November 26, 2013
FREDERICK DOUGLASS. Next time you’re complaining about something, think about Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery, educated himself, and rose to become the preeminent voice of abolition at a time when slavery was still at the center of the economy of half the nation—and eventually lived to see it ended. After the Civil War he campaigned not only for the rights of the newly freed slaves, but for women, Native Americans, immigrants, you name it: “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”
For the upcoming portraits show FACE VALUE at Telegraph Gallery, opening on December 6th. 5” x 7”, ink on bristol. Available for sale at the gallery opening, then online as well if no one snaps it up (fools!).

FREDERICK DOUGLASS. Next time you’re complaining about something, think about Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery, educated himself, and rose to become the preeminent voice of abolition at a time when slavery was still at the center of the economy of half the nation—and eventually lived to see it ended. After the Civil War he campaigned not only for the rights of the newly freed slaves, but for women, Native Americans, immigrants, you name it: “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”

For the upcoming portraits show FACE VALUE at Telegraph Gallery, opening on December 6th. 5” x 7”, ink on bristol. Available for sale at the gallery opening, then online as well if no one snaps it up (fools!).

November 7, 2013
THE FIRST PRESIDENT. For the upcoming portraits show FACE VALUE at Telegraph Gallery, opening on December 6th. 5” x 7”, ink and watercolor on bristol. Available for sale at the gallery opening, then online as well if no one snaps it up (fools!).

THE FIRST PRESIDENT. For the upcoming portraits show FACE VALUE at Telegraph Gallery, opening on December 6th. 5” x 7”, ink and watercolor on bristol. Available for sale at the gallery opening, then online as well if no one snaps it up (fools!).

October 11, 2013
GET CARTER. An “Hour Drawing,” available to purchase here, and the 200+ set of them so far here. Subject suggestion for this one was “Michael Caine in Get Carter.” I’ve never seen the movie (hurry up Netflix) but when I Googled it, like every image had him with a different shotgun. Just to give you an inside look at the deep thinking I apply to this sort of thing. 

GET CARTER. An “Hour Drawing,” available to purchase here, and the 200+ set of them so far here. Subject suggestion for this one was “Michael Caine in Get Carter.” I’ve never seen the movie (hurry up Netflix) but when I Googled it, like every image had him with a different shotgun. Just to give you an inside look at the deep thinking I apply to this sort of thing. 

April 19, 2013
LISA HANAWALT RIDING A CAMEL. For the TCAF 10th Anniversary Art Show. TCAF is the best show of its kind in the world, and I’m excited to be a part of this show. Good Lord Willing, I’ll have a few more pieces for it—all of featured guests of the show—depending on how fast I can ink this weekend. If you’re not already familiar with Lisa Hanawalt, then by all means, let me make your day.

LISA HANAWALT RIDING A CAMEL. For the TCAF 10th Anniversary Art Show. TCAF is the best show of its kind in the world, and I’m excited to be a part of this show. Good Lord Willing, I’ll have a few more pieces for it—all of featured guests of the show—depending on how fast I can ink this weekend. If you’re not already familiar with Lisa Hanawalt, then by all means, let me make your day.

December 13, 2012
MAYNARD FERGUSON, TRUMPETEST. One of the twenty dollar sketches I do; you can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. Subject suggestion: “Maynard Ferguson”. This one was tough because I wasn’t familiar with Ferguson, a Canadian trumpeter and band leader. And then after familiarizing myself, it wasn’t my cup of tea really—to be honest, I just don’t like trumpet very much, especially in the wild upper registers that big band trumpeters like to squeak into. I struggled with what to draw until I decided to just get rid of the part I didn’t like. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how ideas work. 

MAYNARD FERGUSON, TRUMPETEST. One of the twenty dollar sketches I do; you can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. Subject suggestion: “Maynard Ferguson”. This one was tough because I wasn’t familiar with Ferguson, a Canadian trumpeter and band leader. And then after familiarizing myself, it wasn’t my cup of tea really—to be honest, I just don’t like trumpet very much, especially in the wild upper registers that big band trumpeters like to squeak into. I struggled with what to draw until I decided to just get rid of the part I didn’t like. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how ideas work. 

November 23, 2012
DHARBMAS. A reminder, considering the day, that I’m having a sale on everything in my shop. All orders $50 or more get 35% off everything, including one-hour drawings, or even drawings like the one above (a $20 “fourth”, in this case featuring the greatest American composer of all time), or even whatever. Just enter discount code DHARBMAS at checkout.
THE SALE will go on through Christmas, but if you want me to draw something for you for receipt *before* Christmas, I suggest buying sooner rather than later. When I get past my ability to reliably fill orders on time—which is not far away—I’ll mark those drawings sold out. 
AND IF you’re someone who’s ordered something from me before, or a friend of mine, I’ll stick an extra something in the package for you as a thank you. I have some illo originals, prints given to me by some of my fancy artist friends, odds and ends, or just an extra one of my prints. 
AND IN ADVANCE, thank you. 

DHARBMAS. A reminder, considering the day, that I’m having a sale on everything in my shop. All orders $50 or more get 35% off everything, including one-hour drawings, or even drawings like the one above (a $20 “fourth”, in this case featuring the greatest American composer of all time), or even whatever. Just enter discount code DHARBMAS at checkout.

THE SALE will go on through Christmas, but if you want me to draw something for you for receipt *before* Christmas, I suggest buying sooner rather than later. When I get past my ability to reliably fill orders on time—which is not far away—I’ll mark those drawings sold out. 

AND IF you’re someone who’s ordered something from me before, or a friend of mine, I’ll stick an extra something in the package for you as a thank you. I have some illo originals, prints given to me by some of my fancy artist friends, odds and ends, or just an extra one of my prints. 

AND IN ADVANCE, thank you

October 22, 2012
YOU’RE A MEAN ONE, MR JONES. One of the twenty dollar sketches I do; you can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. Subject suggestion: “Chuck Jones (older).”

YOU’RE A MEAN ONE, MR JONES. One of the twenty dollar sketches I do; you can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. Subject suggestion: “Chuck Jones (older).”

October 17, 2012
THE ATHEIST OF RECORD. One of the twenty dollar sketches I do; you can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. Subject suggestion: “Christopher Hitchens.”

THE ATHEIST OF RECORD. One of the twenty dollar sketches I do; you can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. Subject suggestion: “Christopher Hitchens.”

August 27, 2012
JOHN C. REILLY, STEP BROTHER. For the upcoming Stepbrothers show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. John C. Reilly has a deceptively hard face to draw, like a guy with a mean face that’s all sweet on the inside.
You can order your own ink commission here. All the ones thus far are here. 

JOHN C. REILLY, STEP BROTHER. For the upcoming Stepbrothers show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. John C. Reilly has a deceptively hard face to draw, like a guy with a mean face that’s all sweet on the inside.

You can order your own ink commission here. All the ones thus far are here

August 13, 2012
TOM WAITS. The 150th of my “fourth” sketches, which are basically a drawing on 1/4 of a piece of cream cardstock. You can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. Subject suggestion for this one was—can you guess??—“Tom Waits.”

TOM WAITS. The 150th of my “fourth” sketches, which are basically a drawing on 1/4 of a piece of cream cardstock. You can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. Subject suggestion for this one was—can you guess??—“Tom Waits.”

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