Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Voices : IF

Another week that's short on time. This weeks word on Illustration Friday is Voices. i could have done the obvious and had him doing Macbeth but i thought Hamlet was more apropos for this weeks word. Hope you all have a great holiday, what ever one you celebrate (and if you don't celebrate one just pick one random and join in the fun)


(Oh, i was working on some x-mas cards and i think i finished a set of 4. Think i might try to have them printed for next year)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Rambunctious : IF

Ok, i lost my sketchpad...ooh the horror. i spent most of my time in an ennui ( yeah! i never get to use that word.) endlessly searching under all the clutter we call "holiday decorating". Well, today i found it so while waiting in the car for my sons school to let out i inked this. So i'm just in time to see what tomorrows word will be. But this weeks word for Illustration Friday is Rambunctious if you cant tell by the title of this post. We are expecting something like a foot of snow tonight. Guess i best look for the sleds.

Enjoy your weekend, g

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Similar: IF

This week word for Illustration Friday is Similar.

i haven't been able to draw the last bunch of days so i'm happy i got this done today. Hope you enjoy and have a great rest of your week. g

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Balloon: IF

This weeks word from Illustration Friday is Balloon. i tried digital coloring again and it turned out nice but i think ill be using markers on the line drawing for me, it's a fetish.

Hope your week goes well, g

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

i came up with this one tonight and just had to draw it. i hope you think it's as funny as i.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving (if you celebrate such a day). g

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

coffee sketch 11/25/08

This was a fun way to use up the last of the ink in a pen i had.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


i did this one last night and cant seem to stop looking at it. It's the 1st time i've tried anything like it and i love the texture. Think i'll have to play more with this style.

Hope you had a good weekend, g

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Opinion: IF

This weeks word on Illustration Friday is Opinion. And living in an area that is staring to turn quite cold you see the differing of opinions already.

Enjoy your weekend, g

Friday, November 21, 2008

coffee sketch 11/21/08

Another quick sketch at coffee this afternoon. This one i call Career Counseling.

Enjoy your weekend, g

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


This one is done cause of Monday Artday. The word prompt from there is Speed. i did this one at coffee this morning.

Hope you enjoy, g

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lost Egg

Just another sketch at coffee. Hope your week is going well. g

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pretend: IF

This weeks word on Illustration Friday is Pretend. i made this with the idea of coloring it but i just know i'm not gonna find time this week and i really like the way the lines turned out so i'm posting it.

Hope your week goes well, g

i was mistaken. i did have time. Markers are fun!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It was a busy cold rainy day of rake'n before the garbage collector came. 13 bags total. Being Veterans Day my son had the day off so he helped and we had a lot of fun. We have a crazy tree in our front yard, with all the other trees on the street almost fully devoid of leaves this one is still green. Only bad part really about it is that means it drops its leaves as the snow starts falling and by spring it gets messy. Here's a picture of it from today.

Enjoy your weather, g

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Gypsy Colored

This is a sketch i posted earlier. i messed around with coloring it and figured i would post one of the results. i think it turned out well enough.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wise: IF

This weeks word on Illustration Friday is Wise. This was fast and fun to do.

Enjoy your weekend, g

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Sketchbook

So, i've filled yet another sketch pad. i love starting new ones. All the fresh clean paper...mmm. Figured i would toss up the 1st sketch i put in it. Guess i was in a Batman mood today.
Enjoy the weekend, g

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tape Worm

i drew this one a few weeks ago at work. It was spawned by my 6 year old,whom i believe must be hitting a growth phase. Well it made me laugh when i found it so i figure it might make one of you laugh as well.
Hope you enjoy, g

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vote 08

This one is for my son. He's 6 and his school did a mock vote yesterday just for the kids to get in to the whole process. Whelp, he was so excited about the whole thing he is asking people all day so far today if they have voted. (they have the day off today cause the school he goes to is a voting place) i sketched this and he made me color it and loved the wood grain i added.
Hope your voting day is as nice as ours, g

Monday, November 3, 2008

Vacant: IF

This weeks word for Illustration Friday is Vacant. i'm now short two .005 pens and most of my remaining sanity. Hope you enjoy. Have a good week, g

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Día de los Muertos: IMT

i did this one last night and colored it today at coffee. It's for the Inspire Me Thursday topic of the week Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.

