Man’s Best Fiend

This is a pen and ink drawing I worked on a couple days, maybe 8 hours total, when I had some free time in the early morning. It’s based on a rough sketch I did during my lunch break at my day job. The idea came about from the numerous walks my family and I…

Into The Lair: Enigma of the Worm 01

Finished this one up basically last weekend after letting it sit for a few weeks without looking at it. I’m happy with the finished drawing, and it’s part of a planned trilogy of pen&ink drawings I’m working on that have the central ‘worm’ theme to them. Eventually they’ll all be matted and framed for my…

No Evil (See, Hear, Speak)

Things have been rather hectic on the homefront lately, mainly home repairs a la plumbing issues of various kinds. On top of working full time and raising two kids I haven’t been on the interwebs much. Can’t say that’s necessarily a bad thing, though. I find myself spending less time on ‘social’ media these days…

Salvation (?)

The idea for this one originated when I saw a picture of an old church with a ton of different crosses hanging on it and the word ‘Salvation’ painted above them all. It was a very desolate and weathered building in the middle of an overgrown field. It reminded me of something you’d see in…

Bookworms

I had this idea for this drawing for a long time. Sometimes ideas come and go, but this one stuck around until I finally put it on paper. I did a rough sketch awhile back in my sketchbook and then it sat there for a bit over the holidays. Still, it called to me and…

How To Hurt An Artist …

Earlier this week I came across a clever cartoon over on Hyperallergic concerning the trite and backhanded comments people dole out to artists. If you’ve been involved in any type of art, be it writing, visual, music, etc, I’m sure you’ve come across people like those in the cartoon. Comments like ‘My five year old…

But what about Japanese Werewolves?

Despite taking several art history classes during college, I’d never heard nor seen any representations of horror in traditional Japanese artwork. So, I was pretty intrqiued when I came across the article Goblins, Ghosts, and Ghouls in Japanese Prints over on Hyperallergic.com Some fantastic stuff to check out if you’re into that kinda thing. Use…

Gaunt – Finished Drawing

  It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything with gouache. The first time I used it was when I was going to community college right after high school. I was taking a introductory painting course that focused mainly on watercolors. Midway through the semester the professor introduced gouache to us as an alternative….

Dark Star: The World of H.R. Giger

H.R. Giger’s best known for his creature and set designs in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi opus Alien, but I truly fell in love with his original artwork when I was in college. His ‘biomechanical’ airbrush paintings are the things of nightmares and they instantly appealed to me since I was much interested in the similar ideas…