Yellow Air Ship


carmine Col-erase pencil, yellow Prisma Color Colored Pencil, Pentel pocket brush pen, Pilot Futayaku Double Sided Brush Pen Black Gray Ink

For some reason I love the idea of wooden sailing ship being carried around by a dirigible style balloon. After a conversation with a guy on Pintrest I decided that all air ships need to have a harpoon in the bow of the boat. After all, if you are flying around by way of a giant balloon what better way to knock an opponent out of the sky than to burst their bubble. I also thought it would be fun to place the air ship in the steam works to fill up, or be tuned up. I love steam power for stuff like this. Steam power makes things so much fun.

Y’all have fun,
Doodle Daddy

Phoney Bone


Rogue-Phoney-Bone-1I’ve been playing around with some ideas I might try for this year’s Inktober. October is always a crazy time of year for me I’ve decided this year I’m going to front load. so I thought I’d start with Phoney Bone and see where I ended up.

This was drawn with a carmine col-erase pencil and a Pentel Brush pen on Strathmore Toned Tan paper.

Y’all have fun,

Creative Routines



As a solid Methodist, who dearly appreciates (even if I don’t follow) John Wesley’s methodical approach to organizing his day I found this wonderful.

Originally posted on Info We Trust:

“We all have the same 24 hours that Beyoncé has” and its various iterations took the web by storm in late 2013 as the megastar became the figurehead of not only having it all, but being able to somehow do it all too.

How do creatives – composers, painters, writers, scientists, philosophers – find the time to produce their opus? Mason Currey investigated the rigid Daily Rituals that hundreds of creatives practiced in order to carve out time, every day, to work their craft. Some kept to the same disciplined regimen for decades while others locked in patterns only while working on specific works.

Creative Routines Poster

There are enough data to visualize a portion of the hundreds of creative lifestyles. Click the poster to discover:
Gustave Flaubert
Ludwig Van Beethoven
W.A. Mozart
Thomas Mann
Sigmund Freud
Immanuel Kant
Maya Angelou
John Milton
Honore de Balzac
Victor Hugo
Charles Dickens
W.H. Auden
Charles Darwin

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Lightning McQueen & Bessie



Lightning-McQueen-&-BessieMy son has been hounding me to draw Bessie and Lightning McQueen from the Cars movie, but I really struggle with drawing cars and machinery and stuff. So I’ve been putting him off. Today he broke through my stubbornness so  I roughed out this down and dirty version.

Pencil on 11×17 copy paper. It took two scans to put it in the computer. I hope you like it.

Y’all have fun,


Groundhog Day & Spring


“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,

At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,

When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,

And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”

C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

I know Poxatawny Phil saw his shadow, and that means six more weeks of winter. As far as I’m concerned he can keep it. Holding on to my faith in the king, and the deep knowledge of where the spring of a persons’ heart real comes from I am eternally grateful for the spring thaw which has already come into my heart. If Ebeneezer Scrooge was so cold and calouse that neither heat nor London’s cold could affect him, then I chose to allow the love of the King to bring spring and summer warmth to my heart. Please, Lord allow Your warmth to affect my dispositions, and the way I see others that I might show them your love even in the winter times of my life.

By God’s Good Grace,