Monday, December 19, 2005

Santa Dragster Finished

Whew! Just made the deadline for the SCBWI contest. This month's them was Santa Who? Illustrate Santa as you have never seen him or her before. SCBWI is the Society For Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. The monthly illustration contests are open to members and non-members. It's fun and it helps keep me motivated to complete new illustrations.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Santa in Drag!

Now I just have to color it. (whew!)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Saturday, December 10, 2005

More Santa Stuff

I'm working on a Santa Drawing for a SCBWI contest. Hope I finish it on time. Here are a couple of sketches working towards that.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Plush Alligators!

A couple of designs for a plush alligator toy.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Old People—New Technology

This is my take on this weeks topic.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Messin' 'round

Was messin' around with a scrap piece-o-paper and some colored pencil.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Stressed Out!-Finished Color

Well, I finally finished it. Feels good. Can't wait to start the next one.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Stressed Out! (in progress)

I've been trying out colored pencils and I really like them. I used to use them years ago. Wonder why I stopped? Anyway, no mixing of paints, you get the exact color you want. I'm gonna try a few illos using these suckers.


Sunday, September 25, 2005

Bar Dudes

I was having a "quick sip" as they say with my friend Jeremy. There was no one at the bar that night very interesting so I invented these guys.

More kids!

Here are some more kids.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


This kid just realized his tree-fort was taken over by GIRLS!

Thursday, September 15, 2005


A few ball point pen sketches of kids. I like the pen to sketch with but I want to get back to the old pencil someday. For great pencil sketches check out

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Odd Couple

The challenge here was to show two people you don't normally see together. So, I was thinking a librarian and a biker.

Mad Professor

The topic here was Mad Professor or Scientist. I was thinking "Doc" from Back to the Future for inspiration.

Stressed Out!

This was for the topic "Stressed-out Mom". I like this sketch and I think I will add color.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Animal Tools

This is a sketch from the silly idea if a bear was to use other animals as tools.


Saturday, July 23, 2005

Rabbit Villain

My friend Jeremy Spears (awesome artist) and I challenge each other to do sketches from a theme we pick each week. This sketch was from last week and the theme was "RABBIT BAD GUY" or "RABBIT VILLAIN". As I sketched this guy, I was thinking of the villain Hopper from A Bug's Life.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Sketch of Jeremy

This is a caricature I did fo my friend Jeremy Spears.

First entry!

Wow! My first blog. I'm sure I'm the ONLY one with a Web Log.

I will be posting my sketches (and other paintings and drawings) here as well as my opinions on art, animation and perhaps a few other topics.


Dave James