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  1. Should This Painting be Destroyed? In Defense of Dana Schutz (3/22/2017) - A painting in this year’s Whitney Biennial is being protested and some are asking that the foul creation be destroyed. If you don’t know the story behind this, it would be good to look at the painting first to get your own, unbiased impression. You will need to know one detail. This is a painting […]
  2. The Insectoid Figurative Gems of Roberto Matta (3/20/2017) - There are a batch of paintings in the rich and varied oeuvre of Roberto Matta which are among the best Surrealist paintings. These are part of his “social morphology” series created in the 40’s -50’s, and were a reaction to the horrors of World War II. What I find particularly striking about them, and which […]
  3. New Art: (#21) Interdimensional Transmission (3/20/2017) - This one is in some ways subtle, and yet in the same way screams, as in it’s a loud image. I don’t know what others will think of this, and you have to be in the right frame of mind to get it. I’ve left the imagery “indefinite” very deliberately so that it is very […]
  4. New Art: (#20) The Sculptor (3/12/2017) - The sculpture looks like a Picasso head. This one has dramatic lighting. The sculptor says, “I don’t make art to shock anyone else, I make it to shock myself”. ~ Eric
  5. New Art: (#19B) The Pool [Revised as Painting] (3/10/2017) - On your monitor this may looks very similar to the first version, but if you were able to zoom in they are very different. But first, here are the two finished pieces together. You can click in and then cycle through them:
  6. New Art: (#19) The Pool (3/8/2017) - Hi folks. I don’t know how many of you are following me on this sort of artistic journey. This is #19 in a series of relatively quick digital paintings/drawings, done unpremeditated (or without preconception, if you prefer), and experimenting with different formulas or recipes to create new imagery and styles, though there is a common […]
  7. New Art: (#18) Breach in the Bubble (3/6/2017) - This one is in exactly the same technique as the last one, below. And something that’s curious is how different these two are from another black and white image I did 10 pieces ago. Have a look at #8.
  8. New Art: (#17) The Kiss (3/4/2017) - I think this one has a lot of punch for just B&W. It’s worth clicking on to see it in a separate window, and just taking it in, noticing small details, perhaps while listen to music.
  9. New Art: (#16) Artist and Model (3/1/2017) - And the series continues with #16. It’s late, so I’m just going to say some of the things I like about this one. The artist’s canvas is a trapezoid. This was intentional, and part of the abstraction process in which a  thing is conveyed with detail and a quality of naturalism, while not being illustrational […]
  10. New Series: Imagine That (15 paintings so far) (2/25/2017) - Imagine That: Fear not. The series is not over. I couldn’t write about it until I’d done enough images, partly because to do otherwise would be like reviewing an album before it was cut, and also because I wasn’t sure I’d be able to keep it up. Decades ago I read a novel in which […]
  11. New Art: (#15) Hallucinating Dolphins (2/22/2017) - And that raps up the first leg of this series. While working on this I was thinking about the imagination, and how the images are a manifestation of the unmanifested. It’s a reaching into the bag of imagination, grasping onto something, and pulling it out to share. This sort of art would suffice as evidence […]
  12. New Art: (#14) The Sphynx (2/18/2017) - Yes, folks, I originally spelled “The Sphinx” wrong, looked it up, and preferred the wrong spelling. It’s just more cool to me spelled my way, and, you could say it reflects my alternative version. This is the 14th in this series, and if you don’t know, the parameters are that I work exclusively from the […]
  13. New Art: (#13) Spoke an Old Yellow Dog (2/15/2017) - Today I offer this odd painting with a Symbolist look about it. The title just came to me. The old yellow dog said something? I guess it did. This is weird art or weird art’s sake.
