Monday, March 31, 2008

Theme number 100.

I think I procrastinated so long on these last two because [subconsciously] I didn't want it to end. Well now it has. Who knows what'll be next...

I know I'm not supposed to pick favorites...

...but this is probably my favorite animal at work.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Theme number 99.

I've got work on the brain.

That's right. I've been working. I've also been drawing, and lately I've placed priority on comsistently drawing over scanning and posting what I've been drawing, with the idea that - sooner or later - I would sit down and post all this stuff. This is less exciting that getting a post-a-day, but still [what I deem] productive. So, here I am. A day off from work, and with copious time to post.

I might also add that I've spent the past 3 hours farting around on the internets (damn you, lolcats!). But don't tell anyone, all right?


Friday, March 7, 2008

Sunday, March 2, 2008

In a pickle.


...with fruits and vegetables. We've all thought of it at some point. But some of us just can't stop, and I am one of those people. I love fruits and vegetables. Over the years I've had the chance to get up close and personal with many a tasty specimen; my farm days allowed me to roam free in fields of broccoli, jalapeño peppers, peaches and apples, while every place I've lived the past 8 years has been within a few miles of a farmer's market. Therefore, I find it appropriate that I start to pay a visual homage to my crunchy-leafy-juicy-savory-sweet friends. Especially with spring right around the corner (well, sort of, for those of you familiar with the cold, cruel beast that is New England weather).


Saturday, March 1, 2008


"Please excuse our appearance" is one phrase that comes to mind...Ok, this isn't the type of 'palette' I was thinking of, but I was feeling adventurous. Actually, I hate it, but I have no idea what the original colors were. It'll probably change again. Soon. Truthfully, I'm procrastinating from posting anything of real content. But don't tell anyone, all right?

What am I going to do with all these...


I know what you're thinking ("That last one was a dolphin, Maris!"), but dolphins are part of the toothed whale group (think Orcas and Sperm Whales, and also that Pilot Whale up there...). The first one - the Minke (pronouced "minkee") Whale - is a baleen whale. The smallest of the baleen whales, in fact, weighing in at a whopping 4-6 tons and growing up to 30 feet in length (hot dog!). I got to draw these for an educational kit at work (they will soon be colored by many small children in New England), but I'm also planning to render the originals in pencil similar to the dreaded "blog-wave" that washed over me earlier this month.

On a side note, there seems to have been a lack of color on this bolg as of late. I'm working on that, and hopefully a broader palette will be returning shortly.