Cosmic Monkey Discovery
Cosmic Monkey Discovery

This was inspired by both films of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Interstellar". What if Dave Bowman devolved and HAL 9000 merged with TARS and evolved? 

Just a thought.

Colorized Scratchboard Print. 8"x8".

Landing
Landing

This is a colorized cropped image of the original scratchboard triptych commission. 

Colorized Scratchboard Print. 8"x8"

Creature from the Black Lagoon
Creature from the Black Lagoon

This is by far my favorite monster of all time, the Creature.

The Gillman has been barrowed many times for feature movies and done very very well (The Shape of Water).  

I just like illustrating him in scratchboard and coloring of him digitally made even more cool.

Colorized Scratchboard Print. 8"x8".

Bacon OR Death! Version 3
Bacon OR Death! Version 3

"Bacon OR Death! is kind of a joke with a majority of my friends and was a theme used for a art show a couple of years ago. There has been a couple of different variations with this. 

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8".

Bunny with a Jet Pack- Version 2
Bunny with a Jet Pack- Version 2

"Bunny with a Jet Pack - Version 2" was my second attempt to make my original scratchboard piece of the same name more appealing to the viewer without the huge amount of black to obscure the subject. 

Again this was another light hearted theme for a show a couple of years ago.

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8".

Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant

The Gentle Giant was my first stab at rendering a Northwest Legend- Big Foot or Sasquatch as he/she is known.

I wanted to show this figure in a positive light. 

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8".

All Laid Out
All Laid Out

"All Laid Out" takes one of my all time favorite heroes Capt. James T. Kirk and puts him the way I was drawn into Star Trek as a kid. Always the stand up guy, leader, explorer, fighter. 

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8".

Bacon OR Death! Version 1
Bacon OR Death! Version 1

This is the first version of Bacon OR Death! for a Northwest Art Show. 

I decided to used acrylic paint markers to see if I could render the color and the glow of sizzling bacon in hand. I had rendered this on black bristol paper to give the impression white on black not unlike the scratchboard I had gotten into using. 

Acrylic Paint Markers on Black Bristol. 8"x8"

Down with the Weirdness
Down with the Weirdness

"Down with the Weirdness" was a large 16"x20" original scratchboard piece for a solo show a few years ago. The original piece was purchased the second day of the show. 

I loved the idea of the driven mad scientist even ignoring the tantalizing female figure in the background. 

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8".

Eyecarmuba
Eyecarmuba

"Eyecarumba" is a play on words and image.

No matter what you happen to be doing someone is always watching. 

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8"

Hot Under the Helmet
Hot Under the Helmet

"Hot Under the Helmet" is a funny piece in the works. Originally a 9"x12" image for a solo show poster.

Add a sprinkle of frustration from work and add color and WAH LA! 

What makes this funny is that the black and white image didn't garner any feedback but the color made it pop.

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8"

Mr. Spock
Mr. Spock

"Mr. Spock"

This was an ode to Leonard Nimoy being a great character on a great show that encompassed TV series and movies into the 21 Century. 

His presence as an actor, film maker will be missed.

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8"

Satan's Robot
Satan's Robot

"Satan's Robot" was as 9"x12" scratchboard commission to create a old school robot (not Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet). I wanted to show the 1930's fear and menace of robotics. 

Learning a new technique with scratchboard I applied it to this work and to my surprise, it incorporated itself well.

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8"

Seven Ravens
Seven Ravens

"Seven Ravens" is a story that caught my attention for a local show celebrating the Brothers Grimm. 

I went with a lesser known story that included my favorite birds, ravens.

Originally a 11"x14" scratchboard

Space Nubile
Space Nubile

"Space Nubile" was a 9"x12" scratchboard commission.  It is a companion to Satan's Robot piece.

I wanted to really make a piece that had a feel of a old Wally Wood and Vargas mixed together. The color brings that feeling out even better than I had hoped.

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8"

Spell Upon Richard Parker
Spell Upon Richard Parker

"Spell Upon Richard Parker" is a colorized version of black and white scratchboard 9"x12" image of the same name. I wanted to adapt color to this piece to bring a breath of life to gothic looking image.

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8"

The Kiss
The Kiss

"The Kiss" is another original scratchboard that I think color adds a huge amount depth to.

Unlike a lot of the images that cropped for the 8"x8" this was done at actual size. And this was the first to show that the mermaid was not just a human female torso on top of a fish body. She is as alien to Richard Parker as he is to her. 

The embrace is more respect for what he stood for when he was alive. 

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8" 

Voyage
Voyage

"Voyage" was a part of a Space Triptych Commission, The original piece was a 16"x20" of scratchboard. The coloring on this was nearly as hard as it was coming up with the original illustration. The pallet for the interior and exterior of the ship had such subtle colors I really had to make serious choices on what colors I would make use of.

Of course the ship coming into orbit of the planet has all the bright colors that any human explorer would ever need.

Colorized Scratchboard Print 8"x8"

Space Donk
Space Donk

"Space Donk" Commission 12"x9" scratchboard. 

Space Donk is a punch at a humorous situation featuring a friend of mine and anthropomorphizing him at my work place loosing one of his tools.

An astronaut having to carry the weight of the world and loosing a tool in the process. 

Scratchboard 12"x9"

"Unveiling of Richard Parker"
"Unveiling of Richard Parker"

The Unveiling of Richard Parker is a colorized 8”x8” scratchboard piece.

But the reason for this part of the story was because up to this point we had never really saw what Richard Parker really looked like so with a little persuasion I showed the world the real face of Richard Parker.

Running to Evolution
Running to Evolution

Running to Evolution was a change over from doing comic book illustration to scratchboard illustration. I wanted to see how acrylic markers, hand painted and airbrush would complement each other.

This was out of my love for my old comic book creation Johnny Vega.

8”x8” acrylic markers, hand painted and airbrush on wooden panel.