  14. New Art: (#12) Saucer Full of Secrets (2/13/2017) - With each new piece I try to do something a little different, and there are a few things about this one that are new to the series. First, this is the only one where I used my digital impasto technique. It seemed appropriate for another new thing, which is the under-water location. Another odd bit […]
  15. New Art: (#11) Man Is A Monster, SFB. (2/11/2017) - I’m pleasantly surprised I was able to pull this off, and by that I just mean reach a stage where there’s really nothing left to do. I think I won’t say anything about it. It seems so rife for possible interpretations, as were the last two. Anyone wanna’ take a crack at it? Don’t go […]
  16. New Art: (#10) Look What the Tide Washed Up (2/6/2017) - This one is in roughly the same style as #9, largely because I made them at the same time and would switch back and forth between them until it was time to knock one out. This may be my favorite of the styles I’ve used in this series so far, partly because it looks so […]
  17. New Art: (#9) Truth is Indifferent to the Seeker of Truth (2/5/2017) - This one is a bit unexpected. Since I always try to surprise myself – which is part of what keeps me going – I expect to come up with something I haven’t done before. This is completely unlike #8, which was completely unlike #7, at least in terms of technique. #7 was all lines, and […]
  18. New Art: (#8) In a Globe of Frogs, the Moth Unfurls its Moistened Wings (2/1/2017) - I didn’t think I was going to do a B&W one. I wanted them all in color. But then, it just came out so good in black and white, and as my girlfriend put it, “spooky”, that I didn’t think I could improve upon it by putting it in color. There’s something to be said […]
  19. Anti-Trump Art A bit too Obvious and Bandwagon (1/30/2017) - It’s a bit odd seeing the would-be avant-garde belaboring an orange piñata without a blindfold. There’s been a strange phenomenon in the art world of an assumption that all artists were, pre-election, unified in a pro-Hillary, anti-Trump position [as opposed to being, say, for Sanders, and then Jill Stein as the next best alternative], and […]
  20. New Art: (#7) Mechanical Man (1/30/2017) - Here’s the preliminary drawing I made. It’s super late for me. Well, 3:30 in the morning. I had to finish this before going to sleep to keep pace with my self-imposed productivity schedule, which is, one image for three days (and it used to be one per day but the images got harder). Speaking of […]
  21. 3 Preliminary Drawings, and a Practice Painting (1/28/2017) - Hi folks. I did a few preliminary drawings last night. I inverted them to see how they’d look white on black, and then worked on them in that mode. Different things come forward in the negative. Here I’m going for a more abstracted drawing. I’m thinking of making all of these into paintings to see […]
  22. New Art: (#6) The Wrath of Fish (1/27/2017) - Man (or woman), I gotta’ say – this one took it out of me. This one, I struggled with the color scheme, the composition, the subjects, and, well, everything. Some pieces just come together, but this one put up a fight, much like an oversized fish on the line. But, finally it seemed to gel. […]
  23. New Art : (#5) Martian and Homunculus (1/23/2017) - This is #5 in the series. Vote in the poll at the bottom to choose your favorite so far. Here are all 5 images, again: I’m curious to know which one people like best, so, let me know in the poll below. ~ Ends And if you like my art and art criticism, and would […]
  24. Art is Not Inherently Political! (1/22/2017) - A lot of people, and I mean really a lot of people, including my graduate school art instructors, firmly believe that art is a vehicle for political and social change, and that is its primary and highest purpose.
  25. Which Sketch Would You Like To Be a Painting? (1/21/2017) - Dear reader. My next digital painting in my new series will be based on one of these sketches. So few people, if any at all, are likely to comment on this (I’m so overwhelmingly popular at this point) that your opinion, should you choose to express it, could have some influence on which I choose. […]
  26. Art Vlog #3: New Piece & Live Sketch (1/20/2017) - All about my newest piece, the series, and shows the first 5 minutes of the process.
  27. New Art: (#4) Watchers of the Sky (1/20/2017) - Hey folks. Here’s my latest, and #4 in the series. This one took a bit longer, possibly because I think I branched out into some new territory, maybe crossed a creak or two, did some rock hopping, and assayed a new vista.
  28. Art Vlog 002 (1/19/2017) - This vlog explores a work in progress, showing the various layers, such as the drawing layer over the color layers. I also discuss a claim mace by the editor of Hyperallergic (a very popular online art magazine) that art is not transcendent and never has been. Apparently art is about resisting power on your own […]
  29. Art Vlog 001 (1/18/2017) - I’ve made videos before, but this is more in a “vlog” style, which for me means it’s unscripted, and one go. In this first one I talk about my new series (so far), and doing practice paintings.
  30. New Art: (#3) “In Mortal Space Combat” (1/17/2017) - For those that like sci-fi, psychedelic, surrealist, expressionist, paintings.
  31. Warm-up Practice Painting (1/16/2017) - Is an artists ever finished learning at which point he can just rest of his laurels? Another blogger wrote something about how Van Gogh was trying to get a hold of some plaster casts of people to practice drawing from shortly before he died, because he wanted to improve his rendering of anatomy, or form, […]
  32. New Art: (#2) Monster In Hot Pursuit (1/15/2017) -
  33. New Art: (#1) Down By The River (1/14/2017) - I started doing an experiment today. It’s kind of working in a more efficient way.
