Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Chrismas and.....

The barn's on fire!

This is a marker cartoon that I drew for my friend Dave for a Christmas card. It's based on a running joke about us old guys.

I guess you would have had to have been there.........

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Another christmas post

This was actually a birthday card I gave to my brother in law, but it ties in with the Christmas theme. Done with cheap magic markers.
Also, here is my favorite Christmas hymn. I liked this version.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas for the Independent

This is a sketch I did today at Independent Living Resources here in Portland. An organization dedicated to help disabled folks.

These guys. (as well as the lady in the last post), are visually impaired. The man on top mostly just stood and listened to everyone talking, occasionally smiling and joining in. The man in the middle was very talkative, speaking about his experiences in Alaska. While the man on the bottom waited patiently on his ride.

It was ILR's anual Christmas party. I was there with my wife who came to pass out the Christmas boxes at the party.

She has been gathering these boxes for weeks from friends and strangers who wanted to help to make Christmas a little better for these people. In retrospect it was pretty amazing how it all went together.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sketch of the day

I loaded my camera into my computer today. There were still pictures on there from Halloween. I am not really into Halloween that much, but costumes are so interesting.

This is a sketch of one of the pictures I liked. I just used cheap markers on Strathmore #400-3 paper. The scanner washed out the colors a bit though. I added the wall coloring with Gimp, a free program that is like photoshop.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pastel Cat Portrait

This is a portrait that was done from four photos. So, I do not have a picture to show for comparison, but I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.
I really wanted to try to get this cats characture.