Life Imitating Art?







My friend Van and I used to scribble on notebook paper while in school to have something to tape to the back of the school bus seat in front of us on the way home- so we could fly or navigate our airplane, submarine or spaceship home for the day.

Original: Ink on paper... as in a ballpoint pen on notebook paper.

Set 'Wayback Machine' to: 1972

Perhaps this is where the interest in drawing flight instruments started?

Boeing 727 Pedestal

Original: Vector graphic produced with an 'up-and-coming' computer program called, Illustrator 88

(a long time ago)

But you still could not produce compound curved shadows or transparent hues.

Eventually, I started incorporating bitmapped .eps files into the drawing for texture. These files became extremely large- (by early digital drawing standards).

The best thing about it was you could produce one drawing, and use it in both print and digitally animated media.

Fast-forward almost two decades...


Running Man


Animation with rollOver .mp3 audio.

Digital Panels

More recent instruments

for animation and gaming.

1947 Allis-Chalmers Model B


Analog drawing with digital color.

Proper Lifting Methods
for Couriers


Analog drawing with digital grayscale.

Digital Repeating Camo Pattern


Only 8 colors in the original pattern. The digital file for this original master is over 2GB!


This design repeats continually in every direction and the image has been repeated 4-up.


I photographed the background in Gatlinburg, Tennessee with a Nikon D-90. The foreground images were shot locally.

Normal size for this image would be around 50" square.

Flight Training Series


Digital Photography & Artwork

Laser Cut Logo


Illustrator & Photoshop

Proposed Game Interface


(Opening sequence only)

Photoshop & AfterEffects

YellowBrickRoadside Signage


Looping animated still frame photography exported as .mp4 video with rollOver .mp3 audio.


Signage and bird house made from cedar strips.

Animated Marketing Loop


For internal testing website

Animated still frame using Photoshop


(Boy-howdy... this could have been done alot easier using AfterEffects!)

Burn Out!


This is my acrylic airbrushed painting that I've animated digitally using Photoshop, along with a 30 second audio clip from a vintage 1975 Honda commercial (below).

Digital Cartoon of Original Batmobile



Promotional Internet Marketing Video


Business banner advertising

Lil Deer


Videography. After Effects, Audition & Photoshop

Animated graphic


with rollOver looping audio

AfterEffects, Audition & Photoshop

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