I’m in hell. Not damnation, just hell like temperatures. 90 to 100 degrees where dwell daily. It’s hot ya’ll. It can be difficult to focus on art stuff. Since I am all about frowns upside down, then right side up thenupsidedowndownsideupupsidedown…ok I’m manic! None the less I try to make the best. I started thinking hell and high water and came up with water color exorcises! I wondered around town during high noon doodling in pockets of inspiration. With my trusty ball point pen I came up with some cool stuff. Brought them back to the inferno and began to water color them. The awesome thing was since is was soooooooo devilishly hot the colors dried and cured almost instantly.
Without further a due, I share:
J. Manny Crooked
Working on a lot of things here at the table, but who cares about what I’m doing? It’s really about what I’ve done. It’s cool, this is pretty much reality. I work on stuff everyday. Sometimes things are simply not ready to show. Sometimes they are not good or polished enough. Just about every day I paint a trading card or work on a sketch cover to relive stress from the long term projects I fight to see the light of day. Honestly a lot of them get shelved, but I’m working on changing this. At any rate here are some stress relievers that sometimes become a bit of stress themselves. They can be unwittingly revealing in hind sight, but this is art and expression. I have no regrets.
Here you go!
Brotherhood of the Snake
Some times you gotta go there.
The Bite Down
The Bite Down
Dirty Goblin-esk manboy
A lot of things going on. Plans, Product, inks, colors, paints, Comics! I wish I could keep up with posts and updates, but time is a relentless beast I have not yet tamed. My buddy Norm Wong is currently coloring the last 10 pages of a new comic project called Fowl. It’s a Native American Werefowl story of redemption. More about that later.
I’m currently inking pages for another comics that seems to have been on the blocks for a while called SHE That Kills The Dead. Issue 1 is a few pages away from being completely inked! Then the color process begins! It may be a while out though. My plan is to have a the very least two issues complete before it is released. Just so there is a cushion to maintain current and release on deadline.
Working on some album art for my friends The Radioactive Chicken Heads also. That band is so damn fun!
Inking pages for my upcoming art book called MY Emo Vortex.
I know there is a lot of things I’m working on and yet have produced very little. I am very aware of this believe me.
It really is a matter of making enough cash to give it the best quality I can. This has led to a lot of side jobs and juggling, but all well worth it in my eyes. I doubt anyone is as enthusiastic as me to show you guys the things I have been working on while the city has been sleeping, but I have to hold back a little longer. I hope this works….
Meanwhile here are some art card distractions that have kept me company!
An ode to bad breath
I swear I meant nothing dirty by this, but who knows?
…from a Rat faced weirdo
Last weekend I was up to all kinds of shenanigans. During all my scramblings I managed to commit to some small paintings. I carried a few hand cut pieces of water color paper and a ball point pen. I drew little doodles, then brought them back to my studio where I finished them with water colors. I never really know what to do with these things once I finish them. I posted them on ebay for ten bucks, but no one gave a shit. To be honest I didn’t promote them too well, so I was paid fairly for the effort. Here what I squeezed out the synapse factory:
Moonface from Night Breed
Fishtank Zombie head
MIddle aged kid
The Beak Seeks The Weak
Bubble thoughts of Chicken Pox
Ah, The Drunks
I know, I know, a day late. To be honest I was drunk. Then a hangover followed.
I painted these guys a while ago. Never did anything with them. A lot of them got “lost”.
It doesn’t matter though. This image was worth all the prep, effort and loss.
Long Live The Drunks!!
A painting for a friend. I’m sure they were expecting something a bit more pleasant. Problem is I ran out of pleasant yesterday. All I have left is a facade