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Drawings of Skulls

Skulls here! Getcha skulls here! These drawings of skulls were used in the design for a landscape I did in memory of Steve Carlesi. These were done in my sketchbook on a beautiful day at the beach with my wife. It’s a bit strange to draw something like this in the presence of beach-goers, but once I go into my little world it doesn’t matter.

Both images below will take you to the final piece. All money earned from the sale of the landscape will go to the family of Steve. Three different sizes are offered and pricing starts as low as $10.00.

Illustrations of skulls for Steve Carlesi project

A large poster (24" x 36") I designed in memory of Steve. All money from the sale of this poster will be given to Steve's wife and children. It is printed on lustre paper and is priced at $75.00. My watermark does not print on the final piece. (Christopher John Sztybel)

Rising Heart


This illustration was done using colored pencils and soft pastels. I’ve been doing a lot more drawing lately. Ideas like this really start from experimentation with shapes. Started with the heart and then moved into other shapes, horizon line, etc. This will probably end up becoming a full fledged personal project and, possibly, prints made for sale.

Sketching in Crayon at Romano’s Macaroni Grill

The Incredible Hulk drawn in crayonWe all went out for Lindsay’s dad’s birthday on last Friday night. The food at Macaroni Grill is awesome. The bread and olive oil is one of my favorite parts of the meal. For all the artists out there, the real feature is drawing all over the table with crayons. You are never too old to grab a crayon and draw whatever you feel like. My crayon was green so I started drawing The Incredible Hulk. Followed by a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Followed by a green Shredder. I know that Shredder is not green, but it didn’t feel right not including him.

If you want to laugh hysterically, check out Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses. Lindsay’s brother Mike told me about it. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. The turtles deserve to this kind of attention because they’re really one of the more creative concepts to come from my childhood. I can still remember all of the parents trying to say “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Anyone my age remembers going to the local arcade and playing the massive 4-player Turtles game.

Yelling cockroach and his squished friendThe last thing I drew on the table was a cockroach. I’ve still never seen a real cockroach in a restaurant. So deprived.