Monday, October 6, 2014

Prince!

Hey Prince. Look @ this caricature I drew of u. Don't b offended, its a caricature so its supposed 2 b exaggerated. Hopefully u like it. Anyway, I would like 2 make u an offer here. Since I draw and u make music that we like (my family and I), how about we do a trade? U hook me up with 4 sweet seats to a show on u'r upcoming tour and me and the wife and 2 kids ages 8 & 11 will come and help u push it up! B 4 or after the show I will come backstage and do caricatures of u and the band and hopefully 3rdeyegirl as well. It will be fun and I'd bet u'd enjoy it. Maybe we could play some ping pong 2? (Depends on how much time u have.) Yes, I'm a member of the purple army and I've been buying and supporting ur music for a long time so it's not like I'm a weirdo stalker that wants 2 pull ur hair out. We're practically family and we won't touch u or get all star struck. It will b fun. Have your people email me.   -Jon

Monday, December 30, 2013

Monster Finger Puppets

I've played around with polymer clay (Sculpey) for a long time. I've always had some on hand and from time to time get the urge to make something. When my oldest son who is now 11 was younger we made a series of sharks and whales with sculpey. Recently I combined my love of puppets and monsters with the clay and started making little Monster Finger Puppets to sell on Etsy. I really don't want to part with any of these little guys but this way my wife will allow me to make more. Maybe they're priced too high? Feel free to give me any feedback, I can take it. You can see by the photos that they look great in little groups. I hope they find homes that will love them like I do but if not I guess they can stay here. :) Click HERE to see my Etsy store.





Thursday, December 5, 2013

Corporate Graffiti

I love what I do. I get to create art that helps people share the way they feel with someone else. I make greeting cards and sometimes, usually early in the day or late in the day I'll draw a little creature or monster puppet and post it somewhere in the building. Sometimes I post in a busy area like the kitchen or common areas but most of the time I post in someone's office or cubicle behind a door or below a picture frame. I've been drawing these puppets on tentacles for a few years now and I really like they way they make me feel when I look at them. Silly and a little mysterious. Some of the others I like to imagine are what tiny bacteria would look like in a Dr. Seuss book. Since I started posting these about 5 years ago some have been lost, removed or cleaned up but here is a current recording of what remains. I'm sure I'll add more in time.

























Sunday, May 12, 2013

Napoleon Huckeby

My son Reece and his best friend Caiden decided to try out for their school talent show this year and do the skit from Napoleon Dynamite. They did a great job and won 3rd place. Yeah, we're kinda proud!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Robertson's caricatures.

A quick caricature sketch I did in a meeting today. Love the show! More to come on the Duck Men. Willie & Jase soon.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

My NEW FAVORITE COMIC!

When I was younger I use to love Bloom County and Calvin & Hobbs. Then came The Far Side but lately I've been hooked on a new comic. It's called Bobo The Evil & Cute. The most amazing thing about it is  that the author is only in the 4th grade.Yeah, I know! This is a piece of fan art I did. Click here to read the comic.

Personalized Magazines

Ever so often I get stuck with wondering what to give as a gift for a birthday or special occasion. When I have the time, a good photo and if I've planned accordingly I might do one of these. The challenge is always making it personal so the headlines you see may not make sense or be funny to you but to the recipient they make perfect sense.  When completed I print them out and mock them up on foam core and display.



Personalized Christmas Cards

Four years ago a friend asked me if I would do a caricature of her and her family and make a Christmas card for her to send out for the year. She got a great response and since then I've done the Boatright's Family Christmas Cards. You can see that each year we pick a new theme and do a photo shoot to match whatever theme they choose. Its a lot of photoshop work but a lot of fun to see the end result. I think the Twilight theme is my favorite so far.




Tuesday, November 6, 2012

BATMEN Doodles during meeting.

This morning my buddy Justin Eddy and I were trapped in a meeting so we started a doodle page which is fairly common for us. I started by doing the lettering for BATMEN. This is the result of about 45 minutes. Check out his blog post here!

Monday, September 10, 2012

T-Shirts



Here's a couple of new shirts I just designed for my buddies screen printing shop. Ronnie's in Van Buren.  The mascot is the pointer dog and is one of only 3 used in the US. They have used the same art for years on school shirts and signs so I decided to add some new art to the mix and see how its received. The vintage art is available on the green and gray shirts. The dog head will be printed on black and green.

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Mad Art of Caricature

Merry Christmas! I got to open a present early and this is what I got. Tom even signed it for me. This will be my go to book for caricatures and if you or anyone you know has an interest in learning how to draw caricatures I recommend this book. In it Tom shares his secrets to drawing great caricatures for live events, published illustrations, and MAD! Weighing in at over 170 pages and containing over five hundred illustrations, step-by-step techniques, tips, and in-depth theories on the art form, the book is bound to be the definitive book on learning to draw great caricatures. Click here for Tom's site.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Waffle House Club Sketch

A couple of sketches from the last meeting. Jonathan Kendall, (Syrup Master) and Scott Kinney (Support Specialist) were kind enough to look towards me for about 10 minutes while I got my kicks. They kick off their North American tour this summer.  Scott is the one with the teeth.