Underwood-Yard-Sign-01I’m not alone in loving the #Netflix show #House of Cards. It has become a yearly binge for many. What does that say about us as a people that we love such conniving characters? I think it says a lot. It goes far to explain why Trump has been a serious contender for president.

I’m won’t say who I’m voting for, but it won’t be Trump. I don’t really like anyone or anyones policies. That said I ABSOLUTELY don’t like our voting system. Unlike many people I’ve read and heard about, I won’t be leaving the USA if Trump wins. I’ll ride it out. Continue reading “UNDERWOOD 2016!”

Original Sandtrooper

Original-Storm-TrooperThis is the first in what will be a long line of Watch Words. My attempt at adding a bit of copy to my Above Average IllustrationsContinue reading “Original Sandtrooper”

Stan Lee’s large Head

Stan-Lee-HeadStan Lee (@TheRealStanLee),
no matter what you think of him.

Some people have issues, HA!
Get it. . ?
Comic book issues. . ? Nevermind.

He has undoubtedly touched your life and the lives of most everyone you know. He is an icon and I think he may be a vampire or some other life sucking entity. (He’s a real living mutant and his super power is longevity). I saw him in person at a convention a while back. (Read the story.) Perhaps he drains a small amount of life force from each person he takes a picture with. It’s just a theory.

Well anyway I made this bust of Stan Lee. It’s my very first mostly foam sculpture. It was also the first art piece I finished in 2016. I have a small stockpile of styrofoam blocks I’ve collected and I needed/need to sculpt things out of them. I was thinking of what to make and then I watched Disney’s Big Hero 6. It was a pretty good movie, but I loved the Stan lee cameo as the janitor’s father. (Stylized representations of real people are so fun.) That’s where I got my inspiration for this and this image is pretty much the only reference I used in making it.Stan-Lee-Head-020 Continue reading “Stan Lee’s large Head”

It’s a TRAP! – Statue

Admiral-Ackbar-Statue-012For those of you who are not massive Star Wars fans like I am, This is Admiral Gial Ackbar of the Rebel Alliance. He is from a watery world called Dac which is inhabited mostly by two races. They are called the Quarrenese and the Mon Calamari. The later is the race the admiral belongs to. (Although the Quarrenese look more like squids.) I’m sure that Disney will soon make a spin off movie all about him. I’d go see it for sure. Continue reading “It’s a TRAP! – Statue”


BooTubes-2014THEME-HEADER-IMAGE-001I really like Bamboo. It’s a really strong and renewable material. The very best part about it is that it’s cheap. In fact most of the time people and businesses will gladly welcome me onto their property to harvest as much of the stuff as I like.

I make all sorts of stuff with bamboo. The very first thing I made though were these little tubes with holes cut in them for my pets. Thus BooTubes where born. Now I kind of call everything I make out of bamboo a BooTube, but the original is idea that started it all is right here…
Boo-on-BooTubesThe happy little fella on the red BooTube is Boo, my pet gecko. I got him at a discount because he doesn’t have a tail. I named my BooTubes Mascot after him. The little lizard in the logo, his name is Boo too. Continue reading “BooTubes”


I go to a lot of conventions, festivals and fairs. They are all super fun, but the thing I love the most is drawing on demand for people. They ask me to draw things and characters that I’d never take time to draw myself. Depending on what I bring with me I use color pencils, markers, watercolors or sometimes paint. What makes or breaks these events for me is how much drawing I get to do. I do charge for them, so it also affects my ability to eat dinner after the show.

The Fantastic 4 – Color pencils

Sketch Cards
Starting Price $25 (includes S&H)
These are small sketches the size of a baseball card. The paper may vary, but it will always be some kind of heavy card stock. They are shipped to you in a protective plastic sleeve. 

The starting price is for a single character. The price may go up depending on what you want. Poses, multiple characters and any special instructions may change the price.


Sketches (Hand Drawn Art)
Starting Price $35 (includes S&H)
These are sketches start at 5″x7″ and can be any larger size of available paper. It may vary, but it will always be some kind of card stock. They are shipped to you flat or rolled depending on the size. The standard 5″x7″ size will get a protective plastic sleeve.

Free sketch I did for a nice kid.

The starting price is for a single character. The price may go up depending on what you want. Poses, multiple characters and any special instructions may change the price.

All my sketches include my coloring of the sketch in whatever way I choose. Specific requests may affect the cost, but I’m flexible. The more freedom you give me to draw whatever it is how I would like to draw it, the more likely the price wont go up. Plus if you ask me to draw something Above Average and it’s fun for me, I mite give you a deal. Contact me with any requests.

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You can also find sketches I just do for fun at the Above Average Art Store.
You are sure to find a deal there on sketches and other Above Average stuff.