Thursday, May 31, 2007

School House Rock Part II

This one is from my daughter Abby's favorite "episode": Interjections!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

School House Rock

This is a drawing I made from my daughter Emily's favorite School House Rock "episode".

For those who didn't grow up in the 70s/80s, School House Rock was an educational cartoon series that ran on ABC. They ran in between the regular cartoons in place of a commercial. They taught kids about science, math, and history through catchy songs and images. They were kind of the first music videos.

A year or two ago I bought the DVD of all the School House Rock cartoons so my kids would have something educational (and fun) to watch on long trips. They liked it so much they started singing the songs around the house and asked me to draw pictures from their favorite "episodes".

Bonus points if you know what "episode" the picture above is from.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Mighty Mouse

I can almost hear the strains of "Here I come to save the day!" just looking at this picture. (note to self - stop listening to voices in head)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

Popeye was a sailor in the US Navy and he wore red, white, and blue. (at least in older pictures)

This Memorial Day, please remember those who have died serving our country.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


In keeping with the 'Brother Bear' theme, here's a picture I drew of Koda. I'm not real happy with the color but I've experimenting with different techniques. This one was colored with Prismacolor Art Stix. (if you care)

Saturday, May 26, 2007


This one came from a Walter Foster 'Learn to Draw' book about the movie "Brother Bear". I think these books are really aimed at kids but they give me lots of good pictures to draw.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


I believe this was from the 'Calvin and Hobbes' strip where Calvin's parents have to pick a school photo from many bad poses.

I think I may have drawn the whole comic strip at some point. Hmmmm.....I'll have to see if I can find that....

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Chuck Amuck Part III

Still more drawings of pictues in 'Chuck Amuck'. (I told you it inspired a passion for drawing)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Chuck Amuck Part II

More drawings of pictures from the book 'Chuck Amuck'.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Chuck Amuck Part I

I received the Chuck Jones biography 'Chuck Amuck' for Christmas one year and it inspired a passion to draw. All these images are drawn from pictures in the book.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Lamont the Lonely Monster

When I was a kid a had a favorite 'lift the flap' book called Lamont the Lonely Monster. At one point I thought I'd make a follow on kids book if the original copyright had lapsed. Who knows, maybe I still will someday.

Comic Strip Doodle

I remember doing these doodles during an especially rough day in college. If I do my research I could figure out exactly when I did this as all the images came from a specific day's comic strips.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What's the point of this blog?

I've decided to use this blog as a place to share my drawings, doodles, and sketches.

I'll most likely start with my Illustration Friday drawings, but as time permits I'll add various things I've done in my spare time over the last 15+ years.

Comments and critiques are welcome.