Friday, July 14, 2017

Maximus' dog portrait!

Here is Maximus! Max is my dog that my wife and I adopted 5 months ago. He is an American Staffordshire Terrier and an amazing, happy dog. He was found wondering around North Philly alone. I'm so glad to have him in our family now!  


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Drawing Maximus

In between grilling and biking, I'm drawing my dog Maximus.  Max has been a great addition to the family. We have had him now for 4 months.  Stay tuned for Maximus' dog portrait!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Thanks High Point Cafe!

A big thanks to High Point Cafe for having my first Bad Cat Portraits art show. Yesterday I took down my "Alley Cats of Philly" portrait show.  I hope to do another show in the future, but next time portraits of dogs.  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday night.

It's Wednesday night, I'm drawing with Frankie.  The dog portrait I am currently drawing is of Maximus. Max is my dog, he is an American Staffordshire Terrier.  My wife and I have had him for about 4 months now.  We got him from ACCT  in Philadelphia.  Max is a pretty great dog.  I'm glad we found him and able to give him a great home.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Anouk's dog portrait!

Here is Anouk! This dog portrait took longer to finish than expected.  It had some challenges, but I drew on and worked through it.  Enjoy!


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Morning drawing session

Saturday morning was rainy, so, I got in a  drawing session.  I held off my bike riding session for the afternoon.  This dog portrait has been more of a challenge for me, but I'll get this done soon.  Stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Drawing drawing drawing...

I'm getting some drawing in now that the grilling is over from this past weekend.  Summer is heating up which makes staying in the studio harder these days.  Speaking of which, time to walk the dog! 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New business card

I've been drawing lots of dogs lately. So, I put a dog portrait on my new business card.  If you have a dog you want me to draw a portrait of then contact me. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

New dog portrait going down!

I've got the line drawing of Anouk ready to go down on the final paper! Stay tuned...

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Rainy day

It's a rainy day.  I'll be in the art studio drawing with these two cats.  I've got a dog portrait to draw.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

This is Penny!

This is Penny! I added a little Star Wars theme to her.  Enjoy!


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday morning.

I'm getting some drawing time in this Sunday morning on Penny.  I think she is coming along nicely!  Stay tuned for the finished dog portrait of Penny!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Alley cats are hung!

Alley cats are hung! Come check out these cats and more at High Point Cafe at Allens Lane train station, 7210 Cresheim Rd. They will be up for all of May and June.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Alley cat portraits of Philly art show!

Yo Philly! My "Alley cat portraits of Philly" art show is May 1st  at High Point Cafe located at Allens Lane train station.  Come get coffee and tasty baked goods and check out my art.  Enjoy!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sneak peek!

Here is a sneak peek to my "Alley cat portraits of Philly" show May 1st. at High Point Cafe located at Allens Lane train station. Hope you all can make it in the Philly area!

Line art for Penny's portrait.

I'm finally getting this dog portrait on to paper, yeah!  This is Penny. I got to stay with Penny when I took trip out to LA a few weeks ago.  She's a great dog! While I was in LA I got to talk a lot about Star Wars. So, Penny is having a Star Wars theme to her. Just a little touch. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Here is Miika! Finished.

I got up early this morning to finish this dog portrait.  This is Miika, a fellow Philadelphian dog.  Enjoy!


Pencil nub

I'm getting down to the pencil nub.  I get every last possible use out of my pencils! Stay tuned for the finished Miika dog portrait!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Making progress...

I'm making progress on Miika.  I've been doing a lot of dog portraits lately.  Keep them coming!  Stay tuned for more on Miika's portrait.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Hike with Max.

On Sunday I took a long hike with Max, pictured below, in the woods. It was nice to take a break from drawing.  When it's so nice out it is tough to stay indoors.  Stay tuned for Miika's portrait which I am currently drawing.  

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sketching out Miika's portrait.

I did some sketching out today on this dog portrait of Miika.  This portrait will have to wait to get finished though. I'll be taking a spring break trip. Stay tuned...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Blank paper and Frankie

It's Saturday morning, I have a blank paper and Frankie on the drawing table. Frank is interested in the birds just outside the window to the right of my drawing table.  Time to get this new dog portrait started!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Leela's portrait!

I had a snow day on Tuesday and so I spent the day in the studio to finish this dog portrait. This is Leela, an Italian greyhound. Great lookin' dog. Enjoy!


Monday, March 13, 2017

Getting some work in.

I'm getting some work in on this Italian greyhound named Leela.  I had a few days without electricity. so, I'm a bit behind in finishing this dog portrait. Stay tuned...

Friday, March 3, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

$75 donation reward pet portrait!

Hello. I'm still running the $75 donation reward for a pet portrait. Max is all better now but we kept the GOFUNDME page up awhile longer. So, get it while it's still up.

  

Monday, February 27, 2017

Iris' dog portrait!

