Sunday, June 26, 2022

A Red Tailed Turquoise Killifish Sketch

 

5x8
mixed media in sketchbook


This week's #SundayFishSketch theme are fish that have a short life span, so here is a red-tailed turquoise killifish, which are known to live only about a year, or so. 

Friday, June 24, 2022

W Is For Windu.

 


W is for Windu who
was flung out a window.

The next page from my unpublished Star Wars A-Z book, Yoda is Small and Other Such Utterances.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Golden Age Daredevil Artist Proof Sketch Cards

 


There are my Artist Proof cards for doing the Golden Age Daredevil set released last year by TB Unique. Links to the listings are below:


13    Grave Digger    

Sunday, June 19, 2022

A Seahorse Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook


For this week's #SundayFishSketch theme is one for Father's Day. What fish make good fathers? Well, a seahorse is such a good sport that it will not only carry the little brood to term, but help raise them, as well. And they are always fun to draw.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Original Daredevil Sketch Cards

 




These are the sketch cards that I did for last year's Daredevil set released by TB Unique. This is the original Daredevil from the 1940's comic books. I'll show my artist proofs soon.

The cards with the holes in them had metal coins fitted in when the cards were put into the packs. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Golf Trophy Process So Far

 


Yesterday, I was able to head on down to Blissfield and pick up the bronze casting for the golf trophy that I have been working on lately. Much thanks to Ken and the guys at Flatlanders for doing the job of making the mold and pouring the bronze! I had originally planned on doing this in pewter, since I could do that at home. As it turned out, no I could not. I would not have had a crucible large enough to hold the amount of metal needed to do the pour. And, as it turned out, I was able to go with bronze, which is what I would have wanted for this anyways, so I'm very happy to have done it this way. 


The large square was where the sprue or gate where the metal was poured into the mold and had to be cut off. You can see on the ends of the clubs where nubs are from the cut off vents. All of that has been pretty much ground and sanded down today. 


This is what the trophy looked like in wax form. Pardon my messy ass work station. More updates coming soon.

Friday, June 10, 2022

D Is For Vader...

 


Here is the letter 'V' from my unpublished Star Wars A-Z book. A little Wizard of Oz vibe here.

V is for Vader who in
anger, hate, and fear, he sunk.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Great White Shark Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook


I haven't sketch a great white for one of these #SundayFishSketch thingies, so for this week's draw any fish that you want theme, I've done just that. 
Chomp, chomp!

Friday, June 3, 2022

Stormtrooper

 

4x6
on scratchboard


I've been chipping away (literally!) at this one for awhile now, so it was nice to finish it up. Of course, nothing is ever really finished, as I could noodle this into oblivion, but you get the point. I struggle with scratchboard, but I feel the urge to keep doing it, as it provides a discipline that is different from what I usually do. I keep looking at the works of Mark Summers and recently, Thomas Ott. One has the straight lines and cross hatching that is ever so precise and the latter a more loose style, but no less detailed. Two different approaches with amazing results. Check them out, if you haven't already.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Friday Ink: The Joker

 

9x12
ink on bristol
SOLD

It's been awhile since I've done one of these Friday Ink posts, so here goes! I took the Joker sketch from last month and did an inked version. This piece will be available at the Cherry capital Comic Con this weekend, alongside other originals.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Cherry Capital Comic Con 2022

 


Once again, I will be up in Traverse City this weekend for the Cherry Capital Comic Con held at the Grand Traverse Resort. As I've said many times before, this is a unique con that has a great staff and will be full with wonderful creators. Always a good time. So, if you are in the area and like such events, come on out and stop by. I'll be in Artists Alley.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Uncle Sam Has A Question

 


This cartoon should be applied to the general state of things in this country, but the immediate thought that comes to mind is that just a few short weeks ago, they were standing on their soapboxes telling us how noble they all are in protecting the fetuses, that life is so important. Today, they are saying that dead kids are acceptable to protect the second amendment. Let that sink in for a bit.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Sandbar Shark Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook


This week's #SundayFishSketch theme are sandbar sharks. The best of all sharks, according to Dr. David Shiffman, the shark guy who suggested the theme.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Darth Maul Redo

 


Since the weather here has turned for the better, I thought that now might be a good time to make this carving of Darth Maul (called 'Chasm') from a few years ago look a little less penile.  I'll rework the cloak on all sides and probably shore up the hands a little better, while I'm at it. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Sailfish Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook


#SundayFishSketch on a Wednesday. Better late than never, I guess...

