Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Mini Cooper S Convertible

My current unhealthy obsession is the Mini Cooper Convertible.

  • Undersized for my 6'2" height?  Check.
  • Impractical for Minnesota winters?  Check.
  • No extra space in our garage?  Check.
  • I desperately want to have one regardless?  Check.
Kudos to the marketing geniuses at Mini for getting the job done right.  They've drawn me in, hook, line and sinker.  I have these visions of driving through summer with the top down, a Jack Johnson song always on the CD player and the kids bopping to the music in the back seat, the wind whipping their hair around. 

Admittedly, I already lean heavily in a "convertible" direction.  I've formerly owned a Pontiac Sunfire convertible and a Suzuki Samurai convertible, so the marketing geniuses at Mini didn't have too far to push me.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Apple - DS Colors

Hi sketchbook.  How have you been?  Here's an apple in DS Colors.  See how it was drawn here:

Sunday, August 02, 2009

F4U Corsair - Colors on the Nintendo DS

Haven't messed around with "Colors" for awhile on the DS, so here's a drawing of an F4U Corsair, the same kind as flown in the 70s TV show "Baa Baa Black Sheep", which was based on the real life adventures of
Pappy Boyington, leader of a a South Pacific fighter squadron in WW2.

I had some serious love for this TV series as a kid. It probably wouldn't live up to my memory of it now... undoubtedly hokey in that 70s TV series way.

I also put together a detailed plastic model of the Corsair as a kid (either a "Revell" or a "Testers" model). It hung from fishing line over my bed until I was probably about 15. By the way, you can watch how I painted this in "Colors" by going over to the Colors website.

Saturday, May 02, 2009


Bud was a sweet, good natured dog my parents had during the 1990s.  He made the move with them from Wisconsin to Arkansas, where, surprisingly, he fathered two pups.  Nobody thought he had it in him.  

The pups were both little clones of him.  Sadly neither he or either of the pups made it out of Arkansas when my parents returned to Wisconsin several years later.  One of the pups died from eating an aluminum can & the other just kind of disappeared.  Bud got increasingly debilitated from cancer and old age and finally had to be put down.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Hello internet sketchbook.  Sorry for the long breaks between posts.

This week, I've been listening to "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA."  It's been depressingly eye opening.  The sad sum of it is everything we learned in elementatry school history since WWII is crap.  JFK and Robert Kennedy suffer sullying of their respective images.  They are portrayed as political power-grabbers,willing to create any lie to maintain power.  

Ah well... I suppose there is no such thing as truth in history.  

As for the sketch, I got the eyes too dark, otherwise, I'm pleased with it, especially given the long breaks between sketches.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Felicia Day's Doggie

Felicia Day (from Dr. Horrible & The Guild - incredibly awesome stuff!) recently posted a photo of her doggie on Flickr  (see here).  This doggie had such soulful, beautiful eyes, I felt compelled to sketch them.  

I didn't do them justice. 

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Benny February

We got a new leather couch this morning and Benny spent a good 20 minutes rubbing against it.  I guess he really liked the smell of it... or maybe he had to make sure he got his own smell all over it.