Monday, December 12, 2011

urban sketchers 2011 holiday campaign: give a little, get a sketch

Still a little time to make a donation to and get a high-resolution file of my sketch, Balclutha (above), or any sketch from this holiday fundraiser flickr set of urban sketches, all suitable for printing and framing. All donations to Urban Sketchers are tax deductble. Offer ends Dec. 31. Full details here.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

sketchcrawl 33: the haight, sf

Anti-pigeon lighting at Crepes on Cole - cafegoers - occupy Haight-Ashbury - the dogs of Haight

Friday, October 07, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

the gallery girls: steampunk

Sketches from the recent Gallery Girls steampunk-themed San Francisco event.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

missed connection: atl

The Kubrickian quality of empty airports at night.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

sketchcrawl 32: san francisco

The 1886 square-rigged windjammer Balclutha along the Hyde St. Pier - iron ship propellers in the sand - sketchers at Ghirardelli Square - the boathouse of the Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club.

For more sketches from San Francisco and around the world, visit the forums at

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

quick studies

From the last quick pose workshop at AAU this term. Two and three minute poses. Color added later in Photoshop.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

life drawing

10 minutes, 2 minutes

Friday, April 22, 2011

sketchcrawl 31: the mission, sf

For more sketches from San Francisco and around the world, check the forums at

For the full story of the day, see my post on urban sketchers.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

worldwide sketchcrawl - benefit for japan

This Saturday's World Wide SketchCrawl, April 16th, is a special benefit to raise funds for Japan disaster relief. I will be drawing all day with my local sketchcrawl contingent in San Francisco. Please sponsor me in this drawing marathon by making a donation at this link to GIVE2ASIA.

I will make my individual sketches from the day available for donations of at least $20 to the cause, so here is a good chance to support a cause and get some original artwork. Details (and sketches) to follow.

For information on how to participate in World Wide SketchCrawl or locate your local SketchCrawl group, check the forums at For a look some of my previous SketchCrawl drawings and various urban sketches, click here.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

the gallery girls: the opium den

Sketches from the recent Gallery Girls drawing event in San Francisco.

Monday, February 07, 2011

the new yorker's eustace tilley contest 2011

My piece won:

For the fourth year now, The New Yorker has solicited readers’ takes on Eustace Tilley, the magazine’s mascot. Tilley, the Regency dandy, is the creation of art editor Rea Irvin and has been on the cover of almost every anniversary issue—including this year’s—since his first appearance, on the d├ębut issue, in 1925.

Twelve winners were selected from over 600 entries. You can see a slide show of all twelve, including mine, on The New Yorker's website here.

This is the fourth year I've won. Here are my winning images from 2010, 2009, and 2008. You can also see slide shows of all past winners on The New Yorker's site.

This year, for a twist, a Grand Prize winner will be selected from among the twelve and will have their winning image made into a Strand Bookstore tote bag. The Grand Prize winner will be announced in the Spring, when the bag is ready. Wish me luck!

UPDATE: The Grand Prize Winner has been chosen and the winning tote bag can be seen at the Strand Bookstore. Congrats to Michael Clayton.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

for steve t.

Single panel and three page excerpt from an unpublished comics story.
Click the images to see them larger.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

sketchcrawl 30: san francisco

Saturday, January 22 was the latest World Wide Sketchcrawl. Seen here: sketchers outside of Cafe Murano, St. Dominic's Church on Steiner, California Street with dog, two views of the pagoda at the Peace Plaza in Japan Center, Bart riders on the way home. For more sketches from San Francisco and around the world, check out the forums at

Friday, January 07, 2011

red morning

acrylic on paper