Thursday, December 18, 2014

My Book

Looks like this will be the cover of my upcoming book. Not easy settling on a cover for the first book of my work. I tried serious and beautiful but ultimately I've wanted to use this image forever and it says something about me. Simple can be beautiful. Humor can be serious. I'll reveal more over time.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Narmored Guard

"The Mobile Narmored Guard Big Bear Double Ball-Peen Hammer Challenge"
An experiment. Toying with a storyline having to do with the Narmored Guard. I'm not yet sure how I'll draw it yet.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

New Painting on Wood

"The Bird is Home"
This is a painting that I have been working on here and there for awhile. I was thinking it would be used on the cover of my book and the book's subtitle would be The Bird is Home. But it's not enough and I was over thinking the title thing. Moving on but the painting is still OK with a great message. The bird really belongs in my brain.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Spectrum 21

Went out a bought a copy of Spectrum 21. It is big and beautiful and a must have if you any interest at all in good artwork especially if you are into the art of the fantastic. I really keeps getting better despite my work being in it.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Illustration for Germany

This is an illustration I did for a German client. Pretty heavily art directed but it's a piece I can finish in color and sell. Strange seeing work like this of mine in black and white.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Travis Louie

If you don't know Travis's work you should. He is having a show at AFANYC where I show. If you are int town or interested in some cool stuff go see and go buy.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tree

Finally finished, after painting it over three or four times, the second in a trilogy coming from a narrative provided by one of my favorite collectors. Tree as character is an interesting challenge.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Finally a New Painting

Haven't been able to post this, a surprise. But now I can. She was happy with the surprise.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Neglect

Really sorry I've been neglecting my blog here but changes are a comin'. In the meantime old sketchbook stuff. Looking through old stuff preparing for a book of my work.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Spies Finish


"Spies"
It's at that point where I could keep adding stuff forever but should probably stop. I'll let it stew for awhile but for now I'm stopping.  12x16 acrylic on panel

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Spies Process

I feel like I haven't posted anything new for awhile now so I'm posting this progress pic on the right. Bad scan and still a ways off from finished but it's a cool look at how much something can change during my process. Hope to have this done next week but no guarantees. Too many other things going on. Also this is a commission for an incredible artist whose work I really admire. Some perceived added pressure.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Giant Color Catcher Machine

Did I ever post this "color catcher" machine done for one of the 8,293 stories I have started but never finished? I really kind of like it.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bald Men Rule

And of course always make time to keep an active sketchbook no matter how hard, how bad, or how little time you have. I've done better but I've also done worse. I love drawing. Sketching from life is best but finding time is difficult and drawing from a photo will do just fine.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Little Diversions


"They have My Eyes"
As I work on intense larger paintings these little 4x6 diversions on wood help keep me visually sane. They're kind of fun too.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Spectrum 3 Exhibition

Honored to have these two pieces selected for the Spectrum 3 Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators September 3 - October 18, 2014. Hey it ends on my b-day. Of course I'll be in NYC Nov. 2-4 so I'll miss it. Not much for luck.
Spectrum 3 Exhibition


Friday, June 20, 2014

Something a Little Different?

I'm excited about this piece. This is one of three being done for a client who started writing his own short story and wanted me to do some paintings from it. He didn't, and neither did I, wand illustrations but this naturally has a very narrative feel to it. I wish the colors did the original justice. I'm excited as I work on the other two.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Thank You Card


"Zip"
When someone does something very nice for me I can be somewhat generous in my response. This is a Carman thank you note. Of course if the recipient hates the drawing then it's not so generous.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Batfan

In honor of 5000 likes to my FB page I did a request from a very young fan. I don;t normally do superhero stuff but this was a special occasion.