Monday, April 25, 2016

iPhone Solo!

What can you say about Han Solo? I guess I was always more of a Luke Skywalker fan, but that might be because Han was too cool for me. I don't think it was until after Raiders of the lost Ark came out that are fully appreciated Harrison Ford's portrayal of the intrepid smuggler. Of course looking back now, as hindsight is always 2020, I could really see the nuances  of the character that Harrison Ford injected into Han Solo. Except for maybe in Return of the Jedi where I still feel he was pretty much phoning it in.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Quigley Down Under!

When I was a kid, I hated westerns unless it was the Lone Ranger. My uncles all seemed to love them and they were on TV every weekend back then so naturally that meant I had to find something else to do for hours on end. Maybe I owe my life to my distaste for the old west. That's usually when I would read my comic books and draw. I don't know what brought about the change in heart but I love westerns now but I think part of it was watching Tom Selleck in the lead of Quigley Down Under. If you have not seen it you might want to give it a try. 


As usual, here are the earlier stages of the picture. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hello Dolly!

Finished one of my big projects over the weekend! The projected scenery for my son's play this week. They are doing "Hello Dolly" and I was glad to help out once again! I did about 14 pictures total, but here are a few of my favorites. Got to have a bit of fun with the business names in the windows. ;)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


I always admit that I'm not the best artist at keeping a sketchbook. But I do try! Even though I gave up long ago trying to do "beautiful drawings" in them, I do appreciate the value of trying things, observing things, and working out problems. 

Here's some recent examples from my sketchbook.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


The one and only Gene Wilder as the iconic Willy Wonka! Who doesn't remember that movie fondly? I love how it used to scare and thrill me at the same time! Even after my first viewing, that boat ride still scared me. I think it would  still scare me today!


And here is the pencil drawing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Beauty and the Beast!!

One of my favorite Disney movies. I remember dragging my mother and anyone else I could find to the movie theater. Most went grumbling but everyone came out thrilled that they had seen it!! I started my Disney career soon after and remember the whole company being so excited that it had been nominated for Best Picture. 

This drawing was done as a special commission and I was only too happy to have been asked. 


Here is the finished pencil drawing. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

"Them Dukes!"

Like most kids my age, I loved watching The Dukes of Hazzard! I admit I first watched it because my older brother wanted to and because it was in right before the Bill Bixby Incredible Hulk series. It wasn't long before I was hooked tho. Soon I was playing with my friends with our Hot Wheels cars and making up our own adventures. It may seem like a cheese show now, but we liked our cheese back then. Plus it had its charm with its "down home" narrator and the freeze frame commercial break cliffhangers. The theme song was pretty catchy too. 

Enjoy. Share it if you like it.