Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas Card Design for 2014: Niblet

I didn't know if I was going to even come up with a concept for this year. I am happy with this year's concept and with the illustration.

Niblet, The Christmas goat.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Doodle United for Monday November 3rd, Gargoyle

For the last of the Halloween type stuff for the year, the topic was Gargoyles for Doodle United.... I decided to solve this with a gargling gargoyle, or is it gargle-goyle?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

drawlloween 2014 - day 26, Candy.

this topic was a real challenge for me. I dreaded it when the list came out... and I was right to dread it. Man this one was a tough one.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Drawlloween 2014, day 17. 8 Bit Zombie

drawlloween_2014 day 17, 8bit zombie. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Doodle United: Ghost, Ghoul, or Peter O'Toole

reworked an older piece that I was never happy with... now I like it much more.  Camera RAW is my friend.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Drawlloween 2014 day 14, Eyeball?

Drawlloween 2014  day 14, Eyeball?
#drawlloween, #inktober

Sunday, October 12, 2014

drawlloween 2014 day 12... dragon.

drawlloween 2014  day 12... dragon.  #drawlloween, #inktober

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Drawlloween 2014 - day 11, Vampire

Drawlloween 2014 day 11:  Vampire.
I decided to see how successful disguising Nosforatu would be.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Drawlloween 2014 day 10... Frankenstein

I was out for a few days, but I am back home and back on schedule for submitting for today......Frankenstein.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Drawlloween 2014 Day 5, Goblin

Drawlloween Day 5... and welcome to day five... today?  Well, it's goblins.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

drawlloween 2014, Day 4... Raven

Day four... raven finished in the evening of day four.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Thursday, October 02, 2014

drawlloween 2014: day 2 zombie

Drawlloween 2014 day 2... topic:  zombies.  The bottom one of the single figure is a reprint from the graphic novel Dead Anyway. A book that I was privileged to be invited to work on. Such fun and so many gifted and talented artists were involved in that project. Check it out if you haven't.

Drawlloween 2014 day 1 spider

Drawlloween 2014... a drawing a day for the month of October. I don't know how long I can keep it up, but this was the drawing for day one... topic: Spider

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Groot Final For Doodle United.

final version... Groot in color for Doodle United. Due 09/21/14. just sent out a few minutes ago for upload on Monday. Should be an interesting and diverse collection of images.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

groot 1

for Doodle United, the Guardians of the Galaxy.  And yes, it did just turn out to be an excuse to draw Groot.
I haven't drawn on clayboard seriously for a few months. I have become rusty... but this was interesting enough that I may go back and try another one to see if I can apply what I have learned.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Doodle United: EIO tour shirt

Again, for Doodle United:  Farm Animals... since I got done early with the CD cover, I decided to adopt the phrase, "If it's worth doing, then it's worth OVERdoing."

So I made an accompanying Tour Shirt design. The best part was discovering all the really strange and funny town names that the US has. I kept the really suggestive ones off the list. The 13 year old in my head had a blast with this.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Doodle United: Farm Animals

for the Doodle United topic of Farm Animals... I decided to continue on with parody submissions. This time, a fictional farm animal-hairband live CD cover. The band, EIO.  It's a week early, but this was just too fun to wait... strike while the iron is hot.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Doodle United: The Amphibians

Having seen several "artistic adaptations" of classic comic book covers... this topic really lent itself to such a treatment...
Freely and openly building an homage to the great John Buscema, whom I could only hope to clean his brushes... I took The Avengers 57 cover and adapted it into :  The Amphibians.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Doodle United Topic: Your Zodiac Sign: Gemini

ok, so I admit this one is a stretch... but I had a really tough time conforming to the decorative art styles of Celestial Seasons or Crabtree and Evelyn.  I admire those illustrations very much, but it ain't me. And to make matters worse, I am a gemini... the twins. Twins??? What do I do with that? So I kept coming back to a battle between the Marvel comics Alpha Flight twins Northstar and Aurora meeting up with Jan and Jayce the Wonder Twins.  But it still was not to my liking until I thought... Teen Titans GO!  The little Chibi based animated cartoon. So cute. So I did a mash up of Chibi and Bill Watterson of the Twins of the DC and Marvel U.  It was fun.  My apologies to Bill Watterson.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Doodle United: The Lost City of Atlantis

Doodle United, This week's topic, The Lost City of Atlantis. I really wanted to really do a cartoon featuring Aquaman. Now I have that opportunity. It was fun.

Monday, June 09, 2014

red door studio drawing session June7th 2014

red door drawing group back again... interesting costuming. a fun session as all are.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Doodle United topic: Aesop's Fables The Bat, the Birds, and the Beasts.

This week's topic for Doodle United is Aesop's Fables... the fable I chose to illustrate is......

The Bat, The Birds, and The Beasts.
A great conflict was about to come off between the Birds and the Beasts. When the two armies were collected together the Bat hesitated which to join. The Birds that passed his perch said:

"Come with us"; but he said: "I am a Beast."

Later on, some Beasts who were passing underneath him looked up and said:

"Come with us"; but he said: "I am a Bird."

Luckily at the last moment peace was made, and no battle took place, so the Bat came to the Birds and wished to join in the rejoicings, but they all turned
against him and he had to fly away. He then went to the Beasts, but soon had to beat a retreat, or else they would have torn him to pieces.

"Ah," said the Bat, "I see now,

Moral of Aesops Fable: "He that is neither one thing nor the other has no friends."

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Doodle United: Fairies vs. Goblins

For the Doodle United page. 05/18/2014 -the topic:  Fairies vs. Goblins.  The directions... Draw a or some fairies, and or some Goblins.... The web page leads will tally up the totals to see who is more popular to draw for this group.  Ugly is much easier than pretty... I chose goblins.   Go and check out the results, probably late Monday the 19th.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Doodle United: Characters and their Pets

For Doodle United: Characters and their pets... Late 1980's and early 1990's Pro Wrestler- Jake the Snake Roberts.This was a challenge from a subject matter perspective. Several characters came to mind and fell short when it came to putting image to paper. Sometimes it's good to have to rethink.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Doodle United- Comic Book Hero Name Generator

Doodle United topic:  Superhero name generator.  There is a site that provides fun superhero names.  The assignment was to pick a name from the list and design your own superhero. With my childhood love of comics, I had to try to build a golden age (1940's) style comic cover with all the fun that they provided. I looked to the old Fawcett, Charleston, and early DC comics for inspiration.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Brain that Wouldn't Die... my nose itches

B- Movie Monsters concept for a drawing group called Doodle United. I am proud to be invited to this group.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Camel Rock 3

After quite a hiatus, I took up the suggestion by a friend and started a scratchboard series of my travels. This is Camel Rock, somewhere between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. No pressure, no expectations... just exploration.