I've been battling a cold all week. I can't draw for squat when I'm sick. I'm a big fat baby like that. Instead I colored some drawings in one of my sketch books with acrylics. I've been meaning to do this for a while. My kid really like watching the old Charlie Brown cartoon specials. The backgrounds for those are really textured and painterly. I think I've had enough Photo Shop flat coloring for a while.
So, I should really use a better camera to photograph my art if I do more of this kind of hand colored work. I probably won't get to do either for a while.
Hey, Occultist is going on the road pretty soon. So you should do yourself a favor and get to the show on time and check them out. They are for the most part and D-beat punk/metal band. It's got nice mix of blacken darkness, a hint of sludge doom and crust punk influences. They used the term inverted crossover on a t-shirt and I think that best describes the sound.
I did this flier a while ago for this show.
This one below is almost unwatchable but there are so may bad-ass Tonka tough riff in the damn song I just couldn't leave it out. Of course it's also not on the demo either, so your welcome.
Man, how long ago did I start working on Tiger Boss, again? UGH! Well, here are some new drawings, finally. There are even a few other that didn't get finished and(or) scanned yet. Like always Eric Miller did the pencil and I traced 'em with ink. So, you have more Tiger Boss adventures to look forward to, lucky ducks.
I got home last night form band practice and immediately sat down and stippled in this new environment for Mr. Skull. Most of my drawings have a real weak spot for background design. Normally I just draw a black boarder around whatever is in the drawing and call it a day. From now on I'm going to stop being a lazy bum with composition and think of better background/foreground relationship.
Yeah, how many times do I make these dumb declarations?
I got a message from one of the dudes in Blasthrash asking for artwork. Blasthrash is a killer Brazilian speed metal group. I think very highly of them and it was a real thrill to have them want some of my artwork. I did this pencil drawing that very night.
A day or two later I sat down to ink the bastard. I had a bunch of coffee and really went over board of the stippling. It turned a drawing that I could have finished in a couple of hours into a drawing that took me many, many, many hours.