Sunday, June 29, 2008

BATTLER of Greenock, Scotland

I have posted both the color and black and white scans because they're so different. Which do you prefer?

This is a drawing of a tug boat called BATTLER that is out of Greenock, Scotland, near Glasgow. I drew this from a photograph taken by Barry Watson found on his blog, one of my favorites. The blog tracks the ships and boats traveling up and down the upper Clyde river in Scotland. Beautiful photography and dreamy details about the boats. If you're into boatspotting this will become your favorite blog.

I may one day draw other tugs from the region, KINDEACE and WARRIOR III.

Thank you, Mr. Watson, for the lovely photos.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Pigeons Walk (Final)

Pigeons Walk - 2ct Stamp

This drawing is only about halfway finished. I'll post the final once it's completed.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Serge Modular

View the original here. I don't know a thing about synthesizers so I had to make some stuff up. There's not really a dial called "Albatross."

It was Chris T's idea for me to search out images from other blogs and draw them. Here's the first one that I found at random.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Self 1984 (The Last of Three)

This is the last of the self portraits. I'm as relieved as you are.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Van Gogh the Storm Chaser

To see the original in all its glory click here.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

"Mexican Eagle"

This drawing is from a photograph taken by Joe Blackburn on Highway 16 between Bandera and Medina, Texas. Joe says this bird is a Crested Caracara but is often referred to as a "Mexican Eagle" and is thought to be the bird on the Mexican National Emblem. Joe took this picture in mid-June 2008, maybe even on Flag Day.

I like the bird's pants but "falcon pants" sounds much better than "caracara pants."

Mail Box or Mailbox

This mailbox was drawn on a piece of Strathmore postcard paper and then sent off to Mick Boyle's Mailbox Mail Art project. For those of you who cringe at the sight of a postage stamp, Mick is accepting digital entries. Some Mail Art enthusiasts may have a few things to say about electronic/digital mail art entries but I think experiments are always a good thing and Mick's got a good project in the works. Take a moment to draw a mailbox and send him a scan -

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


These images show the difference between scanning in greyscale or text setting.  The harsher contrast is the text setting (top image of dufus penguins) and I think it's more flattering to drawings presented online.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Unfinished Burn

Just because it's daily doesn't mean it's good.

This one is unfinished. I will work on it more and post the final.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


For more on tapirs visit my tapir page.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Extra Buttons

Chad Moeller - Tadpoler

24 June 2008
My Salamander ate two of my tadpoles. I never would've believed it but it's true. I have four tadpoles left and one fat fanfarron of a salamander.