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Sketchbook!

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Yup. More sketchbook. Some cool stuff tho. I dig the Kirby Captain America and the Patrick Warburton inspired Captain Marvel as well as some drawings from my classroom and The Greatest American Hero!
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The Spirit!

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I am a big fan of Will Eisner's The Spirit. It's a shame that it feels like we are dwindling in numbers as more and more people are becoming unaware of such a classic character. It probably doesn't help that his publications have become erratic to say the least as it moves from company to company and creator to creator. Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed most of the Spirit stories that have come out since Will Eisner passed away but I am still waiting for someone to really run with it. I have copies of both screen iterations as well and neither of those were very good either. I think it would be cool if someone made a very "noir" series on Netflix or Amazon as I think there is so much potential.

There was some activity recently as it would have been Will Eisner's 100th birthday recently. I got to meet him once right after my son was born. A friend of mine from Disney was also a student at my alma mater, The Ringling College of Art, and Will Eisner was giv…

Logan's Run!

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I drew a Logan's Run picture several years ago and then I even revised and updated it a few years later. But that was years ago now and I started to think about Logan's Run again. I have a layout all done for a full size print but I have not had the time to work on it. I did however, have time for an iPhone painting of Michael York as the title character.

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Kolchak. The Night Stalker!

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My friend Oliver posted an old picture from TV Guide or such and asked if anyone remembers. Well, I do! To be honest, it scared the heck out of me but I kept watching! I guess Oliver's query was enough inspiration for me to doodle on my phone for a while because that's what happened. I do admit that I used a visage from a Dracula movie for my vampire instead of one from the actual show but hey, who doesn't want to see Kolchack take on Dracula?!
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

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I admit that I am not as big of a Harry Potter fan as my wife and son. I like it fine and love going to Universal Studios here in Florida to get totally immersed in it but I have only read the first book (way back when it came out) and don't always sit for all the movies when Mindy and Joe have their marathons. I do take some small credit that I introduced them to it tho! So when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out, I was excited but not pulling my hair out in anticipation. I was quite surprised how much I really enjoyed the movie! And it was me that suggested that we go back and see it a second time as well. Granted I had to ask some questions about how this all works together in the wizarding world that Rowling created but I love the fact that my family can answer all of them! You know, I think I actually like this movie the most of all the "Harry Potter-verse" films. If you have not seen the movie, then my apologies that my picture contains a spoiler.

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Sketchbook!

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Lots of pages from my sketchbook today. Lots of exploration. 

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Planet of the Apes on TV!

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Back when I was in college I painted a picture with oil and pencil on board based on the short lived television incarnation of Planet of the Apes. Several years ago, someone suggested that I should think about re-exploring an older piece and I thought this would be a good one to do that with. I originally thought it would be a straight up re-do but as I worked on it, it decided to keep changing. For what it's worth, I hope you like it. 
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Here is the original. 

Planet of the Apes!

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One of my all time favorites, the original Planet of the Apes!! Yeah, I know the quote up top is from the sequel, but it's too good not to use. 

Another collaboration between my iPhone and my desktop computer. Most of the work being done on my phone and it sat there for a really long time too as I was so dissatisfied with how it was turning out in the early stages. My reference was blurred and was too low in resolution but in the end, I think that helped with the "rougher" look. 
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Return of the Six Million Dollar Man!

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Another fine example of me needing a technology upgrade. Like my Tom Riddle picture recently, I also did this on my old first generation iPad. Which means it may not be printable at the full size. Very ironic that it should be a picture of The Six Million Dollar Man, the technological marvel of 1974! I was rewatching a few old episodes recently and it actually dawned on me how funny certain aspects of the show were. In one scene, Steve Austin is in his familiar running suit in a gym doing curls with his bionic arm. I suddenly realized that he doesn't need to be doing that!! It was just so the audience can be reminded of how much he could lift with a bionic arm since the weights were clearly labeled. Too funny!
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Rogue One

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Like many of you I am a big fan of Star Wars and Rogue One was no exception. I actually liked it more than Force Awakens! I knew at some point I would create a picture but was not expecting the way it happened. It kind of happened without me knowing it. You see, I usually sketch thumbnail drawings and such until an idea hits me, this one happened differently. I was casually looking at possible reference photos and clipping them from the web and then just started "frankensteining" them together in my iPhone app (ArtStudio) when I had a few minutes to kill here and there. Then when I thought I had something, I just began drawing and painting thinking all that while that this was just a "warm up". I was actually quite surprised when I realized that I had something a bit more. I then transferred the file to my desktop and added more to the composition and pushed it a bit further. I was happy with the results especially since I was coming out of quite an artistic funk w…

Sketchbook

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Negan!

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I love the character of Negan on the Walking Dead. I love how he chews up the scenery whenever he shows up! My wife, however, can't stand him. Not the actor mind you, she can't stand how awful a person he is and is totally rooting against him. I think that just show how an effective character he is. My hope is that I hope his character arc is a good one and he finishes strong and leaves me wanting more. 
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Tom Riddle!

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I don't have much Harry Potter pieces but I always seem to noodle on a piece when my wife and son have a marathon viewing. 
I've always wondered about the backstory of Tom Riddle and how Dumbledore is partially responsible. I find it similar to the Obi Wan/Annikin relationship. 
So here is Tom Riddle. Unfortunately the resolution is lower than normal as I did this one on our old first generation iPad as I wanted to draw a bit bigger than my iPhone allows. 
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Obi Wan Kenobi

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If you have been paying attention you must already know that Obi Wan is easily my favorite character from Star Wars. So much so that I was even thrilled that he got a mention in Rogue One.  I have been in a bit of a dry spell artistically lately and I was hoping that by drawing one of my favorite characters would help. 
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New Year, more Star Wars!

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Well it's a new year. 2017! Unbelievable!! 
So with the new year I am starting it off with some Star Wars because...., Star Wars!
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