Posts Tagged ‘drawing’

Elliott’s Awesome Monsters

A couple of weeks ago I came home to these drawings waiting for me on the kitchen table.


Obviously, I love them. It’s just so cute. In the second photo you can see one sad girl, which is funny because he usually makes everything happy. My guess is he wasn’t pleased with the sad girl, but tried it out because that’s how I drew it, then immediately drew another one, but with a smile. I can only assume that he circled the happy one to designate it as the one to pay attention to.

As adorable as it as that he would copy me, make no mistake, this kid does not need any inspiration. Check these out. He has his own style totally unique to him. I love these.


He drew these because it’s October and he’s super excited about Halloween. He calls them Spooky Chomps. Even with the spiky teeth the Spooky Chomps are still cute and happy. One of my all time favorite things he’s drawn though is this window drawing. His grandparents keep glass markers in the house and as soon as Elliott found them he went to town on the slider.

Oh, I love it so much! For years he’s had a thing for drawing cyclops and triclops creatures, but he always makes them so cute and endearing that you just want to squeeze them.

That’s it for now. Thanks for looking!
– Jeff

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Not sick of me yet? Great!
Check out this Pumpkin Spice post from five years ago.
Watch a time lapse of me painting a Blockhead Owl.
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Digital Doodle Of Neal Breton

It’s been said that you aren’t a SLO County artist until you make a portrait of Neal Breton. Well, I finally stepped up to the plate and made one. I’m a SLO County artist now, suckers!

Chipboard Is My New Friend

I’ve been really into drawing and painting on chipboard lately. Chipboard is basically a thick paperboard made from reclaimed paper stock. It sounds fancy, but you see it used quite a bit for things like keeping photos flat when being shipped, which is actually why I have so much of it. I use it when I mail drawings or prints to people. Anyway, I think black ink looks great on it and it’s a nice alternative to the standard white paper. Right now I have 10 available and they are a mix of Sharpie marker, brush pen, house paint and acrylic ink. If you’d like to purchase any of these simply click on the picture and the rest is easy. Oh, if you do make a purchase I highly suggest using the Paypal option because the other option (Stripe) takes about 3 days longer to process. Here we go…


“The Repair Man”
5″ x 7″ – $15, plus shipping. Order here.


“Floppy Bun”
5″ x 7″ – $15, plus shipping. Order here.


“The Almond Milk Man”
5″ x 7″ – $15, plus shipping. Order here.


“Donut Owl”
5″ x 7″ – $20, plus shipping. Order here.

I made a quick time lapse of this next one.


“Benny The Owl”
8″ x 10″ – $20, plus shipping. Order here.


“The Carnies Are Coming”
8″ x 10″ – $20, plus shipping. Order here.


“Barfly”
8″ x 10″ – $20, plus shipping. Order here.


“Pretending To Smile”
8″ x 10″ – $30, plus shipping. Order here.


“Lucky Laura”
8″ x 10″ – $20, plus shipping. Order here.


“Sleepy Harold”
8″ x 10″ – $20, plus shipping. Order here.

I know that’s a lot to look at, so thanks for taking the time to check them out. If you have any problems ordering online let me know and I will help you out.

See ya!
– Jeff

iPad Doodle: Two Suits And A Little Birdy

Just doodling on the iPad. “Digital finger painting”, we call it.

Short and sweet tonight. I’ve got a movie commentary I want to watch.

Sweet dreams!
– Jeff

Collaboration Sketchbook With Neal Breton

Neal Breton and I are working on this collaboration sketchbook and I thought I’d share a couple of pages with you.

If you know us then it should be fairly easy to figure out who did what. Anyway, we’ve been working on this for awhile and SERIOUSLY need to finish it soon. I’m really stoked with how it’s turning out and when the whole book is done I will post some more photos of it.

Thanks for looking!
– Jeff

I Like When James Draws

I’ve been going through old photos tonight and came across this one. It’s from November 2013 when I was working on “The Puzzle Painting”. James was 13 at the time and came to the studio with me. To keep him occupied (and since we were in an art studio) I gave him some stuff to draw with and this is what he came up with. Obviously, he is around my art a lot, but I rarely see him do this sort of thing. He has a great imagination and comes up with a lot of stuff on his own, so I thought it was kind of sweet that he made this. He doesn’t draw as much as he used to and he’s sort of traded in drawing for his love of theatre, which is great because if he can make it as an actor Coral and I will totally let him pay for us to live in Paris.

Enjoy!
– Jeff

New iPad Doodle

Off My Meds
“Off My Meds”
5″ x 7″ limited edition print on wood, signed and numbered on the back
$50, plus shipping

I drew this using Adobe Ideas for iPad.

I’d get more in depth about this, but I currently have a weak wifi connection and am trying to post something before midnight (which is 10 minutes away) to meet my “blog a day” goal.

Thanks for looking!
– Jeff

Claassen Doodle With MTN 94 Marker And Krink K-71

Flashback Friday #31

These are from Sketchbook #3, my 1998 sketchbook.


Page 4


Page 13


Page 17


Page 18


Page 27

Enjoy!
– Jeff

Online Auction: King’s Delight, Drawing From 2000

With the gallery move last month I found some drawings that have never been framed or even displayed. They’ve just been moved from place to place for years and I would really like to find homes for this stuff.

This one is called “King’s Delight” and I drew it in February 2000. It’s 16″ x 20″ and up for auction now on my Facebook Fan Page.

To place a bid on this please visit this page.

King's Delight

King's Delight

King's Delight

King's Delight

For bidding information and to get in on the action please visit this page.

Happy bidding!

Thanks for looking!
– Jeff

Flashback Friday

I haven’t posted anything from my mini sketchbook since December. I worked on this book throughout 2000. That’s right, it’s eleven years old.

So you know, I had to cut my nails for a couple of these photos. I refuse to get photographed with long dirty nails. Gross.

Flashback Friday

This set of drawings is from Sketchbook #4, which I drew in from August 1998 – April 1999. As you can see these are from a phase I went through in which I would fill every empty space. I still do that to this day on some of my pieces. It’s always been hard for me to leave empty space. That’s probably why I’m such a pack rat.

I was also going through some sort of perversion phase. Look again. On close inspection you’ll find all sorts of dirty stuff going on.

Enjoy!
– Jeff

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