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Copyright © 2016 by D.E.Uhlig. All rights reserved.
Who's driving the red car, you ask? His name is Walter. I drew him, and my daughter named him. I've got maybe, oh—conservatively—about a thousand or so characters like this lying around. What exactly I should do with them, I have no idea (though my hope, of course, is that they eventually end up as published children's books some day). Anyway, I suppose it's better to have the ideas and not know what to do with them than the other way around, so I'm going with that theory for now.
"What makes you different or weird… that's your strength." 
–Meryl Streep
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RedSneaker™ Studios recently acquired two massive network-attached storage (NAS) devices—like the one shown below—to store my rapidly-growing collection of digital artwork files. Art files can be large and eat up a lot of disk space. It's also important to have redundant backups to protect against catastrophic data loss. (Click image below for source: Synology™.)
Image Source: Sinology™
Luckily, I have some extraordinarily smart, capable nephews who help keep their old uncle on the right side of the ever-changing technology curve!
"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas." 
–Linus Pauling
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Bits, Bytes & Nybbles,
culled from the depths of the Internet…
Is it possible to paint with gunpowder? Yes, yes, and yes, but don't try any of this at home! • Sighted and blind individuals modify their expressions of emotion in the same way, proving that smiling is an innate behavior, rather than learned. • President Andrew Jackson’s pet parrot cussed so loudly during the former president’s funeral that it had to be removed. • Free will may simply be an illusion. • The newly renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art features a new app that will forever change how people enjoy museums. • Life Pro Tip: You can go to almost all museums in NYC for one dollar. • Google's drawing robot makes amazing art of your face. (Click image below for source: The Next Web.)
Image Source: The Next Web
"You have this ability to find beauty in weird places." 
–Kamila Shamsie
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You've probably heard of the infamous British artist, Banksy. But are you familiar with the work of the Italian street artist named Eron? You should get to know him, because his work is amazing. Though the tools he uses are different than mine, I'm in awe of his artistic talent. This short video of Eron creating one of my favorite pieces of his, Soul of the Sea, is worth the click. And this illustration of a lonely grandmother on a used chair calls to mind the work of Rembrandt, in my opinion. (Click image below for source: YouTube.)
Eron's portrait of Anne Frank on the side of a boxcar to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day is breathtaking (here's a video of him creating it.) And this short film, "ERON - The Bridges of Graffiti" is a moving tribute to those stranded in the Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Damascus.

According to this short video posted on his FB account, the artist has found a new venue (or "canvas") and is ready to take requests. (I think that's what it means; my Italian's not that good!)

Anyway, the next time some hipster mentions Banksy in conversation, now you can say, "Sure, everyone knows about Banksy. But I prefer Eron. You've probably never heard of him."
"They couldn't find the artist, so they hung the picture." 
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"Peace begins with a smile." 
–Mother Teresa

May Print Giveaway

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That Will Be My Life

(Back by popular demand)
This print started out as many do — a gift for one of my children.
  • SIZE: Artwork is 10 x 10 inches, matted to 8 x 8 inches (fits in 12 x 12 inch frame).
  • EDITION: Artist proof.
  • MATERIALS: Hand-signed, limited edition, Giclée fine art print, matted but unframed.
  • PAPER: Printed on Hahnemuhle William Turner — a 310g, acid-free, natural white, mould-made paper with 100% rag content (highly archival).
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About Me

Hi. I’m D.E.Uhlig. I’m an artist, author, husband and father.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to draw. Years ago I gave my wife a hand-drawn card for our anniversary, and she loved it so much she made me promise to ALWAYS hand-draw her cards. Then our three kids made me promise to do the same with their birthday cards. And when I posted some of my drawings online, people began asking how they could purchase my work—so I created this newsletter. I believe in something I like to call “The Happiness of Art” and I hope it makes you smile.

Official Bio

D.E.Uhlig is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous publications including the Kansas City Star, Christian Science Monitor, University Daily Kansan, Editorial Humor Magazine, and World Policy Journal. Commercial illustration and design clients over the years have included Samsung, Sprint, and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, among others—and his Starbucks RedCup illustrations have been featured on the company's Pinterest and Facebook pages. In 1989, Mr. Uhlig co-founded Uhlig LLC, a leading provider of cross-media publishing and communication services in industries ranging from residential housing to book publishing to cancer care. Mr. Uhlig is married with three children and resides in Kansas City. He is currently working on children’s books, ebooks and apps.

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