  34. New Video: Andy Foresaw Everything (1/12/2017) - This is a video to accompany my latest digital art piece.
  35. New Art: Andy foresaw it all. (1/12/2017) - The title is a double entendre: Andy predicted Trump’s presidency, and he was part of a group of ideas that partially paved the way for it. This started as a quick graphic for an article I’m working on about Andy and Donald, celebrity, and the notion that making money is art. You can imagine I […]
  36. “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” Not so fast. (1/6/2017) - “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” What does this maxim mean? Why do people like to repeat it now? Something smells fishy. People seem to think this is about taking shortcuts, but it’s nearly the antithesis.
  37. New Art: CEOTTK (1/1/2017) - Sometimes I like to work directly from the imagination, and without premeditation. In my early days, I used to work primarily this way. It’s a fun way to work in that you never know what’s going to happen, but it’s inefficient in that it involves lots of changes and reworking, and no direct plan. The opposite […]
  38. Peculiar in Penang (12/23/2016) - After more than a decade living and traveling in S.E. Asia, I finally ventured to Penang, and what a discovery it was. My observations of the more special aspects of Penang are based as much on my brief visit as on my experience of other Asian countries: China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Hong Kong, and […]
  39. “Van Gogh Self-Portrait With Cut Ear”: Background and details. (12/11/2016) -
  40. “Missing Partial Ear Self-Portrait of Van Gogh” (12/7/2016) -   Making its first public appearance: “Missing Partial Ear Self-Portrait of Van Gogh: Hommage à Van Gogh”.
  41. Fake News about Fake News (11/26/2016) - “Experts” say that the Russians threw the election to Trump by spreading fake news through hundreds of fake news sites. And this itself isn’t supposed to stink of propaganda?!
  42. The Sad Racist Specter of Richard Spencer (11/23/2016) - Apparently the Trump ascendancy has emboldened the likes of Richard Spencer to preach white supremacy so thinly veiled it’s a light glaze.
  43. New Art: Awakening of AI (11/4/2016) -
  44. A few works in progress (10/26/2016) - One of these I already posted as finished, but I had a codicil that as I developed my skills in new areas, I’d go back and tinker with it. I also wanted to work on a series, in order to have a better chance of getting ANY recognition from the art world, but, I find […]
  45. Trump Caricature (10/23/2016) - To me the defining characteristic about trump is the front lock of hair, which is like the bill of a baseball cap. Sometimes I do caricatures, and when I do the object is to reduce the subject to the minimum number of marks while suggesting the personality. I know, I know, I’m really late to […]
  46. Tyler Scully’s Expressionist Trump Paintings (10/21/2016) - Tyler Scully’s rich, impasto, Expressionist paintings are an oasis for lovers of contemporary figurative painting in the tradition of Bacon and Auerbach. I discovered Scully on Instagram under the account scepters_art about a half year ago. When I look at art, my opinion comes first. I like the art that I like. Sounds like a […]
  47. Do we live in a simulated universe, Part 2: Rejoinder to Nick Bostrom. (10/10/2016) - Someone pointed out to me on a philosophy list that I hadn’t read the original article that postulates the theory that we are living in a simulated universe. He was right. I was responding to the BBC’s synopsis of the article and predominantly other stances, such as Elon Musk’s. How to deal with it. Admit […]
  48. Do we live in a simulated universe? Yes, but not one created by aliens. (10/9/2016) - You may have heard the new quandary being shared over the internet about whether we are inside some sort of computer simulation. This may be the ultimate “first world problem”. If you are capable of convincing yourself that you don’t live in reality, you have quite possibly attained a level of privilege in which you […]
  49. WIP: alien body for “Aliens & Spaceships #2” (10/6/2016) - This is taking me longer than I indented, but I’m enjoying it. It’s a nice challenge, making up my own aliens and spaceship, and for this one in the series, based on H.G. Wells classic, “War of the Worlds” and also the two movies made. I’ve read the story, listened to the radio play (that […]
  50. Work in Progress: Aliens and Spaceships #2, War of the Worlds (10/3/2016) - At this stage I’m still working on the design. The composition is somewhat what it will be, but the aliens and spaceship are on different layers, will be arranged and sized optimally, and  obviously I haven’t tackled the background yet.
