Category: Art

Painting Update

November 14, 2006

Here are some mostly-completed paintings.

There are some cat paws on the lower right. They belong to Oscar the cat.

Satan Portrait

November 4, 2006


And here’s a Photoshop painting of Satan.

I’m reminding myself: Photoshop is quite a nice painting tool.

Additional October Drawings

October 21, 2006

I have been doodling a lot lately, but not scanning a lot lately. Tonight I did some good scanning of doodles done during the past 2 weeks or so.

An Average Skull
An Average Skull

Because That’s How I Roll
Because That's How I Roll

Floating Woman, Non-Flying Man
Floating Woman, Non-Flying Man

Relatively Important Veins are in Bold
Relatively Important Veins are in Bold

Middle Finger, Despite Numerous Feet
Middle Finger, Despite Numerous Feet

Rogue Hands and Arms. Invasion is Imminent
Rogue Hands and Arms. Invasion is Imminent

Horn-Haired Head
Horn-Haired Head

Important Cartilage/Bone Structure
Important Cartilage/Bone Structure

Organic Shape
Organic Shape

Advanced Face and Limbs
Advanced Face and Limbs

Another Form

October 2, 2006

And here’s one from tonight. It’s an organic form, in the tradition of some previous drawings.


October 2, 2006

And here’s one from last night. It’s a regular buster of the brain.

Organics in Pencil

October 1, 2006

I’ve been having a good time lately with my mechanical pencil. I love mechanical pencils. I should use them more. I like to erase a lot.

Anyway, here’s 4 doodles from a few days ago:

Perplexed American Citizen

Malformed Taxpayer


Angel of Worry

Organic Abstract

September 25, 2006

Here’s a pencil drawing from a few days ago to get this party started:
Organic Abstract

Straight Ink Drawing

January 14, 2003

I have found it quicker/easier/more challenging to draw with straight ink lately. Without the pencil. Here’s the latest example of this technique:

STRAIGHT INK: Spontaneity is the key for now.

Current Desktop

December 14, 2002

My current desktop:

12-14-02 desktop

I like my desktop because it reminds me of when I used to draw things.

Power Outage and Art

December 13, 2002

Yesterday was a bad day. Among other things (email outage during a deadline, etc.), I was visited by Jehovah’s Witnesses and somebody turned the power to my building off again. The power box to my apartment building has a prominent external switch that is unlocked, so whenever some drunk dude passes by at 2am, that dude can turn off the power to the entire shoebox building I’m living in. Then I have to find my flashlight, go outside, and turn it back on. One of these days, I’ll be working on some important project on my computer without saving regularly, and it will go all to shit. Then I’ll have to run outside and get my ass kicked trying to fight whoever cut the power and killed my project.

Otherwise, On and On is currently running on 51% content (as of this entry). I’ll see what happens to that once I finally redesign this site a little bit, like I’ve been meaning to.

While I’ve been on 4 days vacation from my job, I’ve been working on a painting for my sister for Christmas. She regularly commissions large paintings from me on subjects I would not usually paint (like flowers and Peanuts comics), but I’m trying to use these commissions to expand the "mainstream" commercial appeal of my style. I also did this while at an illustration internship for the Kansas City Star. I did some fairly boring family- and dog-related illustrations there. These types of illustrations help me draw and paint subjects other than skulls and bones and wires, for better or worse.

Also, I just watched Carlito’s Way, and found it interesting. I’m assuming it was set in the 70’s, with all the afros and mirror sunglasses.


November 22, 2002

I’ve noticed Iowa City looks quite different during the day. Especially when it’s sunny out. Very nice indeed.

Lately I’ve gotten back into comix—Peter Bagge, Crumb, Julie Doucet, Lynda Barry, etc. This is because I now have time to read them and the library has a pretty good selection. I need to read some Los Bros Hernandez. Everything I read says they’re awesome, but I haven’t read their stuff yet. So I’m looking forward to that event.

I got my scanner working nicely after a few months of not dealing with it, so here’s a sketchbook image of a dude and crossbones from today:

dude and crossbones

Fly True

November 14, 2002

Fly true, loyal shoe.

Fly true, loyal shoe