Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
As a matter of tradition, even if it's only a couple of years, I've made a piece of artwork that goes into the White Elephant gift exchange. The past couple of years that's been with a group of friends, this year it was with my wife's family and the stealing was epic. My mother-in-law ended up with it in the end. Oddly enough as my list of to do art continues to grow I have a piece I sketched out for her as well as a thank you for all the help she's provided us with in watching our son when our day care lady is off.
Can you guess the type of salmon depicted? The clue is in the title.
I don't do a lot of color work, but I thought this limited use was nice and highlighted the fish.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Sunday, July 19, 2015
I was contacted by a friend months ago and she asked if I'd help design a T-shirt for her woman's group to sell as a fundraiser. We began way back in December last year. My friend lives in Mt. Prospect, Illinois a suburb of Chicago and one of the highest points in the area. And if you know Illinois it's pretty flat so a hill of 665 feet stands out. She had all sorts of ideas and sketched a few out. We went back and forth for months, mainly because we were both busy with family, but eventually she settle on a design she liked.
Here is the final design. I figure who ever she gets to do the t-shirts will crop the image and can darken all the blacks to a uniform color.
Monday, February 2, 2015
You'll notice a lot of my doodles and drawing are heavily aquatic sometimes. That comes from years of studying and working as a fisheries biologist. This set was draw on the back of deck form. As an onboard fisheries observer you were issued data deck sheets that were printed on plasticized paper. Some of the forms had blank backs for notes and tallies. They also make great doodle pages since they take and hold graphite so well.
I'd probably date the page sometime in the early 2000's, maybe 2001-2003.