Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mad Scientists Galore!




I'm finally getting around to posting some photos from a mural I created in my pals' apartment last Winter. I was given carte blanche when it came to the design and subject of the mural. Knowing my friends were horror film enthusiasts ( as am I) I decided to go all out and create a Mad Doctor image incorporating a 'Frankenstein'-like scene with a multi-headed mad scientist creating the monster. The heads of the scientist are all depictions of mad scientists from a variety of films. Can you name them all?


                               
I enjoyed layering a lot of details. The actual sockets and light switch in the wall were incorporated into the finished mural.
That's a take on Marty Feldman as the assistant with two other hunchbacks as his eyes, Lon Chaney's Quasimodo and Bela Lugosi's Igor from the Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Son of Frankenstein respectively. Also some graffiti that was drawn by the assistant in his off hours, getting very witty with the 'knobs' on the equipment.






Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wolfman!



More fun with old markers.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Monster and His Bride



Playing around with some old markers that my parents had layin' around when I went back home for a visit...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Spirit



Getting into the mood of the season of late, though this image hails from almost a year ago when we had one of the last fundraisers at LaunchPad which was Halloween themed. In a frenzy, I distracted myself from actual jobs and set about creating multiple decorations for the event. This piece was completed with Sharpie and acrylic on a long piece of plastic almost 5 feet tall. I made it up as I went and it was a fun distraction from the more calculated, composed images I was working on on paper.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Reel It In 45 cover




   A few months back I was commissioned once again by my pal Nikhil P. Yerwadekar to create artwork for a 45 vinyl release from his band, Low Mentality. Coming up is their release show this Sunday where you could purchase the vinyl for the first time.
  I've assembled some images here of the process which began rather loose and cartoony in the rough stages and swiftly developed into the territory Nikhil was looking to explore with a specific request for bright, tropical-inspired colors for the otherwise more somber, gray tone of the original ink drawing.
   The largest change was to omit the mermaid's visibility in the water, an alteration that he thought made the scene more mysterious and worthy of a double-take.
   It was fun to work with Nikhil again and if you can make it, I suggest you come on out to the release show on Sunday.