Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sketch Pad Holder - Wall Mounted

IKEA Sketch Pad Holder

Magazine rack, silver color

Article Number: 
 I seem to always be searching for the best place to keep certain sketch pads and drawing paper.  Dented paper doesn't work well when rendering with pencils.  I found this a while back during one of my trips to IKEA. The sketch pad in my bag doesn't get this VIP treatment, but the ones at the house are now better protected.
Works well so far.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Two quick drawing in my Moleskine.  The first is of a .25 Beretta using a pencil and blending stump.  About 10 to 15 minutes tops.  The second is of my Lamy fountain pen using a Pitt sepia artists pen and a yellow colored pencil. 3 to 5 minutes on this one.  Cheap entertainment before watching a movie on a Saturday night.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Urban Sketching and Backyard Grilling

Big Green Egg
Urban sketching in my own backyard.  Pencil sketch in my Moleskine of my Big Green Egg.
Smoking a turkey and a pork loin.
Lots to be thankful for today.

Unlucky creatures

President Roosevelt
Obama purchasing sandwich

Clearly FDR’s turkey was not pardoned, or maybe this was the cousin of the pardoned turkey.

While President Obama may have pardoned a Turkey this week, by all accounts he regularly has a roasted turkey sandwich.

Turkeys are just unlucky birds.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sullivan's Drive In

Sullivan's Drive-In

Conveniently located somewhere in Dekalb, Illinois, I love the sign.
Since Sullivan is the name of my son-in-law, a former UGA student, I thought the cheap wine, beer and liquor seemed appropriate. Because he manages his family florist shop, I added the roses.  I don't know about cheap.

Pen and Ink, watercolors, colored pencil

Happy Birthday Justin ! ! 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Norcross Robbery Suspect

Robbery Suspect 11-18-2012
Composite sketch of an armed robbery suspect.  The tattoo  on her chest says "Truly Blessed."

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Republican Circus

"I'm tired. Let's not look for any new constituencies or ideas, we'll just keep nominating some rich old white guy and hope for the best."

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Maybe this needs no caption at all

Pencil, colored pencils and pen & ink on mixed media paper.
Maybe some friends will come up with a suitable caption for this.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Diminished Sanity Video

Some of my art from my Moleskine sketches along with other art.
Thanks for checking it out.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Covington Courthouse -

Covington Courthouse - Setting for Mystic Falls Police Department from Vampire Diaries TV show.

Pen & ink/watercolor painting/illustration of the Historic Covington Georgia Courthouse.  The courthouse is situated on the square in Covington next door to the Mystic Grille from the TV show Vampire Diaries.  The courthouse was built in the 1880's and the TV shows Heat of the Night and Dukes of Hazzard were also filmed here.  Covington has also been the location for several movies.

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