Tuesday, July 31, 2012


I love doing these silly little cityscapes.  My scanner is on the blitz so I had my artwork scanned at a Staples store.  I don't know what they did, but the images were very dithered and needed a bit of help from photoshop to make them presentable.

Monday, July 30, 2012

miles of inlanders at the beach

I am re-reading Moby Dick by Herman Melville.  It's appropriate reading now for being in his territory.  Here is a quote that made me laugh.  It's oh-so-true.

But look!  Here come the crowds, pacing straight for a dive. Strange!  Nothing will content them but the extremest limit of the lande; loitering under the shady lee of yonder warehouses will not sufice.  No.  The must get just as nigh the water as they possibly can without falling in.  And there they stand - miles of them- leagues.  Inlanders, all, they come from lanes and alleys, streets and avenues - north, east, south, and west.  Yet here they all unite.  Tell me, does the magnetic virtue of the needles of the compasses of all the ships attract them hither?
I've been drawing some people for practice.  Montage style is one of my favorite forms of composition.
More people.
I colored this with Photoshop.  I wanted to show the earthiness of camping.  I've been camping quite a bit since moving to Massachusetts.  This is Shawmee State Forest in Sandwich, a part of Cape Cod.  Such big woods for being a couple of miles from the Atlantic ocean.

Friday, July 20, 2012


 Cooking fire in the woods of Cape Cod.  Firewood is plentiful.

Cape Cod camping

 In the woods of Sandwich on Cape Cod.