Anyways the theme was for fish found in Mexican waters, so here is a sailfish.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

U Is For Unkar - May The Fourth Be With You!

 


I had a scratchboard stormtrooper that I wanted to share for today's May The Fourth Be With You, but it's not quite finished, so you get another installment from my unpublished Star Wars A-Z book, the letter U!

U is for Unkar
who deals in junk.

Behind the grate he is holding a mini Millennium Falcon. The rat bastard thief that he is.

May The Fourth Be With You!



Sunday, May 1, 2022

Hammerhead Shark Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook


This week's #SundayFishSketch theme are fish that are hard workers, such as nest builders, migrators, etc. What could possibly be a harder working fish than a hammerhead shark with all of those nails on the ocean floor? 

I think that I might have warned you that the jokes would only go south at some point.

Hammerheads are long distance migrators, as well. So there. Hard working.

Friday, April 29, 2022

The Walking Dead, Season 7 Artist proof Sketch Cards

 


Ok, I'm plugging along and trying to do up some of these AP blanks from past sets and have just recently finished up these Walking Dead, Season 7 cards. The link are below:


Sunday, April 24, 2022

Rockfish Sketch

 

5x8
colored pencil and ink in sketchbook



This week's #SundayFishSketch theme are fish that have rebounded due to conservation and whatnot. The rockfish has apparently rebounded from past years, so here is a copper rockfish. I was totally going to go cheesy and do a rockfish with some guitars and all that, but chose to spare you the indignity of viewing such a spectacle. 

Stick around, it'll rear its ugly head at some point.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Random Sketch Of Some Guy...

 

5x8
colored pencils in sketchbook



Looking for something here. Something as of yet unnamable, but looking nonetheless.
Giacometti does this to me. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Tyanut

 


I don't think that the New Yorker is interested so, safe to post...? 

Friday, April 15, 2022

T Is For Tusken Raiders

 

T is for the Tusken Raider whose tattered 
rags must cover up one ugly mug.


The next installment from my unpublished Star Wars A-Z book, Yoda is Small and Other Such Utterances. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Joker Sketch

 

5x8
pencil from sketchbook


For the last month or so, I have been making my way through the 1966 Batman series (it's been awhile) and there was an episode where Cesar Romero had a perfect psychotic Joker expression. Had to sketch my version of it. Minus the barely covered up 'stache, of course.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Large Eye Dentex Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook


This week's #SundayFishSketch theme are fish that are a good omen. As I was looking up ideas, I came across an article that said that a fish head nailed to a door in Sicily is supposed to ward off evil spirits. That's a good omen/thing, right?

So, a whole fish must be that much better, so here is a large-eye Dentex found in the Mediterranean Sea nailed to a door in Sicily. 

Friday, April 8, 2022

S Is For Sebulba

 


The letter 'S' from my unpublished Star Wars A-Z book.

S is for Sebulba who is a
cheating pod racing Dug.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Rick And Morty, Season 3 Sketch Cards

 



So, these five cards were supposed to be Artist Proof cards for doing some extra work for the Cryptozoic set of the Season 3 Rick and Morty cards. I waited forever and the art director at the time moved on, so I never received the official AP stickers. So, I decided to just go ahead and finish them and put them out there. As you can see, they are done in black and white and these were never pack inserted. They are coming directly from me. The links are below:

                                                   SOLD     SOLD SOLD   SOLD      SOLD

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Electric Eel Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook


Fish that fool us, or fish that don't really look like fish is the theme for this week's #SundayFishSketch.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Ultraman Artist Proof Sketch cards

 


These are my Artist proof cards done for the Series 1 set released by RR Parks Cards. Since there are no stickers or stamps to signify these as AP's, I've added stars to the background to separate them from the rest of the cards that I did for the set. Links are below:


Ragon    Antlar    Bemular




Sunday, March 27, 2022

A Mystery Fish Skull Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook


This week's theme for #SundayFishSketch is 'a fish skull or specific fish bone & see if people can guess species/bone.' 

Can you guess what fish this is from? Hint: not a common looking fish.

Friday, March 25, 2022

R Is For R2

 


It's been a few weeks since I've posted any drawings from my unpublished Star Wars A-Z book, so here is the next installment. The letter 'R.'

