New ink art and Alphabeast: J is for Jikininki

I’m gradually starting to get caught back up, after a disastrous few months. I decided that I didn’t want to end 2011 with nothing completed, so I manged to kick out two pieces of art in the last couple of days. The first was the skatedeck art, The All-Mighty Dollar (see it here), and below is the second one.

This one doesn’t quite catch me up to the current Alphabeasts letter (it’s about to be “L”), but hopefully I can start the week with an “L” image. This one is for “J”, and it’s based on the Japanese mythological character of the jikininki.… Read the rest

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New Ink Work: The Hard Night

Sometimes when I’m thinking of doing some art, I get a good idea going. Some concept, or some particular scene grabs me and I want to get art made of it.

Today was no different, as I’d had an idea for another ink work based on some old noir films. I thought that not only would it be fun to try, but there would also be the challenge of texture again like the Lorre/M piece.

So I started in working on it, and, actually, it wasn’t too bad. But, as with all things, the little issues started to bug me, and I started getting dragged into the old “you’re not good enough for this” thought pattern.… Read the rest

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Memories

New art for Cemetery Dance

I happened to be in the local Barnes and Noble earlier, and the latest issue of Cemetery Dance (#63) was on the shelf.  I did art in that issue for the great Peter Crowther’s story “Memories”, which was a nice story and visually fun to work with.

Here’s what that art looks like, comments always appreciated:

Memories

Memories

If you want the larger version, check it out below by clicking on the thumbnail.

Memories (Large Version)

Memories (Large Version)

Those of you who follow me on Twitter or on Facebook would probably recognize at least part of it, it’s been my icon for some time now.… Read the rest

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