Rogue Illustration #16 ~ Sarah

Well here she is, the lovely Sarah. As I sat at the cafe this weekend she stood in line in her casual summer style. It had been a while since I felt like drawing. And you all know how I … Continue reading


Rogue Illustration #15 ~At the Pump

I saw this woman pumping gas at Costco the other day. Now the sketch came out younger and more cartoon like then I initially intended. But I happen to think she is spectacular. What can I say? My blog, my … Continue reading


Rogue Illustration #14 ~ Nubian Queen

Nubian Queen -logo

So busy this weekend running around downtown sans camera I failed to snap a shot of the gorgeous queen as she strut by. If you read yesterday’s post you know the discussion she inspired-about the beauty of black women, aging gracefully and their ability to have a close shaved head with glorious results. I only wish I had done a quick sketch to remember all the little details of what she wore. My coat is not nearly as spectacular as the real thing. Hers hasda taller more asymmetrical collar. The coat seemed to swirl around her and as she moved past. It was like a modern art piece in action. She was fully clad in black, only textures adding dimension between her layers. She was simply stunning.



Rogue Illustration #13 ~ Tyrone

So last week my two works collided, Fashion and Finance. At the end of the day I peered out my window into the park to see a man dressed in the most vibrant colors. What was he doing as he sat at the picnic table? Well, he was drawing fashion illustrations of course.

So you know he had to become a Rogue Illustration.This perfectly glorious peacock deserved to be drawn. I immediately picked up my pencil and did a quick sketch and made notations of all his little details. Then I could go home and make him as colorful and glorious as he appeared in the park.

Since I began my Rogue Illustration series I have been threatening to talk to the people I randomly draw. Can you guess what I actually did? On my way out the office I went down and introduced myself and showed him my quick sketch and got a sneak peep of his designs. Bashfully he shared what he called “doodles”. They were as colorful as he was. And of course I was so excited to actually shake hands with hug a person I was intending to draw I forgot to check a few of the minor details I couldn’t suss from my office perch. Was there a  yoke on the front of his gingham shirt? Did the pockets have flaps? etc. Oops! I did manage to realize he was wearing oxfords not loafers. So without further ado I would like to introduce you to Tyrone in his technicolor splendor.

Tyrone Web


Rogue Illustration ~ #12 King’s

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There was something so chic about this gal with her nude flats and loose chignon standing there before me in line for her French patisserie fix. But it was her sweatshirt from King’s Bar and Grill with their fabulous bulldog logo that made her a shoe-in to become a Rogue Illustration candidate. Just an edge of Sass, I bet she could knock em back with the boys.


Rogue Ilustration ~ #11 Fueled to Go


This gal strode across the gas station parking lot. I imagined her filling up for a fun adventure to some far away place. I drew her two ways and decided to post both. So just consider one her alter ego/travel companion. The other the real thing.