This blog was developed in order to showcase some of my more chilling concept work in progress as well as document early influences. These are visions of haunted dreams on darkest nights... distant memories to be relived over and again in fitful slumber:

It is a springtide in time forgotten; with eyes ajar, I can still feel my childish fingers brush lazily against long dry grass in a field that is littered with stones. A hazy sun slips behind the dark cool clouds. I wear cut-offs and squat barefoot on the graying loam. The goblins are here. I can see their dread features hidden in the twisted crags of broken rocks...drawn in shiver lines.

Blast From The Past_part 03

>> Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pencil Sketch Referenced From Movie, The Lost Boys [1987]
During high school days, The Lost Boys was my favorite vampire flick sans Van Helsing. This film had teenaged heroes and rock n roll style vampires ala Billy Idol and David Bowie New Wave fashion.
The drawing came out well with a good balance of tone and light hatch-work. Reminds me of another art hero, John Bolton.

 The Lost Boys TM 1987 Warner Bros.


Comic Books and Vampires

>> Sunday, May 8, 2011

 I started collecting more illustrative comics magazines by age 14 . A Halls Of Horror found at a used book store was a prize possession; it featured the startling artwork of John Bolton on a comics adaption of the Hammer film, Dracula Prince of Darkness. The issue came complete with an interview detailing how he managed his artistic alchemy.

A beautifully rendered page by John Bolton.
The cover that first caught my attention.

Another immaculate page from Dracula Prince of Darkness by Mr. Bolton.

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