Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ain't that a bitch...

 I'm at that point again. I'm so close to just giving up.  Is this situation moving forward or just falling apart? Is this the darkest part of the night?

 I don't know but my insides feel crushed and my head is spinning. I hope we can weather the moment.

Friday, January 25, 2013


I've been sitting around all day listening to Bohren & der Club of Gore, thinking about Lovecraft, and working on my brushwork.  In the end this Servitor of the Outer Gods is what I got.  

Looking at it, I really wish I had made the instrument more alien and less mundane. Oh well. I edited out a few tentacles in PS that were just getting in the way of the silhouette. 

On to the next piece. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thanks Mike.

 So I've been practicing and practicing, watching tutorials, and doing provocative squats.  Nothing that you'd want to see, just free handed (no straight edges or french curves)  curved lines, straight lines, spheres, cubes, etc.  All of the building block stuff that you have to do to improve your hand eye coordination.  Stuff that I generally ignore and now I feel like I have to pack it in.

Thanks to an acquaintance I've made with Mike Dubisch, via the short period of time I spent conversing with Cody Goodfellow and John Skipp back at the Killer Con I'd gone to a few years ago, I now have some new areas to practice.  See Mike has been posting some super cool stream of conscience style sketchbook comics on his Facebook page, and I saw them and said to myself, "HEY I LIKE DOING THAT TOO!!!"

So I did.

I'll do more too. It also lets me practice everything I need to be practicing i.e.  composition, lighting, rendering, perspective, etc. etc.  Are they great?  I dunno.  They are practice though, so "great" isn't really the point.  Are they fun?  HELL YES!!!

So here is an example.  I'll post more over the next few days.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A couple sketches from last night.  Starting with the grumpy old man..

Carrying on with my lovely wife.  I've been working on my watercolor again too for the first time in a long while.  I'm always forgetful of how liberating it can be, and how painful.  

She's cute though eh? She has this what-the-fuck-are-you-looking-at smirk on her face in the original photo I used, that I failed to nail down.  Oh well. 


Changed the zombie a bit.  Cut off his nose.  Worked into his jaw a bit more.  I could keep on working it, but it's going to be used for reference, so there really is no reason to go further (I went farther than I intended anyway).

Monday, November 12, 2012

So Simona was sick and wanted a zombie to play with (actually she said princess) and I had to oblige (by not making a princess).  I figured it'd be a good time to get some maquettes done for reference.  I got out the super sculpey and got to work.  

Whenever I do one of these, I always find myself feeling so much respect for the work my sculptor friends do.  Granted I only have an x-acto knife and one sculpting stick to work with, but the transitions that I see, and the balance that they keep around the whole piece always amazes. Even on small scales like this.  

Anyway, I slapped a quick stain job on it for her.  Now I just have to get a body for this thing.  Maybe one of her Barbie things.

Speaking of great sculptors, check out my aquaintance Justin Mabry's Night Owl Productions.  Sick masks and cool shite. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Ghoul Wife, Final

 Finished up the image yesterday afternoon.  I keep seeing things that I could tweak but I feel as though I should leave it for fear of overworking areas. 

  Initially I was just going to caption the prints "Hand Job", but I've been told by multiple persons that it would be inappropriate.  No accounting for taste right?