Monday, December 27, 2010

Sea Dragon

Here is a little different dragon than you might be used to seeing. This one has discovered an underwater city. 

This was drawn by hand and painted in Photoshop 3.0 on my trusty old Mac G3 and with a Wacom Art Z II. Because my main body of work was as a colorist for comics this is still a very new way for me to work. Using multiple layers is a shift in my work flow that is exciting but takes a little to get used to.

Monday, November 22, 2010

In The Ruins

Where had it gone? Sure it had seen a rat scurrying by the stairs while soaring high above, the winged cat had dove down and landed among the ruins of an ancient human civilization. Ruins that were the most challenging place to hunt for its prey, as there were many places for it hide among all the debris. It was also one of the most plentiful hunting grounds in this part of the forest.

Winged cats had been an experiment that the wizards of old had used to make a more useful familiar. Cats were a natural familiar to wizard because of their intelligence and cunning nature. Very few wizards picked other animals than cats. Owls and ravens were the next most popular because of the ability to fly. But, they lacked the smarts that the felines naturally had. The wizards had not thought that the winged addition to the cat would be able to be passed on to the next generation but it was. Cats being part magic had been easily able to absorb the magic used to give them wings and it became a part of them.

This is a signed signed, numbered, limited edition, and hand checked by the artist Bill Simpson (me!) and is simply titled "In The Ruins". The print size is 11x14 on beautiful glossy paper. This is a professionally printed not an inkjet print from my home printer. All acid free materials.
To purchase a print of this image go to my Etsy store.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cats With Lightsabers and guns

I just about wet myself when I saw these.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Awakened by the sounds that came from the bottom of the canyon that was over half a mile away. It stretched its leathery wings and sniffed the air rising up the cliff side to try and catch the scent of what had invaded its territory this time. Nightfall had not come yet to the mountainous area so the eyes that were accustomed to seeing in complete darkness had trouble locating the small band of humans passing by. 

Humans. The scent said humans. They could be dangerous to even one as powerful as this one was. Humans sometimes carried weapons that could inflict serious damage so it was best to wait until nightfall to make its attack. When it had the advantage.

Prints available from my Etsy store here

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Red Dragon

Ok, so the other day I realized that I had not done a red dragon. Wanting to quickly remedy this I did the dragon you see here. It was inspired by a dragon from Ceatures From El. Originally a pencil drawing and then scanned into Photoshop where I added the color. Prints are available at my Etsy store for the paltry sum of only $6.00 plus $2.00 shipping.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Art and Soul... 2010

Well it's Sunday night at 11:00 PM and Sue and I just got back from 5 days of Art and Soul in Portland Oregon. I ended up taking 2 classes instead of the one I had original signed up for. The first was "The Art of Steampunk Jewelry" and the second was "Big Birds". The "Big Birds" class to teach the use of a product called Paverpol. I ended up making a dragon out of it.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

My cat loves the guitar

When I first got Maggie she would sit on my shoulder and watch my fingers on the guitar. She eventually got to big to sit up there. She still comes in and like to listen to me play. If I don't have the guitar she thinks it is her time to sleep on my lap.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Circular Discoveries #1" Concrete Art

"Circular Discoveries #1"
This has a thin layer of concrete (Granicrete) that has been primed black and then hand painted with artist acrylics. It measures 24 inches diameter and is about 1 inch thick MDF substrate.

Monday, September 20, 2010

"Circular Discoveries" Concrete Art

"Circular Discoveries #2"
This has a thin layer of concrete (Granicrete) that has been primed black and then hand painted with artist acrylics. It measures 24 inches across and is about 1 inch thick MDF substrate. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sorry. Not for sale!

This is the dining table I did for Sue and I. This one I call "Sunspots". Before and after. This was a freebie off Craigslist.

How I did the table...

Ok, so I had a few people ask how I did the table. So here is the layers color I used on the top. These are all before the epoxy was added. Hence the matte look. Also, this was before I painted the table base black.
These tables are a lot more fun than a counter top to make, being that you can walk 360 degrees around it.

Granicrete Dining Table

So I went and got a Granicrete certification about a year and a half ago so I could do our kitchen counters. Well I had so much fun I did our dining room table also. I had such an amazing response to it that I thought I would do a few others and see if I could sell them. 

Here is the first one. It is called "Sunburst" and measures 44 inches across. It is a standard height and has a black base. $350.00 email me to see it in person.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Steampunk Robotic Fish

Another Steampunk creation. This one is made out of a metal mini blind hanger, a metal valance hanger, 2 conduit nails, a piece of copper tubing and a couple of other items I'm not sure what they are. It measures 10 inches long with the base.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Steampunk Brass Robot

"Sentinel Robot"
Grab your goggles! This a little Steampunk sculpture that I had a blast assembling. Pieced together with wood, metal and plastic (golf tees, beads, buttons and things I have no idea what they are), this piece stands 7 inches tall with the base. Hand painted to look like antique brass.

These mixed media sculptures have a personality all of there own. I usually have several going at once. As I look through my wife's bins of beads, buttons and who knows what else I find a piece that will fit one of them. Sometimes I find pieces that work together but don't work with anything I have already started. So a new creation has a beginning.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Guardian Angel

Definitely not of this earth and I'm not sure how the wings attach in the back.
This is a little older print. This was done while I did my stint in comic books. At this time I was working on Marvel's Black Panther book and Ash.

11x17 print $10 plus $3.50 shipping

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Look What I Got For Christmas

Just thought the idea of getting a dragon for Christmas was the coolest gift you could get. Even if you were a princess. Drawn by hand and colored in Photoshop.

6x8 print $6.00 plus $2.00 shipping

Monday, September 6, 2010

Brass Dragon

"Brass Dragon"

You never know what you will find down in the sewers... So I am selling prints of my artwork again. This is a more current piece of work.
You can buy a 6x8 only $6.00 plus $2.00 shipping from my Etsy store.