  51. New Art: Separation (9/19/2016) - I’m going off in a bit of a new direction with this one in that I’m focusing less on surface, more on imagery, and more on realistic rendering. This was a struggle, partly because in the midst of it I decided to do a new series using a different approach, and temporarily abandoned this piece, […]
  52. Kanye West’s Sculpture Killed Conceptual Art (9/3/2016) - “If you didn’t know that this was a work by Kanye West, and instead was the work of a known artist in the art world, the perception of the piece would be completely different — it would be celebrated and universally supported at the highest level.” ~ Tim Blum. When aspiring art demigods boldly declared […]
  53. Final Eyeborg, and a work in progress. (8/16/2016) - Hi Folks. This was a “speed painting”, but I liked it well enough so touched it up a bit to add it to my gallery. It’s not my normal style, or I should say not really in the range of what I’ve already done, so adds a bit more eclecticism. I may never do anything […]
  54. Speed Painting: Eyeborg (8/11/2016) - The idea of a speed painting is to do it as fast and efficiently as possible. This is my first attempt. Probably took me about 3-4 hours. maybe a bit more. And it’s not really finished, but close enough. Oh, yes. this is digital. I don’t think you can work that fast with analog mediums. […]
  55. Observations after watching School of Saatchi (7/30/2016) - “I feel insulted to have to look at this”. It looked like crap. Why am I writing about a reality TV show about aspiring artists from 2009? Because I just discovered it and binge-watched it, and I had an array of responses to it, mostly positive feelings about art (especially conceptual art), until the surprise […]
  56. WIP, further along (7/29/2016) - This piece is unpremeditated, so, right, I’m making it up as I go along, including some of the technique. I can’t predict where it will go, but the more resolved areas are the least likely to change. But they might. Probably need a couple more weeks to finish this.
  57. Work in progress – Hollowed (7/25/2016) - You can see how I’m working here. Very directly. Just laying down color and then looking at it for images, then starting to manifest them. This one’s already surprising me. I wrote more about what it’s about, and why I’m digging where it’s going, but I deleted it. If I say too much, I might […]
  58. It’s time to finally retire “radical” (7/19/2016) - Radical’s washed up. It’s been exploited for over a century, trotted out to justify just about anything, and finally ended up a parody of itself. In the same way literally is now commonly used to mean figuratively (“Donald Trump is literally Hitler”), radical has come to signify its antithesis: academic convention.
  59. Eyeing the Ironess, behind the scenes. (7/17/2016) - And the whole image. The method. This is a new style for me, or rather a new development, because it uses one of my oldest approaches to making imagery – making marks and then studying them waiting for unexpected imagery to emerge. It’s that simple. I used this same technique for a series of a […]
  60. New Art: Eyeing the Ironess (7/16/2016) - When I first finish something, I prefer for people to just look at it, without me leading the viewer. You can click on the image to see it in a separate tab without distractions and maximized to your screen. I’ll share details, my ideas about this style, a couple process pics, and more tomorrow.
  61. New Art: Portrait of an Impasto Imposter (6/27/2016) - No, that’s not a self-portrait. This piece was an experiment in digital impasto – I don’t know of anyone who has explored this territory as much as I have – and has special emphasis on the illusionistic surface texture. This is an inversion of my  more customary methods, because usually you have to zoom in […]
  62. Work in progress, new style… (6/24/2016) - The good thing about this style is that it allows for maximal flexibility with minimal getting bogged down in the details.
  63. Milo Moirés Fondling Boxes (6/23/2016) - Once again Milo Moiré’s sensationalist performance art is in the news. She’s hatched eggs out of her vagina onto canvas; marched around nude in a museum in high heels and carrying a baby; and now she’s moved on from the visual to the physical. Ostensibly in order to fight against sexism, protest rape, and reclaim […]
  64. My art in “Brut #5: Oddity” (6/21/2016) - One of my pieces is featured in the latest edition of Brut magazine. Brut is an up-and-coming online art magazine, which is gaining popularity on Instagram, which is also where I discovered it. Their focus is ostensibly “all things lowbrow, weird and wonderful”. They aim to discover “pop surrealists from around the world” and “give […]
  65. The Thin Gold Line Between Radical Art Appropriation and Hackneyed Plagiarism. (6/15/2016) - Hirst is being sued again for plagiarism, and that’s about as damaging to his career as election fraud and voter suppression in California is to Hillary Clinton’s – just something to be accepted and brushed off. Hirst has been sued before, and gotten away with it before, never losing the adulation of the art world […]
  66. New Art: From Anonymous to Hieronymus (6/3/2016) - If you are one of the few who follow my blog, you’ve seen this before in various stages. I started it months ago, and have returned to it in stages before finally making a large, printable version [it should print out very nicely as large as 8 feet wide]. This is a kind of hybrid […]
  67. Why People Hate Contemporary/Conceptual Art (5/2/2016) - [This is a recap/update on a series of articles I started over a year ago.] Lots of people hate conceptual art. It’s really quite remarkable, and possibly unfortunate. Ostensibly, artists make art to engage, entertain, and inform people, in which case hatred is an extreme response. Though it does occur to me that the kind […]
  68. Evolutionary Vs. Revolutionary and Traditional Art (4/25/2016) - I came up with this distinction while thinking about how to promote my own art, which I am not very good at doing, possibly because singing your own praises isn’t a song anyone really wants to sing, or listen to. But if I don’t promote myself, I won’t be able to make art indefinitely, as […]
  69. New Art: Arrival (4/18/2016) - This one came about rather unexpectedly, as I hadn’t intended on doing anything along these lines stylistically. My imagination likes to surprise me, and I’m always looking to be surprised, so, er, it’s no surprise when that happens.
