Saturday, December 30, 2006

IF Submission - "Phoenix"

My Illustration Friday submission for "Phoenix".

Friday, December 29, 2006

Original Randy Glass Illustration

This is an original, hand signed illustration of Napoleon Dynamite drawn by Randy Glass. Randy Glass is best known for his Wall Street Journal portraits. His work has HUGELY inspired me since the early 90's. As a result I submitted his web site link to which later was picked up by From there his web site traffic went through the roof... long story short we began corresponding and lo and behold he surprises me with this framed original drawing. Blown away is an understatement!

If any one has even a passing interest in pen and ink illustration be sure to visit his web site:
Randy Glass Studios

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Recent Illustrations


Here are a few recent illustrations completed for work. I don't know what it is but I enjoy illustrating food products.

*** people have commented my vanilla wafers look like brown eggs... blasphemers!! ***

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Josh Leo Caricature Logo

I was recently asked by Vloggie Award Winner, Josh Leo if I'd illustrate a caricature of him for use on his new Wandering West Michigan video blog. I happened to have some free time available so here's the final result.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Found Stuff - 2006

I've found some odd things this year. An inflatable ball & chain in a corn field, a hand carved knife, and on a separate day, an ipod shuffle near a hospital driveway exit.

**I turned the iPod Shuffle into the police. No one claimed it after 120 days, so I claimed it and gave it to my mom, who uses it all the time.***

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Recently I decided to get a guitar to see if I had any musical ability. I've never been drawn to try anything musically oriented but have always felt that maybe I had some latent talent. Well with winter coming on, I thought why not spend the next few months immersed in learning the guitar. So after a good deal of research I found the guitar and amplifier in my price range. Fortunately the local guitar shop had plenty in stock. So this afternoon I picked up the guitar, amplifier, extra strings and a how to play guitar DVD. I got home, watched the DVD chapters on guitar tuning and using an amplifier. It all looked pretty straightforward so I plugged the guitar into the amplifier....... maybe I should say I plugged the guitar into the AMPLI-FIRE!!! because as soon as I plugged in, it immediately started SMOKING... so while hustling to take it outside I realized the ampli-fire wasn't the only thing that went up in smoke... so too went my musical aspirations.

**The guitar shop offered to exchange the amplifier but I wasn't at all feeling confident with the brand. So I decided to put my musical aspirations on hold... I think I'll stick to my art.**

Friday, December 01, 2006

IF: Might

Sort of a digital sketch built from ovals and circles.