Saturday, October 3, 2009

Tractor in the Pond

"Little Joel accidentally drove the tractor into the pond....
The fish didn't like the oil and packed up and moved away."

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Together Again....

Here is the way the illustration should have could still use some color alteration, but it looks much better. Thanks so much to Doug who pasted it back together for me. :o)

Thursday, August 27, 2009


"Marla was off in her own fantasy."
She didn't even notice she was holding up the lunch line.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Day of Sketching

A quaint little alleyway I found. The owner, a Mr. Thomas, was very nice. He stopped to chat about his garden and art.

"This drawing will have to wait. I can't think on an empty stomach...Plus I'm going to get a sun burn if I sit out here. MUST HAVE FOOD!! There was a father and son wearing kilts. Pirate Flag :) Slug Bug No Tag Backs!" There are more pencil lines in this picture but there are hard to see because this isn't a very good scan.

This little girl sure moved around a lot for someone who was sitting down. It was fun to try to capture all that movement.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Lesson in Anatomy

Another gem by Jakkson. This is a portrait of me. I love his version of anatomy. It turns out I actually have two brains that have eyes! Who knew?!
I'm working on a project right now but I'm not going to show it to you yet :-P

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Would you like to buy some cookies?

"Saluted my grandmother"

Monday, August 3, 2009

Priceless Treasure

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bear Trap

"The steel jaws clashed together with a snap."
I blame my brothers for contributing to the corruption of my warped brain.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

General Lee

Two legends of the South

Don't Kiss My Blue Suede Shoes!!

"We kiss the soles of your shoes."
The King appears to be getting a little too much love from his adoring fans.

The Robber Stirkes Again!!

Oh Doug...looks like the robber hit your bank today!! Yesterday, the big boss sent him to rob the Gravette Bank but there was a mix up. You can't blame the poor guy he has problems reading. The guy read Gentry Bank and he recognized the "G" and thought it must be the right place. The big boss was spit fire mad and made the guy go back and do the job right.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Great Gentry Bank Robbery

It was a quiet morning at the local bank when all of the sudden a buckaroo stormed through the front door waving a gun and demanding cold hard cash! My brother works at another bank down the road and I was worried about his safety. Thankfully, the robber only hit up the Gentry Bank. What is the world coming to? This is the reason why I hide all my money under my bed.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

So Much Hair

A modern day Rapunzel

Friday, July 17, 2009

Keep Your Feet

"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might be swept off to." -Bilbo

I needed a day to myself ("I've got to get away from these confounded relative hanging on the bell all day, never giving me a moment's peace!"-Bilbo) and for a while now I've been wanting to sketch at the zoo, plus my nephew's art is being displayed at the Gilcrease Museum so I thought I would make a day of it. I set off but not keeping my feet I pleasantly ended up in unexpected places. As usual, I got lost. I don't plan to get lost but I know it will happen, it always does, now I just look at it as being an adventure...cue the Indiana Jonas music while I plop on a pith helmet and whip out my handy binoculars. I couldn't find the zoo or Gilcrease, so I just started following signs and ended up at the Philbrook Museum instead. When I entered the museum the first thing I saw was a huge sign announcing a Michelangelo display. I almost missed the drawings they were only a few inches big. Not what i had been expecting...I had been thinking about all the Michelangelo art I saw in Italy...there was no comparison. In spite of all that, I really enjoyed the museum. I enjoyed seeing a rough draft sketch of Mary Cassatt's Woman in Black at the Opera and I enjoyed the impressionism section. I sketched in the gardens. All in all it was a good day. I got lost again on the way home but that is to be expected and is half the fun, right? I am fairly certain that city is set up so that roads completely disappear with out warning and before you know it you are on the wrong you see it really isn't my fault...I can't be blamed for getting lost if the roads keep running off without me and hiding in other locations. I found you take one wrong turn and it can turn into a long trip going in the wrong direction taking many more wrong turns before you can finally end up back on the right road, funny how it works that way...but if you have to be lost, it's good to be lost on Route 66 (it seems lots of lost people have found themselves on that road )I tend to eavesdrop while I'm sketching. I heard a gardener give this generous offer: "I'll give you my volunteer wages."

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mermaid Valentine

"Found your note."


