Friday, February 13, 2009

Old World Correspondance

I decided to cheat a little bit and post something from this past summer. This is the inside of a letter I illustrated in the style of an old nautical map. I did a bit of research for this one using the ole' interwebs to find authentic looking Maritime illustrations and I combined the elements that I liked into the drawing below. If you click on the tiny image below it will take you to a much larger one. This is encouraged by management.

I really like this style and wish it wasn't so time consuming, otherwise I would probably draw in it more frequently. It would be more apt for an etching so that multiple copies could be made and sold as individual greeting or post cards.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Fever Sleeves T-Shirt

Three and half years after its original conception the Fever Sleeves Squid shirt has finally come to fruition. Available at Also in black with green ink.
Postage Paid.

And just so you can see how far it's come: Here is the original drawing.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Napkin Doodle

Over the weekend I went to Seattle for a stranger's wedding and to visit some not-so-strangers. Here's a not-so-great doodle I did while out to breakfast.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bear With Me

For some reason I've been really into bears lately. I've been noticing them a lot around town and every time I do I can't help but feel a sense of awe from these massive creatures. That and I've been watching a lot of Northern Exposure lately. Here's a quick sketch of bear figurine from my friend's terrarium. I wouldn't be surprised if you saw some more bear sketches on here in the near future.

Monday, February 9, 2009

It's been a while

I know, I know. The title of the blog is "a sketch a day" and it's nearly been a month since my last post. Well times have been tough and I've been relatively busy. I finally got my food stamps which has allowed me the luxury of eating, and I had a brief stint working in the mail room of Nordstrom's, where I would spend 8 hours a day folding and boxing expensive clothing for shipping at the local shopping mall. To break the monotony I would often spend my breaks and lunches in a little lounge area just outside the store which faced one of those horrible "gifts from the far east" stores. Here is a sketch of an Asian dress that was prominent in their window display. I enjoyed the shadows created by the creases.