I went to Cinefamily in Los Angeles California this past Friday with a friend to watch Texas Chainsaw Massacre III: The Saw Is Family. Great show! I wanted to do something fun and promote a little of what I do, so I drew this and made a few homemade trading cards.
Turns out I got a little too hasty and left the “D’ out my website.
hehe well….at least I made them and a few people took’em. The lesson? Proof read your shit and don’t rush.
Completely unrelated (as per my rambles) but here is a Curious Spaceman. I drew a prelim a few years ago. The idea stuck with me, so I decided to finish it on my Jumbo woven sheet collection. Drawn on a Circa Linen company sheet (1985) color: Lamplighter Ivory.
If you don’t get it, You are most likely a curious space person.
Siena 1949: E`Acceso!
Originally created as a guide to the city Siena printed in Italian 1949.
I’ve taken it upon myself to draw over the pages and re-title it as my new drawing project!
This series will follow my previous line travel drawing project “Broken Storybook” which has enough content to for a two issue mini book (as of now)
I’m going to share a little piece of city trivia of Siena with each post of the project.
But first, the drawing!
The city is universally known for its immense historical, artistic, landscaping heritage and its substantial stylistic unity of medieval urban furnishings as well as the famous Palio .
In 1995 its historic center was incorporated by UNESCO into the WorldHeritage Site .
The city is home to the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena , founded in 1472and therefore the oldest bank in activity as well as the longest in the world.
Oh, and a Chewbacca sketch cover!
Thanks for reading!
I was asked recently to draw a Sasquatch. Wanted to draw something a little different. This was the different. It made me smile.
I contributed to a very interesting project and process from my buddy Nathaniel Osollo at Eye Draugh.
This book is a collection of authentic vintage Photos. With a phone (Aurasma) app using your camera the monster begin to appear!
My contribution is on page 16 to the book above ^
Here is a cheat of the monsters that appear.
Please check the book!
Thanks for reading
More Broken Storybook pages! I was in a zone for a while. I think I’m winding down with these for a while. Inking the last one felt a little less fun (still fun, but less). Printing will commence soon. For now just accumulating.
Here are some images or the Scramble Jam! A local draw meet up we do monthly at Dutch’s Brewhouse in Long Beach.
Dylan and Logan drawing
Dylan Showing progress
Some watercolor work I tried
Drawing shapes, watercoloring faces
Wandered into another …bar post jam
Ran out of cards
resorted to napkin art
As I listen to the sweet static of bar chatter.
This month’s blanks
Like this bootleg flyer so much, I’m using it for next month’s handouts
Mine and Dylan’s collab. Not quite finished with it yet.
Dylan’s Minecraft fan art
Some of my watercolor nonsense
Logan’s Dragon Ball Z fan art. Impressed how he used reference
My favorite piece of the night.
Last card of the night complete with drunk spots
I think this was my first card of the night.
Here’s how the April Scramble Jam went. Great night! looking forward to next month. There will be exclusive sketch cards printed and talks about a new art show scheduled for July!
This illustration is a portrait of the late Marshall McLuhan. A media theorist and public speaker on various social medias during the late 60’s into the mid 7o’s predicting the internet 30 years prior to it’s public availability. A technology that tends to consumes many of us today.
This particular portrait composition -was originally drawn by Tom Wolfe in his, funny as hell satire book titled In Our Time.
This drawing is 13×19 inches inked with quill on Circa Linen, Lamplighter Ivory in color. typed on the bottom in the year 1983.
Original drawing is currently available for purchase at the Zar Star Store.
I scored a few of these oversized 13×19″ mid 1980’s paper samples from a friend of mine. The larger format allows me to practice my brush work. The pages I got are all random types of textures and colors. This one is from the “Select” series. Sunset mauve is the color from Levenger/Circa paper company (because I like the specifics). Used white acrylic paint for the highlights which actually works a lot better than the whiteout I used previously.
This drawing is titled “Harpie”
Broken Story Book is scheduled to be available early November. It is a collection of illustrations I’ve created using an early 1950’s children storybook. Originally printed in Japanese and published in Japan.
Illustrations will be all traditional mediums. Ink quill, colored pencils and acrylic paint. Pages all hi resolution scans, printed in full color.
Cover colors by Norm Wong.
Book 24 pages printed in comic book format.
Retail price will be 4.99 via web at Zarstar Studios store or 3.99 from local shops and shows you find me at.
More about it later. Just stoked to have it complete and waiting for print.
Thanks for reading.
Women’s Institute Of Domestic Arts & Sciences (WIODAS) sheet drawing. My homage to 1927’s fashion design and illustration!
This is Miss Rowley on an audition in a less than sanitary casting office. Her attire is an authentic 1920’s design taken from a WIODAS publication advert 1927. I hope she gets the part!
I’ve always been fascinated with 1920’s illustration. Everything is elongated and presumably elegant. Not to mention the crow quill was used often.
First, about this paper. This is an instruction worksheet from The Women’s Institute Of Domestic Arts & Sciences circa 1927. This institute was a fashion and design school based in Scranton Pennsylvania. Founder Mary Brooks Picken was an instructor during this time.
I have roughly 25 of these worksheets along with several original printings of the school’s instruction books from the year 1927.
According to my math that makes these worksheets 99 years old give or take a few months. I am using the instruction books as reference to drawing authentic costumes for my women of choice.
I want to get into the routine of drawing these women on Friday and/or Saturday night. Being as though I difficulty finding time to go out, I’ll just draw my dates. How’s that for a being anti-social doctor?