A Trio of Stag Beetles Theme

These stag beetle drawings are the first in a series of co-op themes created by Vani and I. Vani is my life long best friend, and we have created many drawing themes in the past. For this theme we chose 3 Stag beetles (Dorcus titanus, Odontolabis spectabilis, and Prosopocoilus occipitalis) to draw. The first three images are Vani’s creations and the last image is mine.
Stop by and check out Vani’s blog, Captain Primate to see more of his awesome artwork and insect collections.

Did it My Way

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Drew Frank Sinatra for Mom back in 2002.  I loved that SHE loved it!  Mom passed in ’07 and Frank has been in my garage since.  Friend and fellow Blogger, AnnMarie, inadvertently reminded me of this piece, so I pulled it out, dusted it off and am posting it for her.  Stop by and check out her awesome poetry and art at Ann Together.

Pencil and chalk on toned paper.

Sketchbook Fun with Arachnids

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Some spider drawings done with Platinum Carbon fountain pen in toned Canson sketchbook.  These are for a friend and fellow blogger, Inari, who drew a beautiful spider for me.  Check out, “what’s on the drawing board?” at  Inari Designs

More Sketchbook Fun with 3 Dancing Zombie Chicks, 1 Freak, a Naked Twerker and 1 Tiny Beetle


Some sketchbook fun to lighten the day! I draw a lot of silly figures in my sketchbooks and  call them Lilliputians because most of them are tiny-people thumbnail sketches.  All of this silliness is purely for my own simple amusement.