Friday, September 29, 2006



This request was sent in by Greg but the image was titled "guido" so that's what I titled this post. The image is rather tiny. 155 x 119 pixels tiny. That's why I decided to make the sketch tiny. I used an ultra-fine Micron pen. Sometimes I work really big and shrink it all down. Other times I work tiny and then enlarge it. Differences in scale sometimes yield nifty results.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Nice photographics.

Mentor and Me

My mentor (left) and me, both magazine editors and poets

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

a kiss on the beach


late but here

Sorry about this blogger has been a pain ...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Posting Problems

No new posts since Friday? What gives?

Yes, rarely does a day go by where there isn't at least one new requested sketch posted here on sketch-it. The fact that this post has made it up here is a bit of a surprise though. Blogger has been acting persnickety lately.

All customers with outstanding requests have been notified by email.

We appreciate your patience.

Scott Moore

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Sit in my lap

There's nothing more comforting than sitting in your parent's lap. Now that's contentment.

Alex and Daisy

Daisy Daisy,
Give me your answer do!
I'm half crazy,
All for the love of you!
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage,
But you'll look sweet on the seat
Of a bicycle built for two !

Highland Cow

A CUNNINGHAM requested "A head and shoulders cartoon of a highland cow, with the large horns made to look like a viking helmet. Some kind of quirky grin about the mouth (eyes not visible under hair), and 'HHH' emblazoned on" the text stopped there... so I don't know what the rest was supposed to say...

This was another fun one to do:

Cultural Canaries

Susan's request read "I'd like a cartoon style (cute/kawaii/anime whatever) sketch of some birds hanging out and reading the newspaper. Or something "intelligent" like that. I've got a group blog called "cultural canaries" and I'd like to post the sketch there, possibly in the sidebar (so narrow and long is better than flat and wide)."

I love requests like these, use of the lil' imagination! Here's the sketchy results:

Dog Tattoo

Tony requested "This will be for a tattoo, I would really like to capture his likeness. " using this photo as reference, I put together this sketch


Lindsay's son... with a bird on his head! Fun pic, here's the quick sketch:

Birthday Bike!

Two for Julia

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

For Andrea


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006

White on Black Doggie

I'm a glutton for punishment. Here I go again with a white on black treatment of a request. I rather like this one. I suppose it helps to have a good photo to start with. One that is already quite dark.

This one had hints of highlight here and there on the eyeball and lid that lent itself easily to white on black.

I hated drawing animals as a boy but these days I quite enjoy it. Who knew?

Evelyn's Doggie

This is the perfect sized dog to ride around with you in the car.

My first job that the government tracked was as a grocery bagger at Payless Foods. One woman who frequented the store had a special shelf constructed in her car's passenger front seat. It was covered with carpet and had a little matching pillow. The shelf was for her little corkie.

Payless was an upscale store before it was purchased by Hen House, a local discount chain. It was a great place to work as a bagger because we often got tipped for bringing the bags out to the customer's cars.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The 'Rents

I dig the glass case in the shirt pocket. This is the second of four sketches for Evelyn. I'm liking this series so far.

Mommy's Girl

This is one of four I'm completing for Evelyn. We love multiple sketches per request at sketch-it. The artist gets to complete a series of sketches. Sometimes it's variations on a theme. One person in multiple locations or with different friends in each picture. Other times its different people from the same family.

We also like them because PayPal takes out less money per sketch because the flat transaction fee is spread out between more sketches. It's not going to make any of us rich but every little bit helps. Besides what we do here is about more than the money.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Cutie patootie

Apparently I missed on e of my requests so I spent a bit more time on it than usual.
Hope ya like it!


For Michael

Michael submitted a photo for reference, and here's the sketch:

Kids in a tree

What a fun pic! A sketch of a photo from Steven:

For Mr.Brown

Mr.Brown emailed us a photo to recieve the "Sketch-It" treatment, here's the quick ballpoint doodle:

Lisa's Family

Lisa submitted a photo and here's the quick sketch:

Request #100

Yup! Hitting the triple digits. This is the 100th request I've been assigned and it's for Monique!

Nathalie for Andre

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

One for William

Les Putafranges

Not sure what a "putafranges" is. It could mean black 'cause there was a lot of black all over this photo. These women are really close friends. I can tell because they blended into one being with all the black everywhere. Very serious.

another big 3!

There were fun.. Im diggin these close up shots.. so much you can do with em... :)

homework time

new style Im playin in

Fun Couple

I Heart Aibo

Group for John

#2 for Eric?

Here ya go, Bobby.