Saturday, January 21, 2017

Two Curious Onlookers

There are two creatures witnessing this picture.  One, from above, one below.  First curious onlooker:

. . a little plastic skeleton my wife planted in my studio,
looking down from over my art table.

Lately i've been trying to do more frequent posts, but only of one or two images.

But for this post, i've indulged in several more pics of it, mostly to show some texture that got lost when i first posted this image many years ago.

Obviously this is fabric, but there's also some goofy addition, acrylic, cinnamon, sea sand, fixitave, and even some glue. Detail that gets usually lost when it's usually scanned or photographed.

Though it's technically not one of my stronger faces, i was going for some of that 'ugly grace' that Egon Schiele's women seem to possess.  Not comparing my and his work, but you probably know how i meant that.  Just as an example of style.     

It's quite a bit larger than what i usually stuff,  as you can see from the Pink Shades Dude on the right, for size comparison.

Which brings us to our second curious little onlooker . . 

. . down in the left corner. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017


A page from Batman: Secrets.

a mini series i wrote and drew..

seems like ages ago... 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Eleanor cover

New comic Chew writer (and old pal of mine) John Layman is writing and i'm drawing called Eleanor and the Egret.

Here's an short IGN interview with us talking about it.

Interesting to compare the original art with the finished piece. I did it on watercolor paper, so  it's has  a rough organic texture to it. I kept in various 'flaws' in the girl figure, because i didn't want it to look to slick or perfect.

Dunno if that worked, maybe not. Somewhat "idealized", but hey - i can be proud that she looks a lot less glamorous and more ordinary in the inside pages.

Every woman i draw eventually morphs into Dana's heavier proportions (which is the same body type as Wonder Woman cover girl) . .

. . .  but be it heavier folks, thinner folks, guys or gals,

it's all good. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Maxx in Progress

Couple of shots of a new Maxx cover I'm messing with.

Got carried away with Maxx's the arm before . . .  i finished penciling Maxx and Julie.

Don't worry, this will look a lot better once it's finished.