Friday, December 5, 2014

Tribute Images Of Batman And Hellboy

Batman and Hellboy are two favorite fictional comic book characters of mine. I grew up with Batman comics and the TV shows and started reading Hellboy when it started coming out in the early 90s. Batman celebrated 75 years this year and Hellboy celebrated 20 years and both are in many types of media from comics to films. I created my slightly 3D cardboard style imagery of both characters and created a digital illustration of both as well and all four images are below. So here is to Bob Kane/Bill Finger (Batman) and Mike Mignola (Hellboy) for their fun creations!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014 Digital Paintings

Halloween 2014 is now ending and I keep forgetting to post some of my digital paintings of Halloween/horror imagery I have created over the past few months. Here are five of them and the scare crow one I created in the last few hours. I didn't create as much of these types of illustrations this year as I was busy with other things this past month. Anyways may all of you have a great Halloween this year and an even better one next year. Chills!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cardboard Three Dimensional Artworks

Already September is over and I have gotten behind in my postings again. Anyways this post starts out at the San Diego Comic Book Convention in 2013 where I was helping out artist Mike Bennett of Bennett Blacklight with his booth. Well there was all this cardboard kicking around so Mike penciled some fast images on a few sheets. I then inked/colored most of these images and when some people saw them they wanted to buy the finished ones. I did sell what I had left in Oakland where I do street sales at times. Well move forward to May of 2014 when I decided to create some new ones finally and for some reason I felt like cutting out the images and layering them on top of each other to give them some depth. Anyways up to now I think I have created at least 15 or more of these layered quasi 3D cardboard images. At least half of what I have created up to date have been sold. The images posted below are as follows the first robot image is one of the ones Mike penciled and I inked last year and it got sold in Oakland. The second one was the very first of these layered 3D cardboard images I started to do this year. They have been starting to evolve as I experiment with some of the more recent ones. The rest that follow are just various types of images that popped in my head or I planned out. I tend to like robots so you will see many of those in the mix. The DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES piece that is the seventh one down was the first one I really painted and also was in a show recently. Some of these I still may have like the APES one and they are for sale. Just contact me for details or questions.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jack Kirby Day!!!

It would of been Jack Kirby's 97 birthday today and in honor of that this week I created some Jack Kirby created characters in Photoshop. I really have fun drawing his characters and it is fun to bring in some of his style.
Also there is this going on in relation to this day. So check out this site and donate if you can. Anyways keep reading comics and also pick up a Jack Kirby comic or two as you will really enjoy them.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Batman Time!

Ever since I was little kid seeing the live action BATMAN and animated shows on TV, along with getting the comics I really got into the character of Batman. Heck it seems like at least once or twice a week I draw him or characters from his universe in my sketchbooks. The Batman character now has been around 75 years and is still going strong! So in tribute to that and in part I am going to be in major pop culture mode being at the San Diego Comic Convention in a day or so here are some more finished Batman images I have created over the last few years. Some even are in tribute to other artists takes on Batman. A couple of the images are even my take on a possible future Batman. The images below were created in Illustrator, Photoshop, ink pen and acrylic paint.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Galveston House Paintings

Back in early March my brother and his wife commissioned me to create some large nautical themed paintings for their rental house. So here I am finally getting around to posting them. The mermaid painting was the smallest of the group and I did it just before I caught a flight home. Anyways it was fun to have a chance to create some of these large paintings and even do a bit of experimenting in the mix.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


It has been a busy half year of 2014 and I keep noticing I have not posted in this blog even though I have created much content. So now in the second half of 2014 I will play catch up. Anyways here is something from the the second half of last year. I illustrated the cover and back cover of a novel titled BENEATH by writer Peter Alexander. I have done various illustration jobs with Peter throughout the past decade or so. Anyways this novel has an apocalypse plot dealing with the journey of survivalist Dennis Quant along with his niece Aggie.The two illustrations I did for the book were created in Photoshop.The BENEATH title font on the cover I roughed out in Photoshop and cleaned up in Illustrator. I am posting images of the final art alone, the actual book and a few pictures of a book signing by Peter. Peter is on Facebook and is in the process of getting a main site going again. If you want more information or to see if any copies of the book are available just contact me.