Our buddy Chris just moved into a new place with two of our other friends (patrick and shannon).  So on a groggy Sunday morning at our favorite bar and drinking my share of coffee and baileys and eating a salad I drew this ode to his new abode. please enjoy, J.

Teaching myself anything is a chore.  With art my imagination tries to take over and thinks way faster than my hand and when I physically can’t keep up I get bothered and upset at the result.  One thing I’ve been trying to do is more research.  I’ve been looking at other people’s work, slowing myself […]

So I’m learning to appreciate still lifes, mainly because I’m looking at them now as a means of learning rather than as an assignment.  I can teach myself proper portion rendering and how to imply shape without drawing it.  Something we all took for granted in art class is in fact a really powerful learning […]

So at random I’ll have lunch at work with my buddy Chris.  Needless to say we will draw most times.  This time we drew each other… and only noticed that we were both doing it after we had stopped talking for a few minutes. Mine of Maue. Maue’s of me. J.

So a while back, April if memory serves me correctly, my wife’s little brother came to stay with us for two weeks.  Within that time the two of us went to the Missouri Botanical Gardens and he went off to play in the children’s garden as I got to sit in the shade and draw. […]

I got to go hangout with some friends at Black Thorn Pub & Pizza and eat the remaining slice of pizza they had and sip some warm beer by buddy Andrew failed to finish.  Since I had wanted to be some what productive that evening I brought along a sketch book.  As I’m known as […]

Went over to my friend Chris’s place to drink coffee and draw.  Ever since I picked up a pencil and started drawing I’ve been a little scared of drawing with pens.  The whole no eraser bit always scared me.  Discovering technical pens was really helpful because they give you great control and minimal bleed.  So […]