Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Need Help! (please read below)

Hello everyone - I'm wondering if anybody out there can help me identify a children's story/poem. It's only one page long, and I originally saw it as part of a larger collection of stories. The text was very simple - it went something like this, "...a rooster holding a piece of string with a dog on it, holding a piece of string with a hippo on it, holding a piece of string with a cow on it, holding a piece of string with a dinosaur on it...etc." If anybody owns a copy of this, or knows the author or title, please let me know!

(And, by the way, the painting above is a scribbley 15 minute life sketch. Been busy lately, so I needed to put something up to keep the blog alive.)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Pink Book

I started to paint this during lunch...my supervisor stops by and asks me who it is. I jokingly said it was her. BAD idea folks!

Thursday, November 16, 2006


It's DrawerGeek Friday! Topic is werewolves. Despite my efforts, I could only think of the most cliche werewolf images. None of them interested me, so I decided to go out to left field on this.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Small Sketch

Sketched and painted this while watching Seinfeld. I love painting with that show on. The original pen sketch was really tiny. The body and hand were sketched in photoshop as an after thought.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Quick Life Paintings

I've been taking my tablet PC to life drawing sessions lately. Lots of fun. These were a couple of 15 minute poses from tonight. Still learning how to keep my brushwork a little cleaner...looseness is good, but I don't want things to look rushed.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Saw Flushed Away

Saw the movie 'Flushed Away' after work today, and had a great time! I was laughing out loud through a lot of it. Those frogs were my favourite. This was a shot in the film that I HAD to come home and sketch before bed. Not very happy with it though...ah well.

Friday, November 03, 2006

DrawerGeeks: Monster Engine

This was some of the most fun I've had painting. The topic was inspired from illustrator Dave Devries' publication of paintings based on children's artwork. We were provided with a few kid drawings to choose from, and were encouraged to just go to town with it. The original drawing was done by Caleb Conrad. It already had an appealing silhouette, so my job was easy!