If you’re a fan of Disney’s Jungle Cruise, you should recognize this scene. In the park, the dangers are tongue and cheek. In this illustration, a passenger seems to have met a grizzly end. The boats are based on the African Queen — the same boat Disney based theirs on.
This illustration is the first in a series that explore the exploits of the captain of a rum soaked cruise through a nondescript Disney inspired tropical jungle.
This illustration was mainly an excuse to play with dappled "jungle" light.
I made this illustration our cat for my wife on our 24th wedding anniversary.
This illustration is a blend of tiki culture and retro sci-fi. The drink, the Lunar Ambrosia, is blended and features glowing ice cubes for effect.
I've always been a fan of the villainous space queens in 50's sci-fi. They're constantly ordering people to their deaths while lamenting the resourcefulness of the story's hero. A hero that they secretly love...
This illustration was inspired by a tiki mug that I bought from House of Tabu. I began to imagine how the cracks and crevices a traditional wooden tiki might blend into the gnarled wrinkles of a mummy. That got me thinking about how trees in the high desert seem to grow out of rocks with tough, finger like, roots.
Anyway, this drawing is named for the drink I came up with to fill the mug I bought. Ancient Egypt was known for beer. I decided to concoct a tiki-beer-coctail. I think that it worked pretty well.
This illustration is based on my version of Don the Beachcomber's original recipe. The tiki is based upon petroglyphs I photographed on the Big Island, Vintage masks and the voodoo version of zombies.
This is a classic blended drink from Don The Beachcomber. It's usually a reasonably mild drink (by tiki drink standards). Mine gets a significant kick from the very strong homemade liqueur I make.
A new series of illustrations inspired by some of my favorite tiki drinks. The recipe is basically from Beach Bum Berry's book. The tiki figure is based on a petroglyph I photographed on the Big Island.
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