Recent paintings and drawings on paper and canvas.
My version of Harley Quinn above.
Loving DC Comics characters and revisting them this summer. Have created some of my own expressions for some of the personalities that I adore. Fan art for your viewing pleasure.
Am also in the midst of collaborating on a new novel with a writer who I admire. Thrilled that I was asked to work on this project. In addition, I am working on several other writing projects.
Batman & Joker, Catwoman, Joker and Raven.
Two new Joker paintings. My takes on Phoenix and Ledger playing the movie roles.
A few new pieces of art relating to my current series. They all all acrylic and ink.
This piece is a combination of several images; an old painting done around a decade ago, several pen and ink drawings I’ve done over the past month; and my love of comicbook art. It is called “Joker’s Ghost”.
As I paint the characters from DC Comics, I interpret them in my own way…as many other artists do. I strive to capture a suggestion of each character, while staying true to my vision as a painter. I try to remain loose, allowing the paint to drip, leaving some portions incomplete…and maybe up to the imagination. So, in no way am I a comicbook artist. I just love the movies, the books, the comics…the art. Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and Frank Cho are two illustrators that I admire.They inspire me. And I just do what I do. Someone told me that what I’m doing now is Neo Pop Art. So, that’s cool.
The news is disturbing these days. So, I’ve escaped to Gotham!
Researching different artist’s and their varied interepations of DC Comics characters. Right now, the influcences of artists like Jason Fabok and Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau have inspired me to paint some of my own versions of the various heroes and villains of Gotham. Of course, the villains rule with me.
My work will never be as technical as the artists that I’ve mentioned–and I don’t want it to be–but I’ve incorporated my work into what might be called a Neo Pop Art style.
Right now–over the past week–I’ve been doing studies with ink and acrylics, all in black and white. Will keep you posted on my progress with time.
Thanks for looking,
June 11, 2020
I’ve always been a fan of comicbook art. As you know, one of the first pieces of art I sold was a comicbook painting.
Recently, I’ve hauled my DC Poster books out of storage for a bit of inspiration. I’ve watcher JOKER a multitude of times; revisited THE DARK KNIGHT and viewed THE SUICIDE SQUAD.
This figurative series began in color. And then, I moved on to black, white and gray. I’m posting some of the pieces here.
As always, thanks for checking them out.
June 6, 2020