Thursday, October 31, 2013


Skeleton Stilt-Man Juggling, Chicago Botanic Garden

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

New Comic

In May, Chicago's Newcity began a feature called Linework, a comics section edited by Ivan Brunetti.  I have a comic in this week's issue.

Take a look at the following link to see other comics by Linework contributers:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Linework 4

You may remember some detail shots posted at an earlier time for my contribution to the fourth issue of Linework. Here's a view of the completed piece, and a better view of the first page.  You can currently purchase the issue at Shop Columbia, on 623 S Wabash Ave in Chicago, as well as at Quimby's.  I can say it's full of work by a lot of talented folks coming out of Columbia College, and suggest you take a look.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Koi Pond Rain Barrel

Sorry for the lack of updates, folks.  I consider it a personal failure on my part.  Here's one to begin anew.  Just finished this rain barrel commission.  I feel like I have to remember how to paint all over again each time I do a project like this.  It came together more or less, though.  

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Another One From the Workshop

The result of an exercise whereby a drawing (the mechanical illustration on the right) was interpreted in an effort to re-imagine the image with an organic approach to the line quality.  I enjoyed using a brush for the ink work here, which forced me to loosen up.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Papier Mache Bear

Since late January I've been attending an informal workshop with some other contributers of Linework (a Columbia College comics and graphics anthology.)  Above is one of the projects from this workshop, which was to build a 3-dimensional toy/character.  Photos of the finished character will be up soon.  As the workshop is coming to a close you may also find me posting a few photos from other exercises undertaken over its course.

More From the Sketchbook

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pause 'n' Draw

Pause 'n' Draw can be described as a night of drawing prefaced by some folks equipped with a Scattergories die, a 20-sider and a dictionary finding their way to a random movie title.  Or at least that's how we found our last movie.  More concisely, a randomly chosen film is paused at intervals with time taken to draw from the still frames in any way desired.  Below are a couple of sketches from the first two rounds.

Rosanna's robotic doppelganger in Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs, 1966.

Beethoven finds the keyboards at the mall in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, 1989.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Movie I Watched Last Night

Some illustrator friends and I are developing the habit of getting together to watch films, periodically pausing to draw from the still frames.  Between this and my love for Harpo, you can expect more film sketches!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Linework 4 Preview

The 4th issue of Linework (a Columbia College comics and graphics anthology) is due for release this spring.  Here are a few detail shots of my contribution at various stages of completion.  I'll be posting the full piece by the time May comes around.