These are most of the cards that I did for the Star Wars Holocron set released by Topps yesterday. I will post my Artist Proofs soon. My focus on this set were from the last season of The Clone Wars and the 1st season of The Mandalorian.
Each year, my friend Sandra down in Texas gets internet pics posted for her birthday and hopefully, she still gets a bunch of them. This year's pic is from this past October when I went for an open air helicopter ride. One can see my knee as we did a steep left bank, and that scene is a pretty good fall sky in Michigan.
I have a lot to catch up on in regards to work done these past few months. Some I can't show as of yet, but some I can, so here is the 3rd drawing in a series of work being done in the mentorship program with Giuseppe Castellano through The Illustration Dept. These scenes are my adaptations of the Jules Verne book Master of the World. There's more to come from this series, as well as another that we are working on involving moments in history.
I'm somewhat behind on posting the work that I have been doing amidst my 6 month mentorship program with Giuseppe Castellano, as I have been gratefully busy as of late. This is the second drawing done involving scenes from the Jules Verne book, Master of the World. It has been challenging to not only compose these scenes, but to design the characters, the vehicle, the settings, etc. Guiseppe is one hell of an art director and his insights have been a boon for me. If you are not familiar with Guiseppe and the Illustration Dept., one would do well to check out the forum, the classes, the bookshop and the podcast.
I've been super busy as of late and will have much to show, hopefully soon. In the meantime, I couldn't resist doing a sketch of my 2nd favorite surrealist, Yves Tanguy. Dali, owed a lot of his early ideas to this guy, this Tanguy. His wife, Kay Sage, was quite a surrealist painter, as well. Maybe better. Further examinations of her works are a definite must.
Today's official word is: Buddy. So, maybe not so much of a buddy... You know how it all turned out if you've seen the movie How To get Ahead In Advertising. So, 'Buddy' might be a very loose definition here.
Today's official word prompt is: Dizzy. I think that this one came up a couple of years ago and was going to go with the same image... one of Dizzy Gillespie. But, I didn't want to repeat, so went with a tilt-o-whirl type thing. Dizzy.
Today's word prompt is 'Rocket.' I was going to go with some poor schmuck standing absentmindedly under a rocket at the time of launch, but decided that an angry Raccoon would be much more fun to draw. I'm sure many came to the same conclusion.
Today's official word prompt is 'Teeth.' And for those not in the know, this shark is not a figment of my imagination, it actually existed at one time. It was called a helicoprion. Look them up, as they were a wild looking shark.
Ok, here we go again. This will be my third go at the Inktober sketch a day challenge and today's official word prompt is Fish. As always I will try to keep them in a creepy Halloween vibe, but some of the words will be somewhat challenging, so we'll see.
So, for my next character design, I chose Jackie O. from the recently reread Kurt Vonnegut book, Galapagos. While not really a character in the book, she is mentioned as one of the celebrities that have booked 'The Cruise of the Century' to the Galapagos Islands in the story. The intended cruise. You'll have to read the book to know more.
A character by the name of Jesus Ortiz describes my inspiration for Jackie O., or as he puts it, Señora Kennedy:
"But now the truth about one of these supposedly wonderful visitors, *Andrew MacIntosh, had polluted Ortiz's metal picture not only of all the other minor deities, but of Señora Kennedy herself.
So that head-and-shoulders portrait grew fangs like a vampire, and the skin dropped off the face, but the hair stayed on. It was a grinning skull now, wishing nothing but pestilence and death for little Ecuador."
Since the passing of Diana Rigg last week, I thought it would be a good time to make my Emma Peel sketch cards available for purchase again. And not at a higher price, either. In fact, I've lowered the price some. These cards were done for two different set, but basically the same company. The first two were through Strictly Ink and the next two after their name change to Unstoppable Cards. Links are below each card.
These just arrived Zombuggeez™ stickers are now available on my web site's store. This is the third of six that will be available (even more in the future!). These stickers are done with the same vibes as the old Big Daddy Roth, BK Taylor, Coop, etc monster cars of years past and present. So, check out my site for this one, as well as the others goodies.
This post continues coming up with character designs from the books that I'm reading, with none other than Carl Sagan. Now this was a work of non-fiction (The Dragons Of Eden), but I thought what if Carl were to be made into an animated tv show or cartoon of some sort? I know, I know, how could Carl Sagan be any more animated than he already was? Well, here he is doing just that.
Seriously, I think he was very animated, talking with his hands just as much as his words.