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  • Frankenstein’s Monster: Part 3 – Prepping the Painting

    It’s been a few days since my last Frankie post. I’ve been able to work on it a little since then, but other obligations and activities sometimes come along that delay my pet project. So, let’s get on with it, shall we? Now it is time to prep the final painting. Often after I do…

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  • Holy Cow Batman! Jerry Robinson in Los Angeles!

    Living in the big sprawling city of Los Angeles, there always seems to be something cool happening. Seeing that this is a town of entertainment talent, that something cool often is related to my profession which I really dig! I love being around creative people. This past Thursday night, March 5, happened to be one…

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  • Frankenstein’s Monster: Part 2-Research

    Now that it was clear what the concept for the Frankenstein painting was going to be, it was time to pay more attention to the details of that drawing. Sometimes a project calls for the use of visual reference materials. While I had a decent semblance of what I wanted to create, a few things…

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  • Frankenstein’s Monster: Part 1-Conceptualization

    A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent fascination with Frankenstein’s monster that began with having just seen the play Arsenic and Old Lace. In that article, I shared with you a number of head studies of the monster as I explored the various ways one can draw him and still retain the recognizable…

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  • Drawn & Quoted: President Obama

    “And that’s why I’ve asked Vice President Biden to lead a tough, unprecedented oversight effort — because nobody messes with Joe.” – President Barak Obama addressing his first joint session of Congress on February 24, 2009 Grabbed my sketchbook during the President’s speech on February 24 and doodled “live”, which is always tough when the…

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  • Fred Willard: Best in Show!

    From time to time a project comes along that is just plain fun to work on. Back in 2007, this was such a project. I was approached to create an illustration of actor Fred Willard (Best In Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, Anchorman, WALL-E) for the charity group Actors and Others for Animals. Fred was going…

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  • Drawn & Quoted: Dragon Fun

    “A dragon is just one more stranger in search of a friend.” – Helen Reddy, Pete’s Dragon. Many times when I sit down to my sketchbook, my mind is a blank. I just start doodling until something springs forth. Thus was the case this time. However, I happened to have the soundtrack to Pete’s Dragon…

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  • Michael Giacchino at the Oscars

    Just thought I’d write a quick note along with posting a quick color sketch inspired by film composer Michael Giacchino’s appearance last night as Music Director for the Oscar telecast. I feel compelled to do so in light of my very second post on this blog just a few short weeks ago about the ¬†Star…

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