WIP - Dia de los Dragsters Sketch

Dia de los Dragsters Sketch, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

During my trip to Mexico, I got very inspired by the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art I saw. I drew this in the resort lobby on a rainy afternoon. I thought it would be funny to do a hotrod bandito. I may have to turn this into a finished piece at some point in time. The guys working at the resort seemed to like it and said it was "¡Mas Macho!".

FYI- Dia de los Muertos is on November 2nd this year.



Hermit, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

Back from my trip to Mexico. Took a picture of this little guy at Xel-Ha, south of Playa Del Carmen.

I should be back to posting in the next day or two!


WIP-Space Peril! Color Study

WIP-Space Peril! Color Study, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

Here's a peak at a quick color study I did in Photoshop for the Space Peril painting I'm working on. Just trying to work out the lighting and basic color scheme.

I'm heading down to Mexico for a little R&R on the beach. I'll be back and posting in a week or so. Until then, I'm signing out. Cheers!


WIP-Space Peril!

WIP-Space Peril!
WIP-Space Peril!, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

This is the preliminary drawing for my next painting. Gotta love hot space ladies in dire peril from alien forces. :)

12" x 17" Pencil on illustration board.


We Need Each Other opening and art...

GoodAndEvilAnd... The Mating Game
Oh No! Doom- We Need Each Other show opening
WNEO-GoodAndEvilAnd... WNEO-The Mating Game
The Oh No! Doom- We Need Each Other show opening Saturday night had a fantastic turnout. I wish I could have stayed longer. The top 2 images are my two pieces from the show, and the rest are from the opening.
Click on the images to see them larger and read the descriptions.




Today's Inspiration has had a great series this week on the artists that used to do the covers for the British war comics and paperbacks. It inspired me to do this piece.

Leif Peng does a fantastic job of researching and sharing the work of amazing illustrators whose work you've most likely seen, but never knew anything about. He also collaborates with other illustration enthusiasts to bring us, in my opinion, one of the best blogs about illustration out there.

9" x 12" Ink on Smooth Bristol with digital color.
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We Need Each Other...

The Oh No! Doom boys put together a rather snazzy promo video for the show that's opening on Saturday. Go check it out. One of my paintings is featured. It's the one in the top right corner. I'll be posting my paintings on Sunday after the opening.

Check out the video here.


We Need Each Other

We Need Each Other, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

Here's the flyer for a show I'm in with a ton of other talented artists. The opening is Saturday, October 11 at the Oh No! Doom gallery in Chicago. Hope to see you there!


Witchy Corn on Threadless

Witchy Corn on Threadless, originally uploaded by manlyartjpc.

Howdy Folks! One of my designs is in the running over at Threadless. Please help me out and go vote! Because everyone needs a spooky shirt for Halloween.

Click here to go vote!