Sunday, November 16, 2014

I've Got a Fever! Christopher Walken

Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I've been busy creating and not posting. I've been doing a lot of traditional work– Ink and water color. But I now have plenty to post for the next couple of months.

Here's my Christopher Walken. It is ink wash on water color paper. I'm pretty happy how to came out, so I may scan and color it digitally.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Vincent Price Speed Painting– This Time in Vivid Technicolor!

© 2014 Kyle Wiggins, All rights reserved.
Here's another Halloween portrait, this time it's Vincent Price! It is based on one of the ink sketches I did for Inktober. The original sketch can be seen, Here!

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Boogie Man– Uncle Eerie!

I've taken a little break from Inktober to finish this for Halloween, Mr. Eerie Lee Shivers! He is the host of The Uncle Eerie's Shiver Show. His show is macabre and hilarious! 

Check out his YouTube Channel and show your support!

. . .  and his website,

Thanks for looking!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, and More Halloween Caricatures

Hiya Folks! Here's another post of my favorite Inktober sketches from last week.  These are all Ink-Wash and Dry-Brush. Once again, if you want to see all of them, check out my Instagram page.  If you like what you see, please follow. I try to post every day.

Count Orlock – Nosferatu

The Bride of Frankenstein

Boris Karloff – Frankenstein


Christopher Lee – The Curse of Frankenstein

Vincent Price – The House on Haunted Hill

Boris Karloff – The Mummy
Thanks for looking!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Buncha Halloween Caricatures! Inktober So Far…

Hiya! For Inktober I've been doing an ink sketch daily. These are my favorite sketches so far. If you'd like to see all of them, check out my Instagram page. The line drawings were made with a Bic ballpoint pen, and the paintings are ink wash.

Leatherface  –  Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Schlitzie  –  Freaks (1932)

Uncle Fester – Addams Family
Gomez Addams  – Addams Family

Bela Lugosi


Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Riddle Me This, Batman!— Frank Gorshin

I spent last night watching “The Dark Knight”, while sketching Frank Gorshin— The Riddler, from the 1967 Batman Tv shim and movie. 

I used pencil on white canvas-paper. The green hue is a happy coincidence from the photography. Because green is his signature color, I kept it. 

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"This Looks Like a Scoop For. . ." It's Finally Complete!

© 2014 Kyle Wiggins, All rights reserved.

This is the newest and final painting for Comic-Con. Hope to see you there. It's done, now I'm going to bed. 

Thanks for looking,


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Salt Lake Comic Con and "New & Improved" Don Knotts!!!!

© 2014 Kyle Wiggins, All rights reserved.

Sorry it's been so long since my last post. The Salt Lake Comic Con is this week and I've been getting ready for it, painting a couple of new pieces and touching up old ones.

So if you're at the Salt Lake Comic Con, I'll be selling prints at the Artist Alley– Blue 28. 

Thanks for looking, and I hope to see you there!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Goodbye Robin Williams. . . work in progress

When I found out about the death of Robin Williams, like most of you, I was shocked. I'm not much of a writer. So, nothing I write could possibly do justice to his greatness. But as a fan I had to do something. Obviously, it's not finished, but it's coming along. I'll post it when it's complete.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

No Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Diet!

Here's a bit of late night sketching, while watching "Quantum of Solace." I sketched it on Canvas Paper with pencil and Prismacolor. 

Now I'm going to sleep. . . 

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

"I'm gonna whittle yuh inta kindlin'!" Tom Waits work in progress

Here's a caricature of one of my favorite (of many) musicians, Tom Waits. His sound is like a guttural blues with a band from another planet. If you've never heard his music, here's a clip of him performing. Wow, very interesting!

This is just a detail of his face. I have a bit of a way to go with it

Thanks for looking!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Lo Pan is Complete

© 2014 Kyle Wiggins, All rights reserved.
Hiya Folks!!! My portrait of David Lo Pan is now complete. Like my Frankenstein portrait, the color scheme was inspired by the monster illustrator Basil Gogos. I will selling prints of this and several of my other paintings at the Salt Lake City Comic Con.

If you'd like to purchase prints or commission a piece, please message me.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How to Talk Dirty: Lenny Bruce–Speed Painting

Tonight I painted this. It's a 1 hour speed painting of Lenny Bruce. I am still working on Lo Pan. But I needed a bit of a break from it. . . and now back to work.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Lo Pan, Getting Color. . . Process

Here's another quick post. I'm now adding color to David Lo Pan. This is a piece I'm working on for the Salt Lake Comic Con. Hopefully it will be complete in a couple of days.

