Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Odds and Ends

Hello everyone I seem to create faster than I post here at times and looking over the last few years I am posting less and less. Anyways I felt like posting a few things today I have created in the last few years. The first image is a freelance commercial job that was for a job recruiter and it is a sequence of frames giving an overview of what she does. These frames were created in Illustrator. 

The second image is a HEAVY METAL cover and no I did not do one for the magazine (although it would be a fun job to do.) it was for a Threadless/Heavy Metal contest. I did not win the contest, but I did had a blast creating it, which I did in Photoshop. There were many entries so coming up with a winner must of been quite a challenge in itself! 

The third image here is just a recent sketchbook page of mine I cleaned up a bit and colored in Photoshop to make it a print. There are times I do create more finished images in my sketchbook.
 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Monster May

It is hard to believe I have not posted in my blog since November! Anyways I am still creating more than ever so there is much to catch up and post. So let us start with some monster images that are posted here. As a few of you may know I post a monster image every Monday on Facebook, twitter and Instagram. I even have a post on this blog with some from the last year or so. I usually create a monster illustrated scene in Photoshop now and then. There other times I may create some in Illustrator or do a traditional drawing or painting. Anyways the ones I will display here will mainly be created in Photoshop, with one being created Illustrator and another being a combination of Photoshop and traditional art. I even have Abe Lincoln taking on a creature in the Illinois wilderness. Also the monster at sea image on the bottom has a very short story that goes with it, that I wrote after creating the image.
 
 
 


                     THE HORROR FROM THE SEA

My wife and I felt like we were the lucky ones to survive the sudden disaster of the ship we had been on. We appeared to be the only ones left from the 23 of us that had been on that vessel. Even though we had been in bed when this tragic event happened I had enough skills from my naval career to save my wife and myself. Along with a bit of survival gear we found a bit of the vessel to float on. It was a somewhat calm moonlit night and we huddled close to keep warm. Then out of nowhere there was this disturbance in front of us! Like a nightmare breaking into reality this slick object slowly rose out of the sea. The smell like the smell of every fear one could experience if that made sense filled the air around us! My wife and I could not say a word at this moment it was like our vocal cords had been ripped out! 

The most unnerving thing was that it made no sound; the only noise was coming from the water surrounding it. My wife and I clutched each other tighter feeling each other's fear and our hearts beating to whatever horror was coming towards us. We saw it slowly and deliberately turn its head towards us with the eyes...they glowed! The glow of horror, terror and of a predator that had such easy prey! My mind raced this must be a nightmare, no some effect of too much drinking and heavy food late at night, I could not think straight! For a few unselfish brave seconds I though what was in my wife's mind? I could barely say I love you so much to her as this creature from some hellish place moved towards us...The eyes seemed to glow even stronger and I felt like they could cut us down from their glare! We grabbed each other so tight as the moon was blocked from this nightmarish mass! The last almost one would think crazy thought I had was how damn lucky the other ones were, how lucky they were gone and did not have to face this...horror from the sea...


Copyright 2017 Rick Lucey

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What Is The Deal With The Ape And Turtle?

I ask that of myself once and awhile as I draw this pair on occasion usually a drawing events like Sketch Tuesday and Quick Draw SF. So the black and white image of an ape in a business suit riding a turtle was first one of this series and was drawn at a Sketch Tuesday in 2013. I believe I sold that one as I only have a cell phone shot of it. I may of drawn this sort of image earlier in a sketchbook or elsewhere but am not sure. Anyways I think in my mind it is cool to pick a certain subject like these two draw them up without ever seeing the other images and see how they differ in the end. I guess in the way it is a personal drawing  exercise of some sort. Most of these drawings have been sold or traded for other drawings, so they rarely stay with me. Here is to future apes riding turtles and I wonder if the reverse will ever happen? Oh yes most of these images are under 6 x 8.5 inches and are usually ink drawn and colored. So here is the first image created and other ones more or less in order drawn up to a few months or so back.





Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Recent Traditional Robot Art

Once again the months are flying by and I have gotten so busy I have forgotten to post some stuff here! I have been doing much creating over the past many months for shows, others and myself. Here are some traditional ink, color ink, watercolor, etc. robot themed drawings I mainly drew at and for Sketch Tuesday and SF Quick Draw. All these drawings if I still have them are for sale just contact me if interested. The thinner drawings are 6"x 9" on watercolor paper and the wider drawings are 6 3/4" x 81/2" on paper. 

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Digital And Traditional Material From Late 2015

I got so busy the last few months of 2015 I did not have time to post here so I thought I would present a few things I worked on in the last part of 2015. There are a variety of science fiction, fantasy, Santa, robots, dinosaurs all the fun stuff I really like to draw. The first three images are digital and were created in Photoshop. The very first image is a tribute to the late performer David Bowie. The traditional drawings were ink drawings and colored with watercolor paint.