Category Archives: blocky

millionaire voice?

millionaire voice
original watercolor and ink illustration.

Now, I really have no idea what a millionaire voice actually sounds like. But I asked steve this question while sleeping one morning. Maybe he sounded rich?

Part of the Sleepy Talk series by drywell, available here.

sometimes i wish i had a clone…

watercolor and ink 4×6 *

yowza. it’s apparently been a month since I last posted here! yikes.

It’s been for good reason, however. After finishing up an AMAZING trip to NYC and DC (pics and reviews to come), the sales in my little shop started increasing. So I’ve had some order fulfillment, which means printing, hunting down shipping supplies in the cracklands of SF, and making trips to the post office. But that’s all good busy. Then my mom came to visit for a week, and we had a a fun time being little tourists in the city.

But the biggest news is that I was accepted into my first art and craft show! The drywell shop will be LIVE and IN PERSON at Indie Mart on June 6th, here in San Francisco. I’ll post more details when the show gets closer, but I am mostly thrilled, and a tad freaking out. As I mentioned, this will be my first show, so there is a lot to get prepared, but that means lots of new art coming at you, including the pillow talk series that I mentioned awhile back.

Should be fun! Now back to work….

*So apparently I should have some sort of business card or promotional thingamabob at the show. Vistaprint is offering 100 free postcards now, and I was thinking about this for the design…

new print


new print in the old shop here.

He’s just so sad. I wonder why the mustache left him?

smoke cloud of doom

blocky and the green cloud



Little blocky and the smoke cloud of doom is now available as a print in my shop.

I’m super pleased with the colors on this print. It took A LOT of time to match my original color choices in the original. It really matches the transparency and depth of the original watercolor, which I posted a few months ago.

In other news, The Bruery, a southern California beer brewery caught wind of one of my illustrations of their Melange No. Seches beer and featured it on their blog! I’m super excited (as you can see here) since they make some amazing creative beer. Be on the lookout for some more Bruery beer inspired art, over at my daily drawing project MEAT SECTIONS.

OK. Now I’m off to the beach to enjoy a rare warm sunny February day here in SF!

finally etsy-ed

“His Mustache Wanted More out of Life”
archival print of original ink and watercolor illustration, 5X7 inches

Whew! I just posted my first print for sale in my etsy shop! Very exciting, as I’ve been wanting to do this for way longer than I care to admit.

Last year I bought an Epson R2400 pigment printer off a nice gal from craigslist. Since then, I’ve been waiting to get some material together to sell. This week, I tackled printing and fell down the rabbit-hole of color management. After a lot of frustration and many beers, I think I figured out all the settings.

I’m really surprised how awesome the quality of the print is. It looks almost identical to the original (which is hanging in my living room). I’m excited about being able to sell prints finally, because I have a hard time letting my little guys go.

See original post on “His Mustache Wanted More out of Life”, with alternate titles here.

Illustration Friday – CLUMSY

original 5×5, watercolor and ink on 90lb watercolor paper


Illustration for this week, topic of clumsy.

I’ll admit that I have posted this painting before on my blog, but it just seemed so appropriate that I had to share for this week’s IF.

Original post here, but reproduced below.

I’m a recovering klutz.

Growing up, I seemed to spill everything. all the time. I also had an uncanny knack for whacking the shit out of my elbows on door frames, you know, just walking around the house. I’m going to go ahead and blame that on what must be exceptionally narrow door frames in my childhood home in Texas, since I haven’t done it my apartment here in SF.

But the spilling….yeah, that still happens. I used to get really upset when I spilled things, like it was proof of something wrong with me. ( I think I was really hard on myself growing up). Now, I don’t care. Which is much better. At least for my psyche….not for the carpet (which, now that I’m thinking about it, has a new largish coffee stain, courtesy of yours truly from last weekend.)

At least steve has become an absolute pro at spill alleviation and stain removal. He can add that to the old resume.

Update: Since this originally was posted, I have spilled wine at least twice. In the last month. I may not be so “recovering” after all.

"his moustache wanted more out of life"

4×6″, watercolor and ink on watercolor paper.
Part 47C of the “everything is the worst series”

Other contenders for the title of this bad boy included:

  • “The moustache* grew too big for its britches”
  • “Combover moustache – the next hipster frontier”
  • “This was getting out of hand”

and

  • “The moustache decided it was time to exact its revenge”


*I know that spell checker believes this to be a misspelling (favoring “mustache”) I think the addition of the “o” provides a tiny bit of class, no?

blocky in a snow storm.


we’re celebrating our xmas tonight by exchanging presents and eating tapas (including some jamon iberico that slipped into our bags from Barcelona), then off to celebrate with my family tomorrow. I’m *very* excited to give steve an awesome gift that I made over the last week or so. Will post about it in the new year.

I finally got around to making a 3D blocky, and I couldn’t be happier! Made from air-drying clay. The trees are from a model-making kit. I have no idea where the bird came from, but I’m super happy that I hoarded it. Snow is that great corn-based “styrofoam” which dissolves in water.

I’ll be back in January, so happy holidays!

spilling is the worst

original 5×5, watercolor and ink on 90lb watercolor paper

I’m a recovering klutz.

Growing up, I seemed to spill everything. all the time. I also had an uncanny knack for whacking the shit out of my elbows on doorframes, you know, just walking around the house. I’m going to go ahead and blame that on what must be exceptionally narrow door frames in my childhood home in Texas, since I haven’t done it my apartment here in SF.

But the spilling….yeah, that still happens. I used to get really upset when I spilled things, like it was proof of something wrong with me. ( I think I was really hard on myself growing up). Now, I don’t care. Which is much better. At least for my psyche….not for the carpet (which, now that I’m thinking about it, has a new largish coffee stain, courtesy of yours truly from last weekend.)

At least steve has become an absolute pro at spill alleviation and stain removal. Add that to the old resume.

smokey clouds

watercolor and ink, 5.5″ x 3.5″

Third in the “everything is the worst” series. It’s quite fun to draw these clouds. I imagine they are leftover from an explosion of some sort. Or something invisible burning. yep.