Thursday, May 29, 2008

Iron Man Color

Ironman.color, originally uploaded by funrama.

I very unseriously drew this 30 minute Iron Man sketch after not seriously seeing the movie (mostly to practice my 30 minute sketches for convention season). It's Robert Downey Jr. wearing an old 80's suit. I usually don't see comic book movies for fear of permanent loss of brain cells but i'm hopeful/excited for Watchmen.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Lucifer Art Gallery

I found some more Lucifer art and I uploaded them all in a new Lucifer art gallery which is more pleasing to the eye but hard to navigate for the lack of photo titles. It's taking me a long time to compile, scan and price them. Here's the old post about purchasing art. Most are for sale but I'm preserving a good portion as "Not For Sale" so I can control the remaining art I have left.
Where did it all go?!
Here are some of the finer moments:





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Monday, May 19, 2008


Like me, you probably wake up every morning and say to yourself, "Why Not Scratchboard?".

As the manufacturer states - Paint on it. Draw on it. Scratch on it. Piss on it. Call it rude names - Scratchboard, or "Clayboard", provides a greatness of ease not found in any other working surface since God himself carved the Ten Commandments upon stone tablets on Mount Sinai with lightning bolts and lasers.

In fact, it is said, that after Moses broke the tablets in anger, God offered him two Scratchboard plates from the art store to "try again".

I had to do a quick Scratchboard demo for my class so I took these old clayboards that were sitting around collecting dust and I made these. As you can see, I lost patience with the "scratching" part of Scratchboard. And, I'll never be as good as Mark Summers. I have some scratchboard nibs, but Mark Summers only uses a #11 XActo blade and he's a MACHINE so I mostly used the Xacto. But I encourage everyone to give scratchboard a try. Here, I started with a fully inked plate and scratched out the Snoop Dogg type. With the buildings and explosions, I drew them with a tech pen and scratched out lines for windows and highlights and used steel wool for a softer drybrush effect.

On the Snoop Dogg figure, I stated with a plain white clay surface and I drew it with tech pen, brush and a Hunt 102 crowquill. Making corrections, highlights, and speed lines is super easy as long as you have a sharp Xacto blade. I ran out of time, but I'll put it away and work on it later.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Winter by John Ney Rieber and Ryan Kelly


Here's the sample page for the upcoming Tori Amos Comic Book Tattoo Anthology by John Ney Rieber, Ryan Kelly and lettered by Kristyn Ferretti.

Our story is based on the song, "Winter". Look for it in July!

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Dear Prudence

Well, that was a lot of snow. I got so busy I didn't have to notice how it snowed for 7 months. But little Harold likes the snow! (seen here in a rare scene where he's not hitting or crying) He's become quite the artist too. Soon he will be spotting blacks.

Schools's out, Old projects are done, Spring has started. I loose my desire to work when the weather gets this crazy nice. Here's my springtime song. As usual, cover songs ONLY.

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Nick Rhodes

Nick Rhodes, originally uploaded by funrama.

Nick Rhodes, Duran Duran
Colored version, Ink and Photoshop
More Microphone here.

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