Sunday, January 1, 2012

"The Mad Guardian"

Media: Corel Painter 9.5

" The Mad Guardian
" (close-up)

Media: Corel Painter 9.5

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"It was mid-winter in Loamwood"

Medium: Digital - Painter 9.5

Thursday, June 10, 2010

"Apologies to John Cena"
Medium: Graphite on crappy trace paper
A quick sketch for a student

sorry John, it was 2 a.m. and I could barely see at that point
"The Lecture"

Medium: Graphite on Bristol
another quicky for some students

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Jelly Fishing Time Again..."
Medium: Graphite on bristol
A quick piece for some students

Monday, August 17, 2009


Medium: Corel Painter 9.5

My first attempt at using digital for a project.
This piece is part of a copyrighted entity - no copying allowed

Friday, May 15, 2009

Acrylic Inks
2.25 inches x 4.25 inches
This scan needs a bit of color correction.
The tree limbs are much too yellow
This piece is a donation to my former college
for an auction to help art students with tuition.
(Subtle cloudwork lost in lower left corner due to cheap scanner)
*Note to self: do art more often..getting rusty*

Thursday, June 21, 2007

"Last Leg"

Medium: Graphite on Sketchpad
Size: 4 5/8" Tall x 13 7/8" Wide

This is a sketch for a future painting. The two protagonists are fleeing pursuers and have paused in a final copse of trees to view the moonlit, grassy plains that stretch between them and the safety of the castle's woods in the distance.

This sketch was too big for the scanner, so I did my best stitching it together.

"Pestilence Dragon"

Medium: Graphite on Sketchpad

This sketch is for my next painting. I didn't want to make a 'typical' dragon, so I thought it would be cool to make one that was part insect/arachnid. I added extra eye's..the eyes on the head where you would 'normally' see the dragon's eyes are 'false eyes' - an idea that came to mind when thinking about how different bugs and insects use such tactics as bluff/defense mechanisms. The actual functional sets of eyes on this dragon are the pair upfront nearest the end of the snout and some of the smaller eyes around the sides and back of the head. I added a scorpian stinger at the end of the tail for kicks.

I was fiddling with the legs of the dragon near the edge of the picture frame and got the idea to break them out of the frame, so i did the same with other elements of the dragon and landscape.

This scan got tilted a bit and since Illustrator's web file format saves are terrible I didnt bother sending it to Illustrator to rotate and current scanner software does not do this well.

Arts and Crafts sketch

Medium: Graphite on Sketchpad

Often I am doodling away and I'll throw a figure down and then I just start adding stuff around it..suddenly there is a complete picture. I freehanded this so perspectives and right angles are pretty bad, but it's really fun to just ad-lib a picture out of nothing with no preplanning. I may go back later and make the figure's hand larger. The Arts and Crafts movement is my favorite artistic movement.

"Zarkov Undersea"

Medium: Graphite on sketchpad

This sketch will very likely become a painting soon. The main lighting will come from the coral city below. I always thought that Zarkov was an interesting enough character to warrant his own story arc seperately from Flash Gordan and Dale. With a good writer and Al Williamson doing the art it would be terrific. I thought I could clean this up in Illustrator and rotate it, but it seems that Illustrator's save for web format's are pretty aweful.
I think that I need to lengthen the legs on Zarkov a bit - any comments welcome.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"Crossing At Five Fingers"

Note: Scanner lost most of the subtle foam
details on top of the falls and below.

"Festival of Lamps"

Note: Unfortunately I am still trying to figure out how
to keep my scanner from
burning out the highlighted areas in my work.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

"Toasting the Orphanage"

Original Size: 3 7/8" Wide x 6 3/8" Tall
Medium: Acrylic Inks (FW Brand)
Paper: Strathmore 500 series Bristol

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

"Welcome Home"

Original Size: 2 1/4" Wide x 5 1/4" Tall
Medium: Acrylic Ink (FW Brand)
Paper: Printmaker's paper (Stonehenge)

Monday, March 12, 2007

"Racing the Storm"

Actual Size: 4" Wide x 2 1/2" Tall
Medium: Acrylic Inks (FW Brand)
Paper: Strathmore 500 series bristol

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

"The Hero Returns Home"

Actual Size: 1 3/4" Tall by 2 1/2" Wide
Medium: Acrylic Inks (FW brand)
Paper: Printmakers paper (Stonehenge)

This is one of over twenty pieces that I painted based on a world of my creation.