Wednesday, December 23, 2009

urban sketchers holiday mini fundraiser

Give a little, get a sketch. Urban Sketchers has just become a nonprofit and is looking to raise a little money to cover some filing fees before the rates go up. Make a donation and receive a high-resolution jpeg of my tractor sketch, or any sketch of your choosing from their holiday fundraiser flickr set, all suitable for printing and framing.

Details here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

sketchcrawl 25: yerba buena gardens, sf

Saturday marked the 5th anniversary of Enrico Casarosa's original SketchCrawl. It's grown into a worldwide phenomenon with more participants in more locations every time. Here's to many more.

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

Here's a recent story about Sketchcrawl, featuring one of my sketches, over at Lines and Colors

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday, October 02, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

handcar regatta, santa rosa

Sunday was the second annual handcar regatta in Santa Rosa's historic Railroad Square. The main event was a race featuring all manner of handmade railcars propelled by everything from classic handcranks to pedal power to man-sized hamster wheels to giant wind turbines. Here are a couple of the contestants, both the work of an outfit called Krank Boom Clank. The three-wheeler on the left is Murray the Fish. To the right is one of the front wheels of the Hennepin Crawler, featuring twin rubber tires for travel on ground, and a central groove for riding the rails. That's a flame thrower above the wheel.

More artwork from the day at urban sketchers.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

sketchcrawl 24: chinatown/ north beach, sf

Another great day for a sketchcrawl in San Francisco. There was the Autumn Moon festival going on all over Chinatown, and an Italian American festa in North Beach. Good times.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

urban sketchers

I've just become a correspondent over at urban Urban Sketchers (USk) is the brainchild of Seattle journalist and illustrator Gabi Campanario and features location drawings and sketch reporting from all over the globe with new stuff posted daily. It's like a world-wide sketchcrawl that never ends. Check it out if you haven't already. Here's my introduction page. I'll be posting location drawings from northern California and anywhere else I travel to. Most of them I'll post here too, but a few may be USk exclusives.

Above is the Lone Star Industries cement factory in Oakland. I've often seen it in the distance from the freeway and thought of it as the "milk carton" building because of its distinctive shape.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009


House sitting again in Sebastopol. I've drawn the tractor
before. Click the images to see larger

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

sketchcrawl 23: the presidio, sf

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

amador county

Young cousins of mine at the ranch.
Acrylic on wood panel, 8 x 8".

Thursday, April 23, 2009

the godfather 2

Here are some environment concept paintings I did for the Godfather 2 game recently released by EA Games.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

sketchcrawl 22: chinatown, sf

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Thursday, February 05, 2009

the new yorker's eustace tilley contest 2009

My piece won:

This is the second year the New Yorker has invited the public to submit their own interpretations of the magazine's iconic mascot, Eustace Tilley, originally drawn by Rea Irvin for the magazine's first cover in 1925.

12 winners were chosen from over 300 submissions. You can see a slideshow of all 12 on the New Yorker's website here

My piece also appears, along with three others, in the current issue of the New Yorker on the stands now.

Two of my pieces won last year too. You can see those along with the rest of the 2008 winners at the New Yorker site as well.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

sketchcrawl 21: haight st, sf

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