Friday, September 17, 2010

42 Degrees North Latitude

New Location for D&D is a hit!
The food was excellent by all accounts, we had a private room, and a lot of new faces came out for the event. Hope to see everyone again soon!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I'm a little behind on posting my Drink and Draw stuff. Here are a few pieces from a few weeks back.

Mike Norton's The Answer. He's a dancing machine.

A caricature of Drink and Drawer Tim Seeley. Sorry Tim.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lord Ah Cacau

Sorry, no rollerskates.

I want it all

No subject. Somebody told me to draw Freddie Mercury.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

cowboys n crafty beavers

I was having a helluva time collecting beaver pelts in red dead redemption, but I think getting this drawing out of my system coaxed them from their hiding places, because them beavers is suddenly plentiful. what's a double entendre??

Red Dead Curly Head

The subjects at Drink and Draw have been nebulous to say the least lately. I heard somebody say "Westerns" and just drew this pic of Marston from Red Dead Redemption that I've been playing a lot lately. Then Kyle, Tim and I drew the newbie, Marla. I thought mine came out cute.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


...from the kids table
75% of respondents agreed. CREEPY. Other adjectives included Bizarre and Awkward.
Otherkids didn't know western was the theme... but we're playing catch-up...
See Y'all at Bloody Gulch.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Don't ever tell me what I can't draw!

"You see this little hole? This moth's just about to emerge. It's in there right now, struggling. It's digging it's way through the thick hide of the cocoon. Now, I could help it - take my knife, gently widen the opening, and the moth would be free - but it would be too weak to survive. Struggle is nature's way of strengthening it."
-John Locke

I think I'm going to try and do more of the cast...


Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Half Caveman! Half Cyborg!! ALL CAVEMAN-CYBORG!!!


When I asked the guys what the theme was last night, the consensus was a resounding "Finish what we're behind on"! Thank God I'm not the only one who feels that way, and I hope for readers sake that contractual obligations will allow them to post the bluelines and pencil sketches that were produced in dim-lit hours.
We were encouraged by John to produce classic sci-fi art, which always makes me think of Virgil Finlay...
but I ended up sketching B Clay Moore's National in sharpie over my Adobe layout. I split the difference between the Latour and Perez versions.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

under the influence

Frazetta's was the work that first made me realize there was such a thing as "an artist".  I knew there was such a thing as "artists" but suddenly there was this one guy whose work I could immediately recognize.  Maybe it was the supple... lines... he drew. The paintings looked effortless and the pen & ink drawings were mere sketches, but each conveyed action, emotion, story... and I realize my sketch doesn't have those things. But I was there, and I did drink, and I did draw, and when I got home I did dig out my ICON book and marvel at the work of a genuine master as if I was 12 again. Thanks for the inspiration, guys.

Tars Tarkas and Dejah Thoris
7.5" x 11" graphite on watercolor paper

Dealing some death

I thought about not posting this. Mike gets scared easily and no one wants to see him cry.

Frazetta has and will always be a huge influence on me, even if you can't see it. I wish I could've met him when he was still hanging around his museum. I'll miss the guy.
RIP Frank



I guess I'm the only guy that posts on this now. The others are chicken. Chicken and they're drawings are terrible. Why else would they be afraid to post? Oh well. I guess I'll be the only one to be awesome.

This week was influenced by Frank Frazetta as he has already influenced all with his badassery.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May the 4th be with you

Been a while. Forgot to post stuff. So prepare for a lot of stuff. Last night was Star Wars night. Here's some sketchy.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Chip board art

Did these guys last night...


Thursday, March 4, 2010


inspired by the eve's DC theme, here's the pencils for a Batman piece...couldn't resist. I forced myself to do this in 90 minutes. Inky goodness here I come! delicious

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


one of the potential themes for the night was a Superman revamp. I started drawing one idea at the bar but it wasn't going anywhere. Almost immediately when I got home and sat down at my table another idea hit me as I was tinkering with the drawing this is the finished rough:


Superman would have elements of things I considered to be the epitome of the word "Hero" when I was a child. As a child of the 80's He-Man, Mr. T, Optimus Prime and Hulk Hogan wear the characters I would have considered the ultimate unbeatable heroes.


Storm Punk

This was more an Ink and Drink.

Luke Smarto from last night

Luke didn't realize I was drawing until it was too late and the damage was already done.



From last night's gathering.

By Mike Norton


There's a home for our weekly get-togethers. Meant to do this years ago, but hey... it IS called DRINK n' draw!