Saturday, November 7, 2009

2010 Madballs Wall Calendar

When I heard that artwork was needed for the 2010 Madballs calendar, I jumped at the chance to be a part of it! This here is my contribution- an acrylic ink painting of Bash Brain (July page of calendar), suspended in a lab jar à la 1950's movies like Donovan's Brain. If you ever wanted the likes of Horn Head, Skull Face and Blech Beard the Pirate staring at you for 16 months, click here to find the calendar!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

'Wrinkles 1' at The Bonfoey

The image above, titled 'Wrinkles 1,' was recently accepted into The 30th Annual American Greetings Fine Arts Show at The Bonfoey Gallery in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. To do this piece, I crumpled up a fabric sheet until it looked pleasing, drew a tight sketch on paper, and rendered the final result in scratchboard. It was done over a long period and was satisfying to see completed. Here's a close-up view:

The show runs from July 24th to August 9th, 2009, so swing by The Bonfoey if you're in the area!

Prints of this image available here.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

ArtOrder: B&W Vampires

This is for the latest ArtOrder challenge and is drawn with a Micron 005 pen. I've wanted to try using one for a long time! Black and white art has always appealed to me, probably because I grew up looking at great D&D artists from way back like D. A. Trampier (He was the bomb!) and Erol Otus. Ahh, the joys of stippling and cross-hatching...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

ArtOrder: Logo Design Challenge Part 2

I had a lot of ideas for ArtOrder's Logo Design Challenge that excited me, but not enough time to do all of them. Thankfully, that changed when the deadline was extended and I had a chance to finish one more image.

Friday, May 29, 2009

ArtOrder: Logo Design Challenge Part 1

Jon Schindehette (Senior Art Director, Dungeons & Dragons®/Wizards of the Coast) has a terrific blog called 'ArtOrder' in which artists are given weekly sketch challenges that allow them to hone their skills, get seen by the wider world, and maybe even learn a bit about self-promotion. One of the recent challenges is for an 'ArtOrder' logo, and this is my take on it. You can head on over Jon's blog by clicking here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! It's taken me forever to do this but better late than never, I reckon. The piece above, called 'Sight', was done for American Greetings' 'Freak Show' in one of my favorite techniques, scratchboard. My aim for this image was to illustrate a strange little fuzzball with the eyes of twenty different critters, to an unsettling effect.

Prints of this image available here.