Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
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Thursday, October 19, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
This is a painting done by my 3 year old daughter, Annabeth. She loves to make a mess, and it's tons of fun to paint with her. The brushes stink, the paper's super cheap, and the paint is nasty. Tons of fun.
and these are some drawings done by my 5 year old son Mark. Mark has autism, so I'm always really interested in what kind of thing comes out of his head. I taught him how to draw himself, so now he draws pictures of himself all the time.
This outfit with the button down shirt, the red boots and the belt is his favorite "uniform"- he'd wear it every day if we let him. It's sort of a comfort thing I think. I'm just thrilled to see my kids drawing and painting. For a long time, they had no interest in coloring or drawing, much to my chagrin, but recently they have become totally interested. yay. My 7 year old son isn't interested though. He digs the Nintendo DS and Legos. That's ok, as long as I have at least one mini me I'm happy.
Here's a fish I did while painting with Annabeth
Friday, September 22, 2006
Sunday, September 17 2006, our new baby girl was born. The labor and delivery went really well. Mommy is recovering nicely.
We named her Olivia Joy Elston. For those keeping track, this is baby #4 for us. Now it's 2 boys and 2 girls. She's a cute little bugaboo.
Here's a picture of our second born son holding Olivia.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Here are 2 graffiti-inspired logos for the local skateboard shop here in Johnstown PA. I don't know yet whether he'll use them, but I had fun doing them nonetheless. I still skateboard, at age 35 (mostly at the local skate park), although I have salt and pepper colored hair, a wife, 3 kids and a minivan, and I know all the words to most of the Wiggles' music. Kids less than half my age are ripping it up, while I throw down the slow motion old school... well, my skateboarding heyday was in the early 90s, so I guess I skate more "middle school".
One thing is for sure, I'm not 18 any more.
I don't bounce back as quickly as these little guys do.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Friday, July 14, 2006
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Monday, July 03, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Here's my Illustration friday entry for the topic, "Rain".
I had fun with Bubble last time, that I thought I'd follow the same thread.
I've been super mega busy with my freelance career lately, that I haven't been able to post very much.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Here's my homage to bubble tea. I did another illustration a few years ago, after I went to the Chinese section of Philadelphia and had some very tasty Bubble tea. At the time, I was barely acquainted with Illustrator, so it took me forever to do it. I liked the character, and I thought it would be fun to go back and do another illo with the Bubble girl.
here's the original:
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
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Friday, March 24, 2006
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Thursday, March 16, 2006
Monday, March 13, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
Here's today's illo friday dealeo... tattoo.
I sketched out a more full illustration concept, but I had waaaay too much work to do today so I only did half of it. I had to do like 80 bazillion illustrations for a client in the UK.
Here's the sketch-- I am hoping to add the girl eventually.
This is also a departure from my usual heavy black line technique. I thought I'd try to construct the whole thing in illustrator with the pen tool, etc, whereas I usually do a black line drawing on paper, and scan it and vectorize it (with Adobe Streamline) and edit and go from there.
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Good day sir.
I SAID, GOOD DAY!