Birdland - Part I

Howdy there!

I'm chilling at the Denver airport, so I thought I'd do a little update. Lately, I've been drawing some funky little birds and I'd like to hear what you guys think of them. In the next few days I'm planning on coloring them and posting the finished product for you all to dig. I've been in love with Charlie Harper's book "Birds and Words" for some time, so it was fun to do something in the same vein.

While waiting here at the airport, I ran into my friend Blake. You should really peel a lid on his blog, because he spends a lot of time doing nifty drawings of people at the airport as well as creating an array of funk-tacular creatures:

To wrap things up, I would like to direct you to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators website. Last year I was lucky enough to get a scholarship to attend the Rocky Mt. chapter's fall conference, and they posted one of my illustrations and a quote:

Zoo Animals

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Howdy Folks!

At the end of last month I went to the Denver zoo with some of my drawing buddies. The above drawing is the Dandy Lion. My buddy, Chris, came up with the name which inspired me to create this crazy, yet nattily dressed lion. Below are sketches from the building that I like to call The Reptile Room.

And this here is a moving picture of a swimming lizard.

New Sketchbook Pages!

Howdy howdy!

I am happy to inform you that I have updated my website! Most specifically, I divided the sketchbook page into three sections: creative, people, and animal. There are some spiffy new drawings (if I do say so myself) and I would be most honored if you would take a moment to check them out:

Additionally, the homepage has been redesigned so that thumbnails of new work can be continually added and updated. So from now on, you can just go to and check out the "New Work" bar to see all the great new stuff on the site!

Oh, and recently I finished "Mail-Order Octopus," a new black and white painting! Dig it!

Paul Bunyan Eats an Onion

Hello again!

Here is a small doodle I did for fun, it's the legendary Paul Bunyan calling for is giant ox Blue. I hope to color it when I get a bit of time.

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I haven't posted in a while because I've been working on a short animated commercial. Unfortunately, I can't share the finished piece with you at the moment, but I shall in the future. Stay tuned!

Prehistoric Waddles

Yesterday at the zoo, I made a visit to my friend the Double Waddled Cassowary. This fellow is a huge, prehistoric-looking bird. He has massive dinosaur legs, feathers that resemble black hair, and a small bird face with a large horn and colorful waddles on his neck. On the whole, is a very unique, terrifying individual. I plan to visit him often. I drew the cassowary's portrait in pen and then did a quick pencil sketch.
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A bit earlier I was visiting the pachyderms. It was meal time and this elephant seemed to be quite happy with the day's menu.

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Zooy Louie the Explorer

Hello everybody! I went to the zoo yesterday and did a little drawing. Here are some quick sketches of the Bongos in Prismacolor marker.

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While sketching with one of my illustrator buddies, a kid came up and asked if we were explorers. I don't know what gave him this idea (perhaps it was my bright yellow sombrero), nevertheless, I was completely flattered he would make this assumption.

A little earlier, Mr.Mandrill also made a rare appearance. He seemed quite pleased with himself. Perhaps it's the fact that the food booths at the zoo sell six different flavors of Icees.

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