Thursday, December 24, 2009

All Hail King Toad!

Our hero receives an audience with His Bloatedness KING TOAD in his desert fortress. Hopefully Toad won't employ his CROAK O' DEATH or the OTHER DEFENSE that toads are known for...yuck!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Scribblets and Doodles

I didn't have anything new so it's into the sketchbook pile. Occasionally these turn into finished pieces, so I save all my doodles in a file. Sometimes they live again!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Get Real!

Digging into the archive I thought I'd post some pastels (real pastels!) from workshop sessions a couple years ago. I'm trying to shame myself into life drawing again!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Character Inspiration

When I can't think of anything in particular to paint, (which is often) I like to make up characters. They can be anything, here for example are a western robot gunslinger, a sad princess, and an aging knight. I just give them any attitude that comes to mind and have fun with them. A lot of times they suggest a story idea which I bank for later or they're just for fun. Whatever! Keeps the old brain and wrist moving.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Winged Warrior

Here's another new one. I thought about a retro/Steampunk styled Aerial Combat suit. The wings are backpack powered and she can steer using the "blades" on her helmet and wrists. Just 'cause it's cool.

Monday, August 3, 2009

More Spaceage Mayhem

A couple more from my endless Sci-Fi saga that has no story yet.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saucer Trouble

"You're in a HEAPA trouble, boy!" Billy Bob is going to regret the speeding ticket when the "probing" begins!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Tiny Warrior

Thanks for the kind comments, gang, I really appreciate it. I've been very bad about posting lately, so here's something new. I thought I'd go into classic storybook mode and make up a moment between a giant and a brave little warrior. The giant can't help but be amused at the spunk of this little guy. No more story to it than that (Not yet, at least) I was looking at some of the classic illustrators like N.C.Wyeth and Co. and got inspired!

Monday, April 20, 2009


Okay, so boredom drives us to art sometimes. Someone asked me how I start a piece so I thought I'd show the initial sketch and what it turns into. Here's my take on the classic Vampirella character (from memory, I was winging it) that was SO inspirational to young boys in the late sixties (second only to Mrs. Peel, of course!) I thought I'd paint it in B&W like it was gouache.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Search party

The team is on the lookout for bad guys...and I think they've found 'em! I HAD to use my old Lambretta scooter in a piece of art....the .50 cal mounted on it would have come in handy many a time..heh heh..

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Some storyboards from the archives

Here are a few frames from around (yipes!) 1988-1990. One was for some sparking water ad, the girl waking up was probably for some clothes company like Ross, I honestly don't remember, and of course Sharon Stone! For some studio promotional film.Okay, that one I had photo reference for but the others I made up out of my head. The finals of these were probably in color but that was pre-computer so they were xeroxed and colored with markers, so I usually ended up with just some b&w copies to take home. We would usually bang out 10-16 of these frames in an 8 hour day, usually in color. I get tired just thinking about it!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cheri DeSade

A solo warrior gal sketch for this week.I spent a long time on the background! Heh.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Here's a new piece from my saga where the heroine falls into an abandoned well. A bit more action than usual. I wanted to capture that "Oh crap!" moment that we've all had the split second everything goes wrong!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

St. Vincent

I just finished a tribute portrait of Annie Clark, singer/composer/guitarist extraordinaire. It's a nod to the 60s sad eyed kid portraits by Margaret Keane. Funsville!