Monday, December 21, 2009

Coffee Sketch 12/21/09

i've been drawing but its all been working on getting better at drawing full body's in motion and new ink'n techniques. So i don't get to out of practice posting here i figured i would put up a page from my sketch book from today. Hope all is well, g

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Coffee Sketch 12/9/09

Wow, for not working i've little time to sketch. This was sketched and inked, then i Photoshoped for a bit tonight just for fun. Hope your enjoying the winter weather more then i.


Monday, November 16, 2009

On a bleak shore

Playing with watercolors and ink.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

IF : Fast

Just a quick sketch for the Illustration Friday word of the week. i hope you enjoy your weekend better then you did that bad pun. g

Friday, October 23, 2009


i did this for Monday Artday's word of the week. It creeps my son. Enjoy your weekend, g

Sunday, October 18, 2009

IF : Frozen

Illustration Friday's word and a bad flash back to 1990ish Halloween night.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Another week another MondayArtday drawing. This week the word is Jack-O-Lantern. Enjoy your weekend, g

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

IF : Flying

Well, this is for the word Flying for Illustration Friday this week. It's liner pens...well just as i get finished with the outline my pen threw-up all over. So, instead of starting over i just scanned it in, erased the big smudges and decided to do a digital coloring just to get it finished and up. i kinda like how it turned out. i guess Yeah for mistakes.

Enjoy your week, g

Friday, October 9, 2009

Free time...

Was left waiting for a very long time at work today on others. Two of the time fillers.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Monday Artday's word this week is Vampire...nuff said.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bored @ work with a pen

Today i had several times i got left in a small room waiting for other people to...well i have no idea what they where doing but i sure it was fun and i was left standing in a small closet. At least i had scraps of paper and pencil/pen but standing drawing on a clip board isn't as easy as one might think.

enjoy the week, g

Saturday, October 3, 2009


This was done today for the Monday Artday word Fire. i made it a baby cause my daughter love anything as long as its a baby. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, g

Friday, October 2, 2009

IF : Germs

This weeks word on Illustration Friday is Germs. This is what i want for my kids before they get sent off to school each day. i guess i would rather ruin they're social life then deal with the flu this year.

Hope you all have a good weekend, g

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


This was drawn for Monday Artday's word prompt Sailor. In an attempt to start drawing more again i did this fast at coffee break today. Hope your week is going well, g

Monday, September 28, 2009

Coffee Sketch 9/28/09

Sadly i have had little time and even less inspiration for drawing the last few weeks. Mostly i've just been sketching on scrap paper at work waiting on clients. Here is one of the pages from today (sometimes my clients are slow) i figured i best post something least i forget how to sign in. Hope all is well, g

Monday, September 14, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

IF : Strong

Oh ya, i've been slacking on the Illustration Friday words. This weeks word is strong and smell came to i showered and kept thinking about what to draw. i hope you like...enjoy your weekend. g

Friday, September 4, 2009

Coffee Sketch 9/04/09

For my 100th post...back to markers. Man i love markers. g

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Coffee Sketch 9/02/09

Ok, not exactly a coffee sketch. This was done at lunch today sitting in Millennium Park watching the Art Institute crowds between classes. g

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Coffee Sketch 8/16/09

Ok, truth be know only the initial sketch was from coffee. i inked (black ink/Nib pen) and inked (ink pencil/water/brush) off and on since last night. Sadly i ruined it by adding a green to what would be the grass area....ooh man it looks bad. This was clearly a "live=learn" situation. Hope your work week starts out well. Good night, g

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Coffee Sketch 8/12/09

And the busy summer goes on... This is the busy time of year at work and the kids aren't in school so i've little to no time to draw. Most of the time i don't notice but, as the days grind on i miss my coffee/sketch time just a bit more.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Pulp Reader

Things to do in your idle time.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Zoo sketch

Ended up at the zoo with the kids and did this little sketch on a little 4 by 6 inch scrap of paper. Now i'm thinking about going to the zoo all on my own and do some more. 1st i'll need to find that 25th hour in my day. Hope you all had a great weekend, g

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

IF : Hollow

Just a quick sketch from coffee this morning. i figured i would end up with a log or something for the Illustration Friday word this week but i got yet another pre-recorded political phone call reminding me why i should vote for this Hollow Promise sketch came about. Hope you enjoy this and the rest of your weekend. g

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Coffee Sketch 7/05/09 : Frank

i've been trying to get rid of pencils part of the time and just work with pens for my late night quick sketches. Most of what i've done is crap but i'm like'n this Frankenstein. As you can see im a man of simple tastes.

Hope you all had a safe weekend, g

Friday, June 26, 2009

Birthday invites

i'm making the invitations to my sons birthday party and i thought i would share the front design. He wanted a dragon theme. Hope your keeping cooler then i've been able to. Enjoy your weekend, g

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Drifting : IF

This weeks Illustration Friday prompt was Drifting and there's no more pleasant drifting then along a slow river in an inter tube.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tree Fall

This what happened to my yard last night. i think the 3 story tall tree that shades my house has to come down. There is a crack in the main trunk. So much fun =). g

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Unfold : IF (digital color)

i found enough time to try a digital coloring today.

Unfold : IF

This week for Illustration Friday the word is Unfold. It's going to be a busy week so i'm happy i got this done. i've been working with nib pens and really enjoying it but now i want an inkwell to make dipping easier (and less spills). The intent is to try coloring this but in case i don't end up with the time i'm gonna get it up so i feel productive =). For those who came via the static page and who might be interested, look ==>Here<== for the possibility of the colorized version later in the week.

Hope your all doing well and thanks for looking, g

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Coffee Sketch 6/11/09

Just an experiment with ink pencils on dark paper.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Last weekend the family and i went over to the Arboretum. They have a really cool pond that the kids can walk around in that's full of tadpoles...

And a new exhibit called Animal Houses. We spent hours running around.

Hope your enjoying your week, g

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Adapt : IF ... Digital Practice

Needing a lot more skill in coloring i decided to sketch something to turned in to a way bigger thing then it was sposta. The sketch was at coffee, the inking was at lunch (and beyond), and i've just finished trying to mess around with it in Photoshop.

Next i'm going to print out a few copies on various papers and try markers on one and watercolors on another. (and for you Illustration Friday people, i'm the one Adapting to new media...i know it's a stretch ). Let me know what you think of this one.

Peace, g

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Cottonwood Blizzard

Whelp, we went for a walk today and the air was thick with cottonwood tree seeds. The street in these pictures had spots with drifts 4-6 inches deep.

i still think i have some lodged in my nose.

It really did look like it was snowing.

Peace, g

Coffee Sketch 5/29/09

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Coffee Sketch 5/28/09

i have put in the "Stuff and things" on the right of this page a link over to Stripgenerator, a fun fast little place to make comics and share em. i tend to just mess around and not save anything, and i'm guessing i'm not the only one who enjoys doing things like that. Here's the one i did tonight.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Coffee Sketch 5/25/09

Cracked : IF

This weeks word for Illustration Friday is Cracked. Scrooge was a great target for it i figured. i hope all is well with you and your enjoying your Memorial Day (if your living where such a day is calibrated) . (Oops, my 1st time posting on IF i set the link to the Wiki site /blush)

Peace, g