Monday, April 25, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Werepenguin performing Hamlet

Werepenguin (we(ə)rˈpeNGgwin)

What do you do when it is World Penguin Day and close to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death? This is the dilemma I was faced with today. My solution Draw a were penguin performing Hamlet.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Blue Heron

Blue Heron (blo͞o ˈherən)

The Blue Heron can be found across the majority of North America around fresh water habitats. It is the largest of the North American herons.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bow tie Guy of the Day: Gnathabelodon


Another of my elephant series (I am now looking to draw at least one type of elephant a week) the Gnathabelodon is an extinct ancestor to the elephant that lived during the Middle to Late Miocene epoch. Fossils have been found around North America. They are called “spoon-billed mastodons.”

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Pop Art

Pop Art (päp ärt)

This is part of my Fine Art Series or the History of Art through Bow Ties.

Pop Art was a movement started in the 1950's. They brought mundane cultural objects to the level of art. This particular piece is indicative of Roy Lictenstein's work where he would appropriate a panel from a comic book blow it up and re-crop it.

This is an image of Johnny Thunder and his Thunderbolt from DC comics. I re-drew it, cropped it differently and changed the word balloon. This was to mimic Lictenstein's style.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Elasmosaurus

Elasmosaurus (əˌlazməˈsôrəs)

Meaning thin plated lizard, the Elasmosaurus lived during the Late Cretaceous Period and was actually a slow swimmer. They were bigger than a t. rex. It wasn't a dinosaur even though they were called the swimming dinosaur. They were part of the reptile family. Their necks were about half the length of their entire body.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Blue-Footed Booby

Blue-Footed Booby (blo͞o ˈfo͝otəd ˈbo͞obē)

This is the last of the images I will be posting that has been hung in the art show, Blank Space. The closing is this evening at 6 pm in the Quimby Gallery. I have around 50 4 x 6 works of mine in the show. It has been incredible watching the exhibit live and grow. There are over 300 4 x 6 inch works of art in the gallery at this point and I expect more will be hung before the closing tonight.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Deinotherium

Deinotherium (dīnəˈTHi(ə)rēəm)

This is part of my elephant series of bow tie guys. The deinotherium is an extinct relative to the modern elephant. They were known as the “hoe tusker” and lived during the Middle Miocene era. Adults stood over 15 feet tall and over 15 tons making this the third largest land animal to have ever existed. They roamed Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Quokka

Quokka (ˈkwäkə)

This small, short faced wallaby lives in Western Australia. They are about the size of a domestic cat and are listed as vulnerable on the the endangered species list. Most posts of them on social media list them as the happiest animal on earth due to our personification of them. We see a constant smile on the their face.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Common Loon

Common Loon (ˈkämən lo͞on)

A large member of the diver family of birds. Even though it is the state bird for Minnesota, I am working drawing this foul as part of my Vermont Animal Series.  In 2005 they were removed form the endangered list in Vermont.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Stegotetrabelodon


This is a continuation of my elephant series. I am so delighted to have found so many prehistoric elephants. The Stegoterabelodon lived during the Late Miocene to Early Pilocene eras on the continents of Africa and Eurasia,

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Vermonotaur

Vermonotaur (vərˈmän əˌtôr)

The Vermonotaur is an ancient creature that roams the forests of Vermont. Part man part moose, this docile creature secretly helps the sugarer by checking taps and collecting sap.

This is the second version of this bow tie guy. The first can be seen here. I like this one better.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Argentinosaurus

Argentinosaurus (ˌärjənˈtēnə sôrəs)

The argentinosaurus is the largest known dinosaur. It is a member of the sauropods. They were found in Argentina, hence the name, and lived during the Late Cretaceous Epoch around 96 million years ago. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Cat

Cat (kat)

I think I am going to draw cut little cats like this one in neck ties from hear on out.  No more bow ties. They are just so adorable and cuddly.