Thursday, August 26, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Jordu Schell Creature Workshop at Spirit Gallery

I have just returned from an absolutely amazing workshop. The Spirit Gallery in New London, Connecticut was host to Hollywood creature creator Jordu Schell.

The week was filled with a lecture, demonstration, great stories and hands-on help by Mr. Schell. Each student created a full size character head which we then molded and cast in latex. We also created creature maquettes.

I met a lot of great artists who are also just great people.

Early progress photos of my character

Final clay sculpt before casting

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Go paint outside!


It was such a lovely day I decided to make a big doodle outside.

I had some old canvases which I wanted to paint over.

Needed that sense of liberation that working large affords me.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Extension: Spiral Skull - details

I've received some request for detailed photos of the final pieces.

Hope you enjoy the images.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Extension: The real deal -spiral skull sculpture

I am currently focusing on realizing some of my painted designs in sculptural forms.

I decided to start with the spiral skull creature from my painting entitled Extension. Some of you may recognize it as part of my "Skull-Bowl" series or from my blog avatar. This image has received a strong response, making it the logical choice to start my sculpture series with.

Here is a little bit about my process.

This is the clay in its early stages. I am using Chavant NSP, which I softened with a lamp to begin forming the large masses. While I did refer to my original design from the painting, I made some changes to the proportions. These subtle alterations to the form made the structures more unified in the physical form.

Here is a photo of the prepared mold form. Getting ready to pour in the latex compound.

This is a comparison shot. Some of the detail on each casting must be refined with an Xacto knife before painting. The final finished pieces capture every nuance of the original sculpture and each facet is enhanced by the "natural bone" or "bronze tone" finishes.

Available in two finishes:

"natural bone"
"bronze tone"

Also included will be a custom sculpted frame in the works.

Please specify your choice of color when ordering.
Shipping & handling are not included in prices. I do accept PayPal.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Curse of the Golden Skull

Painted study for illustration based upon the story by Robert E. Howard.

acrylic & enamel on wood

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Frazetta Museum

In 2007 I was extremely fortunate to visit The Fazetta Museum
and meet Ellie and Frank.

Their personalities were as captivating as the art.

I feel honored to have been in their presence.

Hope you enjoy these photos which capture some of his vibrance.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"We... Are... WYLD STALLIONS!!!"

Into the Wild 02

acrylic+enamel on paper

12 in. x 18 in.
(30.5cm x 46cm)


Sunday, April 11, 2010

New cover art unveiled at MoCCA Festival

Writer Patrick McEvoy; Pronto Comics, and myself at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art MoCCA Art Festival this weekend.

I've done two covers for Patrick's short stories in the Divergences anthology.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Thing in 3D!

Venturing into the third dimension.

Thought I would challenge myself even more by making Mr. Grimm's stoney façade emote some sensitivity.

Painted resin 2in. x 1.75in (5.1cm x 4.4) display stand included

Monday, March 1, 2010

Please VOTE for our Web Comic!

I have created the cover for a new web comic 
written and illustrated by Aaron Watts.

The story is called The Fall of Inkazimulo.

The comic is in the March competition on to the site vote on the story they like best (you can only vote once!). You have to sign up on the site to vote. Registration is simple (username, first/last name, email addy, birthdate).  

The story with the most votes wins the contest at the end of the month. 

In addition to your valuable votes;

giving our story: 
-and leaving a COMMENT.

Will also factor into our final score in the contest.

The winner gets a one-year contract to make a page a week to add to the story.

Please tell everyone you know and vote for The Fall of Inkazimulo!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Siren of the Sea

acrylic on board
9 in. x 8 in.
(23cm x 20cm)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Busog ...Sarap nito!

This is delicious!

Busog is great apparel company I had the pleasure of collaborating with.

Check out their exciting clothing designs:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Figure Drawing -warm-ups-

My new weapon of choice;

Copic WIDE -extra broad- markers

They look like sharp chisels.  The large tip allows for the broadest range of line width which I have ever achieved with a marker.  I really enjoy throwing down huge shadow areas then, without switching tools, delicately adding wispy lines.

one-minute poses (one color) 24 x 18

one-minute poses (two colors) 18 x 24

*These drawings were done from models found on 
It is a great site filled with video tutorials 
in all areas of drawing and painting.  
I highly recommend checking it out.  
It has useful information for all skill levels.

One last note: the middle value would dry up quickly while I was drawing.  I found that misting the tip and inside the cap between uses helped refresh the ink flow.

Monday, February 1, 2010

CD- Live From Outer Space

Space Monk
11 in. x 12 in.
(28cm x 30.5cm)

CD cover art for John F. O'Donnell.

Check out his monthly Live Comedy shows at Webster Hall- NYC