The Jester and his giraffe. Quick ink sketches with some brush-pen shading, which I don’t use often. I should have newer, more finished stuff to post relatively soon. In the meantime…

Quick sketch from the Denver Zoo.

Quick sketch from the Denver Zoo.

Need to get some newer stuff up, but for now, here’s a sketch for an old story idea. I did a really simple story a couple years ago about a little kid called Seamus and how he finds and befriends a basset hound. In the new version, he’s older, bespectacled, and rechristened Pelham (Seamus would work better if I spelled it Shamus, but either way it’s too unwieldy a name for a kid’s book. Even Pelham, I suppose, might be a little too odd…). He imagines all the different animals he wants for a pet. The idea was to juxtapose the reality of owning an exotic pet with his fantasies of the cool things he could do with them.

Need to get some newer stuff up, but for now, here’s a sketch for an old story idea. I did a really simple story a couple years ago about a little kid called Seamus and how he finds and befriends a basset hound. In the new version, he’s older, bespectacled, and rechristened Pelham (Seamus would work better if I spelled it Shamus, but either way it’s too unwieldy a name for a kid’s book. Even Pelham, I suppose, might be a little too odd…). He imagines all the different animals he wants for a pet. The idea was to juxtapose the reality of owning an exotic pet with his fantasies of the cool things he could do with them.