Earth Dragon

Working on commissions is a weird thing. There’s the thing the client asked for, and then there’s the ideas I have about it in my head, and then the ideas that come out on paper. My whole goal as an artist is to take the thing I “see” in my mind’s eye and put it…

Sharpie Bags

If you’ve hung out with me at events since I’ve lived in Somerville you may have caught some of my sharpie tattoos. I have fun doing them, and making a wash of color on skin is pretty rewarding in its own right. I can’t remember who it was, but someone suggested I should try out…

Inktober Week 1: where’s my pencil?

Recently I stumbled across Inktober: an invitation to all artists to create 1 ink piece per day during the month of October. It’s a great challenge and for me a way to get just a little bit more confident. I prefer straight up grey pencils to just about anything else if you give me the choice….

Sketchbook Exchange

Eons ago my friend Casey told me about the Sketchbook Project. I took part in 2010 and it was a pretty good time. Here’s a link to my sketchbook, of just check out the little sketch below. Since then Casey’s taken off to the west coast with her family, and I’ve missed our late night drawing…

Sharing Space

The fabulous Nate Greenslit holds an event called the Lost Marbles Salon. It’s a great collection of thoughtful people, thinkers, researchers, and artists who come together on a specific theme. There are a small handful of presenters who do their thing, whatever that may be, and then there’s time for some questions. It is one…

Dragon

This is the most retro sketch I’ve done in a long time. I used to draw dragons like this all over everything in high school whenever I was bored. A long face inspired by horses and snakes, with a very serpentine neck and impossible curvature. I can’t even begin to contemplate the muscle strength it…

Elephantine Commission

It’s really fun to try and take what someone wants and turn it into an image. Sometimes things sound easier than they are in practice. I was asked to take the style that I use on my monsters and make an elephant nurse errant. Huzzah! Sure! Then I got to sketching and I got confused….

Cameo

I doodle all the time. It’s part of how I sit through things, or try and keep my hands busy while paying attention to something. I drew this little cameo during game night at my house, and danimal spent a lot of time trying to figure out just who it was I was drawing. You…

Pumpkins

I love pumpkin, and not just in a fall “give me all the pumpkin spice latte!” kind of way. The lovely orange gourd can go anywhere and do anything. Curry, cookies, stir fries, candy, and I have made more than a few beers revelling in pumpkin. I’m not talking about some trumped up cinnamon bomb,…

Sideswiped

Ever have a conversation where you wonder what just happened? One of those talks with another person where by the time you hang up the phone you have no idea how you got where you are, but for sure something’s wrong. That’s where this piece came from. I hung up the phone and pretty much…