Cat Drawing, Man Drawing, More Beer (on the rug)

May 14th, 2014

Here’s a cat illustration I worked for my and my wife’s company Browning Co.:


Here’s the same illustration after my wife treated them for use on a button and our business card:


Snazzy, no? Cats always jazz things up a bit.

…and here’s the source. She’s just one of our three troublemakers.


Here’s a commissioned illustration for a friend’s real estate business:


and some new work for Beer On The Rug:

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new botr cassettes, and a few experiments

February 6th, 2014

I’ve been busy with work but managed to get a few things done on the side.

some artwork for a few new BOTR releases:


Torn Hawk “Fist”

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Headboggle / Vibrating Garbage 

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Inner j-card artwork (upper-left) and three alternates for Pacific Highway Chase “Fantasy Recordings”


I helped my wife update her  portfolio.


And finally a few experiments:

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Thanks for reading.


a composition from google image search. (lucky guy)


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Recent works

August 4th, 2013

Here’s a dump of recent work. A few self-initiated Alien Landscapes, and a BOTR release. Enjoy.

alienCompound alienDesert alienDome alienOcean alienPalace alienQuarry Print  alienTakeOff


Digital Natives “It’s All Point Blank” BOTR016

digitalNatives-back(photo) JcardLaserBackTemplate  digitalNatives-cover(photo) JcardLaserFrontTemplate digitalNatives-case

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january 2013

January 7th, 2013

Below are (in order) some tape and cd layouts for Beer On The Rug Records, the IRIS Strategic Marketing Support corporate website I worked on with Design Ranch, social media and website graphics for Beer On the Rug, my family holiday mailer for 2012, and an untitled drawing. Finally, here’s a link to the instructions for three card games played with a standard deck of cards. Print them out, fold them, and play them. There are many more games to try over at














botr dot com




doodle for blog

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drawings & tapes

August 10th, 2012

I’ve been getting a nice stream of client work that is keeping me busy and finding the time isn’t always easy but I’m still trying to squeeze in time for self-initiated projects and fine art work. Here’s to working!

I’ll start things off with a couple of shirt designs by yours truly. The friendly guys in Ghosty commissioned a couple of drawings from me as well as the boys The Roseline. Here are those designs and photos of the finished products:


The folks over at Beer On The Rug Records have been keeping me busy with tape layouts and design of various promotional materials. Here are a couple tapes, a sleeve for a CD and some of the promo items I’ve been working on:


…and finally here are some various illustrations/projects I’ve worked on. From left to right: a drawing in ink & acrylic, promo flyer for a local improv night, a postcard illustration, and last but not least a series of environment concept drawings for a work-in-progress online game.


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Zubaz & Cats in Cars

March 15th, 2012

I’ve been toiling away at a handful of different projects lately. Below is some work for Beer On The Rug. Some website assets and some coozies the guys at the label had printed up with my logo on ‘em.



And here’s some recent CVLTS biz(EP, single, flier):



I finished up a drawing:

and finally here’s an illustration I knocked out in a hour for fun. I saw a great pic of some early 90s kids in their zubaz and just had to draw something…

I’ll close things out with some links:

I love the second pic on this page

Here’s another excellent monsterbrains post:

The animated embroidery piece on this page is really great:

Absolutely love the photography here

Here’s a great collection of John Hinde’s postcards:

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Changes and some recent works

February 27th, 2012

You may have noticed that I’ve reorganized The Centaur Reader a bit. I made my digital portfolio and moved the blog here to My posting here on the blog is going to change a little bit. I plan to post more work-in-progress art, links to design & artwork I find interesting or inspiring as well as continuing to post my most recent completed works. In the next few weeks, I plan to implement comments on the blog again as well as designing a mobile theme for checking out the site while on the go. With that out of the way I’ll get to posting some works here…

I finished up the wasteland birds illustration from my last post and laid it out as a postcard. So here’s that all mocked up…click the image below to view a larger version.


…and here’s a shirt I designed for High Diving Ponies. The shirts are printed on Gildan tees and available directly from the band.


I’ve also been working on some drawings suitable for framing. I go through a lot of Bristol board while working on design projects and have always felt terrible recycling it or even worse throwing it away. Anyway, I started using the Bristol board for scrap paper to doodle on with my favorite mechanical pencils while killing time waiting for something to render on the PC, waiting on an up/download or just while taking a break.  I really started packing the pages with drawings as I didn’t want to waste a single bit of paper and the pages really took on a new life. The type or drawings used in my projects started to fade into the mess of doodles and after inking the pencil drawings the effect got even more intense. The next step is to work with some monochromatic watercolor over the ink drawings but here are a couple in-process pieces:

 I’m still doing a bit of sketching on this one. No ink down yet.

 This piece is all inked up and ready for some watercolor.

I’ll be sure to post all of these pieces when they’re finished…speaking of finished pieces, I’ll finish this post off with a recently completed drawing that I posted to my twitter but hadn’t shared it here on the blog. Enjoy.


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The Last Roost

February 7th, 2012

This is a quick vector drawing done in Illustrator. These two birds found the last spot to roost and have laid their claim.

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Minden Show Posters

February 6th, 2012


Here are a couple posters I illustrated and designed for the Kansas City band Minden‘s upcoming show at the Record Bar on March 10th.

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Goat of the Month Club

January 26th, 2012


I created this wallpaper (for both 16:9 and 5:4 monitors) for a silly little club I run in which members are emailed some basic info about a particular breed of goat each month. Feel free to subscribe by emailing goatofthemonthclub @ with ‘Subscribe’ in the subject field.

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