Cartoonist, Illustrator, Designer, and Creative Dude!
I grew up with a pencil in my hand and weird ideas oozing from my brain. Inspired early on by the likes of Charles Shultz, Disney, and almost every newspaper comic created, I quickly learned to draw. Next came superheros and monsters, but even bigger was MAD magazine and the 60's Hot Rod/Surf Kulture. Ed Roth had a profound impact on the direction of my artistic endeavors, as did the new kid that moved into my third grade class. Everybody said "Hey Dave, he can draw better than you!" I haven't stopped practicing since!
Unlike some of today's "Graphic Artist", I can actually draw by hand, but I really appreciate the computer as a tool to create and enhance art. I have designed CD jackets, radio contest promotional material, had numerous cartoons published in magazines, a few years of a regular newspaper comic, created hundreds of t-shirts, advertising art, car shows, posters, business cards, book covers and illustrations...pretty much, you name it and I have done it.
Dave Sanders is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and graphic artist. Dave's passion for art and the creative process is equaled only by his beautiful wife, Sandra's desire to get him out of the studio to see a glimpse of the sun once in a while! To support his art addiction, Dave spends 32 hours a week at the gym...as an employee.
Draw Daddio (formerly Grinzday Graphic Design) was established in 2001 to provide high quality artwork at a reasonable price...and hopefully put a few coins in our pockets and also keep some in yours!
My Typical Step by Step Art Process
Although it can vary depending on the desired outcome, this is how I create most of what I do!