Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Hey kids and Dads! Match the name with the picture 1. John Wayne 2. Edward the III
3. Queen Latifa
The first person to match the names wins this picture.
If you would like to own a drawing of your favorite celebrity send e-mail to:
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Another example of not leaving well enough alone. This painting haunted me from the day I first saw it on a Conan paperback cover. It has a Da Vinci or Rembrandt look, mostly in the foreground figures. It is almost biblical, like the paintings in the old Testament bibles we had in Sunday school. In the book "Testament, the Life and Art of Frank Frazetta" he says the painting was completely redone. I always thought it was just the Conan part that was changed but closer examination makes it clear.
Another reason to sell your artwork gives you less temptation to go back and fix it. I would rather see the original vision even if not perfect. You can always make the next one better. I learned this the hard way on some of the cartoons we did back in the day. Still it is the artist's choice, so what do I know?
And yet a third version I never noticed before from the Testament book. The difference seems to be mainly in Conan's head and helmet. Am I going senile?
Monday, January 07, 2008
A curious example of artist who tries to improve a finished painting. The original is on the left, a paperback cover bought in the mid-70s and the later one to the right, which has no signature. You can see where the original signature was painted out. I don't know why Frank did that but he improved the painting as far as the woman but the original centaur looks better, more simian-like.
On a another subject, recently I have been trying to sell my old work and it is painful but it has slowly dawned on me that it is for the best, not just the need for money but the art should be spread around and not hoarded for some imaginary day of reckoning. Also it prods the artist to do more work. Just be sure to get a copy for the scrapbook. I don't consider myself an artist, but I like the term cartoonist. It sounds better and not too many people like using it. They seem to prefer animator, painter or artist. The term cartoonist somehow became derogatory for unknown reasons.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
The drawing below is a layout from the Ren & Stimpy episode "The Boy who Cried Rat", season one. And hey kids! The final art for the "Girls & Corpses" piece will be released in the march issue, so look for it at your local website. Date of release to be posted here soon.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
For those out of town the previous post was a bit of comedy about coming to your house. I send drawings all over the world by mail. Just send a check or money order, unless you prefer to use the donate button. E-mail me at the address shown above and below to get more info. Samples of previous commissions are posted above and below.