Sunday, November 27, 2011

Grog and Oogle

Here are two original characters, Grog and Oogle, I created for a story I haven't finished.  One of these days, Alice.  They are made of inked watercolor paper and the background is a cave painting from Altamira.

Grog and Oogle, January 2004

Friday, November 25, 2011

Ludacris Tribal Mask

I want to do an art show of just these tribal masks, but it takes so long to do just one of them.  Much of my time is spent on trial and error, so they should become easier to do as I get better.  After making the original sculpt, a mold and a support are made.  These are necessary to keep the faux wood from smearing.  Three other Ludacris masks were scrapped because they weren't good enough.  At this point in my progression, this one is not too bad.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Santa Caught

Christmas is just around the corner, so here is a not-so-jolly old elf to brighten your holidays.  It is made of paper, some of it airbrushed, and mounted on illustration board.

Santa Caught, November 2003

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rhyme Time

Riding in the car last night, Tater wanted to play a rhyming game.  One of us would say a word, and the other would guess a rhyming word that the first person was thinking.  The category was 'Something inside Toys-R-Us'.

Tater says: "Mikes."
Me: "Bikes!"

Me: "Boys."
Tater says: "Toys!"

Tater says: "Legister."
I just cracked up.

Friday, November 11, 2011


This paper sculpture was originally done with a background painted on glass.  The background would light up with a strong light source behind it.  This digital version is slightly different.

Shine, August 2003

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sylvester Stallone

I did a couple caricatures of Sylvester Stallone in the early 90's.  The first one is brush and ink.  In the second illustration, he got a haircut and was airbrushed on illustration board and cut out.  The clouds were added today.

Sylvester Stallone, September 1990

Stallone cutout, March 1992

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Metal Lion

Here is the second version of my lion pendant.  It's a little steampunky with the gears, but I don't know if my steampunk friends would consider this one steampunky enough.  My newest lion is made of polymer clay, brushed with gold and copper Perfect Pearls.  The gold chain tail was picked up at a yard sale.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dragon Eggs

I also did a paper sculpture of this one a few years later.  My first attempt with this design was airbrushed with colored inks onto illustration board, outlined with black magic ink, and then cut out.  The speckling on the eggs was accomplished with an old toothbrush.

Dragon Eggs, August 1992