Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Art Parent Robots

Here is a sample page of my "Art Parent" how to draw robots...should be ready in January 2015...

Monday, September 29, 2014

Drawn to the Night Sept. 2014

Last Friday was another DTTN (Drawn to the Night) Live model drawing session at the
Plymouth Arts Council.  Hosted by a local artist Kirby Fagan.
There was a good turn out and the food was great.

After the session we all show our drawings...the model asked if she could have one of my sketch. I was happy to give her the sketch....I hope she comes back to model some day. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Here is the start of another "Art Parent" hand out, for the grade school class.
Drawing robots with simple shapes....
Here is a possible cover....

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I got to go!

The middle of the night bathroom visit, comes along with any camping trip.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Out of My League

Did a small "Mini Comic" this was an exercise with the kids.  This really happened last winter.
Look for 8 panels in the next few days...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

After Dark page 2

Here is the second layout test. Experimenting with layout and detail. Realizing how cropping and details can be much more effective than full view shots..

Here, again, is the original...

Monday, September 15, 2014

After Dark Page layout

I have been posting a few panels about our summer camping trip over the past few weeks.  Originally I liked the sketches, they were quick and a little crude but looked decent. After looking at a couple of very inspirational online graphics such as Sithra by Jason Brubaker and some good pod casts from Jerzy Drozd I am trying to rethink the layout process....rendering light and dark in ink is still giving me trouble, still need to think less 3D and more graphic....

Here is page one of two for "After Dark"

Here is the original layout, that seemed a little boring...hope the above shows some improvement..

Friday, September 12, 2014

After Dark Full Page

I reworked some of the different panels and modified the text a bit....hope it looks better...
This really happened to us this summer while camping...if you ever hear screams in the woods at night it just might be a Red Fox or a Bobcat....but it does sound human....

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Letter Box 4

When you do find one, the kids use the stamp in the box to mark their notepads.  We look to see who was there before us. We are starting to recognize some of the stamps from our previous finds.
One box in Ann Arbor had not been found for over a year. We found it!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Letter Box 3

We follow all the clues, but sometimes the boxes have been removed.  Maybe gone for good, hard to tell.  So we go onto the next one....

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Letterbox 2

Our last search led us to a local old cemetery. We had to take turns looking for a number of hidden boxes.  Spooky fun.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Letter Box

We have been doing "letter boxing" this summer with the kids...Letter boxing is like Geocaching for kids.  Someone hides a notebook and an ink stamp in a secret location and post clues for other to find. If found, you stamp your own notebook with the found stamp and leave your mark in the hidden notepad.  Be discrete and careful not to give out the secret location to onlookers.
I drew a few sketches after our last litter outing. ...will post these over the next few days.....

Friday, September 5, 2014


So I put my phone outside of the tent and recorded the strange yell.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


screams from outside ....is there a crazy person in the next camp?  Should I go out and look...or is this all in my head?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

While all slept...

I was the only one to hear the scream.  Everyone else stayed sound asleep....Lucky me...
Screams coming from somewhere in camp...