Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Some December Sketches

Hey Folks, here is a bunch of sketches I have been meaning to post....No particular order, just some things I felt had merit.

I doubt I will get a chance to post some of the other stuff I am working on before Christmas so I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

sketching, sketching, sketching....

When I started at Disney I never kept a sketchbook. I give John Quinn the credit for teaching me that the only way to be better is to keep a book. Did I listen....? Not for a long time.

Now of course I keep several at all times. Often I carry two or three with me on a holiday so I have a choice of which book I want for which subject matter. I have recently started books on nature as well as architecture (I don't yet have the balls to post anything so don't look for them anytime soon), but it has always been about drawing people.

I know I draw a lot of people reading and drinking coffee and whatnot, but who cares? I am drawing right? I am always trying to push myself to be more creative and interpretive. I find sketchbook art has shaped my ability to see things and interpret them like no other art form. If I had a choice of what I would do for an entire day it would be to sketch in a book in public drawing every big nose and ass around me. The weirder people look the happier I am. I want to thank everyone who has said kind words to me on previous posts. So many of you are people whose talent and opinions I admire and respect a great deal.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Long time, no post....

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for checking in, considering how horrible I have been about posting. I have been drawing a lot but none of you would know that of course...your opinion of me could be tarnished forever but it is a risk I have to take.

Anyway...here are some drawings I finally took the time to scan!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Recent Life Drawings

This is what I am drawing when I am not drawing the people drawing. I think the word drawing appears way too many times in that sentence.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

IF: Detach

For Illustration Friday...

We just finished Season 2 of the "Tudors" so this came to mind first! Done with little finesse and very quickly, but I really wanted to do this one. Anyone else think Ann Boleyn got a bum rap?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Drawers at Spring St.

As usual I find the people drawing the model just as interesting as the model! Here are a couple from a Spring St drawing session. I have actual life drawings too but they are larger and I have to scan them in sections, but I will soon.

As usual I find the people drawing the model just as interesting as the model! Here are a couple from a Spring St drawing session. I have actual life drawings too but they are larger and I have to scan them in sections, but I will soon.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lots of reading at LAX

I do have pictures from the stamp event to upload and lots of new life drawings but I thought I would throw these up for now. My trip was so busy and our flights got cancelled-TWICE!

A great deal of unwanted time in LAX with LOTS of people reading so here is a sample. Thanks for checking in guys!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

The Art of Disney: Imagination

Well, I am of to LA for the release of the fifth and final set of stamps that I have illustrated for the United States Postal Service. I can not say enough about this project and all the wonderful attention it has received.
I am thrilled and feel very honored to have been part of this project. A job like this does not come around very often and it was a wonderful experience.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I have avoided drawing this woman for a long time. I especially avoided her profile...but I thought what the hell...

Monday, July 07, 2008

I have returned!

With some new drawings...More to come!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Some Recent Life Drawings....

Hey folks...thanks for checking in even though I have not been posting much.

Been busy on several projects and have lots going on. School is finished for the semester and I have a few things I have to get done before I leave for Florence (woo-hoo!) Here are a couple of life drawings I did recently that I felt had some merit. I have a bunch more and will post them when I have time to scan them !

Thursday, May 01, 2008


Go and visit Dorota's BLOG!

She was my old office mate at Disney and is a superior artist and a fabulous person!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Recent sketches

Lately all I want to do is draw from life. I have done a lot, but no time to scan everything. Oddly enough these are some of the first sketches I have done in graphite in years. I almost never draw in pencil but lately it just feels right.