Mystery Sketch tubes!

Every once in awhile I’ll put up some Mystery Sketch Tubes, which are basically just me grabbing a random sketch from the NUMEROUS piles and sketchbooks I have from various jobs I’ve worked on.  It’s a total crap shoot what you get, but I think $20 for a original piece of artwork is pretty reasonable.  Anyway, I recently put 15 slots up on my Bonanza site, so go grab ‘em up before they’re gone…..

MYSTERY SKETCH TUBE

The making of “Skully”!

Recently (and by recently I mean February) I started working on an award design for the first annual Alternative press Music Awards that happened July 21 at the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.  Here’s a article detailing the different steps we went through including brainstorming sessions, designs (including a lot of scrapped ideas), and the actual sculpting process that brought my drawings to  life.  So check it out…..

Also here’s a video showing one of my illustrations turned into a huge backdrop as well as Brendan Urie of Panic at the Disc receiving the first award….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tjPTY_x8F0

http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/anatomy_of_a_skullythe_story_behind_the_apmas_trophy/p1

Speedy the Turtle!

Hey everybody…been a long time since I’ve updated, mostly because I’ve been up to my eyeballs in projects – one such project was  Speedy the Turtle that I provided illustrations for.  Now available on Amazon, Speedy features 26 illustrations by yours truly and is great for boys and girls alike….so go grab a copy (or two)…..

BUY SPEEDY THE TURTLE!

Nanananananananananananana…….

Here’s another small painting I worked on the other day…I mostly did it because I miss seeing the classic blue Batman…..I printed out pics of the Mego versions of Batman and Joker and besides that purple on the Joker’s jacket, matched the colors pretty closely….as I’ve gotten older I’ve really been able to pinpoint the imagery and even colors that I associate with my childhood and Batman was a big part of it….I had action figures, vehicles, Colorforms sets, Prestomagix, the whole shebang…..and use to draw wonderful characters like these all the time…so it’s kind of interesting to come back to these characters I knew and loved with 30+ years of improved drawing ability backing me up… some day Im going to raid the stash of childhood drawings my mom has locked away and revisit some of my old subjects……it’s kind of funny because when I first went off to college, my intention was to become a comic book artist because I loved the art form so much, but all it took was one semester of comic book drawing to realize that wasn’t what I wanted to do.  I’m a real stickler for consistency and I remember the thing that aggravated me the most was seeing the artwork in a comic start out strong and go downhill as the story went on / the artist either ran out of steam or ran out of time….and I think I realized in that class one of my main weaknesses – losing interest quickly.  I think that’s why I tend to jump around in the different niches I have over the years whether it’s rock posters, skateboards, toys, paintings, etc…..one day I hope to figure out where I really fit in as an artist and throw myself into it fully and completely…..

Happy New Year!

Hey everybody, just wanted to wish you a happy new year and all that jazz…I’m not really sure what the new year holds for me, but I’m going to just go with the vague goal to do better work and most importantly MORE work, which means getting back into keeping a regular sketchbook as well as a wide variety of art prints.

Here’s some recent pieces I’ve done.  This year I got back into using Dr. Martin’s watercolors which I forgot how much I loved to use….mostly after years and years of doing a lot of work digitally it felt good to get back to doing a lot of work by hand…I’ll still continue to use the computer when the job requires it, but if I can get away with doing it physically I’m gonna choose that……

 

MYSTERY PRINT TUBES, SKETCH CARDS, AND UNIVERSAL MONSTERS HOT WHEELS, OH MY!

Hey everybody!

I’m cleaning out some of my flat files and putting together 12 Mystery gigposter/art print tubes….
$50 (+ shipping and handling) gets you 5 randomly chosen gigposters or art prints from my last 12 years as well as assorted swag like buttons and handbills.  One out of the 12 tubes will have a bonus original drawing thrown in, so who feels lucky?
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Also a couple other things:
I just put up an auction for one of my Star Wars Galactic Files sketch card artist proofs  This one features everyone’s favorite breathing challenged half robot / half human Sith Lord……for those who aren’t familiar with sketch cards I worked with Topps in 2012 on their Star Wars and Mars Attacks properties.  I was given a certain amount of blank cards and produced an original sketch on each one. After being sent back to Topps they were then randomly inserted into packs of cards.  “Artist proofs” are cards specifically chosen by me and sent back from Topps as part of my fee and from time to time I’ll put them up on Ebay.  This particular card is the last Star Wars one I have available for sale…….
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Also this past fall saw the release of a series of Universal Monsters Hot Wheels I worked on for Mattel featuring Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, and The Wolfman.  These were available at stores across the country (Krogers, Wal-mart, and Meijer to name a few) but finding them is getting tougher and tougher.  I’ve put two signed sets up in my store so grab ‘em while you can.
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Annnnnnnd finally, I still have a selection of small reasonably priced paintings and art prints left over from my recent solo show, so please browse around my Bonanza shop and see if anything catches your eye….
That’s all for now! Be on the look out in the coming year for announcements on more art releases, exhibitions, and contests……