First day of school

Posted: November 12th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: art, drawing | Comments Off

Evidently elephant and beaver have known each other for a while.

Also, today I had to look for a picture of a beaver to see if they have visible ears (they don’t) and that’s how I found out that beavers are hilarious.


brush and ink

Posted: November 6th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: art, drawing, Uncategorized | Comments Off

I woke up and decided to do some freehand drawing in brush and india ink this morning. See what happens when I get an extra hour?

Elephant playing chess with a beaver

Elephant playing chess with a beaver. Obviously.

dog in dress knitting

Dog in dress knitting. Or she could be a lady dog supreme court justice, I suppose.


Hmm…

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: art, drawing | Comments Off

I wonder what’s going on here?


monkey robot of love!

Posted: April 24th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: art, drawing, painting | 1 Comment »

 

Monkey Robot of Love - Pen and ink with gouache

Actually, I think it’s a great ape, since it doesn’t have a tail. I mean, it could have a tail and we just can’t see it, but since I drew it I happen to know – no tail.

Click on the image for the giant size version.


Judgement Day is coming!

Posted: April 21st, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: announcements | Comments Off

Come see my electric rock band Female Trouble on May 21 if it’s the last thing you do! It’s free! Cuz like J Lo said, judgement don’t cost a thing.

Of course, it being Judgement Day and all, we’ll be doing lots of judging. She doesn’t recycle plastics? I JUDGE HER!!! He left a $5 tip on $60 meal? I JUDGE HIM! White belt after Labor Day? JUDGED!!!

We’ll also be available to judge beauty pageants and chili cookoffs – just ask!

Thee Parkside

Female Trouble’s Facebook page


Jimmie Rodgers

Posted: November 14th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: art, drawing, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Jimmie Rodgers was a super skinny dude (he died of TB, so that’s not really a surprise) and it’s really hard to draw him so he doesn’t look like Hank Williams. He actually looked a lot more like Don Knotts. Sorry Jimmie, but it had to be said.

He was a sharp dresser, though.

Huh. Looks like I didn’t finish his shoes. Sorry about that.


Town Crier

Posted: September 19th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: art, painting | Comments Off

I did this because I wanted to try out my new gouaches. I dug through pics cut out of old magazines until I found this color one – the caption reads “Town Crier Wears Carpet Slippers in Le Monastier – Antione Argaud, 75 years old, blankets the main street with his oral advertisements and public notices. He prefaces each announcement with drumbeats. ‘Don’t make any picture postcards of me,’ he warned the photographer.”  You KNOW he was the town loonball, the 30′s Europe equivalent of this guy, and when folks in Le Monastier checked out how their town looked to the rest of the world they that it was all about Antoine. Fuckin’ Antoine.

As you can see, I started to put in a background, but I had to go to a party, so it didn’t happen. Besides, backgrounds are boring. Also, it’s unbelievably stupid that my combo scanner needs to have ink cartridges installed to SCAN. WTF, Canon?

I think me and gouache are going to get along just fine.


Mad Men sketches

Posted: August 1st, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: art, drawing | Comments Off

I had a wild Friday night this weekend celebrating my first night alone in the two weeks since I started this new job. I stayed home and watched the first ep of the new season of Mad Men (FINALLY) and doodled. Naturally, this resulted in a lost tooth. And by lost I mean LOST, as in mislaid, which I bet is not going to be cheap.

Mad Men - Joan

Some quick sketches of Joan – yes, I spilled on this page, courtesy of Clementine, who is a very vigorous snuggler.

Mad Men - mostly Peggy

Mostly Peggy, and a little Joan. It’s weird to see Peggy look great in such ugly clothes. And that Joan is from the first season, when the clothes were more flattering. In fact, I thought everyone looked kind of frumpy this season, and I don’t know if it’s a styling choice or how clothes were fitting back then. Anyone know?

Mad Men - SuperHamm

It’s time I stated my unequivocal support for Jon Hamm as Superman, although I’m pretty sure Supes can’t have that freakin’ caveman beard that Hamm has. He might need electrolysis.


Overly Dramatic Household Comics

Posted: July 9th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: art, drawing | 3 Comments »

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This is a quickie I did in a little over an hour – imo the first panel leaves a great deal to be desired, but the point was to work fast. And since you asked, yes, I have seen the contact lens commercial with the overly dramatic reenactment. I laugh every time.


Brenda Lee

Posted: June 15th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: art, drawing | Comments Off

As I mentioned yesterday, I did some sketches of Brenda Lee… I think the Brenda in the top left looks like she should be in Love and Rockets. In fact, I feel like she looks a lot like a particular character, but I can’t quite put my finger on who it is, and  I have the hardback collection but it’s really heavy and in another room and anyway if I were to open it up I’d be trapped and that would be it for my day. So we’ll all just have to wonder.

You may recognize the dress above from yesterday’s picture. And you also may have wondered what the hell was going on with it (I know I was).  Here’s the photo I was working from. Does that help? No? It’s not my fault crinolines are excellent for fighting giant wasps, okay? I wanted her to wear an Emma Peel-style catsuit, but NOOOOOO

In closing, I’d just like to say that Brenda Lee may be one of the most adorable people on the planet. And she’s 4’9″. And she hates wasps.


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