Sunday, December 21, 2008

Elmore from Washington State

Xmas present for my father who took this picture because he knows that I like tug boats.

Ayton Cross Final

You win some, you lose some.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Gymnetis - A Scarab Beetle

Unfinished. Can't decide if I will shade in fine black hatching or paint in color.

Biter Final

Saturday, November 15, 2008


This drawing is about 15 inches tall, which is about ten inches taller than usual.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pigeons on The Chrysler Building

For a children's book I am working on.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

New Paint

Color and brush test.


Study for a project involving images for kids. THis one's a bust because kids need to see eyes more clearly.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cardinals III

I think they're getting better. But they sure don't look any happier.

Monday, October 27, 2008


The one on the right doesn't know the whole story.

More cheap paint.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Fungus Beetles

These are the Fungus Beetles.

On the top is the Handsome Fungus Beetle and below is the Pleasing Fungus Beetle. They are neither handsome nor pleasing but that may be due to my rendition. I painted them with some Crayola junk paint I got at the drug store for my daughter. The top one was painted with junk water color and the lower one with some junk version of a water-based paint.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Quinquereme of Nineveh

Imagine her stuffed to the gunwales with gold, silver, precious stones, ivory, apes, and peacocks on her way from Ophir.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bird in Pants, Fishing.

I love a bird in pants. This guy should've gone with waders considering the water and all, but here he is in his feathery finery. This drawing was based on a photo sent to me by Joe Blackburn who is not only a great photographer but also the proud papa of this little baby.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fire Box

Sitting around for hours in a government office can inspire drawings like this.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Pennsylvania Railroad

Keystone Liner.

I'm done drawing trains.

Warrior III

Based on a photo taken by Barry Watson. Check out his boat images here. See all the Scottish Tugs and other boats I've drawn on the Upper Clydeside by clicking on boats or Scottish Tugs on the label list.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Courtroom Lights II

These lamps are from the movie "12 Angry Men" starring Henry Fonda (I think it's the only one he produced).

I draw lamps that I see in movie courtrooms.

ChrisT 3rd of four

He takes pitchers.

Monday, August 25, 2008


This was drawn on orange paper, which did weird things to the scanning process.

ChrisT 2nd of 4

Twin Flower

Another drawing of a sewn card.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


This is a drawing of one of the sewn cards.