiple mural projects at once. Although I have done little illustration as of late, I have been busy drawing a lot of different stuff for use in concept sketches. Much of what I'm working on now is not public knowledge so I'm keeping most of it under wraps. Just a few sketches to, hopefully, spark the imagination....