Category: digital

The Coolness of Mr. Eastwood

Who is cooler than Clint Eastwood? Nobody. Nobody comes close. This image is from his classic, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”.  He was cool as ice in that performance. The pencil started off rough, but it captured the attitude and pose I wanted. I never try for perfection in the pencil sketch, I…

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The Awakening of Travis Bickle

  One of my favorite movies is Taxi Driver. It’s amazing, and the main reason is the performance of Robert De Niro. This portrait is my attempt to pay homage to him and the movie. The title refers to the moment Travis realizes his mission and prepares himself to its undertaking. It is truly magic…

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Old Gods Die Hard, portrait of Lemmy Kilmister

This portrait was done for the Motorhead 40th Anniversary show held in Oklahoma City. This is the second time I have painted Lemmy, and the differences in the two painting shows how much my style has evolved over the years. This is the birth pains of the portrait. I love the pose. Elegant and tough…

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Bruce Lee – Savior of the Universe

Bruce Lee was one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. He founded Jeet Kune Do, he was an actor, filmmaker, philosopher, and a helluva cha-cha dancer. Bruce Lee was to martial arts like Jimi Hendrix was to music, they changed everything. I am just a huge fan of his that I am…

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Joe Cocker, Earth Singer

When I heard that the mighty Joe Cocker passed away last December, I decided to start a portrait of him. I wanted to do it differently than my usual portraits. I wanted this one to be full of frantic movement and raw emotion, so I skipped the pencil sketch portion of my process and drew…

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The Transformation of Saint Lou – Final

I let the chaotic version win and this is what happened. This is a simple 2 color painting, but the shadows and highlights make it look like more. The best way to experience this painting is to put on Lou’s album, “Metal Machine Music” at a deafening volume and just stare until the blackout happens,…

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