HP Lovecraft

Here is my second “author” creation.  I really enjoyed creating the Poe piece.  I found it much more difficult to capture Lovecraft.

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Goodbye…

There is not much to say about this post…except “Thank you, Truman, you are loved and will be missed my friend.”

And “THANK YOU!”  to the wonderful people at Detroit-Dover Animal Hospital for your care and support.

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Edgar Allan Poe

Don’t you love when a picture happens fast?  From concept to finish…  2 days.

There was no reason to create this other than for my own personal satisfaction….I am satisfied.

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Zombie Slayer

She’s a red-haired, machete-wieldin’, bayou-livin’ zombie slayer!

…okay, she started out as a vampire girl, but I am in full zombie mode right now.

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Them spooky kids

I wanted to try  something monochromatic.  Something different I guess.  That’s why I went with this…creepy kids…not too creepy, more or less implied creepy.  Where did she get that ugly doll and what is he going to do, or has he done, with that bat?

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Rockin’ Repto-Alien!

Here’s something that got sketched out years ago on a piece of newsprint.  I guess it didn’t really want to be finished until now.  Reptile, amphibian or alien?  Maybe all 3.

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gettin’ down to business

Okay…so after a big day of spouse-motivated cleaning.  I went through some folders and found some sketched out illustrations that I would very much like to take to finished pieces.

Also, I find it fascinating to listen to what other tools artists are using in their creative arsenals.  So I thought I would divulge one of my tech secrets.

Now, who doesn’t like a no.2 Ticonderoga for drawing.  It’s weighty, and we were all raised on them.  But there is that whole sharpening thing.  I also like the drafting pencil, not the cheap little mechanical pencil, but the nice metal ones that use the K&E sharpener.

But currently I am quite fond of a little number located in the Target $1 bin.  Yes I said Target $1 bin.  A childhood favorite.

Remember those pencils that had multiple leads inside? One goes dull, pull it out and push it in the back…voila! a new pointy lead!

What can I say?  You find something that works… stick with it.

If you are someone that does a lot of remote sketching (lunch break, waiting rooms, etc)  these pencils are great.  Plus if you get lucky you can find them in cool themes.  The one below is The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. I have also picked up a Star Wars and a Tootsie Roll theme.  I had to pass on Strawberry Shortcake.

You get a package of usually 10 for a buck.  Check it out.

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Zombie in a Fez

No explanation…Just had to be done.

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Uncle Zed

’cause I like zombies.

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bed monster sketch

I sketched this idea a couple of days ago. It’s an idea I am sure lots of illustrators have done but it was in my head. So here is the sketch and I am working on the final. So for better or worse it should be done in a few days. Remember I am not throwing anything away these days.

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Humbug!

Okay, it seems I am on some sort of “anti-Santa” kick, but really I am not. Also, this was in no way inspired by the Grinch. I actually drew it after watching “The Mist”, no connection there either. It started as a sketch, a sketch that I didn’t even like, but I am getting too old to keep throwing stuff away. So, instead , I have decided to see where they go if I don’t give up on them.

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Happy Tofurkey Day!

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Season’s Eatings

Free card for Librarians…

I know some people don’t like traditional holiday cards, so I whipped up this little doodle as a freebie for the good folks over at Dr. Pus’ Library of the Living Dead. Click the image for a hi-res version.  Scary Xmas to all!! And to all a good fright!

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The problem with Santa

Well I decided to take this sketch and paint it in Photoshop.  It started out pretty good, then I got stuck.  I am not sure if I will take it to completion or just leave it.  I would like to see a background on it.

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Uh Oh…

This poor girl thought she was safe inside her conjuring circle, until someone or “something” blew out a candle. I sketched this out this morning because my friend Terry at Sassy Designs wanted to see something girly…maybe next time a ballerina zombie. Actually, I like that idea.

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