Monday, March 30, 2009


I have just created a CafePress Store. Check it out. Right now I just have two of my bonus Everglades Comic characters there and just a random assortment of things to get them on. I will be adding more stuff but I really want some feedback on what you think you would like to see there. Its not hard for me t0 add things. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

bonus comics

I put up another bonus comic on the main page, go here to check it out. There will probably end up being 4 in total (there are 2 there now). No promises on when they get done though.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

self portrait continued

This is the nearly completed self portrait. In retrospect the pink ground was a mistake. When I went to put in the warm colors in the skin the background kept showing through and throwing me off. I should have worked from a blue or brown and built up the warmer skin. Also the green of the coat didn't really fit in with the colors I had going. I was successful in keeping my drawing intact and the values are fairly sold but the color and composition are really not exciting. I have been getting more and more interested in what kind of palettes artists are using and trying to limit my own. This painting's palette was out of control too wide I think. I've done some more paintings since this one with limited palettes. I'll scan those in when they dry and I'll get a better pic of this painting for the main page when I feel I am totally finished with it.

Friday, March 20, 2009

self portrait

It has been about 6 months since I worked in oil so I thought I'd give it another stab. I am hoping that working in oil will improve my sense of color in my work across the board. We'll see... These are progress shots of a self portrait thats still a work in progress.


I have always had an interest in the Pygmalion and Galataea story. I did a lithograph of it a couple of years ago and I'd thought I'd revisit the theme. This time I made it a little more sci-fi.

Mary of the Blue Lights

This week's CHOW was "Mary of the Blue Lights". She is supposed to be a young orphan that survives by the help of invisible (except to her) blue lights, interpreted however we like. I thought "Mary" was reminiscent of something religious so I went with a halo. Also I kept this painting in a greyscale. Color has been giving me trouble lately and I just wanted to focus on technique.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Figure Drawings

I love drawing from the live figure. Its is the only way to learn to draw people. Heres a couple of recent drawings from a model. In other news, the main site has been updated in the gallery section and a new comic has been put up.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Site Update

I updated the main site, so check it out. As far as layout goes, I think I found something I like. I'll stick to this for a while anyway. I also put up some new work so head on over to the gallery.

If you see anything wrong with the site (broken links, images not showing up, typos, or anything other suggestions) just send me an email.

Monday, March 2, 2009


With all the traveling last week, I really didn't get a whole lot of drawing done and definitely no weeklies. Lame, I know. So this is a short sketch I did tonight.

E comic ending

For those of you following the Everglades Comic, its almost done. Next week is officially the end. Since I am no longer in the Everglades I figured it would be hard to write more comics. I am, however, planning some character studies of fictional people in the Everglades. It will be a sort of continuation of the E Comic. As a special guest artist appearance a great guy, (and perhaps E Comic's biggest fan) Gordon Anderson, made this comic. I loved it and I think you will too.