A little work in progress here. The tittle of the post is in reference to the fact that this T-Rex has no feathers. I fully recognize that theropod dinosaurs (T-Rex included) had feathers. I just wanted to draw a Bill Stout-ish, early1990’s-esque Tyrannosaurus, complete with scales and crocodilian scutes. And HEY look, it was less than a month between posts! I’m getting better. See you later. Also go read my Webcomic Collapsar Comics. It’s awesome and wonderful and will make all of your dreams come true.
The Iowa Comic Book Convention is a scant 10 days away.I’m just dumb enough not to be nervous yet. Actually, you know what? I am getting a little nervous. But my excitement is still overshadowing my nervousness. When I’m driving my stuff to the convention center, THEN I’ll be nervous.
Here are some sketch cards that I will be displaying/selling at the show.My love for all things dinosaur will be on full display.
I had to draw some Dragon Ball Z cards because Akira Toriyama is second only to Bill Watterson on my list of artistic influences.
Right after dinosaurs, my second greatest obsession is MONSTER MOVIES. Gods ,do I love monster movies. 1,000,000,000 awesome points to you if you can name every monster shown here.
Here are a couple of prints I will be selling. Once again, if you are in the area, come on by. Here is a link to the ICON website:
Even if you don’t live in the area, come anyway. Trek 18,000 miles, you won’t be disappointed. Hope to see you there!
Dang! Been a long time since i posted on my blog! What a lame-o! Well, I’m not dead. To make it up, how about a little taste of some stuff I have been working on? Also, in October, I will be appearing at the Iowa Comic Book Convention! Yaaayyyyyy!!!! My very first, in fact. So, if you are one of the three people who look at this blog, and you live in, around, or near iowa, come on by! I will post more information as the time draws near. Guess that’s all for now.
It’s been way too long since I posted anything here. Sorry. I’ll be more regular with my posts. So I got some grey art markers ,warm and cool shades. I’m trying to beef up my art skills, learning to use colors,ect. Like I said in my last post.
This is a little sketch of Cthulhu. I tried to make him look flabby and bloated because that’s how he’s described in the story. And not a muscular super villain. Just sayin’.
Here is a horrible lake monster and some medieval monk/ cultist/ priest person is getting ready to feed it…I don’t know a kid or something. Maybe a lamb if monsters eating kids makes you feel icky. You know what, no, it’s a child. SUCK IT UP. This was inspired by two things, The Last Revelation of Gla’aki by Ramsey Campbell and the wonderful(ly strange and wacky) writings of F.W.Holiday. Who’s F.W.Holiday, you ask? Well, Mr. Holiday wrote a couple of books about the Loch Ness monster and other anomalies. Nothing remarkable about that in itself, but what makes Holidays’ books stand out are his unique theories about what Nessie is, and where U.F.O.s, ghosts, and other anomalies come from. In his book The Great Orm of Loch Ness, Holiday theorizes that Nessie is a giant, worm-like invertebrate. What an awesome idea. Nessie as a plesiosaur is cool (if a bit silly), but Nessie as a giant invertebrate is just the best (and even sillier). In his other book , The Dragon and the Disc, Holiday deals with his idea that U.F.O.’s, ghosts, monsters, ect, all have the same vague, paranormal source. This idea is very similar to the writings of John Keel, who postulated about “Ultraterrestrials” who exist outside of our spectrum, but can make themselves known to us in the form of monsters, U.F.O.’s and so on. What is really cool, to me, is how similar these ideas are to the fictional writings of H.P. Lovecraft. Maybe Keel and Holiday were actually huge Lovecraft fans, but took him for a historian instead of a science fiction and horror author.
Welp, that’s all for now. Later friends.
I bought some Prismacolor markers today, so I thought I’d break them in. This sketch is a combination of said markers and water colors. Doing this sketch served to remind me just how much I have to learn about using color. I wish I had starting using color long before now, but it’s never too late to learn I s’pose.
First post of the NEW YEAR . Mmmmboy! So here are several random doodles I drew at work. I don’t actually get paid to draw, but I do it anyway because if a day goes by that I don’t draw I WILL SHRIVEL AND DIE. Feh. What meller-drama.
Here is a cartoony picture of Obed Marsh from The Shadow Over Innsmouth. He looks like Scrooge McDuck.
This is an alien or something. It might be talking. Or yawning. Maybe singing . If he is singing, he’s singing a Rush song. Probably Freewill, that’s a good one.
Here are three members of The Ginyu Force ( Butta, Gurd, and Cpt. Ginyu, respectively). I do indeed like Dragonball Z. A whole bunch, in fact. I’ll probably talk about it again at some point.
This is a Mahar , which is a fictional race of intelligent pterosaurs from the Pellucidar book series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. When I was a kid I saw the goofy, low budget film starring Doug McClure “At the Earths Core”, which is based on the first book in the Pellucidar series. I loved that movie as a child, and I still do. It’s weird and wacky and full of awkward, unconvincing rubber monster costumes. It also made me very curious to read the book it was based on, but I never got around to doing so until just a couple of years ago. This doodle is rather bland I guess, but I have yet to get on paper what I have in my mind. I want to return to this topic in a future post as well.
I love dinosaurs. It’s more than just a passing interest or a hobby. I FREAKING LOVE DINOSAURS. It’s an emotional, almost “spiritual” experience for me to look at dinosaur artwork. Even more so to see the bones on display, which I have only done three times in my life so far. Anyway,I will be discussing dinosaurs more in the future. I just wanted introduce the doodles I will be sharing today.
I drew this at work last night. I wanted to draw a retro looking tyrannosaurus, like what you might see depicted in a childrens’ book on dinosaurs from decades past. And, like a classic dinosaur illustration, this T-Rex is demonstrating one of three typical poses dinosaurs would be depicted in: 1) Standing with mouth open (presumably roaring) or closed, 2) Eating something, or 3)Fighting. In the past couple decades, this has expanded to include depicting dinosaurs as resting, playing, mating, and generally acting more like animals than like Hollywood monsters. There are websites that discuss this topic much more eloquently than I am capable of, my favorite being Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs- http://chasmosaurs.blogspot.com. See specifically, the Vintage Dinosaur Art posts. Great stuff.
And then this happened. He reminds me of Uncle Creepy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Creepy ) , if Uncle Creepy was a dinosaur.
So here is a sloppy little drawing of Slender Man being pulled into a ghost trap because Ghostbusters vs Slender Man is an awesome idea, and would make a great comic book story. And, in case I haven’t yet made it clear that I am a gigantic nerdy man-child, I drew this during a session of Dungeons and Dragons. I am not sorry.