Thursday, September 11, 2014

Step X Step: Justice league Dark

I recently illustrated my first cover for DC, and in the doing checked something off my bucket list.  I got to draw Swamp Thing professionally.  As a kid I had a borderline unhealthy fixation with the Swamp Thing movie. I loved everything about it, a superhero/horror movie.. check, Credence intro.. check, Wes Craven.. check, Adrienne Barbeau.. CHECK!  As I got older my love of the character only grew once I discovered he was created by Bernie Wrightson.  When I was offered my pick of several different books to do a cover for, I immediately informed them of my ST love (and Justice League Dark in general)  The AD informed me that JLD was one of the books available.  I got very excited and started doing work, the process of which I have laid out below.

The original drawing, sans digital color will be available at IlluXCon next week.  Graphite on bristol board 11 x 17.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Original "The Strain" Cover Art Auction

Hey all,

I will be starting an ebay auction for one of my "The Strain" cover paintings tomorrow 7/13 at 8:30 PST.  Spread the word.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Strain Covers

In honor of the premier of The Strain tv show on FX this Sunday here are 3 new covers.  The first is for The Strain Vol. 1 hard cover and is a rework of the cover to issue 1 done by the talented Mike Huddleston.  The other two are the covers to issue 1 and 2 of the third series in The Strain triology, The Night Eternal.  I have 6 cover left to paint on what has been a marvelous three year journey.  I hope you enjoy the covers as much as I enjoy painting them.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

12th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards

Hey all,  It is time once again for the Rondo Awards.  Please take the time to tie to go and vote.  It is very important to me to maintain exposure for the classics, and remember when "Monsters" were more than just killing machines (not that there is anything wrong with that) and mood and storytelling took precedence over gore and body count.  So head over and vote, be sure to read the instructions carefully and if you feel so inclined write me in  for category 30. Artist of the Year (Pro)

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Monsters

Here are three new monster portraits I did for exhibition at Monsterpalooza where I will be exhibiting this weekend in Burbank, CA

Friday, March 21, 2014

Banshees Kickstarter

Hey all,

I have been asked to provide the cover for a new novel by Mike Baron of Nexus fame.  If you like Mr. Baron's work (or mine) you can help make the novel a reality and even get yourself some cool swag including an original piece of artwork by yours truly. Pop on over an check it out.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Step X Step: "The Monster"

Cinematography for Illustrators

Here is my PowerPoint slide show from this years lecture at IlluxCon for anyone who's interested.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sir Kobe

Here is a different kind of piece for me. It was part of a project that ended up falling through, but it was fun to work on. I modified it a bit to be a standalone piece, and it will be available at IlluXCon. 20" x 30" oil on canvas panel.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Paintings For Sale!

I recently had an emergency room visit (don't worry it turned out to be mostly nothing) that has turned out to be quite expensive, and as a result I am putting a bunch of paintings up for sale at a reduced (in some cases significantly) price.  All paintings are listed at what I would like to get, but I will entertain lower offers.  Some are older pieces, but others are being offered for sale for the first time.

I created a special blog for these listings I will be adding more paintings over the next few days.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Monster Portraits part 2

I mentioned awhile back that something I started doing in my spare time are classic monster portraits.  I plan on doing some more complicated narrative scenes in this vein, but in the mean time I have been taking on some private commissions.  Here is the most recent.

"The Monster 2" 8 x 10 oil on board

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Watts Atelier Online!

Hey all,

I am very excited to announce the Watts Atelier online school starting at the end of August.  For anyone who has ever wanted to attend the Atelier, but was unable to relocate to southern California, this is your chance.  The online school is going to be as close to attending the school as you can get without moving here.  Check out the trailer below to get a glimpse at what you can expect.  You can also follow this link to the online schools website

Also for those of you attending San Diego Comic Con this week you can get a preview at Jeff's demonstrations, here is a schedule.

Friday, July 19th
2:00-3:00pm Portrait Drawing Demo and Intro to Watts Atelier Online
Room 30CDE

Saturday, July 20th
5:15pm-7:00pm Portrait Painting Demo and Intro to Watts Atelier Online
Room 2