Friday, September 30, 2005

This guy deffinately has an ax to grind with somebody. Not sure who, and I hope it is not me! He'll appear in a future project which is top secret for the time being.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

I missed blogging yesterday (hey, LOST was on tv), so here are two frog guys for the price of one. Where else are you going to find that type of deal on the web?

Here is a classic from my first book Freaks! Someone recently e-mailed me to see if it was okay to get this guy tattooed on his leg. I can't wait to see the final results!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

OK. Here is another example from Gun Ho! which will be out in a month or so. It is supposed to show the different types of camouflage, but I can't help imagining them performing choreographed high kicks in unison.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Well I have just a few more images to post before October when we will kick off a month of scares where I'll post several of the images from Scared!: How to Draw Fantastic Horror characters, but until then here is another sneak peek at a character from next year's martial arts book.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Okay its friday and I'm going to let my hair down, as soon as I remember what shelf I left it on. Anyways here is something fun. I drew this and then had my kids color it. They make some interesting color choices, but they work fairly cheaply (one Oreo per pic.) so I may use them as colorists on my next book.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Perhaps the question most asked of me (besides where's your band?-hardy har har) is if I plan on doing another Freaks! book? I would love to! But untill that happens you'll have to settle for some of Brett's incredible tiger people in my upcoming martial arts How to Draw Book: Hi-Yah!

Sometimes a character goes through a couple different color schemes before they see print. This is one of the rejected schemes, what did I finally decide on? Buy Gung Ho! in late Oct. early Nov. to find out.

Monday, September 19, 2005

When Jimi Hendrix penned the classic song "Foxey Lady"I bet he wasn't thinking of this particular gal. She appeared in my first book "Freaks!" which continues to be my biggest seller. Thanks to all you loyal fur-fans.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Anyone who was alive in the 70's is going to love the characters Brett Booth came up with for "Hi-Yah!"

Friday, September 16, 2005

More Brett Booth butt-kicking goodness form the upcoming martial arts book: Hi-Yah!: How to Draw Fantastic Martial Arts Characters.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Somedays everything clicks. I got this piece in the mail yesterday from Brett Booth. I inked and colored it all before lunch today. It will be featured in next Feb.'s Hi-Yah!: How to Draw Fantastic Martial Arts Characters.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

I know I usually use my Blog to toot my own horn, but today I would like to share a link to a movie trailer based on a true story that happened in my home town.

The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio is a great book by Terry Ryan, a childhood friend of my mother's, that has been adapted into a movie from Go Fish pictures.

It is fun to see a movie made about my little home town featuring familiar streets and family names.

I would encourage everyone to read the book and then go see the movie on Sept. 30.

Monday, September 12, 2005

The 4-wheel'n Ferret. Just one of the many awesome vehicles you'll learn to draw this November in Gung Ho!:How to Draw Fantastic Military Characters and Vehicles

Friday, September 09, 2005

Holy cow, I can't believe what you find when you clean out your hard drives. This was an about the author illustration I did for Freaks!: How to Draw Fantastic Fantasy Characters. I can't believe how far my understanding of coloring has come in the last few years.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Here is another example of the awesome work Dan Norton and Joseph Damon did on Gung Ho!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Here is the T-Rex from last week's post colored.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Here is the same print in Black and White. I worked on this thing on and off for about 3 months before I finished it. Then it took me another couple of months to find time to color it. I love drawing for a living, but sometimes drawing things simply for fun get left for weeks at a time in my "to do" stack.

Creature from the Black Lagoon, my all time favorite monster flick!

Friday, September 02, 2005

The thing I love most about coloring my own work is getting to just play around and try new techniques out. This digital femme fatale is from my upcoming Martial Arts book: Hi-Yah!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Torvosaurus by Brett Booth. What can I say? Brett:Dinosaurs = Hand:Glove