Friday, April 11, 2014

Ollie the Werewolf

Here is my most recent version of Oliver Reed's werewolf from Hammer's CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF. Back in 2009 when I started this blog, I was also participating in the Classic Horror Film Board's 'Classic Monster Art Challenge'. Each month we had a different topic to draw and in May 2009 the theme was Lycanthropy. So of course being the Hammer fan that I am, I picked COTW. If you care to go back and look at my first attempt, just follow this link. The post also includes a couple of other pieces I did for some of the other challenges. It's amazing to me to see how my style has evolved as well as how much better I've gotten in the past 5 years.

I've been trying to post at least once a week here, and so far this year I've been doing pretty good (Yay me!) I have a Nosferatu piece that will be done as soon as I figure out the background and an Invisible Man piece in the works! Hopefully one of those will be ready next week.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Morrigan the Darkstalker

This weekend is the opening of ZaPow's newest group show, 'Bits & Bytes' Art of the Videogame. For this show I decided to go back to cut-paper. And for my subject, I chose Morrigan from the gothic monster fighting game, Darkstalkers.

In addition to my new cut-paper piece, I now have True Detective prints & Goat stickers available at the gallery!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Chaney After Midnight

I have lists (multiple lists) of subjects that I want to draw. Recently I was going over and revising those lists because I realized that Wonderfest 2014 is coming up fast & I didn't have any new monster art. So while sketching the other day, I thought that I give another go to Chaney's Vampire character in the lost silent film LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT. I attempted this several years ago, but half way through it decided that no matter how much tweaking I did to the piece, I wasn't going to be happy with it. So the piece was abandoned. I'm MUCH happier with this version anyway.

So as I mentioned, Wonderfest is coming up. Looking forward to it as always! Also wanted to mention that the 12th Annual Rondo Awards ballot is up and voting is going on now up until May 5, 2014. So go vote for your favorites in Horror!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Someone once told me, time is a flat circle...

I've got so much stuff I need to be working on right now, but I couldn't resist the urge to work on this today. This past winter I became obsessed with HBO's new show 'True Detective'. Once season one concluded, I thought I might like to draw something up as a tribute, but wasn't sure just what. But this week everything sort of fell into place and I knew exactly what to do!
So this is it, my 'True Detective' piece!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sketch Dailies Dump

I'm on Instagram a lot. I really like it. Most of the people I follow post pics of food, cats and best of all art! One or two of my friends over there were participating in this thing, Sketch Dailies, and I decided that I wanted to do it too. 

From the Sketch Dailies Facebook page:
Sketch Dailies is a daily character topic posted online for artists across the world to use as a little inspiration.

They post a new topic everyday, Monday-Friday. They post the day's topic on their Twitter feed, Instagram feed, and their Facebook page. While I've been sketching out the art with pencil, I've been following through with a digital redraw. I'm trying to work on my speed & I'm also trying to use a vector based program I have on my ipad more. It's called 'Inkpad' if anyone would like to look into it. And I highly recommend that you check out Ron Letkeman's blog, 'DigitalDrawer'. He's got great tips & tutorials for using Inkpad. (And from what I can tell, Inkpad is FREE right now from the itunes store, so if you have an ipad and you work in vector, you should try it out. You can't beat free.)

So anyway, here's a bunch of stuff that I've been doing. Velma from Scooby Doo is the most recent, and the only one I did this week, as I have been ill and haven't been in a drawing mood. Enjoy!



Egon Spengler - Ghostbuster Extraordinaire

Baba Yaga

Robot Monster

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Come On and Get Yer Goat!

Well, the day has arrived! I now have stickers, with my art on them!! Yay! This was a very exciting thing for me, since I've always had a great love of stickers, going back to my childhood days of sticker collecting. You can get your own goat sticker by going here. Or go to the tab at the top of the blog that says 'Stickers'.
Quantity for these are limited, so get 'em while they last. Any reprints or new sticker designs will totally depend on how sales go with this run.
I expect to take some of these out to ZaPow sometime this week, possibly Friday. So you can pick one up in person, if you're in the area.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Book Signing Party

Today I worked on this. I came up with the idea for this last year and had actually started working on it.  About a quarter through it, I decided that I didn't like it and that I needed to step away and/or start over. Then about two weeks ago, I came across some of my sketches of 'Corbis' (that's him on the left there), and decided that I wanted to at least complete a figure of him. Cause he's so ding-darn cute! I started him over from scratch, and when he was complete, I pulled up the piece I began last year to see if there was anything I could salvage from that file. I had saved some work I had done on Lavinia (her on the right), so I worked off of what I had already. With those two figures done, I thought it would be a shame to not just go ahead and do the Goat of Mendes, because then it would be complete. It's not what I had planned to spend my day working on, but oh well.

So this is 'Book Signing Party' and it features Corbis, the Ram from THE DEVIL'S RAIN 1975,  the Goat of Mendes from THE DEVIL RIDES OUT 1968, and Lavinia the witch from CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTER 1968.