Friday, July 25, 2014

Lo Pan is Complete

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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!