Sunday, March 25, 2012

So bad at this blogging thing.

I will be hanging this coming April 7th @ Locals only in Indianapolis for the annual IWG Comix Rock show.  It host a slew of bands and artist that get together and make up a commonly themed show.  This year the theme is Horror.  I, being the pain in the ass that I am, have decided to try to bend the rules this year and enter no straight-forward horror themed content.  I have images from: Donnie Darko, 2 from Lost Highway, Pan's Labyrinth, and Gremlins.  Gremlins is probably considered the most horror of the bunch, and that's what I love about it.  When someone says to you "Horror" you don't think of Gremlins, or any of these movies really, yet none of them seem out of place, or over the line when set up with Freddy and Jason.  If anything, if you're like me, when you walk into someone's house and see a painting of Freddy, Jason, or Mike Myers you think, "O.K., this guy is cool.  We can hang out."  When you go inside a house and see a painting of Alice or Renee from Lost Highway you think, "This guy is a badass. The world would be a better place with more like him."
Here's a shot of Alice.  Renee ain't 100% yet.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Where have I been, and what the hell have i been doing?

Well, to keep it short.  I tried some new approaches to, not style, but process.  I like it, but have yet to accomplish everything I want out of it.  And as am often known to do, rather than try it on a few small pieces, I got commissioned to do a giant wall piece.   4' x 7'.  And why not change my process while working under a deadline.  Yup, still stupid after all these months.  Its not finished completely, but here's what I have done so far.  Come check me out at the comics rock show the 1st weekend in April.  Hopefully I'll have some posters of this finished piece there.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Christmas in the Country

I haven't been able to have a booth for a while but made time to head back to my hometown of Rensselaer for the Christmas in the Country Holiday Bazaar.   I'm doing caricatures and cartoons!   Been up to my ears in commission work so I haven't been able to do caricatures.  It's always good to work live, in front of people.  If you make a mistake it forces you to work your way out of it.  If you don't make a mistake, it makes you look like a master.  It's not nearly as cold here as the picture makes it look.  I just look good in that jacket. 
More commission work to come.  I'm just sworn to secrecy until the product is released.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fountain Square Art Fair

Themselves Fountain Square Art Fair coincides with Masterpiece in a day and I took part in both this year.  I went with Chris Ludden and his wife Ginger, who both do a web based comic at  And also mystic friend and cohort Matthew Barron.  All of them members of the Indy webcomics group.  We made a specialists 16 page mini-comic for the event consisting of two stories.  One by Chris and the other written by Matthew and drawn by me.  I also participated in masterpieces in a day. An event at fountain square that has you work an entire piece of art in public at fountain square. A great, fun event that I encourage any artist to do.  They have a visual art, writing, and music entry. 
 I included a photo of the piece I did for the event.  It's a poor photo, and I did want to do more with my painting but ran out of time.  It didn't win any prizes except to a lot of positive comments and it was invited back for the next first friday event at the wheeler arts gallery.  The day was amazing fun and I can't wait until next year.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Toned paper

Recently saw an artist do illustrations with a toned paper.  He would highlight the sillouettes with white chalk and really made his images pop.  Thought I'd try it out here, and although I was happy with the look I realized some mistakes with subject matter.  The mermaid is underwater,and I don't care how much product you put in your hair, it won't be that solid underwater, and she's already topless, why bother teasing that you'll pull your glove off?  Despite those I like the look and am going to try this out a lot more in the future.

Monday, August 1, 2011


As some may know, I am a member of Indy Webcomics Group.  We got out 100th member yesterday so in celebration I made this official no-prize.  Those who know, yup, its official.  Those who don't can google it.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I was away over the 4th of July and having a great time getting away and camping, but deep in the recesses of my mind I was eager to get back and get this Yoda painting done in time for the Comix Rock show. I found this old frame and knew a Jedi master had to be in it. I tried a new technique with laying all tones underneath and doing color washes over the surface of the dried tones. It worked out great. Left the final image a little darker than anticipated but overall it led to a colorful image that fit perfectly with the frame.
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