Saturday, May 31, 2008

Lady Robot

Inspired by the image on a vodka bottle label!


Friday, May 30, 2008


We have a guest dog here in Casa del Gringo.


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Welcome To The Machine

From one cog to another...


Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Not the dog...


Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Not the bus...


Monday, May 26, 2008

The Dome

I thought this guy's head had an interesting shape...


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Ring a Ding-Ding

I love two-stroke engines. That's probably because my first motorbike was a 2-stroker (1974 Suzuki TS100).

I've ridden my scooter more in the past two weeks than in the preceeding two years. Two-stroke fever, man!


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Cate Blanchett the new Indiana Jones flick.


Friday, May 23, 2008

Coffee For One

This is my little stove-top coffee maker that Brad gave me.

Clippy Clippy

A bit prosaic, perhaps, but I just didn't see anything else that caught my eye.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fountain Pen

I love nice pens, but bing left-handed limits their usefulness.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008


And when I'm tired, I have a lot of trouble coming up with a subject for the day's sketch. Usually, as today, I fall back on what I know best.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Meet George Jetson

A company in South Africa is claiming that they will have this flying car on the market, one day.

Jane, get me off this crazy thing!


Sunday, May 18, 2008


I had a hard time drawing this, and I see a couple of things that could be changed. But, I just used those post-hole diggers to dig 7 holes, each 2-1/2 feet deep, for my new fence I'm building across the back yard.

My had was so shaky from the unusual strain on the muscles, that I could hardly keep the pen point on the paper. So, this looks good enough, to me.

Hope you agree.


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Wayne's Alfa

Once a comic book artist, always a comic book artist, I suppose. I originally intended to do a realistic rendering of this Alfa Coupe, but it turned into something of a caricature along the way.

I still like it though, particularly for a 10 minute sketch.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Little Black Birds

Just kinda liked the looks of them.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Speed Eraser

My pink eraser, at work. Yeah, I'm still an eighth-grader, at heart.


How Sweet It Is

Hummingbird, feeding.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I did draw a picture, today, but I left my sketchbook at work. So, I will post it tomorrow.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Owl Be Seeing You...

in all the old, familiar places...


Monday, May 12, 2008

Perchance to Dream

Yeah, I was sleepy at work, today. But the monster under the bed (the job) wouldn't let me sleep!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Swimming Swan Sketch

Not that the sketch is's a sketch of a swan that's swimming ...that is...ah, never mind.


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Lucky 7 Sins - PRIDE

All caps on this one, as I consider it to be probably the root sin.

When you think of repressive, murderous regimes, there is typically one central figure around whom the whole machine rotates. Think Stalin, Mao, Caligula, Hussein...none of these guys quite achieves the level of old Adolph, who based a whole regime of repression and ethnic cleansing on the basis of his own, sinful, pride.

As I sat outside the coffee shop, drawing this picture, I had to explain to three different people why I was drawing a picture of Hitler. Each of them asked me about it in the same manner that they would ask why you were praying to the devil.

Not admiring him, just using him as an example.

It's amazing how, after over 60 years, the man's image still brings such a negative response. Hence the reason he became the ultimate Face of Sin for this series of drawings.


Friday, May 9, 2008

Lucky 7 Sins - Envy

On the subject of sins: Whenever I read a story about someone selling their soul to the devil so that they can gain some special ability, I think to myself that no one would ever consider such a thing. No earthly ability would worth the price.

Then, I hear Stevie Ray Vaughan playing Lenny or Tin Pan Alley.
I am envious of his playing, for sure...


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Lucky 7 Sins - Wrath

There are many theories about why Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald. Some believe that Ruby was telling the truth when he said that he did it to "spare Mrs. Kennedy the pain of a trial."

Others believe that he was sent as an assassin, himself, to shut Oswald up before the truth of the Kennedy assassination conspiracy could come out.

Either way, I don't remember ever hearing anyone say that he shouldn't have done it, in the years following the act. Whatever his motives, Ruby channelled the wrath of the American people against the man they blamed for the end of an era. At least, that's how it seemed to me at 5 or 6 years of age, listening to the grownups around me still talking about it 3 or 4 years after it happened.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Lucky 7 Sins - Greed

Donald Trump, eating his business competitors for breakfast...


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008

Lucky 7 Sins - Lust

A furtive glance over the shoulder, and...


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Luck 7 Sins - Sloth

A little Sloth on your latte'?...


Birthday Puppy

Just a quick sketch of a puppy, down at the coffee shop.


Friday, May 2, 2008


I haven't come up with a new theme, so I just sketched one of the baristas down at Kaladi Bros. It came out looking like he's older than he is, though. I'm not sure why.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Jazzy VII

And, last but far from least, our lovely vocalist.

I've enjoyed following a theme, for the week, building up my jazz band. Now I need a new 7 day theme. Any ideas?