Monday, December 28, 2009

Album Art

Art for Kingdom Come, upcoming album by Tom Maxwell (former member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers)

Ink and digital color

Friday, December 18, 2009


I am now offering prints of my paintings in the Etsy shop. They are little ones mounted onto wood plaques, and so very affordable. If you see one of my paintings on the blog that you would like a print of but it isn't in the shop yet, drop me a line and I can most likely fix one up for you!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Shop update

New stuff in my Etsy shop. There's still time to order for Christmas!

Made a plaque based on my bookplate design.

I also added my medallions from a while back.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Holiday art show next Friday

(click images to enlarge)

(lovely poster design by Mr. Hildebrand)

Hey Memphis folks! Still looking for that perfectly unique gift? You can put an end your fretful search friday December 4th at Odessa. There will be live music and great art by local artists for sale (including me with an armful of plaques). So swing on by and say hi!

Speaking of plaques, here's some new ones. All of you non-Memphis folks can get your perfectly unique gifts at my shop.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New plaques and new website!

Fresh plaques in the shop.

At long last I have a website! And boy, if it ain't a beauty. My eternal gratitude to the fabulous Michael Hildebrand and CustomSIMPLE!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Plaquin' it up

Another lonely little plaque looking for a home. You can adopt it at my shop.
Oh and what's this? Why its a second feature on AJRMS! (Thanks again, Will!)

Also, perhaps you will notice I finally made a header for the blog. Only took me about three years to get around to that.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Fresh new plaques and a fresh new store

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More plaques!
Due to popular demand (aka a handful of people saying "yeah, you should do that") I have opened an Etsy store! I just have the plaques available at the moment, but prints are in the works. So check it out and stay tuned for more!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Happy (late) Halloween

Ink drawing colored in Photoshop.

I did this for a contest on A Journey Round My Skull (a really great blog you should visit frequently if you don't already). To my surprise and delight, Will very kindly offered to feature my work. Thanks to Will and all the new faces who have been visiting and leaving comments!

Friday, October 23, 2009

And then...

... there appeared another experiment in Photoshop coloring.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


(click for a much larger view)

Little wooden plaque things I painted on, the large ones are about 6.5" across at the widest point, smaller ones about 4".
I'm planning to make a bunch of these to sell at the Memphis College of Art Holiday Bazaar. I have also been contemplating opening an Esty store with things like this and prints. Though until then, if anyone is interested they can contact me via email at flyingduckworth(at)
Why, just look how cute they are haphazardly arranged on a wall.

*EDIT* The Etsy store is up and running!

New book!

Santa Delivers Presents in the Big City now available on Amazon!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

and so...

...more Photoshop coloring experimentation

Sunday, October 18, 2009

24-hour comic (sort of)

Did this as part of the 24-hour comic challenge earlier in the month. I say "sort of" because I only hung in there for about 16 hours and drew 12 pages. Also did most of the inking later at home. So, yeah, doesn't really count. I enjoyed doing it, though, especially since I haven't done anything with comics since college.
As for the comic, I was mostly just having fun introducing the characters.
(click to make bigger!)

Friday, October 02, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

stuff and things

Playing around with a slightly different approach using ink and watercolor. This one is about 8" x 8". I've been drawing so much cute stuff lately I thought this little group of senseless grotesqueries would be good for cleansing the palette.

Also, the scrap paper kitchen wall colony continues to grow...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Another musical forest

Decided to give one of the characters from the last drawing her own little picture to star in. How do we feel about the colors, folks? I can't make up my mind whether they are working quite right or not.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Monster jam and houses

I want to join this band...

These guys were kicking up a ruckus in my little sketchbook and wouldn't let me sleep until I colored them.

Just playing around with it and I thought this looked kinda neat.

Recent painting in acrylic and ink on masonite. Around 16" x 11". Based on this sketchbook page.

Friday, September 11, 2009


So here's the image from the previous post after trying my hand at adding some texture. I wonder if it looks better? Or worse? What say you, good people of Blogland?

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Trying something different...

I've been playing around with coloring in photoshop. I don't really know what I'm doing and I've been staring at this image too long to tell what to do next, so any input would be appreciated.
As for the text, I have a habit of making up stupid songs to sing to myself and here is one of them! I imagine this chipper little number 20's style with wah-wah trumpets and ukulele.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The end of the island

"Could've Been Anything"

The very last painting for the Horn Island show! Dropped my work off today, the opening reception is going to be Sept. 12, 6-9 pm.
For anyone out there who may not know what I am talking about when I say "Horn Island", well every year there is a group from the Memphis College of Art that goes to this place, and camps for eight days, wallowing in the majesty of nature and mosquitoes. Then we come back and make art about it for a show at the school. This year was the 25th.
Review in the Commercial Appeal

I was trying something a little different in this one, threw in some hatching and whatnot. So how do we feel about this as opposed to the usual flat outlines?

Odessa show and workshop

The show at Odessa last week was fun, the show looked great and the response to my work was very positive, which is always nice. So here's a bunch of pictures. (click to make bigger!)

*EDIT* Check out this Commercial Appeal article about the show!

My stuff along the wall, Shane's in the corner

The circular ones are some embroideries I did a while back

Medallions, also from a while back. I like the way they look in this arrangement.

Paintings by Jon Hart on the left, installation by Emma Self in the middle, my medallions to the right

Me n' ma stuffs

Jon and Emma setting up their workshop stations on Saturday

Michael gettin' his sew on at my demo

Here is the bag I was teaching folks how to make, complete with an in-process embroidery and cat hair

And here is a little instruction sheet I made to pass out. Any one who wants to make an easy tote bag, just print out this image and follow the directions! Hopefully they are easy to understand, leave a comment if you have any questions!