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09

May

Here’s a sketch painting I did as a tribute to my favorite scene from The Avengers. If you’ve seen the movie then you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you’re one of the two people who hasn’t seen it yet, then I won’t spoil it.

Here’s a sketch painting I did as a tribute to my favorite scene from The Avengers. If you’ve seen the movie then you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you’re one of the two people who hasn’t seen it yet, then I won’t spoil it.

19

Apr

Digital caricature painting of Jennifer Lawrence from The Hunger Games.

Digital caricature painting of Jennifer Lawrence from The Hunger Games.

09

Jan

Here’s a caricature I did of Helena Bonham Carter in full Bellatrix Lestrange garb from the Harry Potter movies. This was painted in Photoshop.

Here’s a caricature I did of Helena Bonham Carter in full Bellatrix Lestrange garb from the Harry Potter movies. This was painted in Photoshop.

20

Oct

I liked how my Bela Lugosi painting came out, so I thought Boris Karloff was the next logical choice.

I liked how my Bela Lugosi painting came out, so I thought Boris Karloff was the next logical choice.

13

Oct

Bela Lugosi color

I went in and added color to my Lugosi painting. I took my visual cues here from the work of the great illustrator Basil Gogos, who gained fame in the 60’s and 70’s for painting many amazing covers for Forry Ackerman’s Famous Monsters of Filmland. One of the things I loved most about those covers were the artist’s remarkable color palettes he used. They were all ultra bright and shouldn’t have made any sense, but somehow they did.


12

Oct

Bela Lugosi Black and White

Every year around Halloween I try to do at least one monster painting. This year is the great Bela Lugosi. I think I’m going to try colorizing this and seeing how it goes.

07

Oct

Cheyenne

A while back I found a really incredible set of vintage photos online of a bunch of Native Americans taken sometime in the late 1800s. This is a member of the Cheyenne tribe. He had such an incredible face, I just had to paint him.

06

Oct

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

I heard the news last night that Steve Jobs had died. It’s truly sad day for the entire world he helped change. There aren’t many people you can call a true visionary, but Steve was one of them. I’ve been using Apple products for most of my adult life. I spent about an hour sketching him on one such device last night.

21

Sep

Peter Dinklage WIP

I started painting over a ballpoint pen sketch I did of actor Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister on one of my favorite shows, Game of Thrones. My man Peter just won an Emmy for his role, so now seemed like as good a time as any. This is my result after about 90 minutes. I think I might polish it up some more and take it to a more finished piece.

14

Sep

Sting Sketch

Here’s a digital sketch I did of Sting as he appeared in the movie Dune. This was done for one of the Caricaturama challenges over on FaceBook. I kept it fairly loose. You can actually still see the undersketch through the digital paint.