Friday, November 22, 2013

The Flying Hood Ornament! Deco-style!

I've got nothing to say--other than, "It's The Rocketeer!"

All hail Dave Stevens, artistic juices good for the creative soul.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

And the Braves, Yankees, and Padres--take the field.

Good grief! Has it been since April that I posted anything on my own blog?! I'm trying to rationalize the lapse in posting and the only thing that comes to mind is Facebook. Me thinks it was around April that I decided to re-inlist and begin self-promoting an art-page there. And that seems to be working out ok. I can post art, say little, and it doesn't require that I resume a full-fledged social account with them, which is really the way I prefer it. Show art, talk less.

Anyway, here, are some recently released Leaf Masterworks 2013 sketch cards that I Copiced out. These have been released, some are on Ebay at the moment for sale, and they all have neat authentic signature direct from the athletes. Leaf's got some really great stuff going on right now, and I'm happy to be working with them. More to follow and thanks for reading.


Friday, April 12, 2013


HIs fingers twitched! There is movement. Glory!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

KISS and Make-up!

The rock band KISS, the original founding members from 1973-1979, inspired me with so much creativity as a kid, I felt prompted to revisit some older band photos and create some new pieces. Here's two drawings, one of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, drawn in colored pencil, Copic markers and airbrush on Canson flavored papers.

I had a lot more fun working on these pieces as I felt like I treated them more like sketches and didn't put the normal polish into them as I'm used to. However I may be the only who can tell the difference, but trust me, the scribble is there. :)

 Upon completion of Gene and Paul Stanley, (no relations) I'll scan the larger images and post the finished results.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Turning over a new 'Leaf'.

Wonderful new client, even better creative director--
The Leaf Card Company just released the 2013 Best of Leaf Hockey Cards in the market place just a few short weeks ago and obscure sketch cards seem to be popping up on Ebay and on other internet sport hot spots. While the sport of hockey isn't even on my radar, the big time players, both historical and contemporary, are admittedly a lot of fun to draw. I mean-- who wouldn't want to draw a toothless strongman carrying a menacing grim reaper-like stick who wears a mask like Mike Myers?!

Great personalities, great faces! This was a fun job.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sketch Card Preview--ACEO's For Sale

Get 'em while they're hot. New ACEO sketch cards being rendered all the time! With more on the way and now DAILY! Contact me if you're in the mood for a custom sketch card.

Thanks for looking-

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dana Rinehart--My longtime friend has passed away.

Dana Rinehart-- my long time friend of 25 years from Knoxville, Tennessee, has passed away after a brief bout with cancer.

I text him on Saturday mid-afternoon, January 19th, to get an update after having spent the week thinking about him, only to receive a totally unexpected response from his wife regrettably letting me know he had passed earlier that morning. I was in complete shock-- without a breath to breathe. The response I'd expected was "My new treatment has started and is going well", or "I'm on the couch watching Frazier, these guys are hysterical!"

I am heavy-hearted, it's tough to take a deep breath and not think about him-- the news of his passing is beyond acceptance.

During our 25 years worth of adventures, Dana was once my boss, a co-artist with me on many projects, my screen printer, my car-tower, my carpet stretcher, my comic-convention cohort, my robot-building side-kick, the spontaneous adventurer on too many outings to list, a zany nut & a match for my off-brand humor, a man I would laugh with for hours if not days, and most of all, the loyalist of friend. He was a chronically happy man who had a contagious joy-filled laugh, he was positive always, and was just a truly warm-hearted guy. As I look at his picture, this is the way he was all the time. My friend was authentic, amazingly consistent and was genuinely loved by I think everyone who knew him.

Dana was prepared for every occasion. Just like the Boy Scout motto says, ''he was always prepared''. Listening to him as we talked on the phone for the last time and reading his final texts was comforting to me as I know he was even prepared for the final days. His heart belonged to Christ and he maturely spoke of his faith-- he was living in peace. And while he didn't like the condition he was in, nor the suffering of cancer and back pain, he was at peace and he trusted God for what had been placed on him. What an amazing witness.

I will carry my memories of Dana with me for the rest of my life, and I'll think of him with joy, respect, brotherly love, and great fondness always. He was a rare friend--the best you could have for a friend.

Thank you for reading.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Muhammad Ali or Babe Ruth--Who's the heavy hitter here?

Who can hit harder? Muhammad Ali or Babe Ruth? Well, Ruth is deceased, so I'll go with Ali.

But marker my work, both are sports legends no one can dispute! So there. :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Man--! Forget ADHD, I have AT-AT!

Star Wars AT-AT.2.5" x 3.5" Sketch card.
Copics, tech pen and acrylics.
A couple of AT-AT's I completed in color. More sketch cardness coming soon.

Star Wars AT-AT.2.5" x 3.5" Sketch card.
Copics, tech pen and acrylics.

Star Wars Nebula Class Star Destroyer--Variants.

Star Wars variant Star Destroyers. Reminds me of Chevrolet and their similar but different models. :)

Wonder if these are 4 x 4? :P

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, January 12, 2013

X-Wing Fighters! A little card, a little art.

Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 2.
2.5" x 3.5" Sketch card. Copics, tech pen, and acrylics.
Really, how much information can you put inside a small piece of cardstock? I wish it was more. :P
Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 1.
2.5" x 3.5" Sketch card. Copics, tech pen, and acrylics.