Doctor Zoidberg Holmes

Inktober 2015: Ink Art

Inktober is a yearly, unofficial ink project by artists everywhere. The idea is to create a new ink piece each day in October, and this year I managed to do a number of new ink pieces despite a busy life schedule. Here they are below, and let me know what you think.

The Return of Im-Ho-Tep; art of russell dickerson

Ink: The Return of Im-Ho-Tep

I’ve always been fascinated with the monsters of the old movies. The Creature From The Black Lagoon, Lon Chaney’s Phantom of the Opera, and of course, Boris Karloff’s Im-Ho-Tep from the 1932 film The Mummy. The creatures of old had such great texture to them, such great characterizations. They were unique creatures, with their own […]

The Fight Was Lost

Painting: The Fight Was Lost

I’ve come to really love painting the traditional way, though I still love digital art as well. But traditional art, such as inks and acrylics, give me a different sense compared to digital. It’s not just that I see my art differently from medium to medium, it’s that my whole approach is different. In many […]

Ink Art: Gravity’s End

I wanted to do another ink today, and the first idea that hit me was actually Hellboy (it’s the 20 year anniversary of Hellboy today). But as I sat down to give an ink a try, a different idea hit me.  I’ve learned over time (painful, painful time) that I shouldn’t fight those needs. The […]

Conquered

New Digital Art: Conquered

I’ve been trying to create a new art piece every week, and soon I hope to make that every day. Until then, I’m enjoying the personal projects and ideas that I’m exploring. I have quite a few ideas for digital pieces, stories, ink art, paintings, even sculptures. Digital art allows me the greatest level of […]

New Cover Art: Astoria

I’ve been very fortunate to have created art for several of S.P. Miskowski’s books, they are wonderfully written books that everyone should check out. I’ve just completed both the illustration and design of her latest cover, a book called Astoria. After you are done ordering it, come back here and read about how I created […]

Spectrum Art Show Recap Part 1: As an Exhibitor

Last weekend, I had my very first booth ever at an art show. It was at the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live show in Kansas City, itself a first-time event. I’ve decided to write about my experiences, but it will take a couple of articles to get it all in. This one is the first part, […]

My New eBook: Life As An Artist In Repose

Over the course of the last two years, from January 2010 to present, I’ve been writing monthly articles for the Apex Book Company. I’ve now compiled those two years of articles into an ebook collection, called Life As An Artist In Repose, now available for purchase on Amazon here. The idea behind my articles for […]

Eternity in the Old North Hall

The Big Commission Rates Mystery

For many years, coming from both illustration and graphic design, I’ve heard different discussions about what people charge to do their work. Sometimes it even sounds like a big, secret mystery, as if you aren’t supposed to talk about it in front of anyone. Which, as all of you who are consumers would be quick […]

Leaving Christmas for Dead: Boomer Claus

Every so often, I get some idea rolling through my head that I just have to investigate. On this site of mine you’ll find experiments as dark as The Lost Nightmare, as wacky as zombie muppets, and many others that I just thought would be fun. After a discussion online earlier today with artist Chris […]

Foil Design: Multiplex Fandango

A good friend of mine, Weston Ochse,  just released a fantastic collection of stories, called Multiplex Fandango. Published by Dark Regions Press, Multiplex Fandango is filled with great stories, and I highly recommend picking one up as soon as you possibly can. Go here to do so. Now, you might be asking, why am I […]

Ink: The Mouth of Sauron

Creating the ink art: The Mouth of Sauron

I’m fascinated by creatures of all sorts, especially those that are a bit on the creepy side. Case in point, “The Mouth of Sauron”, featured in the extended edition of the film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. In case you haven’t seen the extended versions of the LOTR trilogy (which […]

Fun with Typography

In starting up my new online stores, I decided that it might not be a bad idea to have a few items that weren’t as much about my art as much as just “cool”. Being that, without a day job, I don’t get to play with graphic design as much anymore, I thought it would […]

New Ink Art and working with reference: Cthulhucraft

I’ve been itching to do more ink work lately, and I decided over the weekend that H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday was a great chance to work something in. The trick, of course, in doing art of a recognizable character (or person) is that you just have to get it right. Sure, there is some leeway here […]

The end of the sketchbook

In the last few years, I’ve done something regularly that I hadn’t in the previous years. I’ve started to complete full sketchbooks, with some kind of art on every page. I’ve noticed that it’s a good time to go back and look through it, to see how things went over time. In this case, this […]