Some people have sports stars or movie stars as heroes, some of my heroes are geniuses like Professor Stephen Hawking. I kept this one loose and painterly, just how I like it.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Here's the Game of Thrones piece I've been working on for some time now. I'm a huge fan of both the show and the books. This was inspired by a bit of both, particularly the title of the book series "A Song of Fire and Ice." Painted in Photoshop and Corel Painter.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013
New spot illustration for Leader's Edge. This is an insurance company exec named Mark Drummond Brady. He's a former member of the British military, a world-traveler, and, according to his bio, he has a bit of a rock and roll streak as well. Thanks to Brad Latham for the assignment.
Monday, March 25, 2013
I had a fantastic time at HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati. It was my first convention appearance and I had a lot of fun meeting people, including many of my friends I've only met online. While I was there I got to meet and present prints to Sarah Wayne Callies and Norman Reedus from the Walking Dead. And on top of all that, my Norman Reedus illustration made it on the cover of the convention exclusive issue of HorrorHound Magazine. Special thanks go to Marc Draven of Ink Fusion and to Nathan Hanneman of HorrorHound for putting my work on the cover.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Sunday, March 03, 2013
My newest spot illustration for Leader's Edge Magazine is out now. The subject this month is an insurance company president named Scott Trofholz. Typically, when I'm doing an editorial illustration job about someone I know nothing about the Creative Director will provide me with the copy for the article and I'll read through it and jot down some ideas based on any interesting things the interview subject might have revealed about himself. In this case, the interviewee focused heavily on his interest in hunting and fishing in his spare time. On it's surface, that alone didn't seem to allow much room for being funny, but then I got the idea to juxtapose the two sports and then things started to work. I knew I was on the right track the first time I did a quick doodle of the guy hauling a deer out of the water on the end of his fishing rod and it made me laugh out loud. In total, I submitted three sketches, and I would have been happy to paint any of them (professional note: when submitting sketches, make sure you like them all because you'll regret it later on if the sketch that gets chosen is an idea you hated from the start). But I'm especially glad that new Creative Director Brad Latham chose my favorite of the three.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I just got a nifty new toned sketchbook and I wanted to break it in. I also love gorillas, thus a sketch was born. The toned paper works really well to create a mid-tone in my ballpoint pen sketch. The highlights were added on with a white Prismacolor pencil.
Friday, February 08, 2013
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Friday, February 01, 2013
New spot illustration for Leader's Edge. This is Eric Leavitt, president of an insurance company bearing his name. In the profile about him, he revealed his love for the Red Sox and that he once did a little sumo wrestling while he was a Mormon missionary in Japan. That pretty much left the doors wide open to have some fun drawing him.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Q Pop Gallery in Los Angeles, I couldn't resist heavily re-working my old Captain Kirk painting. Looking at the original (below), I couldn't help but cringe at it's many, many flaws.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
latest version of the software they added on some really great new paint brushes too. Here's a sketch I did of Charles Bronson after noodling around in the program for about an hour.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Here's my piece for the upcoming Code: 13 gallery show at the 423 West Gallery in Los Angeles on Jan. 18. The theme of the show is about rockabilly and tattoo culture and I can't think of anyone who sums that up as well as the great Brian Setzer.