Saturday, January 31, 2009

Illustration Friday, Flawed

Can you find the flaw in this extra special sad horse? It's not easy to see at first.
I think it's actually his greatest asset.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

IF - Climbing

Here is my Fool card in the Tarot Deck I'm still working on, it's the only character in my collection I could find that is "Climbing" with his faithful friend the bird, high up on the cliffs.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pigeon Noir

Just watched "Murder my Sweet" with Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe last week. I'd only seen him in the Busby Berkeley stuff, so it was a shock to see him hard boiled. I kept expecting him to burst into a love song and dance off. In honor of the San Francisco Noir Festival at the Castro Theatre, and my own love of the genre, particularly Raymond Chandler novels and the like, I'm creating a mini comic series about Pigeon detectives and reporters, set in the 1930's. Here are my main characters, Phil and Jake.

Friday, January 16, 2009

This ink drawing is done for a book of tips for professionals on how to give presentations. The theme is "Cold".

IF - "Pale"

My entry for the topic "Pale" on Illustration
Also, one of my first topical
 with a caption.

Friday, January 09, 2009

IF - "Contained"

"Contained". Use the word in a sentence.
"The Elephant is contained by the newsstand."

On the subject of Lazy, a favorite book of mine,

Highly Recommended reading for creative people!

The Lazy Person's Guide to Success, changed my life! Well, not really, but I found it right when I decided that I was going to "work" part time in order to support my other real work, creative work, which I do in all the time I'm not "working" for the man. or woman.

So this little Gem just affirmed all my previously held ideals, and gave me numerous valuable tips for how to accomplish my goals. I devoured this book upon starting my freelance career, and gave a copy to some friends. Now I use it as a kind of daily affermation book. It reminds me of my credo that life is too short to be miserable all the time.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Cow Tricks

A little line drawing to tickle the funny bones.

The Duke Fightmaster Show

I accidentally stumbled upon this Awsome Website - weekly Talk-Variety show, hosted by an old aquaintance, Duke Fightmaster. He and his lovely wife Lesley moved to Laguna Beach several years ago, from SF where I knew them before they even started dating. I recall an old roomate of Mrs. F. said of them when they first got together "They are in her room all the time, just sitting on the bed, SINGING!" Well, looks like they are still doing that, and lots more. They appear to be having a ball and constantly creating. Kudos guys!
So I thought I'd feature a link to the show, as it's the perfect place for the lazy to avoid work.
The Show

Sunday, January 04, 2009

New Year, New Resolutions

Ah yes, a new day has dawned. Time to get my ass in gear and make my mark on the world and the page, yes, I'm going to do everything on that list this year, I'm going to, "Yawn", where's my coffee, um gotta find those keys, um what was I doing in here? Oh yea, the list so I think I'll just rest for a minute, zzzzzzzzzzz.