bloody marvelous!

     Sorry I haven’t posted in a while but that’s all I’m gonna say.  The whining is over.  When life hits you, you gotta suck it up and hit right back.

     Here’s a quickie I did on a piece of printer paper with some brush markers.  Fun stuff.  I’m totally loving brush markers!  You can see it in my happy, bloody face.  I’m lovin’ the blood lately.  I’m hoping to have a huge bloody year here at Vincent’s Handmade Art.  Bring your umbrella : )

crazy cats

     Here’s some quick, cat cuties from my past.  This is a sample grab off of one of the three pages that were in between this and this, believe it or not.  I’ve always been a cat person so they tend to creep into my work in one way or another.  I’m all like, “Death, skeletons, death, insanity… Aww!  Lookit da cute kittehs!  Puking, porn, death, porn, porn…”

funny faces, 2 of 2

     With this post I’m back on track for Octoberween!  That’s important since I’m still flying by the seat of my pants and can’t afford to get even a little behind this month.

     This face seems a little happier and less anxious than the first.  I think it’s the eyebrows (what is it with me and my reaction to eyebrows?).  Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed my Funny Faces duo.  Thanks, I’ll be here all month!

funny faces, 1 of 2

     I know I gave you guys double images in my previous jack-o-patterns post to make up for the one image I was behind so far, but I’m not going to be satisfied with my efforts this month unless I have at least 31 Halloween-specific posts by the end.

      So here it is:  A duo of posts for today, in jack-o-lantern style, that I actually drew back in my 30’s when I was trying out a brand new broad tip Sharpie in the midst of the craze.  Drawn quickly, with a more upbeat style that most of the craze, I have only two of these.  It quite naturally followed that these would be my double-header posts to make up for my minor misstep early in the month.

     Thanks for taking a look and the second face will follow later this evening.


     This was done shortly after we got our dumbest cat to date, Simon.  Half cat, half dog, half badger and all animal, baby.  Most cats have a personality that transcends the animal and makes you think of them as a cute little member of the household but not Simon.  He operates solely on instinct; running around, eating, sleeping, pooping, barfing, eating some more and whining when he doesn’t get enough attention.  He’s no mystery at all, as his one brain cell can only do so much.  The one thing that does make him unique and/or remarkable in our household is that he’s the first cat we’ve ever had that has a scorpion-like twitch to his tail when he’s excited.  I attempted to capture that with this sketch.

sans whiskers

     A quick cat sketch from my 20’s.  I just realized I didn’t even bother with whiskers.  I think this was an assignment for Drawing I or some shit from college.  Not much sincere content here, just trying to impress the teacher.  I did draw all this from memory though, no actual cat was involved (I guess the absence of whiskers was a giveaway).  Back when my youthful optimism was driving me to work on my technique, use different hardnesses of pencils and draw cutesy, positive images.  Bleah.