Saturday, November 28, 2009

My Dad's VW Bug (Detail)

It's hardly worth posting but I did work a bit on the chrome bumper today.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

My Dad's VW Bug (Part 1)

My dad had a light blue VW bug when I was a kid. I use to run down to the end of the street we lived on and wait for him to come home from work. Then he would let me stand on the sideboard and he'd drive me back home. I use to love that.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bottle Cap Art

This morning I had breakfast at the Sea Dog in Portland. On the way out I noticed this large - about 5 feet by 7 feet high  piece of art made entirely of bottle caps - 5220 to be exact. The artist who made it is Robert Cochran and the piece is called "Cap Dog". Pretty cool.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Toboggan Nationals Poster Contest

Every year right here in the little town of Camden, Maine, we host the Toboggan National Championships. Next year will be the 20th year that the Camden Snow Bowl will have put it on. A few weeks ago I saw an article in the paper that they were having a contest for the poster art that they would use to advertise the event. The artwork had to include a toboggan and the words "20th Annual". I thought it would be good to have a goal to actually finish something and practice learning how to use Sketchbook Pro so this is what I came up with. I still haven't heard who the winner is but I'll let you know when I find out...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Interior Layout

I always do these types of drawings by hand with pencils and markers on trace. I recently tried it on Sketchbook Pro - all computer work - not one piece of paper. I like it.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Playing with Sketch Pad

Just a section of drawing I was working on. This morning I downloaded the trial version of Sketch Pad from Corel. Lots of fun. I think that is the nearly extinct Turkey Seagull at the top.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Playing with Artrage

Just messing around with my tablet and my favorite painting software. Looks like the new version of Artrage will be out sometime soon. I'm pretty excited about that.

My Sister sings Venice Beach

I'm almost famous. My sister wrote and sang the theme song for the new series "Venice". I'm real proud of her.