Category Archives: Sketch

Looking South – Sketching in the Park

I turned the corner and was surprised to see artists making representational art rather than what I usually see – coffee drinkers fiddling with a smart phone.  

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Swing and a Miss

Here is another doodle with Derwent Dark Wash pencils. This one was done in a Canson XL Mix Media pad which I will be using regularly just as soon as the Sketchbook from Heaven is exhausted which I’m sad to … Continue reading

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Exhuming Dead & Buried while Drawing

I returned to my Roku’s Amazon Video channel in order to bask in trash that I can halfway ignore while sketching. The great thing about Amazon’s Prime besides the expedited shipping is the addition of Prime video which is promoted … Continue reading

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Mechanical Menace in Affinity Designer

Here’s another doodle similar to The Count which I cooked up over the course of a couple of early mornings using the vector art program extraordinaire Affinity Designer. I cobbled together the Mechanical Menace with a number of the program’s … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Russian Orthodox Church

 

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Holiday Fatigue

Somewhere at the end of the ’80s I started dating a girl just after the holidays. I sketched out this little cartoon combining Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter for her as a gag greeting card.

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The Creep

Fiddling around a bit with a quick little sketch which I brought into Affinity Photo.

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Live and in Poison

More whacky illustrative hi-jinx with my new favorite vector program Affinity Designer.

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The Return of Cosmic, Maaaannnnnn!!!

Tina’s birthday was fast approaching, and I didn’t have a rock solid, hysterically funny idea for a card so I decided to revisit a friend from last year’s anniversary card, Cosmic, Maaaannnnnn!

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Killing the Sketchbook from Hell

A sketch I did with my favorite indigo blue pencil while sitting at the Ridgeway pool in South Philadelphia this summer. This was the first satisfying sketch I did in the dreaded Sketchbook from Hell!

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Cosmic, Maaaannnnnn!

A war wages within me between traditionally and digitally inking my cartoons. I go back and forth between my pens and brushes and my Wacom tablet. It depends on the job, my mood or whatever is close at hand. Cosmic, … Continue reading

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Rumble in the Jungle Sketch

I had a lot of fun drawing the most recent edition of Monkey & Bird. It was inspired by the passing of  artistic giant Frank Frazetta and my rediscovery of some terrific pulp adventures via my iPod Touch and a … Continue reading

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Bell Man & Beverage Boy

This is another fun idea that never quite made it. Back in the late ’80s, early ’90s I was working with a couple of guys trying to dig up freelance clients in need of graphic design and/or illustration. We were … Continue reading

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The Modern Prometheus

Sometimes I do sketches that I keep meaning to chase down again. This version of the Frankenstein Monster is among them. I was working on a company Christmas card that I wasn’t really enthusiastic about, and this fellow kept on … Continue reading

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