SO, with the holidays fast approaching I'm again confronted with the cold facts that I'm kinda disorganized while also being prone to veering off task. Under this current regime of working weekends, holidays, and (the newly added) Chiropractic Visits my blog has suffered a little...
It's today that I choose to rectify this error and share a little with the people who deem this blog fit to look at. It's a visualization of a local comic artist I've heard of.... He's a friend of a friend, and I have to say I really dig his work...The man's name...REX TARKLETON...
If you'd like to see some of his stuff stop in over at..brendantobin.blogspot.com where he submits comics by way of my friend Brendan Tobin under the headings...."KIND OF Okay Comics"....
I suggest you READ THEM...
Other then that I'm still scribbling and painting, and now..I'll get to posting some of it to you all to see...
I hope everyone is doing well, and that as always...
I HOPE YOU DIG..
Here's a new caricature attempt...
She's an actress from the short lived (they got two seasons out of it) T.V. Series DEAD LIKE ME...Ellen Muth
I really liked the show (the movie I could have done without), and think that you can still scope it out on HULU...
Scope it out...
Hope you dig...
Here's a little paint job on an old sketch I had floating around... I believe I drew it based on a homeless dude I spotted in a subway station some months back....It was warmer then and now that I think about it he was more fittingly dressed for this season. Perhaps he kept his winter clothes on to muffle the smell or maybe it was his way of carrying all that he owned...I dunno But, I did think about this as I painted the image. Makes me think about the hard months ahead...
Sorry to be a downer...I'll post up some happy images SOON!
Hope you dig..
So I haven't posted in about a week....(WUH)...
I've been working on a show image and indulging in the social scene, and activities of NYC...Lots of cool stuff going on right now...
But, all that aside here's some art...
If you'll recall I posted this up some weeks back and have since made some alterations and improvements in the image. Tried to tighten up the likenesses and dinked with the colors a bit...
I'm happier with it... And, at the same time I'm not sure I'm gonna mess with this particular image again.
But, I just figured it'd been seven days since my last post...so this was a good way to fight my recent blog neglect...
Hope you dig..
I went light on the photoshop treatment here too short of a little toning and some highlighting here and there..
Enjoy the fiddly scribbles of my most recent book...I think I've almost wrapped this one up too.. Time to sketch on some new and empty pages in another book, or maybe I'll go back to printer paper on the clippy for a while...
This is from a while back..
Yeah I'm not at all sure about the likeness here...But, I've screwed up quite a few paints lately...I really ought to set aside the time to just take Jason Seiler's class for caricature...Since it does interest me a bit...
Well, back to the tasks at hand....
Hope you dig..
I'd watched an episode of Biography about her some days back and figured, my love of noodling out little caricatures and her widely know appearance might be a good challenge for study...
She certainly is Bubbly, and the edges of her mouth curl just so when she is smiling..
Regardless this is just a study with some colors on it... Perhaps I'll dig up the process for it a little later and share that as well...But for now..
Hope you dig,
Man, I'm pretty bummed out that I won't see more episodes until DECEMBER....
I GUESS... That just means more time for ART!!.. WHOOOOOOO!!
(I'm not quite it love with it all yet but, see myself trying to pull it together a bit more...
For any of you who're interested this is my show image from the most recent autumn society show in Philadelphia..
8-Bit and beyond opened on friday and I was on hand to meet some really cool Philly artists, drink PBR, Consume Cheesesteaks, and trek around the city on a sightseeing adventure..
It was awesome..I hope to do it again sometime... It was a great way to spend the weekend outside the city, while not spending tons of dough..
Hope you dig
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!! ABOVE THE CENTER RING... IT'S the ONE, the ONLY......"
"WALDO LA WOOSH!!"
"with a handlebar mustache upon his face he sails through the air with unparalleled grace."
This sketch spawned out of a drink (alright I should say "Drinks") with my friends a few nights back....it was and old tyme acrobatics dude so I took a few in photoshop and I made him a billing poster...
Probably got a typo in there too...I suck at spelling..
Hope you all dig and that your going to have an awesome weekend.
he's my arch nemesis, that and time seem to be conspiring against me lately...Sigh..
