Sunday, December 22, 2013

9 Lives

This is Frankie.  He is one on my cats here at Bad Cat Portraits.  Frankie loves having his picture taken.  I think he knows what's going on when I take out the camera to get a picture of him.  He will sit there all nice and handsome.  Here he is in another cat portrait of him.  It's called 9 Lives.  Yes, that's a cat skull on Frankie's head. I have always enjoyed drawing skulls and so I thought of drawing a cat skull.   This is what I came up with, enjoy!
9 Lives
mixed media
14" x 17"
Don't forget, I'm now on  If you want a high quality print, t-shirt, or a mug of this cat portrait then head on over to my page on   Of course, though, you can by the original from me.  Only 125 dollars!  If you live local to Philly, I can even have it in a nice black metal frame and black mat for you for 225 dollars.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

I've started up a Society6 page

Check me out on Society6!  It's a great website that prints giclee prints, t-shirts, mugs, and more of all kinds of artists.  Just click here and get to it.  I just started the page, so come back later to find more art on there by me.  Enjoy!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Leo mural starts...

The Leo mural has started.  I'm working on prepared "parachute cloth" which is the canvas for the mural.  I've busted out the charcoal pencils for this and have started at the eyes as always.  Stayed tuned for more updates....

...Also, the Leo mural will be in a group art show sometime soon.  It will be in group show with other mural artist.  We are all are taking a class in mural arts in the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.  Location and date soon to come when I know more on that.  

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Listen to music. The Leo mural.

This is the art for my mural I'm making.   This cat portrait of Leo is 15" x 15".  The mural will be 5' x 5'.  Leo,  Bad Cat Portraits studio cat, is showing his love for music, Philly, and bicycles.   I will show some updates as it continues to be made.  

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

This is Frankie. New dog portrait.

This is Frankie!  She is a Boston Terrier from New Jersey and she is all set for  the cold weather settling in.   Frankie is the 37th pet portrait I've drawn, woot woot!  

mixed media
14" x 17"

Monday, November 25, 2013

Frankie, dog portrait in the works.

New dog portrait in the works.  This is Frankie, he is Boston Terrier.  He will be prepared for the cold temperatures. Brrrr, it's cold out there!

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Frankie and Leo in their boxes.  They love their boxes.  

I have a dog portrait in the works, stay tuned...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sketch for Leo mural.

Recently, I got involved with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.  I will be doing a 5' x 5' mural of Leo.   That's right!  Leo is going to be bigger than life.  I hope to find a wall here in Philly for him when it's finished.  Leo will be showing his love for music, bicycles, and Philly!  

Stay tuned for further progress of Leo.  There will be a group show here in Philly when all is done.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

New dog portrait, Matilda.

Check out the new dog portrait.  Matilda is a Vermonter pup.  Enjoy!

14" x 17"
mixed media

Monday, October 28, 2013

Desmond. The toughest cat in Philly!

Here sits Desmond, the toughest cat in Philly.  That's right! This all black alley cat that I have named Desmond lives in my neighborhood.  I see him almost everyday. 

For 2 years now, I've helped this cat along.  I'm not sure he always understands this though, as he will swat at me with those razor sharp claws when I feed him.  He can be quit ornery. He will let me pet him, but only for a moment.  Desmond warns me often with his growls that he wants to be left alone.  Desmond would rather just hang out and watch the scene. 

This black cat has come home many times from a battle taken on the streets of Philly.  Usually, there are scratches on this face, sometimes more serious.  Recently, Desmond took on a serious injury on his right side of his head.  It is not something nice to look at and didn't want to show it,  for sure a head turner.  It looked like a bigger animal for sure got in a brawl with him.  But, Desmond keeps on coming back and knows how to keep himself cleaned up.  

Desmond still runs his hood.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The drawing table

Matilda is up on the drawing table here at Bad Cat Portraits.  Matilda is one cool pup! Stay tuned...

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Cat portrait of Nancy

Here is Nancy.  This calico cat comes from upstate New York.  I've had the pleasure to hang with this cat.  She is super soft and very friendly, got to love that.  Enjoy the new cat portrait!  

14" x 17"
mixed media

Friday, October 18, 2013

Cats in boxes!

