Cosmonoaut-- acrylic & color pencil. Looming threat of Soviet aerospace dominance lends menace to this mixed-media piece.
Uncle F-- ink & screentone. Sullen drunk gestures hypnotically. From a photo found on the internet.
Woman-- acrylic. Color study on bristol board, from a Arbus photo.
Witch Doctor vs. the Purple People Eater
Witch Doctor vs. the Purple People Eater-- Winner: Sheb Wooley.
boxes--Stuff in my room circa 1990. Ink and wash.
space farming--Farming alien plants on another planet. In space!! Watercolor.
Absolut ad--Class assignment to do our own Absolut ad. Goauche.
Cyborg 009--Fan artwork of Cyborg 009 that was used as badge art at AWA 9. Acrylic.
Fat Elvis--Elvis in his declining years, with matching handgun. Ink.
Some Guy--Some guy with poofy hair from the 40s. Inkwash.
Another Guy--Some guy with a hat. Ink.
Ugly Hipster--Ugly hipster man with hat and skin condition.
Ugly Hipster--Unflattering portraits! Only five dollars.
Hazzard Von Braun
Hazzard Von Braun--Hazzard Von Braun, Astronaut Detective. As seen in JUKU. Color pencil, ink.
Girl--This class assignment involved coating a sheet of acetate with ink, letting it dry, and then using q-tips to produce an image. Complicated, but effective.
GO WILDSTAR GO!
GO WILDSTAR GO!--Rat Fink meets Star Blazers' Derek Wildstar. Check out the custom shifter on that Cosmo Zero. Ink on paper.
The Replacements Live in Boston CD Cover
The Replacements Live in Boston CD Cover--This is a cover for a bootleg CD of a Replacements show recorded live in Boston in 1987. The audience really makes this show something special. Ink on paper.
Space Station--Another college piece featuring exotic planets and a mysterious space station. Goauche, acrylic, various chemicals.
Soldier--Brush drawing from Vietnam photo reference. From my sketchbook. Ink on paper.
Tape God--Moses receives the Two Commandments - VHS and Beta. I'm still not happy with the big eyes, but what the heck. Ink on paper.
Mazinger Z and Koji
Mazinger Z and Koji--He (Mazinger Z) is a robot man. He is our best friend. Originally for a set of A-Kon playing cards, but never used. Watercolor and color pencil.
Rev. Robert Tilton
Rev. Robert Tilton--This caricature of everyone's favorite money-hustling televangelist was a class assignment. Goauche, gel medium.
Unibomber--Our pal Ted K., the Unibomber. Another class assignment. Goauche, gel medium.
GUN CRAZY!!!--Yes, Dave's GUN CRAZY - gun SAFETY crazy, that is!! Ink on paper.
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Reader--He's just read something that has DEVASTATED him. Or maybe it's just a headache. Pastel, gel medium.