Saturday, August 19, 2017

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.

Swimming Hole

This is a pic of a local swimming in a small Arkansas town.

Weezer

I've been taking a little break but now I'm back. I have decided to share some of my concert pictures, so you'l start to see some of those showing up here.  I am having trouble finding a lot of them though, so it may just be a few bands.  I'm starting with this pic of Weezer with Yoko Ono being displayed on the big screen behind them.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lady In A Hat

Not a whole lot to say about this one.  I think it turned out pretty good for the most part. It is a color version of an earlier drawing. It's maybe not the most exciting drawing, but I think it's nice.

More Fun At The Swimming Hole


Another picture of kids playing at their local swimming hole.  I was trying to get another diving shot, but as you can see by the large splash this time I was a second too late.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Collared

I thought this one was pretty good until the teeth.  They look goofy.  At first I was going to either fix them or scrapit and start over, but they struck me as funny so here it is in all it's goofy wonder.

Stream In Dry Season

A little stream going off into the woods.  This is at a nice little quiet park I found at a nearby small town.  You can tell it was a dry season as there has obviously been a lot more water in the stream before.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Flower Power Is Not Dead

Just  a little thing I did a while back, I painted this but I did spruce up some of the colors digitally because they didn't look the way I wanted them to.  That may be cheating, but what the heck.

Diving

Of the many shots I got of the kids diving off this rock into the water I think this is the best.  The only drawback for this one is you can't really see the water.  One of the best actions shots I've taken.

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Submissive Man

I think adding color to this one really helped a lot, although you can still see the crease in the paper.  But it does look a lot better this way, and catches your attention more.  Just so we're clear, this isn't any sort of political statement or anything, I just thought it would be a neat picture to draw.

Small Stream


A small running stream.  It was a very peaceful scene and I just really liked it.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Movie Star


Based on a photo of a movie star from the 40's (I forget now who it was ) this drawing turned out pretty well in my opinion.  If the coloring hadn't turned out so spotty I might have even thrown it up on my Fine Art America page.  It will probably still go up on my Deviantart page.

Diving


Caught this kid as he was falling into the water.  He'll never be a pro unless he improves that form.  This almost looks like he's just standing there in mid-air.  Also, considering how fast hewas moving, it didn't blur too badly.  I'm kind of proud of that.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Supergirl

Just some Supergirl fan art.  Once again I had issues getting the color to take because of issue involving the cheap paper I use.  Once I get this all used up I am definitely switching to something better.

Swimming

That kid is diving into the water at a really strange angle.  That is the mail thing I like about this picture, like how is he even doing that?  One foot is still on the edge and his head is already in the water.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fairy

Original is here.  I kept this pretty minimal.  I will likely do more fairies in the future.  They are easy and I like them.  Much easier to draw than other fantasy beings like elves dwarves and orcs.

Summer Fun At The Swimming Hole


It's hard to tell in this one, but there's a kid diving off the rock and into the pool.  I took some more closer up, and those will be coming soon.  I had a lot of fun trying to capture a good action shot of them diving.

Sword Woman

Here is the colorized version of the earlier drawing. I think this one turned out pretty good.  Nothing fancy or intricate, but that's mainly because I'm not good enough to pull off anything fancy or intricate.  Believe it or not there is stuff I do that's not even good enough to put up here.  Yes, it gets worse.  But overall I think this one is ok, so I am sharing it with the world.  After all, I am aware not every artist can be Rembrandt, the point is to make something that makes you happy and to share it in the hope that it might make someone else happy as well.

Across the Water

Despite the bit of lens flare and the washed out sky, I like this pic.  This was a particularly pretty piece of scenery.  I love the reflections of the trees in the water.  You can see the water is exceptionally still when I took this.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I've Just Seen a Face

Didn't know what to call this post,so I just named it after a Beatles song.  Still need to work on getting the eyes right in my drawings.  But overall I think it's okay.  Had a little trouble getting the lips colored right because when I originally drew this I wasn't planning to color it and I shaded them in.

Couple Sitting Riverside

A couple sits by the river talking and enjoying a nice early summer day.  I probably should have cropped out that guy's head on the right, but I left I didn't really do much to this picture in the way of editing.  I decided to just put it up as is, and it's still a nice picture.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thoughtful

This is another pic that I posted before but have since colorized.  Other than the fact that the cornea of one eye is way bigger than the other, it's okay.  In actually kind of like it.  I think the color of her dress goes well with the background, and the hair turned out nice.  I really like the fingers on this one.

Next Block Over


I started to take this picture just of the view of the building in the distance, but decided to dial it back to include the building on the lower left.  This is right off the main street of a largish well to do town, and this is a building that people actually live in.  Sometimes the contrast in living conditions can be pretty severe.

Monday, July 17, 2017

DJ Baby Groot

Baby Groot as a DJ.  This is a colored version of a pic I had done before.  I like the orange background, it reeks of GotG Vol 2.  Not a great picture, but it was fun.

Buzzard Alternate

This is one of a number of pictures I took of this bird. I posted one on Dreamstime to license.  This is my second favorite of the bunch.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Tree and Moon

I had a little trouble with the coloring on this one, but overall it turned out okay.  Not quite exactly how I envisioned, but close enough for a first pass.  I may revisit this one later, but for now I have so many things I want to get made.

Patiently Waiting

These kids were just patiently waiting for a parade to start.  They were being so good, the parents should be proud.  I wish I had gotten in a little tighter for the picture, might have turned into a halfway decent portrait.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Cowboy

Silhouette of a cowboy.  The coloring got a bit off because of the cheap paper I was using.  I may try this one again, because I kind of like it.

Butterflies

 A meeting of butterflies.  I would have liked it if they were spread out a bit more, because it's hard to differentiate them here.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Veiled

I thought this one turned out quite nicely, if you ignore a couple of issues with the jewelry.  I like the colors on it, and I think her hair actually looks pretty cool.  Overall I'm pretty happy with this one.

Walking Down The Street

Of course the one girl is dressed very colorfully, but what I really love about this picture is the shadows.  Especially the shadow of the girl with the umbrella.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Comic Book Lady In Color

A picture of a woman from a comic that I tried to redraw.  The original is much better, don't judge it based on the crudity of mine.  The color does make mine a little better.  I wish I had gotten the red a little brighter looking at it now.  You can compare it to the original here.

Stroll By The Creek


I was taking a picture of the bridge over the creek and this gentleman was strolling by with what I presume is his grandson.  It was a nice day and they were out doubtless enjoying the weather and scenery.