Monday, October 28, 2013

Burnin for You

The title is a Blue Oyster Cult song title. It sounded appropriate for the image. This painting was done for Imagine FX and is in the most recent issue. Since the magazine is now out I can post a bit larger version. Hope you like it.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Little Devil

Another small watercolor/pencil drawing. Right around 5 x 7 inches.

Decided to sell this one. If you are interested here is the link.

Cat in a Hat Vampire

Small watercolor drawing mix. About 5 x 7 inches.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Vampire on a Binge

A triple S day. Sometimes it just goes like that.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Day 24: Another oil painting demonstration

This is a second oil painting demonstration done same day as the first but in another class section. It is also about 6 x 9 inches and painted in around 90 minutes.

Day 25: Oil Painting Demo

This small oil painting was done as a demonstration for one of my classes last week. It is about 6 x 9 inches and was done in about 90 minutes.

Day 26: Bad Dog Costume

Is the costume bad or is the dog bad? Maybe both are bad. Maybe my mind is bad.


Just found this old photo of yours truly as the wolfman.  I think I was in the forth or fifth grade. I actually remember doing the Halloween parade around the school.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

In the spirit of the month?

Halloween or just horrible? I didn't write the text but lifted the article from here:

There's a deceptively still body of water in Tanzania with a deadly secret—it turns any animal it touches to stone. The rare phenomenon is caused by the chemical makeup of the lake, but the petrified creatures it leaves behind are straight out of a horror film.

Photographed by Nick Brandt in his new book, Across the Ravaged Land, petrified creatures pepper the area around the lake due to its constant pH of 9 to 10.5—an extremely basic alkalinity that preserves these creatures for eternity. According to Brandt:

"I unexpectedly found the creatures - all manner of birds and bats - washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. No-one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake. The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The soda and salt causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry.

I took these creatures as I found them on the shoreline, and then placed them in ‘living’ positions, bringing them back to ‘life’, as it were. Reanimated, alive again in death."

The rest of the haunting images follow and they feature in Brandt's book, available here.[type|link[postId|1436606506[asin|1419709453[authorId|5791762745826392378

Or, you could go and visit for yourself—but keep a safe distance from the water, please.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Day 27: Telepathic post

It is late and I am tired. Tonight I am posting something telepathically.... So, if you think of something scary....that was me!

I will make up with an extra sketch tomorrow.

Day 27: Be careful where you Trick-or-Treat

Needless to say, Halloween can be a time filled with dangers. Be careful where you go.

Day 28: Halloween Children

Where do they come from and where do they go?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Day 29 Chicken Costume

All you have to do is learn to lay an egg.....

Day 30 A Little Bit of that Voodoo

A little bit of that voodoo can do wonders for a relationship.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Day 31

Gotta love October. The only month you can draw and paint really strange stuff without your wife, kids, grandkids, and dog giving you furtive and anxious glances. So I am going to do it again and post a Halloween(kinda) based painting, drawing, or sketch each day of the month.

Tonight it is a hemogoblin. I painted this for a presentation during the summer at the Association of Medical Illustrators annual conference. Done in Painter 12.