Offline and helpless.

Man. 1and1.com had a major server failure last friday. They finally decided 3 days later that they couldn't fix it and had to move my account over to a new server. So all of my sites have been down or functioning badly since then. Hopefully we're back up for good now.

Just throw the freakin’ ball

A pic of our dog Fable. She's half lab, half collie and all ball chaser.

I tried to warn you…

...but you didn't believe me. Why didn't you believe me? 

Vacation Lazy

Well, I'm on a break, so, sketches is all yer gonna get for a bit.

My daughter before the storm

I just love the air before a big storm hits. My daughter and I were outside, taking it all in when I took this shot.  The light before a storm is so fantastic. I hope I captured some of that.

Taterbot

Well, I'm launching my new toy design site, taterbot.com.  So, in honor of that, here's a hirkin' taterbot step by step post!  So buckle up and read on. Okay, the first step in the creation of the taterbot was to start with some sketches. Here are some of my initial drawings. This one was kind...

Vinyl Smoothie Pig

By popular demand, here's my grunting pig toy design all nice and smoothed out. Smoothed or cubed, he still wants to be your scowling friend. [flv:http://www.taterbot.com/uploads/pigturn.flv 600 450]

More cows than you can shake an udder at.

I've been drawing cows all over the post-it notes in my fanny pack recently for a children's book concept.  Click on "more" to see a whole passle of 'em. If any of these fellows strike your bovine fancy, please let me know. (more…)

a vinyl cubic pig for your office?

So, I'm putting together a website where I can pitch some of my vinyl toy design ideas based on my 3d illustrations.  Yeah, it's weird, but what the hey. Anyway, this is just a test to see if I can embed video. Hopefully it works ok. In fact, please let me know if it does...

Photos? What are you nuts?

I know I know. But I figured why not. Actually, there's plenty of reasons why not. But what the hey. I'm going to start posting some of my photography. Here's one of my recent pics. Click for a bigger version.

A few more bunnies for the road

I promised more bunnies, I'm sure of it. I won't scroll down to confirm it, but I think I did. Anyway, here's some more rabbit doodles.  My next sketching theme (for various reasons) is cows, so stay tuned! (more…)

American Illustration 26

Hey, I got into the web gallery for the American Illustration 26 competition. It's a very nice honor.  You can see it HERE, along with a ton of other amazing illustration work.  It was for this illustration of the Grim Reaper:

Grackle me this

Hey, Jeremy Knoll is running a Grackle meme over at the hudma site.  Basically he's just asking for a cartoon based on your interpretation of the word "grackle". Check it out here, and submit your grackle cartoon to him at drawgrackle@gmail.com.  I've heard he's giving away a really sweet prize for the best one!  Here's my...

bots and sharpies

A few more robots culled from the pile on my desk.  On a semi-related note, I am trying some different markers. I've always been a Sharpie-boy, but I'm trying some new "Foray" brand permanent markers with "Super Comfort Grip".  Mainly cuz they're cheaper. So far, so not too bad. They bleed a little more than...

Indybot

This week's drawergeeks was Indiana Jones. Since I've been sketching so many robots lately, I figured, why not? Keep reading for a bunch of step by step stuff. First came the sketch. Sharpie on post it notes, of course. (shhhhh, this was drawn during a meeting.) My really simple robot drawings translate into really simple...

I like robots.

I've been on a robot kick lately too. Here's a few, with more to come.