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.
This was another sketch for the 2018 Inktober challenge. This is my wife pregnant with our son, Michael.
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.”
This was an image I drew for the Inktober 2018 challenge. The prompt for the day was “star.”
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.
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.
Another Inktober 2018 drawing. This one is a whale.
This is my attempt to capture the constellations as they intertwine in the sky. I focused on the constellations as seen in Asian countries based on their folklore.
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.
This is a sample illustration I did for Melissa Cain Travis’ “How do we know” book series. Didn’t end up illustrating her series, but she liked the illustration nonetheless.
Yet another bird with black feathers. This was my (somewhat creepy) study of a rook.
Pillars of space and Nemesis planet
Ink on Post-its. The image on the left is intended to be nebulous pillars in space: a sort of cosmic forest, if you will. The image on the right is the theoretic planet on the far edges of the Solar System, orbiting within the Oort Cloud and knocking comets into orbit around the sun.
A little creepy, I admit, but I thought the combination of pencils, inks and digital coloring led to a good finished product.
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.
Part of a 'Spirits of the West' series of sketches I did. This is a vaguely Asian-style dragon.
One more in my sigil series. Also, a black bird. Combining two of my studies together.
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.
This is a pretty old piece, but still not terrible.
The concept is trying to come up with an old-timey pulp hero. This guy is a photographer for a travel magazine who gets into adventures as he travels.
Okay, so technically he's not a ninja. He's from China, and he's not particularly good at martial arts.
Little piece from my days of loving Westerns.
Pretty proficient juggler, there.
This is a character I developed for a comic.
A picture I drew for the Inktober challenge, 2018. The prompt for the day was “roasted.”
A pen sketch for Inktober 2018
Another entry for Inktober 2018. The prompt was “scorched” and this is my response.
Yet another picture from the 2018 Inktober Challenge. The prompt for this image was “Gift.”
One of my few paintings, this is a portrait of my late father, Michael D. Furches