Friday, October 26, 2007


For a change of pace from all the sketchbook pages, I thought I would post a few of my finished pieces. I'm desperately trying to get better at painting with acrylics, it's a lot of fun but incredibly frustrating at times. Please feel free to let me know how I'm doing, good or bad!
Most of these paintings are inspired by sketchbook images. I rarely know what in the hell they "mean" until after the piece is done and I stare at it for a while and come up with some sort of "significance". I think this one is about a weird critter coming out of a tree with a slimy critter.
I really like to work with contrasting images so for this painting I painted a bizarre alien type creature from the future next to a vintage cartoon inspired fellow. SEE the contrast?!?
Ever been in a really bad mood and it seems that everyone tries to cheer you up, and you just want to kick them in the appendix?
I'm just really not sure what the hell this is supposed to be, I just went nuts on a canvas one day.
Another piece inspired by Fleischer cartoons. I love how EVERYTHING in those shorts can come to life at any moment, so why not barf?
This painting is me trying to "say something" about how man intrudes on nature. I'm not a huge environmentalist or anything, I just love animals and trees and hate it when they're destroyed to make room for a new Gap or some crap.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Newest pages o' Wackiness!

Wow, 2 posts in October?!? How did I find the time?! Anyway, this being Halloween month I've been doodling more monsters and stuff than usual, this page being especially gory. The guy on the bottom left may find his way into a painting some day.
Watching old Fleischer and Van Beuren cartoons never fails to get my doodlin' hands busy. I drew these pages after watching "Somewhere in Dreamland", an awesome Fleischer cartoon where two little kids are starving to death so they dream about going to a fantastic candy and sweets filled fantasy land, only to wake up to discover they're still poor. It was made around the depression and all.
I'm really proud of the Japanese lookin' monster in the middle of the right page, he came out better than I thought he would. Those crazy Japanese and their monsters.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

new pages

Once again, I apologize for the lack of posts. I've been busy with a ton of projects lately, but I finally got around to scanning a few more pages. This first page has some more monster movie characters of which I am extremely fond of.
I was doodling at a Borders Books and Music the other day and the "Dragon Death" guy walked in like he was straight of the eighties. He was so ridiculous looking that I had to draw him.
I was in a particularly bizarre mood when I did this page, I think I had had a little too much caffeine.