Saturday, March 31, 2007

Tiki Kid

Character designs for a possible children's book.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Black Canary

This was drawn for an eBay auction.
The original was B/W. I added the color later in PS.

Black Canary © DC Comics

Hangin' Out

A very quick sketch of three young women at
an outdoor cafe. I tossed some color on it in Photoshop
and am presenting it here for your viewing pleasure.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

More Mugs

More aesthetically challenged gents to help
make us all feel better about our own reflections.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Ping Pong Vader (t-shirt design)

Above: This is a design created for, the
best t-shirt company on the web.
The first panel is on the front of the shirt and the
second is located on the lower back of the shirt.

Below: This is one of the early sketches for the design.
The pile of ashes was changed to the
severed arm seen in the final art above. is terrific source of some of the most unique
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it out for yourself. You'll be glad you did.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Three Girls

Saturday, March 24, 2007


Aaah, there's nothing like a relaxing bubble-bath to help
a cute, betentacled lass forget all about the troubles of the day.

Movie Break: "Tears of the Black Tiger"

I want to take a break from the art for a moment to mention an amazing movie I just saw: "Tears of the Black Tiger".

It's a movie from Thailand that combines a melodramatic tale of lost love with a satire of/homage to American and Italian Westerns.

The plot involves an outlaw called The Black Tiger, who,
as a boy, falls in love with a young girl from a wealthy family.
Due to their difference in status, the two are unable to be together. Once grown, the girl is set up by her father to marry a captain of the police force. The boy has gained a proficiency with a six-gun and has joined an outlaw gang who's members dress and act like characters from old westerns (but also use machine guns and hand grenades!). Things come to a head in a delirious blend of drama, action and absurdity.

The film brings together a saturated, candy color scheme, occasional painted backdrops, beautifully edited action sequences, bloody violence, opposing genres and eye-catching compositions and combines them into a cohesive, yet dreamlike, whole.

It's a true visual treat as well as a strangely moving story.

This is a movie for people who REALLY love movies.

Click here to see "Tears of the Black Tiger" images, reviews, etc.

Friday, March 23, 2007


The catch of the day.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Shadow

What evil lurks in the hearts of men . . .Slapped together in Illustrator

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Seated Girl

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


If you look to the
night sky, you may
see Gleeble heading
who knows where.

He has his own
agenda which he
will not share.

Fare well on your
journey, friend
Gleeble. Our good
wishes travel
with you.

Oh, and please send a postcard when you get
wherever you're going. You forgot the last time.

Monday, March 19, 2007

More Abstract Paintings

Here are two new ones that were painted over the weekend.
The one on the left is acrylic on masonite and the one on the
right is acrylic on canvas board. They are both 8" x 10".

Both of these paintings are for sale and can be purchased at my new store: ARTVILLE!.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Coffee House Sketches

Here are some sketches I did today at a local coffee house.

I added the fancy design behind this fellow.This was a chair from the shop. It seemed like
the perfect fit for this undersea moment.
This guy was a real character. He kept one glove on
the whole time. I assume it was because his coffee was hot, but
I'd like to think that he was actually an old retired henchman
and the glove was hiding a powerful metal hand.
"Time was I coulda kilt alla yoose guys wit one blow!"

Images color enhanced in Photoshop

Friday, March 16, 2007


Colored in Photoshop

Thursday, March 15, 2007

More Shopping Girls

Here are two more retro shopping gals from the ol' sketchbook.Speaking of shoppers, I am currently reading the novel
"Shopaholic & Sister", the third sequel to "Confessions of a Shopaholic"
by Sophie Kinsella. The other books in the series are:
"Shopaholic Takes Manhattan", "Shopaholic Ties the Knot" and the
recently released "Shopaholic & Baby".

I can't recommend these enough. If you enjoy a good romantic
comedy filled with British humor and charm, the adventures of the
irrepressible Becky Bloomwood and her financial fiascoes will
make for the perfect reading experience.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


You must be very quiet

while the octopoid is
being served.

One sound and you will
rouse it back to life.

Once revived, it will
launch into a never-ending
medley of tunes by former
media darling, Pia Zadora.

So, please, be as quiet as a little
church mouse so we can all
enjoy the meal.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Abstract Paintings

I recently began a series of abstract
modern paintings. These are the
first two I completed. They are
acrylic on canvas and measure
"16 x "20.

Bathing Beauty

A hastily colored
sketchbook image.

Sunday, March 11, 2007


Here is #3 in the series.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Undersea Kingdom

I love old movie serials and one of my
favorites is "Undersea Kingdom" starring
Ray "Crash" Corrigan and Lon Chaney Jr.
It inspired me to do this sketch of Crash duking
it out with one of the clunky robot guards that
work for the villain.

Thursday, March 8, 2007


As requested by Mr. Jack
Snider (on his blog), here
is a rogues gallery of ugly
mugs for your . . .er . . .
viewing pleasure?

For reasons only a trained
psychiatrist could explain,
it's always fun to draw
ugly dudes.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


The 2nd in the series

Monday, March 5, 2007

Monster Montage

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Potato Head & Friend

The ladies just love that Potato head!
He's such a spud! (Sorry)

Thursday, March 1, 2007


Last year I sketched a series of images of women against
patterned backgrounds with the intention of eventually
turning them into finished pieces. This is my first
attempt at making that happen.

Drawn with a Micron pen and colored in Photoshop.