Thursday, September 27, 2012

Burnin' Brats an' Effigies

Well I started this painting yesterday before I heard about the resolution to the NFL Ref lockout. But I don't care, and I think this illustration still holds up.

With regards to this Monday's Packer game, it was an unspeakably crappy call that lost the game for the Packers. However, I hate the fact that the game was close enough that it came down to a hail mary pass. The replacement refs served as a distraction from what was a terrible game to begin with.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Illustration Friday: Crooked

Wouter "Gotye" De Backer is, in my opinion, a good looking man. That being said, the first time I saw his "Somebody That I Used to Know" music video, all I could think about what his jacked up mouth. Huge, crooked, teeth are always fun to draw.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Finally I've gotten around to putting together a new mailing list, and I discovered that I had several Judaism oriented magazines on it. So I decided I ought to work up a Netanyahu caricature that could be used both as a mailer and a portfolio piece.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Illustration Friday: Burst

Not much to say about this one. I started rendering the drawing in photoshop and decided that I had a bit too much cross hatching in the drawing, so I think I'm going to color with water colors instead. Just some flat washes.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Cure For All That Ales You

I've had these brewing in my studio over that last couple days. Not literally brewing, sad to say. For whatever reason I really liked the idea of an India pale ale aptly named "Hoppington Bittersworth" so I sketched up a frog. The rest, as they say, is history.

Comrade Black Ivan Imperial Stout

Sly Rusty Irish Red

Sir Hoppington Bitterworth IPA

I've realized I have to brush up on graphic design. I'll be reworking these a bit so I can use them in my portfolio.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Awesomeness That Will Melt Your Face Off

I woke up early this morning, and felt motivated to start an Aaron Rogers caricature. I did a quick sketch and didn't know where I was going to take it. I got an idea to do a series of football card type illustrations (which I may do in the near future). Instead of doing that, I thought adding some slick photoshop effects in the background would suffice for the moment.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Illustration Friday: Imagination

Paul Ryan caught day dreaming about middle class, blue collar folk.

This isn't 100% finished, but I thought I would post it while I took a break. I still have to throw something a little more dynamic in the background.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Paul Ryan WIP

I drew up a couple Paul Ryan sketches last week during the RNC Convention. I had a bunch of ideas for editorial cartoons, mostly featuring empty chairs, but none of them would translate very well into a painting. As I wanted to do a few illustrations before school really got underway, I figured I'd just start painting Ryan and see where it would take me. This one is a couple hours of work, after blocking everything in and starting finer rendering. I'll make it into something a little more compelling over the next couple days.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

My ValleyFair Respite and Subsequent Reflection

The summer has come to a close for me, and because I have been so bad at updating this blog, I will throw gratuitous amounts of drawings at you over the next couple days. I didn't take many photos of my drawings this summer partly because some of them were uninspired, cutsey, tween drawings and also because I didn't think of taking photos at the time.

But without further ado, below are some of the pics I did snap while out at Valleyfair.