9.07.2017

Bad River (sketch)


Lately I've felt a bit like one of those guys in the boat.

9.03.2017

Cloudfighting the Seattle Sun


A true depiction of yesterday at the soccer field with parents and children under attack by the sun. But just you wait, Sun. This is Seattle. The clouds are coming soon enough!

Cloudfighting the Seattle Sun (sketch)


Drawn with a Pilot Custom 743 EF while listening to the El Chapo Trap House podcast. Wrapped up with some Descendents and Misfits. Good listening for late night Saturday drawing time.

8.28.2017

Ground Monster


Say hello to the monster now that's up from under ground,
It rose to say "What's up?" and burst through with a thunder sound.
The boys came running sword in hand to chop it down like wood-
Let's hope it can explain before it dies misunderstood!

8.25.2017

Ground Monster Sketch




​I drew this with my glorious vintage brown ebonite Osprey Pens Milano with a two-tone black oxide JoWo EF nib. I swapped the section from my black Milano for a stealthy transition to the nib. This pen warms to the touch - it's a real joy to draw with.

8.21.2017


Sitting in the cabin (much too hot outside for me),
Drawing while my boys watch Total Recall on TV.
Soon we'll go out for a hike and then go fishing down below,
While my wife is barbecuing the best food we'll ever know!

8.17.2017


My wife & I rented the Harmony Lodge cabin in Baring, WA for a week to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and our 4th and final kid due in 6 weeks (finally a girl!) I drew the cabin from life while the boys watched Total Recall. I finished inking it at my oldest boy's Kendo practice. That's the weird sword stuff shown in my story feed sometimes.

We were totally secluded and the river was about 30 feet from the window on the right. Amazing. Great vacation!

PS. Drawn with my new Pilot Custom 74 mechanical pencil and inked with my red Pilot Falcon SEF.

8.13.2017

SpiderTown


"Come on down to SpiderTown and be sure to bring your friends!
We'll clown around at Osprey, maybe buy some fountain pens.
Please be careful in the park, for when the monster gets real mad-
He's just sad that a ballpoint pen is all he ever had."

I colored this in Rebelle by Escape Motions using an Intuos pen & tablet. That software is amazing... it takes the complexity out of the process so you can just focus on the art. I'm not sure what I'd do without it.

7.31.2017

Spider Town (line art)



My new drawing includes a tribute to one of my favorite pen makers OspreyPens.com - drawn with my pair of ebonite Osprey Milanos with custom EEF & EEEF nibs from FPNibs.

7.26.2017

IsoMonster. Progress Day 1.


Work in progress. I use podcasts & shows in the background while drawing. I just finished the "Ozark" series on Netflix. It's really good.

7.23.2017






There's a man in the tree and he's holding a red pen
Called a resin Pilot Falcon (it's imported from Japan.)
I used the pen to draw these little people from my dream-
It's bad enough they took my pen but now they're stealing my ice cream!

7.22.2017

Ice Cream (sketch)





I guess I was hungry for ice cream. Drawn with my Pilot Falcon SEF fountain pen.

7.19.2017

Fountain Pen Cola



Fountain Pen Cola. Doodling with a Pilot Lucina (F) fountain pen.

7.18.2017

Important Drawing of Important People Reading Important Books


Dumbo's got a Pinto bag and it goes well with his 'stache,
Though it's funny that he thinks he can impress us with his cash.
Wasted money on a pink bag, now he's bragging 'bout a book.
He can't face it- we're too busy with our own to care or look.

I got a book on pickles! Pervo's got a weirdo book he found,
And The Cowboy's reading Brokeback Kanyon (sequel to the Mount.)
But the words are all that matter, books with pictures do not count-
These 10 dummies in a room are reading hard and that's no doubt.

7.15.2017

Important People Reading Important Books (sketch)


Important drawing of important people reading important books. Drawn tonight during my oldest boy's Kendo practice.

7.07.2017

425 Business Cover Illustration (May 2017)



I did the cover illustration for May 2017 of 425 Business magazine. I worked with Art Director Kirsten Erwin on it - she was great to collaborate with. She had just the right suggestions and advice it needed. Thanks, Kirsten (and 425 Business.)

