Friday, February 29, 2008


Here is the logo that I have been working on for a new local company called Hogsnot and they will be selling motor oil for the motorcycle market, particularly Harleys. The client (who was great to work with btw) wanted an ugly hog with snot and drool, ear rings, skull cap, the whole nine yards. Heck, I'm friends with this type of......... "people." So, it was very easy for me to conceptualize this one. I thought what would make this guy have that little extra added touch of ugly, so the uni-brow was a must, thick ear hair and stubble, which I'm kind of happy with. 

I'm hoping soon that this ugly hog will be seen in and about the Detroit area. I believe that a website is being built for the product, so I will post a link when I hear more. And soon I will post the sketches and the steps that lead to this sweetheart.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lord Of The Rings Sketchcards, Part Seven

The first wave of the Lord Of The Rings Sketch cards have hit the market, cases are being cracked open and collectors are fast and furiously putting their finds up on ebay. So, in honor of this momentous occasion, I will put some more of my cards up. It's kind of a thrill (being the newb that I am) to see my cards up and being bid upon. Some of the sellers have yet to know who I am, so my name isn't on some of them, but a few have recognized which cards are mine. I'm just glad that there is some appreciation of my work and hopefully some collectors will be happy with them. So, go shop.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


The reasons that inspired this drawing are somewhat personal and doesn't need to be aired out here, but I felt that it had to be done and thought it to be an interesting (if I may say so myself) image. There will be three in this series, so stay tuned.

The Allegory Of Figurative Blindness Before Literal Blindness
colored pencil on tinted paper

Hopefully soon, I will have some goodies to post. The logo that I've been working on is just about finished, so if I get approval I will show that and some other things that I've been working on. I've been hired to help out a Chicago artist with some of her workload and I just agreed to do 50 more of the Lord Of The Rings sketch cards for Topps. Throw in some homework for the class that I'm taking, and I should have plenty to show soon.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Figure Illustration 2

As mentioned before, I have this figure drawing class and for the last three classes we have not had the pleasure of having a model present to draw. So, for the first two classes we did caricatures of each other which was fun and a good way to get to know some of my classmates. But today, our teacher Matt Busch  sat in as our model. So, for a couple of hours he sat in a chair and played the acoustic guitar for our entertainment and we got to render him in whatever way we saw fit. I bypassed the charcoal route for today and did this in olive green and raw umber colored pencils. I was pretty happy with this one as it's a good likeness of Professor Matt.