Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I finally have to go-ahead to post the pic of my artwork for the 2010 MSRA "Back to the 50's" sign. This sign is roughly 20" high and is embossed aluminum. If you contact Ron Mulvaney with MSRA merchandise at 1-651-429-1059, he can hook you up with one of the few remaining signs. I have to say, this really looks cool in person.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cartoon cars

These two were first used for Pinstripe Legend signs. I'll show those later.

Cartoon cars

The '55 is a clients car and the mustang is just for fun.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

These two pieces were done as concepts for a now defunct video game.

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

I call this "Bob's night out". I did it in college in '91 for an assignment. It's no. 2 pencil on hot press illustration board.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Artists tip of the week 1

This the first of hopefully many tips.
Being an artist for most of us isn't just a choice. It's something that we are compelled to do. Because most of us have this drive to create we are drawing, painting or sculpting a lot. It's not enough. We need to fill up at least one page a day in our sketch books. The tip of the week is: Draw one page every day in your sketch book. At the end of month you'll be amazed at your growth.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I am Del Swanson and along with my wife Julie, we own Swanson Artworks. Our tag line is "Art from the mundane to the arcane". In the near future I will be posting examples of our work. Thank you for looking and thank you for checking back!