More Internals for Pelgrane Press

A vampire skeleton wight guards his treasure with a sword on his knees.

These were actually completed back in November of 2018, shortly after I finally got permission to post my first couple of rounds of work for Pelgrane Press. I always have trouble keeping track of when publications come out and I can’t post the art until they do, so I frequently end up updating actual professional illustrations waaaaaay after I make them!

C’est la vie. I think these are awesome monsters though. I wouldn’t want to face down any of these fiends!! See them all below: Continue reading

The Colour Out of Space revamp

Recently for the 2021 Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Spooky Art Show, I redid a piece I have been meaning to revisit for a really long time: The Colour Out of Space.

Here’s the new piece I did in 2021:

And here is the first time I attempted to draw the story, back in 2012. At that time, I did a “down the well” view instead of the squirming mass of colors beneath, before all Hell broke loose and the alien evil emerged.

I took more of a “vexel” approach with the 2012 one, although I wanted to use strange colors and inorganic shapes in the new one too. Overall, when I went back to look at my old work, I enjoyed seeing the differences between the two approaches! I definitely think I’ve branched out more in the years since 2012.

Which style do you prefer?

 

 

 

The Mothman Cometh

The process of drawing moth mans antennae in black ink

I made this little dude for my dear friend Cora Dean. (I need to show y’all the gorgeous magical girl plague doctor she sculpted me sometime.) But anyway, she loves the Mothman and so do I.

Mothman with red eyes against a dark forest and crescent moon pen and ink on paper

And here’s progress shots of me making him, at my cheerfully Christmas Penguin themed kitchen table. Yes, my kitchen table is and shall forever be my art studio.

October 2019 Sketch Challenge: The Magnus Archives

Every October I like to do some sort of drawing challenge. 2013 and 2014 were digital art challenges. 2015 through 2019 have been ink challenges. Often I like to have a theme, as in 2018 when I did all SCP Foundation related drawings. This year I did a Magnus Archives drawing challenge!

I didn’t get 31 drawings done, I the only years I managed to do so were 2013, 2014 and 2018. But I still had a lot of fun doing it. Here are the drawings I got done, captioned with the (awesome!!) Magnus Archives episodes they are based on. Continue reading

SCP Horror Ink Drawings

I spent the month of October 2018 (or #inktober2018 if you will) doing a series of ink drawings based on stories contained on the SCP website. If you haven’t come across them yet, they’re a treasure-trove of cooperatively created weird fiction and horror. I may do another SCP series one day: the stories are always being added to.

Below is the entire series. The first one is a kelpie or river horse, another favorite creature/monster of mine but not drawn from a specific SCP story. Continue reading

Night Gallery 2014 coming up October 4

I’ve done Night Gallery for the past two years now and I’m coming back a third time for this awesome and creepy horror-themed art show! Not only is it dripping with fantastic macabre art of all types, kinds and prices, as well as tasty Halloween Treats, a minimum of 20% of all art sales goes to benefit PAAWS Animal Rescue!!

Night Gallery will take place from 6pm-9pm on Saturday, October 4 at the Ahh Spa in Evansville. See you there!

The Facebook events page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/332689243579497/ and the awesome cover art (pictured above) is by Christy Jochum, from her insanely awesome “Beauty and Brains” zombie pin-up series!

Cthulhu fhtagn

In his house at r'lyeh, dead cthulhu waits dreaming in this sinister undersea depiction of the Great Old One.

I made this a couple of years back for a Night Gallery show but I would have done it anyway. I absolutely adore H. P. Lovecraft and “The Call of Cthulhu” is a magnificent story.

I need to illustrate more of his works, there are so many I love. So far I’ve tried drawing the High Priest of Leng from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, Nyarlathotep’s form from The Beast, a Fungi from Yuggoth, the Colour Out of Space, and Walter de la Poer from The Rats in the Walls. I’ve made a little one-inch Re-animator pinback button too! There are many more things I want to try.

Cthulhu here is available as a print, iPad/laptop case, and other things on Society6||Redbubble.