Category Archives: Art

Random Drawings: Miscreation #1

It’s been almost a solid year since I last posted. I thought I’d share a sketch I made with the iOS app Paper by Fifty-Three.

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Random Drawings

My hyperactive imagination seems to hijack my thoughts at the most inopportune times (during staff meetings, church, and less than exciting conversations). Additionally, I’ve loved to draw since I was a young boy. I am a notorious doodler and tinkerer. I used to add robots and jet planes to the illustrations in my first Bible. I couldn’t be bothered by the impossibility of Moses having robot canines on his rocket-powered Ark. So it’s not surprising that as a teacher, I often create wacky activity sheets for my students at the Boys and Girls Club to help them tap into their inner artistic weirdo. I thought I’d share the the sheets themselves and the examples that I worked up for them. Admittedly, I was just looking for an excuse to draw strange and wonderful faces, figures, and hairstyles*.

* All art created with pencil, pen, and markers. Shadows and backgrounds were added digitally.


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“Make. Believe.”

This is a piece of wall art that I’ve been plotting for a while. Over the weekend I finally got around to creating it. I wanted to make something simple, yet eye-catching; something that would invigorate my drab apartment walls. This wall panel, with it’s ‘superbright-magic-school-bus’ yellow, does the trick quite nicely. It’s 30.5″ square of sunshine-colored inspiration.

The message is pretty self-explanatory: Make, then believe. Dream, but also hustle. It’s my 2012 update on that famous movie line, “If you build it they will come.”

This will eventually be on sale at my Etsy store. In the meantime, I’ll be admiring it from home.


Illustration 4.6.12

Happy Easter weekend.

Here’s an illustration I’m finishing for a future postcard. If you’ve never listened Maps and Atlases I’ve highlighted them before. The illustration depicts singer/guitarist Dave Davison belting one of my favorite tunes,“Israeli Caves.”

This was a fun experiment. It was my first time coloring a sketch in Photoshop in this particular way. The process was laborious, but it gave me some added flexibility in terms of colors and effects. I’d love to design some rock posters or a children’s book in this style.

I’d also love to know your thoughts.


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