Getting the lead out with some Cable doodles.
Seattle, February 2019.
Managed to carve out some time to fiddle around at the art desk today. I’m rusty as hell, but still had some fun.
Anthony Bourdain, graphite, by me 2018.
Putting the finishing touches on these fine gents. Had to rush the last session with Dracula and the Creature, but still had some fun bringing these guys to life.
Got a bit more time with these fine gents today.
WIP: Seasonal Chalkboard update, inspired by Monster Squad. Mummy, Dracula, and Creature from the Black Lagoon to follow.
Islington, London. 6.2018.
Doodles at Treehouse Point following a much needed respite.
Fulton River District, Chicago
“And now we are all scattered; and for many a long day lone-liness will sit over our roofs with brooding wings. Lucy lies in the tomb of her kin, a lordly death-house hi a lonely church-yard, away from teeming London; where the air is fresh, and the sun rises over Hampstead Hill, and where wild flowers grow of their own accord.”
-Bram Stoker, 1897
Adventures in the West.
Daily Doodles (w/pony sticker accent by my daughter).
Going through some old sketchbooks and ran across this doodle from a while back. It’s one of those pieces that never really materialized, and didn’t reflect my mindset and preferences at the time it was created.
Dad + Daughter Doodle. 80′s Storm for the win. Yes, I’m still absolutely aping Jim Lee.
Obligatory Sunday Hellboy Sketch?
This is a piece I was commissioned to do for @LbrtyMsJustice and their Twitter personas. Liberty is a 20-ish hot mess mom, and MissJustice is a 40-ish bigcity glam girl. I wanted to create an animated look that was timeless and still had some character to the line work, while still looking clean and modern, with some inspiration from the master Bruce Timm. All line-work was originally done in graphite on paper, with digital inks and colors.
Hope ya’ll enjoy.
“Big man, pig manHa, ha, charade you are”
Quick warm up sketch this morning while working on other projects. When doing portraiture, I find it’s often difficult to capture the subject as I see them, with my eyes, rather than how I view them, in my mind. In this case, I feel I’ve accurately captured the essence of the man, while keeping my own personal beliefs and philosophies at bay, ensuring a true and honest representation of the subject, his character, and persona.
Water soluble pastel & graphite on paper.
(Inspired while listening to Pink Floyd’s Animals this morning, specifically Pigs (Three Different Ones)).
Conference Call Monster-Doodling.
The adrift and awakened mindRestlessly surging forward into endless etherIn the nebulous grey, uncertainty reignsAnd truth is subservient to the weighted voicesWhich curdle and drone of prospects and profits and progress but reek positively of self-service and feverish greedy grabbing of landThis unbearable constant questioning with so little to show and so very little to askThis miming of shape and form and familiar illusions to typecast and provide belongingBut never ownership for the futureAnd never hope, for manyAs we bore more deeply into the entrenched to discover only what was written on the walls by those before usBut never looking upward, outward, inward for the truths known to each otherNever spoken
Words for the day by me, 2016.
Seattle, WA 5.22.16
Dry Land (Grief-sick and Sober)
Water soluble pastels, crayon, w/digital finishes. By me, 2016.
Design Commission - March 2016
Here’s a piece I was commissioned to design, partially inspired by the trash polka design aesthetic, though clearly not adhering to the rules associated with that style. The client was looking for a design that incorporated a particular vibe, and included a skull and a vinyl record. I incorporated the dahlia flower as a link to the customer’s heritage (Dahlia being the national flower of Mexico), as well as a sound wave form from a favorite artist to help link the flow of the piece. I had a great time putting this together - hope you can dig it!
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Sunday doodles (dried & dead sharpie edition).
Chalkboard update: Drunk Santa edition.
Turns out Kris Kringle - better known to the public as Santa Claus the toy manufacturing mogul and philanthropist - had a history of chemical dependency, including a lifelong struggle with MDMA and absinthe abuse dating back to his early teens as a struggling children’s toy designer. Beneath his jolly and jiggling facade lay a man torn asunder by his rabid & insatiable addictions.
“How A Relaxing Sunday Afternoon Can End in the Total Entropy of Self”, 2015, Graphite/Ink on paper.
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