Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday Gift - Scarfs Process Video

A few months back I posted a couple of Bee drawings.. coffee table and sketch book. From those little doodles eventually birthed this years holiday gift.

I'm big on story telling, both emotional & literal. So this year, as last year, the pieces each spoke about the relationship of the wearers to each other. Boys and no kid having men, Bee's. Girls and no kid having women, flowers. Dad's, Mom's & Grandparent's each received combo scarfs, half either bee's or flowers and the other half a Bee Hive. All scarfs had a subtle yellow honeycomb pattern under the chocolate brown print.

I'll be posting more pictures soon but thought for now, a little process showcase was in order. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holiday Cards - 2008

Last year I doodled out the following sketch that resulted in a series of shirts and a digital holiday card.
I decided that this year I would revise the holiday card and make it into something tangible. So first thing I did was fix the font, then gathered up some screens, some paper and a lot of time. The end result, about 100 A2 sized 3 color silk screened cards that I mailed out to everyone I had an address for, and hand delivered to those close enough. I hope everyone enjoyed them. Special thanks to Curious Doodles for her help and the glamor shots below.


I've been really busy the past two months and getting a lot of use out of my silk screen press. From helping Curious Doodles with her Calendar project to getting a few works of my own done. Needless to say, posting has drifted into the not so daily-ish realm. I hope to remedy that during the month of January and will be posting more about my projects as the day progresses. Thanks for staying tuned!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Robo Heads

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Friday, December 5, 2008

Hairy eye

Thursday, December 4, 2008



Monday, December 1, 2008


Three Zs

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Num Num - Birthday drawnings

On the weekend prior to my bday I had drinks with two other birthday folks, Nonnie and Christian along with several coworkers and friends down @ Low Brow Lounge. Much tequila and miller lite was consumed by myself and I'm sure less dirty stuff by others. Durning that time, Nonnie, one of the BDay'ers managed to get some Radio Cab taxi writing pads and we started a group brain storm for a new character. Starting only with the name of "Num Num". Above are the results, of one of the pads. As soon as I get the other I'll scan and post it. Each drawing is by a different person, can you guess which one is mine? Following this, comes "Giggles"... well... what's safe to post on blogger of it... censor bars to the rescue!!!!

Wow this took way to long. The "Giggles" drawing are yet to be scanned but at least now I have the second batch of "Num Num" drawings to post.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Napkin Drawings @ Valentines - Unofficial Band Promo

So back towards the end of October I got to see my friend Cat play at Valentines in downtown portland. She's part of the group "Hide & Go Hustle" These drawings were mostly created during her set that night, the first is of her, and I admit it's pretty poor but I was trying to capture her head gear more then anything....
The band plays with a mix of live instruments, the Cello and Guitar namely, with some live drums and horns but utilizes a ton of loop and effects peddles. I was drinking as I drew these and lost some of them, I swear I had a napkin full of just peddles, but these are what remain from 4 vodak tonics plus Hide & Go Hustle. Personally my favorite is of Mike peddling the guitar...

You should note Cat is in another group, in addition to Hide & Go Hustle called Black Heart Moon. Their first show is coming up on Decemeber 12 @ The Way Post in portland. Cat is flexing her singing muscles on this one, and I have to say she really should have busted them out sooner.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

From doodle to final form

Recently I've been making these binary robot cards. And I thought this was a good time to review how I often go from doodle into a "final" form.

To begin though, I should note that the cards original inspiration comes from a doodle over 3 years in age, that resulted in a painting I currently have hanging in my living room.
One night while looking at the above painting, hanging rather uncomfortably over the edge of my couch I doodled onto my floor what would eventually become a limited series of silkscreen wooden and paper cards.

Below is the first iteration from floor drawing to hand drawn wooden cards. The last of this series I managed to ship and sell on Etsy, while the first, the heart one, I gave as a "tester" gift to my sweetums.

The second derivative of the floor drawing was a more refined limited silkscreen run on smooth found wood silkscreen prints and a companion limited paper card series. From the hand drawn series I expanded on the use of binary as a geeky but unique and appropriate method to say "Thank U"

All of these, of course, are now on my Etsy site, *hint*hint*wink*wink*.

I hope, in sharing these stories, it'll make you think twice about what can come from those meandering lines you may be scrawling about.

Radio Controled

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Planning for Thirty

This was a big year for me. My last in the 20ty's. On Nov. 26th, I'll have crossed over from the age of youth and wonder to one of the first official old age markers. Just 2 generations ago, 30ty was middle age, now I think the baby boomer crowd is claiming there is no middle age, but it still bears that weight when you approach it. I don't fully know what 30ty means to me yet. It looms, like a deadline for a project you are no were near finishing but none the less are expected to meet, pass or fail.

For those of you who follow that I know in the real, I'll be planning something for the 21rst or 22nd of this month, so keep it open. Funeral attire won't be required but there will be drinking involved. =)


Penguin Thoughts

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Dino Shirt

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Monster Winner is...

After two days of voting, Rebekah's "B is for brain...that's good enough for me..." Has won the popular vote in the second poll. So I'll be sending Rebekah a signed copy of the oringinal artwork! Congrats Rebekah and thanks to everyone for Playing! Keep an eye for future holiday caption contest here!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween - Caption Contest

What? Not funny enough? Post back your own caption and I'll pick my favorite 4 then put it in a blogger poll for the readers to choose their favorite from. Best caption winner will get a signed copy of the original drawing. All winners will get their caption posted with the art work here on diskgrunt daily-ish doodles! Deadline to post is 12am Nov 1rst. Polling will begin 12pm Nov 1. and final vote tally will be 12 noon Nov 2. All times PST. Happy Halloween everyone!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008




Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bear Dog Memorial

I received some very sad news just moments ago. Chelsea Dog, aka bear, bear dog, boo, boo bear and puppers passed away this morning after 15 years of heart warming life. I still chant, up and up and up and up in my head when ever I go up the small stair case in the lobby of my apartment building were I first met Chelsea and Jen. I'm gonna miss you boo bear. Jen & Ebb my hear goes out to you.

Think Cake

E1Z0 Box

Happy Lift

Multi source Bug

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pig Nose

Friday, October 17, 2008


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pimples and Tractors

Grrrrr THbbbbth! Says the tounge monster

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Flower Girl

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Wood Panel Thoughts

I've got these great wood panels from Whole Foods that I've been thinking of ways to make them into art. Whole Foods apparently can only use their food serving boxes once, then they must break them down for recycling. I've been collecting them up from work when we have whole foods catering.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Abstract smokey

Pockets and Plotters

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lil Big Head

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Lost in Ikea

I always feel sick, I mean physically so, after I make it through the consumer mouse maze that is Ikea. That's what I get for big box shopping =(

Building a box

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tree Roots & Out the Window of Airplane

I just reached the end of a mini sketch pad today working on some wine label reworks/thoughts and decided I should go back through and see if there were any doodles I missed. This I drew on the plane to San Francisco. I'm just starting to digg through that book. So more post to come...

Monster Poo Avoidance

Let me hear your beats

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 is live

My personal portfolio website is now live.

It contains my most recent illustration, apparel design and other commercial and personal art projects. Thoughts, Comments & Questions welcome!

Color test for silkscreening


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