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

"Which Lo Pan? Little old basket case on wheels or the ten foot tall roadblock?"

I have too many projects, too much to do. . . So here's a quick post. The value block-in is complete. I'll have more details and surprises when I toss in the color.

"Shut up, Mr. Burton! You are not brought upon this world to get it!"

Thanks for looking!


Friday, July 18, 2014

"Indeed!" - Lo Pan: Progress Value Painting (Detail)

Hiya Folks! I have to drop all personal project to get ready for the Salt Lake Comic Con in September. So here is one of my Comic Con pieces– David Lo Pan from Big Trouble in Little China. I have a month and a half, and about five paintings to finish. Hopefully I'll have a quick turnover. 

This is just a detail of the entire portrait. So far, I'm pretty happy with it. 

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The World's Greatest Sinner: Timothy Carey

I've been watching a lot of early Stanley Kubrick films. Films like Killer's Kiss, Paths of Glory, The Killing, and Dr. Strangelove.  There's a character actor in Paths of Glory and The Killing named Timothy Carey. He is one of the most bizarre actors ever. He usually speaks through gritted teeth. I mean he hardly ever opens them. He always adds the weird to every character he plays. Here's a scene from a John Cassavetes film, Minnie & Moskowitz. He auditioned for the boss in Reservoir Dogs. But Tarantino was afraid to work with him. But he dedicated it to Carey and several of his cinematic influences.

Carey directed a a 1962 film, The World's Greatest Sinner. It's a low, low, low budget movie, scored by a young, pre-Mothers Frank Zappa. It offended 1962 audiences so bad, it was not theatrically released. It's so rare and obscure, I've never scene it.

Any way for your pleasure, here's a caricature of late, great, and wacko Timothy Carey.

Thanks for looking. . . and sorry about the long windedness.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Voldemort Schmoldevort! - Work in Progress

Here's a quick post. This is very early in the process and you may have a guess on what I'm painting. But you're only half right. Jeez I'm sick! There is something definitely wrong with this concept. I'll post the surprise later.

By the way, my website is now live–

Thanks for looking!


Monday, July 7, 2014

A Brush & Frank Zappa– No Commercial Potential

Here's another go a at brush & ink. I think I'm getting better at it. For this one I sketched one of my favorite musicians– Frank Zappa! It started as a pencil sketch on Canson Canvas Paper. Then I taped the paper down and laid down light ink washes to build up value. Then I finished it with pen and ink for dark detail, and white Prismacolor or Chinese White watercolor for added white.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Quick Javier Bardem sketch

I'm working on a set of paintings based on James Bond Villains. So here's a quick sketch of Javier Bardem as Silva from Skyfall. Wow I drew'm ugly. Just look at him with his big black eyes. I'm still in the early stages of this project. I still need to decide how many paintings and which villains to include. I'll keep you posted. 

I would love to hear suggestions on who you'd like to see. Thanks for looking!


Monday, June 30, 2014

Little Mermaid Coloring Book– A Work in Progress

This is a page from a Little Mermaid coloring book that I've been working on. I took a page from the book, scanned it, and now I'm coloring it digitally. So I've had to make of the lighting and color scheme of the line art. I'm not done with it yet. I'm sort of making it up as I go along. But I like how it's coming out so far. I'll post it when it's done.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"Take your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape!"– Dr. Zaius in Brush & Ink

"His Destiny!"
Here's another Brush and Ink picture. Last night I watched the original Planet of the Apes (1968), so I painted this. I should probably also paint a Cornelius and Zira as well. In fact I should paint an entire poster!

For supplies I used; Princeton 50/50 rounds #5, #0/3 rounds, 3/4" wash brushes, Higgins black India ink, and Winsor Newton Chinese white watercolor on a sheet of 136 lb. Canson Canva-Paper.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Brush & Ink Practice

I've never been good working with brush and Ink. I had a go at it this morning, and here is the result. I'm pretty happy with it. But I still need a lot of practice. You'll see more of these from me. I've been spending so much time working digitally. But recently, I've decided that I need more practice in working traditional.

For supplies I used; Princeton 50/50 rounds #5 and #0/3, Higgins black India ink, and a white Prismacolor pencil on a sheet of 136 lb. Canson Canva-Paper. My reference was a sketch of a mustachioed man from Drawing the Head and Hands by Andrew Loomis. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"Ba-Dee-Ba-Dee-Ba-Dee. . . Ba-Don Knotts Folks!" Complete

© 2014 Kyle Wiggins, All rights reserved.