Cats in boxes!  It's Frank and Leo chillin' after a long day of playing and running.  These two cats love their boxes.  A new cat portrait is in the works and soon to be posted,  stay tuned...

Friday, October 11, 2013

Leo, the new edition to the studio!

Here is Leo!   He is the new edition to Bad Cat Portraits studio and best friend to Frank. Frank is the other cat here at the studio.  Both, Leo and Frank, are orange cats.  Orange cats are best!  (It's a fact). Enjoy the new cat portrait.

14 x 17
mixed media

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hendrix lookin' dapper

This is Hendrix.  I met a few new friends when I was in Burlington, Vermont this past summer.  They had seen my pet portraits from a few other friends and wanted one of their own dog, Hendrix.  I said, sure thing!  So, here he is...enjoy!

mixed media
17" x 14"

Friday, July 19, 2013

It's Dexter! Straight outta Burlington Vermont!

Here is Dexter to finalize the whole pet family.  Along with Dexter's pet portrait, there is Minnow and Goose to make the pet family.  

Dexter has seen many days, as he has been across country from coast to coast to coast, living the sweet cat life.  Showing his age, he has lost sight in one of his eyes.  A few pets have come and also left, yet Dexter stays true.  He is one of largest, fluffiest, and thickest cats i've had the pleasure to hang with.  Dexter rocks!

14" x 17"
Mixed medias

Friday, July 12, 2013

Frankie approves!

Frankie approves!  My cat, Frankie, stood before his portrait and admired himself.  He definitely liked it.  Frank checked it out for a bit.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

It's Goose! A new cat portrait.

Here is Goose.  This cat lives in Vermont with Minnow.  You can find Minnow's pet portrait in my portfolio.  Check back soon for Dexter's cat portrait. Dexter is the 3rd  and final animal in this family.  

14" x 17"
mixed media

Friday, June 21, 2013


Here is Nugget!  The cat that I had to wait to use the toilet for because this cat would be using it, yep.  R.I.P. Nugget.  You were a fine cat that will be missed.  

14" x 17"
Mixed media

This is another look at Nugget.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Stanley! New pet portrait.

It's Stanley!  A friend of mine got married this past weekend and I drew their Boston terrier   pup for them as a gift.  Enjoy!

14" x 17"

Here is another look at Stanley.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Desmond files: chillin'

Laying in the sun and feeling the warm breeze, Desmond is loving it.  I sit back and knock back a few cold ones.  He makes good company watching the dogs and their walkers go by.  Desmond is a good listener, too.  We sit back and conversate over what's up and how the day is, the usual. Can't say i understand what Desmond says back to me, but I'm here for the cat.  That's what counts!    

Desmond's music choice today is the Pixies. The song, "where is my mind."

Sunday, March 31, 2013

"Wicked sweet deal of the week"

The "wicked sweet deal of the week" is to "like" my Bad Cat Portraits Facebook page.  Do that and I'll draw your pet portrait for $125.  Email me and we'll talk.  In the meantime, get out your baseball caps.  It's opening day Monday!

Zoey cat portrait

It's opening day for baseball this Monday! In this pet portrait, Zoey is supporting her team, Yankees.  Get your caps on!  

14" x 17"

Here is another look at the cat portrait of Zoey.  Looking good!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Slow saturday sketching

This is the beginning sketches of a new piece,  "get out yo ghetto blaster!"  It's going to be another octopus art piece.  So far, I dig it!  More to come soon.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The ring leader. New pet portrait.

This is Spanky.  I turned this cat into the ring leader.  I like drawing skulls and I like wearing hats (I have never worn a top hat).  So, this is what I drew for Spanky. Enjoy!

14" x 17"

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Desmond files: to kill is to love.

I open the door to see what Desmond is up to.  What do I see in front of the door?  A pile of bones.  Looks like the remains of a small rodent.  Thank you so much Desmond.  I brush the bones aside.  Nothing like the show of love than the kill from last night nicely placed in front of the door.

Desmond is always happy to see me come out to say hi to him.  What's that mark on your neck?  Teeth marks and fur missing.  Scrapping it up again with the local cats again, looks like.  Just another night in the hood for Desmond.  If there were sound bites, right now you would be hearing loud meows.

