Thursday, May 16, 2013

Serengeti sketches

Just a few sketches done off an excellent book, Serengeti Spy: Views from a Hidden Camera on the Plains of East Africa by Anup Shah. Lots of low camera shots of wild animals doing what they do.


I do love drawing wild animals.

Serengeti 2

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Iggy is 66!

I had attempted to make a painting last year for Iggy's official breaking of the senior barrier, but it went awry and I missed my chance to get back to it in time. To make up for it this year I made these ten images.  The first eight were created by doing 3-5 minute gestures from paused frames of the Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans DVD and then inking the results. I wanted to try to capture gesture more than likeness which is usually my personal hang up. The results were hit and miss but good fun to do regardless.

Iggy celebration part 2

 This one was done with piecemeal reference to several of Mick Rock's photos . Iggy circa 1972.
 And a directly referenced drawing based on a '72 Mick Rock photo of the Stooges in their second incarnation.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

three panel #6

I have inherited the job of official house toy repair expert from my father. I challenge myself every time to make the evidence that the toy was ever broken as subtle as possible. Dad came up with some brilliant uses for screws but he also had a go to favorite that was a bit less... subtle. It was an epoxy strip that was blue and yellow and was activated when the two colors were mixed to make a heavy green putty. My kids still play with a Luke Skywalker that I managed to both decapitate and amputate an arm off of. He now sports a thick green hoodie and shoulder sleeve. That glue makes an appearence as a nod to you, Dad. Thanks for all of the repairs (I know your pain now). The rest should speak for itself.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Count them

I really liked the experiment of trying to live up to Warren Ellis' three panel challenge  (check out some great examples at the link) and thought I might do more. It's a great way to play with ideas, approaches and storytelling without investing the time a longer form story takes. In this case, I decided to just paint this thing.

It's important for all involved to remember how lucky you are even in ... ahem... less than flattering situtations. Hopefully, these three feel the same in one of the many instances when I'm not at my best.