Monday, December 31, 2018

Digital Paintings of 2018

With just hours left in 2018 I decided hey I have not posted much here this year so I thought I would put up a few posts today the last one of 2018. Here are some digital paintings created on my tablet in Photoshop. Many were created near the beginning of the year and a few later in the year. They are a mixture of mainly science fiction, space opera and some horror.

San Francisco Giants Cheer Card

This was an illustration job I did for NBC Sports in SF and it was an 11x17 inch baseball card poster like deal. I was given the player Jonathan Sánchez as my subject and I created this piece in Adobe Illustrator after creating some roughs in Photoshop. In addition I got tickets to the game that was on was the anniversary of his no hitter against the San Diego Padres. July 10, 2018 was the game and I even appeared briefly on the NBC sports show talking about what I created. They handed these cheers cards out to fans for free and I signed a few. All in all a fun assignment and a fun night! Here are pictures below of the art, final print and also my TV appearance. I just dig the Jack In A Box character in the background!  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day Revisited

It was 7 years ago today I started this blog with an image of the robot I have posted below. This is my first 2018 post and I thought I would make it a Valentine Day post again. The last few years I have had pieces in a Valentine's Day show at a gallery in San Francisco called the lion

I will post pieces first from the show going on now and the three pieces from last year. I also will post an image showing a few of the main steps in the creation of the piece Disco Ball Head Thing in the World of Toxic Love. The recent pieces near the top in the 2018 VD Show are titled Stitch of Love (A piece in honor of a great Jack Russel terrier named Stitch that just passed away.) and Addicted to Love a sculpture piece. I really have moved more into doing many of my show pieces in 3D be they layers or sculptural. The pieces of the 2017 VD Show are titled Tentacles of Love, Disco Ball Head Thing in the World of Toxic Love!, and Love Bites. I have also include a picture of them in the actual show at the bottom of these images. 



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...

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