Category Archives: Illustration

Creature from the Affinity Designer Lagoon

Halloween 2016 may be gone, but it seems I have some Monster Heads left in me. I made this finned fellow in the vector art program extraordinaire Affinity Designer. This wasn’t my first attempt at a variation of one of … Continue reading

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Affinity Designer After Midnight

Here’s another Halloween Horror Head I created in Affinity Designer while I waited for my son’s early morning bus. I was trying to do something different, but I wound up with another vampire. This one is based on Lon Chaney’s … Continue reading

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I Was a Vector Frankenstein

This was the guy that started it all. I did him as an icon experiment in Adobe Illustrator back in 2006. I was trying to keep it as simple as possible and played with the blending modes of the various … Continue reading

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I Was a Vector Werewolf

Here’s another Halloween Head I created in Affinity Designer as I’ve spent my too early mornings waiting for my son’s school bus, and if I say so myself, I am pretty pleased with this. I really wanted to do a … Continue reading

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Zombie in Affinity Designer

Here is yet another Halloween Horror Head I created in Affinity Designer. This guy is a zombie, but not the flesh-eating variety that first hit cinema screens back in 1968 and seem to have never left. I meant this guy … Continue reading

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Mechanical Menace in Affinity Designer

Here’s another doodle similar to The Count which I cooked up over the course of a couple of early mornings using the vector art program extraordinaire Affinity Designer. I cobbled together the Mechanical Menace with a number of the program’s … Continue reading

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I COUNT on Affinity Designer

Here’s a little Halloween doodle that I cooked up in my favorite vector art program Affinity Designer. Being that my son’s school bus pickup time is just before dawn, I thought it appropriate to work on this icon of The … Continue reading

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Rimworld – Stranded

J. L. Curtis has branched out into outer space, and fortunately for me, he’s taking his favorite illustrator along for the ride. I’ve illustrated the covers of Jim’s The Grey Man series, which take place on modern day Earth. Now … Continue reading

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Ronald’s Raygun

I was having some fun playing around with shapes and gradients in Affinity Designer. This program and it’s sister, Affinity Photo, have made justifying a monthly subscription fee for vector and image editing software very difficult. When they come out … Continue reading

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Holiday Fatigue

Somewhere at the end of the ’80s I started dating a girl just after the holidays. I sketched out this little cartoon combining Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter for her as a gag greeting card.

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Above Broad & Spruce in 1983

This is a photograph I shot from what was once Anderson Hall on the Northwest corner of Broad and Spruce which once housed The Philadelphia College of Art. This is probably the 7th floor where the illustration majors were situated. … Continue reading

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The Creep

Fiddling around a bit with a quick little sketch which I brought into Affinity Photo.

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Live and in Poison

More whacky illustrative hi-jinx with my new favorite vector program Affinity Designer.

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The Grey Man Update

Yesterday marked a year since The Grey Man – Vignettes was published. The first in a series of action adventure stories by J.L. Curtis with covers by yours truly. The book, has sold remarkably well – which is no surprise since it’s a solid … Continue reading

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