Not much to tell. I'm and artist/musician currently living in Alabama. Most of my art is horror and science fiction....most of my music is jazz/funk (what can I say...bass players like the funk!!) So look around...leave comments...ask questions. I'm an open book.
Current Residence: Alabama deviantWEAR sizing preference: 2XL Favourite genre of music: Jazz, funk. Operating System: Windows7 Personal Quote: Why not go out on a limb, isn't that where the fruit is?
"The Time Machine"....no, I'm not talking about my current comic book project (although the Time machine plays a large part in it). I'm talking about the time machine we as artists use to look back at the work of the master artists that preceded us. I've always tried to learn what influenced the artists that influence me...to track the lineage of what makes me want to draw. I'll be the first to admit that I worship the art of Bernie Wrightson. His work on Swampthing and the Warren magazines of the 1970s was the biggest shaper of my desire to become a cartoonist. In the maiden voyage of my time machine, I learned that Wrighson was hugely influ
There are artists that I call "Direct Influences", those whom have given me help or advice over the years. The weird part is, the 3 artists I think of as my biggest direct influences, I don't know on a personal level. One, I've only met once and the other 2, I've never met in person.
I met Butch Guice at a small comic convention in Norfolk, VA back in the early 1980s. We were both TERRIBLY young and he was just starting to make a name for himself at Marvel. I showed him some of my drawings, he was very complimentary and invited me to sit at his table. He gave me drawing pointers and introduced me to proper comics drawing materials AND sho
As artists, I guess we all get the same question fairly regularly...."Who are your influences?" I usually have several answers, depending on my mood. Why several answers, you ask? Well, because if the questione is whose style I'm biting, the answer is "No one....and everyone." I see little things in many an artist's work that I may try out to see if it works for me. Sometimes I feel like trying out an Art Nouveau outline a la Adam Hughes...or something moody with hatching coming out of the solid black areas, like Kevin Nowlan. But I don't think I try to just rip off another artist's total drawing style. At least I hope I don't.