Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Junk Band UPDATE

These are a series of 'Junk Band' paintings I am doing. There will be seven in all. These are the three most complete and they are still a ways awy from finish. This image does not at all do them justice (I'm actually quite happy and proud of these). This is as close to a style that I am happy with as I have been in a long time. Could be the start of something good. They are part of a show at a gallery in Canandaigua NY later this summer so I have to get crackin'. I will update more on these guys as soon as I have more to show... and a better quality image!

BELOW ARE SOME UPDATES (in various levels of completion)

This guy is only about 25% finished. :(

About 50% complete for this one.

Shes lookin' good but still only about 60% finished.

This guy strummin' the bass is the most complete of this bunch. I'd say he's at about 85%...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Here's my lady nappin'


look stylish and show your disdain for George W... all at once!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Gimme Shelter

I made this painting on cardboard for the Gimme Shelter homless benefit show.
Check out the link! I wanted to have two pieces but didn't have time. Semi happy with this one.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Billions of Bats -- rough cover design

Here is the rejected version...

Here is the revised edition...

Here is the rough colors...

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

more changes...

Think i am finally done now... added some digital textures that (I think -- I HOPE) help it.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

reworking an illustration, A LESSON IN REVISION

I am still not thrilled with the final outcome but it is FAR superior to my earlier attempt... I always hated it but have never gone back and totally reworked a finished illustration before...but this one just bothered me. It didn;t look stylistically like my other work and the text was far too digital for my tastes. I felt I had the Bush likeness down but it just was too bland. Not fun and cartoony enough -- not pushed enough in general. So I am happier in that regard, but I don't know, too much reliance on colored pencil, prehaps? I need to try working from start to finish in acrylics! A scary task for me!!!