Sunday, November 14, 2010

Last of the Dust Bunnies

I did some serious, move all the furniture vacuuming today. I figured I am now free of dust bunnies for a while and came up with this quick sketch (colored very quickly in photoshop).

Weekend Sketches

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Quick Sketches 11/09

Just a few quick animal sketches, done with a regular ball point pen.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Captain America and work ethic

Today at work another temp quit. The first one quitting wasn't a total shock and she seemed more interested in talking than working (so no reall loss there) but the one that was hired to replace her was actually very professional and a good worker. She left (with no notice to us or the temp agency) to start a full time job today. So in hindsight, maybe she wasn't so professional after all. It makes me wonder if people understand the concept of making a committment anymore. In both cases, they were told ahead of time this was a long term (3-4 month) assignment and in both cases, they quit after being there less than 4 weeks. Doesn't say much about the agency we hired them from either.

Here is my sketch for today.... a quick pencil sketch of Captain America. I decided to leave the wings off his head as I never understood what purpose they served.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekend art

It's been a full art weekend as I've finished a few more cards for a card set I can't talk about yet and found time to do some "for fun" art. Magik of the New Mutants, drawn on a blank X-Men comic book cover, a Harry Potter sketch card (year 6) and.... the Earth.. created using Autodesk 3ds Max. The Earth is just one part of a larger piece I'll be working on over the next few weekends.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Quick Sketches and Pizza

Today's installment offers both sketches AND a food review. First the sketches... a quick sketch of a moose and rough sketch of a Martian for a card I'm working on as part of the War of the Worlds trading card series.

Now for the food review... a few of us at work decided to try ZPizza today. It's a chain that offers pizza with "organic" ingredients. We ordered a small chicken sausage with vegan cheese and a large ham and pineapple. The large cost $16 and was the size of what I consider to be a medium pizza (I was not the only one who thought it was a bit small). I'm not sure the price of the small, but that seemed to be a reasonable size. The pizzas themselves are thin crust but they weren't crispy. I'm not a fan of crispy crust so on the one hand, it wasn't a problem on the other... I thought it was rubbery. I also thought the ham and pineapple pizza had no taste... it was very bland. The vegan cheese tasted a bit better and the crust didn't seem as rubbery. Definitely not somewhere I would go again, although I know vegans who enjoy it.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fairyland Base Card Art

This actually isn't "new" art, old art that hasn't been posted. This is the art for the base card I created for Sadlittle's ( ) Essence of Fairyland trading card series. Actual art is roughly 6x8 inches in size (and is available for sale if anyone is interested).

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Disney character drawings for 10/31/10

Spent most of the day trying to make bread (once again...FAILURE) and working on commissions. I did take a few minutes to draw a couple of cards featuring Disney characters. The Tinkerbell is based on a DVD cover, the Mickey & crew is based on an issue of BOOM! Comics Mickey Mouse & Friends series.

Friday, October 29, 2010

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

We interrupt the lack of artwork postings for this important food announcement. :) I should get back to posting artwork in the next couple of days. Between deadlines and conventions it's been a busy few weeks.
Anyway, I made no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies yesterday and they were a bit hit at the office! Some people have asked for the recipe so here it is:

2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 (1 ounce) squares of unsweetened baking chocolate
3 cups quick-cooking oats

In a medium saucepan combine sugar, butter, milk and chocolate. Cook over medium heat. Bring to a boil for 1 minute; remove from heat and stir in the oats. Blend well. Drop dough onto wax paper and let set (at least 1 hour) before serving.

Note: This is exactly how I made them. You're supposed to add 1 tst vanilla extract but I had no vanilla so I didn't include that in the recipe. You can also use granulated sugar instead of brown sugar and margarine instead of butter. 1/4 cup peanut butter is an extra option. Also, make sure you are using quick oats instead of traditional (or regular) oats. Using regular oats results in something more like sticky granola bars (because the cookies never really set).

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Baltimore Comic Con 2010

As usual, I had fun at the show (pictures of costumers, booths and art auction items are scrolling on the sidebar). Thanks to my friends at Zeno's books for letting me have table space. They have a good location and it's always nice to have friends at the table so that I can walk around and see the show for a few minutes. I picked up a couple of skech card prints from the folks at Identity Comics, a mouse print from K. Michael Crawford (who has created some neat books where there are spots on each page left for something to be drawn. You have to read the story to know what to draw in each space.), a Count Dooku drawing from The Fillbach Brothers (who also threw in a Darth Vader sketch for free!), Cleopatra in Spaaaaace from Mike Maihack and some Great Lakes Avengers comics (because how can you NOT love Squirrel Girl).

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wonder Woman Day 2010 - Stop Domestic Violence

2010 is going to be the 5th and last Wonder Woman Day. Wonder Woman Day is a charity event which raises money to help victims of domestic violence. More information can be found at their website

I plan on donating 1, maybe 2 pieces of art for this event. Information on creating/donating artwork for the event(s) can be found on the website.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Godzilla Invades Baltimore

Something I drew in preparation for the 2010 Baltimore Comic Con (I'll be at the Zeno's Books booth so stop by and say Hi! if you're attending). I drew Godzilla using pen and paper and the rest was done digitally using PhotoshopCS3 and a Wacom tablet. Something about the buildings in the foreground bother me but I've given up on trying to figure it out.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Dame & A Dragon

Just a few rough pencil sketches from the weekend. The Wonder Woman just needs to be colored, I'm still working on the final design for the dragon piece.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Young Indiana Jones

My first attempt at drawing Sean Patrick Flannery as young Indiana Jones. As with the "old" Indiana Jones, trying to draw the hat is causing my problems.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Two Spocks

Cartoony Spock and 10-minute drawing Spock.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

7/3/2010 Greyscale Drawings

Harry Potter

Eventually this will be part of a larger piece, but for now, it's just a portrait of Harry.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Gone Fishing

Just a rough sketch but... I really am going fishing for the day so it'll have to do for now.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Big Greedy Cry Babies

This is a quick drawing I did at lunch today. I might go back and try again using an actual reference although this is more of a statement about how I'm sick of athletes getting paid $20 Million (or even $1 million) and complaining. Do they not understand they're making more in one year than most people will make their entire life?!?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Work in Progress - True Blood

I'm working on a True Blood piece (no particular reason). Below is what I have done so far on the Sookie portion. I still need to add in the darker tones. Then I'll start work on Bill and Eric portions of the piece.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sci Fi Horror Sketch Cards Series 2

Here are a couple of my approved sketch cards from the upcoming SciFi & Horror Vintage Poster Collection Series 2 trading card series from Breygent Marketing. They're due out in July, I"ll post more once the release date gets closer.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Welcome to my blog! For the most part, it's just going to be sketches that I've done, but once in a while I'll post some photos or a convention report. Or maybe I'll ramble about hot dogs or ice cream. :)

For now, here are some photos from my weekend at Wizard World Philadelphia.... a couple of my favorite costumes, photos I took while heading to Philly, and some photos from Philadelphia Chinatown, which is about a block away from the convention center.