Sunday, May 14, 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BIGFOOT!

June 27th 2017 is the official release date of Back To School With Bigfoot written by Samantha Berger and Martha Brockenbrough.  This is my first picture book that I have illustrated so I am very excited to have teamed up with Sam and Martha to create a fun take on back to school anxiety.

The process I use to create the illustrations is a combo of digital and drawing with pencils and paper, best of the old and the new.   Earlier this year when I was in the middle of the job I went over some of the techniques in DRAWING THE LINE


The final drawing before I scan them and color in Photoshop are done with Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencils 3B is my preferred lead.  There are small prints of the previous pages so I can have reference to the characters and layouts I have drawn for previous pages.  An old school light table is my preferred method to get the roughs I made in Photoshop to a final pencil drawing.


The pencil line on paper has an energy that I don't feel that I get from drawing on the 
Wacom Cintique.   Just a personal preference.


Drawings drawings everywhere!  I don't work in a tidy manner.


And here we have it!  In the next post I will do a bit about how I color the pages in Photoshop.
You can pre-order Back To School With Bigfoot on Amazon.




Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NEW PICS COLOR ASTRO SLOTH!



Better Pictures of the finished Astro Sloth with his name tag and mission patch; 
"First In Space, Last To Leave."

Monday, August 29, 2016

THE COLOR ASTRO SLOTH!

The original Astro Sloth was made with a faux bronze finish, the mini edition of 20 will finish off with 2 special hand painted color editions.


Number 19 and 20 ready for exploration.  They will be available in my webstore the first week of September.  Only 2will be made, hand painted signed and numbered!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

CRATE DIGGER THE LOST ART OF THE ALBUM COVER!

Crate Digger The Lost Art Of The Album Cover, 85 Artists imagine covers for real and fictional albums!  August 20th through Sept 10th  




I made this piece “Dead Monkey”  (The Album) from a logo I was working on that never came to be.   But I really thought it was a compelling image, and ever since I went to Africa I really think Vervet monkeys are JERKS!    

They are mean, they gang up on you, steal your stuff.  When I was walking at a resort alone on a jungle path I was confronted buy one of these Monkeys and some of his asshole friends.   Hissing showing their teeth, I was scared and completely with out a stick or a rock.  So I made my 
self really big and yelled at them, at first they didn’t back down and I remember the travel doctor from the states telling me “Don’t mess with monkeys, one bite or scratch is a trip ender, you will have to go to the nearest big city hospital for treatment.”  So I kept walking towards the group and being loud, finally they dispersed.   As far as I’m concerned the best monkey is dead one.   Check it out available at Gabba Gallery!

DO YOU HAVE YOUR ASTRO SLOTH?









Do you have your limited edition hand painted Astro Sloth?  A mini edition of 20 all signed and numbered.  If you order one from my website before Sept 1st 2016 I will give you a 25% discount!  Go to my web-store!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

HIGH ALTITUDE ROBOTS THIS THURSDAY!







This Thursday the 4th of August the opening of High Altitude Robots will be happening at soul & matter gallery in Telluride Co.  I look forward to seeing you there.  I will have several new painted acrylic pieces as well as many graphite originals of could and skies with robots flying through them.

titled: "And That's How Jerry Lost His Eyebrows"

"Forset Fires Make Excellent Sunsets"

"A Great Time On Unpleasant Island."






Saturday, July 2, 2016

GALLERY 1988 20 YEARS LETER SHOW!

A tribute to the movies we love from 20 years ago.   So many great movies, that said I am a fanatic for anything from Mars Attacks!   The design, the card series from the 60's the Kitsch of the Tim Burton movie.  Also I have always been a fan of the art of Norman Saunders who illustrated many of the early cards.


The piece I created for the Gallery 1988 show is titled: "Those Were The Days" the idea that if the Martians had won they would have succumbed to Western comforts and excess.  Graphite and ink 9X12 on Bristol board.  Check out all the amazing art for the show at Gallery 1988.