Monday, June 29, 2009


no time for a painting tonight.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mall sketches

Was at the mall today... good time for some good ol' sketching.. here's some of the things i saw...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Drawing Boards

In the past.. we had a drawing board at work.. and people would choose different topics.... On this particularly week.. it was to draw design ideas for a potential pitch idea involving hockey players playing other sports.. here's some drawings I did for it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

cafe sketching


Every wednesday a bunch of us from work go and sketch at lunch, here's today's efforts.

Chuck Jones!!

Just thought I'd post about another cool thing I found online, maybe a lot of you are aware of it already... in my search for chuck jones information I came across a blog that had letters that chuck jones had written to his daughter when she was younger and going off the boarding school. In reading these letters there were some interesting things being said.. here's and example. I like this passage.. but I like to replace "writing" with "drawing"....

"I guess I don’t have to tell you to keep it up. If you enjoy writing you’ll unquestionably continue to do so, but I do want to say one thing: put it down as it occurs to you. Don’t subject a thought to too much scrutiny before you release it. This is the basic disease of conversation in this country. People are prone to say to themselves, is it a good thought? Is it profound? Will I be misunderstood? Will I look silly? By the time this poor little idea has been subjected to the fearful pounding of these qualifications, the time for its use has glimmered off into the distance and it is so ragged and bruised that no hint of its original spontaneity remains. Better to take a chance on being misunderstood than to be sure of being dull."

if you want to check out the site it's at, along with lots of chuck jones artwork.

Another site I came across that had some handy information on chuck jones as well as some drawings was.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Opinions wanted

Hey folks, some more sketches from me.. Just thought I'd take some time to say "opinions wanted!" criticism.. comments.. you never know what kind of helpful stuff you can pick up from other people.

The reason for this is... I was looking through my old archives.. and I found a little gem of a suggestion... this was from Feb 22 2006.. it was posted by a guy named Willy Harber, who has unfortunately discontinued his blog.. anyway.. I looked back at this post.. and it was good advice then and good advice now.. actually it falls in line with what I've been reading from the Walt Stanchfield books. I guess this bit of advice has more meaning, now that I've gone through and tried to apply this idea over and over again.... here's the piece advice for those interested.

"hey man. my suggestion would be to try to loosen up a little bit. maybe try to use less construction and more abstract might be a good exercise to try to sketch more active stuff - people walking around, picking stuff up, etc... that'll force you to draw much faster and looser. then, when you come back to these types of sketches, you'll be able to add some of that new flavor. i need to work on the same thing."

great advice and I'm still working on it!!

anyway here's a picture to go along with the post!! anyone with helpful suggestions don't hesitate to express them!


Monday, June 22, 2009


some sketches while waiting for a seat at a restaurant and also while eating at the restaurant...

Friday, June 19, 2009


did a whole bunch.. but most were studies.. here's some actual sketches

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


some more from life...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


having trouble with a caricature!! here's a quickie for tonight.

Monday, June 15, 2009


something more graphic...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

It's about time!!

still recovering.. but here's another little painting thing...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

sketches + some studies

needing to rest.. here's some more from the sketch book...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

still sick..

here's a sick themed post!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Wanted to post a painting.. but I've been kind of sick for the last couple days... have to settle for sketches in the ol' sketchbook

Monday, June 08, 2009