In April of this year, I was contacted by a client with an interesting proposition: to create a piece that accurately described his philosophy of the defence of freedom.
Conceptual roughs for ‘Homeland’.
Over the ensuing weeks and months, and guided by his specific and intricate instructions, I condensed the dynamics of our conversations into a series of roughs. The more successful of these roughs were compiled into the final image which represents the defense of the weak from the predatory aspects of human nature.
This was a complex and challenging commission and one that I’m proud to have completed to the client’s satisfaction.
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During my long-postponed visit to the UK this month, I came across a number of original artworks.
Stored in air-tight folders and packed into a steel chest, items from the early to late 90’s (including a number of animation frames and storyboards from the two animations I did for KMFDM) came to light as well as a treasure trove of ink originals, sketch books, silkscreens and graphic porn – all in perfect condition.
Discovery of lost 9/11 series.
I will be auctioning many of these rare items on eBay in a month or so, so please keep watching this space.
One of the best ways for an artist to keep in the zone between art engagements is to draw porn. It keeps the hand fluid by creating curves and the eye alive by constantly evaluating shadows and light sources.
Plus, its fun!
Thanks to Deborah Ferraz for this valuable addition to my blog
Way back in 1993, I was in Chicago, art directing the KMFDM animation ‘Drug Against War‘ at C-Pop studios. In one room, the techies slogged (doing the animation tweening and compositing) and, in another, much sweatier room, I worked night and day with the cel animation team or ‘inkies’, as we called ourselves. To keep spirits and morale up, the team and I engaged in Art Wars: denigratory and derogatory cartoons aimed at humiliating the other animators. Pretty soon, we had a huge wall covered with these gems and I am proud to present, courtesy of ace draughtsman, Peter Moriarty (who also worked with me on ‘Sonofagun’ and the ZPC: No Flesh Shall Be Spared game for Zombie Interactive), one of the best.In between our punishing 36-hour shifts, the team shared a love of pool which we indulged in in bars such as McNeill’s and Hoilday in the city’s Wicker Park area. Here is one of the crowing cartoons I posted one day after a typical trouncing on the green baize.
I‘m often asked how much preparatory work goes into each album cover I do and this series of rough conceptual work goes some way in illustrating how the final design comes about. 3 months before the final artwork was completed, I started outlining the various ideas I had for the sleeve and a slew of pictures emerged from the process which Sascha and I discussed before I began to build the final image. Now, I am able to present these images for sale. Anyone interested, please leave your contact details in the comments box below or contact me via our Gmail account email@example.com and I’ll provide prices and size details. All the above are rendered in black indian ink and signed.
Another assortment of original ink sketches, roughs and composites for various art projects completed in 2008. As usual, to purchase any of these illustrations, please either leave your request in the ‘comments’ box below or contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
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