Thursday, December 29, 2011


Some of these scarves are getting out of hand. :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Dr. Draconious

Dr. Heinrich Trelaine Draconious

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sketches Dec. 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sharon and Trevor

Monday, December 12, 2011


Friday, December 9, 2011


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Captain American

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Operator

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Even a woman who carries an angry, masked lucha-dog
can be moved by the overwhelming beauty of the night

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Do Conversationalists Speak of Talking Sheep?

If Ridley Scott owned a coffee shop, the conversations
might go something like this.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Monday, October 31, 2011

The Reader

This was the result of last Friday's Sparrows sketch
session. This girl was sitting across from me reading
her book. I was drawn to her layered hair and the
snazzy stripey socks that matched her striped coat.
The most interesting thing, though, turned out to
be the arm she was resting her hand on. It wasn't
until she got up to leave that I realized it was a
prosthetic! Not something you see every day and
certainly not on one so young. It was impressive to
see how she had adapted to doing everything with
one hand. Human resilience personified.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Space Faeries

Go back to the ship while there is still time!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ah, Romance

If only it were this simple. :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hair Flower

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bullet Belt Couple

This couple came into Sparrows for coffee Friday.
Of all their accessories, his bullet belt managed to draw
the most attention. They stood by the most white-bread
family in the place and completely freaked them out.
I chose to exaggerate his size a bit as the look he was
sporting seemed to call for a brawnier physique.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Another outfit based on a Sparrows customer. That's one of
the things I love about sketching in coffee shops, so many
different women wearing interesting clothing. It's fun to take
the various styles and pair them with my own imagery.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Calli Mari

She was a sight for assorted eyes.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bona Fide Brass!

Forget "Real Steel".
This here is "Bona Fide Brass"!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Another Sparrows sketch from Tuesday. A girl sporting a
pretty impressive set of blond dreads inspired this piece.
Definitely a lot of time and effort put in to get them to this
level. And, no, her neck was not that long. Just a bit of
artistic license. :)

Sparrows Girl

This girl came into Sparrows Tuesday while I was
sketching. She was only in line for a short time so
I had to get as much information down as I could
and then fill in the rest from memory. I really liked her
long torso, an illusion created by a combination of the
short denim jacket and low slung, baggy brown jeans. It
was a great look and I'm not sure I did it justice here,
but it's not too bad given the circumstances.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tiki Thursday!

Aloha, everyone! It's Tiki Thursday!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Visitor

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Danielle and the Alien-Repelling Chastity Belt

Danielle had made a vow to sleep through the night.
When alien invaders threatened to put an end to her
much needed shuteye, she unleashed the power of
her IRON WILL and the awesome might of her
had no choice but to call off their foolhardy invasion,
leaving Danielle to slumber the night away in peaceful

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wahine with Tiki

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


This was inspired by a shoe worn by dancer/
choreographer Amy Wilson. I saw her wearing
it at Sparrows and wanted to put it in a sketch.
The thing that caught my eye was the slit in
the side of the shoe. It's an interesting design
element that adds an intriguing air to an
otherwise ordinary object. The rest of the
sketch was a no-brainer. A girl getting her nose
booped by a lizard is always a winner in my book.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Wednesday, September 21, 2011


The other day a girl came into Sparrows wearing
an oversize rasta hat and sporting long dreads.
This is what it looked like to me.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Chair Girl

Quick sketch from Sunday's Sparrows visit.
Had to get the basics down before she moved and then
filled in some details from memory. This is the kind of
relaxed pose that rarely occurs during formal life drawing.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Haunted Tiki Affair

This is my entry in ArtPrize 2011. It's called "The Haunted Tiki Affair" and is acrylic on a 24"x48" back-stapled canvas. It will be on display at West Coast Coffee (55 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) from now through Oct. 9th. Check it out in person and throw it a vote once AP officially gets underway: Vote code: 55931

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Crooner

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Tray

I'm as confused as you are, brother!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night
stays this courier from meting out justice before,
during and after the swift completion of his appointed

He is... MAILMAN!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Texaco Man

Hey, everybody! It's the Texaco Man!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Pen & ink w/digital voodoo

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Victorian Joker

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Captain Midnight!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Airship Captain

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Haunted Tiki Affair (sketch)

This is a rough working sketch of my 2011 Artprize entry.
It's a movie poster style image for the fictitious spy movie
"The Haunted Tiki Affair"
The final art will be 24"x48" acrylic on canvas.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Samantha Panther vs Crime!

Rare poster preliminary for popular movie serial
"Samantha Panther vs Crime"

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Samantha Panther!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Schmerkus Circus: Cedric and Cedric

Cedric Cavendish Von Whishkerchin
and his partner The Amazing Cedric.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Schmerkus Circus: Kolzinski and Felton

Dagmar Kolzinski and
F. Waldo Felton III, Gentleman Bear!