R is for R2 who
received many dents.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Rick And Morty, Season 3 Artist Proof Sketch Cards

 


I've had these three AP blanks sitting around for awhile now, so I recently finished them up and the listings are below:


Sunday, March 20, 2022

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook


This week's #SundayFishSketch theme are schooling fish. I was going to try for a M.C. Escher type design for these Tuna, but kept it simple. 

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Tim Burton Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook


Sketchin' on a rainy Saturday night. It's hopping in these parts!

I liked the photo I saw recently of Mr. B and liked the tender way he held Frankenweenie. And the striped jacket, I liked that, too.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Needlenose Gar Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook



Today's theme for #SundayFishSketch are fish that are unaffected by time, appearing now as they did many, many years ago. I hadn't drawn a gar in a while, so did a sharp-toothed needle nose gar. 

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Kin

 

11x17
ink/inkwash on bristol


I'm recycling an older drawing for this week's #SundayFishSketch of rare fishes.  I made this after reading JLB Smith's Old Four Legs and learning that the movie The Creature of The Black Lagoon was inspired by the rediscovery of the coelacanth. I liked picturing them as related and would swim together, if they were in that part of the world together, that is. 

I did make prints and have some left if interested.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Hodge

 


A few posts back I did a sketch of Tyrian from the movie Dragonslayer and have now done so with the character of Hodge, played by Sydney Bromley. There's a bunch of interesting characters to draw from this flick!

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Flying Fish Sketch

5x8
ink in sketchbook


This week's theme for #SundayFishSketch are flying fish. Here's two.

 

Friday, February 18, 2022

Q Is For Qui-Gon...

 


Maybe 'found the vergence' should be in quotes, as it came down to a fixed roll of the die. 

Anyway, this is the next letter from my unpublished Star Wars A-Z book. It's a long shot as to if it will ever be picked up and published, which I knew going in, but thought I'd show them.

Monday, February 14, 2022

A Tyrian Sketch

 


No, not that Tyrian, the other one, the first one, the one from the movie Dragonslayer (1981). I always thought that the actor, John Hallam, had very menacing eyes that were perfect for the role of Tyrian. And a voice fit for a Rankin/Bass Production. Still... menacing. 

Peter MacNicol may be embarrassed by this film, but I have always felt that it's a great fantasy movie that has held up well. I love everything about it, the actors, the setting, the costuming, the effects, everything. 

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Bruce Vs Bruce Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook


This week's #SundayFishSketch are fish that we would like to see competing, or fighting in a Super Bowl type match-up, so you get a Bruce drawing another Bruce Vs another Bruce.

Friday, February 4, 2022

P Is For Princess Leia...

 


P is for Princess Leia
who had buns in her hair.


Hey... I needed something to rhyme with 'lair.' So, have a little compassion for my mad writing skills, ok? 

This one is actually the second drawing that I did for the letter 'P.' My first rendition was sorely lacking in capturing a better essence of Leia, so it had to be fixed. I even had some art direction for this one from an art director. Hence, it's better than it was.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

3 Sharks Sketch

 

5x8
colored pencil from sketchbook


Today's theme for #SundayFishSketch is our favorite shark. I couldn't settle for just one, because they are all rather magnificent, so I did three. A hammerhead (which is probably my fave), a thresher and a mako. 

Friday, January 28, 2022

O Is For Oola

 


The next drawing from my as of yet unpublished Star Wars A-Z book is for the letter 'O.'

O is for Oola
who danced in Jabba's lair.

I thought that Jabba's pinky finger was a nice touch.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Yellow Perch Sketch, Part 2

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook

Today's yellow perch sketch theme for #SundayFishSketch is to honor Dr. Katie O'Reilly's recent defense thesis. As it so happens, today I was down at the Belle Isle Aquarium doing some volunteer work and snapped a pic of their yellow perches and came home and sketched one of them. Good timing!

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Monsters, Aliens & Witches Artist Proof Sketch Cards

 


These are the 5 cards allotted for my Artist proofs from the Monsters, Aliens & Witches set released late last year by T Breyer Unique. The listings are below:





Sunday, January 16, 2022

Dunkleosteus Sketch

 

5x8
ink in sketchbook



For today's #SundayFishSketch theme I went way back. The theme is to draw fish that we want to see and as so many have already said, I'd love to see just about any fish, I still went to the fossil record. How awesome would it be to see a dunkleosteus? Frightening probably, but fascinating, as well. So, I'll need an armored plated time machine and an armored protected camera and/or sketchbook for this journey.