Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sunday, December 09, 2012

One Tree, One Year.

This image has taken one year to complete. A picture taken every couple of days...
there is more experimentation to come.

 I walk by this tree every day. I decided to take a picture to record it's growth in one year.
From season to season, week by week. I think very few people stop to appreciate this tree,
to sit under its shade or taste its fruit. I have enjoyed watching it grow and will share it with everyone
who recognizes the beautiful things that are around us everyday.

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Saturday, December 01, 2012

More explorations with Photoshop.

Edgar Allan Poe has always held a fascination to my imagination
in my formative years. His language and imagery has a lasting 
influence with many Artists.

I will be creating more new work in time for the 2013 CCEE.
I will be at Artist Alley again surrounded by many friends and collogues. 
Come by and see us and many of our creations.

Thank you.

A more painterly style on Superman.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Digital Crayola

 I like to play around with different apps for the Ipad.
The following images were done on the Crayola app.

Experimentation with no mess. 
Still I'll have to pick up the paintbrush again
and do more painting.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

I am just finishing up my contribution to this project,
we are half way to full funding. Please check it out
and help if you can? Thank you.


Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Troll WIP

Working away on the comic, finishing it this week. More details to follow.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Troll WIP

 A couple of panels from the horror comic,
still going, working to the finish.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Painter Scratches 2

A little playtime goes a long way...just making it up as I go along.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Painter Scratches

I've been struggling with a creative block of late.
I pick up a drawing tool and I can't get motivated to finish anything.
Sometimes you have to give yourself sometime to play
and not think too much about it, and see what happens.

Weird how that head works in two different orientations.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Summer Lights

 A few photos stored in the camera.
 Fun with light sabres.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Backpack and Joe.

What's my bag?

I paint and draw...
...what ever comes to mind, spontaneous
creativity, lit like candles burning bright,
but only last as long as the wax of inspiration.

Joe Kubert has been on my mind for the last couple of days.
 The influential Master comic Artist died on Sunday August 12th.
I have always enjoyed his illustrative work, the lush ink and brush
work...expressive lines. Unique and beautiful.

Hawkman, The Silent Knight, Enemy Ace, Sgt.Rock, Batman,
Punisher, Tor, Tarzan are just some of the books that come to mind,
that Kubert worked on. Kept in long boxes in the basement of my mind.

He will be missed.

Funny thing...I've thought  about Joe Kubert every week for the past year.
There is a man who looks like him, waiting at the train station, who I see
every other day. I have never spoken to him.

Walking by the beach at La Jolla California, I came upon Joe Kubert
looking out into the ocean. Out of respect, I did not disturb his quiet
moment with the world.

I talked to him a few days later at the San Diego Comic Convention,
about his part in bringing Filipino artist into the industry. He gave much of the 
credit to Joe Orlando and Carmine Infantino. He had high praise for the Filipino Artists.
I shook his hands and I walked away with a memory I will always treasure.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Transit & Coffee Break Sketches

It has been a while since the last entry...I've got a couple of
projects on the go. A few doodles to show...

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Draw Something 4

I've slowed down a bit, getting some actual drawings done.
Players are guessing words quickly and not watching as much.
It is still good practice, visualizing many things...I tend to do
more elaborate images, but gotta go with quick ones now.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Painter Play 1

Playing around with the painter kaleidoscope feature.
I was doing this in Photoshop a couple of years ago 
using the reflect options...took a long time.
This is so much easier and faster.

 I experimented with cut paper and the snowflake configuration
too, with interesting results. New toys are always fun.
Slowed down on drawing...things are busier at work.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Transit Sketches 1

I get to take the bus and train to work...I get to draw
for a minute or five if I'm lucky.

Trying to get a full figure in is always a challenge.

I think most people know when I'm sketching them,
I make it pretty obvious laying the book flat on my knee.

Lots of drapery studies and figures in natural poses.