The Creature from the Black Lagoon
The Creature from the Black Lagoon

"The Creature from the Black Lagoon"

8"x 8" scratchboard

In all my works there is a theme of "alien-ness" that feeling that you are a stranger in a  strange land and no one understands you. As a artist for so long the creature exemplifies this as he swims back into the depths.

 

Captain America
Captain America

"Captain America"

9"x 12" Scratchboard with color Pitt Pen Marker

Commission

Captain America was a commission that came in at the end of the year. I hadn't drawn or rendered a classic comic book hero in years except for small fan scratchboard pieces I had done for small art shows.

I been a fan of Captain America for decades and doing this was fun. Adding color was a more interesting story because before then all the piece I had done for any of my of my artwork in color was digital color manipulation for prints.

So adding color to this was a big deal.

 

"Lift Off!"
"Lift Off!"

"Lift Off!" 

18"x 24" Scratchboard

Commission

Lift Off! was the first of three images designed for a Space Triptych commission. The set up was that I would envision a comic book themed space saga but limited to three scratchboard panels.

Liftoff! centers around the beginning of the space saga surrounding Major Thom taking off into space atop his rocket ship strapped into his pilot seat looking forward to his grand adventure.

This was actually pretty easy to come up with the idea not the completion of the work. Everything is in the details.

Prints are available.  

Voyage
Voyage

"Voyage"

18"x 24" Scratchboard

Commission

"Voyage" was actually the hardest piece to complete. I constantly had to go back to re-watching several times "The Martian" , "Interstellar", "2001" and several other movies dealing with space travel within our own solar system. 

I feel that the detail is really great in this piece and works to hold your attention within the triptych. This one is the visual glue that holds everything together.

Landing
Landing

"Landing"

18"x 24" Scratchboard

Commisssion

"Landing" was the last of the Space Commission Triptych that I was doing in the series. I was having problems trying to getting the right mood for this one because I didn't want that super heroic look going on. I wanted exploration to be the feeling of for this. 

"The Undersea Kingdom of Richard Parker"
"The Undersea Kingdom of Richard Parker"

"The Undersea Kingdom of Richard Parker"

A 18"x 24" scratchboard with a color digital color underlay. This image is a center piece of the Richard Parker universe. 

This image was the last of of a set for a show that featured the adventures of this deep sea diver and the denizens that reside far beneath the surface the ocean.

Giclees are available on Etsy

 

"Murderer...?"
"Murderer...?"

"Murderer...?"

8" x 8" Scratchboard

"Murderer...?" is set up as a scratchboard to digitally add color to for a upcoming art event later this year. 

This is image is based off another image that I came across with vultures in it depicted in a image I had come across. I thought of Rod Serling with the smoke. It added to the image and the title.

Harpoon
Harpoon

"Harpoon"

9" x 12" scratchboard

There was so much more Richard Parker story that I had to keep working on it. I had to keep the story going. in this I decided that the Parker hadn't just disturbed the octopus but something more of a mythical nature.

On Deck with Richard Parker
On Deck with Richard Parker

"On Deck with Richard Parker"

9"x 12" scratchboard

Richard Parker is off target with his plummet into the depths and comes landing onto a old wreck. 

Below Deck with Richard Parker
Below Deck with Richard Parker

"Below Deck with Richard Parker"

9"x 12" scratchboard

Below deck shows Richard Parker coming to a rest at the bottom of the sea. Parker investigates a bit but must stay on target with his main objective on a sunken sub.

"Up from the Hold with Richard Parker"
"Up from the Hold with Richard Parker"

"Up from the Hold with Richard Parker"

9"x 12" scratchboard

After plummeting into the depths of the sea Richard Parker rises from the cargo hold of a old whaling ship. He must get his bearingof where he needs to go.

Out of the Hold with Richard Parker
Out of the Hold with Richard Parker

"Out of the Hold with Richard Parker"

9"x 12" scratchboard

Looking out over the murky depths Parker's narrows down on his target of the sunken sub. 

"Ocean Floor with Richard Parker"
"Ocean Floor with Richard Parker"

"cean Floor with Richard Parker"

9"x 12" original scratchboard

$135.00  

Continuing with the Underwater Saga that is Richard Parker. After crashing into a old undersea wreck Richard Parker finally makes it to the ocean floor but not before disturbing a underwater denizen of the deep. 

Giglees are available at Etsy 

 

Surprise!
Surprise!

"Surprise!" 11"x14" scratchboard

More of Richard Parker dealing with his invasion into strange new world of the deep. So many unknowns.

Confrontation with Richard Parker
Confrontation with Richard Parker

"Confrontation with Richard Parker"

9"x 12" scratchboard

Had feeling a that he wasn't alone, Parker turns to confront a underwater denizen. He pulls his sea knife to defend himself from this eight legged beast!

Eyecarumba
Eyecarumba

"Eyecarumba" 

8"x 8" scratchboard

A scratchboard images for later use for a digital color underlay for a upcoming art show.

The Hunted
The Hunted

"The Hunted"

8"x 8" scratchboard

Another piece for color conversion for later this year.

Walking with Richard Parker
Walking with Richard Parker

"Walking with Richard Parker"

9"x 12" scratchboard

One of the biggest objects that has always alluded me has been straight on shots of characters. This was a great shot. 

Seven Ravens
Seven Ravens

"Seven Ravens"

11"x 14" scratchboard

This was for a Brothers Grimm art show based upon their work with fairy tales. I loved the way this one came together. 

Mr. Spock
Mr. Spock

"Mr. Spock"

8"x 8" scratchboard

A combination image of both Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto of Spock. 

Dive In Art Show
Dive In Art Show

"Dive In Art Show" 

11"x 17" Poster for Richard Parker Story

Self Promotion Poster to advertise the Art Show.