Sunday, May 24, 2009
This is an old cover that I did for Marvel Comics in the early 70's, but it has a funny story behind it. John Buscema had done the basic drawing of the Conan on the cross figure, but then he did not feel comfortable doing it as a painting. The people at Marvel asked me to add elements to the composition and do the finished painting. This is the cover as it was published.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Here it is! We've compiled approximately 115 drawings of all our favorite fantasy subjects--a number of them are private commissions and have never been seen by the general public. Separated into 5 chapters (women, men, beasts, product design, and composition), the text by Anthony Palumbo discusses our thoughts on each category. Also, captions accompany each drawing with commentaries about the piece.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I still have a few more touches left to do on this painting, but it's close enough to being finished to show it here. I just love wolves. Their energy is so wild! We took the reference photos that I used to paint this at the Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, NJ. I couldn't believe how cool it was when this group of wolves started doing this biting thing with each other. Apparently, they're reinforcing their hierarchy--making it clear to all involved exactly who's on top and who gets their nose bitten. I guess anybody in the business world can identify with it!