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Devious Journal Entry

Devious Journal Entry

So for my first-ever Kickstarter, with a funding goal of $1800, I'm offering a series of oversized all-weather vinyl decals based on my illustrations of the D&D Chromatic Dragons! These die cut stickers are printed on a thick, durable vinyl that resists scratching, rain & sunlight. I'm offering seven designs that range from the adorable to the epic and insane! So let’s do this! ‘Grab your swords, grab your shield. Find your courage, and weapon wield! Let your excitement be unleashed; For together, we’ll slay this beast!’

Ambushed!

Ambushed!

It's been a while since I've posted here on DA (Sorry for that!) Things have just been so busy between everything going on in life! In 2018, I'll try to be better about sharing things here. In the meantime, You can always find me on social media and watch my stuff there... I tend to use it more regularly. Anyway, I have to share my latest piece, “Ambushed!”, created as a backdrop for large displays at art shows. And here is the coloring video for “Ambushed!” I have oodles more to post, Inktober/Drawlloween 2017 not to mention scads of miscellaneous sketches and a few Art Drops. Hope your 2017 was great, Here's to 20

HaPpY BiRthDAy!!

HaPpY BiRthDAy!!

Here's a super big THANK YOU to all of you for your birthday well wishes on my birthday, July 14th! You guys are the coolest, bestest, most awesomest friendses a fella could ever have! Y'all made my social media DevianArting experience on my birthday, THE BEST!!

Pirates Sketches

Pirates Sketches

Ahoy & Avast, ya landlubbin' mangy curs! "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" sets from port Friday! I be a mighty big fan of a treasure hunt, so in commemoration of her maiden voyage, so over on me Facebook, I be a sketchin' a pirate a day as we prepare and make way for Whitecap Bay!

Star Wars Banners

Star Wars Banners

I'm excited to announce that I will be appearing at Star Wars Day, Saturday April 8th at the Fondulac District Library in East Peoria, Illinois! There will be all sorts of cool activities in celebration of the Star Wars saga, including a 'How to Draw Star Wars' workshop hosted by yours truly! So grab your lightsabers, and hop on your land speeder and bug on down the local library, 'cause Sly Snootles and all the cool cats will be there! http://www.fondulaclibrary.org Here's a series of banners I've created for Star Wars Day at the Fondulac District Library in East Peoria, Illinois April 8th. I'll also have these on hand through the 2017 art

Man of Tomorrow

Man of Tomorrow

Five years ago, on this very weekend, I attended Wizard World Chicago. I bought a box of prismacolor markers and I did a silly little sketch of Superman. I told myself I was going to keep at it. I was going to practice hard, and just maybe I could go somewhere with this thing. So here we are, five years later, and still not working for DC or Marvel, but... oh, the journey that has been had! So I snuck this pic of Superman, the Man of Tomorrow in between commissions just to measure progress! And here's the timelapse coloring of Man of Tomorrow!

Razing Atlantis

Razing Atlantis

(above) Timelapse coloring of 'Razing Atlantis' by Kiley Beecher 'Razing Atlantis' is my ArtPop 2016 entry! In true artist fashion, I waited until two days before it was due to begin, and I'm submitting this on the day it was due. lol! Who says you work best when under pressure? Certainly not me! Anyway, hope ya'll enjoy this one. I'm calling it 'Razing Atlantis'. I'm posting the original Iinks, the full color work, and a few larger detail shots, and I have a coloring recording to come. I'm sure I can post that in a day or two. ArtPop Peoria puts the work of local artists on Adams Outdoor 48’ x 14’ billboards that are seen by t

Happy Hyenas Timelapse

Happy Hyenas Timelapse

Here's my latest work in time-lapse. Lines are traditionally inked then scanned and colored in Adobe Photoshop. I need to do more of these videos... They can be a lot of fun to put together!

New Ghostbusters Trailer

New Ghostbusters Trailer

So I'm curious. The new Ghostbusters trailer is here. What do 'yall think about this new version? Hate it? ...  Love it? ... or just 'meh'? I'm posting a poll to get more reaction to this property. Please vote, weigh in!

Holiday Flash Sketches

Holiday Flash Sketches

Let the holiday gift giving begin! Here's a tradition I started a few years ago. The holidays are a busy time, and during this time, I often find myself visiting restaurants and eateries much more often than usual, so as part of the festivities, I sketch 4x6 cards on location and leave a gift to a server for great service! So let the holiday cheer commence! I'll try to update this journal will all of the Christmas shenanigans I come up with. :xmas:

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

I wanted to wait until the very witching hour of night to post the last of my InkTober drawings! Thanks to all of you for all of your likes, comments and support through this month-long artwork jam! I hope you had as much fun seeing these pieces as I did creating them! Have a wonderful evening, stay safe, and don't let the boogie man bite! 'When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake Spooks come out for a screaming wake Happy haunts materialize and begin to vocalize Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize!"31 Days 31 Drawings - Inktober Day 31 And to recap, here is the rest of InkTober 2015:

Back To The Future Day!

Back To The Future Day!

Here is a red letter date in the history of time travel! Today is October 21, 2015! At precisely 4:29 AM, the preeminent inventor of time travel, Dr. Emmet Brown and his assistant, Martin McFly, with the help of the stainless steel integrity of a 1985 Delorean motor car embedded with a capacitor that, upon accelerating to 88 miles per hour, created a flux dispersal that bent the very fabric of space and time, hurling the pair into THIS... OUR PRESENT and THEIR FUTURE. Happy Back to the Future Day! The future is NOW!
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So I'm thinking about launching an art book on Kickstar...

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The New Ghostbusters Trailer...

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  • LOVE IT!!!
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Halloween!!

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If Indiana Jones is recast, who do you think would be t...

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Who was the better Batman?

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Who's Hulk is the best Hulk?

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How do you prefer your animation?

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Can you sail under the command of a Pirate?! Tortuga?!

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I prefer my comics...

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Pacific Rim was ...

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Man of Steel

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