Saturday, December 31, 2011


This is the first drawing I've worked in inkscape where I have begun to come to grips with the intricacies of the Bezier Curve tool.

In the image below, you can see how the tool can create really clean curves.

It requires dragging with the tool and then releasing the mouse button.

When the button is released, you are left with the Bezier handle (the straight line on the right) and the new line (the curve on the left)

I used this technique to create the shadow on the hectavon's beak.

There are tons of inkscape tutorials out there, so I'm not going to go into great detail here, but for me, this was a very important discovery - that I could draw a curved line with a very nice, clean edge.

In other words, there is no way I could draw a similar line freehand.

If you look, I used this to add shadows to the hectavon's feet as well.


Friday, December 30, 2011


I was confounded for the longest time because I thought I was a cartoonist.

The problem is, I don't have any stories.

I have a lot to say, but what I have to say doesn't lend itself well to what I like to draw.

For people whose words line up more elegantly with their pictures... More power to ya!

Monday, December 26, 2011


When I take a step back and actually look at it, I HAVE the artistic environment I always wanted.

Years ago I learned to airbrush so I could apply graduated tones to ink drawings.

The things that were inside my head back then are the things that I can produce on a computer almost effortlessly today.

Well, not effortlessly, but the effort is such a fascination that, even though I may lose hours of time making it happen, it feels easy.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bipolar Vision

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Banana Copter

Monday, December 19, 2011

Most Famous

No. That's not National Public Radio.

It's North Pole - Rudolph

Thanks to Wikipedia

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Its All About Line

You First

Friday, December 16, 2011

Man Emo & Shaq

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Light Engine

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Eyes N Eyes

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Look Ma

Monday, December 12, 2011

Fears 'n' Tear

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Different as night and day

Friday, December 09, 2011

Rocket Buzz

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Strange Layers

Monday, December 05, 2011


Sunday, December 04, 2011

TV Dialogue

Saturday, December 03, 2011

They Said it Couldn't Happen Here

Friday, December 02, 2011


Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

King Cocktail

Monday, November 28, 2011


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ice Station WTF

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Conspiracy Theory

Ever notice how "Piracy" is a part of "Conspiracy"?

Uh, huh...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Monday, November 21, 2011

The World is Not Simple

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Lineup

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Plan

Friday, November 11, 2011


Monday, November 07, 2011

Prodigal Son

Sunday, November 06, 2011


Saturday, November 05, 2011


Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Daily Dose

Space Bunquees

Saturday, October 29, 2011



Thursday, October 27, 2011



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mardi Gras

I know next to nothing about Mardi Gras.

However, when I cut out this section, that's what came to me and so that's what I named it.

Doc at the Radar Station

Inspired by the title of a Captain Beefhart album.

When I finished drawing this, the album title popped into my mind.

Not meant as competition with the original album-cover artwork.

Friday, October 21, 2011

101011-1 color

Monday, October 17, 2011


Friday, October 14, 2011


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sharpener Party

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tank Chair Island

Friday, October 07, 2011

Plot Thickens

Tuesday, October 04, 2011


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