Here is my finished Don Knotts caricature. Well, it's supposed to be Don Knotts– or perhaps it's Steve Buscemi. I could also add a pencil mustache and he'd be John Waters!

He's based on a sketch from a couple of years back. You can see the original on my Caricatures post from March 2012.

Thanks for looking! 


Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Girl in a Turban, Speed Painting

Sorry it's been a couple of weeks since my last post. I've decided to post something different this week. You're probably sick of all of my Keith Richards posts. Don't worry, you'll be Keef free until he's completely finished. Here is a speed painting of a girl in a turban.  I worked on this for about an hour. I like how it's coming out, so I'm going to tighten it, add some color, and finish it up.

Thanks for looking, and bearing with my rambling. 
Have a great week!


Saturday, May 24, 2014

"Ready Freddie!" Freddie Mercury Sketch

It was very slow at work Thursday. So I sketched Freddie Mercury on the back of a misprinted MacBook pricing sheet. As I was sketching, I absolutely hated it. But looking at it the last couple of days, it has started to grow on me. "Now I'm here!"

Thanks for looking!

– Kyle

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Paint it Black - Monochromatic Keef is Complete

I'm about ready to start adding color. Obviously there are more details to add, finishing the guitar, shoes, hair, jewelry, etc. . .  But I have the basic values down. I will throw in more details as I add color. Most of this layer will be covered up by the time it's complete.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Keith Richards - Still Cranking Away (Detail)

Cropped Detail
Once again I'm pointing out that this is a personal project that I'm making up as I go along. So, after I've gone way too far on the face, I've finally decided what I want to do with the rest of it. I've started to block in the rest of it. Then after I've finished the under-painting, I'll start adding color. Wow, his right hand is bigger than his head!

Once again, thanks for looking!

– Kyle

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Ringo: Stage II - Tightening the Speed Painting

I've been working more on my Ringo. I made a crummy pencil sketch several months ago. Then I started over and did a 1 hour speed painting.  So now I'm spending more time on the speed painting, by fixing the values, tightening the loose shapes, adding details, and improving the caricature. It's still far from done. But I thought it was a good time for another progress pic. (also partly because I haven't posted in a while)

Thanks for looking!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Keef Continued

I've finally had a chance to work on my Keith Richards again. This is a personal project I work on whenever I get a chance. I'll just noodle it here and thereBut with everything else I'm working on, I usually don't get the chance. Someday I'll actually finish it.

Thanks for looking


Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Put up your Dukes, Pilgrim!" John Wayne Caricature

I found something that I thought would be fun to share. I was digging through some old sketches, found this guy. I did this caricature of Rooster a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, he seems to be a bit snockered. I can picture him drunkenly driving his horse, with the reins in his teeth, while firing off his Winchester and Colt Navy. Wow, that was a great movie!

By the way. Check out my new website!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Marlon Brando "YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN!" - Process

Here's a Marlon Brando caricature I'm working on. I have a long way to go to finish it. I haven't posted in a while. I've recently changed from pc to Mac. Because of the change, I've had to upgrade from Adobe CS4 to CS6. . . aaaand I'm not used to using it yet. But it's getting there. . . 

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nicholas Cage “Boy, you got a panty on yo' head!”

When people tell me that Nicholas Cage is a bad actor, I tell them to watch ‘Raising Arizona’. It is one of my favorite movies. It's one of my goto movies when I paint. Because of the great one liners, I don't even have to watch it.

Here is Mr. Cage as H.I. McDunnough. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Walken on the wild side!

Here's a quick sketch of Christopher Walken from 'A View to a Kill'. For a James Bond movie, it was ok. But of course, Chris Walken as the villain, was brilliant! I think I wanna do a painting of this. 

Thanks for looking

— Kyle

Friday, March 14, 2014

Frankenstein Complete

Big apologies for my neglect of posting on the blog. I've recently moved and I've been updating my studio. 

I posted an earlier carnation of this painting last year. But I've been sorting through my work, finding stuff to post on my new webpage. (which I'm hoping will be live, before the end of the month) So I've been taking my best stuff, and adding a few finishing touches. I worked on this one a few hours today. I think I can declare it complete. 

Thanks for looking! Expect more posts and updates on my new .com over the next few weeks. 


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

'No Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.'

This is just a quick sketch. I'm fiddling with a brush pen while watching Roger Moore in 'Live and Let Die. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Are Elephants Falling From the Sky?!!!

This is a sketch I did this evening. I'm pretty happy with it. I've wanted to do a painting of this for a while. This is just a component of the whole idea. I'll post the final composition when I'm about ready to start painting.