Monday, February 28, 2011

Where's the beef?

This cow is from the nutrition poster I'm finishing up. I sketched him out, in the context of being a delicious food item, and his indignant personality accidentally emerged. Maybe his glower is a reaction against my hungry eyes?

Every time I look at this sketch, I crack up! I laugh when a drawing's created-personality has some beef (ha!) with its intended use.

Here he is in color, with dull cow eyes and a vapid stare.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fox V. Hare

This stunning fox and hare image was painted by Liz Longo; an extremely talented artist. We had a V-day art challenge and my first frivolous sketch was embarrassing when compared to hers.

(You've got to see the textures, so click through to a much bigger view.)

I went back and drew a new image, doing my best to answer her skillful picture.
(Dinosaurs should never be small, so click to see the bigger beast.)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I tend to prefer conte' crayon in a larger format, as it's so expressive and fresh on the page. But this week I've been doing smaller drawings with pencil to sharpen my precision, and the results have been satisfying.

Click the pic for full size.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Love capacitors are at full charge! This early valentines-day image is an expanded concept from an earlier project. I enjoyed the idea and narrative, so it was time to give the image another iteration.

Too small? Click it.