Thursday, September 28, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Quiet"


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Above is the painting and the drawing of a piece that's been long in the planning, about a year in fact.

Below is a doodle I did about a year ago for a piece that I wanted to do but after a few false-starts, never made it. I shelved it and pulled the idea out about a week ago. I'm pleased with where things are headed with this.

The idea started about a year ago, and so I checked the archive of September 2005 to see what I had said about it just in case there was something incredibly insightful that must needs be repeated. But there was nothing. However, September 2005 was a fantastic month for blogging: many watercolors and other treasures, as well as some birds.

Check it out: September 2005 Archive

Also, my entry for S.I. 48 last year, which was full of birds as well and sadly, rejected.
Click on the picture below to go to a page of details and explanations.

Monday, September 25, 2006

the painted giraffe,

The thumbnail of it.

The painting of it.

The drawing of it.

I dragged the kitchen table into our living room, set up shop, and watercolored. Somewhere between the first episode of Lost (2nd season) and the fourth, I finished this. It's a gift for a very good friend of mine who is about to have a baby. Well, not him, his wife.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Thursday, September 21, 2006

a giraffe and a plane

a doodle composed while Erin did some reading last night.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I'm waiting for comments back from a couple different projects, hence the afternoon spent on this bird-man.

Monday, September 18, 2006

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Erin and I just watched the whole first and second season of LOST on DVD in about a week. No really, we did. We did 10 episodes in one day once. I loved it (I had only seen the first season) got her hooked, and well, here we are. Waiting. For season 3. We bought rabbit ears for my old TV.

The new season premieres on Wednesday, October 4 @ 9/8c.

For those who are into the really, really crazy conspiracies about what's going on in LOST, check out this idea written a guy named Andrew Smith. Almost convincing:

The Seventh Seal Theory

The work from this weekend...

This is the finished version, see the previous post for the thumbnail.

Queen Julia and Paul, from The Blue Goblet, book II: The Many Troubles of Paul

A fine weekend. Erin and I met my Gramma and Grandpa for Chinese food at the Super Dragon King Oriental Express Buffet. Or something like that. I don't think it was called that. Probably just two or three of those words. Anyway, wonderful time, and hello Gramma, I'm sure you are reading this.

I think Erin and I have a new cat. In addition to our illustrious Harrell, we have a cat that has been hanging around the porch. We fed her and gave her a box to sleep in. She shows no signs of leaving, so I think we have a new cat.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

lucky no. 13... I mean 747

a thumbnail of a page of a [inproduction] graphic novel (written by a friend) about a very unlucky man, who, at this juncture in life has just hit a bees nest only to have a plane fall on him.

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I did a doodle while I scanned some things so I scanned the doodle and did some stuff to it.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Farm"

The farm behind him, the road before him.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Alexander & Rex- the old ones

Very old Rex and Alexanders. I actually ran out of paper with Rex there.

Watercolors with ink, 4 or 5 years ago when I first wrote the story. The story has remained mostly intact after a furious edit erasing all the terrible freshmen like errors a few weeks ago.

Rex feels like a real person to me know.

Friday, September 01, 2006

My lovely little wife.

Illustration Friday: "Safe"

Alexander & Rex
I'd feel safe.