Saturday, March 4, 2023

beware of trolls having tantrums...


dawn patrol - v.2

"dawn patrol" - black and white original 1/10/23. 
Digital colorization w/
 (poor man's version of Photoshop). 
(Turned out ok, getting better at it w/ practice).


Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Stave Church, Norway


Rendering of a Norwegian 'stave church' (for the Architecdoodlez
Wednesday art challenge on Twitter).

The oldest preserved wooden churches in Christianity, there were reportedly 1300 in existence, of which only 28 now remain. (Bucket list is to actually visit one of these in person someday).

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Lost in the Shelves (Colorized)

"Lost in the Shelves", originally colored with watercolor pencils 
and overlaid with some digital colorization via Photopea 
(freeware version of Photoshop for poor artists).


Friday, February 10, 2023

First Contact


'first contact' - quick pen and ink doodle 
on the subway ride home Thursday evening; 
then digitally colorized.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023


Quick burst 💥 of creativity before heading into another day at the office. #acrylic paint, colored pencils, colored markers, gel pen, ink … little bit of everything.

Monday, January 16, 2023


The Beast Is Loose!

Lapse into some self-indulgent humor and I had a few giggling fits in the midst of it ... Apologies to those who might have a particular attachment for the iconic character. I'll draw something nice next. Promise!

Friday, January 13, 2023

Lost Between The Shelves

My favorite place growing up in Hickory, NC was the Elbert Ivey Memorial Library. When I got to the age where I could walk into town on my own unattended by an adult, my mom would let me spend afternoons at the library on my own, after we were done home-schooling for the day.

I made so many discoveries there -- of authors and books I still read and treasure today.

It was there that I first encountered Ray Bradbury ("The Martian Chronicles"), Brian Herbert ("Dune"), Orson Scott Card ("Ender's Game") and Douglas Adams ("Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy").

It was also there that I also discovered real, genuine FEAR -- by way of an anthology of scary stories for children, and ABOUT children ("Young Monsters" edited by Isaac Asimov); and it was there that, barely a teen, I dared picked up Stephen King's "Night Shift" and scared myself out of my wits -- and promptly returned the following day for more.

So many fond memories of those days, spending endless summer afternoons, lost in the shelves.

This piece is a tribute to all the bookstores and libraries around the world, but most of all to that one in particular.

Monday, January 2, 2023

melancholy gargoyle

"Melancholy Gargoyle" (one of 2 versions). 01/02/23. 
Micron pen, digital background. 
Background photo used w/ permission by Aleksandar Pasaric (

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Christopher Doodles - NFT's now on OpenSea

Happy New Year! I'm pleased to announce that my collection of work from this year is now available in NFT form on OpenSea, for those who collect such. I admit when the NFT craze first took off, I was rather put off by them, largely due to obnoxious crypto-bro's pumping thousands of pixelated pabulum, generated en-mass by automated script, with little or no thought except for the dominant intent to market to the masses in get-rich-quick schemes. Suffice to say it wasn't my style. In recent weeks, however, I've encountered -- largely via Twitter -- a host of really incredible and genuine ARTISTS of all kinds, specializing in all manner of genres (death metal to manga/anime to landscapes), dedicated to honing their skills in sketching, inking, painting ... and yes: displaying their work as NFT's, which inevitably prompted me to reconsider my initial distaste and investigate further how that form could be put to better use. So, anyway -- for those interested: p.s. 2022 was a difficult and challenging year for me in many respects, but I have sought solace in art and creatively learned and advanced a great deal. Just looking at my "pen and ink" drawings from a year or two ago and today seems like night and day. Credit is definitely due to the recent discovery of Micron pens. Of these works, the majority were produced in a span of 3 months!

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Dungeons & Dragons


Autumn! -- my favorite season of the year (obviously). A colorized version of a drawing from last month, using watercolor markers and some colored pencils.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

In the mood for something a little apocalyptic/sci-fi-ish this weekend…

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Today’s doodle — Tolkien-ish
inspired by watching “Rings of Power” 
… dwarves on the mind!

Kew Gardens Community Arts Day 2022


Great day today at the Kew Gardens Community Arts Day… some high points:

  • selling enough to pay the fee for my space (and then some!)
  • ALL of my 4”x6” postcard prints were a hit, and it was truly a thrill to see WHICH cards appealed to whom. I have received requests for others, so more will be coming. And also exploring means to make them available for purchase online.
  • Selling four of my small paintings — and some were chosen that I honestly didn’t expect to be (again, both delighted and fascinated by others’ taste)
  • Hanging out with fellow neighborhood artists, watching each other’s tables and talking tips and techniques

Lastly, having someone return to my table towards the end of the day and inform me she had walked around the entire fair and decided to come back, because one particular piece of mine “really spoke to her, and gave her HOPE” and she just HAD to get it …

Coincidentally, it was the very FIRST piece I had made when I actually took up painting in 2021, after I made a personal (New Year’s resolution) to do more with my art … so perhaps it was fate to have a piece imbued with that meaning come into her possession almost a year later. (We both were very moved, and seeing the joy on her face was the best moment of my day).

Monday, July 4, 2022

Sunday, January 2, 2022