  70. New Art: Sunshine Superman Selfie (4/1/2016) - Here’s my latest. If you have a few spare minutes, do click on it and spend a little time with it. It’s not really an Instagram, one-second, postage stamp, one-liner. The more time you spend with it the more interesting it gets, as shapes begin to materialize, shift, and you notice the different possible relations […]
  71. Detail of Work In Progress (3/29/2016) - Something new, unexpected, and a bit different as a result of testing out some new techniques. A couple more days and should be finished. This is less than a quarter of the image.  
  72. What kind of art do you do? – Reflections on “belonging” in art, and life … (3/23/2016) - I worked on this post over a few days, decided it was too contentious, personal, or self indulgent, and that it was like an email you write but don’t send because once you’ve written it, it’s out of your system. It’s me thinking out loud, and putting my thoughts to proverbial paper. Finally, I thought […]
  73. Monster Maiden 3 – Background and Details. (3/11/2016) - Here is my new art, “Monster Maiden #3” or MM3, for short. With each new work, I try not to just add another image to my stash, but to expand my skills and cover new ground. This piece uses several new techniques I learned or developed in the process, and otherwise integrates a lot of […]
  74. New Art: Monster Maiden 3 (3/8/2016) - I finally finished this thing. It was very ambitious because of the technical difficulties (especially in Zbrush), and trying to integrate all its different aspects . I’ll share details and background soon.
  75. Ai Weiwei, Refugee Vests, and the Inarticulateness of Conceptual Art: Video Version (2/26/2016) - I think I watch a bit too much YouTube, but because I do I also know it’s probably the most popular  and successful way to share information online. And for every video about contemporary art, I’m guessing there are hundreds or thousands of written articles.
  76. Work In Progress: establishing composition (2/25/2016) - I managed to collage in people in tubes for the background from “This Island Earth”, which is where the original mutant comes from.
  77. Impasto thought bubble with drips, done digitally (2/23/2016) - Been working on the digital paint, and the shape of the thought bubble, and just added the drips.
  78. Work In Progress: introducing the thought bubble (2/22/2016) - MM3 is now in a staging stage. It doesn’t look good here, but it’s not supposed to. I just wanted to introduce the thought bubble.
  79. Digital Impasto Experiment (2/21/2016) - Front and side view. This is something I’m experimenting with today, which I intend to incorporate into my next image.
  80. Ai Weiwei, Refugee Vests, and the Inarticulateness of Conceptual Art (2/20/2016) - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (super-legitimized in the art world by being persecuted by the Chinese government as a “political dissident”) makes large scale, conceptual installations as political protest.
  81. I Caught Dengue Fever in Siem Reap! (2/18/2016) - When you live in Siem Reap you stop taking things for granted like electricity not going out for days at a time, and not having to spray on mosquito repellent most every day.
  82. MM3 update (2/16/2016) - It’s coming out better than I had hoped.
  83. MM3 in progress… (2/15/2016) - It’s starting to look a lot more like the “This Island Earth” mutant it’s supposed to be based on.
  84. “FANZILET AT THE MIRROR, WITH THE POX”, BY MINOG HERZOG (1913) (2/13/2016) - Originally posted on Minog Herzog, Forgotten Expressionist Painter:
    “Fanzilet in the mirror, with the pox”, by Minog Herzog (1913) 60 x 112 cm. [Photo by Leonid Grekov] The least known, and some say the greatest of the Expressionists is Minog Herzog! Scantly anything has been written about him in English, and there’s nothing online. Accused of crimes…
  85. The KFC Mutant Chicken Urban Legend Which Made My Photoshopped Image Famous (2/12/2016) - Have you seen this image before? It has appeared in multiple new articles, including a few this month which even linked to this blog: the Daily Telegraph; Vice; and news.com.au.
