Thursday, September 30, 2010

Phish Heads

I just finished this commission of a set of portraits of the controversial rock band Phish. I didn't really know too much about Phish, having managed to hear very little of their music in the 20 years or so that they've been around, but I did learn a thing or two hunting the internet for references for these portraits. Seem like nice fellows, and I'm pretty happy with the way they came out. Trivia hounds may be interested to know that the Trey portrait is based on one of his mug shots, and that is very difficult to find a front-facing picture of Page. Also, too, t seems to me that Mike Gordon does not look entirely unlike David Wm. Sims.
Each panel is approx. 5" square, and the price was 50 bucks.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jabba the Hutt painting

New entry in the Star Wars unlimited series, this time of Jabba the Hutt.

Want one? Buy it here

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Patchwork U.S.A. flier

I put this together fairly quickly, pretty much a first draft in pencil, inked it and cut and pasted it together. Given another day or two, I'd probably have made it look a little bit slicker, but not much.
click the image to see it full size.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

More sketchbook spreads

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Boba Fett, Mr. T, Yoda!

I've got a few new folk pop art paintings for sale in my Etsy shop. Wheee!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sketchbook spreads

Here are a few pictures of some 2 page spreads from some of my sketchbooks. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them for a closer look.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rejected TCM Underground ads!

Going through a closet in my basement, I found a box containing these drawings, which I did for the Turner Classic Movies ad campaign a while back. These are the pictures they didn't use for ads, though the ad agency did suggest at least a couple of the captions. "We wanna be free..." was a reference to The Wild Angels (and by a degree or two of separation I suppose, Russ Myers' Mudhoney), which I think was lost on the art director. But maybe Rob Zombie would have gotten it!
The "Cult Film Feast" picture was rejected explicitly because the resemblance to Vincent Price was too vivid! Apparently the network has a few differences of opinion with the Price family, and weren't interested in complicating matters by using his likeness in advertisements.

A gallery of the actual ads as they appeared in print can be viewed here.