Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Not to Trump My Own Horn...

Donald in his ubiquitous "you're fired" expression.  My first real attempt at a new Photoshop painting technique.  Trying to figure out how long these would take on a more regular basis.  This one went MUCH faster than I anticipated - just over 4.5 hours total.  I imagine part of that is because of how distinctive his face is and partly because I had really good reference.  It really does make all the difference!

Enjoy and God bless!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed

Michele Bachman has some of the most piercing, intense eyes I've ever seen.  Hope I captured them in this piece as I work my way through the Republican candidates.  Have a happy week everyone!  God bless!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Retirement

This is part of what I hope to be a recurring theme on the blog...a "SKETCH OFF" between some buddies to stay inspired.  Back in a previous life, we were members of a site called "Drawergeeks".  The premise was to have a topic every two weeks at the end of which would feature a gallery of sketches and doodles from some really talented folks who'd been invited to participate.  Life, as is its way, took many of us in different directions, and the site eventually retired.  But I loved the idea of a broad topic with a tight time constraint.  

So, today's topic was "retirement".  We had to start and finish the sketch over our lunch break and have it posted before 1:30.  As my lunch break is now over, I present to you all my doodle.

God bless!
By the way...check out my friend, Nelson Gonzalez' piece here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Here's a poster I did for my church, First Baptist Orlando, for their "Singing Christmas Trees" program.  The concept was to have the "Grandpa" character telling his grandson about the true meaning of Christmas despite its getting crowded out with so many other things.  George Livings, who art directed the piece, wanted to integrate the cross amongst the chaos on the tree.  So after a few sketches, I settled on using garland and lights to incorporate the cross into the design.  

This was a TON of work, but seriously one of the most fun projects I've had the privilege to do.

Check us out at:

www.firstorlando.com

Twi-Hards Unite!

Yeah, I know, I won't even post the excuse that I watch these movies because of my wife because no one would believe me.  Also...it wouldn't be true, because I LOVE them.  They are the single most fun movies to watch in years.  Don't believe me?  If you've ever watched "Mystery Science Theatre 3000", then you know just how much fun it is to watch awful, terrible, and painful movies like "Twilight" with a lampooning backtrack and commentary.  

Is it mature?  No.
Is it hilarious?  Oh yes.

Enjoy this brooding lunch break doodle of Edward "Constipated" Cullen.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Incomparable Paul Ryan


I think Paul Ryan should wear a lab coat and stethoscope when he speaks.  He has a unique, physician-like quality of concern and compassion as he explains the encroaching cancer of debt and spending.  It's a rare combination of seriousness and honesty that remind me of a veteran doctor's bedside manner.  Neither dire nor idealized, you get the feeling that he may be one of the few folks around that is actually calling it like he sees it.  We may disagree with the prognosis and of course, we are duty bound to confirm with a second opinion, but I find him to be a clear thinking, substantive person.  I'm keeping my eye on Mr. Ryan.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Wifey Pants :)


Is it a bad idea to draw a caricature of your wife?  Maybe not.  Is it a bad idea to do it twice?  We'll see, won't we?  Here's a doodle of the cutest thing in the history of adorability...my girl!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Krauthammer!


Droll, droopy eyed brilliance.  In respect to Mr. Krauthammer's terse brevity, I too shall be brief.  As a wise man once said, "brevity is the essence of wit".  And as my mother always said "don't wit your briefs".  More to come soon, friends!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

O Face Pt 2...With Video!


Ok...
So, just another pre-work doodle to get the ol' muscles limbered up for a big day of well...not drawing. But, that's ok, it was still a great day.
I uploaded my process to youtube in case anyone is interested in seeing how a sketch like this takes shape. They're really rough of course, but hopefully it'll give you an idea of how I approach these types of things. Pretty much everything I do starts out scribbly then gets refined little by little.
You can't imagine how many years it's taken to get me to loosen up this much, but all I can say is that my art school teachers would be very proud.
(For those who know what I mean, I used nothing but a 2H pencil and plate bristol for my first 2 years of school).
Thanks, Mr. Drummond, for breaking me of that!
Enjoy everyone :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLYHaRgTnX0