Monday, December 31, 2012

Should old acquaintance be forgot,....



Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bela's Birthday!



»Home? I have no home. Hunted... despised... living like an animal. The jungle is my home! But I will show the world that I can be its master. I shall perfect my own race of people... a race of atomic supermen that will conquer the world!«

Friday, October 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

»Let's paint a happy little Vampire!«


Another oil painting - let's paint a happy little Vampire Count! Based on a photograph by John Allred and a sculpture by Pete Murphy. Oil on paper (2012).

Monday, October 1, 2012

Glenn Stange as.....


Guess who?! I recently rediscoverd oil paints (this time water souble) and this is one of the results. I love them, but the drying time kills me, I have more finished, but I can't put them on the scanner yet! Note to self: Get rid of the cheap brushes. Oil on paper, (2012).

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Yo ho and a bottle of rum!


Fifteen men on a dead man's chest,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Ahhrrr... it's the international "Talk-like-a-Pirate-Day". Here is a true treasure from the classic plastic age of model kits: MPC's Pirates of the Caribbian: Dead Man's Raft. Enjoy, ehh... I mean... Ahrrr!





Thursday, September 13, 2012

Restored!

A Spanish lady in her eighties, Cecilia Gimenez, recently set the Internet and art world on fire. Her curious attempt to restore the fresco "Ecce Homo" by Elias Garcia Martinez in the Sanctuary of Mercy Church near Zaragoza made world wide news. So the net buzzed with more attempts of restoration based on her depiction of Jesus many refer to as "Beast-Jesus" (clearly related to an Ewok). You can see the hilarious results of Mrs. Gimenez brave act at the tumblr page of the Beast-Jesus Restoration Society.

So I couldn't resist....


Frankenbeast Jesus....

Still from the Spanish restoration of "King Kong" (1933)

Beast-Jesus the Mos Eisly cantina....

Raffael restored!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DINOSAURUS!

 

Recently done: A retro-style illustration for the 60ties Matinee classic »Dinosaurus!« by Irwin S. Yeaworth.

Inspired by the works of Klaus Dill and other German movie poster artists of the 50ties and 60ties I went for a more stylized, "graphic" approach, with bold, black outlines and screaming colors. For the (fun) version above I reused and tweaked the typography from the original US one-sheet poster. 

The actual illustration was used for Subkultur Entertainment's line of limited retro hard box re-packages, celebrating the good ol' VHS rental aesthetics. Grab it while you can, it's limited to 150 units only!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Recent HORRIFIC commission....


This is a recent drawing that took a life on it's own and turned into a Pre-Code Horror comic book cover.... stay tuned for the color version! Pen, ink, brush and Photoshop, 2012.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Christopher Lee turns 90 today....



Happy 90th Birthday to Sir Christopher Lee, the last one of the elusive breed of Classic Horror Stars, still going strong at the movies - hopefully for many, more years to come!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Stuff from the hard drive part 4 of 4: Miscellaneous...

Here is the last installment of the stuff that inhabited my hard drive. They're were all painted by me. Enjoy!

Resin Chef Godzilla 1973

Resin Chef Megalon, second version.


Billiken Predator


Billiken Cyclops, two horned version.


Dimensional Designs Kraken from »Clash of the Titans«


Glenn Strange bust by William Paquet/Gothic House Designs


Resin from the Grave Igor together with Billiken Frankenstein Monster


The above with some Photoshop added.


Mike Hill's Horror Mount Rushmore


Aurora Plastic's Phantom of the Opera

Billiken Dracula


Billiken Phantom of the Opera


Resin from the Grave Werewolf of London


Juniper Model's Diana Rigg of »The Avengers«





Needful Things Yoda


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stuff from the hard drive part 3 of 4: Sculpted by Jeff Yeagher

These are kits sculpted by actor/writer Jeff Yeagher, one of my favourite sculptors. At the moment he is busy working for Sideshow Collectibles and Moebius Models, but still finds the time to crank out a garage kit or two.  I still have more than a few of his kits in storage waiting for paint. Somewhere down the road I have to reshoot (and repaint) these kits to let them shine more. They deserve it!

Yeagher Classic Ardeth Bey, 1:6 scale resin kit released by "Tower of London"




James Bama Aurora box art tribute kit, 1:7 scale resin kit released by "Monsters in Motion"


James Bama Aurora box art tribute kit, 1:7 scale resin kit released by "Monsters in Motion"



"Curse of Frankenstein" Christopher Lee Monster, 1:6 scale resin kit released by Mr. Yeagher himself.



"Shadow of the Vampire" William Dafoe, 1:6 scale resin kit released by "Monsters in Motion"



"Teenage Werewolf", 1:6 scale resin kit released by Geometric Designs.



Base sculpted by Mike Parks.