Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sketch from Dream of God

This came from a detail of a sketch I am working on. It was inspired by the question, "Are we just a character in the dream of God?"

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Logo suggestion for this years Variety Show

This is kind of my UU Elvis (his leaner years).

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Raisa was named for Mrs. Gorbechev (sp?) because they both wore white furs. She inherited me from my partner Tom. As the only gal in a house with three guys she knows when to bare her claws.
That afgan was knitted by my mother and has since gone to Texas to live with my nephews family. Raisa just small chenile bedspread to replace it.

Friday, September 21, 2007


I found this great book as National Geographic Vintage Photographs. This is a rearrangement of a photo of Aborigines in a Sidney studio, circa 1900. They appear to be adorned with dollops of white, possibly earth and quite unselfconcious about having their photo taken.

Animal ATCs

I did some ATCs from the San Diego Zoo's magazine Zoo News.
The sea lion and the giraffe have been traded away.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

IF Momentum Final Copy

This is my cleaned up copy.
Momentum makes me think of a rolling snow ball that gets bigger as it goes down hill. This gal was a little more colorful. And it will be sledding season before you know it.

IF Momentum

This was my sketch for the Illustrator Friday topic of Momentum. I really liked the casualness of it but needed to go to Illustrator to clean it up.


The seated woman was from imagination.
Mark Fosterling, my late neighbor, showed extreme strong will in this picture taken by Ted Drake. Mark lost his hair a couple of times because of chemo or radiation therapy to treat his cancer.
The rest of the faces are from art books.


These are some ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) I have been working on. They are 3.5 x 2.5 inches and only meant to be traded with other artists.
I really enjoyed the pencil sketches of the faces. It also feels good to bring out the colored pencils too.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Illustration Friday-Alphabet

Illustration Friday---Alphabet

This was a lot of fun because it was reminescent of coloring book technique and freedom. After I drew these three characters I thought they must come from my love of teachers. I have such great respect for those who can go into the most hazardous of invironments and instruct little hellions in the skills they need. And they lack the basic benefits that would make most back hoe operators walk off the job.

Hey, it was also fun to dust off the crayon box. Just in time for school too!

Colorized "Sketching"

This guy is off to the Land Down Under with two Illustrated image ATCs.

Colorized ATCs

These are some "hand drawn" ATCs which I colored with my aging colection of Prismacolor and Eberhard Faber markers. The EF markers still smell like the old "Magic Marker". They are probably illegal in 48 states. I like the muted, woodsy colors. Many of the lighter ones come out much darker on paper, possibly from age. I have to test each one as I go.