7.05.2017

Fashion Sketch


Clothing studies based on random Google images. Because fashion is important.

7.02.2017

Murican Dream


I'm afraid I think these boxes that we live on cost a lot.
They're so small and pink but Doc says, "Just work hard to pay it off.
Enjoy your mortgage, thank your bank, and know the dream is not a lie.
You're lucky to have a box, son, now go work until you die.
No, you'll never pay it off, so just turn your head and cough.
You're not dead yet so get to work while I go play some golf!"

6.27.2017

Isopeople Sketch (fixed)


Redrawn for 2017 to fix some things (using my Pilot Custom 743 with EF nib.) I'll color it tonight in Clip Studio Paint.

6.25.2017

Dinner Birds


Sitting 'round a table, Bird Men looking at a head.
All of them are hungry but want something else instead.
"That's fine if y'all don't eat, in fact I think it would be best,"
Said the bird in back, "I'll take it home and eat it in my nest."

6.23.2017

Dinner Birds Sketch


"All drawings must be giant," said Art School.
"Not true!" said glorious Pilot Custom 742 fountain pen with incredibly fine PO nib.

6.20.2017

Three Kinds of Men


There are guys who like dudes,
And there are men who like boobs.
But I'm the kind of guy who likes a sky full of tubes.

6.18.2017

Ghostfriends


I'm a friend to all ghosts, and who wouldn't be?
Stranded on an island with no fences and free.
When mana falls from the tree, we gather around to eat-
Feeling lucky for the company and moments like these.

6.17.2017

Skytubes Sketch


Drawn with my Sailor 1911s fountain pen (EF nib) on Rhodia dot grid. I love Japan's big 3: Sailor, Platinum, and Pilot. Pilot is my favorite (for the higher ink capacity and slightly soft gold nibs.)

This Sailor is one of my favorites, though, because I like the color and smallish size combined with the firm nib which gives a lot of control when drawing. I'll be coloring this in new software: Clip Studio Paint Pro.

6.11.2017

When Dinos Attack (sketch)





Inked with my brown metal Falcon SEF. The brown Falcon is an unusual coppery color and is made of lead. It weighs over 1000 pounds, making it somewhat unwieldy. It holds 1ml of precious black ink and souls.

6.09.2017

Helper at the Nest


Bird Man walking in the red sky,
He's not sure if he's dead or if he just wants to die,
And he's drinking so much wine he can feel it in his chest...
Sick of being nothing but a Helper at the Nest.

6.03.2017

The Alcohol Consumption Show


Small hands? Yes, but says he's "big where it matters,"
(By drinking so much wine he's expanded his bladder.)
Some come for the drink and others come for the chatter,
You're welcome if you're thin but even more if you're fatter.

His name is Long Neck Beck and if you're sober you'll cry,
But if you're wrecked enough he seems a heck of a guy.
He never crosses the line until you come on his show,
There's no television camera or broadcast, though.

Just a weird room at the back of his house, you know?
But for lots of alcoholics it's THE place to go.
'Cause each contestant on the show each gets their own segment,
They get drunk and have a great time 'til they wake up pregnant.

5.30.2017

Show Sketch


These Inebriates were drawn with an Osprey Pens Milano fitted with a custom EEF two-tone black oxide JoWo nib from FPNibs.com

5.20.2017

Happy Flower Platform


New drawing colored in Escape Motions Rebelle. This software is so good - it's the best of digital and analog painting combined into one.

5.17.2017

New Platform Sketch


New platform drawing. Noodlers Black on HP 32lb. Color coming next.

5.11.2017

Dancing in the Street


Can you feel the heat? We're dancing at the party on Concrete Street! We got Artie on the left with a beer in his hand with a monster as his guest and to the right is Stan! With something disconcerting on the front of his shirt, too exerted to flirt with the girl by the curb - with her fresh pink dress and others dressed to impress, I like the one that's sitting shirtless with his belly well fed! We never said that this party'd ever come to an end - the sun is setting but no fretting we can do it again!

5.10.2017

Dancing Feet in the Concrete Street (video)

New drawing video featuring the Osprey Pens Milano & colored in Escape Motions Rebelle.


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!