Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Skeletor and his Amazing Friends

To be inked!

Overbearing Love

More inky practice. Speedball ink and Windsor Newton brush.

Inking Broncodile



FINALLY after decades of searching I have found a proper inking brush. I have much to catch up on. Why  is my life so busy? These aren't my best drawings but I thought I oughta post something already.

Here's a space man riding a bucking cronkodile. Why not?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Desert Leather Face

Back from the Playa. My newest leather freakery. 1930s Wilson welding goggles are the best sunglasses I could have hoped for out there. My dust mask worked very well! Behind me is the Temple of Whollyness, a place that got under my skin. And too much sun got on my skin that day, whoooeeee!
If I remember right my evil friend's name is Miss Stitches. That's a fine outfit she made!
I made lots of other stupid costumes but there aren't any photos. Darn!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Desk Side Doodles

There are still one or two pencils kicking around the cartoon studio. Such dark times we live in. I drew this goofy thing when I was supposed to be workin'. 

I like bones.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Frustration Monster




Why the hell am I still awake? I have to work tomorrow.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Creepy Lady

This is my interpretaion of the creepy villan lady for Ian Bartolo's upcoming comic Brothers. Cool shit!

Robert Bateman copy

This is the first piece I did with the tablet PC I bought recently. I was in Ontairio at the time and saw some cardinals in my parents yard. I didn't finish the bushy background. Lazy me.
I've decided to stop being a snob and give ol' Robert Bateman a chance.

Drunk Shark still life



A still life for the TAD course from early 2011. An inspired arrangement to be sure. Booze n rubber sharks with potato and broad beans. An obvious relationship. The dark on was done by murky fish tank light. Duh.














Frank felt it needed rearranging...

Woodstove


 

My ol' woodstove. I miss my little cabin in Golden BC.It was a nice place to hang out after a day of skiing at Kicking Horse. We won't talk about the trucks driving by or the rail yard lights.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sargent Copy

So like, I never posted much from that painting class I took in 2011 at TAD. I had to drop out near the end because I moved across BC to work on the Pony show. I blew up my life for the millionth time. Too bad, it was a pretty great course. It was online but live and taught by Jason Manly and Jon Foster.


This first assignment was to copy this John Singer Sargent painting. It's harder than you'd think!!  It was the first time I used Corel Painter too. It's a neat program, but clunky and glitchy. Tough to make digital look like real paint.
I have so many versions of this I have no idea if this was the final one or not. I can see so much wrong with it now too.

The Art Department

Rarity's Horrible Cat

This is Opalescence  from My Little Pony. She's a horrible sourpuss, and probably my favorite character on the show. I found this screenshot on line, it's a scene I posed out. I was a layout artist on season one and two at Studio B now DHX. It's kinda like key animation, but you can call me a poser...which I sometimes feel like, given the sort of stuff I actually like to draw.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Boney Spiritual Guilt


Straight outta my holotropic hangover.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mr.Hootsey

This is Mr.Hootsey, my two foot tall stupid looking vintage ceramic lamp. There's more work to be done on this painting, but right now I can't be arsed.
I bought an Asus eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee slate tablet pc. It's a fancy toy that's making it fun for me to do paintings from life. I do feel guilty that I rarely uses real paint, and fear that I'll be spoiled by the forgiving crutch that is computer painting. But there's no set up or mess involved, which works for a transient wanderer like me.

Plate with Spoonies

This here is an unfinished digital painting of a very exciting subject. A plate!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sadness can win

Truly my finest work ever. Oh well, at least something happened.

Anyway, consider this a warning to the perpetually unhappy.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Farty Ahrts




I squeezed one out! Like a stuck turd I squeezed out a little piece of artwork. And it stinks!



HHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHA



It's a start after a long dry spell. Really long.



It's time for bed. I'll be pissed tomorrow at work when I get chained to my computer and I'm all grumpy.


The exciting thing is that I bought a fancy new bike today. Yeehaw.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

She Ram!

My latest costume with leather mask for the annual party put on by the KHMR ski patrol. It's unfortunate name is Hung Like a Horse. But what can you expect from a bunch of smelly patrollers? Reguardless it's lots of fun and for some reason Golden loooooooooves it's costume parties! This year Five Alarm Funk performed and they were excellent. Skeleton corset and moccasins available for sale on Etsy. Five Alarm Funk's site.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stubby F#!*ker

I'm currently enrolled in a very cool online painting class through TAD (The Art Department), taught by Jason Manley and Jon Foster. Highly recommended. This is my wood stove, his name is Stubby Fucker. He can heat my pad to 40 degrees, ooooowhheee!
I've never painted from real life before, it's not easy!

http://www.theartdepartment.org/

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Gigantic giant





A few drawings I hope to do more with soon. colour, ink. something or other. yes.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hoochie Warrior Babe

Don't ask me what the hell was in my head when i drew this. My inner feminist is crushing my throat with her combat boots, don't worry.
Not only do her boobs defy gravity, but her hair as well.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mouldy Oldy



The original entry for this one was getting spammed big time. So I'll outsmart the robots and post'er up again. This is an early photoshop colouring excersise from 2006 or so. I remember it was pouring rain when I drew it.

New stuff coming soon. Who am I promising this to? Me!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Roses in the Big Smoke! Tra la la!


People on Deviant Art seem to like my first minotaur but I've never been totally happy with it. I didn't look at any cow reference when I drew it. I don't like THIS one all that much either! But it's the only drawing I've done for a while now. I just moved back to the big city, Vangroovy BC to prevent my almost dead "career" from atrophying. It's going to be a good summer I hope. I certainly won't kick through any plate glass windows no siree!

I haven't unpacked my scanner yet so this is a lousy photo. Seemed like a good thing to do at 4 in the morning! Just got home from the Capilano...University grad show party thang. Good times!

Shit his hammer is warped. erg.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Serpent Ladies



It felt great to lock myself away today and just draw! Concentration on art has been a huge challenge for me this winter.
Snake monsters. Dig it.