Thursday, December 31, 2009

2 deals!

1/2 price at Daniel Smith Copic Markers and more through January and a painting master class at Bellevue College

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Steampunk Dalek

Another drawing done on the bus ride to and from work. Exterminate! Exterminate! EXTERMINAAAAAATE!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Here's an original idea

And a good one, too:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Aarron Bros 1 Cent sale starts Dec. 26th

I got an ad in the mail today from Aarron Bros plugging that they are starting their ususal buy-one-frame-get-the-next-one-for-1-cent sale the day after Christmas. They are extending the same deal to canvases as well. AB jacks up the prices on their frames pretty high to begin with, but still it's worth checking out if you have some stuff to frame. It's the canvas deal that is making me think it's worth a trip. I assume it's happening at most of their stores.

As a side note, one part of the ad says "buy/get any artist for a penny stock up and save!" It looks like it meant to say Artist Canvas... some kind of typo... or they are selling artists, too. If so, I wonder how they determine the "equal or lesser value" of one artist over another.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I'm trying to see how many Santas I can get done before Christmas. So far three! Also trying to do each one in a different style.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hay guys! It's Emily from the TAG. This is just a painting I've been working on for a little bit. Trying to expand my background illustrations. :) Lemme know what you think!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Facebook types... Halp!

We are in the midst of a "Game Jam" at work and we have created a Facebook profile for the main character... please go on there are Friend him! I would be really cool if tomorrow the judges of go online and see that he's got a bunch of friends on FB already!


Santa Connery

Sadly, missed the December TAG. Happily, there is much work to be done. Had a few minutes to turn out my Spy Santa. Inspired by "Santa Claus versus S.P.I.D.E.R."

My late santa

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snow ball fight!

Here's my Santa sketch! :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Santa girly

Trying for the Chris Sanders-style sexy cankles.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Father Christmas

I've always been partial to Father Christmas type images over North American style Santas. This fellow is sort of a cross between the two. I added the pockets, silver bells and holly sprig post TAG meeting. Perhaps I will color him up before the 25th.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Santa Terror!

I really wanted to be at this month's TAG meeting, but my parents were flying back home that night so I just couldn't make it. However, I did have an idea for a Santa drawing, so here's what I have so far. I'd like to ink and color it for a Christmas card.

Here is dragon I drew a while ago. At the last TAG meeting, Dan gave me a brush pen and I finished the drawing with that. Thanks Dan!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

a 70's Crooner

While I know this is a sketch group and not necessarily a sculpting group but I also "sketch" in clay. So if no one is offended I humbly post this for your consumption...the accompanying drawing was done after the fact. I am really trying to develop my iown style and my own characters so crits comments are always welcome!! Hope to see you all next month!

Bad Santa

Sorry I once again missed another TAG but I wanted to at least contribite this month. Santa means business this year so dont F$%* around......!!!! I like how the drawing turned out except the eyes, couldnt get them right. Comment, crits?


This is Mark.

New Guy.

Mucho thanks to Rick for the invitation! Here are a few sketches from last nights gathering. Only three of the figures in the first image are of TAG folks, the rest was from an airport, I think. The second image is all TAG folks.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I'm tossing a misshapen log onto the platypus sketch bonfire.


Here's a doodle I did on my itouch using Sketchbook moble app. It's slow to work up a sketch clicking back and forth to change brushes and colors. It's also hard to do it with just your finger so I got a stylus which make the process easier.

BTW.... that's a spicy tuna roll. ;)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Brush pen goodness....

A couple of people have asked me where to get the "brush" pens I've used at the last couple of tag sessions, so I'm sharing it here. Be warned though, they are more of a rubber-tip pen as there are no individual bristles.

I've been getting them from kinokuniya, the store inside of the big Uwajimaya store in the international district. There, they are about $5:50 a pop (Link Here).

Buuuut, I just found out, you can order them online (oh snap!!!) for $4.50 (although with shipping you might not be saving anything) (Link Here).

I'll bring a couple of them with me next time in case anyone wants to try them out before committing, but for my taste, these pens have a great feel.

Woodcut Saves the Day!

