Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Regular visitors of this blog are familiar with Dinoboy, a character created by my son, Alex. My buddy and amazing artist Keelan Parham did his version of Dinoboy and posted it on his blog.Click Keelan's blog link to the right to see the post. Thanks Keelan for encouraging and inspiring Alex. You rock!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
When I compiled my first Durkin's Dragons book, the dragon on the very first page was this one:I drew him one day a while ago just for fun. I liked him so much I kept drawing dragons until I had enough for a book. I'm not obsessed with dragons at all, they're just one of the many thousands of things I like to draw. At least that's what I thought...
My mom sent me a few things to remind me of my lifelong interest in dragons. The first picture is of a dragon costume I made, probably when I was about 12 years old or so. I think one of my sisters had the task of being the rear end.The second pic is of my old pinewood derby cars from when I was in Boy Scouts. Note the dragon on the green one!
Monday, July 26, 2010
A few days ago, I posted the black and white line drawing of the latest Durkin's Dragons parody, Buzz Lightyear. Here he is in color.I plan on appending the Durkin's Dragons: Parodies and Tributes book that I sold at MegaCon this year, and want to make it available at IndyPlanet. I've done a lot of dragons since then to more than double what was in the original book, but I need 3 more dragons to make it the proper number of pages. Any suggestions or requests?
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Norman Phartephant and his friends from Fierce Fun Toys has been voted among the best toys for toddlers. I've illustrated three Norman books, designed Ben and Harry (seen above), have designed many other characters and am currently illustrating another book for Fierce Fun Toys. Check out the link to the story here.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The designer toy craze has hit Disneyworld in the form of Disney Vinylmation. Designer toys is a term used to describe toys and other collectibles that are produced in limited editions (as few as 10 or as many as 2000 pieces) and created by artists and designers. In Disney's case, the vinyl toy is shaped like Mickey and like most vinyl toys are sold both as limited edition designs...
...and as "blanks" which can be personally designed by the consumer.
Last night I drew Tyler, and after his caricature, he wanted to know if I would customize his Disney Vinylmation character as himself. I jumped at the chance.I can not begin to tell you how much fun this was!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Alex Durkin is our guest artist today, drawing a Durkin's Dragons tribute to my character, Kit 'Blue-Eye" Baxter from Black Cat Bone! See if you can notice the Kit references in the dragon. Thanks Alex!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
This is the final piece of artwork with the three dragons I showed earlier. This is a promotional piece, I will be putting this image on t-shirts and other merchandise, and will let you know when they're available. Stay tuned!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 09, 2010
Those of you who know me well could probably figure out that it was only a matter of time before I drew a Durkin's Dragons version of the Blues Brothers. Here's Elwood and Jake.
Thursday, July 08, 2010
This is the third and final dragon in the next series of Durkin's Dragons. It is of course, based on Darth Vader. This one, as well as the previous two are to be incorporated into a larger design, which I will share here as soon as its finished. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Monday, July 05, 2010
I don't have very many pictures of Jett smiling.
It's not that he doesn't smile, on the contrary, he's a very happy little boy and smiles quite often. It's just that taking a photograph of him smiling is nearly impossible. He's such a fast mover that most pictures are blurry...
...or he seems to know when he's "on camera" and stops smiling...
...or he can't help but smile, but tries to hide it.
I guess I'm going to have to be more sneaky.
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Yesterday, I posted the line drawing of the Emperor Palpatine dragon. Here he is in color. As I mentioned before, this dragon will be incorporated into a larger image. The third dragon will be posted here soon. Stay tuned!
Friday, July 02, 2010
The other day I posted a Durkin's Dragon based on Darth Maul from Star Wars. In that post, I mentioned that it was actually a part of a larger image. This is the second figure in that larger image, based on Emperor Palpatine. Today I'm posting the line work. Tomorrow, I'll post the Emperor in color. See you then!
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Thankfully, I have a lot going on right now. I'm drawing a couple of caricature commissions, illustrating a children's book, and working on a self-promotional piece. I also have to go in and work tonight. I'm pushing that big ball of stuff up the hill right now, but I'll be back tomorrow. Stay tuned!