Friday, December 29, 2006

Cat with Pumpkin (Sculpture in progress...)

Bussy time of year, I hope you all had a nice holiday. I found some time to tinker with this small sculpture of a "Cat with a Pumpkin". I'm working on a small series of Halloween and Christmas sculptures that I will ultimately submit to a collectibles manufacturer. This piece will be pulled together with a little paint when I find the time.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Folk Art Santa Advent Calendar

I designed this advent calendar for the Foreside company (see my drawing of this in the January archives...Jan 16 I think). My Mother gave this to me as a Christmas gift for my unborn son who should be with us in a few weeks.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Whittle Babies scuplted ornaments

I finished sculpting and painting four "Whittle Babies" for Christmas gifts. The one on the left is paper pulp and the rest are sculpey clay. Sculpey is a soft clay that gets hard when you cook it.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Sledding Poem illustration (Sketch)

The good folks at Houghton are keeping me bussy and I'm forever in debted, I've wanted to work for them ever since I was in art school. Here is another illustrated poem assignment, I'm posting the sketch and a close up of a section of it. The finished piece is 11x17" and will be painted digitally after I recieve feedback.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Beach Bums (finish)

Finished this pencil drawing commission of the four children on the beach. 11x14 graphite on paper.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Beach Bums

I'm just about done with this piece, I just have to add another boy and some backround elements and it's a wrap.

Thank you for writing about commissions, I am currently booked up for Christmas and will be unable to finish any further requests for the Holiday. Please feel free to write to me for future drawing or painting commissions at my regular email address:

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Beach Bums (drawing in progress...)

I started this Christmas commission last week and I'm happy to have the time to jump back in and finish it this afternoon. I'm posting a section thats just about complete. It's a graphite drawing on printing press paper. This printing paper has a really nice tooth to it that gives a warm texture to the finished drawing.

If you would like to commission a drawing or painting for this Christmas feel free to send an email to my regular E address:

Monday, December 11, 2006

Kite cover illustration

I finished this second cover for Houghton Mifflin this morning. This is a digital painting I did in Photoshop, painted over a scanned pencil sketch.

*(This morning I added a word verification security device to the "Post Comments" page to help prevent spammers. I've been getting a lot of spam lately and this is one of the ways to combat it. If you'de like to leave a comment, please feel free to do so as usual. The only difference will be the extra few seconds to complete the word varification. I'll keep it up for a week or so and see how it affects my torturous spam influx).

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Cat cover illustration (Finish)

Finished this cover for Houghton Mifflin today. On to the next one...

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Boston Red Sox baseball player (Drawing)

I had fun drawing that ball player yesterday so I thought I would do another. I went online and checked out what a turn-of-the-century Red Sox uniform looked like, this one is similar to the 1908 season (circa Cy Young).

My moleskin sketchbook has this slightly yellowed paper in it that enhances that nostalgic look I was seeking in this drawing.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ball Player (sketchbook)

Trapped in the Toyota dealership for much of the afternoon waiting for my car to be repaired. Waiting rooms are torture, the only thing worse is shopping. Anyhoot-I came prepared with my small portable moleskin sketchbook (it's only 3.5 x 5.5") and doodled this 'ol time baseball player. I love the uniforms of the turn-of-the-century game and there is just something about the poses and posture of the people of that period. Not to mention the fat-daddy mustaches some of them sported.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Witch with Pumpkin drawing

I'm in this mood to scuplt Halloween figures...not sure why but here is a doodle I did of a Witch and a pumpkin that I'm considering sculpting.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Boo Mobile

I finished the Cat in the car sculpture, I'm calling it the "Boo Mobile". I added this cat holding a Jack-o-lantern on a staff and slapped some paint on it. I'm thinking of adding a flame paint job on the hood, still thinking that one over. I pictured the car black with flames but then I painted the cat black and liked him that way. it would have been too much (I think) to have a black cat in a black car. Flames could look cool on the purple...I dunno, we'll see, maybe it's done.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Cat Cover (approved revision)

This is the approved revisions for the cat cover. I'm going to color.