Thursday, December 29, 2005

Last of the Year

Chances are this is the last time I'll be posting in 2005. Happy New Year. Have some stuff. Big stuff comes to those who click.

That's all you get from me until '06... now go check out Le Musée des RocknOats.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

"Baby, I'm a fine artiste. Baby, I deserve to be kissed."

-R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders

I ended up in conversation with someone just yesterday at the local Starbucks. I began drawing in my Moleskine and the guy sitting near me noticed and asked "Are you an artist?"

I said yes.

I may as well have thrown in that I was a mechanic because I pump my own gas.

My apologies.


Saturday, December 17, 2005

What a shame...

More from the Moleskine... It's been awhile, I know. I'm sure the both of you reading this will get over it. Remember. Less is more. Now let's all sit back and watch this poor bastard get smashed in the head with an errant baseball.


Thursday, November 10, 2005


Yeah. It's been awhile. I know. Same as it ever was, you can click for a larger view... or not. I'm finding it fairly difficult to give a fuck. This is something I did rather quickly in Photoshop. I decided to dust off the wacom tablet and try my hand at some digital art. Here's the proof that I suck as much as I expected. Still there's a darkness in this image that's just disturbing enough to post here where almost no one will ever see it. I'm finding it fairly difficult to give a fuck. ~PME

"I can't remember how this got started
But I can tell you exactly how it will end"
-Nine Inch Nails

Saturday, August 13, 2005


That word would describe my feeling towards this post. When I added the head to this pose, I got preoccupied with the features and lost sight of the big picture. That being the case, I ended up with a drawing of a figure that, while not being a complete disaster, has a disproportionately large head. What a shame. I would have liked to go back and fix it, but the hard edged style I was trying to work in made erasure unfeasible. I may take another crack at this pose at a later date. Click=big.

In other news, I'm still not done with the project mentioned in the previous post and no, I'm no richer.


Wednesday, July 27, 2005


This will probably be the last one for a bit of time. I'm about to start a monstrous freelance design job that should tie me up pretty well through the weekend. I shall return (hopefully richer).


Monday, July 25, 2005

Weekend Sketches

Here's the result of a Sunday morning at Starbucks as well as Sunday afternoon at Reality Cafe.
Just to reinforce how awful I am compared to "real" artists, browse on over to Michael Hussar's web site. It takes a few clicks to get to the meat, but there's some amazing stuff to see once you're inside. His stuff is pretty dark and disturbing in nature, but man is it well done! An article about him appeared in the latest issue of Juxtapoz (which is, fairly obviously, where I came across his work). That's it for me. You know the deal. Click it big.


Thursday, July 21, 2005

You want a fresh one?

Yeah... so it's a photo and not a sketch. I set it up and took it, so what of it?!
Keep complaining. You'll be next.

Causing a disturbance

This page causes me to be disturbed. Maybe it's the woman's eye improperly positioned on her face. Maybe it's that disturbing little man in the hat. Ever draw something and wish you hadn't? I have.

I'm loving this red lead. Seriously.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

I see red...

Well, guess who did some sketching this past weekend. If you guessed me, you've won. I've no prizes to share, but I do have these two sketches from a Sunday afternoon at Starbucks. The new Gorillaz album, "Demon Days," is good to sketch to, by the way. While I'm at it, Static-X's and Dream Theater's new albums ("Start a War" and "Octavarium," respectively) are quite good too. I digress. You didn't come here for music. You came here for sketches. And chances are you came here because you know me personally and have for many, many years. Hell, if you don't know me, but visit anyway, leave a comment and say hi or give me links to other sketch-blogs you've enjoyed more than mine. I'm just curious to see how vast my audience is for this while finding other folks with more talent whose work I can look at and silently seethe with jealousy. Ah, yes... onto the sketches. Click for a larger view... like in the deal.

Saturday, June 25, 2005


This is the last figure I've done (click for a larger view). I really need to get out and draw today and periodically throughout the weekend. If I come up with anything worthwhile or at least something that I can impose upon you fine folks with a clear conscience, I'll post it.

media: Derwent Drawing Pencils on toned paper

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Seated Figure

Long time, no posts. I'd apologize for taking so long, but that would imply that I have an audience, which I don't. Here's another one that no one will enjoy. As usual, click the image for a larger view.

media: Derwent Drawing pencils on toned paper

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Quick Note

I've gone and edited all of the past posts to display small images that you can click to display larger ones. Hopefully, it'll help the page to load faster.

Another Figure

Here's another figure I did from Virtual Pose (same model too, I believe). Click the image for a larger version.

media: Derwent Drawing pencils on toned paper

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

A Series (Sort of)

don't ask...

media: Uniball Signo gel pen on sketch pad paper (first two), graphite on post-it-note (last one)

Monday, June 06, 2005

First Figure

As promised, here's a fully realized figure drawing. The pose is from Mario Henri Chakkour's Virtual Pose 3 which is a great series of life drawing reference books. Each one comes with a CD containing many poses in Quicktime VR format so that you can rotate the model and draw different angles. I encourage anyone interested to check out his site and buy the books. They are great and since I get the majority of my life drawing reference from them, the least I can do is give them a plug.

media: Derwent Drawing Pencils on toned sketch pad paper

Sketchbook 02

Another page... again with the Signo.

Sketchbook 01

Here's a page from my sketchbook. I used a Uniball Signo gel pen to do these. I like the Signo. They flow smoothly, give you a nice dark line and if you use the pen on an angle, you can get some pretty thin, gray lines and achieve a pretty good tonal range for a ball pen.

Sunday, June 05, 2005


Okay. You got me. Now I'm blogging too. Thanks Dan and Jim. What began as a dormant site created simply so as to have an identity with which to post on other blogs has turned into this. I'm planning on posting sketches and drawings, etc. here as often as I can as incentive to keep working at it. We'll see what happens. Here's a little of what to expect. A lot of what goes up here will be human figure drawings and gestures. Pretty much all of my figure drawings will be nude. If you're against that sort of thing, you should probably make your way (in an orderly fashion, of course) to the nearest exit. If not, pull up a chair and try to enjoy. If you hate what you see, chances are you're not alone, so you can take solace in that fact. If you like what you see, you've brought great joy to this old, Italian stereotype. Either way, thanks for wasting some time with me looking at my stuff.