Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Realizing that I haven't posted anything on here since the late 80's I figured I'd better get back on track.
Last Spring I asked Ben Mahan to pose for me for a kid's vampire piece I was doing and he obliged by setting me up with some great reference shots. Recently after flipping through some older posts on this blog I realized that I never got around to sketching Mahan when I did the other Illustration instructors . So since I had the reference on hand I went to it. Rock on Ben
Monday, September 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
So, my nephew is staying with us for a few days. As a result we're eating alot of Mac n' Cheese floods of chocolate milk and Oreos.
Not bad I know... but it has thrown my creative juices into a frenzy ... from which was hatched my little beasty sketch here.
It was either that or all the heroin.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Not technically my painting a week piece-(fail for now)
But a new piece none the less.
I encourage everyone in the CBus area to go check out a great new show at Rivet Gallery "We'll be Right Back After These Messages"
Some very fine work in that show!
Be sure to tell Maxe hi!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Along with some of the sketches I've decided to try some small paintings, making myself do one a week- This is the first. Underpaint and drawing of a total random image not laboring over technique and trying to experiment with design, media, you name it . we'll see how this goes.
Oh, I haven't forgotten Ghidorah- he'll be the next and the last of the kaiju sketch series.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
This is one of Ultraman's boys Sadora. And as per usual with most of these kaiju beasts he weighs 24 tons and the only real superpower I found was that he emits a deadly fog wherever he goes.
Sounds more like Mcinturff to me.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
France Bavier the actress who played Aunt Bea on the Andy Griffith show thought it was morally indecent that a classically trained actress such as herself would be asked to say the word "underwear" on national TV.
Alas she relented, but was known to be quite the diva while the show ran for nearly 10 years.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Besides being able to alter his size and shoot lasers from his eyes JJ has some pretty sweet karate moves. However for me, it's purely the name: "Jet Jaguar".
So from now on when I go into some bigshot restaurant where they ask your name for a table, I'm using "Jet Jaguar". Sounds impressive and a little cooler than Flinstone.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Hedorah aka "The Smog Monster" is not a very imposing looking character at first glance but, if you are tippin' the scales at 52 tons and can shoot energy beams out of your eyes and can spew out sulfuric smog and acidic mud then you my friend get respect..much respect.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
At 25 tons and 82 feet tall Baragon walks the walk and talks the talk. Oh yeah he shoots flames out of his mouth, can tunnel underground, has a glowing nasal horn and devours people and livestock. There goes the neighborhood.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
I dig Gigan .
Buzzsaw blades in the abdomen, hammer claw feet and arms, able to fly at mach 3 speed, what's not to like about this cyborg freak?
I know there's several different versions of this fella, but I stuck with the old school look.
Such cool looking monsters are making re-think how I want to portray them so, I think I'm going to really try to push the drawing on these next few kaiju posts.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Well after 3 weeks of solid "work" work I can finally breathe a little easier and get back to my blog.Some monster action for today's sketch. I need to begin thinking about a new series....I've got a few ideas so we'll see.
The painting of Russian hat girl is finished and I'll scan it soon and put up some pics-
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Been awhile. I only have myself to blame too. You'd think that having freelanced as long as I have that I'd know when to say "no" to projects; especially ones that control your life for weeks at a time. Oh the lessons we learn...I hope to post more sketches soon because I sure need to feel creative again!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Flipped on the TV today and happen to catch a few minutes of Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmern. The man will eat A N Y T H I N G. Today, Mr. Zimmern was in Africa feeding wild hyenas meat he held between his teeth. These devil dogs are nasty, ravenous, eating machines and didn't hesitate for a minute to snatch whatever pulp he was offering. I think Andrew felt he was among friends.It's a great episode if you haven't seen it.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Coleman "Wrong Number" Jones has been a mainstay on the Southern Blues Club circuit for nearly 50 years. His distinctive "let your little finger fly free" guitar style and hoarse in the throat singing has been sampled by everyone from Kool Moe Dee to Weezer. When asked about his nickname, Coleman remarked that "over the years of playin lotsa late night clubs you're bound to meet plenty of sweet, sweet special ladies.Only trouble was everytime I was ready to leave town one of them would always call and ask "are we gonna see each other again?" It was at this point I'd just say," Baby, you got the wrong number".
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
About this time of year people can often be heard remarking
'April showers bring May flowers'
However, not the good people of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. They realize this is only a
child's rhyme and nothing more.
The only flowers in the yards and parks of their quaint little
village have been carefully planted by Flowers by Chaz.
Been that way since 1952.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Recently I went to an estate sale and came away with some pretty awesome stuff. Some of which were art supplies! I bought an awesome travel easel, brushes, heavy duty aluminum paint box and a great 12 x 18 old sketchbook filled with 50 unused, slightly ochre patina colored pages . Can't wait to fill it!! What's also cool is that it's stamped "Ken McCallister, Dayton Ohio" which is where I bought all my art supplies when I first became a freelancer. Pretty nostalgic!
The boxer is a little different sketch for me . I tried to use more of a tone against tone approach in the drawing as opposed to a heavy line emphasis . I also held my pencil the "Drummond" way and sketched with it using a sideways motion in the drawing. Quite a challenge and a good way to break in a new "old" sketchbook.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Most days I will write down interesting words I read or just hear on the radio and save them for inspiration. Today, the word cocoon was on top of my list, and though I wasn't real sure what I wanted to do with it I thought this felt pretty cocoony.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
"an apple a day keeps the doctor away
apple in the morning, doctor's warning.
Roast apple at night
Starves the doctor outright.
Eat an apple before bed
knock a doctor on the head.
Three each day seven days a week,
Ruddy apple ruddy cheek."
I'll spare you all the lyrics to it, but
this image is my take on the rhyme
the Hokey Pokey.
Friday, March 27, 2009
This is one of the pieces I did for a group show at Varnish a few years ago. I sold the original and thought I must have accidently pitched the files of any record of the art -until I found it today! So, just sharing the original inspiration for A is for Acorn from one of my early posts.