Enjoy your All Hallows Eve everyone. g

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Repair: IF

This weeks word for Illustration Friday is Repair. The 1st drawing i did at coffee Friday afternoon. Just my first reaction. The 2nd sketch was done last night, my daughter was sick so i couldn't sleep. If your bored check out my post just before this one and let me know how you like my zombie. enjoy the day, g

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Yet another sketch based on a website that gives words for you to do illustration about. The word is Zombie and the website is Monday Artday. Most fun part of doing this one is it gave me a reason to look up Mange on Google, not that i added anything that resembles it to the drawing. Hope you had a good weekend, g

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Nice: SFG

This time at Sugar Frosted Goodness the word is Nice. my son is in to robots lately and i'm doing a little on going robot sketch in his lunchbox each day i figured whats nicer then a boy and his robot. No i don't post at SFG its just another spot that gives me something to draw and i think i said it before but its worth repeating...go check out the site----->SFG.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008


So, this is my 1st attempt at shading using liner pens. Oookay, i would say i need a lot more practice but if i do much more now i might crack. i have even more respect then i did for people who can do this well. g

Monday, October 20, 2008

coffee sketch 10/?/08: Float?

It was really more of a slow descent. Drifting down in to the murk.

Friday, October 17, 2008


i decided to mess around in Photoshop. Not sure its an improvement but its fun.

Late: IF

Late Again!

This weeks word for Illustration Friday is Late and after so much turmoil with last weeks i figured i would just get a quick one up so i don't have to think about it.
Enjoy your weekend, g

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Strings: IF

So...this is a sketch i had to post. All week i've had little time to draw and what little time i had was working on the Illustration Friday word (this week it's Strings). i liked my idea but the only drawings i've liked are the sketches. Every time i try to do a more final drawing i hate it. Seeing how i can't seem to draw anything else till this is done im just gonna post this so i can call it DONE! and hope i can stop obsessing about it. Gah, i hope this Fridays word is less...affecting.
Hope your weeks going well, g

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Practicing: The Woolgar's

This sketch is from an earlier post and i'm using it to try and get the grasp of the whole digital coloring/texturing thingy. Parts of it are easy but the parts that arn't suck. i'm working on another one, it's gonna be a halloween card and after hours of playing around i wanna start over or toss the computer out the window.

Have a good night, g

coffee sketch 10/8/08

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Yet another one i need to color. i drew this one the other day at lunch and its one of those i keep coming back to wanting to do more with. i figure posting it here might make me work on it.

coffee sketch 10/7/08: The Woolgar's

An angry couple sitting across from me.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sugary: IF

Illustration Fridays word this week is Sugary. As you can see i drew this one a bit to big for my scanner..oops. Enjoy your weekend, g

Friday, October 3, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

coffee sketch 9/30/08

idea sketching still...

coffee sketch 9/30/08: The Uprising

Just a sketch. It's the beginning of an idea i have for a series. Lets see if it goes anywhere.


Packed: IF

A quick sketch for Illustration Friday's weekly word. This week the word is Packed.

Friday, September 26, 2008

kinda coffee sketch 9/26/08: Plan Thorror

i'm so busy today that i didn't have time for coffee so i drew this while waiting for my son to get out of school. Think ill have salad for dinner.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Yummy: SFG

Another site i like is Sugar Frosted Goodness. They do a similar thing to Illustration Friday, kinda every other week they give a word and the members of the site make and post their illo based on it. This weeks word is Yummy so tonight at dinner i did this. Go check out the site, they have some great artists.


coffee sketch 9/25/08: Trashed