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It’s in the blood! Ethan fires up his doodler…

July 16, 2007



“So, Ethan…what’s that blue thingy supposed to be?”

“Nothin’, it’s just a blue thingy.”

“Well, that’s the best one of those I’ve ever seen.”

My son Ethan has apparently been stricken with the same malady as his pop. The kid can fire off some of the most beautifully random doodles. And much to my wife’s chagrin, his thought processes also seem to closely mirror mine. Pray for him.

Flirtatious Inebriated Redneck Wizard Elf

July 12, 2007


Yet another doodle for which I have NOTHING in the way of an explanation…nada…zilch…zippo…jack squat!

But, hey, it could help somebody out there who might have been losing sleep at night wondering what one of these guys might look like. Rest easy, friend….here’s your answer.

Philippine? Phil O’Peen? Feel a peen?

July 12, 2007



Well, apparently I’m so Southern that, even when someone has pronounced a word properly, I hear it-and, therefore, doodle it- with a Southern accent. But, see, this at least proves that I was listening.

Birthday Boy!!!

July 9, 2007



birthdayboy_small.jpg  So, as all good friends should, I felt it my duty to do an embarrassing birthday card illustration of my friend Allen a few years back on his 30th. He’s a self-proclaimed superhero-lovin’ übergeek, thus the character Birthday Boy was born.

The zombie horse is from one of the many bizarre things that have happened to dear ol’ Allen during his lifetime, and merited a starring role on the cover. I won’t go into all the gory details here. Let’s just say the car he was in at the time of the…er…encounter ended up looking like the Purina Dog Chow float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

You can see the finished piece in all its glory by clicking the thumbnail of the card.

Buncha Freaks!!!

July 6, 2007



Not all doodles are happy doodles….some are angry…or manic depressive…or lazy.

And, yes, that’s part of a nose in the lower left corner. I got a thing for doodling disembodied noses, alright? You got a problem with that?

Opening up a whole can of Eric on ya!

July 3, 2007


I’m hoping that my friend Eric will some day become President of the United States just so this can be the official portrait they hang in the White House. Or maybe they’ll decide to put his likeness on the $7.34 bill, and use this drawing. And then, when you have to pay for something that is EXACTLY $7.34, you could whip one of these bad boys out.

Yeah…that’d be cool.

Digital Doodles

July 3, 2007

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I like to experiment with different techniques in Photoshop. With this one, I was mainly focusing on mimicking a stippled ink effect by modifying some of the brush settings. That, in conjunction with my pen tablet (a tool I love so much I briefly considered naming my daughter Pen Tablet Gregory….darn my wife and her levelheaded, merciful ways!) makes stippled inking about a billion times faster than doing it by hand on paper.

And you don’t have to worry about smearing your ink or ruining your base sketch in Photoshop, either, which is a BIG plus for those of us who have large doses of klutz running through our veins.

Thumbnailed for your safety and convenience; click to see more detail.

Snoozin’ or Juicin’?

July 2, 2007


There are those that doodle in meetings, and then there are those who catch up on their sleep in meetings. And when you have a meeting where there’s one of each present…..

Maybe ol’ Snoozy up there could’ve used some of what this guy’s obviously had a little too much of.


She’s a Dominatin’ Aviatrix!

June 29, 2007


If a doodle lives right, eats all its veggies, and cleans up its room…it gets to be a full-blown painting.

Reason for this one: I just like the way the word “aviatrix” sounds.

Klonk! (Where’s Ignatz?)

June 28, 2007


Although it started out random, this one turned into an homage of sorts to one of my heroes, George Herriman. He’s the genius who gave the world Krazy Kat, and his artistic and writing skills have always been a benchmark by which I judge other comic work. His stuff may be too surreal or subtle for some tastes, but- love him or hate him- ya gotta admit, the man had STYLE!