Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Silver Dollar City, Branson MO. November 2008

We finally took a trip to SDC to see the Christmas lights and boy was it worth it. I suggest you do the same and while you're there be sure to order up some apple dumplings with cinnamon vanilla ice cream. You can thank me later.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


We had a little Halloween party for the neighborhood kids this year. Our oldest son who is almost 6 had been urging us to do so ever since last Halloween. We had lots of treats and a few ghosts hanging in the trees but the best part for me was the cemetary which I lit and staged with a fog machine. Here are a few photos along with our Jack Skeelington pumpkin. See you next year!

Friday, October 17, 2008

#4 Wanda the Witch

I named her Wanda just because it sounds good. I have an aunt Wanda who is in no way a witch. (In case she reads this.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

#2 The Bat

What a weird creature! The bat is as much an icon of Halloween as witches & pumpkins.

Monday, October 13, 2008


I've been itching to do one of these countdown posts where I'll be forced to do a drawing a day. I've decided to do it on Halloween and my theme will be Halloween characters and icons. Some may be scary and some may be funny but they will all be Halloweenish in some shape or form. I hope you enjoy.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Caricatures in the Park

I was recently asked if I'd be interested in doing some caricatures of kids for a local arts & crafts day in the park that our city sponsors. My first reaction was no since I hadn't done it in a long time but when they mentioned I'd be getting paid I became very interested all of a sudden. I took a job at Worlds of Fun in KC many years ago to learn the tricks and I have to give credit to Javier Gonzales and Linn Hernandez for trying to teach me . I have much respect for those guys and gals who do this full time. It's a tough job but what fun when you actually get the caricature right, which for me is not as often as I'd like. These are a few that turned out well and all the kids were so cute and fun! (I promise...I'll get better.)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

From the vault!

These are pieces that were created back around 95-97 when I first started to really get serious about gaining new freelance work. The illustration of the lady on the street was influenced by the style of Eric Brace who is a Hallmark artist as well as a children's book illustrator. (It's no where near the level of his work!)

Random stuff

Monday, June 16, 2008

Photo Caricatures-Arnold, George & Dan

This is a photo caricature style I came up with in order to try and stand out in a rack dominated by hand drawn caricatures of the typical greeting card characters. First was Arnold then Dan and finally Bush. I like the way they turned out.