Saturday, February 28, 2009

New Characters

A look behind the curtain: today's sketches for a proposed book.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Live Sketch from the Art Damage Lodge

This is the first drawing in my new Moleskine, done live at the Art Damage Lodge. Jonathan, the first musician, jams screwdrivers and hammers under the strings and beats the sound out of the instrument and into you.

This sketch wouldn't be here if it weren't for Christina Wald, who is not only a fine artist, but always pushes me - and loves my sketchbook. Click the link, go see her work and see how animals should be drawn.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Big Baby

"To all the girls I've ever loved before..."

Everybody sing!

Northside Tavern, Cincinnati, Ohio

From the sketchbook. The band played and the ladies danced at the Northside Tavern.

Those of you who have actually seen my sketchbook may be grumbling at the innocuousness of your faithful artist's sketch blog.

Rest assured, I'm currently working to create TWO Web sites. One for the nice people. One for the rest of you.

Because I'm tired of holding out on you, dear ones.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Art Auction: Cat Charity

The original art for this piece is being auctioned for charity, along with the work of many fantastic artists!

To help the homeless kitties, bid on the art on Ebay. All money raised goes to the Animal Rescue Art Project.

My watercolor painting "Sleeping Cat," has not yet been listed on Ebay. If you're interested in owning it, e-mail Ms. Robin Moro at and ask nicely.

Thank you all.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bought a dog

See? There's a silver lining to every cloud.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Love is...

...a sketch from a proposed line of anti-holiday cards. Roses are red/And now they're dead.

(My love to Natalia, who wrote that rhyme.)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Poet Tree

Yesterday, my server crashed with the number of comments I received, all demanding that I Never. Attempt. Poetry. Again.

I defy you all.
Look - a ball!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Youth and Age

In a half-conscious grace,
she dances and swirls
past the wine.
Adults sit,
talk and eat,
grow low and fill with earth.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


One from the vaults
for my black-hearted friends.

The Baby Detective

Waaaah. Wah, wah, wahhhhh.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Angel or Devil, I Don't Care

But whatever lies
behind the door,
there is nothing much to do.
Angel or Devil, I don't care
for in front of that door
there is you.
- from David Bowie's version of the Jacques Brel song, "My Death."

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sherman the Vermin

Today's mood is: sensitive and vicious. (From the sketchbook.)