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This Week’s Art
Here’s another week of art commentary, please let me know your thoughts on the art or other comments, and I will be posting this on my MySpace as well.
This is Arnold Bocklin’s Self-portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle (oil on canvas, 1872). I like alot of Bocklin’s work, and I’m becoming a big fan of the Symbolist movement as well probably because of his work.
There is a nice sense of story to this piece, especially in the man’s interest in what the spectre is saying (or playing on the fiddle).… Read the rest
I’ve thought about it, and not only are these posts fun but they help me grow as an artist. In it, I pick an image from past art and give out my thoughts on it. I’m not really an expert (though I have actually had the classes), and what I say is merely how I feel about the work.
Please let me know your thoughts on the art or other comments, and I will also be posting this on my MySpace blog as well. So, without further ado, here is the first of the new incarnation of This Week’s Art.… Read the rest
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In The Wrong World;
Digital, story illustration for Peter Straub’s story Variations on a theme from Seinfeld
Published in Cemetery Dance Magazine, 2009… Read the rest
On Thursday, I posted my newest ink/digital artwork, of Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin character from Star Wars. I decided today, while taking a break between art pieces (and while my internet is working) to upload this article about how it was created.
I like to post these kinds of articles for a couple of reasons. One, there people out there who’ve said they like to see the process, and I’m happy to oblige. For me, it gives me a chance to review my processes, and see where I might make things better.… Read the rest
This is the character Tomas from the film El Orfanato (The Orphanage). It is a digital color version of my original ink, 5″ x 7″ on 140 lb. Cold Press.… Read the rest
I’ve been wanting to try and do art for one of the special days that come up. Certain birthdays of actors, or film release dates, anniversaries, that sort of thing. So I took a little time away from finishing up some publishing work and gave it a go.
Today would have been actor Peter Cushing’s birthday, and I thought, since I’ve wanted to do an ink of him for some time, that I’d try it. It’s based on his character from the first Star Wars, Grand Moff Tarkin, who’s in control of the Death Star.… Read the rest
The Hard Night, digitally colored version of my ink/ink wash art, 9″ x 12″ on 140 lb. Cold Press.… Read the rest
The Hard Night, ink and ink wash, 9″ x 12″ on 140 lb. Cold Press.… Read the rest
The Lost Nightmare, mixed media (scratchboard, ink, acrylic), 9″ x 12″ on scratchboard… Read the rest
Mörder, based on Peter Lorre’s character from the film M; ink, 9″ x 12″ on 140 lb. Cold Press.… Read the rest
Rising After Dark;
Digital, based on the book The Rising: Deliverance by Brian Keene;
Published in the book as the signature sheet; by the Maelstrom imprint of Thunderstorm Books, 2010… Read the rest