"Game Show"
Welcome to Fishtastic the game show that matches fish wit for wit! I am your host Bob O. Cue! The team that wins today's competition will receive a brand new sea shell condo and the loosing team will have their choice of attending a fish fry or taking a luxurious float trip down the porcelain throne! May the best team win!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

He Got His Wish

This is a continuation of another doodle I did earlier this year.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Nose Picker

I was sketching at the library again. This cute blue-eyed kid was playing on a computer. He was very zoned out and having a great time picking his nose. He kept picking and picking...I can't believe there were that many boogers in such a small nose. It is great how honest kids we adults on the other hand lie about picking our nose and if we catch someone else picking their nose we make fun of them because we are really glad that they got caught and we didn't. It is like my friend Liza says, "There are two kinds of people in the world: those that admit to picking their nose and those that don't admit to it."

Monday, June 22, 2009

What, you mean WORK?!!!

Sadly, I broke down and got a job...NOT a design job.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Bit of Doodling

"But this tree was a forest in itself. Originally from India to be planted here."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Not Quite So Helpless

I know I said I was helpless without my right hand but I think that might have been an exaggeration ;o) I can recall one instance where I actually used my left hand. It was back when I lived in Hawaii. I was given an assignment to create a gesture drawing using my left hand, this is what I came up with (I'm still rather proud of this sketch):
Obviously, it was used to advertise for our art exhibition.

Monday, May 11, 2009

hopelessly right handed

I am hopelessly right handed...i think i have a left hand just so i will look symmetrical. Today, i was drawing the above sketch (using my right hand) and I baked some bread while I was waiting for the ink to dry (okay so it was also probably a little bit of procrastination...I was making myself draw today even though I wasn't really in the mood) anyway while i was baking I got a small second degree burn on my right hand. I'm a mess when it comes to using my left I think I'll wait 'till I can use my right hand again before I try to color this sketch.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Saltillo, Mexio

This is based on a drawing I did back in 2002 when I was visiting Saltillo, Mexico.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Doodle By My Dad

In my whole life I have never seen my Dad doodle or draw...the closest he comes to doodling is drawing hearts and smiley faces on all cards he sends my Mom. So imagine my shock today when I find a doodle sitting next to the computer. I am so proud, I think I'm going to put it up on the fridge.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Steampunk Parkour

"Remarkable mix: oil, brains, and courage."

This daring robot, Ralph, is a little rebel. The ancient machinery just can't understand him. But he was wired to be this way, his creator is the champion of the tenth international super sonic skateboard competition. Ralph was made to be a test dummy for his creator. Ralph tries out really dangerous maneuvers in the hopes that he might be able to work out the kinks before his creator gets their brains bashed in trying it for themself. Ralph is powered by two you know, two heads are better than one...the robot's inventor chose to use his sister's brain (there is a brainless girl on the loose somewhere) and a yak brain. So while Ralph is a test dummy by day, he spends his nights unwinding with parkour ( An athletic discipline where practitioners, known as Traceurs, traverse any environment in the most efficient way possible using their physical abilities, Parkour commonly involves running, jumping, vaulting, rolling, etc.)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Staying Alive

"So you're alive!" Jake said, "Congratulations!"

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Real Puss in Boots

“You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” ~Jack London

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Drawing in Church Again

I really hope the pastor can't see me.
It helps me concentrate... honest
I have proof.
Thanks for the link Doug :o)
...although I was doodling long before I knew it was good for me.

Dweeby Prince

Thank goodness this project is over.
(the panda bear was lots of fun to draw)


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Shooting Fish

"Shooting fish in a rain barrel."

Monday, April 6, 2009


"It's doomed"
"I, Sheriff Potato, will save the town from the horrible ketchup flood."

Buffalo Soldiers

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Worried Sheep

"Sheep worrying."
"Anything wrong?"

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


The Left Page:
Man on the right: "Will I have to shave my head too?!!"
Man on the leftt: "I didn't shave my head. I was hit by lightening."
Man in the middle: "Look at my reflection, I have such pretty teeth. We should buy more mirrors."

This is a book I have been doodling on, I draw illustrations for words on each page and I write text for the illustrations already in the book. It's lots of fun.

The Right Page:
I am fascinated by steampunk. I don't really understand it, though. I guess this means I will have to read some science fiction...certainly not my usual reading.

Friday, March 20, 2009

I'm Going on Vacation

I'm headed for the beach....see you when I get back.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Couch Lips

I was working on my abstract photography.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Buying Fish

Here is my doodle for today:

"Buying fish."
This little bunny was tired of watching bears eating all of his bunny friends. He decided to put a stop to it...and make some money while he was at it. Everyone knows that bears like eating more than hunting and are willing to buy food whenever it is available, it makes life so much easier and the bears have more time to sleep.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hang Ten