There's a place for art


Seahawks vs. 49ers

Seahawks vs. 49ers

Marker and colored pencil on bristol board.


Cowboys vs. Giants

Cowboys vs. Giants

Marker and pen on bristol board.

Since it had been too long since I last posted here–I apologize–I felt I needed something which could become a regular project in order to keep me doing and posting art. With the 2013 NFL season having just kicked off (pardon the pun), I decided to start a series of cartoons literally depicting every Sunday Night Football matchup.


Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

Marker on bristol board.

I wish I had thought to do this three years ago, with LeBron James instead of Dwight Howard.

Though it may not be obvious here, it seems like Howard has a very good caricaturist’s face–lots of little quirks and things going on.


Milan Lucic

Milan Lucic

Marker on bristol board.

This is actually my second attempt at doing Milan Lucic–I had to scrap my first one, since the lettering on the back of the jersey was much harder than I anticipated, and one thing seemingly led to another, culminating in a wasted sheet of bristol board. At least this one going up without the Bruins in danger of being eliminated from the NHL playoffs.


Robert Plant

Robert Plant

Ballpoint pen on bristol board.

Done with ballpoint pen because I felt that would be the best way to depict his long blond hair (which is probably one of the first things anyone notices about him). I thought for sure it would take up the entire ink of at least one pen, and was surprised at how little ink it actually used.

Although I consider myself a classic rock fan, I have never been that big of a fan of Led Zeppelin. However, a few years ago I gained a new appreciation for them after encountering a book about them in the new arrivals section at the then-local library (if memory serves, they were performing very long songs at a time when the average length of a song played on the radio was about two minutes).


Dustin Penner

Dustin Penner

Marker on bristol board.

The story behind this picture goes back a few weeks, when the University of Maine fired hockey coach Tim Whitehead. Having been drawing famous faces for the past several weeks before then as a result of being inspired by a couple of caricaturists I found online, it occurred to me I hadn’t yet done any former Black Bears, and one of them should probably be my next face. I had recently heard for the first time that Dustin Penner was a former Black Bear, so I looked up his profile at Hockey Reference, and not only was he, I just missed being a classmate of his (granted, I most likely would not have had any classes with him… )

As much as I would like to upload more pictures of hockey players through the NHL playoffs, this one took a while for me to get right, and I don’t know how much more I could do. Then again, now that I have found a technique which works for me, it may take a lot less time per drawing.


Gifted Mouse

Gifted Mouse

Marker on bristol board.

Originally I was going to call this “Midvale Mouse”, as an homage to Gary Larson’s school for the gifted, but I was unsure if the reference would have been lost on too many people. Perhaps this would be the type of mouse bred there.


Best Friends

Best Friends

Marker and rollerball pen on white copy paper.

Based on “Best Friends Song” by Stephen Lynch–several of its lyrics remind me of friends I had in the past. Chintzy Pop is an homage to “The Simpsons” episode “Pranksta Rap.”