Tag Archive: Art Projects

Oct
31

Lou Reed – 1942-2013

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Here’s a drawing of Lou Reed I started the evening he died and just wrapped up this evening. Since his death, people far more eloquent and far more knowledgeable about music than I have written about Lou Reed’s significance and importance. I’ll just say this: I discovered the Velvet Underground when I was in high …

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Jun
17

Black Sabbath

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I drew Black Sabbath. I was mainly just looking for an excuse to play with coloring in Manga Studio. I’m only on EX4, but I hear there’s some pretty serious coloring features coming to EX5 later this summer. I’d really like to get Adobe products entirely out of my workflow, given their odious new pricing …

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Jul
17

Merida from Brave, done Popeye/E.C. Segar-Style

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I recently saw Brave and absolutely loved it… but was mystified by the lackluster reviews of it I read after seeing it. I’m going to write a post with some of my thoughts about this discrepancy between how good I thought the film was and the critical reaction to it, but I just haven’t had …

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Jun
18

Heroes Con 2012!

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“Heroes Caaaaaaahhhhhnnnnn!” Heroes Con ’12 is right around the corner, so here’s some basic info on what’s going on vis-à-vis yours truly: Where Will I Be? I’ll be seated in “Indie Island” at table AA-544. Here’s a quick map of the 500 section of Indie Island with my table marked, as well as the tables …

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May
18

Monday: AlphaBooks!

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On the off chance that you missed it on Twitter, this coming week begins our newest group alphabet project, AlphaBooks. This go ’round there’s a slightly different submission procedure, so be sure to pop on over to the official AlphaBooks tumblr to get up to speed. I’ll be posting my completed images to Twitter with …

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Jun
22

Playing With Watercolors

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(Sorry about the bland title; I’d considered titling this post “Catch the Water in your Magic Paintbox,” which is a line from the totally hilarious psychedelic rock song “Rainy Day Sun” by Spın̈al Tap, but that song’s off their second record and I don’t think anyone other than me actually bought it.) Anyway… Here’s the …

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Jun
05

Heroes Con 2011 – Day 2

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Saturday at Heroes Con was actually somewhat slower for me than the supposedly-slow Friday that precedes it. I think, though, that this is largely because I don’t have a new book for sale and have been selling primarily original art and commissioned sketches. Friday (not Saturday) seems to be the day that original art folk …

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May
30

Heroes Commissions: Characters from Quentin Tarantino Movies

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This is one of the more fun commissions I’ve gotten lately: Clarence and Alabama Worley from True Romance and Mr. Blonde from Reservoir Dogs. Those are actually my two favorite Tarantino movies–and really the only two that I think hold up well over time. I loved Pulp Fiction when it came out but I re-watched …

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May
04

Illustrated Lord of the Rings… by Ben Towle, age 7

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Before my daughter takes her afternoon nap, I usually read her a few pages from a non-picture book to help her doze off. We’ve gotten through a surprising number of books in this fashion–mostly things like William Steig’s Abel’s Island and the Ramona books.  Last week we started reading The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. My …

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Dec
31

Christmas Card 2010

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With the year coming to a close and Christmas fading into the past, I guess it’s safe to post our Christmas card from this year.  We actually managed to mail out the physical cards the week before Christmas this year, so anyone that’s been mailed a card has had it in their mitts for a …

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