Welcome to my art blog!

I love to draw and create, but as some have pointed out, I tend to gravitate towards comic and sci-fi characters (as seen at my sketch blog) and I forget the whole other world of subjects out there. This blog is dedicated to that other world. Although, as you'll see, I can't seem to escape a little bleed over.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Epic Portait: Chad!

Oh man, this one was pretty fun.  Just some background: I was charged with creating a portrait of my friend Becca's boyfriend Chad, with broadsword in hand, drinking a Manhattan, surrounded by zombies with the Golden Girls in tow.  This was a definite must because A) I love drawing zombies, and B) I had never drawn the Golden Girls before.  While I wasn't lucky enough to have grown up with them like some viewers out there, I find the whole premise of 4 sassy older women living together and getting into hijinks to be hilarious.  I'm pretty sure I watched Designing Women though.  What was the premise behind that?  

Anyway, this is my first all-digital portrait.  Because it was zombie-themed, I wanted to make it look like a cover of The Walking Dead comic- hopefully that concept made it across.  I made sure to include Chad's "Betsey shorts" and enough blood-splatter to show that he knows his way around a broadsword.  His pose is an homage to the classic Army of Darkness poster, complete with sexy lady clinging to his leg (played by Sophia).    

I also included a black, white & red version in homage to the comic's use of black and white. 


As usual, if you're interested in commissioning me to do an epic portrait or any other maner of artwork, you can e-mail me and we can talk turkey.  

Epic Portrait: Eric!

Here's my epic portrait I did for my friend Carlena's brother Eric!

It was definitely a long time in the making, but I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out.  I've always liked airplanes and giant monsters, so when I was commissioned to paint an airplane fighting a giant monster, how could I say no?  

If you or a friend of yours would like to commission me, e-mail me and we can talk specifics.  Because most of my first portraits were done for friends I painted for pretty cheap, but due to a rise in demand and workload I'll be raising my prices slightly.  I generally charge by size and complexity.