here is a cowboy sketch for your weekend. hope ya like it.
Monday, March 25, 2013
I've been wanting to do some more conceptual stuff for a while now. I have a pretty large stack of this type of illustration in my studio at home. I started thinking about taking pieces of things I've already painted and putting them together to make new concepts. It was kind of fun to create this way. Paint something out of one painting, then photoshop some new element or object in, and wow, a new piece.
Nothing too special here, but these are a few "new ones" from this weekend.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
New year...and new health care costs. At my workplace, they told us that their agent warned them of health care cost increases as much as 40%. Thankfully it wasn't quite that bad, but our policy got worse and the costs still went up, and I did notice today that my take home total was less. Tax increases combined with increased cost of health insurance. I guess this is the "changes" that the majority wanted.
Here is my take on the new world of Obama Care. "Good luck," the doctor says as he shows you to the entrance of the maze that has become our health care.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I have mentioned before on my blog some of my projects at my little rental house. I have a basement apt that I've had rented for 8 years straight (same tenants). Well, when the renters moved, I found out that they stopped caring about or cleaning my place years ago. It was awful. It required a lot of work to get it back to a presentable state. I wish I had taken some before pictures so everyone could appreciate the transformation...but I forgot. Maybe that's a good thing, because they surely would have grossed some of you out quite a bit. Anyway, I know it's not art, but I'm quite proud of my efforts just the same, and I thought I'd share.
So there ya go...my budget remodel. I say budget because I did it all myself...I know it's not too fancy, but it's clean, smells good and it is a "rental" so I didn't want to go too overboard.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Things have been busy for me lately...I'm feeling a little ragged. I've been working on fixing up my little rental house for a couple months now. Things go slow when you do everything yourself...and it done at night after work.
Here are some doodles from my desk at work...I know, nothing that great. (I'm not sure if anyone even comes by my blog anymore.) I guess if I want to read some comments, I'll have to dig a little deeper and put up something comment worthy. Maybe next time. Until then, this is all I've got. "puka shell necklace"...I'm loosin it.
Friday, September 07, 2012
Last weekend was our annual trip to the Uintah mountains. We went to a less traveled spot way up the east black fork drainage. I had a great time with my brothers and friends. Here is a very quick sketch that my little brother should enjoy... documenting the rare occurrence of out fishing me. :-)
Friday, August 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
I'm not all that great at character design, but I thought this little drawing had some fun things going for it. I woke up this morning to a few fresh inches of snow on my front lawn...that got me thinking about my warmer life in CA.
It's been a long time, but I used to have a lot of fun with my old boogie board (that I won in a drawing back in '78) Anyway, I guess that me dreaming about the "warmer and younger days" was what brought this sketch on. Have a great Easter weekend everyone!
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Here is a painting I started several years ago...back then it was small,quick and a bit rough. I blew it up really big and tried to clean it up a bit. (I like to get in a noodle sometimes) Been a while since I've done much digital painting, so it was fun!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Look at this...another post! that's two this week! Hopefully a sign of things to come. Here is a sexy young mermaid. I had fun drawing her, and am fairly happy with the way she turned out. Even if a sketch is awful, I like when it has happy little moments of drawing...and that's how this one was for me...some fun moments.
Hope ya like it.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
One of my new year's resolutions is to post more...unfortunatly this resolution is going about as well as all the rest of my resolutions...anyway...
I recently had to do some illustrations for work for a story about a kid and a cat...these two drawings were some of my cat exploration...I don't really draw cats. These were too stylized for what I was doing, but I still kind of liked them...the drawings, not cats!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
do any of you remember the stupid invisible dog leashes? fess up, who of you remembers having, or worse yet, buying one at some fair or amusement park. I never did, but I confess, I wanted one...bad. My parents were to "wise" to spend money on such things. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
This is a hard time of year for me...I always hate seeing the summer go. The weather turns cold, the days get shorter...time to hunker down for the winter. On the bright side, this is usually the time of year my creative juices get flowing...maybe it's because drawing and painting make me feel good and so as fall and winter set in, the studio time increases. here are a couple little sketches done recently.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
I've been trying to do better at keeping a sketchbook. I love to draw, and I doodle a lot, but always have been somewhat intimidated when drawing in a sketchbook...not sure why. Over the years I've given up trying to overcome this phobia and usually just draw on loose type paper. No intimidation there...if I don't like it, nothing lost. Then I look through other artist's sketchbooks and wish I could do nice stuff in a sketchbook. So, I'm trying agian...not really too impressed with my efforts yet, but the fact that I'm "on the horse again" is a small success in itself.
Monday, October 03, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
ok quick story...when I was at the car show a few weeks back, I talked to a guy at the swap meet section about locating an original vintage radio. He said he had one, that worked for 200!! I couldn't believe it...for an AM radio?? I only paid 450 for the whole car...so I passed on that deal. Then a few days later, I saw this old piece of junk on ebay...looked like I could clean it up, but doubted that it would work...I was wrong. I cleaned it up and hooked up the wires, and to my surprise...it worked. It sounds amazing for AM. Nothing like the simple vintage design of an old VW.
Now, to try to make this look like a illustration blog agian, here are some "church sketches" This is what I do so I can listen better...at least that's what I tell the kids.