Sunday, December 08, 2013

Drawing of the Day!

I did not draw much at The Drink and Draw event. I will post what I did.
But the drawing of the day can be found below!

Friday, December 06, 2013

Westside Drinky and Draw

Met up with a group of talented and creative people last night! We are all on the west side of Los Angeles and we never get together. Steve had an idea to emulate a social get-together that goes on in Downtown LA, and start something on the Westside of LA. I think we are calling it The South Bay Drink N Draw.
Who showed up at this first gathering? Starting from the Left, it's Mike Mignola, Mike Wellman, Brian Buccellato and Don Hudson.
 There were stories told, laughs and more than a few beers served!
This Photo shows Steve Buccellato, Rich Starkings, Scott Koblish and Mignola.
It was a great time and I lasted way past my bedtime! There will be another get together next month and wonder if it will catch on. See you there!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Art By Joe Kubert

This is the kind of savage art I like! Looks great in black and white or color.


Saturday, October 05, 2013

My Savage Sword Story

I pencilled this story for The Savage Sword of Conan over 20 years ago and every time I look at it, I want to redraw it. That being said, I can really appreciate the inker. My pencils were bad, but ER Cruz and his powerful brushwork saved it.
Looking back at the story, I like it more than I did. I would like to see it in color.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Art Board Tryout!

The search continues. I tried out Blue Line Art Comic book art boards to see if it would stand up to pen, ink and brush.
The board is thin, so my choice of ink is important. I sometimes add formula 409 to adjust the consistency of my ink, so I will keep that in mind as I use the paper. Otherwise, I liked the paper.
It took the pencil well and I was able to cross-hatch on it.

I may look for a different weight, but I like the Blue Line Art Board so far!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sketch Of The Day

A sketch done with a brush, It's Zorro!

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Jersey Boys in Dutch

I did some more art for the Jersey Boys show recently. They are doing a production in the Netherlands and need titles done in Dutch!
It's been a long road since the beginning in 2004. Take a look at the label to see some earlier JB posts! 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Bradbury Building

As I walked the hot LA streets near the courthouse, I stepped inside the Bradbury Building. For those who don't know it, It's the place where they filmed parts of Blade Runner. Yes, those creepy interiors where Pris and Roy Batty hid out is not some made up set, but it looks a lot different in real life.
There is so much light! Not like the film at all. Also not a lot of fog or dripping pipes.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sketching while at Jury Duty

Anytime that I have to do my civic duty, I know enough to bring my sketch book. Long hours in a confined space is my cue for creativity! These are a few quick drawings of my fellow perspective jurors.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Drawing Of The Day

I don't know who they are aiming at, but the guy might be outnumbered.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Animatic Of The Day

You can see my art on this limited animation! I don't know if this spot was ever produced for air. Have you seen it?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Drawing Of The Day

More Advertising art. I am trying to sell a car!

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Orange County Fair

The family and I had a swell time at the Orange County Fair today. I ate my first Corn Dog (meh), a foot log hot-dog (nice) and a 'Texas sized' Turkey leg! (The best!)
It was also educational and we enjoyed the event. I would recommend it, just bring a lot of money. A $4.50 ice cream cone is a bit steep.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Let's Cut To Commercial!

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I had to laugh when I saw this. I blame the Producer of the show!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New Art Board Test

I tried out a new brand of paper recently. Strathmore Bristol semi-smooth surface. I am looking for a new brand of comic size paper, so I got out the pencil and ink.
It was unsuccessful. I am used to paper that won't bleed when I use a Quill.
Maybe this board is meant for marker, because I could not be true to my own pencils because I kept getting snagged up.
I will keep looking for a good board.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Self-Portrait

Yes, It's me. After a long absence, I am making a modest return to the blog. Let's start with a self-portrait.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Drawing of the Day

I miss you Las Vegas. I shall return to you one day soon.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Brian Buccellato Writes THE FLASH!

Yes, my friend Brian writes The Flash for DC Comics! I was impressed to see a recent cover of the book at the Apple store in Santa Monica recently.
That's cool! He was also asked a curious question recently at a convention. Check out the video Here!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Frazetta Sketchbook

I've bought the newest Frazetta Sketchbook and I give it a thumbs up! I've been down on a lot of the previous books because they've reprinted much of the same art. This book finds some unpublished figure studies and book cover prelims. I had to have the hard cover, but if you can wait a few months, there should be a soft cover version at a book shop near you.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

My Visit To The DMV

I finally paid my car note! No more payments! So I spent most of my morning waiting at The Dept. of Motor Vehicles to transfer the title. I got in a few quick sketches of some of the other people.



Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Mad Men art!

The new season of Mad men is just around the corner and I am exited to watch it! What really caught my eye is the teaser art on the advertising poster. Old school AD art from Brian Sanders! Really smart hire by the creatives over at AMC. Read the newspaper article HERE!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Fun With Words

It's been a while since I have posted anything, so I want to post something that will engage people! Can  you write a funnier line to this drawing? Give it a try!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sketch of the Day

A quick sketch done in Photoshop!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Illustrating Modern Life Gallery Opening

This past Saturday, I attended the 'Illustrating Modern Life' Gallery Opening at Pepperdine University!

I was eager to see an original Leyendecker up close. I wanted to see his brush strokes and the true colors on the canvas. I only know his art from old magazines and 80 year old posters. It did not disappoint! The larger size paintings looked bright and well cared for, having been in one man's collection for years.
There were also originals by N.C. Wyeth and Dean Cornwell and I loved the Pen and Ink illustrations on display. If you are going to be anywhere near Malibu, Ca, visit the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art and see the exhibit. It's worth it!