Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Artblogging - Birth of the Bride II

How about some more paintblogging for this painting.

Got to get the pencils laid out on the canvas.

I like to do the sky and the deep bits first. Its easier to smear on the sky when you can overlap onto areas that haven't been touched yet. I like how the moon and the mountains turned out.

Walls are next.

Starting to fill in the characters and the props. I like how their smocks turned out.

That's all folks. I'll post more when I get more done.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Artblogging - Birth of the Bride

Here is one I did recently featuring my favorite subjects Frankie and the Bride. I did a drawing like this some years ago but I thought I could do a better job of it. Here is the progress from original sketch to finished product.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Dr Scarabus

I've been away for a while. Here is a recent painting that turned out pretty good. Boris Karloff as Dr Scarabus from "The Raven."

I was really happy with how this turned out. I was hoping it would lead to a run of good paintings but I've had some flubs since this one was completed. Oh Well.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monster Duo

Did a few monster portraits recently. The Wolfman and the Creature From the Black Lagoon. Both are 12 x 16 acrylic on canvas.

I wish I hadn't done the Gillman's lips in red. I like how it looks on old posters I've seen, but it just doesn't work here.

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Third Doctor

Jon Pertwee, the third Doctor. I think he has the most interesting face of the bunch of them.
Acrylic on canvas board, 12 x 16.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Paintblogging: Frankenstein Vs the Sludge Monster IIII

Well its done. I fixed up the cloud and the rats at the bottom, and finished off the monsters clothes and his head. Now onto something new.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Paintblogging: Frankenstein Vs the Sludge Monster III

Back at it. I've been between jobs for a while now so I've been able to get a lot done on the
painting. Picking up where I left off before I'm trying to add some life to the pool of sludge
that the characters are standing in. I made it a nice pea soup green and tried to make it look
swirling with some bubbles mixed throughout. I kinda like how it looks.

Now I have to keep it going and make it look like the large character is rising out of it. It
doesn't look too bad. Considering I haven't done much liquid before I think it turned out all
right. I gave him red glowing eyes and a Robocop 2 inspired brain jar.

Now its back to the previous colors to do the rocks that are floating in the muck at the bottom.
I don't know if I got the colors to exactly match what I had done before but its close enough.

And now getting into more of the fun stuff. I filled in the skull and the rats. I'm thinking of
going back at the end and doing some more work on the rats, I made their hair a little too spikey,
gotta go back and smooth them out a bit. I also started working on Frankie's clothes. Classic black
jacket and pants with a purple and black shirt. I've started a bit of the shading on his right side,
next step will be the rest.

See ya real soon.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Paintblogging: Frankenstein Vs the Sludge Monster II

Ok another shot at this paintblogging thing. I gotta say one of the good things about being
unemployed is I'm getting a lot of painting done.
I've gotten my process for getting the illustration onto the canvas down pat. I save a copy
of the line drawing at the same dimensions as the canvas and then measure out key points of
the drawing. Then its just connect the dots to finish it off.

Like the others I get the deepest elements done first. In this case its the sky and the

The rock work came next. I'm getting pretty good and doing rock and stone. Its a good thing
too as it seems to be a feature in most of my work. I like working on canvas, I find it
really helps in creating texture.

And just when I'm starting to get sick of blue and grey I get to start adding another color.
I filled in a good chunk of the area that will be slime with a flat dark green. I gotta admit
I'm a little nervous about how this is gonna turn out. I haven't had any luck painting liquids
in the past. Lets hope I can figure out how to do it.

Till next time.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Paintblogging: Frankenstein Vs the Sludge Monster

I'm gonna try my hand at paintblogging again. I love the old monsters so I'm gonna go with
Frankenstein again.. Thought it would be fun to have him in a scrap so I worked out this
Sludge Monster character. He can take a solid form but for the most part he is just a big

In the orginal sketch I was going to have them in an old castle with plenty of windows. But
I was just having a hell of a time getting the back wall and window right, so I changed it
to be crumbling ruins. I think it looks better that way.

Got the flat colors laid. As you can see I'm gonna go with a bluish green scheme.  I Tried
to make the sludge monster look like pea soup.

And this is it with the shading done.  I added a lightning bolt to the back to mix it up a little. I usually add a full moon to whatever outdoor scenes I do, thought this would be a nice change. I'm gonna transfer this to a canvas soon. Hope to have some more updates before too long.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Baron Frankenstein

This is 12 x 16 acrylic on canvas.
It is of course Peter Cushing from "Frankenstein Created Woman"