Thursday, February 06, 2014

Delirium finds her fish

Imagining a scene prior to sandman 68 I believe it was, when we first see Delirium strolling along, walking her fish.  Watercolor.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Mr. Grimm


Portrait of Mr. Benjamin J. Grimm.  Acrylic on Paper.  10x15"
First in a series?  Perhaps!  Stay tuned...
Been very negligent of the ol' blog lately, so will try to get caught up with some recent work in coming weeks.
-Richard

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Auctioning painting to help fellow artist injured in hit and run.



Madame Dragon- Acrylic on Canvas, 9 x 12"

I've posted this painting on ebay, as a fundraiser for a fellow artist who lost her leg in a hit and run accident.

All proceeds from this sale go to help Ana Kessel, a local artist who recently interned at nearby Insomniac Games, who was the victim of a hit and run accident that left her without a leg.  As an intern, she had no insurance, nor did the driver who was caught.  While I've never met Ana, I felt her story compelling. It's tough enough trying to establish a career in the gaming industry, without the hardship of losing a limb.  More on her story here- http://www.gofundme.com/58oak4

The auction itself can be found here- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251381807157

Please help if you are compelled and able.
Thanks!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Danny the Street in Paris

Commissioned piece of Danny the Street, recreating his first appearance in Doom Patrol 35- "Down Paradise Way,"  except here he's actually showing up in Paris, home of the client.  Also- added some Easter eggs with appearances from Cliff, Jane, Rebis and the Painting That Ate Paris, and could that possibly be Monseiur Mallah carting around the Brain?  Ink and Watercolor- 11 x 17"

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Annie Ammo and Usagi Yojimbo

Once again have the pleasure of appearing at this year's Baltimore Comic-Con, on September 7th and 8th, and like last year, contributing to the Con yearbook.  The yearbook is a cool way to celebrate a milestone of a creator owned character or property, and the pages are filled with artists teaming up their own character with the celebrated one(s).

The other cool thing the show does is then create a sort of scavenger hunt at the show, wherein buyers of the book try to get as many of the artists' signatures in their book, to earn a prize print.  Pretty cool concept!  And we got many more folks coming by our tables last year that wouldn't have otherwise known our work, so a win all around.

Last year, it was Frank Cho's Liberty Meadows celebrating 15 years.  This year, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo celebrates 30 years!  A fine accomplishment!

Needless to say, I had a blast teaming Annie Ammo with Usagi.  I may well have to set a future story in Feudal Japan...

Hope to see some of y'all at the show, and enjoy!

-Rich

Monday, August 05, 2013

Buggin'!

Been a while since my exhibit of Insect Portraits at the Skylight Gallery in Hillsborough, NC, and somehow never posted pics here.  That changes today!  All are acrylic on canvas.


Ant Brigadier


Claudia




Lady Mantid


Lady Ladybug


Pincers


Rhino Gentleman


Wings


Yellowjacket with Parasol

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Cliff and Jane go to Heroes


Sketch of Cliff and Jane that I started at Heroes Con last month and finally got around to finishing.  Did this as a special thanks to Craig Fischer, who did a bang-up job moderating the 25th anniversary of Grant and my run on Doom Patrol.  His preparedness was over-the-top good, from posing great questions to having tons of visual reference.

Thanks Craig!

9 x 12", Ink and colored pencil on Strathmore toned paper.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bona to Vada, Jane!

Recreation of the final scene from Grant Morrison and my last issue of Doom Patrol, #63.  Cliff saves Jane from the hum-drum mundane reality that we all live, as they're welcomed back on to Danny the Street.
Commissioned watercolor and ink drawing- 11 x 17".  Will post color version is near future!

Art Auction Death

Lil ol' Death that I donated to this year's heroes Con Art Auction.
Watercolor and ink, 11 x 17"

Lady Loki


Lady Loki pre- Heroes Con commission, along with work in progress shot.
Watercolor and ink, 11 x 17".

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hope

Recently completed commission of Hope Summers, from recent X-Men continuity.  I have to confess, I didn't know much about this character beforehand, and had to read up.  The first bits of info were quite confusing to follow- guess I'm a bit out of the loop.  Still, had fun working on it...

Watercolor and ink- 11 x 17"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Posting a commission I completed a couple months back for the first time, but with added color.  Seemed appropriate for Valentine's.  Not quite finished, but too exhausted and got a flight to catch in morning... Will update once I get to polish it up.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Snowbird Gothic


Cover for my friend and colleague Richard Dansky's short story collection, Snowbird Gothic.  You can purchase a copy from Necon Books at- http://neconebooks.com/index.htm 

Monday, February 04, 2013

Walking Dead!

My contribution to Hero Initiative's Walking Dead 100 artist edition cover campaign.  More info to be posted as I learn about it...  Aha- more info!  All 100 covers should be up on the HI site by March 1st, and auctions begin via ebay around April 1st.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Dragonfly Tales

 Sketch for my pal Ben, who mistakenly gave me free reign on what I drew for him.  This is what I came up with after agonizing moments of soul searching and free associating...  Actually, more riffing on a theme I started in my sketch book some months ago.  Rough is the original sketch that I composited a bit in Photoshop, finishes in Ink and Watercolor.  Some digital background beefed up due to the lightness of the wash in the original.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Baltimore sketches!



Recent commissions- getting ready for my first trip to Baltimore Comic con!

Thought it was funny that I got commissions for Doctors Strange and Fate at the same time, by different folks, and thought i'd pair them up- pose wise.

Hope to see y'all there!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Robotman at Heroes

Sketch I started at Heroes Con but had to finish from home...  Pencils...


















and Inks!



Friday, June 29, 2012

Heroes Con Commissions


A couple of commissions I did for Heroes Con.  Babydoll from SuckerPunch, watercolor and ink with some Photoshop touchup, since some of the subtlety of the watercolor was lost in the scan...
and Magik- Colossus' little sister. watercolor and ink

More to come soon!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Annie Ammo print for Heroes!



Sneak peek excerpt of the limited edition print I made of Annie vs. the Mommy and Daddy-Bots for Heroes Con-2012.  I'll post the full reveal sometime soon!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Artist Alley Comics

For those that may have missed out on Free Comic Book Day, here's a link to one more. Featuring my new Annie Ammo story along with new work by Craig Rousseau,Kelly YatesChris KempleRich WoodallRandy Green, Michael May and Jason Copeland. Artist Alley Comics are go!  

http://www.artistalleycomics.com/


Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Annie Ammo!


Will be giving away NEW comics at Ultimate Comics in Chapel Hill for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. Promoting my new ANNIE AMMO stories for Artist Alley Comics. Stop by and say hi! — at Ultimate Comics.  This will be a preview of the upcoming episodes that I'm creating.  More to come!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sandman and Nuala

Recently commissioned piece of Dream and Nuala from a scene in Sandman 67.  One of my favorite scenes from the series.  Watercolor and gouache.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Doom Patrol 24- Cover Recreation

Recently completed revision of the cover I did for Doom Patrol #24, way back some 20 years ago.  The commission was for a piece with Red Jack and the DP, but I thought it would be fun to re-imagine the original cover as I would do it today.  Ink and watercolor on original DC cover stock from back in the day that I still had squirreled away.

This was the issue the Red Jack "marries" Rhea Jones, before almost murdering her with that knife you see there.  Coincidentally, it was the issue that was on the stands when I got married, and I still own the original of the splash where Red Jack declares that  "Today is my wedding day!"    While I still have the knife that served as the original reference for the story, I can safely say I've only used it for cutting vegetables and the like...

...and here's the original cover.