This is me drawing and painting a parrot drinking a margarita because t‑shirt shops want to know I am a classy guy with marketable skills and I am up on the cool pop culture imagery.
Vampire bat cartoon for Halloween. Vampire bats are hipsters. They only come out at night and they hang from their toes when they sleep.
This is an illustration of a cute gray kitty with a bell collar around his neck. I love kitties. They are domesticated but they have a wild streak inside them. It is cool to watch their predator instincts kick in when they are hunting a tiny bug or lizard. They go into a hyper cute ninja mode that is a remnant of their lion ancestors. Bells are like a kitty alarm system to protect our songbird buddies from being eaten. This is one of my favorite animals.
This is Parappa the rapper. He is a cute hiphop dog created by pop artist Rodney Greenblat and the first rhythm game I remember playing.
Baby titmouse perched on a wire. Tiny kawaii baby birds are my favorites. We get these little gray tufted titmice on our backyard feeders. To think — I used to shoot these cute little critters with my bb gun as a kid. The horror. Illustrator and photoshop.
Chickadees are so small and cute. They flit and jump around in a matrix of abbreviated jerks and pops. I am almost certain they are tiny machines. I used to watch them feast at my grandma’s bird feeder.
I love listening to birds go off at sunrise in spring. It is like they have been beat down by harsh winter weather and they celebrate the return of warmth and greenery. I live next to a college campus and it is inundated with large old growth trees and songbirds. When I walk outside to go to work I am hit by a deep field of cacophonous echoing happy bird sound that is unlike anything I have heard before. It is like something out of a vast swirling dreamscape where birds are sentient machines and their songs have a secret coded meaning.
I love birds. It is amazing that lifeforms have willed themselves into the air via countless years of minute changes by natural selection. Kingfishers have enormous heads and beaks designed to help them catch fish. They look like cartoon humming birds.
This is a purple finch illustration. I used to watch them in the backyard with my grandma.
This is a Dodo. His name is Jeff. He walks around the forest with no fear and no marketable skills. He is unable to function in the world. Nature is harsh and unforgiving and his brain is soft like a puppy’s belly. Jeff is the last of his species and he is unable to understand the significance of extinction.