Back into the shelter Desmond goes to clean himself.  He's got to get his sleep in for the late night run around in the hood.  Desmond's theme song for the day is "damn it feels good to be a gangster", The Geto Boys. Yeah, he keeps it on the real.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

"wicked sweet deal of the week"

Hello peeps!

The "wicked sweet deal of the week" for 3/03 to 3/09/2013 is to "like' my Facebook page.  Go to Bad Cat Portraits on Facebook, "like" it and get your pet portrait for $125 the week of 3/03 to 3/09/2013.  Get to it and send in your pictures of your pet.  

My e-mail is  Please use the subject as Bad Cat Portraits, thanks.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Garfield (not the lasagna eating orange cat)

This is Garfield.  He was my girlfriend's cat not long ago.  Unfortunately, Garfield began having territorial issues with Chauncey that became worst every day.  Chauncey is the the other cat living in the house.  Garfield was behaving very bad and it was decided he needed a new home.  We didn't want to see him go, but it was best for both cats.  He did find another loving home where he rules his land. Yay!  I wonder what that cat is up to now?

Garfield was a cool cat and so here is his pet portrait to always remember him by.

14" x 17"

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wicked sweet deal of the week

My absolute favorite dogs are pitbulls and staffordshire bull terriers.  One day I will have, but till then I will just draw them.  Send me your pics of your pit or staffy for a dog portrait and I will give you a wicked sweet deal, 125 bucks.  

This "wicked sweet deal of the week" is for 2/24 to 3/02. is my e-mail.   Please head the e-mail with Bad Cat Portraits.  I await your pics of your pit or staffy dogs. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Frankie likes pillows

Frankie like pillows.  I like to draw.  New pet portraits are in the works.  The "ring leader" is on the drawing table.  

If you are reading this, I'm looking to draw pitbulls and staffordshire terriers.  These dogs are my absolute favorite and want to get one of my own some day.  Till then, I will just draw these dogs.  I will give a sweet deal for you to have a pet portrait of your pitbull or staffordshire terrier, just contact me at  Send me your pics!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

"the return of cool" (finished)

"The return of cool."  Finished, I'm done working on this one.  I will have "giclee" prints ( high quality digital pigment prints ) of this for $25.   The print is 15" x 18". You can e-mail me about it at  I should have it in my Pencilhead store soon...

"The return of cool"
15" x 18"

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"the octopus"

Here is "the octopus."  This is a high quality digital pigment print (giclee).  I started drawing this character a few years ago and it has evolved to this.  The octopus is always in some kind of slick business wear, always looking dapper.  Ride bikes, the octopus is all about it. Chill out with a beer, the octopus is there.  The octopus is all about looking hip and keeping it real.  

"The octopus" print is yours for $20.00.  You can buy the print in my Pencilhead store.  Click here!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"The return to cool"

I have been working on a new art piece  for a "giclee" ( high quality digital pigment print ) print.  I think I need to still work on this piece, but it's getting there.  I like what is going on so far.   Just needs a little tweek here and there.  Stay tuned for a new print to be released called "The return to cool."   

The return to cool
14" x 17"

Friday, February 15, 2013

Octopus skateboard #4

I did some rework to this board.  I always felt like it was missing something.  I think it is complete now.  All skateboards I have made are for sale, $125.  You can check out all the  boards under my art portfolio at skateboards or just click here.  Enjoy!

Octopus skateboard #4
8 1/4" x 32"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Yo, Check it! It's Minnie representing her fine borough Queens, NY.  Minnie is lookin' G!  She has a mean mug on here, but I hear she can be a sweet cat too. 

14" x 17"
 Here is another look at the pet portrait of Minnie.  As always, I draw with a black pencil and do outlining in black acrylic.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Desmond files...Spring is almost here!

The rain has stopped and the sun is out!  Desmond comes out of his shelter from his mid afternoon nap for a drink.  His ear is on the mend and his injured leg is almost 100% better. Winter takes a beating but Desmond keeps on keeping on.

After getting his hydration on, Desmond is off to sit in the warm sun and see what is going on in the back yard.  Time to sit at the corner to watch people come and go, see what new cats are coming in his territory, maybe even go out for a stroll.  Wait, not sure if he's got enough time for all that, still needs a cat nap for the evening run around...

...Yep, definitely time for another cat nap.

Monday, February 11, 2013

My store is on Big Cartel

Bad Cat Portraits now has a store on  They have a great concept there.  Go check out my store by clicking here.  Enjoy!  

