Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Back to the Weekly Bow Tie Guy

Hippopotamus (ˌhipəˈpätəməs)
A word for water horse. Hippos have always been one of those animals that I loved. Again they are awkward. I've drawn them in the past, but this has been one I have been struggling with for what seems like years. Trying to draw it with a bow tie that can be seen was a challenge.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Not So weekly Bow Tie Guy

Giraffe (jəˈraf)
This is the tallest living animal. In studying them, I realized how peculiar they are.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Not So weekly Bow Tie Guy

Dragon (ˈdragən)
This is one I have been working on for a long time. I love drawing dragons. I've been drawing them for a long time. When I come to a blank page in my sketch book and I don't have any idea of what to draw, I draw a dragon. With this one I wanted to move away from my traditional approach. I mostly changed the head. Since the Freddy book and the theater posters I have been more comfortable with my use of color.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Book update

Fat Freddy's Afraid to Fall is now available to purchase. Before I got to look at my copy, my oldest daughter (9 yrs old) read through it and gave me a critique of my illustrations and what I needed to change. I wonder where she learned that from.

There have been some problems with the Barnes and Noble page so you can also purchase it at
I just checked and there are five more left. (they will get more though). If you like the book and the illustrations leave feedback.