Monday, October 31, 2011

Confused Chameleon

I made stencils in order to airbrush the color designs onto thick watercolor paper.  There were actually 4 or five different sets of chameleon pieces before I decided in these colors!

Confused Chameleon, June 2002

Friday, October 28, 2011


I was watching a movie with Jennifer Aniston, when the thought occurred to me to post my Friends paper sculpture caricature.  So, here are my takes on Monica, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, Rachel and Ross.

 Friends, December 2001

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Coco Stolen in NYC

My Coco (Conan O'Brien) Tribal Mask was on display at the NYCOCO MoCA Gallery located in New York City. I got the call yesterday that it was stolen right off the wall!  Apparently, it was swiped even though the show had personnel on guard. Well, on the bright side, someone must have really liked it a lot!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Turtle Beach

There was a lot of work involved with this one.  I even made a template so the turtle's shells would be embossed.  But the whole thing is just too...I don't know...sterile?  It looks like the turtles were spit out of a machine or something.  Anywho, this is a paper sculpture, although the shells and shark tooth fossil are real.

Turtle Beach, July 2003

Friday, October 21, 2011


This is the last of my Batman cutouts, the big man himself.  Looks like he needs Alfred's help again!  I hope Al is getting properly compensated.

Batman & cave cutouts, June 1992

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Penguin cutout

Here's the second of my Batman characters, The Penguin.  It was inked and airbrushed on illustration board, then cut out and added to a watercolor background.

The Penguin cutout, June 1992

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Catwoman cutout

I did a trio of Batman characters, all airbrushed and cut out of illustration board.  Here is Catwoman.  I drilled small holes in the illustration board and stitched the costume with thread.

Catwoman cutout, June 1992

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Concrete was a comic book character that I used to follow several years ago.  It was a very well-written series by Paul Chadwick and published by Dark Horse Comics.

This version of Concrete was brush and india ink on illustration board.  It was cut out and photo added for the background.  January 1993.

My second shot at the character is paper sculpture with an airbrushed background.  I think the butterfly adds to the feel of the piece.  January 1996.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Have you ever played hangman on paper?  Tater and I were playing last night and it was his turn to come up with a phrase for me to guess.  He got stuck while marking down the dashes for the letters.  So Tater says, "How many letters are in the word 'lime'?"  I just go with it, "Four".  Tater finishes his puzzle.  Now it's my turn to start guessing the letters.
"Hey", Tater says, "That's cheating!"

Friday, October 14, 2011

Scarface again

I posted my caricature of Scarface in January, but I wanted to resize the hands and gun.  So here he is again with some slight changes.

Scarface, May 2002

Thursday, October 13, 2011


My dad wanted me to do a paper sculpture of his dad (my grand-pop) in his fishing boat.  Here it is with an amateurish watercolor background.  The boat is made of real wood and even comes with a metal anchor chain.

Pappy, December  1996

Monday, October 10, 2011

I Heart Autumn

I finished this heart design months ago, but never got around to making it into something.  With the temperatures getting cooler and the leaves starting to fall, it seemed like a good time to use my heart design.  It is almost 50mm (1 15/16") at the longest dimension and made of polymer clay extrusions.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Coco Does NY

My Coco Tribal Mask was selected as one of the fine arts of the NYCOCO MoCA Gallery located at the world-famous Time Warner Center in New York City from October 24th till November 3rd!  I mailed out the original polymer clay sculpture to the gallery and spruced up the digital version just a smidgen.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Top of the Key

Continuing with my logo theme, here is a logo I designed for a sports clothing line called Top of the Key.  The half basketball design is on all their clothes.  What you see here is a paper sculpture consignment for the owner of the company.

Top of the Key logo, February 2002

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

United Way Jet Pull

I work for USAirways in the tower in Philadelphia as a weight and balance coordinator.  Every year we raise money for the United Way by playing a little tug-o-war with one of the airline's jets.  I named our group and designed the t-shirts in 2009 and 2010.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Poison Frogs

I love these little jewels of the rainforest.  Here are four of my earlier attempts to illustrate them.  Starting upper left and moving clockwise, they are Amazonian Poison Frog (D. ventrimaculatus), Strawberry Poison Frog morph (D. pumilio), Harlequin Poison Frog (D. histrionicus), and Red-Backed Poison Frog (D. reticulatus).  All skin patterns were done in Photoshop and made into 3D paper sculptures.

Poison Frogs, August - October 2006

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Razorback Musk Turtle

Here is the latest addition to my Animal Pendant Series, a little Razorback Musk Turtle.  As with all the other pendants, it is made of Premo polymer clay.  I cut out a stencil for all of the shell segments and models and molds for the head and feet.  Speaking of the shell, I also made a clay form, from which the turtle shell lays on and is molded and baked.  Once again, faux wood and faux leather techniques were used to create this little creature.