This is a drawing that I was doing on the bus on the way to work and I wasn't very happy with the result. I added in the faux woodcut detail and then I liked it a lot better. I'm still not very happy with the placement of his hand on his hip, but I didn't do a pencil sketch first... just jumped in with the ink.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

So Matt and I were stuck in Altoona PA this weekend. We were killing time waiting for the plane and Matt fell asleep inth Hotel lobby. So I decided to capture the moment.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Here's my own entry into the platypus cartoon possibilities.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Just a quick lunch doodle. :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Random Video Game Name Generator

Check this out:
It's the Random Video Game Name Generator... it's fun. The favorite one I've generated so far is "Fisher Price Ninja Farmer ".

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hey everybody! I just finished this last night. Let me know what you think.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Consession Voodoo Taxicab

This was going somewhere, but I spent too much time yakkin' during the last TAG.
I have plans to put in a popcorn popper somewhere.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Well, it was my first TAG North and just wanted to share with anyone thinking of showing up. That it was pretty cool and not only do we chat it up and sketch. But, we take pictures of our selves! And it’s all great fun!

From left to right.

Rick Schmitz,Todd Lovering,Kevin Hanna,Justin Norman,Royden Lepp, and Rick Hoberg

Friday, November 6, 2009


Hi all!
Time to post somethin...
Here are those foxes I was sketching up on Tuesday. Still muddling over ideas for a werefox story.
PS: To reduce compression on JPGs uploaded to blogger, go to 'Edit HTML' and remove'/s400' or '/s320' from the image link.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Comic Con founder passes

Shel Dorf, the founder of the San Diego Comic Con and original TAG member passed away a few days ago. Here is a news report about him:

KFMB-TV - "Remembering Man Who Started Comic-Con"

Pig Face Pete

My 1st Tag post! This is Pete, a side show freak...I was thinking of using him for a short story. Don't know if it'll ever happen but drawing him was fun. ;)

"You're gonna buy this glider rocker, see?"

So last night we had randomly generated "inspiration" topics to choose from, and I went with "Sojourn Amish Crime Boss." This is what I came up with:

As Rick pointed out, there's probably more Hasidic Jew than Amish in this dude - and maybe even be a little Lee Van Cleef - but since he's holding a knife I'm not going to say anything about it.

Our man Brett Bean was at TAG last night! He told us about the "two-animal mash-up" game he plays whenever he's stuck for an idea on what to draw, and then showed us the sketch for his excellently abombinable Great White Gark. It inspired me, but the version I drew last night was poop. I took another shot at it this morning:

What's that you say? It looks like I put a giraffe and a shark into the transporter from the 1986 re-make of "The Fly" starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis? Why, thank you! Thank you very much!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TAG October

Here's a mummy with a chainsaw.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum ...

Here's a "storybook giant" sketch for Halloween!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

More Brushes on the bus

Here's another image I've made on the ride to and from work with Brushes. I've got Sketchbook now, too, but I haven't done anything interesting with it yet. It's sort of clunky compared to the immediacy of Brushes. However, it does have more brushes and other features, so I will spend some more time with it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halloween sketches!

Some fun Halloween doodles from TAG last night!

Halloween doodles

I did some quick coloring on some Halloween/Monster doodles from last night.

Friday, September 25, 2009

More Brushes

Here's another image that I painted with Brushes. I see there's another sketching/painting app called Sketchbook Mobile... anyone try it yet?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I got Brushes!

I've got Brushes now, and I'm liking it a lot. Very fun and intuitive.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Return of the Hippo

I missed the last TAG, but I thought it would be cool to show what I did with a previous TAG sketch. The color and line work were done in Flash as a test for a coloring idea. It worked and now I have a Hippo head to animate! Lucky me!

Sept. Newbie

My name is Mark Honschke and I am a newbie to the TAG group. I have worked as a sculptor and model-maker for the last ten years and as a consequence my 2D skills have fallen to the wayside. I am inspired by the talent of the group hope to learn from its members to re-learn what I have lost. The above images are the civilian amphibious vehicle with flippers and a redesign of a my toy company mascot. Thanks again to Rich and Rick for the invite and see you in Oct.

Friday, September 4, 2009


He could breathe through his nose if he really wanted to. But he doesn't want to.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Meeting

My stuff from the last sketch group (thanks for having me, it was great fun): some challenges Chiu threw out ("a child’s dream" and "an Asian dude") and my hover-crafty amphibious vehicle