Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Finding Your Rhythm

Good tunes are essential to good drawing…at least, for me.  Music keeps me relaxed while freeing me up creatively.  Besides, it's always a good idea to let loose and draw like no one's watching.  So crank it up…art is supposed to be fun, right?

Friday, December 22, 2017

Keep Moving

Keep Your Head Down…Keep Moving…Keep Drawing.  That's been my mantra, lately, as I keep pushing my way through a big project. It's been a tough year, but I'm hoping to start fresh soon and move on to other things.

Mostly, though, I'm hoping to get back to supporting Roller Derby by volunteering my services again as a graphic artist and designer.  Here's a recent sketch…it's a little wonky on some of the proportions, but I'm trying to adopt a 'warts-and-all' approach to showing my work.  If you want to be an artist, your ego has to be willing to take some hits.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tag…You're It!

I have mixed feelings about graffiti, but I understand the need to leave a mark. Angst can be a powerful motivator. #SpreadTheLove #SupportArt

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Seasons Greetings

My poor neglected blog…I've been away far too long. Here are some recent holiday sketches to cheer you up. #illo_advent #Christmas #sketch #drawing

Monday, August 8, 2016

Extra! Extra!

Creating background figures for an illustration can be like hiring extras for a film scene.  They need to be appropriate to the current setting while being both generic and diverse.  It's easy to get caught up creating cool characters and spending way too much time on them than is actually needed.

Here are a few out of context background figures for a current project that I'm working on.  All are still in the flat color stage and waiting to be rendered.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


I'm on Instagram now, for those interested in seeing more of my art, sketches, etc. I go by duckduckgorilla there, same as here and on Twitter. I post more frequently there as well, but no worries…I'll always come back to my blog. I love this place. ‪#‎artvsartist‬ ‪#‎supportart‬

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

100th Post!

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to check out my blog, especially my small smattering of followers.  Duck-Duck-Gorilla has given me a way to share everything from loose sketches to finished illustrations in a very free form, non-sequitur kind of way that I adore.

Duck-Duck-Gorilla is as much a playground for me as it is a safe haven…a place to play to my strengths or work on areas I feel I need the most practice without anyone looking over my shoulder or needing to meet anyone's expectations but my own.

For lots of silly reasons I've been unable to show any of my professional work here.  I'm hopeful that will change in the coming months so my blog will begin to reflect a more comprehensive picture of my work.

Until then, I promise to continue my usual random, intermittent postings of incomplete and half-started projects that fall heavily on the side of silly, playful goofiness with a dash of comic book nerd obscurity and a healthy dose of my inexplicable love of all things Roller Derby.

So Thank You Again…And Please Stay Tuned!!  I feel like I'm just getting started.

Your Pal,