This was a fun project I worked on a few months ago. The good folks at Cryptozoic saw a picture I did of my very first car (a 1970 Opel Kadette) and asked me to do the same sort of thing with the old 1966 Batmobile from… Continue Reading “1966 Batmobile Collectable Statue”
Quarto Publishing just released a new drawing book by Carlos Gomes Cabral and I was asked to make a “guest artist” appearance in it… and this is it.
It seems people really enjoyed seeing my rather… uhm… humble… beginnings as an artist… so I will go ahead and show you the other sketch I did last weekend.
My very first professional jobs were for Silver Dollar City, a theme park in the Missouri Ozarks. I did three different park maps, coloring books, activity books and miscellaneous other illustrations for various products. For some reason, this weekend I was thinking about those old SDC coloring books. It… Continue Reading “Silver Dollar City Coloring Books”
I woke up on Wednesday… deja vu… and found myself once again standing in front of small groups of children showing them how they, too… can draw goofy pictures… just like me. It was the second annual Walk Into My Future Day at Huntington University. Here are a few… Continue Reading “2nd Annual Walk Into My Future Day”
I suspect there are very few people in the world who look to me for guitar tips, but here’s something I came up with the other day that is sort of art related. Because of my drawing process, I blow through a lot of kneaded erasers in a year.… Continue Reading “An Unsolicited Guitar Pick Tip”
My very first car was a pale yellow, 1970 Opel Kadett… basically a tin can with custom installed Cherry Bomb mufflers. It’s best feature was a gigantic, state of the art, AM-FM/8 Track/Cassette stereo that cranked out more horsepower than the poor little 4-cylinder engine ever did. Sadly,… Continue Reading “1970 Opel Kadett”
Gather ’round kids and I’ll tell you a story of how old timers used to make pictures back in the olden days. As an illustrator, you have to be ready and able to draw anything a client might ask for, so photo reference is a must.… Continue Reading “Antiquated Artist Clip Files”
The quest to get my older sketchbooks online continues… The 2012 Dennis Jones SketchBook is now available Here On Amazon.
Over the past several years, I have been exploring options on how best to provide digital content. There are so many different digital readers on the market today and they each require their files to be built in different formats with miles of rules and regulations attached to each… Continue Reading “$1.99? …that’s almost FREE!!”
The air hurts my face… why do I live in a place where the air hurts my face? We Northern Indiana Hoosiers are all really looking forward to Thursday when our high temperature is supposed to reach 3… yea. Last Saturday I hopped into my car… Continue Reading “Snow Fence Down”
Rarely (if ever) does something live up to expectation… but the snow fence kinda did. Our driveway runs perpendicular to the winter winds and snow drifts over it every night, but the snow fence is magically making the snow drift next to it instead and leaving… Continue Reading “Snow Fence”
What’s new for Hoosier Winter 2015, you ask? …SNOW FENCE!! Of course, I know absolutely nothing about snow fence or how it’s supposed to work, but that didn’t stop me from buying about a mile of it back in November. I quickly put it up and within… Continue Reading “Winter Is Coming”
Over the years, I have purchased several types of styluses in a futile attempt to turn my Ipad into a fabulous, portable, mini Wacom Cintiq. I have finally come to the conclusion, (sadly)… that’s just never going to happen… but Wacom is making the Ipad… Continue Reading “Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus 2”