May 17, 2013

Three New Ones

Three illustrations that will appear in a to-be-announced publication (not long from now, really). I'll add further details when the time arrives. Unrelated item: I deleted 250+ old posts, and their related images, this morning. Some of 'em dating back as far as 2005. Let's call it a determined case of closet-cleaning, and removal of a lot of substandard work that I'd rather not share with the art-appreciating public. Stuff from the last couple years remains.

February 7, 2013

Richard III

Just a quick pencil sketch of the last Plantagenet king, inspired by this week's news. Maybe I'll add ink and color to this later on. 

Update: Revised and revamped version added below.

February 5, 2013

Bookplate 3

And why not!?

February 4, 2013

Bookplate 2

Another bookplate, because I like putting labels on things.

January 30, 2013


Not a drawing, rather, a label to glue inside all those books in my towering "to read" pile. At least the ones I want to hang on to.

January 29, 2013

George Raft

And that, friends, is all!

January 22, 2013


I saw the best minds of my generation forced to wear tiny hats.

January 16, 2013


No real reason, just because. The coloring is a bit of a mess, but I didn't feel like holding back.

January 11, 2013

Joshua Abraham Norton

Rex de Septem Mundi! Joshua Abraham Norton, aka Emperor Norton, aka Emperor of These United States and Protector of Mexico.

January 8, 2013


Roughly based on a 1940 Hudson. Roughly!

George Formby

The first in a series of portraits of 20th Century British Music-Hall Comedians & Ukelele Players. I don't like to ink directly on top of graphite sketches (the paper can't sustain all that erasing), but my blueline tracing was losing a lot of the nuance and verging on caricature. And Formby was a pretty unique-looking fellow in his own right, no exaggeration required.

January 4, 2013


A little spot illustration of Steve Diggle, done for kicks (and because I like him).

January 3, 2013


Lo and behold, the first drawing (and first post?) of the new year. Fun!
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