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Because it was on…

Back when I attended The Philadelphia College of Art, the city of Philadelphia was not wired for cable television while the surrounding suburbs had enjoyed the benefits of basic cable and perhaps a pay station like HBO or PRISM for … Continue reading

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Loup Garou

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Countess Dracula

Erzsébet Báthory (1560-1614) was a real life Hungarian noblewoman and purported serial killer who may have engaged in vampiric activity. Her victims were female servants and minor noblewomen who had come to her for training and education. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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The Wolf of South Philadelphia

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Invasion of the Saucer Men

My latest Halloween Head is based on the alien invaders from the drive-in, schlock classic Invasion of the Saucer Men released in 1957. I struggled with this one a bit because I watched the movie and kept referring back to … Continue reading

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Mister HYDE

I was trying to come up with another idea for a Halloween Head when I realized I had never done Dr Jekyll’s monstrous alter-ego Mr Hyde. It was high time I gave half of this split personality my full attention!

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An Italian Sketchbook and Some Familiar Faces

I finished off a nice little sketchbook that Tony Visco picked up for me when he was in Florence a couple years ago.

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Sofa Sketches and an Obscure Remake

I’ve been sitting on the sofa with a sketchbook in my lap trying out some of my new art materials and playing around with a few I forgot I had. I should be up at my desk in my studio, … Continue reading

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Doodle Tuesday: 2mm Red Lead and Trash Video

  When I sit on the couch and doodle in my sketchbooks, I like to have noise in the background. I usually find some episodic television show, old movie or trash that doesn’t require my strict attention. Trash is the … Continue reading

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DO NOT DOUBLE STACK

Another sketchbook laid to rest. This was a Canson XL Mixed Media sketch pad that I started back on Valentine’s Day in 2015 and finished up yesterday. I rotate through about half a dozen sketchbooks ignoring some while favoring others. … Continue reading

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Mad About the iPad

I’m getting used to the fantastic art program for the iPad Pro called Procreate. It uses the Apple Pencil, and it has the most satisfying interface that I’ve used on a digital platform thus far. I’ve been doodling and playing … Continue reading

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There Ought To Be Clowns

I was trying to squeak out this Halloween Head for October 31st, but it wasn’t to be. I had a Halloween costume to finish, and I ended up chasing a few wild geese and wandering up a few blind alleys … Continue reading

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The Widow

My latest Halloween Head is more of a femme fatale rather than a monster. Illustrated by Joe Williams using the world’s greatest vector art program Affinity Designer on a well-worn 2010 Macbook at home and a battered 2008 Macbook at … Continue reading

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The Vector Chainsaw Massacre

Here is another Halloween Head I illustrated in the marvelous vector design application called Affinity Designer. I started this yesterday morning with a vague polygon shape for a face and a cog shape for hair. I wasn’t sure if it … Continue reading

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The Ghost

This is another in a Halloween themed series of illustrations I put together in the superlative vector art program known as Affinity Designer. See more of my vector illustrations HERE!

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