Tuesday, November 25, 2008

One Bright Day...


Obama. Pen & Ink, colors in photoshop.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sex on Fire...


A new E-V-E poster.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Down in a Hole...

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I recently got promoted at work and have little time for anything else it seems. I will do my best to stay motivated and keep posting.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Last in Line...


A new E-V-E poster.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Struck A Nerve...


An illustration for the business page.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hero of the Day...


I really enjoy doing the layouts for these vets. They also make great studies for doing caricatures.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

If 6 was 9...


Wow... I think this is my 69th post. Although, I feel like I was trying to polish a turd with this one. I am really glad I started doing this blog thing because I went years and years without picking up a pencil and now by blogging, I kinda made a personal commitment to try and keep up with it. I don't know how many more times I am going to attempt the pen and ink thing tho. I feel I gave it an honest effort but it really isn't going all that well. So thanks to anyone who pays attention and if a six turned out to be a nine, I don't mind.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Broken, Beat & Scarred...


Sketches of local guys. Police Chief Greg Foresman, Korean Vet Richard L. Newman, City Councilman Charles Barnes.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Chunk of Coal...


I have been wanting to try inking the old school way where you actually have to dip your pen or brush into the ink. I got hooked up with a bunch of different pen tips (thanks again Mikey) so decided to try it out. Well it has been since college since I have done any kind of ink pen stuff so I didnt know where to begin but I guess it was a good first effort. I only wished I would have at least sketched something out first because I just started inking lines and wasnt quite sure of what to do. I did this a week or two ago and just decided to post so I could watch my progression, if I decide to continue. I did some quick colors in Illustrator. It sort of puts me in mind of Don Martin the artist from MAD magazine or the Keep On Trucking guy.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Straight Street. . .


Sports Reporter Chris "DOC" Masse.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sultans of Swing...


Our sports editor here at the paper. He loves Golf.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Goodbye to Romance...


Since my Little League poster, I have been wanting to do more illustrations for the newspaper. This is my first attempt.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Charmer...


Jim from the Office

Friday, August 29, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yesterday's News...


This is a poster I did at work for the Little League World Series. It is my first drawing that I colored that got printed on our newspaper press. I am glad it is done and printed though it feels like wasted time. But I did sneak myself in as the pilot of the plane.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Changes. . .


Ch-ch-changes
Wheres your shame
You've left us up to our necks in it.
Time may change me
But I cant trace time.

David Bowie

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Say Hi to the Bad Guy...


Got to see the Dark Knight over the weekend and loved it. I got a new all time favorite villain.

Just the Otherside of Nowhere...


Kris Kristofferson

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Do the Evolution. . .


Here is a sorta scary page design I did for the paper the other day. I would have liked to of made the bush photo larger but I had to fit in all the stories.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Even If It's Wrong. . .


I am sure that everyone can remember certain firsts in their lives... When I was 8 or 9 years old I had three firsts in one night. My uncle had then just separated from my aunt and he picked me up for the night to play with my cousin Bingey at his new apartment. On the way there we stopped at a store and he bought me my first (of many) G.I. Joe action figures, Stalker the Ranger and I still have him to this day. So when we got back to his apartment me and my cousin played G.I. Joes and he had a ton of them and it was all new to me so it was a blast. A little later we ate some chocolate, and this was the first time I ever ate chocolate that wasn't brown. It was like green and red chocolate and man it was the best chocolate I ever ate even to this day. Then later that night, I remember turning on TV and this comedian was on and he was funny but then he did this bit on the seven words you cant say on TV. Now I grew up around my moms brother and heard him say every cuss word there is. But this was the first time that I ever found swearing humorous and funny. I remember laughing so hard that we woke up my uncle and he came out and made us turn it off but i heard enough to know that even though they may be inappropriate, swear words are actually funny. So thank you George Carlin, you are missed!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Happiness is a Warm Gun. . .


I am sure that everyone works with or has worked with someone who wouldn't surprise you by walking into work with a gun and start shooting hot lead. Scary, sad but true. And I am guilty of daydreaming. Are you?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Farther Along. . .


Tim Russert. I didn't watch this guy a whole lot but the end was sad. I feel for his son, though I hear he wants to follow in his dad's footsteps.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Rapper's Delight. . .


Some fun with sketches of some old timers I work with.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Have A Drink On ME. . .


I have been trying to do more quick sketches here and there...well, usually I try to fit them in at work. I try not to spend more than 10 - 15 minutes but try to be in proportion. I started with one guy holding a cup and then tried to stick with that party theme. I then just pieced it together in photoshop.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Ride til I Die. . .


This was a layout for a story about 2 local guys driving in a race across Europe.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Cold Cold Heart. . .


Heres a quick sketch Colored in photoshop.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Light Up or Leave Me Alone. . .


A kinda last minute front page layout.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Four Kicks. . .


As promised, some layout stuff. This I was pretty happy with how it turned out. It is a weekly series running on Korean Vets up til Veterans Day. Hopefully I will get to do the remainder of them.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Darling Nikki. . .


It occurred to me that I should probably post more layout and design stuff so people dont begin to think I only do sketches and cartoony stuff. Who knows, I could have future clients or employers looking at this stuff and wouldnt want anyone to get the wrong idea about what I do. So after this post I will try and put up more layout and design stuff cuz after all, that is what pays the bills.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Touch of Grey. . .


Not to sure about this one but, Patrick Dempsey.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I Want My Mullet Back . . .


Here was an attempt at Jackson and Miley's dad... You know, the Achey Breaky guy.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Tipping Point . . .


Another pencil drawing... an effort to draw ?uestlove of The Roots. One Soulful Dude!