Stay tuned for more updates to the store.  Bad Cat Portraits T's might possibly be on the way next.   

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ziggy pet portrait

Here is a pet portrait of another cat from Philly.  It's Ziggy.  Enjoy!
14" x 17"

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Desmond files...Desmond runs this show!

The sun is shining.  Still cold out there though, temperature around the freezing mark.  Desmond is taking in the sun while keeping look out of his back yard.   This is his spot.  Eat. Clean self off.   Take watch.  Take a stroll in the hood.  Will be back later...

Desmond came home a few days ago with a mangled ear.  Hard to say what he got into this time.  His ear was healing up, but he just keeps rubbing it raw.  I try to clean it out for him.  Sometimes he is cool with me doing that. Last time I tried, he put up a fuss and went in his shelter.  Definitely had the "don't touch me" face on that last time.  I'll try again later.  

A few nights ago, I was woken up around 2 am hearing growling.  Immediately, I thought it was Chauncey growling at Frankie.  Nope, both cats were sleeping in bed.  I jumped out of bed to look out the window and saw a cat.  A cat I have yet seen around here.  This cat was right outside my door where Desmond's shelter is.  A cat challenging Desmond, what the what?  Clearly this cat doesn't know of Desmond.  Desmond must not have felt to threatened, he just stayed in his shelter while this other cat growled up a storm.  Or, it was just too damn cold out to move from a warm spot.   I opened the door, unknown cat ran off.  I was done with hearing cats growling at 2 in the morning.  Just another cat trying to move in Desmond's territory.   This has happened before.  Still, with an injured leg slowly getting better, Desmond runs the show.  I swear, Desmond is like a ninja out there in the back yard.  I've seen him slither through the grass and disappear in the shadows while stalking another cat.  He is one smooth cat and will also let it be known that he is the champion alley cat.    Hey, I've seen neighbors walk their dogs by.  Their dogs do a double take at Desmond with a face of "oh snap, not that cat!" 

Oh yeah, Desmond loves to rub up against my leg looking for attention.   He let's his guard down occasionally.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Billy the cat

It's winter.  I was thinking of all the cats out there that endure these cold winter months while drawing this cat portrait.   One thing I never leave the house with is one of my many winter hats.  So, I put a winter hat on this guy.   Custom made for his ears.  Also, I added a patch to keep it a little weird. I'm a fan of psychedelic comic book art and that art genera.   

Unfortunately, I sadly have to say that Billy past away last year. 

Billy the cat
14" x 17"

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Desmond files...continued

The snow is falling and it's cold out there.  This cat, Desmond, seems to just take it all.  He is definitely the toughest cat I've met with a big heart.  Here he is in January snow with temperatures in the teens coming out to say hi to me.  

Recently, Desmond came home limping.  Holding his left leg close to his body, he trotted over to me.  He meowed and rubbed up against me as always.   I immediately picked him up to check him out.  Underneath his front leg I saw what looked liked teeth marks as if he got in a fight with a dog.  "What did you get into now?" I thought to myself.   Dang cat! 

Cold out and hobbling, Desmond still is in happy spirits.   It's been a little over a week with his injury and he is now starting to be able to use his front left leg.   When he isn't in his little home I built, he will see me walking out to the trash and come walking up to me with his loud meows.  Sometimes Desmond is out for a long time.  My girlfriend and I say he's busy doing stuff.  He always makes it back  for dinner though.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Frankie's pet portrait!

It's Frankie with "street cats" badge on his collar.  Frankie is a British short hair cat.  He is the most lovable cat with a big head.  It's been said that the Cheshire cat features were taken from the British short hair cat.  Pretty cool!  
14" x 17"

Frankie lived on the streets of Philly for about a year.  So, he is representing in the portrait.  He has adjusted very well to being a house cat and loves it.  Frankie likes to liven things up around here too!   Chauncey, the other cat, is not always amused with him.  

Hope you like the cat portrait!  Inquire about getting your pet portait drawn. Do it!          Do it.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Philly "street cats" club

I've decided to start a page dedicated to the Philly street cats I draw.  It started with trying to sketch out a cool collar for my next cat portrait of Frankie.  This came about...

I dig it.  Needs some more work...