  86. Golgolon Video (2/10/2016) - Here’s a video about my digital drawing, Golgolon. It’s in HD.
  87. Monster Maiden #2 Video (2/7/2016) - Sometimes people don’t feel like reading, and prefer to just watch a video. Haven’t made a video in a while because I haven’t had software to do it with. I can just do a basic video with my new software,  but I wanted to try just talking about a piece (not reading anything) and adding […]
  88. MM3, more progress (2/7/2016) - This is starting to look funny, as in I’m having a laugh while making it. OK, back to work. Also I have a good feeling about this piece. I’m really surprised that the boobs seem to fit the creature, as in they don’t seem out of place. Even though this is deliberately based on the […]
  89. Monster Maiden #3 underway. (2/5/2016) - This one’s based on the “mutant” from “This Island Earth”. The first two I made up, but I thought for a twist and to attract more people, for this one I’d use a recognizable 50’s monster. I’m just blocking out the basic form, then I’m going to “rig” it, so I can pose it. I’m […]
  90. New work: Monster Maiden(s) #2 (2/3/2016) - I almost can’t believe I finished it. It’s kind of uncharted terrain because of the combination of approaches, programs (I used 5 programs), and styles. Sometimes I surprise myself, which is what keeps me going making art. It’s not the 85 cents in donations I get per month, assuming I finish a significant new work. […]
  91. Sneak peak (2/2/2016) - Coming down the homestretch.
  92. Monster Maiden #2 – color scheme (1/26/2016) - Working on getting some color in there without losing the subtlety of the original B&W file. Some more tinkering and I can move into the painting stage. I really want to finish it before February.
  93. Monster Maiden(s) #2 in progress (1/22/2016) - Oh no, there’s two of them! I’m almost ready to put them in color, which is the next stage. It’s going to be tricky. I don’t want to lose the intricacy and shading, especially when it goes into the digital impasto painting phase. What background? Who knows? If you saw Monster Maiden #1, that one […]
  94. Monster Maiden #2 in progress (1/19/2016) - Looking very “Outer Limits” (as in the original sci-fi TV series from the 50’s), which is highly desirable to me. I’ve still got a bit more work to do on it in ZBrush, including integrating it with the body. Just got done putting in the eyelashes. Eventually it will be a digital painting (from some […]
  95. The Controversial Seal of Whitesboro, NY. (1/14/2016) - If you don’t know anything about this story, take a moment and look carefully at the seal for the village of Whitesboro, NY. I didn’t have the opportunity to do that myself, because my initial encounter with the image was via an article about it with a loaded title that left no room for interpretation. […]
  96. Monster Maiden #2 in Progress. (1/13/2016) - My first Monster Maiden didn’t involve any 3D software. There are a lot of different ways to “concept” monsters, and they will give different results. For the last one I started with a few photos, and then just drew over them in Photoshop to design my monster. But when thinking of all the possibilities of […]
  97. Gervais, Merchant, and Pilkington on Art: Enlightening Bollocks (1/12/2016) - My favorite thing about The Ricky Gervais Show is the animations, which were done by a group led by the managing director of The Ren and Stimpy Show, which is why they’re so good. But the short segment in which “the little round-headed buffoon” Karl Pilkington is questioned about his feelings on art is also […]
  98. New Art: Monster Maiden #1 (12/16/2015) - I have no idea how people are going to react to this work, which is the first in an intended series. Someone who knows my work AND knows the state of the art world might see a strategy here. But the first thing I’d hope people would notice is that it’s a traditionally beautiful painterly […]
  99. The Meaning of Golgolon (12/13/2015) - This is a piece I’ve worked on, on and off, for years, usually throwing in the towel when it started to look ridiculous. Finally I think I’ve pulled it off reasonably well. I may put it in color and make a painted version later, and work out some of the small imperfections.
  100. New Art: Golgolon (12/2/2015) - I thought the world needed a crucified alien with a UFO over it, obviously. I know what you’re thinking, “Just what I needed today!” I don’t really think that’s what you think. I wanted to knock this piece out, which I’ve been tinkering with for years.The anatomy, perspective, lighting, shading, and even the composition have […]

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