Sunday, November 20, 2011


I saw the final episode today of one of my more recent favorite animated shows BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. It was a show that really had fun, was very creative and really hit the beats so well! I am one of those types that likes all types of Batman stories and this show went with the more cheerful and fun story lines with the Batman character. The final episode had Batmite manipulating things and it was a blast as usual! So adios to this version of Batman as it was a fun and interesting ride! In honor of this show and the Batmite character himself I creating this image posted below here in Illustrator today.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Some Monsters

It feels like I am still in Halloween mode a week later so I am just going with it. I actually a few of these character below during Halloween. They are all created in Illustrator and just want to have fun scaring you. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

As Halloween 2011 fades into oblivion I made this quick and dirty image in Photoshop. So until next year chills and thrills!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Something On The Rocks

Another Halloween/Horror inspired image I rendered in pencil and ink. Just a vision I had that popped into my mind one morning. Chills.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Cudulla

Here is a flashback creation from 2007. A creature heavily inspired by the stories and visions of H.P. Lovecraft. This started out as an ink drawing and then I took it into Photoshop where I cleaned it up and colored it. Pleasant scares from other dimensions! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Shrieker

A pencil drawing that just come out as I was playing around. A creepy figure emerges and a shriek from her causes your spine to tighten up from the fright of this sudden situation! You are frozen as she approaches her intentions unclear! Pleasant scares!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cellar Dwellers

Another pencil drawing of creepy imagery inspired by things that go bump in the night. Or maybe beings creeping around in your cellar such as in this image. There is something about starting down the stairs into a dark basement, if you are in that creep-ed out mood. When I was a kid in New York we had a nice damp basement, but I never found any nasty character hanging around in it. Chills to you!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dark Visions

Another pencil drawing I did earlier this week. I have been really into this pencil drawing in the last few weeks. I tend to not do this much rendered pencil work. Usually it is loose and light and inked later. I have been getting into Lovecraft stores again and even listening to an excellent podcast series on his work
So I am sure a touch of Lovecraft went into this drawing here. Pleasant scares all!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Quiet Moment

More imagery I have created in the past week inspired by Halloween and the horror genre. This is a pencil drawing of the Frankenstein creature based on the Universal version. He is having nice moment hidden away from those pesky villagers and he found a new friend. Chills!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More Halloween Images

I think I tend to draw Halloween type imagery all year round. These ink/marker drawings were some of many images I created at the last few Sketch Tuesdays at the Minna Gallery in Downtown SF. Like many of my actual drawings if one is interested they can be purchased. Each of these images are 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches. Just contact me for details.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Closet Fiend

It is Halloween time already so it is time for me to post my ghoulish creations of all types. Here is a mixed media one. The creature is of pen and ink scanned  out of my sketchbook and the rest is Photoshop work. Chills!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Where has drawrick been?

I was hoping to keep a steady 2 postings a month or more going on, but here we are in October so I missed posting in August and September. Hey they say time flies, but this is ridiculous! So a few things that kept me busy were the San Diego Comic Con, a family reunion in New York, finally wrapping up and publishing my comic book DOCBOT, The Alternative Press Expo. In the mix was also some on site storyboard/presentation drawing at GYRO an ad/media agency. So finally I got back to this blog. In this posting is my FANTASTIC FOUR image I created for the 42nd COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO SOUVENIR BOOK. 
Also I am posting a picture of my DOCBOT comic the was co-created by Michael V. Bennett.

Now back to creating and in addition looking for more work. Cheers!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Birthday America!

Okay so I am a few days early with this, but I will probably not have time to post it on the 4th of July. Anyways here is a fast digital Photoshop painting I did in the spirit of this time. I am also looking forward to the film coming up in a few weeks. Have a good weekend everyone!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Holly Horror Beach Summertime Fun

This illustration is a combination of some of my images put together and created with Illustrator. I love monster/horror films and used to watch beach party films, so I combined all the elements of those inspirations here. Today is the first day of summer 2011and that also inspired the creation of this illustration. Have a good summer and enjoy a beach somewhere if you can! Cheers!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Couple DC Icon Images

Hey I hear there is this GREEN LANTERN film coming out soon! Anyways it inspired me to do this Green Lantern image and then I could not resist doing this other character Superman. Both of these images I created in Illustrator and I wanted to really try for a streamlined approach with just very minimal detail. So I present my style is a very optimized way and next time I might push it further!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Panic In Year Zero

This image or cover for something that doesn't exist yet came out of a small doodle from one of my latest sketchbooks that I just grew fond of. Basically the rough sketch was just of the three robots you see in this image. So I redrew them in Illustrator, added a background and this title just came out of my mind instantly. Will I do anymore with this image? Only the future knows and it is not talking yet.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Superman and Ironman

I was in the mood to do some fast digital painting exercises in Photoshop today. I also felt like doing retro takes on Superman and Ironman and having them up in the sky. Here are the results and I spend roughly 3.5 hours on them.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Rick Robot Roundup!

