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June 5th, 2014 – Today on the drawing board: Watercolor in process…still!

by on Jun.06, 2014, under Caricatures, Cartooning


Didn’t get much artwork done today. Started painting this illustration. Got the hard part out of the way, but had to move on due to an important National Cartoonists Society meeting this weekend.

The last few days have had me sidelined involving a couple of charitable groups I’m with from Orlando Remembered to the National Cartoonists Society. That time invested has really cut time from getting artwork done. A bunch of the charitable work is to slide me a bit further from it so I can concentrate on work more. So, I’m not getting as much art done as I need to. Posting artwork everyday has brought that to my attention loud and clear this week.

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Today on the drawing board: Cats and balloons!

by on Jun.02, 2014, under Cartooning


This is art I was working on today for a small animated personal piece I’m doing for Thursday. More about that in a couple days.

I’m just creating a few drawings for the very short piece. I’ll add color and piece it together in Photoshop.

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May 30th, 2014 – Today on the #drawing board: More Caricatures!

by on Jun.01, 2014, under Caricatures


This time at a private event in Central Florida. This young lady wants to travel and visit places with black and white animals, like zebras, pandas, etc. First place she wants to visit: Galápagos Islands, not known for their zebras.

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May 29th, 2014 – Today on the #drawing board – ‘Oranges in Pine Castle’ painting.

by on May.29, 2014, under Illusration, Swampy's Florida


A few days ago I posted the setup for this watercolor painting. Here’s the finished artwork. It’s for a show of Florida artists at the Pine Castle Women’s Club in south Orange County starting June 1st. This will also be available as a Swampy’s Florida print (#38) soon.

The Pine Castle Women’s Club art show is comprised of Florida artists presenting Florida history in various mediums.

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May 28th, 2014 – Today on the #drawing board: Watercolor caricature!

by on May.28, 2014, under Caricatures, Cartooning


Here’s the finished watercolor version of the penciled artwork I showed yesterday. I admit I made an error with the bag of recycled cans over the shoulder of the fellow. Had to do this one pretty quickly and lost my concentration of rendering the fellow’s shoulder and the bag. Fixed it the best I could.


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May 27th, 2014 – Today on the #Drawing Board: Prepping a studio caricature!

by on May.27, 2014, under Caricatures, Florida Outdoors!


Here are the pencils for two people who volunteered at Silver Springs State Park to clean up the Silver River and area around it. it’s figured they’ve raised some $3,000 in cans collected.

This is the pencil version that I’m sending in for approval. After approval, I have another step for prep and then adding watercolor. I’m sure to post the finished artwork in the next couple days.

I have a painting to also paint and plan to do both at the same time.

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Announcing Swampy’s Florida Kickstarter program!

by on May.27, 2014, under Cartooning, Florida History!, Florida Outdoors!, Swampy's Florida


Announcing a Swampy’s Florida Kickstarter program to get five Swampy’s Florida books produced! In the past three years I’ve produced 14 Swampy books, 37 prints, 2 DVDs and seven cards. There’s lots more to come! However, I’ve poured a ton of time in all of this and have more than run out of resources to produce more without backing. Funding will ensure more educational and activity books available to help young people know more about the great state of Florida.

Click here to head over to Kickstarter!

There’s a goal to get five funded by June 21st! Lots of goodies! I’ll even try to hand deliver the goodies if the donor falls within my travels this Fall.

The five books are:
-  Historical Women of Florida
- Florida History Puzzles and Games
- A Short History of  trains in Florida
- Birds of Florida
- Fish and Aquatic Life in Florida

All five will be coloring and travel guide books and able to be used in home schooling or just for fun!

There will be constant updates here as I build all five books.

But wait! There’s more!
There are four other books involved that are left over prior to the new arrangement with The Knowledge Exchange. These four will also be completed at the same time:
- Polk County- Titusville
- Dunnellon
- Marion County ABC
The funding will also loosen my time to wrap up these four books.

All will be available by Fall.

I hope you will help me in getting these books out and to beter help educate our young people of Florida’s incredible history, heritage and culture.

Thank you to The Knowledge Exchange, for so much help, and Dave Stewart, who produced the video on the site and gave sage advice, for all their help putting this together. I’ll have to share the video here as the next month goes along.

Thank you to all that donate to this project!
I’ll be posting updates here as this Kickstarter program continues!

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May 21st, 2014 – Today on the #drawing board: Batman!

by on May.22, 2014, under Caricatures, Cartooning, What's New?


It was day 2 of my drawing in a booth of HMS during the Blue Cross and Blue Shield conference at the Marriott World Center in south Orange County. Besides caricatures, I drew this Batman for the husband of the person who organized the HMS booth. He’s a huge Batman fan and collector. I rarely get a chance to drawing superheroes these days and this Batman sure shows it. Proportion off as are the legs.

Below are a couple of the caricatures I drew with a suprehero theme.

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May 19th, 2014 – Today on the #Drawing Board: Swampy’s Florida Cover – Inked!

by on May.19, 2014, under Cartooning, Swampy's Florida


Here’s the inked cover of the penciled drawing I showed yesterday. I used my many years with the City of Orlando in the Planning and Engineering Departments to map out a condensed, but doable, community. This is for a give-away during this week’s Florida Parent Educators Association annual convention by The Knowledge Exchange. This is to encourage ravel in Florida and beyond! thus, the mountains in the background….or it could also be a mountain version of the old Florida Festival tent that was once across from Sea World in south Orange County.

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