Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spencer Tracy from The Mountain

Added a Kirby Cosmic crackle experiment

GHOST PROVOKERS second episode premiere!

Hello Kittens,
For those of my bretheren who do not know, the next installment of my series Ghost Provokers (this time shot on board the Queen Mary) will premiere today on Halloween! Go to to see the show in three parts (or find it on YouTube). It's almost a half hour long again, and maybe that's about 25 minutes too long. YOU decide. Please check it out and let me know what you think.
Hate you guys.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Is It Still Tuesday...?

... or did I miss the deadline by thirty-some hours? I like to use a Pentel Rolling Writer for my doodling, sketches and thumbnails. You probably can't even tell what I have drawn here, but maybe that's the fun of it. I just like to move my hand around inside a little box and watch the black-and-white lines and patterns form. That's the Ken Theater up on Adams Avenue in my neighborhood. The other two thumbs are pipes and windows on nearby alleyway walls.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It may be time to move back to Oklahoma

Had my top front 4 teeth removed as prep for a partial plate. Click the headline to see me at the dentist immediately after extraction.

I used Burt Lancaster's teeth to visualize what my partial plate will look like.

I changed it to just the look I will soon achieve


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sketch for Tuesday

Here's a sketch I made of an actor from my favorite film for Halloween.

Rick Schmitz's Pens / My Colors

Another box art piece ... I put Rick's sketch through Live Scan in Illustrator and then did some coloring on it ...

It's Tuesday

Very unsuccessful attempt at Anderson Cooper. The guy he was interviewing is a fairly successful likeness.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Real Genius behind Rocky and Bullwinkle, Alex Anderson dies

Mysteries From Beyond the Brushpen

OK, I won't bother you with the details, but this is a great clip from a mega-obscure and damn funny movie--one of those wonderful 70's documentaries attempting to explain how extraterrestrials came to earth in the prehistoric days and taught the Mayans to surf.

I wouldn't waste precious TAG blog acreage here if I didn't think you'd get a kick out of it. If you want to know more, check out Brush Pen Breakfast.

All my love, cheeky vampires.

Sketchbook watercolor

Playing around with my aquarelle pencils and Niji waterbrush

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Jack Kirby's Color Palette?

Got it from the Jack Kirby Museum site.
Click headline to go to the site.
Does anyone know the exact address of Kirby's place? Question to those of us that went with Shel that time. I ended up a few years later getting to know Thousand Oaks fairly well. I wondered if my stomping grounds in TO typically intersected where Kirby lived.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Viva Zapato!

A palate cleanser from all the good art. An attempt to incorporate cartoons into my work at Road Runner Sports, years and years ago.


I may mod this up a bit. Colorize it, etc. N8 Sl8. Is it the same story you have in mind Tom C?

My dabbling retouch was just done with a mouse. Didn't really dig into it.

Giant Robot Moment #2

Marty shamed me into posting something.

Faux Box Cover Art ...

Just a little sharing ... Those of you who have known me a while will recognize this character.

Maybe more coming, maybe not ... ;-)

Another after Midnight drawing

I'm going back to watching Sea Hunt now.
(Click on title)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Did I post this here already? If I did, please accept my apologies. I'm going to post it at BPB, too. Done for my old pal Peet on the occasion of his nuptials. I confess to having a blue pencil under drawing....

I love posting here, I've just been busy! Tom Moon, get yr rucksack on the table and spill some drawings, man! Same to you Dok and Ranjo--we haven't seen nuttin from yous guys in ages...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Burt and George

Lancaster and Reeves

History of The Black Cauldron

Click the title for an interesting article about the making of the Disney film The Black Cauldron.

It's Tuesday!

