Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ghoul Power!

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love horror movies, good, bad and everything in between. One of my gateway drugs into my personal obsession with horror was the Ghoul, who hosted a late night TV show featuring some of the worst horror movies ever made when I was just a kid. So it was a no-brainer when the supremely talented illustrator Mitch O'Connel invited me to contribute a piece to the Ghoul Power! show at the Kollective Gallery on September 8.


Friday, August 17, 2012

Jack Kirby

My sketchy painting of the day is the one and only Jack "The King" Kirby, who would have turned 95 years young this coming Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Star Wars Prints

I just added two new tattoo-themed Star Wars prints to my Etsy store. "Droids Don't Cry" and "Maul" are available now as signed, numbered, limited edition prints on high-quality, acid-free art paper. The droid print, you may notice, is actually my take on the famous Norman Rockwell illustration "The Tattoo Artist."

New York Observer Cover

This is another fun cover for The New York Observer. The article is titled "Our Cheating Hearts" and deals with society's pervasive attitude toward cheating. Depicted here are Kristen Stewart and the good old Wall Street Bull. Thanks as always to AD Lauren Draper for another fun assignment. Here's a link to the original article. http://observer.com/2012/08/our-cheating-hearts-honor-integrity-and-playing-by-the-rules-are-all-out-of-style

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Marilyn Monroe

I know, the world needs another Marilyn Monroe caricature like I need another hole in my head. But at least I used a reference shot of her that's more Norma Jean Baker than Marilyn. This was painted in Photoshop. I have to say, I'm particularly proud of that umbrella. :)

Saturday, August 04, 2012

The New Postcards Are In!

I'm getting my latest postcard promo mailing ready. If you'd like to be added to my mailing list, shoot me an email at mark@markdraws.com.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Rich Pineda

This is a caricature of my new bud Rich Pineda. Rich is a really amazing tattoo artist. I first became aware of his work when he tattooed my Bela Lugosi painting on someone. Check out more of Rich's  work on Facebook.