4.23.2017

Finding Love on Sunshine Street


"Finding Love on Sunshine Street." I colored this pen & ink drawing using a Wacom pen & tablet with Rebelle by Escape Motions. This software simulates water on paper and reacts just like real paint! The interesting textures, drips, and bleeds all happen naturally in Rebelle. Wet color washes into neighboring paint, plus it has "undo," layers, as well as .PSD support - critical features for illustration work since clients often request changes. Rebelle is amazing. Highly recommended.

Rebelle is available at http://www.escapemotions.com and v2.0 should be out later this month with all the new features!

3.16.2017

Ghost Circle


Ghost Circle. Drawn using a Platinum 3776 Century SF with Noodlers 41 Brown ink. Painted with Prima Watercolor "Decadent Pies."

3.13.2017

University Sketch Part 2


Found my dream pen once & for all: Pilot Custom 823 with FA nib. It's truly perfect. This is final line work for a rough sketch posted previously - the characters will be drawn separately and comped on top before coloring. Drawn from photo ref because I needed that exact location.

3.06.2017

Ghost-Terrarium


My friend, the responsible thing to do...
When buying a new pen is to sell another two.
So then my friend named "Harry M." bought one pen,
And he asked me to paint a Ghost-Terrarium for him.
That's when I took the new pen to a Moleskine page...
And drew a family of ten trapped in a ghost-shaped happy cage!

#art #drawing #moleskine #sketch #illustration #fountainpen #poetry #ghost

3.01.2017

Sunshine in the Sky


Three Islands. A paradise and a nice quiet place to go.
But alas, it's not in my fate because work is all I know.
I heard the call and chose to draw these drawings 'til I die,
To live by the pen, I survive by painting sunshine in the sky.

#art #life #illustration #poetry #drawing #destiny

2.27.2017

Three Islands (sketch)


Drawn while waiting for my kid's haircut & inked at home with my Platinum 3776 Century UEF.

2.25.2017

Crowned Man Frowning


That girl is out of line! I think she's lost her mind!
She's riding on a bug and flapping arms like she can fly!
She's got a pack of ghosts with a smile on her face,
And our fate is in the hands of Crowned Man Frowning in a cape!

Incredibly Important People Sketch


Drawing some incredibly important people with the Sailor 1911 EF Bumblebee pen.

2.23.2017

DonkeyPac!


Way back in '88 I was staying up late
Playing games like Donkey Kong (and of course Pac-Man was great!)
Smashing barrels, chomping dots, chased by Blinky, eating Clyde-
Climbing ladders, jumping fire all to make that princess mine!

2.13.2017

Boom Box Pizza Party


Boom Box in the room and we're putting it on blast,
Eating pizza, drinking beer & we're hoping both will last.
Rocking beats from the past, now the party's all set,
Let us breakdance to the sound of an analog cassette!

2.10.2017

Boombox Party


Platinum's 3776 Century nib is even bigger than Pilot's 912 nib. Used both on this little boom box pizza party.

2.06.2017

Donkeypac


The Sailor 1911 EF felt like drawing some old school arcade classics.

2.01.2017

Standing on a Jeep


Standing on a Jeep but these days a Jeep's not cheap,
I took a peep at the price and it was almost 30 grand!
I took a leap 'cause I'm a fan and bought it for my family,
And now we're driving through the sand on our way out to the sea!

1.30.2017

New Pen, New Drawing. Sailor 1911 EF


New pen, new drawing. Sailor 1911 Standard, Yellow GT with EF nib. Oh man it's good. My first Sailor - instantly a favorite.

1.18.2017

A Spot of Red


Sometimes just a spot of color keeps things light, not overworked. And red.

1.16.2017

Tree Collage Sketch


Random fun with a Pilot Custom 823 EF in my Moleskine - and now for a dash of watercolor!

1.14.2017

New HD Drawing Video


Check out my new HD drawing video featuring the Pilot Custom 742 PO Fountain Pen and Watercolor in a Moleskine Art Plus sketchbook. 

1.13.2017

Happy Alien Planet


A happy little planet but these aliens have landed and seem to be taking people away.

1.11.2017

Twin Towers Inked Study


Drawn with a Pilot Custom 742 PO nib in my Moleskine sketchbook. Good times.

1.08.2017

Birthday Invitation


junkyardsamI finished my kid's birthday invitation. And now, back to regularly scheduled programming...

1.05.2017

Big Fish in a Frame (video!)


Here's a video of me inking & coloring this drawing. Timelapse.

1.04.2017

Big Fish in a Frame


"Big fish in a frame with no water will jump out,"
Said the peeps that hang around outside, pouting all about.
They argue and then spout with clout, "Which name to give this red?"
There's no doubt the shade is "crimson," put this argument to bed!