New/Old Art: Fast Lane Blues

A number of years ago, I was commissioned to do interior art for a Cemetery Dance project. Working with Cemetery Dance is great, and I jumped at the chance to work on a new anthology for Dark Delicacies. I had the chance to create art for a story by William F. Nolan, called Depompa. It […]

Sketches roundup: November 2012

I think sketching is a very valuable tool for an artist. I use it for practicing my craft, which is important. I use it to doodle certainly, to just let the brain play as it will. I also use it, almost like doodling, to really let my imagination run free. No rules, no forced content, […]

New Artwork: Night of the Valravn

No, I didn’t misspell that title, it actually is spelled “valravn”. The valravn is my new artwork, and new Alphabeast. From Danish folklore, a valravn is a half-wolf, half-raven creature. From Wikipedia (and a couple of other sites):  “The valravns appear in traditional Danish folksongs, where they are described as originating from ravens who consume […]

Halloween and Harvey Two-Face

My children tell me that they love that I’m an artist, and that I have a vast knowledge of how to pull things off for Halloween. Now, of course, they just tell me that so I’ll let them stay up late to watch movies. But I have to admit, I think that their excitement with […]

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 […]

New Ink Art: The Pale Man

Today has been an experiment in not only a larger format for an ink work, but also in the idea of not letting a problem in the art end the day. When I started doing art today, I just grabbed my 12″ x 18″ watercolor stock and went to work. I had a decent idea […]

A new ink card and a different idea: Fossil

While I’m working on these ink cards, I’m trying a few different ideas out. Of course, one idea is purely commerce driven, I’m unemployed and selling things keeps food on the table. But artistically, there are a few things at play here. First, I’m trying to relearn what I knew about inks so many years […]