A commission piece I finished recently for some friends...Measuring 11x14 pen and ink on illustration board. The details about fried my eyeballs...but I love being challenged with either subject matter or working with new materials...I had fun with this...but relieved to ship it out. :D
So over at the Rust Belt Collective our goal this week was supporting characters...I chose the rugged and fiesty Festus from Gunsmoke.
The inks prior ro any colors..
After washing in color with acrylics and maksing fluids along with laying gray tone base in marker for colors.
You can follow the link to see the final version over at The Rust Belt Monster Collective. As always thanks for viewing. J.
A dose of inks for my contribution to Rust Belt Monsters Collective..before the colors.
Follow the link to the color version and my amigos at The Rust Belt Monster Collective
The inked version before colors...
And the inked version of The Lord of the Gun...
A couple of pieces just finished up..
This one, entitled "Next?" for a benefit auction in Cleveland..
And this one for the artistic collective known as The Rust Belt Monsters. Where we tackle and do our take on the Marvel character, Galactus. http://rustbeltmonster.blogspot.com/
I've joined a handful of Cleveland artists and friends to contribute to a blog recording our progress as artists and expressive individuals. If your so inclined, drop by and take a peek. It's going to be pretty amazing.
Some shots of the skate decks I did for the Sandusky Cultural Center....http://sanduskyculturalcenter.org/ And on another note....I'll be at Carol & John's Comic Shop in Cleveland, Oh siging more copies of FUBAR 2 which hits coast to coast this Wednesday
And the other deck...
I'll be at Carol & John's Comic Shop in Cleveland, Oh Sat. Jan 7th from 4-6:00 P.M. to sign copies of FUBAR 2 and do free sketches. Stop on by.
A piece done for The Breakneck Gallery in Lakewood for their $50.00 show...just before the holidays.
This one titled "Now Thru Sunday" Pen/Ink & acrylics
A little something I did as a Christmas card for someone. Scary Christmas!!!
Well...I hope you're happy. I couldn't move enough art to buy me that new hat. So I ended up sick for the last 4 weeks. How can you live with yourselves? Hmmmpff...What's that you say? How can you make it up to me, you ask? From now until Christmas I'll be offering 30% off on all original art and prints on the site. Also spend $75.00 bucks or more and get a free Wolf Princess print or original sketch....your choice...And I forgive you.
No...not my retirement. Carol of Carol and Johns comic shop in Cleveland, went into semi retirement. Handing the reins over able hands of her son John. Two people that have affected nmany imaginations here in Cleveland. I've known them for a while and I wish Carol the best.
Finally had time to load up some artwork. For now I have the Wolf Princess prints available again, and a few pen/ink & marker sketches available as well. Coming up are original comic page art and individual pieces as well....
A great group known as The YoYo Syndicate, here in Cleveland, held an event. The 1st Pencil Riot art crawl tookplace last Saturday and began at the Market Street Wine Bar on W25th and proceeded to move to 5 or 6 other venue.
A great time was had by all and we were accompanied by ladies from Hilaritease Dance School. My thanks to one and all for such a great time. Can't wait till the next one.
For the record only one of these was actually completed during the riot...two were finished as me and two other artist licked our wounds the next day at the wine bar.
Though I've yet to see the film...I'm captivated by the trailer..(and it currently sits in my shopping cart for ordering) the thought of a wronged man so enraged with vengence that his body literally becomes a "living weapon" is enticing. So I couldn't pass up a chance to throw it down in a sketch....
Last nights sketch. As a kid I favored a Hanna Barbara cartoon, Frankestein Jr. About a boy with a pet giant robot fighting crime. Every kid should have giant robot...I'm building one for my two girls in the garage.
Another sketch..This one, a favorite 80's slashers of mine...from the film Stage Fright/Aquarius.
Weekly...schedule permitting I meet up with a great group of people on Sunday. We talk art...rip on each other when possible and draw. No predetermined images..just what ever comes to mind or is on our mind. These are the fruits of my labor...
- What can I say..I dig gorillas..and hey..even gorillas get tired of walking.
I'll be at the Breakneck Gallery tonight in Lakewood for the Cinematic Redux 2 show. A re-imagining of horror film poster art. 17020 Madison Ave.
A shot of my contribution. Frankenstein Meets The Space Monster...1965 B horror goodness.
If you're in the Cleveland area tonight, stop by and say hello.