Thursday, December 29, 2011
It's the twenty first century already! Where are those wonderful flying air cars that were predicted 60 plus years ago that were supposed to help relieve traffic congestion and the morning gridlock? Oh one can only hope and dream some day.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Seriously who hasn't wished they lived in the trees? Or at least off the ground? I figured I'd give a go at designing a small community that would be akin to "birdhouses meet tree forts". I figured the core of the tree itself would be the actual living space and the exteriors would just be for sunlight and exit/entrances.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
It's finally snowing in Michigan! Much to the chagrin of some and much to my delight. I'm not sure why but I've always enjoyed a good dusting of snow. And I couldn't help but draw up with some offbeat contraption to help beat getting around these parts.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Not that I could even come close to what John Romita, Sr. could envision for the diabolical Green Goblin but I've always loved this classic Spider-Man villain. The idea that some psychopathic, super strong, drugged up villain riding around Manhattan on a rocket powered Bat Glider (no offense meant to the friendly folks over at DC Comics I hope) was great!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Seeing as how Halloween just passed, I thought I'd toy around with the idea of some of the costumes I've seen as of late. Some of which have been genius, some not so much- but it is the one day out of the year where people can dress up in the most ridiculous of outfits and be socially accepted for one night.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I've been on somewhat of a tear with drawing these super utilitarian 4X4 vehicles as of late. I love the non-aerodynamic nature of these sort of moon buggies, safari vehicles, utilitarian transports, and how bit of their carriage is dedicated to a functional use.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I just recently had lunch with my good friend Dennis and found out that he's also somewhat of a Bigfoot enthusiast. He actually takes his kids out camping and tells them all about the phenomenon, research, expeditions, and lore. Me on the other hand (while interested)... I have a fear that Bigfoot would just come and snatch me away. Rational? Probably not but makes for one heckuva a fun drawing.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
It's never fun to be sick in the summer. My poor friend, Sandra in Chicago got walloped with the flu bug awhile back and it inspired me to crank out this sketch. I can only imagine the ungodly hot weather, feeling miserable and wanting to do things like a normal human being again.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Usually around Christmas we gather at one of the relatives who has a good sized home and we get the families together for a festive holiday celebration. Since we don't happen to have that kind of square footage we decided upon a Christmas in July party where we could utilize our outdoor yard space. For kicks I decided to do up a bunch of elves, hula girls and snowmen for the gig. Hand colored, mounted onto foamcore and glued onto sticks they made for decent fans in the +90º heat.
Friday, July 15, 2011
So I'm not a coffee drinker, but I do love the attitude and swagger of Seattle's Best Coffee's napkin copy: "NAPKIN. aka spontaneous genius sketch paper". I couldn't help but hopefully prove them right by adding a sketch of my own on one of their napkins.
And for those students that have had my Storyboard class, they also know darn well that their final assignment is done on bar napkins. I've often considered the lowly bar napkin a wonderful medium to draw on.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Every now and then I have to pull an all-nighter just to beat a client's deadline. My students don't know how I do it and quite frankly I'm not so sure how I do it. It's physically exhausting, mentally draining, and a pressure cooker. But after the job is delivered and the client is satisfied, the euphoria (and the eventual paycheck) is pretty good. A few weeks back after pulling an all nighter, I still had just enough energy to scratch out this little gem that sort of encapsulates the feeling of the morning after.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Just messing with the new Utrecht Design Markers here. Kinda liking the flexible nib- almost brush like but with just enough of a snap back to them. Not the world's greatest assortment of colors but dirt cheap, nice tip and great for quick inking so far.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
A few weeks back it was midterms for a lot of us who teach. My friend and fellow Ask the Professor panelist, Beth Oljar actually had to go into seclusion and take time away from our weekly show taping to handle her grades. This is what she gets for teaching a popular class at the University of Detroit-Mercy!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
A few weeks back at the local pet shop where I frequent, one of the regular inhabitants there- Martin the Tortoise passed away. He was anywhere from 18-20 years old, about three feet in length, weighed more than I care to talk about, and had free reign of the store. Martin was by far one of the most gentlest creatures there. He was often the marvel of kids young and old there. We had often joked how he was going to outlive us all. Sadly his demise came far too soon and he will be missed by all.
This is my tribute to the bug lug who would often come to me for food and offer me a less than gentle nudge upon my shins.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
G'Lord. It's been awhile since I've posted. It's not like I haven't probably carved through a half dozen sketchbooks since I last posted- it's just that the advertising aspect of my career's gotten busy again (no complaints there). Here's just a sampling of some of the stuff I've been doing.