sketches 2011

January 6, 2011


A toddler. Old-school background.

January 21, 2011


Theo, my son, this morning when we were playing in the living room. It’s not a perfect likeness, but Theo recognized himself in it! Pencil and marker in my tiny moleskin sketchbook.


January 28, 2011


Having put that drawing of Theo up Hermione wanted one too. Only fair. I thought the drawing turned out great although it looks like a cross between her and her friend Juliet. Oh well.


January 31, 2011

Barb the Barbarian

A quick barbarian sketch. I’ve been experimenting with screen tone patterns for an upcoming book. They’re kind of fun! Manga Studio Debut and Adobe Photoshop on an ink drawing.

February 7, 2011

Pirate portrait

Drew a pirate to get warmed up today. Corel Painter, Manga Studio Debut and Adobe Photoshop. I thought I’d include this close-up because I like the screen-tone up close.


February 25, 2011

Rabbit Self Portrait

Self Portrait as a Rabbit Signing a Copy of Me Hungry at a Library Convention

How’s that for a title?

April 21, 2011

Panda Writing

Inaugural sketch in my new sketchbook.

May 18, 2011

Rabbit takes a hike

I like this one.

May 31, 2011

Running Scared!

The same rabbit as last time. This time running from a ghoul! Eek!

June 2, 2011


The same rabbit again. I’m quite taken with him. This time he has encountered some spirits. Tread carefully!

June 6, 2011

Let's have a closer look.

A bit of a story seems to be percolating here. I like it!

June 8, 2011

Hmm... think I'll take one of these.

The story continues as our rabbit hero absconds with an oogie boogie thing in his hood.

June 10, 2011

This goes nicely with my gnome.

Our hero puts the oogie boogie thing in his garden.

June 16, 2011


Well, that was exhausting! I think I’ll take a little rest.

June 22, 2011

Aaagh! So bright!

Too bright! Can’t sleep!

June 28, 2011


I can’t sleep, that’s too bright. Rrrrrrrrr…

July 4, 2011

New Rabbit drawing

This ought to do the trick!

July 6, 2011

Another Rabbit

I debated whether this drawing was necessary at all but decided that I need it for clarity — mostly to make the previous one more clear. I know what the next couple of drawings will look like though!

July 7, 2011

Asleep again

Finally, some darkness. But…

July 8, 2011

What on earth?


October 19, 2011

Running scared!

It’s been a long time but here is a new (finally) drawing of Rabbit and his ongoing adventure. Here I have more or less re-purposed the second drawing in the series. It fits better here. I’ll have to redraw the beginning at some point.