Will see what I manage..
Hope you dig...
P.s. hope you get the vintage video game reference...if not, haul out your NES and play some friggin DragonWarrior.....ITS THE SHIT!
So I'm getting back into the swing of things after a really great vacation in Michigan... Yes, I said Michigan. But, for whatever reason I'm having trouble getting any focus and direction for future projects that I've got a mind to work on here.
This drawing of a dude should kinda sum up where my heads at right now.....in the fog..
Its a draiwng I did at the beach, and then peppered it with some colors.
Hope you dig.
I'm back into the swing of things, and returning from a very enjoyable and rather exhausting vacation. In the coming days I'll see about putting up some of my drawings from my time in michigan... Then I've gotta see about doing some new show pieces and upgrading some home computer stuff... Exciting things to come...
Hope you all dig.
Hope everyone had an awesome fourth of July, complete with fireworks, campfires, beer, and smore's...
I myself spent the holiday in Lake City Mich, with my rents, brother, and his girlfriend. I chilled on the beach and got some sun on my pasty white body.....but, you didn't come to the blog to here about that...
You came for images, and art stuff...
So, Here's the Captain America image I submitted recently to The AUTUMN SOCIETY of PHILADELPHIA. It was for there GOLDEN AGE Show, and I figured it was appropriate for the most recent holiday...
Before I get bombarded by comments I need to clear one thing up.... I know the Nazi emblem (swasticka) is backwards in this image, I didn't have time to correct it after I'd printed, and prepped to send out in the mail.... I don't normally draw them, there's a good change I flopped my reference image while painting in photoshop and never corrected it..... or you can just imagine that OL' CAPPY is hitting RED SKULL SO HARD that the symbol just flip-flopped.
Either way I'd really love to hear what you think of the image..
Hope you Dig
I'm trying to rush out an image for a show, that is happening next month and I'm just getting into it, and I lock up....I can't look at the thing.... So, i gotta stop for the night....
here's a snippet..
Hope I make the deadline... for rough submissions.
I finally got around to checking out Gotham Knight. It was kinda odd, but over all it had little ribbons of goodness woven through it.... Some really great backgrounds, and wild animation....
On a completely unrelated tangent I did this Batman image quickly for a thread at the drawing board. its based on a fiddly little sketch and was pretty nonsensical Still I had fun with it..
Hope you Dig.
Well, May's Marvel images is starting to wind down.. I could keep going but, think it might be smart to step back from it and try apply myself to other endeavors...
I might have one more sketch to add before the end of the month but this looks like it'll be the last marvel paint for a bit...So, Here's "The Man Without Fear".
I personally really like the whole premise of Daredevil....moreover I like the idea that Matt Murdock isn't indestructible, sure he's a skilled fighter. But, I like how most of his power seems to be centered around his being attuned and aware of his surroundings in a unique and focused way.
So, I've tinkered with this paint for longer then I would have liked..Most of my troubles stemmed from color issues (which I am still having with this image), mostly contrast stuff. But, its given me some food for thought on future images..
Hope you Dig,
Hit or Miss, its another marvel female....but villain this time..... looking back at this one I dunno what to say..
Yeah...I dinked around with this one for a while and I am not sure it came out all that great...I've had Kevin Dart on the brain lately. This may be a poor translation of his style...but, it was a fun loose painting exercise...
Some of it really works for me, and some of it...just doesn't...
Still I might come back to it...I think I can make it better....gotta keep telling myself that....
HE'S THE JUGGERNAUT BITCH!..
Well, sorta.. I figured he was villain enough for my may marvel painting experiments..
So far I've been having some fun with them and they're a pretty good distraction from other things I have going on.. I try to keep the number of brushes I'm using down to a few, and some textures for good measure...I spent far less time on this one then I did on the ROUGE image...and I think the outcome was equally alright...
I'm working on a female villain now. And then I have a small handful of sketches that I've already done and hopefully will have time to execute. Part of the fun of these is doing one quick drawing to get the mood of the image going, then I don't do revisions on paper (like I normally would) and then I just force myself to work it over in photoshop.... as you can This image was particularly ugly as a sketch.
But, For now this is what I've got...
Hope you dig..