Tag Archives: Illustration

Watching the Detectives

Last week I had published my Szpieg or Polish Spy illustration that I produced in the superlative vector art and design program Affinity Designer. My original intention was to produce an illustration similar to the pulp magazines from the 1930s … Continue reading

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Szpieg

After my Grandma Went to Altamont illustrations that I produced in Affinity Designer, I was looking for a new subject matter to put the program and myself to the test. Originally I wanted to do an old-time, pulp magazine cover similar … Continue reading

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Grandma went to Altamont

This cartoon is an effort to see what I could do with Affinity Designer and as a reaction to cliches that people, particularly lazy writers, hold near and dear. Grandmother. Granny. Grandma. Gam-gam. The term is used to evoke the image of … Continue reading

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The Bikers Three

The fellows above are part of a crowd scene which features the flower children I posted the other day. The crowd is part of a larger, fairly complex illustration which is taking forever, but the smaller elements like this trio … Continue reading

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American Gothic

I’m still plugging away on the vector illustration I’ve written about before, and I’m still cobbling it together as I go along. I had always planned that this composition would involve a crowd. I thought I could cheat it with … Continue reading

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Work in Progress

I’m still working on the vector illustration that I’ve written about recently, and it’s proving to be more involved than I originally thought it would be. I’ve been designing monsters which come to me more easily than what I am … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview

I was hoping to have another vector illustration ready for Willceau Illo this week, but this is proving to be somewhat more complicated than my two-headed monster from last week and the Atomic Warrior from the week before. There are … Continue reading

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Pink Zeppelin – The Vector Version

IN THE FUTURE… is how these things usually start, but this terrible tale takes place IN THE PAST… A nuclear conflagration ended the world as we knew it in 1980. Hellfire rained from the sky leaving pitiful few to battle it out … Continue reading

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The Atomic Warrior – The Vector Version

Here is a version of my Atomic Warrior character that I produced in Affinity Designer. I had a notion of what if George Lucas was never able to get the money he wanted to shoot Star Wars and instead put … Continue reading

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Just Like Heaven

A year ago I was polishing off what turned out to be one of my all-time favorite sketchbooks which I referred to as The Sketchbook from Heaven. I tried to find or, in some cases, make a replacement, but nothing … Continue reading

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Fun with a Free Photo Editor

I fired up the free, cross-platform, image editing software known as GNU Image Manipulation Program or GIMP and had a bit of fun with this photo I shot of an industrial building at the corner of 12th and Jackson in … Continue reading

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Another Heaven Sent Sketchbook?

Last year I had the good fortune of receiving a Christmas present of a cheap and cheap looking sketchbook that looked like nothing more than an overly large scratch pad to be kept by the telephone for jotting down numbers. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I am truly thankful for all of the blessings bestowed upon my family and me. I am also thankful that I work at an old printer that has a terrific stash of vintage clipart. That’s where I scored the beauty … Continue reading

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Sketchbook from Heaven • 1/22/2017 – 5/7/2017

Usually when I finish off a sketchbook, I have either a feeling of accomplishment because I’ve managed a few competent scribbles within or relief in that I finally put an especially irritating pad that I made the mistake of purchasing … Continue reading

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