November 30, 2006

November 29, 2006


Nathean was a little disturbed about how large he was in his Congrats card so here is another shot at him. My wife told me that he sort of likes soccer a little bit so I made him thinner and gave him a soccer get up. You can only lie to yourself Nathean and the first step to slimming down is admitting there is a problem.



Tonight, at small group the head honcho was away so the guys hung out and the girls hung out so I did a lot of sketching (for me). Don't worry Chet, I will work on yours soon.

November 27, 2006

The Great Countdown



Finals are a short two weeks away. This only serves to remind me of how little I remember from this last semester. I hope that my head does not explode.

November 26, 2006

November 25, 2006

November 24, 2006



It was a cold morning waiting in line on Black-Friday at 4:30am. Good deals though, especially if you don't care about sleep. Nathean (my brother-in-law) and I hit Staples up for some decent trash that makes us pretty darn cool.

November 21, 2006

Great Teacher



This is a poor caricature of Dr. Vader who is one of the engineering professors at Messiah College. He is an excellent teacher which I would define as one who is there to teach, committed to students learning real and usable information, and does not play games.

The Tom, the Guitar, and the Nose



No one has ever asked me to draw them with a big nose until today. Well Tom, you got it. I will bring the original up at Christmas.

Sleep




Last night was a long night of staring at text books and getting ready for Thanksgiving to begin. Yay for thanking! I will be very thankful when I get some sleep. I was asked to draw a series pictures for a book about an animal band for someone that works at Messiah College. This might be the only one that like of the ten.

November 19, 2006

Lazy Sunday I






There was a great message at church today but the doodle I had from it was horrendous. That is why I have posted the two crosses. These took me a long time today but I think that they were well worth it. The origonal is about 12 inches high and 9 inches wide; it took about 10 hours. Steph (my wife) and I framed it and gave it to our friends Paul and Lesha when they bought their first home.

Steph inverted it to get the darker version which I think is pretty awesome looking. I think that it is amazing that we look at a cross as a thing of great beauty despite the misery that was Christ's suffering for us-not to mention thousands of others who suffered to a lesser degree. There is some lesson in that, God really does take the ugly and make it beautiful.

The third is a photoshoped sketch of the same pastor that spoke today but this doodle is from a while back. His name is Jason Mitchell.

The holidays are a great time for baking or at least thinking about baking. The former is much easier anyway.

November 18, 2006

The House That FoxBuilt



I spent some time today helping build a small roof on a house that FoxBuilt is building.

November 16, 2006

Rainy Thursday



South Central Pa. had a doosey of a rainshower today. Our car was parked in a nearly flooded parking lot and I got to wade in up to achilles tendon to drive the thing out. I was soaked but whatever takes my mind off of the pain of today's test.

November 15, 2006

Why I Sit In the Second Row



There are three great reasons to sit in the second row during class:
1. Sometimes teachers spit while they lecture but very few spit far enough to hit the second row
2. The second row is still close enough to see everything that is going on
3. It is easier to hide the pictures you draw on your notes

This is picture of Dr. Van Dyke, the toughest teacher I have ever had. Extremely challenging. Ouch.

Wednesday Night



My wife and I go to a small group every Wednesday night and I was able to finish this random feller during a short movie. The movie was about the Metro ministry of the Navigators (http://www.navigators.org/us/). Our fearless leader, Jay and his wife have recently joined the Navigators and will be ministering throughout south-central Pa.

November 14, 2006

Anniversaries




My older sister wrote today after seeing this blog and reminded me of a card that I had drawn for her to give to her husband's parent's 50th wedding anniversary. That is a fairly bad rendition of them dancing. The other is a card I gave to my hot wife on our second anniversary and it is supposed to be me except that my ears are bigger in real life. This year's card (our third) is pretty aweful so I doubt I will be slapping that one up here.

Liam Plays Badminton



I have four classes and all of them are with this guy who is on the tennis team at Messiah College. He is a good chap and a good sport over this caricature I drew of him while waiting for our second to last lab to begin. I have three tests this week alone which is fairly awful. This Friday will be a good one.

November 13, 2006





I have found that long waits in the airport are always a good time to break out a sketchbook and draw as many people as possible. Here are a couple from one of our trips this last summer.


This is actually another one from church; the sermon was about not drowning. This is Pastor Keith Walker.

Another Angel




I have a few of these angels that are good for drawing when I cannot think of anything else.

November 12, 2006



I really like to draw at church (Lancaster County Bible Church: http://www.lcbcchurch.com/) and somehow incorporate the sermon- it is like notetaking without writing. This does not seem to work at school though. Anyway, we had great seats this morning and we could practically look up the pastors nose. Usually I have to draw from a screen. Anyway, I got started but didn't have time to finish...

November 11, 2006


My wife usually drives us to school so I often spend that time drawing during those 25 minutes in Pennsylvania traffic drawing or sketching. I am a bit slow with it and this one took a couple of trips.

New Horizons Aviation



This is a caricature for a company that gives flying lessons near Goshen, Indiana. This image and another with a ladies head pasted over the guys were for t-shirts that students received after there first solo flight. This was a great project: the folks that I worked with at New Horizons Aviation were very easy to work with, and I thought that it was a lot of fun to caricature an airplane.

November 10, 2006

Marine Corps. Birthday and Veteran's Day Observed


This is an editorial cartoon that I have submitted to the school's paper. Semper Fi.

First post



This was for a Birthday Card. It is supposed to be Jack Bauer from 24. I have yet to see the show though I hear great things. I wish the drawing was great but the fact that I felt the need to post who it was supposed to be indicates that it might not be the best thing in the solar system.