Maniacal Ventures

Reddit SketchDaily – March 21st – Slow-moving objects and things

Here’s one I think we can all agree on? Reddit link

Reddit SketchDaily – March 14th – Monster Trucks

So, I don’t remember drawing a car since I was in high school (late 80’s/early 90’s). I actually used to buy

Gentleman Zombie

I’ve been working on and off of this one for weeks. I wanted to do one of those old portraits of some minor British Lord

Thug – Breaking in a cheapie stylus

I ordered a few things from Meritline the other day and thought I’d throw a cheap stylus (2-in-1 with a regular pen, all

Reddit SketchDaily – February 6th – Secret Societies

Nobody must know about the Sacred Order of Moose. They’re infiltrating big business! Just a quick little sketch I did at

Reddit SketchDaily – January 14th – Two images in one

I wasn’t really familiar with Joge-e before this SketchDaily, but it’s pretty amazing stuff. I did a quick lunch

Small Apps on the Nexus 10

I think I found a little workaround for tiny apps on the Nexus 10. I was surprised to see that, with a screen so large, there

Reddit SketchDaily – January 6th – Norse mythology

My quick attempt at a couple of Loki’s children, Hel and Fenrir. Reddit link  

Microsoft? Are you out there?

Did ANYONE buy a Surface? Does it game? Can you easily use Excel on it? Can you Multitask in Win8? When MS wonders why Surface

Reddit SketchDaily – December 31st – Your 2012

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Reddit SketchDaily – December 27th – View from your window

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Sorry, Google. I guess it’s time to try B̶i̶n̶g̶ [CENSORED]

It looks like the puritans have won. Google is now censoring adult material in the US. If you do a search (especially easy to

How I learned to stop fearing and love the President.

I just read this: [Self inflicted] Death of Key West man linked to Obama’s reelection [Link to article] I’m sorry

Reddit SketchDaily – October 2nd – Centaurs

A quickie I did on the tablet. Reddit link

Reddit SketchDaily – October 1st – Funday Monday PLUS SPECIAL SUPRISE!

The options were to draw something you like to draw, dragons or the SPECIAL SURPRISE – Harpies. I opted for a harpy. Don

September 28th – Free draw

A little something I started on back when I was visiting my brother in Chicago a few weeks ago.   Sketchbook Pro on a Tra

A unicorn pooping confetti?

So, it was mentioned in a recent reddit comment thread that I create a unicorn pooping confetti. I said I just needed a pony,

Reddit SketchDaily – August 9th – The Antagonist and the Protagonist

I was having a really hard time lately drawing but DuckingTape pushed me a bit and so here’s this. No color, done on a T

Hot Pepper! Reddit sketchdaily

Moar thoughts on fundamentalists.

Someone told me that they saw Blackstone, Sr. saw a woman in half and put her back together. This doesn't make Blackstone the

Reddit SketchDaily – June 28th – Knights, wizards, and rogues

Here’s a quickie I did on lunch. Reddit link

Reddit SketchDaily – June 26th – Puppets

Quick and dirty lunch sketch for Sketch Daily done on a Transformer Prime in Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro. Reddit link

Reddit SketchDaily – June 18th – Movie Poster

I couldn’t think of any movie poster ideas and then this concept for a truly horrific horror film came to mind. Reddit l

Sherlocky Self Portrait (with my ego filling in as Watson)

More sketching on the Transformer Prime. And, yes, I know Watson’s neck is all screwed up.

Hoodie design for Voice of Addiction

Voice of Addiction

Guiding Hand?

Just sketching around with the pen brush in my new Moleskin sketchbook.

Happy Halloween!

Drew this over the last few days. He looks about how I feel – I have the mother of all chest colds and have spend most o

Look at the effing skeleton…

Playing around with Sketchbook Mobile on my new Transformer. Happy Halloween!

Staff Day Sketch

Sketch of my friend and co-worker Sam that I drew during our Staff Day.

Missing – Page 1

Starting a story, all digital. Be kind if you critique. I had a lot of noisy things on the page behind the frames, maybe some

Sketch idea for Broccoli Samurai logo/sticker/concept

First draft Barely Balanced sticker

This is the first draft of a sticker for my brother’s amazing acrobatic/comedy troupe, Barely Balanced. They ooze talent

From the sketchbook: A message from John Boehner and The Republican Party to the American Public

Ideology is winning out over sense, compassion and the doctrines that our country was founded on - life, liberty and the pursu

Beardy McFace

Just got around to coloring a sketch I did way back on my birthday.  

Everyone loves hipster bacon


The Great NetFlix Price Increase of ’11

Netflix is being blasted by people for its new pricing model. I don’t understand why people are getting so angry over what i

Earth Chipper Poster for VOA

Mock up for a poster from a concept my brother gave me. Hopefully he can use it. If not, at the very least I can say that at l

Stop the press!

Walked to the Phoenix coffee shop on Coventry with the better half and sketched this while she read and we sipped cappuccinos.

The Donald – Show Me The Failure!

“Why does the GOP like the Donald?”, I began to wonder after seeing his grimacing visage plastered on every damn web page

Windows Live Movie Maker won’t open; error like “Faulting module name: aticfx32.dll”

I was having problems with Windows Live Movie Maker not opening lately. No error, just nothing happening when I would run it

It’s puppets all the way down

My brother Ian (see Voice of Addiction) gave me the idea for this one.

Happy St. Amateur Night!

I wanted to make some shirts for awesome and talented brother and his band who are playing on St. Patrick’s Day in Chic

New Pen… New Devil

Got a new Pentel Pocket Brush, so I updated my devil avatar.

Note to all laptop manufacturers

Dear manufacturer of every laptop I have ever seen. No one uses their mouse on their lap. No one positions their mouse directl

New Inking Pen!

I just got my $4 Pigma Micron Brush inking pen. I sketched this quickly and tried it out. It makes inking much easier, it̵

Defeating Piracy by making it irrelevant

The first problem with the current model is that it only works through artificial scarcity. You buy a copy of a game for $60,

Unkle Scam Wants YOU to Be A Sheep

Finally. Go buy a shirt and keep me in pantaloons made of Jamón ibérico and toothpaste made of Beluga caviar. Buy a Shirt! P

Time Lapse Sketch

Testing out time lapse of a QUICK sketch using Corel Painter Sketchbook and CamStudio…

Playing WoW in the car

Pre-car ride prep list: Toshiba A505 – Check 175 Watt power inverter – Check Nexus One set as a Wifi hot spot R

15 seconds of YouTube Fame – in my shower

So, I put up a stupid video on how to clean the shower ‘geek style’. Over 800 people have seen me scrubbing tile o

For all the brilliant, sexy redditors…

This one is for you… EDIT: FUUUUuuuuuuu… I haven’t messed with this crap for like a month and after doing al

Sketchy Guy Sketch

Trying something new. And forcing myself to start drawing again!

Disabling page scroll while scrolling in a DIV

Just so I don’t have to hunt this down again: I have a DIV that contains a list of items on a larger page. This DIV is r

iShackle – Get you one!

My hatred for fascism has made me sour even more to all things Apple. The latest drug they’ve begun peddling in their qu


Testing out the new drawing pad

Got an Ituos4 after promising myself I’d draw more. Here’s my attempt at breaking it in. Hopefully I get better with

Sketch 10-03-05

More sketching.  

Sketch 10-03-02

I’m going to try and sketch more than one every six months…

Let us prey.

Steam Sale!

It’s been a long, long while. This one is all digital. I’m going to have to get comfortable with my sketchy style