Last week I got my monster creations together for a group shot, so this week I got some of my robot creations to get together for a group shot.  Like monsters, robots were something I was really into from all the B movies, TV shows like LOST IN SPACE, comic books etc. I was exposed to as a kid. Most of these bots in this image were created in Illustrator along with Photoshop and are all my original designs.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Rick Monster Roundup!

I really dig monsters big time and as a kid I grew up watching them when I could on all types of monster films from GODZILLA to ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS, etc. They left an imprint on my mind to this day! I really like to come up with my own monster creations and bring them into this reality!  Here are a few of mine I have created in Illustrator over the past few years and I had pose for a group shot. Enjoy.

Friday, May 13, 2011


This came out of a twitter creative challenge called 13JasonsonFriday13 on Friday the 13th of this day. The person who got this going was artist Francesco Francavilla who does comic book/illustration art work. He is one of my favorite creators these days. Check out his work here...
Here is some of his Jason art posted on twitter that day...

Scary dreams!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Sketch Tuesday Drawings

These are some of the ink/marker drawings I created at the April 26 Sketch Tuesday at the Minna Gallery in SF. I sold a dog character drawing from this group. These are all 4.25 x 5.50 inches on card stock and are $8.00 a piece if you are interested in any.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wonder Woman!

 A Wonder Woman drawing I had started some months back and finished in Illustrator recently.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Zenderbot Exploring A Planet

I created this image in the last month or so. The robot in this illustration was a design from a few years ago I created in Illustrator. So I took this happy go lucky seeker bot and created this planet environment around it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Robot Exploding Action!

Took this robot in leaping action out of my sketchbook today and did a fast color image of it in Photoshop. So it is one of those quick and dirty images. It was just a fast break image creation from some other stuff I am working on.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rick and Mike WonderCon Sketchbook Pages

I helped out at my friend Mike Bennett's booth at WonderCon April 1-3, 2011 where we drew the two pages above from my newest sketch book. The right page is Mike's which he drew first and the left page is mine I drew last. Friday was a bit slower so we drew these pages at the booth and based the figures roughly on people that wondered near the booth. I will soon have many pictures posted my Facebook section from all three days at WonderCon. I am working with Mike on a comicbook project right now and have been helping him get his work into this part of California. Mike is from the LA area and has worked in the animation business. Here are two links dealing with his life and work. Bennett Blacklight and MVBennett IMDB. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I really dig this MARCH MODOK MADNESS blog big time seeing I like all Kirby creations and his MODOK one always left an impression on me. A few years ago I created a homage character to MODOK I named Maximillon pictured above. Well now I have christened him retroactively FOMODOK or father of MODOK if you will and this last Friday he was posted on the MARCH MODOK MADNESS blog. Here is the link... If you are a creator go ahead and create your MODOK and send it to the blog. Here is a fun Kirby page with I believe the earliest MODOK appearance. You can also find MODOK on THE AVENGERS animated show on DISNEY HD currently.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Marker Character Drawings

Part of a birthday gift for my nephew are a series of b&w marker drawings on 8.5x11 paper. I decided to post a few here. They are my usual subjects robots, monsters and an alien thrown in for good measure.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Robot Illustration

I saw a quick sketch inside my present sketchbook from the other day I felt like taking to a finished form. The original sketch was closer to a thumbnail size so I blew it up some. I am posting the sketch and final image so you can see part of my work method. The final image was created in Illustrator in about 3 hours or so. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Two Monsters Of A Rough Kind

I thought I would post a semi rough drawing from my present sketch book. The monsters in this drawing were finished with an ink brush and colored markers. I always enjoy drawing a monster or two. Maybe more if I have the time...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Robot Must Stop It!

What this robot must stop it is up to you and your imagination. I really enjoy sketching out ideas and if they grab me I sometimes am driven to create them in a finished form. In the digital age with tools like Illustrator I have the ability to create visions that would of taken me quite a bit longer with traditional methods. I am posting the quick drawing of this robot scene taken from my sketchbook and the finished piece based on that drawing created in Illustrator, which was done in roughly 5-6 hours.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Some Vehicle Sketches

Some quick ink sketches of vehicles mainly being cars with a few other types of transport thrown in the mix. These images are from my present sketchbook.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Page of Robot Sketches...

This page of robot pencil doodles is from my newest sketchbook and it was drawn late this afternoon.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Captain America WWII Battle Scene.

I decided for the fun of it to create a retro WWII action scene starring one Captain America. He is a comic book hero partly created by one of my all time favorite artists Jack Kirby. The Captain America here started out as another character I created in Illustrator a few months back. I took it and adjusted it and boom one Captain America in the look from the upcoming film with some slight elements of my own added. The background was created in Photoshop with layers of actual war imagery I altered to give it a certain look. In addition I added a couple giant Nazi robots that was actually one character I also made in Illustrator. Enjoy...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Better Late Than Never...

Hello all and welcome to the first Rick Lucey blog dedicated to my creations in whatever form they may take. Anyways I hope to post here at least once or twice a week. What will I be posting you ask? Anything from rough sketches to finished work and anything related to my creative endeavors. I also have another site So welcome and I should post something that goes along with this day.;)