Attack!
Attack!

Robot Monster "Attack!"  8"x8" Scratchboard with digital coloring

A favorite subject for me is none other than that of Robot Monster (a.k.a. Anger Beast as I like to call him). Initially I did this as part of a artistic challenge for something that is call every year called "Inktober". I liked the image so much I went ahead and made a scratchboard piece out of it and then I added the color later. 

 

Down by the Creek
Down by the Creek

"Down by the Creek" 8"x8" scratchboard with digital color

Down by the Creek was a follow up on a piece I had done earlier as a commission for a friend of mine who liked Bigfoot. In staying with that theme I decided to keep "the gentle giant" that I had started and go with that.

I think that this colorized version did well for me.

Hot Under the Helmet
Hot Under the Helmet

"Hot Under the Helmet"

9"x 12" Scratchboard with digital color manipulation.

Hot Under the Helmet was a really a knee jerk reaction to some personal issues that I was experiencing at the time. Stress and frustration are a great innovators for getting things out. 

Originally a black and white illustration for a personal poster for an art show but the moment I added color people came out of the woodwork in support. 

Giclees are available. 

Last Monster on EARTH!
Last Monster on EARTH!

"Last Monster on EARTH!"

11"x 14" Scratchboard with digital coloring

After looking at a number  of old b-movies of the 1950's and I came across this iconic character and decided to take a stab at rendering in a Jack Kirby style. 

Originally a black and white piece I felt that color would help bring forth a look that I hoped would- it did.

Giclees are available.

Voyage
Voyage

"Voyage"

8"x 8" digital color of a scratchboard original

Voyage is a color rendition of the larger space commission. I was hoping that the color aspect would just accentuate the black and white scratchboard.

The color did exactly that.

Giclees are available

Down With the Weirdness
Down With the Weirdness

"Down With the Weirdness"

8"x 8" scratchboard with digital color underlay

Originally based upon a larger version 16"x 20" piece of the same name. 

The mad scientist has always been a favorite of mine and I thought this would be a great rendition to the BIG 500 show here in Portland OR. 

It was.

 

Green Depth
Green Depth

"Green Depth"

8"x 8" Airbrush and Clayboard

Another image of Richard Parker but with a monochromatic image with a green giving it a feeling of stagnation.

 

Richard Parker and Friend
Richard Parker and Friend

"Richard Parker and Friend"

8"x 8" scratchboard with digital underlay.

This was the result of working on so many pieces for a Richard Parker show I did this as a introduction to the show on my Show Statement. 

Walking with Richard Parker
Walking with Richard Parker

"Walking with Richard Parker" - color

8"x11" scratchboard with digital color underlay

The piece for Richard Parker show was an eye catcher in black and white with the scratchboard and I thought that a color version would really elevate this piece. 

"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"

 

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.