I must admit I haven't been very conscientious about posting here (or even on my own blog) since being invited to join the group, and for that I apologize. So in an effort to be a better blogger, and in acknowledgment of this blog's moniker, I'm going to try and post a new sketch every Tuesday. If I manage to post more, then all the better, but at least this way I'll get something up here at a minimum of once a week.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Playing around with REDS

This started out s a color pencil drawing but I got dissatisfied with the way it was coming out in the scan. I popped it in PS to do some color correction and got carried away. Face sucks but I liked the body results and probably will revise this design in the near future (click on title to view)

I went ahead and added a new face and did some adjustments

some more designs

Putty Nose

Sunday, October 17, 2010

another pretty face

another sketch added
(click on title)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ron's centaur reminded me of an drawing done of an Amazon back in a time when people were asking me for such things. The Amazons were a horse-worshipping, female, band of mercenaries who lived in the Caucasus, or so I was told.

More Fantasy

Here's a fussy little shading exercise of a another mythological creature.

And this one is a more fun sketchier drawing with lots of action. I used to make sound effects when I drew stuff like this... oh hell, I still do.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I'm still around

been posting on my blog. (Click on title).
The less said about other things the better.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Battle Against The Cyclops

Another scene composed with toys and drawn with mechanical pencils and pentel retractable erasor.


I'm reading a book called Monstrumologist. Really fun read. Mike Mignola mentioned liking it on Facebook and I checked it out. This is what I imagine the main creature looks like.
The top revision is more like it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mean Dude

A memory of Don Stroud I think. With a dabble at photoshop paint.
He's thinking how much he hates the descriptive phrase "fancy tits."

Jim come back. Everyone else loves you. I'll ignore you.

The rough for a drawing-

-that's on my blog

Where Am I?

No drawing, but taking many photos. Just took this and posted it. Where am I? Platinum No-Prize for correct answer.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I like watching streaming Painting Demos

It literally is like watching paint dry. But better. This is a very good artist named Ignat Ignatov. I've taken a couple of classes with him at the California Art Institute in Thousand Oaks. Cool guy. Click the headline to see his blog.

PS: I've hounded Krayonzilla off the blog. I apologize.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

"Find The TAG Luminary..."

Jimmy, you clever dawg.

I spotted this right away.

See how many TAG luminaries YOU can find in Jim's drawing.

My favorite (by a good distance)...


Blackwing by way of Dr. Suess:

I mean, COME ON--Blackwing mojo or not, that is brilliant!

Friday, October 08, 2010

doodles with the palomino Blackwing

got in my Palamino Blackwing pencils from the California Cedar Products Co. Been playing around and comparing it with the Original Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602. Is it is as GOOD? IMHO it's not, close but no cigar. Is it a decent replacement? possibly. It's darker, it's seems softer and the lead wears faster. The wood seems bigger and heavier and the eraser ferrule is larger and keeps the pencil off balance way more than it's predecessor, plus the eraser is useless like so many pencil erasers of today. As I see it the original 602 is a part of lost history of pencils. A thing of legend, yes but will never really come again like so many other LOST pencils of yesteryear.

This was done on a cream color higher quality paper.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Strange and Doom

It was easy to find. I had it with my Mignola collection.
Added some extra doodles

more sketchbook scratches

my OLD Blackwing 602's pencils.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Unfinished Doctor Strange

Checked out Essential Doctor Strange from the library and was inspired to draw him on a recent bus ride.  No Ditko in this collection, but there was some Brunner and Colan.  It included a Dracula crossover.  Generally not great stuff, but not necessarily awful either.  I find Steve Englehart's writing more and more difficult to tolerate as I get older.  I think he has some cool ideas but at times he presents them in an awkward fashion. 

Studies of Lloyd "Its a Cookbook!" Bochner

... and a meandering doodle. Part of the caricaturing process for me.

Girl Drink Drunk Rough

The final thing is on my blog.

Two for Tuesday

Two wee sculptures (or "sculpts" as the Hollywood folk like to call them) from the Musee Maillol in France. Hey, I didn't want a Tuesday to go by without a contribution. Would love to see Thompson draw some little sculpts/figurines/tchotchkes in a desktop composition. I'm sure it would be more entertaining than this.

BTW, I loved the Micronauts video link that sometimes shows up in our TAG sidebar. Now that was an artistically satisfying toy-line-cum-comic.

...I mean that in the latinate sense.