Friday, February 21, 2014

Buildings Together

I like drawing on cheap, dirty, and/or worn paper.  One of my absolute favorite sheets of drawing paper comes from my drawing table which I cover with either butcher paper or lately it's been newsprint.  After about a good three months the paper is covered in scribbles, notes, quotes, and all kinds of random marks.  It becomes a truly lovely thing.

When I replace it with a fresh sheet it changes its purpose from mini drop cloth to amazing drawing surface.  Last night it made its transformation.   Sometimes you've got to just draw something weird.

Then I decided to make a movie about it.

Then I framed it and hung it on the wall.

And then it begins all over again.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Farewell 30 Sketches.

Another 30 Sketches Project bites the dust and just like every good adventure it began with a Water Buffalo and ended with a Eurasian Lynx.  The project is a simple one - make a drawing everyday for 30 days but as the project has progressed over the years each individual 30 day stint branches out to become more than an exercise and grows into it's own series with unique perimeters, materials, etc.  This one turned into a body of work called Outside of Their Story.  It's kinda like a children's book for grownups without words.

All of the sketches from the project are available for purchase at and to check out its progress (including poor quality photos and smartass commentary) please visit  Here are a few of the critters I spent my time with over the last 30 days...

 Day 11:  Polar Bear

 Day 14:  Ocelot

 Day 17:  Manatee

Day 24:  Yellow-bellied Marmot

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Totally Chimp

30 Sketches Project VI is pulling resources from every corner of the studio.  What happens when you combine the standard sketch with vintage wallpaper sample scraps and Post-it conversation bubbles from stop motion films?  You get this dude…

Day Twenty-One:  Chimpanzee