November 03, 2016

Viking figurehead

My parents have a beautiful log home in western North Carolina. In the heart of the house is a sweeping cathedral ceilings opening up the great room (living room) to windows that look off the montains and into the valley. It is a beautiful picture any time of the year. (Image taken end of last summer from the front deck.)

When I was home my Dad was looking on Pinterest at some Viking ship figure heads and really liked the one below. Asking me to come up with some drawings for him so he could create one for the great rooms center mast. Those drawings follow below and I am looking forward to see the end result. 'It's wonderful being tied to talented people.'  -mom

September 13, 2016


Randy the Raccoon is a ballpoint pen drawing that I created from a photograph on board panda.

Details: ballpoint pen in sketchbook

August 01, 2016


Giraffes are some strange looking creatures and most likely why they facanate me. His legs look to be all tangled up and looking to face plant any moment but at the same time in perfect control.

Details: watercolor pencil, brown color pencil and ballpoint pen.

July 19, 2016

The sketchbook Project

I joined this year's sketchbook project. Where I thought it was an interesting and wonderful concept to submit a sketchbook to a library of other sketchbooks. I experience was less than stellar and you'll see some of that result but they finally were able to get my sketchbook up on the digital library. The link follows below, please check it out I worked really hard on it and it was my first attempt ever to draw superhero's so it's something amusing either way.

June 16, 2016

April 26, 2016

Laughing Goat

I don't know why by I laughed the whole time I was working on the drawing. Maybe it's the ears or the pleased look on the little guys face....

November 19, 2015



Of course with the holidays fast approaching we are all starting to head into the kitchen. I currently don't have full use of a kitchen so here is my piecing together of some great kitchens I've come across in my 30 years. There seems to be a strong historical influence element. They are my favorites; I love a busy full of life kitchen. 

Details: cheap ballpoint pen on drawing paper.

July 20, 2015


Getting the perspective on a odd shaped tree house seems to be my newest challenge this week. This is one of the two that I was working on yesterday. Loving the brick center piece in this one; should do my drawings with detailed interior. They are always my favorite and more interesting to look at. 

Details: As always cheap ball point pen on paper.

June 18, 2015


I have no idea but for whatever reason I had the hardest time drawing the past week. I've started and stopped and redrawn so many different works. So of them have been placed on the back-burner due to my frustration with them. This one was re-worked and restarted four times over. It's still no perfect but I am pretty happy with it all the same. One of my new housemates was looking over my shoulder while I was roughing in the lines and said it looked like a Escher drawing. Believe I lost that appeal when I inked the rest of the drawing. 

Details; ballpoint ink pen on paper.

June 11, 2015


An artist that I follow Gavin Aung posted today and brought to my attention the plight that Atena a Iranian woman and artist is undergoing. I can't even start to imagine having all my rights striped away from me and barred from as these women. Atena is stronger and braver than I can ever comprehend and maybe that is because so many American woman have already fought and continue to stand in the fight for equality, choice and freedom of voice. I can only hope that my drawing can join the thongs of others to offer support to my fellow artist who is being beaten by those who don't want to or worst can't understand there fellow country woman. I know that her life has been upturned and she will never be the same person that had innocently placed a political caricature on Facebook about a ruling that was undergoing in her country that would continue to limit her and fellow women status in there culture and daily lives.

This is for you Atena Farghadani.

Details; Pen and Ink pen drawing

April 03, 2015


"It's not just a keel and hull and a deck and sails. 
That's what a ship needs.
But what a ship is... what the Black Pearl 
really is... is freedom."
                                                  - Jack Sparrow

April 02, 2015

20 of 22

Having a day off is always helpful when one feels inspired. Though it seems there is just not enough time to get everything done. Yesterday I decided that I was just going to let the rest fall to the way side and draw cause that's what I needed. The rest of the week may well be interesting since I didn't make it to the grocery nor did I pay any heed to my mound of laundry. Though I did set my goal on Monday 4/30 and going to see just how many tree house drawings that I can create. Understand that this is going to take time, I know that creating one hundred different/interesting creations is a lofty one. This is one of the three that I brought to life yesterday. 

Details: cheap ink pen on paper.

March 23, 2015

drawings 3/23

Some redo drawings for a project I've been working on. Hopefully these are easier to tell what they are unlike my first go around. Which were a little suspect, beautiful of course but to artsy. What do ya'll think they are? 

Details; pen and ink on paper.

Hint... it's not cotton but the other crop that has been known to keep North Carolina afloat.

February 27, 2015

line drawing (Durham bull)

Super rough but wanted to share, been working on a whole host of project over my mid week weekend. Most of which involving a lot of Photoshop and layout. But this is a fun side project that I picked up at work; being the second resident artist.