Friday, September 28, 2007


This is my little bit for the DrawerGeeks' topic of Cleopatra. As seems to be habit, I've waited till the night before to scrawl out my effort. I would love to devlope this concept a bit further. However, I am swamped with activites, duties and errands and I am certain that this will forever remain just a penciled sketch. In fact, I still haven't completed the color comp for the Into the Blue post. Alas, if I had more time...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Into the Hue

I decided to bring the character sketch a little further along to try and tell a story. I have begun laying down my colors and the linework. I'm not really sure where this might go, but I will have some fun getting there. This is usually the phase where I slash around in search of my color pallette and the style in which I will illustrate the sketch. I want to try a slghtly different approach than what I've been doing lately; so I am going to keep things as loose as I can.

In case your wondering, those floating swatches of paint are my colors for the flight suit.

Into the Blue

Here's a fellow after my own heart. He's all packed and ready to take off on the next available adventure. we go into the wild blue yonder!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Little Girl

Here is a drawing of a little girl with a brush pen. One of the most gratifying and frustrating tools in the art arsenal, the Sakura long tipped brush pen can yield some very happy accidents.

Here is a doodle of a guy playing a very short version of a Digerie-Doo. In actuality, I just ran out of space on the paper...but I still like the drawing.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Something from work

All hail football season! I think that this guy cannot wait to play a pick up game in the park with the rest of the nuts.

Just a little something from what I am working on at work!

Friday, September 14, 2007

It's been a Long time

I have been extremely bad about posting to the blog. A glance up a the date marker shows that it has been more than two months since my last post! Poor Jeremy has gotten soooo bored of looking at the Bounty Hunter Rabbit that I feel compelled to put something...anything up to relieve the eye strain. So I will post every night for the next seven days.

For now, here is my submission for Drawer Geeks this week. As an added bonus, I also give you the two little sparks which helped me to draw this evening.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Rabbit Bounty

This week's bid for DrawerGeeks. The topic was rabbits. I wonder what an angry bloodthirsty skull hunter with formerly floppy ears would look like. Here's what I think.

Aliens Revisited

While working on my whimsical submission for the DrawerGeeks topic of aliens a few weeks ago, I toyed with the idea of working up a second concept in more of a graphic novel/sketchbook style. I never got past the preliminary sketch stage, but I like the direction it was going in so I thought I might post it here.

I find that I really prefer to ideate and sketch using a pen; not always, but depending on the subject matter. I like the immediacy that drawing in ink forces you to contend with. I get a lot of happy mistakes that would otherwise not ever get recorded were it not for the permanency of the ink stroke. I sometimes revisit a drawing done with pen and view it as though it were done by someone else; that is how differently my mark making becomes when I draw with pen.

There is nothing like a gigantic alien staring down at a hapless human to bring into sharp relief the question of man's dominance of the universe.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Do it Again, Daddy!!

This is my submission for Drawer Geeks this week. I'm still working on refining it. I hope I'll have the time.

I will dedicate this to my good friend, Jeremy, who is undoubtedly awake staring at the clock as he waits to take his lovely wife to the hospital for the birth of his little girl! Maybe one day Jeremy and Baby Vanhoozer will sit and watch the stars on a not so distant asteroid.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Quick drawing in Painter

In an effort to teach myself the basics of drawing in painter, I have been trying out the blender tool. Although still a huge fan of analog drawing methods, I do like certain aspects of working completely digital.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Book Illustration

I am working on this illustration for a children's book. As you can see, it is still a work in progress. I am still figuring out the style and color...trying to get a traditional "safe" look. I feel as though, however, in achieving this feel I am not pushing the style in any new direction for either myself or the intended audience. It just looks like anything else you might see. Rather plain so far. Still, my client seems to want something along these lines. If I can pull this along, perhaps I can make a second version that is a bit more...daring. See you all real soon!

Monday, June 4, 2007


Hello all. I wanted to show some more of the "Moogie" creature from the previous post. It's a fun little character so I hope that you enjoy it.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Casting Aspersions at my Jet-Jet 3000

I have been reminded that it has been quite a while since my previous post. Who in blazes knew that this little blog would take of like gang busters? Who knew? In any event, here is a little concept of a SpaceKid with his brand new Jet-Jet 3000 flying scooter. It's a concept sketch from a top secret storyline that I made some time ago. Over the next few days, I will add some color and flush this out more thoroughly. Be sure to check back again. Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Enhancing the Stone

Here are a few sketches just to enhance the blog a little bit. I had some fun with negative space on the first one.

Also, this is a picture of an old business associate.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


I have been recently informed that I have been deemed a blog slacker, since it has been a week since my first post. Patience, friends. The primordial ooze requires time to simmer. Here then, is a slight deluge of material.

Here is a storyboard set for an idea I was developing. It is a story about a hapless minor league baseball team with worst record in the history of baseball. The entire history of baseball. The manager of the team, Coach, has endured the dubious honor of being named Sportsman of the Year in the face of longest single season losing streak. He has had enough. To turn the team's fortunes, he recruits the most unlikely rookie. REGGIE.

(R.E.G.I.) stands for Rapid Elite Ground Interceptor. Initially designed for urban ground combat, REGGIE's lackluster career in the military came to screeching halt when funding for his program was pulled and he was unceromoniously decomissioned and sent to the scrap yard. He seems to have found a second chance in his new career as pitcher for Okeekfenokee Mudhawks minor league baseball team. We can only hope that some of us can also find a second chance at redemption.

Here is a short sequence showing REGGIE's opening day.

The crowd's mocking reaction to REGGIE's small stature is quickly overturned as the rookie pitcher resorts to some unconventional tactics that he devloped in his former career. You will have to fill in the blanks from here. I can't seem to find the rest of the boards anywhere. Rest assured that the crowd's expectations are tuned upsidedown as REGGIE helps to restore some much needed repsect to the Okeefenokee Mudhawks.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

It now begins

Ladies and Gentlemen... brace yourselves. For what you are about to witness is truly a spectacle beyond comprehension and disbelief. Prepare to be amazed and astounded as a prodigious flurry of pedantic musings garble across the fiberoptic super highway. At long last, I have succumbed to the pleading of the steaming masses that have huddled together in search of wisdom. In search of something to quench their insatiable thirst for something fresh and stimulating. Welcome, weary travelers of the Internet.

You have not searched in vain.

This is to be the first of what promises to be an extraordinarily entertaining excercise for me albeit an egregious waste of time for you. For the most part, this blog has been created to allow myself the self important ceremony of posting my "artwork" for all to see.

You may also have to suffer through some rather nonsensical babblings. If this causes distress, just skip over the coagulation of cobbled symbols and focus on the squiggly lines.

This is a sketch I made of a bird of prey while on location. It's a very old sketch, as far as life drawings go, made perhaps six or seven years ago. At that point in my "artistic" development, I was addicted to drawing on location.

Here's a couple of sketches I made while at a RenFair in Hartford, CT. There are always some really strange things at those events.