18 April 2012

Character Design Class.

I teach a character design class at the Hussian School of Art. For today's assignment we sat in the Bourse building's cafe area secretly sketching some of the tourists that frequent the Independence Hall area. When I wasn't encouraging the students on different approaches or giving some teaching tips, I was drawing the tourists as well.

05 April 2012


My Old Testament and Gospel Bible illustrations are available for purchase via paypal (link is on the right side panel). Each print is hand lettered and signed. A limited edition of 700 have been printed on cream colored vellum stock. Size is 17.375 x 23". Just $25 (US) each or $45 (US) for the set.

More detailed information about the illustrations can be found here.

02 April 2012

Those Silly Kites!

Who doesn't like to fly a kite? God knows I do. I own five and I always have them in the trunk of my car just in case the opportunity presents itself to fly. Keeping this in mind, you can understand why I over did it on the first draft of this That's Silly! illustration for Highlights High Five. I really wanted the perspective to be through the kites, as if you were up in the sky looking down on the people but it became too busy (especially for children under five years of age). In the first revision I tried holding on to some of that flavor but it was still too busy. Sadly even the New England town in the background had to be eliminated. What we ended up with, of course, is the final art above.

Some hidden tip of the hats: A Charlie Brown kite, Amir and Hassan's kite from the film The Kite Runner,  Voyager I and Drew Phillips of Ultimate Extreme Kite Flying. My father and I are flying the fish kite.

I remember you... (my sketchbook project)

My sketchbook project if now available to view at the arthousecoop with a login or you can just view it here on my blog. My theme was "I remember you." I decided to make it into a comic strip book chronicling the many rejections I received from women over the years. I assume this will most likely land me in hot water with some but ah well. The past is the past and now we can just laugh it off, right? Good, I'm happy you agree.