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Merry Christmas 2016!

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So ends another year. This years card is a departure from past ones as my wife didn't want another retro cartoon. Still went retro tho! This was based on a real ad from 1971. 
As always, I wish each and every one of you that reads this message a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!


More Retro Comics!

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So I managed to find a few more drawings that I thought made decent experiments for retro pin ups from comics. I might make more in the future. We will see. 
Enjoy!









David S. Pumpkins!

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I know this is probably going to get (or already has ) played out, but I really loved the SNL sketch with Tom Hanks! My son and I play the video constantly and laugh every time! I hope they do something else with the character next year. 
Any questions!??


Sketchbook

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Never stop sketching. 
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Stranger Things!

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I have to say that I really struggled with whether or not I would do a Stranger Things piece. Not that I didn't love the show, I did, it was just that the "retro poster" they used already looked similar to my work. In fact I was even asked on multiple occasions if I was the artist! 
So I finally acquiesced to the demands of a Stranger Things print. I decided to go much simpler than the actual production poster to make sure that it looked "different". I hope you like it. 
Enjoy!














Retro Comic Page: Part One

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I've always been a real big comic fan and one of the best things, to me, were the pin-ups occasionally added to the back of the books.I recently found a way to make things look like a retro comic page and decided that I should experiment with drawings from my sketchbook. I really like the look and might actually design one rather than just using what's around. But why not use them in the meantime!! :)
Enjoy!









Captain America and Peggy!

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This started out as a simple sketch on my iPhone but became its own thing in a very fast. Not to say that the work went quickly because that definitely did not! It's so cool to live in a world where painting on a mobile device is amazing to say the least, but it can be much more time consuming as well. I am pretty pleased with the results. As I already stated, this kinda grew as it went and Peggy was not really in the plans but when I found the quote to put at the bottom, it HAD to have her!  
Enjoy!







Kanan Jarrus!

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So I love Star Wars Rebels and I would probably watch it even if I didn't have a 12 year old son. I am particularly fond of Kanan and my only gripe of the show is that I think he should be the focus rather than Ezra. I know. I know. We learn a lot about Kanan by Ezra's presence but I still feel he should have more spotlight. But hey, I'm a sucker for a hero after all. 
This was all done on my iPhone. 
Enjoy. 







As always, here is a work in progress shot of the clean pencils. 


Stargate: Atlantis

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I never really watched Stargate:Atlantis, or any other Stargate for that matter, but when the opportunity to do a real comic book cover came up, I jumped at the chance. I did have to aquatint myself with the characters so I watched a few episodes of season one but then had to jump to the final season since the comic picks up where the show ended. I had a blast doing this and I hope to do a few more. 
Enjoy!







Here are some work in progress shots:



Here are some pics of it in Previews. 








Another Indy!

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Yup. Another Indiana Jones pic from my iPhone. He's just so much fun to draw and having a model like Jared Effler just makes it so tempting. 
Enjoy!





Here are some work in progress shots:




"Run Indy!!"

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Draft“Professor of Archaeology, expert on the occult, and how does one say it… obtainer of rare antiquities.”
Here is a fun painting I recently made all on my iPhone. 
Enjoy!









Another Rocketeer!

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The Rocketeer!!! Painted entirely on my iPhone. Enjoy!!








Remembering Superman.

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It's no secret that Superman:The Movie is my favorite and that Christopher Reeve will forever be my Superman. Today would have been his 64th birthday. I wanted to draw him in a pose not seen before but still evoked his essence of the character. I was pretty pleased with the result especially considering the entirety of it was done on my iPhone. 
Enjoy!




And just in case, here it is without the quote. 


Sketchbook!

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More sketchbook scribble. Never stop sketching!













The Wild Wild West

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I don't remember actually watching this show as a kid and I don't know why. Oddly, I remember the commercials for the reunion movie done in the late 70's(?) for some strange reason. I really discovered it in college as it was a favorite of one of my roommates. 
The Wild Wild West. 
Enjoy!!



Here is the progression:




The finished pencils. Thought this one would look cool on tan toned paper. 






I also remembered that I had this small (it's only 4" tall) in an old sketchbook from college.