Digital Painting

My most consistent body of work is my digitally created drawings and paintings, mostly from my imagination. Most of these also feature my illusionistic “digital impasto” techniques, which I began working with about 8 years ago in an attempt to achieve digitally what I most missed about traditional painting. My objective is direct: I try to create captivating and original images to contribute to the collective imagination.


Read an article about my digital painting  from IEE Computer Graphics Magazine.


Currently I am working on a series of quicker images (taking up to 3 days) done almost exclusively from the imagination, without premeditation.. You can see that series here, and also see them in this screen-show:

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Below is a gallery of my other usually much more time consuming digital paintings, and following that all the images appear again with links to individual posts about them (and some with close-ups). The images are in chronological order, with the most recent at the top.


Below are the same images in most cases with details. Some have links to in depth posts about them with more close-ups, background information about the process, meaning, etc.


Octrui (Inspired by Matta):

Octrui, 4/2017

See more about Octrui here.


CEOTTK:

CEOTTK

CEOTTK: 12/2016

See more about CEOTTK here.


“Self Portrait of Van Gogh with Cut ear” (Tribute to Van Gogh):

"Vincent Van Gogh Self-Portrait with Cut Ear" (Tribute to Van Gogh)

“Self Portrait of Van Gogh with Cut ear” (Tribute to Van Gogh): 11/2016

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Detail.

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Detail.

See more about “Self Portrait of Van Gogh with Cut ear” here.


Awakening of AI:

Awakening of AI

Awakening of AI. 10/2016

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Detail.

awakening-detail-brain

Detail.

See more about Awakening of AI here.


Separation:

Separation

Separation. This one is in revision, and you are seeing now and in-process version.

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Detail.

See more about Separation here.


Eyeing the Ironess:

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Eyeing the Ironess, 7/2016

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Detail.

See more about Eyeing the Ironess here.


Portrait of an Impasto Imposter:

Portrait of an Impasto Imposter

Portrait of an Impasto Imposter, [6/2016]

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Detail

See more about Portrait of an Impasto Imposter here.


From Anonymous to Hieronymus:

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From Anonymous to Hieronymus [5/2016]

See more about “From Anonymous to Hieronymus” here.


Arrival:

Arrival

See more about “Arrival” here.


Sunshine Superman Selfie:

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Sunshine Superman Selfie, 4/2016.

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Detail

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Detail.

See more about Sunshine Superman Selfie here.


Monster Maiden #3

Monster Maiden #3

Monster Maiden #3, 3/2016.

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Detail of Monster Maiden #3.

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Detail of Monster Maiden #3

See more about Monster Maiden #3 here.


Monster Maiden #2

Monster Maiden #2

Monster Maiden #2, 1/2016

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Detail of Monster Maiden #2

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Detail of Monster Maiden #2

See more about Monster Maiden #2 here.


Monster Maiden #1

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Monster Maiden #1 [December 2015]

Sky

Detail of Monster Maiden #1

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Detail of Monster Maiden #1

See more about Monster Maiden #1 here.


Golgolon

Golgolon

Golgolon [November 2015]

Golgolon-head

Detail of Golgolon.

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Detail of Golgolon.

See more about Golgolon here.


Fanzilet in the Mirror, with the Pox

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Fanzilet in the Mirror, with the Pox [11/2015]

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Detail of Fanzilet in the Mirror, with the Pox

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Detail of Fanzilet in the Mirror, with the Pox

See more about Fanzilet in the Mirror, with the Pox here.


EUOF

EUOF: Color, Painted Version

EUOF (Excessive Use Of Force). [10/2015]

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Detail of EUOF

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Detail of EUOF

See more about EUOF here.


Infinite Objectivity

Infinite Objectivity

Infinite Objectivity [6/2015]

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Detail of “Infinite Objectivity”

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Detail of “Infinite Objectivity”

See more about Infinite Objectivity here.


Untitled with 2 creatures

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Untitled with 2 creatures [June 2015]. This is a re-creation of a piece I made over 20 years ago, which was lost.

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Detail of “Untitled with Two Creatures”

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Detail of “Untitled with Two Creatures”

More about Untitled with Two Creatures here.


Extrusion of the Psychonaut

Extruded Psychonaut

Extrusion of the Psychonaut

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Detail of “Extrusion of the Psychonaut”

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Detail of “Extrusion of the Psychonaut”

More about Extrusion of the Psychonaut here.


The End Came Swiftly

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The End Came Swiftly

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Detail of “The End Came Swiftly”

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Detail of “The End Came Swiftly”

See more about The End Came Swiftly here.


The End Came Swiftly (Original B&W version)

The End Came Swiftly

The End Came Swiftly (Original B&W version). [2014]

[Note: this one doesn’t have details because it’s the preliminary for a digital painting,]
See more about this image here.


The Aquarium (Fugly Fish For Sale)

Ugly fish angler fish aquarium digital painting

The Aquarium (Fugly Fish For Sale)

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Detail of “The Aquarium”

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Detail of “The Aquarium”

See more about The Aquarium here.


