Archive for the ‘Drawing Board’ Category
As I continue with my series on occupations, the Dentist, is next on the list. I try to consider all ideas that my customers throw at me and somehow, Dentist, lands very high on the list of requests. It took some time to formulate a good concept. In fact, I feel like I cannot take credit for the idea. The credit belongs to my subconscious. When I chose to move forward with the dental concept, I sketched several ideas that were very literal interpretations of the idea, but I found them humorless and boring. But sometimes, the creative process needs …
Yes, that is a bag of coffee beans, which means I’m working on a top secret image featuring the coffee theme. To be released in late August.
My newest painting under construction is a tribute to law enforcement. My original idea was to create a group of reptiles freshly graduated from the Police Academy. But, I felt that would not be exciting enough for police officers. Instead, I decided to capture the police in action. This is a really rough version of the final painting, but it captures the concept. I also decide to include a classic car to further elevate the painting. Look for its release in late April. Click here to view the final art.
Halloween is always a favorite time of year around our household. For many years, I have wanted to paint a spooky image featuring the Gekkards, but timing has never been in my favor. This year, I found enough time to create a solid sketch that I hope to paint for Halloween next year.
This one is a sketch I created while doing a show in Lubbock, TX. The folks who attented the show were some of the most polite and gracious customers I have ever met in my travels across the country. I like the idea of turning this one into a full-throttle bullriding theme, but it may have to wait as my list of ideas is long.
Here is a sketch inspired by one of my favorite bands, The Trashcan Sinatras. I had the pleasure of catching them on a rare acoustic tour in Scottsdale, AZ recently. Since drawing people is not my forte, I took the liberty of repurposing the band into their appropriate reptilian characters for this piece. I first experienced these Scottish craftsmen back in the early nineties in a track titled, “Obscurity Knocks”. I had never heard anything like it before and not much else has come close to it since. I bought their first CD “Cake” and they quicky became one of …
I’ve been on the road for the last five weeks doing art shows in the Midwest and Wyoming. Here are some sketches I created while on the road. The idea of the rocketship really made me laugh, come view the final art for that one in my transporation gallery.