Monday, February 13, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

inked alien #1

As a teenager in the mid-seventies my artistic ambitions were initially directed towards comics and fanzines. In October 2016 I decided to try my hand at drawing in ink again. It was challenging but fun to dip into this media again. This was the first off my drawing board.

sumi ink on bristol

Friday, February 3, 2017

Year of the Rooster

acrylic on Fabriano 300 watercolor paper 8" x 10"

My new alien menagerie piece to celebrate the Year of the Rooster which began January 28th 2017.

Below ~ sketching the evolution of a space chicken.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


acrylic on Fabriano 300 watercolor paper 8" x 10"

I found the inspiration for X.41 in an ink doodle on a post it note. A fairly straightforward redraft was the basis for my final painting. The color palette is a purposeful homage to the Oms from the film FANTASTIC PLANET.

Sunday, July 3, 2016


acrylic on Fabriano 300 watercolor paper 8" x 10"

Extract 40 is a revisit of an idea from some years ago - when I made some digital studies to get a feel for my alien menagerie as paintings. I’m happy with the subtle evolution it’s taken.

Preliminary sketches and the never quite finished digital painting from 2006.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Year of the Monkey

acrylic on Fabriano 300 watercolor paper 8" x 10"

On February 8th, 127 days ago, the Year of the Monkey commenced. I began marking the Lunar New Year with a painting for my alien menagerie in 2011, the Year of the Rabbit. This is my sixth entry, and the first to be late. It’s an unfortunate circumstance for a series that celebrates the passage of time! Not to be deterred, I’m willing to take a chance that sharing this late is better than not at all.

With any luck, I will be completing the Chinese zodiac in the Year of the Tiger 2022 and celebrating my own completion of the sixty year cycle.

These are some of the sketches that evolved into my own space monkey.