Thursday, February 28, 2013

Broken Earth

Couple of pieces I did for  Matthew J. Hanson's post apocalyptic RPG adventure Kickstarter project. called Broken Earth. He is so close with 4 days to what you sitting there for, click the link
already and push this one over the top.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Raven

I cam across this quote from Louise Erdrich and felt compelled to do a little illustration to go with it.......

Sunday, February 10, 2013

dont look now he's behind you

given my last post one might wonder about this image. This one was done as a portfolio piece. It is based on an image that I did a long time ago. Those that frequent this blog know that I like to revisit images done earlier in my career as a means of seeing how my skills have developed. Much like the image in the last post this image depicts, or implies violence against a woman. Does it make it better that the danger is imminent rather then postmortem?  Is it more exploitative because of the way she is dress. We know the story here, seen it in hundreds of movies. Her fate is pre-written. If she is a "bad girl" (that is one who has sex) she is doomed, if she is a good girl, then she is the lone survivor of the night. The faux feminism of the strong female. Horror has gone from the old studio monster and radioactive mutant giant- you pick the insect- to the dont look now he's behind you, female mutilation, sexually charged slasher movie (there have been exceptions, such as Alien) and it has been stuck there for a very long time. I think it must be time for something new.

Friday, February 1, 2013

That's Entertainment?

Not sure if I should post this or not. This was an odd one, but the client was looking for someone to draw her a realistic bordering on dark depiction of a very visceral murder scene for an RPG system she was am currently making. I must admit I was a little uncomfortable doing this image. I have become more sensitive to violence in my art in general and against women specifically. I have come to find that so many popular tv shows, such as Law and Order: SvU and Criminal Minds are little more then excuses to depict brutal violence against women.

why did I take the job?
am I any different?
I think so. I hope so