Thursday, November 12, 2009

Small Sketch Fun!

This has been fun lately.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

My first illustrated book! "Scaring the Crows"

Written by Gregory Miller, Illustrated by John Randall York!

Monday, September 07, 2009

A New Halloween Tree

Here's a new "Halloween Tree" inspired by the Ray Bradbury book! I did this in colored ink. It was a fun experiment. Halloween is coming!- John

Friday, August 21, 2009


Proceed with caution here! Halloween is coming!!!'
Have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful week!- John

Friday, August 07, 2009


Impatience is the magic word on ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY this week. I'm so glad to be back on, I've been without a computing device of my own for more than 2 months and here I am! Have a wonderful weekend and week!- John

Monday, July 13, 2009


I am really missing the blog world- my computing device is still un-repaired... my friend said "2 more days"... Oh well, I am communicating on a borrowed (for an evening) laptop and am having to recycle an old thumbnail to link to a pic I don't think I've posted- a hallow Halloween Tree. I hope you like it! Have a great week!- John

Monday, June 29, 2009


The theme for Illustration Friday is "Worn"... I apologize for using an picture I've posted before but I am on a borrowed computer since mine has been crashed for mutiple weeks now... but hopefully I'll be back in the saddle again in a week or so. Have a great week!- John

Friday, May 29, 2009


Birds are leaning to ADAPT to changing trends in music by taking piano lessons.
Hey! Have a great weekend and then have a great week!- John

Friday, May 22, 2009


"Cracked" is the theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY I may want to devote this picture to most of our politicians.
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Friends, I hope you have a great week too!- John

Friday, May 15, 2009


Horace and his pet swine "Sowella" were denied entry at the W.H.O.'s annual "Hot Dog Supper".

I hope you have a healthy and happy weekend and week!- -John

Friday, April 17, 2009

A busy day

Someone snapped a picture of me on a busy street in my hometown this week


Impossibility... the existence of fairies!!! Have a great week! I sure hope you do- John

Friday, April 03, 2009


"Talisman" is the Illustration Friday theme today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and week! John

Sunday, March 29, 2009


It turned into "Illustration Sunday" for me but here is my little character who, I believe, exhibits some poise...
Have a great week!- JOhn

Friday, March 20, 2009


"Subtrac" is the ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY theme, but since I don't believe math exists I am choosing "The first day of Spring" as my theme. Have a great Spring!- John

Monday, March 16, 2009

Leprechaun Tree

I had to display my first "Leprechaun Tree" for St. Patrick's Day! It's a wee little painting for sale on EBAY to end on St. Patrick's day. I do love green... I mean the color green... my favorite.

Friday, March 13, 2009


The Legendary Pumpkings! Thanks to ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY they are back!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a great week!- John

Friday, February 27, 2009


It's breezy in this illustration I made for a friends prospective book. We never had any luck in getting it published but I liked our work. Have a wonderful weekend! Have a great week! Be optimistic! - John

Friday, February 20, 2009



"Instinct" is the theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a great week! Don't worry! It's going to be instincts tell me so!- John

Friday, February 13, 2009


"Celebrate" is ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY's theme this week so I chose a pumpkinhead streetdance! This picture was inspired by the music of a fabulous Texas polka band called BRAVE COMBO
Have a great weekend and a wonderful week! Go see "CORALINE" and eat some Chinese food!- JOhn

Sunday, February 08, 2009


Time is the Illustration Friday theme... here is a, sort of, "Time Tree".
Have a great week!- John

Monday, February 02, 2009


I have so many flawed drawings it makes it hard to choose, but here is a flawed concept for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY. Have a great week! - John

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Winter Halloween Tree

I just made this little painting on paper, my first "Winter Halloween Tree". It was a blast to make and was inspired by Ray Bradbury- John

Friday, January 23, 2009


Things are always climbing around in my pictures! Here is my ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY suggestion. This would be a good week to climb a tree! I hope your week is fun!- John

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My New House!

Well, actually my new house painting. I've got it up for sale! (on ebay).

Friday, January 16, 2009


She is Pale indeed , and just in time for Valentine's day. This is my offering for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY today. I hope this will be a week full of good things for you!- John

Friday, January 09, 2009


"Contained" is the word for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY this week. This is a pic of a porcelain box I designed years ago... it's supposed to be Cinderella's wash pail and contained within is a little porcelain invitation to the ball!
Hey, Have yourself a great day and a great week!- John

Monday, January 05, 2009


"Resolve" is the theme for ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY . Here is Professor Pumkin resolving to camp out more often in 2009, or at least make a little campfire and coffee and spend more time with the fairies and the owls.
I hope 2009 is really wonderful for you!- John