Primum non nocere

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas Time at the CynicalBuddhist Temple

Been working on some stuff. Blackest Night is a donation to my offices silent auction.  And the seascape is a 4 piece work that will be given out our holiday get together with my friends.  With my in-laws visiting we needed, or rather I decided to add a piece of original art for all of us for our white elephant gift exchange. 

Here are how the 4 pieces will be cut up.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


A few illustrations I've done at work for our new stream bank restoration manual.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Minis

My wife asked me to draw a some small stuff to add to the gift she was sending to our niece and nephews on her side of the family.

I ended up making a few more than needed just because I was on a roll.  A couple turned out pretty nice.  The drawing size is 4.5 inches x 3 inches

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

It's that time of year again...Christmas Octopus

It's becoming a tradition that I draw something to be given away during Christmas.  Whether I'm celebrating with family or friends we usually do a White Elephant gift exchange and the art is always a big hit.  I was having trouble coming up with an idea when my wife suggested I just do another octopus.  My studio space has been relagated to a corner of the kitchen table, but I was able to bag this one out in just about a day.  From conception, to pencils, to ink.  Not to shabby and I'm really pleased how it turned out.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Christmas Bizarre

Here at work during the holiday season, starting at Halloween and running right through Christmas, we have events.  From group feeds, costume contests, and other charity events.  Before Christmas we have what is called a Dough Run.  It's a poker run based on baked goods.  You go from department to department buying various treats and then you get an envelope with a card inside.  During the event they also have a silent auction.  The auction is made up of all sorts of donated stuff.  From tickets to events and homemade jams to art and clothing.  Everyone seems to go gaga for the art and it usually brings in a nice chunk of change. This year I decided I'd actually get my act together and draw something to donate.

Since I'm a fisheries biologist I love to draw fish and people here will eat this up.  I only took one unfinished photo.
 Here it is all framed up. I love these inexpensive floating frames.  And if who ever wins this wants they can always upgrade.