My first podcast interview with the Friday the 13th film franchise focused Return to Camp Blood. Listen to me hem, haw, and stammer all the while telling tales of my career and the art. It was a fun time chatting with them.
HERE is where you can listen to it.
I finally got around and added some things to sell on eBay. I have a few 4×6 drawings and the 12×18 pencils drawings that were turned into paintings. I DO have more, just not listed yet. Email me if there’s something you’re interested in… firstname.lastname@example.org
HERE is where you can shop.
My poster design was chosen as the winner for a H.R. Giger triple feature at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont, PA.
HERE is the design
Inspired by the 1981 Terry Gilliam film, ‘Time Bandits.’ Kevin and a thieving band of dwarves face off against Evil and his henchmen at the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness for control over the map of all creation.
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October is here and the way I like to contribute to the Halloween spirit is drawing a horror character a day for the entire month… that and watch scary movies and eat lots of candy.
I’ll be posting them all over on the Patreon site. All the even days (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.) are Patreon supporter exclusive content. To see those sketches, you’ll have subscribe. $1. Seriously, for a minimum of $1 all 31 days of sketches can be viewed. You can then either remain a patron, increase your support, or cancel your subscription at the end of the month.
HERE check them out.
Freddy, Michael, Leatherface, and Jason duke it out to claim who is King of the Mountain.
HERE is the painting and detailed pictures.
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I’m giving a go at this ongoing crowdsourcing venture. I’d really like you to be a part of it. Literally, for pennies a day, you can support an artist. Not just any artist. Me! You love what I do, right? Read my pitch and consider sponsoring me. 🙂
HERE check it out
This assignment was a result in patience. As you well enough know, I do a few conventions a year. On some of those adventures I get to meet the decision makers and show them my work. And with many of all those attempts I go home feeling defeated and unworthy as an artist. However, I plow through that negativity and push forth with new paintings letting them know that I’m not one to dwell and give up. If I remain calm and positive, eventually, those early introductions may blossom into friendships and possible job opportunities. And so here I am. After meeting the Art Director over at Moonstone Books several years ago, they got to see me grow professionally and artistically. I guess it didn’t hurt that a few of my convention pals were also putting in a good word for me since they themselves had done a few pieces with the publisher.
The assignment, a Kolchak: The Night Stalker cover to an anthology of prose stories. Kolchak is now licensed to Moonstone for comics, books, and such. This is exactly what I wanted to do for a while now. I’m glad they finally sought me out.
I was idle there for a moment. A client put our project on hold and I was left with literally nothing to do. With this client, I was booked for a half a year, 3-5 pieces and I needed to be focused. I normally think about the next project(s) while I’m working on the current piece. I couldn’t take on any new assignments nor think about other projects. I had just began the finished pencils to the first piece when it all came to a screeching halt. Damn.
This pause didn’t last for very long, thankfully. I spent a couple days mentally resetting, spinning in circles, and then plotted my creative course. I wanted to do some horror related paintings. I had several ideas, but I needed to wait for models and props to become available. However, I knew I always wanted to do a super-horror-fan type of painting and I didn’t need props and models to do it. So that’s what I did.
A theater full of horror film icons.
It recently came to my attention that I haven’t mentioned what tools I use. I’ve exhaustively went on and on about the steps, but never with what. People want to know that I’m using attainable tools and safe materials, right? Rest assured folks, unfortunately, there’s no dark arts nor sacrifices in the conjuring of my paintings.