Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Work in Progress


Over the past few weeks, I have found a few minutes here and there to work on this illustration. I am hoping to scan it in soon and start painting. More to come.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Meeting Sketch

This is a sketch of Jeb Spaulding, The Chancellor of the the Vermont State College System. Over the past two years I have been in many meetings with him and drawn him many times. This is the best one to date.

I love finding small moments to draw what I see.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Diprotodon

Diprotodon

The diprotodon is is the largest marsupial known to have lived on the earth. They could grow to the size of a hippopotamus in length and were around 6 and a half feet tall. Their skeletons have been found across Australia. Diprotodon means two forward teeth. They existed through most of the Pleistocene epoch becoming extinct 46,000 years ago, give or take a few centuries.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Bongo


Bongo (ˈbäNGgō)

Not only do they have a cool name, the bongo is also one of the largest of the African antelopes that lives in the forest. The stripes also add to the visual interest.

Monday, January 9, 2017

The loss of a great artist and influence


Shakespearean Fantasy
 Voyage of the Basset

Some Times the Spirit Touches us Through Our Weaknesses

I just received word that James C. Christensen passed away. He was one of my favorite artist and greatest influences. I read everything I could on him. I purchased all of his books and poured over the  images. He showed me that you could put humor in great art and be successful. He was inventive and insightful. He also showed me that you could incorporate your faith into artistic fanciful endeavors. We have lost a great artist and a wonderful soul in this life.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Meeting Sketches

I find great joy in sketching people in meetings. It is particularly rewarding when I get the lioness done well. Over the next year I am sure there will be more as I already have many meetings scheduled.