This is an ink sketch I did for a client using photos the client provided. This is my first concentrated effort to use Japanese ink brushes (although I was using a brush-marker which has the brush shape but has its own ink well)
This was the last of a great number of attempts to create a good colored image of a dog for a client.
I tried pencils, acrylics, water colors, oil pastels and chalk pastels. All without success. This one is colored pencils overlain with chalk pastels. Turned out pretty good, I think.
Fox in Charcoals
This was an entry into a freelance competition for a client that wanted a design of a fox for his family crest. This didn’t win, but it was highly rated by the client.
This is a drawing I did for the Inktober challenge 2018. The theme for the day was “tranquil”
A drawing I did for the Inktober challenge 2018. The prompt for the day was “poisonous.”
A charcoal study
This was a basic study in charcoal - I was just playing around with the medium to see if I remembered how to use it.
Yet another bird with black feathers. This was my (somewhat creepy) study of a rook.
I've drawn several birds in my time. Usually ones with black feathers, since this makes them easier to sketch with pencil. They all end up looking a little creepy, though.
This one is a blackbird. Not a black bird, a blackbird.
The Last Bird that is Black
In my study of birds with black feathers, this is the final. I think it's probably a crow.
This is a black cat based roughly on the Edgar Allen Poe animal in the Black Cat story.
In the Inktober Challenge 2018, the prompt for day 14 was “clock.” Not content to just sketch a regular clock, I tapped into my fascination with clockwork models of the cosmos to draw this image.
This was an image I drew for the Inktober 2018 challenge. The prompt for the day was “star.”
Clint Eastwood and his famous stare.
This was another sketch for the 2018 Inktober challenge. This is my wife pregnant with our son, Michael.
Cover Image: The Crooner 2
This is the cover image I created for a client’s comic book. I like the iconic romance of the pose and the throwback to a sort of masquerade imagery of the man in the tuxedo, mask and opera cape.
This was a portrait I did of my grandparents I painted a number of years ago shortly after the death of my grandfather.
This was more or less a commision. It was a character study for a comic someone wanted.
Man with No Name 1
I was very much into Westerns at one point. This is one of several studies I did of Clint Eastwood's famous character without a name.
I went through a phase in my life where I was pretty much devoted to Westerns. So you may see a significant number of cowboys cropping up in my art page.
Many of them strongly resembling Clint Eastwood.
St. Andrew's Cross
This was a design for a client who wanted a tattoo symbolizing Saint Andrew, one of Jesus’ core disciples. Tradition holds that Andrew died on an X-shaped cross. The fishing net is a symbol of Andrew’s original occupation prior to joining the disciples.
I’m not certain how the rose imagery comes in, but apparently it is also symbolic of St. Andrew.
A little creepy, I admit, but I thought the combination of pencils, inks and digital coloring led to a good finished product.
Okay, this isn't a chimera in the technical sense. It is a fruit (pear) an animal (cat) and an object (clock) combined.
I admit it seems bizarre. It was part of a rather bizarre contest I entered at one time.
Still, it is an example of something I did entirely on the computer with no sketching involved.
Little piece from my days of loving Westerns.
Pretty proficient juggler, there.
This is a character I developed for a comic.
Another entry for Inktober 2018. The prompt was “scorched” and this is my response.
One of my few paintings, this is a portrait of my late father, Michael D. Furches
Japanese Inks Space
One of my initial experiments with Japanese ink
Pencils and soft pastels. I created this image as a talking face to add to certain videos. He’s become one of the Mask-cotts for Mystery Mask Studios.