Friday, July 10, 2015

New coloring book in progress!

I'm drawing a brand new coloring book right now! It's a challenge for me but, lots of fun, too.

Flying Pigs! A book of peculiar and pedestrian planes and their precocious porcine pilots!

Here we go!

And one I had to color myself to see if it would be fun. It was!

Listening to while posting: All of Toms Waits' "Small Change". Again...

Monday, April 27, 2015

Not so great morning

Got a call this morning that the cyclist who was struck by a speeding, out-of-control car yesterday was a friend of mine. Both he and the teenaged driver are dead. This message was left by a friend of Richard's at the place where they died.

This is an important message for all those who use the roads.

“ As you come here to grieve the sad loss of Joseph and to pay your respect to his memory, please remember that a man named Richard, who also was loved by family and friends, went out for a bike ride on a beautiful Sunday morning and never came home. When you get back in your car, remember the epic responsibility you have to those who love you, and those who don’t even know you, to come home safe!“

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Aeronautical Hatred Continues!

More Planes Jme Hates!

It's the Boeing P-26 Peashooter. A plane that was cutting edge for all of eight seconds. Introduced in 1932 it was America's first all-metal low-wing monoplane. This was an innovation but, it also had throwbacks like an open cockpit, fixed landing gear and an armament of only two .30 machine guns. By 1935, it was already completely outclassed by the BF-109 and the Hawker Hurricane. These are reasons enough for Jme to hate it but, I believe he also hates fixed landing gear with spats. Me, I like the spats as well as the fact that these planes were wonderfully colorful!

It's the Fairey Gannet. Another Cold War-era plane. It's is a Bristish Anti-Submarine Aircraft that served in a couple of other naval air wings including the German navy. It featured counter-rotating propellers and three-piece folding wings. I also really like this so-ugly-it's-beautiful plane. I don't know why Jme hates it, I only know that when I showed him a photo of one he said: "Uck!"

This is a reach. I think I may be running out of planes he hates! Here's a shot in the dark. The Ling-Temco-Vought Corsair II. I'm wondering if he'd hate that kind of nose intake.

It's nearly a gimmie, what with the delta wing and all but, I'll bet this makes him go "uck!". The Saab J35 Draken ("Kite" or "Dragon"). I think it's cool looking, like something out of a Gerry Anderson TV show! Turns out I was wrong about this one. He likes it despite himself.

Coming next: Planes Jme Likes!

Listening to while posting: "Age of Consent" by New Order

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Aviation Art to Annoy!

My friend Jme and I are aviation buffs. He and I differ on what makes a cool plane; most of the ones I love, he hates. So, I'm doing a series of Planes Jme Hates!

Here's the first:

Jme does not like delta wings! So here's a plane with 'delta' in its actual name: F-106 Delta Dart.
What's also not to like is the plane was so radar intercept-oriented that the frame of the windscreen was directly in the center, blocking the pilot's vision for dogfights (this was another bomber interceptor).

This is the first ink shading in a while. The need for practice is obvious. Happy about the perspective and the solidity of the form. Should have also taken more time with the lettering though.

Next up is the English Electric Lightning F.5. It's a Cold War jet could be called the "British F-104". Though it had cannon, this was another missile-oriented bomber interceptor.

What would Jme hate? Well, the nose intake leads to two engines mounted one on top of the other. Also, it's got stupid, tiny wings that can't hold ordnance. He'll also hate, once he knows, that the wing is called a "Notched Delta"; tiny AND delta-based that's a two-fer!

Until next time!

Listening to while posting: "Survival Sounds" the new album by Rubble bucket... again...

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Every now and then I'll offer a free commission. Usually something small like an ink drawing. I like doing this 1) because it's nice and 2) people come up with crazier ideas when they're not paying for it!

I offered one to a kid at my current temp gig. All he wanted was "Bigfoot!".

Well, what does a sasquatch do when he/she isn't taking blurry selfies?

Bearfight. Yeah.


Listening to while posting: "C-c-cinnamon Lips" by OkGo

Monday, January 12, 2015

Glitter Dragons are go!

A bit late but, this will be the start of more posting here. Have to reach more folks!

The "Introducing The Glitter Dragons" coloring book is here!

Twenty-two pages of coloring! That's a lot of drawing by the way.

"It's much easier to color than the 'Spacegirls' one"
                                                             – Sadie, age 7

Pick up a book at my Etsy shop

There's also far too much Glitter Dragons swag available at my Society 6 shop

I bought a t-shirt of Momo for my niece. Not too bad, actually. The printing was pretty nice and the shirt of fair quality.

Listening to while posting: "Undercover Funny" by Atom and his Package.