Monday, December 31, 2012

Lunch Time Sketches

More sketches from my lunch time walk journal. The rooster was a planter and the deer is from a yard that I like to call "The Island of Misfit Garden Statues" and I saw the cardinal in a tree.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lunch Time Walk Doodles

Since my job has gone virtual, I've been going for long walks around my neighborhood at lunch time to fend off cabin fever, and I've been trying to draw some of the things that I see. These are three little birds that I spotted on a fence and two garden statues.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Eastern Kingbird

I'm working on trying to draw the birds that I see around my house. I spotted this little guy on my patio. He peeped at me before he flew off.

Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 Christmas Doodles

I try to draw a christmas doodle sheet every year to see if my drawing skills are improving at all. Plus, It's fun to draw cute Christmas things!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Another Beagle

Here is another attempt to sketch one of my friend's beagle. This dog is so sweet. She always curls up next to me and sleeps everytime I see her.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Quick Sketch

This is a quick sketch of a little old lady that I saw in the parking lot at Krogers in the early morning.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cartoon Merino Sheep

I've been trying to draw my own cartoon animals based off real life animals. This is a merino sheep that I saw at Greenfield Village.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

My Fav Dog Niece

It's so sad that my favorite dog niece is so old that she doesn't remember me anymore, and she wouldn't let me pet her on Thanksgiving. I still did sneak her some table snacks during dinner though, and she liked those.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Three Grumpy Guys

I love trying to draw grumpy looking eldery men for some reason. I think it might be the lines on their faces.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


A sketch of one of my plastic animal statues.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Six Comic Heads

One of these heads is a guy that I saw at the grocery store. The rest are from my imagination.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Praying Mantis Rescue!

I rescued this little guy from the bottom of my grocery shopping cart. I think he rode the whole way through the store with me and I found him when I was loading my groceries in the car. I relocated him to a nearby bush and snapped his pic!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Doodle Heads

Some noodle doodle heads from my sketchbook.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Merino Sheep

This is another one of my favorite animals from Greenfield Village. They keep a herd of the wrinkly Merino sheep.

Monday, October 29, 2012


I took some pics of this rooster at Greenfield Village the last time I was there. I really tried to capture a good pose of him for this drawing.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

People Sketches

Some more sketches of people. These I drew with my Tul needlepoint pen.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Crazy Dogs

I drew these dogs from some sale flyers in the newspaper.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Three Cartoon Faces

These are some people that I saw in a little pizza joint in Wyandotte.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Crazy Gerbil

Here is another attempt at trying to capture the personality of my crazy gerbil.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Greenfield Village Horses

I saw these horses recently at Greenfield Village.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

doodle cartoon heads

Some new doodle cartoon heads from my sketchbook. One is based from real life, and the other five are from my imagination.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Puffin Sketches

I love watching The Puffins Loafing Ledge video cam on the Audubon Cams, so I decided to sketch some of the puffins. I wish I could see some in person.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Doodle Fish

This is a doodle fish cartoon from my sketchbook.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Elephant Sketch

I've bought some toy animal statues for sketching purposes, plus they are cute just to own. One of my goals is to sketch a decent animal at the zoo someday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Doodle Cartoon Animals

These are some new cartoon animal doodles that I drew during work.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Doodle Bird

Here is a doodle bird from my sketchbook.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bunny on Ivory Paper

Here is another version of my Cranbrook Bunny. I drew him with a Pitt Artist Brush on toned paper and I used a white gel pen and a white galaxy marker for the hightlights.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bunny Sketch

I saw this bunny recently during a walk at the Cranbrook House Gardens.

Friday, August 31, 2012

More Co-Worker's Heads

Some more co-worker head doodles. I hope that I'm getting better at drawing them.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Chicken Doodle

Crazy Chicken Doodle from my notebook. My animal doodles always feel safe because they know their artist is a vegetarian.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

zoo sketches

I visited The Great Lakes Zoological Society in Ann Arbor recently, and I saw some awesome reptiles, frogs, snakes, etc....Here are a couple residents who I sketched. I think one was a lizard and one was a little gater or croc.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cat Statue

I've had this small gray cat clay statue for a while and I finally decided to try to draw him.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dog Cartoon

One of my cute dog doodle cartoons.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Co-Workers Heads

I've been trying to draw more of my own stuff and here are some cartoon heads that I drew of my co-workers.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

More Drawing Pratice

Here is some more model sheet pratice. Sorry about the lines, but I've been drawing them in my notebook at work.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

KerryTown Dog

I saw this young dog tied up near The Kerrytown Farmers Market recently. He was anxiously waiting for his master to return.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cartoon Doodles

Some more cute cartoon doodles from my brain. It's supposed to a horse, a girl and a dog.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cat Sitter Birds

I bought my cat a dvd called "Cat Sitter" which features birds for cats. Of course, he never watches it, but then I realized it was a good way to sketch live birds because I can pause it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Model Sheet Practice

This is some more model practice from my notebook at work.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Cute Kitty

Here is a cute cat doodle that I drew.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Crazy Bunny

I drew this crazy bunny straight from my own brain. He was supposed to be a cute sweet thing, so I'm not sure what happened.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Duck drinking a beer

I've seen this duck drinking a beer on a sign from a closed bar several times and I thought I try to draw him.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sketches from The Zoo

Here are some sketches of three women that I saw recently at The Toledo Zoo.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

horse gesture sketch

This is a gesture sketch of a horse statue that I bought at an Asian Import store.

Monday, July 9, 2012

New Doodle Heads

Here are some new doodle heads that I drew at work. One of them is a co-worker.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Lemurs at the zoo

These are some sketches that I did at The Toledo Zoo of the lemurs. They had three babies who were so cute!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

New Doodles

some new doodles straight from my own brain.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dollar Store Dog

This is another one of my dollar store statue purchases. I bought him the same day that I bought my chicken statue.