U.S. Outpost 31 art by russell dickerson

Mixed Media Art: U.S. Outpost #31

Last month, I had the opportunity to try my hand at trying to get my art into a book based on the 1982 film The Thing. Now, if you’ve known me at all over the years, you know that John Carpenter’s version of The Thing is one of my very favorite films, so getting the […]

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.

Earl and his Accomplice, art by Russell Dickerson

Ink Commission: Earl and His Accomplice

I’ve been sketching in my Moleskine journal quite often on my daily mass transit ride into work. It takes about 20 minutes each way, which is a decent amount of time to sketch something interesting in my Moleskine. I normally just let my imagination run rampant with those sketches, I feel it’s an open time […]

initiated, art of russell dickerson

Ink: Initiated

In getting back to doing more art, I’ve worked on both digital and ink pieces. With digital, it’s easy to change my direction, and to try new effects. Getting back into inks, though, reminds me that planning is ultimately my greatest friend in traditional media. In the case of this new ink, Initiated, I kept […]

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 […]

Ink Art: Ribfest

Most of the time, my brain is just bouncing around with a million ideas. It’s one of the reasons why I have multiple sketchbooks and digital notes, so that the better ideas don’t get away. Sometimes, one of those really sticks in my head, and I feel the need to get it out. That was […]

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 […]

Imperfect

New Digital Art: Imperfect

Being an artist of multiple styles can be a lot of fun. It also allows me to work out ideas with, what I consider anyway, to be the right format.  Sometimes an idea might look better as an ink. Sometimes it requires a fully illustrated or painted method. Other times, like the piece below, it’s […]

New Ink Art: Remnant of the Last Age

When I was unemployed in 2011 and 2012, I returned to doing a lot of inks. Dozens of new inks, and it was a great return to a medium that I hadn’t worked on since the early 2000’s. In working up to going to my (so far) one and only art show with a booth, […]

New ink art: The Phantom of the Opera

I’ve dabbled with doing an ink of The Phantom of the Opera in the past. The first idea I had was based on a makeup test by actor Lon Chaney Sr., one where he was smiling. Technically, it was accurate. But it just didn’t grab the idea as I’d hoped it would. The second one […]

New ink art: The Creature From The Black Lagoon

A couple of years back, when I was just starting to return to inking, I had decided to ink a Creature From The Black Lagoon. It went okay, but partway through I had decided to let it be something else. So, I abandoned the original idea and came up with a different creature altogether (which […]

New Ink Art and Walkthrough: The Colossi of Memnon

For a very long time, since way back when I was a college engineering student, I’ve been fascinated with ancient architecture and stonework. Near the top of that list has always been the Egyptian statues known as the Colossi of Memnon, two massive representations of pharaoh Amenhotep III. When I say massive, they are among the […]

New Ink Art: Dinictis squalidens

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a new ink, and it’s about time I did. Life gets in the way of art sometimes, but art is still something I need to be building consistently. In this case, I wanted to try another fossil as the base idea for an ink. I have lots […]

New Ink Art: Yig, Father of Serpents

In getting ready for my Spectrum booth this coming May (check out the event here), I’ve been working out which pieces of art to bring with me. One of the ideas that came up, which I’ve had before, is to combine three of my smaller inks into one framed set. I had two previous H.P […]

New Ink Art and Alphabeast: Unseelie

For this week’s Alphabeast creation, I came across the description of a type of mean faerie, called an “unseelie”. Now, in the many descriptions I’ve come across, sometimes it’s described as the “unseelie court”, and sometimes as the creature itself. In either case, the unseelie is seen as a very mean faerie, one that tends […]

New Ink Art: The Thing That Was Bennings

Here’s a new Alphabeast creature, and an interpretation of a scene from one of my very favorite films, John Carpenter’s The Thing. If you haven’t seen the film, go ahead. I’ll wait. Back? Wasn’t that just awesome? To create an ink of the creature isn’t the easiest, considering that it doesn’t really have one single […]

New Ink & Digital Art: Stranger

I’ve been a big fan of the film Dark City since I saw in the theater back in the 90’s. For awhile now, I’ve been considering doing some ink art of one of the creatures from the film. They are known as “the strangers’, and our hero (played by Rufus Sewell) has to go up […]

New Ink Art and Walkthrough: The Revenant

This week for Alphabeasts, which I’m now caught up on, I decided to try something different. With my computer being backed up and doing some maintenance, I thought I would try a larger piece than the others have been. This week’s letter was “R”, and the first thing that popped into my head was “revenant”. […]

New Ink Art and Alphabeast: Q is for Qilin

Here’s today’s second catch-up Alphabeast art, for the letter Q. This is a qilin, from Chinese mythology, and something I found very interesting. As a creature, a qilin is (from Wikipedia and others) a creature that’s described in a few different ways. Among them is a description of a beast with horns/antlers, more of a dragon’s head, […]