Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Dark Wet Place

With the crack and the dripping water this picture looks almost sexual.  Well, I have heard it said that Mother Nature is a dirty old girl.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Splashing Dog

This dog was having a great time splashing and playing in the river.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Dowager

She was cruel and cold and stern.  She made mighty men tremble and young girls hope.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fun At The Swimming Hole

Kids swimming, climbing the rocks, standing around goofing off.  It's a scene that has been around probably as long as there have been kids.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Panic at the Disco

Tried to get a close up of the singer, but my seats weren't great and zoom can only do so much.  Still, I thought this was a pretty good picture.

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Joker

This picture of the Joker was absolutely terrible before I added color to it.  It's not great with the color but it's a whole lot better.  You can at least tell that it's the Joker.  I won't be drawing Batman comics anytime soon.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Creek

A nice little creek that runs out of the swimming hole from the other pictures.  You can tell it must be a dry time of year because you can see where it usually runs a little higher.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Panic At The Disco

The band looks very subdued in all black, but they really played.  It really was all about the singer though.  From what I gather he is the main attraction.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A Dark Wet Place

Another shot of that cave that I was so taken with.  This is just a beautiful spot and makes for great shots.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Andrew McMahn and In The Wilderness

The band was rockin' out.  I love concert photos and wish I could see more shows to take more.  Plus I just want to see more shows.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Space Explorer

This is based on old pulp magazine covers and stuff.  The helmet is a little wonky, and the space suit doesn't really look like one, but I like it.  I was pretty happy with the hair and the lips.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sad Face

She was just bored and waiting for the parade to start, but she looks like she is having a very bad day.  Maybe she was thinking of something unpleasant right then, but the rest of the day she was smiling and happy.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Leaning Lady

This picture didn't turn out how I expected at all.  This was supposed to be a sexy lady leaning on a wall.  I couldn't get the wall right (I know it's just a line but it just didn't look right) so I left it out.  Then her face ended up looking more worn than I intended.  In spite of it not looking like I first envisioned I liked the final product.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Fun In The Bouncy House

An adorable little girl is having fun in the bouncy house.  Just look at that smile and you know she is having a great time.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Panic at the Disco

The singer again, only this time with no shirt on.  The ladies went nuts when he took it off, and probably a few guys too.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Panic at the Disco

The singer has a lot of stage presence.  He is a great front man and a hell of a showman.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Falls.

This little creek has a very pretty little waterfall where someone has dammed it up to create a swimming hole.  While the flow of water obviously hasn't been completely stopped, it has made an area deep enough to be used as a swimming hole by the children in town.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Masked Fool

We all wear masks most of the time.  Most of us never even realize that we are wearing them.

Weezer

A view of the stage.

Weezer

This is probably my favorite picture in this whole series of Weezer pix.  I think it captures that whole nerdy/cool thing that Rivers has going on.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Andrew McMahon and In The Wilderness

If I tried to do that the piano would collapse under my weight.

Darth Dweebus

A silly little geeky cartoon that I first shared on the geekboyking blog, but I am repurposing that blog so I decided I should move this over here.  It's probably only funny if you are a big fan of both Star Wars and Star Trek, so I realize my target audience is pretty limited on this one.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Panic at the Disco

Another concert shot of Panic at the Disco.  Not only did I enjoy their show a lot more than I thought I would, but their show made for a lot of great photo moments.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hiking Couple

I caught this couple holding hands while hiking on a trail and thought it was nice.  That's all there was to this picture really.

Naughty Girl

A cuffed woman about to get a paddling.  This is obviously a more adult themed picture than I usually make.  I did put pants on the woman, she originally wasn't going to have them on but I didn't want this to become a NSFW blog.  So the end result is a decidedly tamer picture, but I still dig it.

Weezer

Weezer rockin' out on the stage.  Rivers Cuomo had this weird vibe that was a cross between Buddy Holly and David Bowie.  Of course I dig Holly and Bowie so it was totally working for me.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Dark Wet Place

There is this great cave with an opening at the top that lets in a small waterfall.  I took several pictures there and you'll see a few more on here.  The lighting is very dramatic.  I sold one for stock photography but decided to share the best of the rest here.

Lookout

This is a lookout station high up on a hill sticking out from the trees.  It gives a great view of the Roaring River fish hatchery.  You can make out a couple of people up there enjoying the view.  It was a bright day, so unfortunately they are a little washed out.

Alice Cooper

There is an unfortunate spotlight in this picture that obscures one of the band members.  This is Alice Cooper and his band taking a deserved bow after putting on an amazing show.  He ran through most of his most famous on-stage routines, and played most of his greats.

Weezer

This is probably my favorite picture from the Weezer show, though it's not technically the best.  The colors from the backdrop just really jump out I think.  Man that was a fun show.

Drummer for Bret Michaels

Drummers don't often get enough love and recognition for what they do.  I mean, they are the ones holding the whole thing together.  So I thought it only right that I share this pic of the drummer for Bret Michaels.  Of course I prove my earlier point when I am forced to admit that I don't even know this guy's name.

Weezer

It's really hard to catch the lighting just right to get a good photo at a concert, and this is a good example of that.  In this case I think the bad lighting made for an interesting picture, but often it turns out that you can't even tell what the picture was of.

Fireworks

I have literally hundreds of pictures of fireworks.  So many in fact that this year I didn't even bother taking more.  But this is one that I really still like.  I just think there is something dramatic in the framing of it.  So I thought I would share.

Red Riding Hood

This picture originally had nothing to do with the fairy tale.  In fact I meant it to be more dark and gothic.  But once I made the hooded cloak red, I realized that I had to rename it and make it what it is.  The coloring is pretty good with a couple of wonky spots.  I think it may be one of better drawings, not that that's saying much.

Bret Michaels

In case you haven't realized I love concert photography.  I wish I had more money and opportunity to take pictures at shows.  I love the visual aesthetic of rock almost as much as the actual music.  This is a picture we took of Bret Michaels in concert, and even though the lighting could have been better I think it's a really good shot of a musician in action.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Panic At The Disco

A picture I took of Panic At The Disco in concert.  I really dug the horn section and thought they were used very well.  There aren't enough horns in rock and roll these days if you ask me.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Weezer

Another concert pic I took of Weezer.  This was a really fun show, and it was amazing how the fans spanned a couple of generations at least.  It hadn't occurred to me before this show how Weezer has consistently released music that has been popular, but they have really been remarkable at staying relevant.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dorkfish

This fish just made me laugh.  It reminded me of Bill Engvall joke about a dorkfish, something about the way its lower jaw juts out.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Panic At The Disco drum off

This was taken at a Panic At The Disco show. They opened for Weezer, which is the band I was there to see, but I ended up being really impressed by them.  The singer jumped behind a drum set and had a little dueling drum solo.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Dallas Skyline

A picture of a Dallas skyline.  It's pretty good when you consider it was taken through a dirty window from a moving car.

Alice Cooper


This is a picture of Alice Cooper I took in concert a few years back.  He still puts on an amazing show, and if you get the chance to see him I highly recommend it.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Weezer

I figure since it's been so long since I posted anything new, it wouldn't hurt to do just one more.  So here is another concert pic of Weezer, with a giant disco ball on the big screen behind them.

Submissive Lady

A colorized version of an earlier drawing.  A little naughtier than my standard fare, but I drew it off a photo I thought looked interesting.