The Agony and the Extraterrestrial

Alien, Grey, E.T.

The Agony and the Extraterrestrial [1/2015]

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Detail of “The Agony and the Extraterrestrial “

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Detail of “The Agony and the Extraterrestrial “

See more about The Agony and the Extraterrestrial, here.


Claw of the Mantizoid

Claw of the Mantizoid

Claw of the Mantizoid [12/2014]

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Detiail of “Claw of the Mantizoid”

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Detiail of “Claw of the Mantizoid”

See more about Claw of the Mantizoid here.


Blossoming of the Ripened Mind

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Blossoming of the Ripened Mind (Revised) [11/2014]

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Detail of “Blossoming of the Ripened Mind”

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Detail of “Blossoming of the Ripened Mind”

See more about the revision here.
See more about the original Blossoming of the Ripened Mind which also discusses the content here.


Awakening Upon Death of the Bride of the Creature

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Awakening Upon Death of the Bride of the Creature. [10/2014]

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Detail of “Awakening Upon Death of the Bride of the Creature”.

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Detail of “Awakening Upon Death of the Bride of the Creature”.

See more about the revisions here.
See more about the original Awakening Upon Death of the Bride of the Creature, which also discusses the content here.


Swell with Bikini Dancing Girls

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Swell with Bikini Dancing Girls [3/2014]

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Detail of, “Swell with Bikini Dancing Girls”

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Detail of, “Swell with Bikini Dancing Girls”

See more about Swell with Bikini Dancing Girls here.


Robot Vs Monster

Robot Versus Monster

Robot Vs Monster, digital version [3/2014]

robot-eye-2

Detiail of “Robot Vs Monster”.

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etiail of “Robot Vs Monster”.

See more about Robot Vs Monster here.


Bare Knuckle Brawl

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Bare Knuckle Brawl [updated 10/2014]

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Detail of “Bare Knuckle Brawl”

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Detail of “Bare Knuckle Brawl”

See more about Bare Knuckle Brawl , which also contains my defense of digital painting here.
See more about the earlier version of Bare Knuckle Brawl here.


The Human Fly

The Human Fly, by Eric Kuns, digital image

The Human Fly [ 12/2013] (After I put it in color, as a digital painting)

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Detail of, “The Human Fly”

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Detail of, “The Human Fly”

See more about The Human Fly here.


The Human Fly (Black and white initial version)

The Human Fly. 11/2013

The Human Fly. [11/2013] (Black and white initial version)

[Note: this one doesn’t have details because it’s the preliminary for a digital painting,]
See more about this image here.


The Last Scent

The Last Scent

“The Last Scent” ( 36″ wide at 300 dpi. 10/2013)

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Detail of “The Last Scent”

the-head

Detail of “The Last Scent”

See more about The Last Scent, including a photo gallery, interpretation, and process video here.


Mindscape 1

MIndscape 1

“Mindscape 1″, [8/2013] (30×40″ at 300 dpi).

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Detail of “Mindscape 1”

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Detail of “Mindscape 1”

See a lot of information about Mindscape 1 here.


Seafood Spaghetti Sunday

Seafood Spaghetti Sunday

Seafood Spaghetti Sunday [5/2013]

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Detail of, “Seafood Spaghetti Sunday”

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Detail of, “Seafood Spaghetti Sunday”

See more about this image, including a video here.


Rorschach Experiment 1

Rorschach Experiment 1, digital art

Rorschach Experiment 1 [4/2012]

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Detail of “Rorschach Experiment 1”

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Detail of “Rorschach Experiment 1”

See a lot of information about this image here.


Alien Autopsy

Eric Kuns, “Alien Autopsy” (1997-205) digital illustration

Eric Wayne, “Alien Autopsy” [1997-2005] digital illustration

fingers

Detail of “Alien Autopsy”

organs

Detail of “Alien Autopsy”

See a lot of information about Alien Autopsy here.


Battambang Temple Guard

Battambang Temple Guard

Battambang Temple Guard [2007-2011]

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Detail of “Battambang Temple Guard”

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Detail of “Battambang Temple Guard”

[Note: I did this work before I started blogging, and haven’t dedicated a post to it.]


Gold Leaf Monk

Gold Leaf Monk

“Gold Leaf Monk,” digital painting. [2007]

[Note: I did this work before I started blogging, and haven’t dedicated a post to it. This was my first attempt at an impasto surface, done 3 computers ago, with a tablet without pressure sensitivity. I’ve lost the full-sized Photoshop file, so details are too pixelated.]


Transfixion

Transfixion

Transfixion

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Detail of “Transfixion”

Transfixion-1

Detail of “Transfixion”

[Note: Another work completed years before I started blogging, so I haven’t made a post about it.]


Death, Dissolution and the Void

Death, Dissolution and the Void

Death, Dissolution and the Void

The first head, folding over on itself, and egg-shell thin on the surface: a mask or empty husk.

Detail of “Death, Dissolution, and the Void”

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Detail of “Death, Dissolution, and the Void”

See a lot of information about this image here.


I’ll add more images to the gallery as I finish them.

 

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