I have finished the corgi memorial portrait of Iris.  I had drawn this on a 8" x 10" paper as it was requested. I don't normally draw at this size for portraits but it turned out great. Rest in peace Iris.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

corgi memorial portrait

I'm getting some work in on this corgi memorial portrait this morning. Having a new dog that my wife and I recently adopted has made it a bit tougher to make time to draw. Things are starting to settle down and get more normal though. And now back to drawing time!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Apollo and his portriat!

I received this picture of Apollo and his portrait next to him. Looking good!  I really enjoy these pictures people send me of their pet and their pet's portrait next to them.  

Friday, February 17, 2017

Corgi on the drawing table.

Up on the drawing table is a corgi memorial portrait.  I used a couple pics to piece this sketch together.  I'll be doing a different drawing technique for this one.  Stay tuned...

Max the dog.

There is a new member to the Bad Cat Portrait family!  Welcome Maximus!  My wife and I recently adopted him.  Max had to overcome a set back as he just got introduced to his new home.  He got pneumonia and had to spend 2 days in the hospital to receive urgent care.  I'm happy to say Max is back home!  He is doing much better and is recovering. It is great joy to have Max home.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Apollo's portrait!

This is Apollo!  This cat lives in Stockton, California. Oh yeah!  


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Apollo is on the drawing table.

Apollo is on the drawing table and Frankie watches the snow fall.  Frankie got on the window sill and reached up to try to catch the snow flakes. I'll have to put Frankie in the cat harness and take him out on the back deck in the snow. I'm sure he will not care for it much and want right back in.

Drawing day!

It's snowing out today. So, it's a drawing day for me.  I'll be working on Apollo's cat portrait.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Good morning raccoon!

Found this guy in the cat shelter this morning.  I guess I've been helping more than just alley cats.  Turns out, cats and raccoons don't bother each other. This raccoon has been making good use of the cat shelter for awhile I suspect and eating the cat food.   It's all good though.  I've always wanted a raccoon!  I have seen a family of them out there before.  The alley cats and raccoons don't seem to mind each other. I've seen them just walk by each other no problem. They may even eat together for all I know.  My back deck is pretty great!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Friends are awesome!

Friends are awesome! I made a few trades with a my "Pet Heads" zine to a few talented buddies.  Oh yeah!  Frankie approves!!!  Go check out my buddies.  Unoriginal and Exit343design are GOOD STUFF! 

New cat portrait!

I'm in sketch mode with a new cat portrait. In the mix is Apollo.  This cat is from the west coast, Stockton, California. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Alley cat portraits of Philly.

In this segment of "alley cat portraits of Philly" we get to know Desmond.  Desmond is one tuff black cat living around 7th and Fairmont Ave. I've seen him weather through a few bad injuries and keep on. Desmond will stand his ground to any not welcomed cat. On warm sunny days he can be found lounging on the sun soaked sidewalk.  Desmond is also a social cat as he seems to have touched the lives of many on the block.

Desmond's portrait will be part of the "alley cat portraits of Philly" show this May.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

LOCALS ONLY

This is Mila's cat portrait I did of her. "Locals only" is the name of it. Cats are so territorial and alley cats don't just let any other cats in their watering hole!  Mila is one of the 3 local alley cats I help out.  I can hear when a cat from outside the hood comes in to the back yard. Back off!  She's a sweet heart, though. 


Friday, January 20, 2017

Leo & Frankie.

These two cats, Leo and Frankie, are always chillin' in the studio with me while I draw. Not always so calm though as they are here in this photo.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

"Locals only" in progress.

"Locals only" is in progress.  This is Mila, one of the alley cats out back of the studio. There is 3 local cats I help with food, water, and shelter.  Occasionally, I see the local cats have a stand off with cats outside of the neighborhood that walk through.  

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Locals only.

Here is the line art for "Locals only."  This is a cat portrait of Mila that lives out back.  She is one of three locals I help out.  

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Art show in the near future!

I went to High Point Cafe  at the Allens Lane train station today to check out the space for an art show in the spring time.  It's a coffee shop in my neighborhood. The coffee is excellent by the way. Look out for details as I get this art show in works. The art show will be alley cat portraits of Philly.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Pet Heads! It's a zine.

Pet Heads is printed! This is a 12 page zine of my pet portrait art.  If you like one, get in contact with me. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Cat shelter

It's cold out there! Big Papa is using the cat shelter I made. I made this cat shelter a few years ago for about the cost of 5 dollars and an old blanket.  The stray cats always make use of it come these cold days of winter.  

Getting help...

I'm getting a little help to finish my Pet Heads zine.  Pet Heads is all laid out and ready to be sent to the printer.  Stay tuned to get a copy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Owl portrait is framed!

Oh yea! The owl portrait is framed and going to Deann's office at Temple.