Saturday, June 30, 2007
Here's a fun link to my Punk zine credentials.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I'm in the levenshulme bicycle orchestra and we played the venn festival in bristol on the 1st july
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
My depiction of Metalman is as an adventurer who stumbled upon an ancient kult of skull faced cyberneticits. Really, a natural conclusion anyone would leap to. They have an interest in this metal-headed man who possibly teeters half into the realm of a cybernetic organism himself, and they pit him against their ultimate creation. The, er, transvestite, cyborg, cloned dinosaur to the right.
I'm really trying to up the detail level in my pieces, and I think this is a step in that direction:
Saturday, June 16, 2007
I've only been at this game for about three years, and all my work has been done digitally. I've faced some criticism for not working traditionally (mostly from people who can't stand the idea of working digitally, go figure). I decided to buy a little 4.5"x5.5" sketchbook and some brush pens in an effort to see what all the fuss was about.
Initially, I was skeptical as to the usefulness of practicing in a medium that I don't produce my work with. All my skepticism was soon brushed aside as the ability to sketch whenever, wherever, and with no worry of lugging a tablet around was revealed.
I don't plan on ditching digital for my pencils and inks during final pieces. The ability to undo, cut objects out and move them around to tighten a composition, and the speed of creation can't be beat.
I do, however, intend to make notes, thumbnail, and generally document the early stages of my process with the sketchbook. It makes coming up with new work a lot easier for me. Sitting in front of the computer might not be the best way for me to work on new ideas. I found myself coming up with about twice as many pieces/hour with the sketchbook
The following pages are from my first day of trying out brush pens. Lots more thumbs were created, but I just wanted to give a taste of my new process - ballpoint pencils, brush pen inks, and, later, digital recreation.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
This is some kind of big War Troll, he has makeshift armor made up of shields on his arm there for scale. I've got some ideas about the adaptive nature of Trolls to their environment, this Troll, having spent a considerable amount of time on the battle field no doubt under the command of some sorts of Black Wizards has become more human & sophisticated compared to his forest dwelling brethren. Click on these images by the way, to see larger versions & relish in the detail! Relish!
I just initiated an Artist Coven called the "Black Wizards" featuring artist types who come from the Punk/Heavy Metal scene & have a similar style & nasty attitude. The goal is to promote this particular type of art & the artists & have some group shows & allow us to kick down the door of history & carve our names in the marble.
This wouldn't have been possible without the inspiration from John Blanche who showed me that you could be a big, burly, nasty, heavy metal listening, motorcycle riding, beer drinking lout & still be a fantastic & respected artist. Thanks John!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Finished the sucker the other day. It's difficult to translate through this scanned version but the surface of the painting has a great thick textured gritty surface. If you're in the New York area you can check this out in person at the McCaig - Welles Gallery in Brooklyn as part of the Art Dorks Squared show. I've got some other paintings I'm working on in this style, I'll post some of those in the not too distant future.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
And a Kirby panel inked by yours truly, inspired by a TCJ thread about a Flickr challenge.
Monday, June 04, 2007
And here's the paint sketch on the canvas. I printed out the pencil sketch to the 12 x 12 inch canvas size and realized my carbon paper was missing. So I got out some charcoal and covered the backside of the print out in the black charcoal. I taped the printed sketch onto the canvas and used a pencil to draw over all the lines of the image. The charcoal on the back of the print pressed onto the canvas and worked about the same as the carbon paper would have, leaving a tracing of the sketch on the canvas surface. Next I grabbed a brush and blocked in some areas with black acrylic paint. The goal for the colors is to make the block totem snake thing in the front a hot red and the background a cool color, probably some dark blues, greens, purples.
Friday, June 01, 2007
This is another Warhammer related piece, a Slaanesh Chaos Warrior on Frenzied Mount. Absolutely loved the models & paintjobs on these when they came out in 1987 or 1988. Great stuff. Still love it.
& just to keep things exciting, some Megadeth.
Megadeth are the perfect band to listen to while thinking about Coast to Coast related subjects.