Death’s Dream Kingdom 03: The Monster In The Mirror

The third in the series, and I sat on this one for a long time. There were some technical difficulties towards the end, such as in making the monster’s appendages persuasively symmetrical (working anatomically and compositionally). If I share an earlier version, you’ll understand why. Below you can see I’d drawn in a couple appendages…

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Death’s Dream Kingdom 02: Lazarus’ Carapace

This kind of piece stands on its own, needs no placard, no description, no interpretation, no translation, no perusing a CV, no background or context, and no assaying the significance of the biology of the artist. The only reason to read any further is if you are curious to know more. Sometimes it seems like…

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Death’s Dream Kingdom 01: Salamandrine

It’s just a wee bit odd to propose this as the first in a new series, as this is a core example of the type of art I do going back decades, including the technique (though I used to do this in charcoal). Let me just dredge up one of those real quick. The reason…

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Alien Monster Messiah #2: Martian Soul Harvester

This is the 2nd piece in my new series. If you are one of my perspicacious fans, you’ll have seen this before, but it’s a larger, revised, impasto version, which will be more evident in the close-ups. The original is below: I could have probably done with just touching up the original, but I wanted…

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Aliens, Monsters & Robots

Here are 39 aliens, monsters, and robots (and an android or mutant or two…). I don’t consider myself a sci-fi artist, but these are all sci-fi creatures with a fine art sort of treatment. You an watch the slide show or click in the gallery below it. I recommend watching the slide show through once!…

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Which Sketch Would You Like To Be a Painting?

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.…

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WIP, further along

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.

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New Art: Eyeing the Ironess

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.

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New Art: Monster Maiden 3

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.

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Monster Maiden #2 Video

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…

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Monster Maiden #3 underway.

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…

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New work: Monster Maiden(s) #2

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.…

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Monster Maiden #2 – color scheme

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.

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Monster Maiden(s) #2 in progress

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…

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Monster Maiden #2 in progress

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…

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Monster Maiden #2 in Progress.

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…

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New Art: Monster Maiden #1

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…

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Sci-Fi Fine Art So Far

Here’s a gallery of my recent art that is about science fiction directly, influenced by it, or I think would appeal to people who like it. Click on any of the images to go into the gallery. [You can see the same images at the bottom, where you can click on them for full screen…

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Untitled With 2 Creatures: recreated early work

This is just completed, and decades old. A long time ago I loaned some of my art to a friend. 2 pieces came back damaged, and one went missing. I only have a small jpeg of a scan of a color Xerox made from a slide of that piece. Recently I saw the degraded jpeg…

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Life Found on Mars Video

Video version of the original article from “Frontier Science Report”. The original has been taken down, but I haven’t been asked to remove my copy. Maybe because I live outside of the U.S..

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Robot Vs Monster (Digital Version)

This is different from my other digital paintings in that it’s done from a scan of my physical, acrylic painting below. The painted version was based on a brush and India ink drawing I made first, then painted over, which is why it had bold black outlines. Because I worked directly in ink without any…

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Robot Versus Monster, new painting

Robot and monster battling it out to destruction.This started as a brushed India ink drawing, which I executed on the spot in one go. This was difficult because I had to invent simultaneously with drawing. Next time I think I’ll sketch it in pencil first. I added color with watercolor pencils, but eventually moved to…

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Cretin

Blast from the past ballpoint drawing. Sometimes, rarely, I will sit down with a ballpoint pen and just start drawing. It’s a style I developed when I was a kid. My parents had custom ballpoints made for their business, so they were always around. I wasn’t receiving art training. I just drew monsters, robots/cyborgs, spaceships,…

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Merman’s Appeal to Hu-manatee

The Merman is under-appreciated in comparison to the mermaid, and for good reason, if you think about it some. Well, that thought occurred to me one fine day, and so I made this cartoon explaining the plight of the undervalued merman.

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Video of Seafood Spaghetti Sunday with stages and close-ups

I made this video to help people appreciate my piece. Check it out. It’s cool. And I uploaded it in high resolution so you can select HIGH DEFINITION and full screen mode on your player to see it in maximal beauty! Hang in for the close-ups. Also the music I chose is very appropriate and…

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