Monday, September 16, 2019

Facelift - Portrait of Mrs Bean

Facelift - Portrait of Mrs Bean

Facelift - a portrait of Mrs Bean. This is the latest addiction to my Mr Bean Collection. Click the image for details or Click Here for the entire Mr Bean Experience.







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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Personal Caricature Portrait



Personal Caricature Portrait

Personal Caricature Portrait


This is my latest personal caricature of a friend and fellow precious metals collector and dealer who I met on instagram after a purchase of a very rare old poured silver ingot. A real nice guy who also works for UPS. Below is my W. E. Mowrey silver ingot collection which he contributed to. Just a few of a large and ultra rare old poured silver ingot collection. W. W. Mowrey Company was established n 1899 and is still in operation.
W. E. Mowrey Company Silver Ingots
I'm still waiting on my back surgery but finally have a date of 9/30/19 so these small quick jobs keep me going until I'm finally able to go full force behind my computer again. It's hard to believe it has been 4 years since my original injury. Two years now since the last surgery which was a complete failure. Below is what it looked like a years and a half ago. It's much worse now.
Failed Back Surgery
I'm looking forward to getting this mess behind me so I can get back to work on new images as well as getting back to the gym so I can complete my training and get my personal trainer license. Three more weeks and then I start another road to recovery.




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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Royal Court Lady Bean

Royal Court Lady Bean

Royal Court Lady Bean

Back by popular demand, Rowan Atkinson's Mr Bean character is up to it again posing as a Royal Court Lady complete with his / her teddy bear. Oddly enough, this image seems to be the most flattering to date in a weird sort of way.

It always amazes me how popular these Mr Bean images are and the simpler the better it seems. I can spend weeks on a complex illustration and get little interest, but when I post a Bean image, it goes viral at times. So much so that I have done numerous magazine features of the character and about 2 years ago participated in a beach front art show in the South of France comprised solely of Mr Bean images.

So, I will continue to build upon my Mr Bean Collection and who knows where this may lead. One thing is for sure, it will be fun and his die hard fans will follow.





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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Artist Feature - Space Pirate Logos

Space Pirate Logos

Space Pirate Logos

As many of you know, I love all forms of art and I always enjoy sharing good art on my blogs and social media. I had the pleasure of meeting a very talented young man recently on Instagram who specializes in logo design with Space Pirate Logos. I've seen his designs all over instagram spanning many communities and spreading like wildfire, including the precious metals community which I'm very much involved in being a precious metals collector myself.

I noticed on one of his posts that he had his logo design pricing listed so I contacted him to see if it was correct. I was amazed that it was in fact correct and so affordable I could't resist, so I had him design one for me. I'm super pleased with mine and was so impressed, I had to share his work with you here. Space Pirate Logos is where to get yours. Don't miss out on this opportunity! Below is a little about the artists in his own words and some samplings of his work.

Space Pirate Logos
The man behind the Art
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be an artist. In the early days, a crayon would do but as I aged, I needed more. I went to an art school after high school for graphic design and fine arts. I excelled. I worked as a commissioned fine artist for those first few years after college, painting murals and my own pieces that I would sell. All was well until 2010 when I was diagnosed with retinal melanoma in my right eye. It all came crashing down around me.

Space Pirate Logos

After the eye was removed surgically, I found that my lack of depth perception was going to stop me from painting. I couldn't get my perspective correct anymore. It was devastating. Some told me to continue and just paint what I see but I had a style and I wasn't ready to change it. So I quit in utter despair...

Space Pirate Logos

In those early days of monocular vision I searched for an alternative venue to release my pent up creativity to no avail. Eventually, as all things seem to be today, I turned to my computer for solace. And it helped. I spent my days immersed in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and all those good things. My skillset eventually changed. I was getting decent and an online friend asked me to do a logo for his Instagram account. Well I guess the rest is pretty obvious.

Space Pirate Logos

Today, I no longer use Photoshop to create my logos. The entire process I hold under lock and key, but I will tell you the basics. I work on a Samsung tablet and use a series of apps to get the desired effects I'm going for. Sometimes it works, other times I find myself up all night trying to get it right. I'm sure that's the same for all of us.

Space Pirate Logos

So I feel like the future is bright! I'm optimistic that this one-eyed artist still has untapped potential. In the meantime, I'll be here hammering out social media art. And feeling like everything might be alright after all.


Space Pirate Logos

Space Pirate Logos


Be sure and check out Space Pirate Logos on Instagram and give him a follow.

Get your logo while the price is right!




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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Mr Bean - Die Hard 7.5


Mr Bean - Die Hard 7.5

Mr Bean - Die Hard 7.5

This is a movie spoof looking back on Bruce Willis's Die Hard movies, this time staring Rowan Atkinson's Mr Bean character. Mr Bean is always a lot of fun and people just can't seem to get enough of him. I lived in Scotland during his heyday and enjoyed watching his TV show. Tonight, I add a little life back into the old character which I think is timeless. Check out the rest of the Mr Bean collection here.

John Singer Sargent Countess Laura Spinola Bean

John Singer Sargent Countess Laura Spinola Bean

John Singer Sargent Countess Laura Spinola Bean

The latest in my Mr Bean Collection. A portrait of John Singer Sargent's Countess Laura Spinola Bean. Mr Bean strikes again in another masterpiece. Isn't she lovely! Many more to come as Rowan Atkinson's character Mr Bean has been by far my most popular subject over the years. Check out the entire collection here.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Comic Book Spoof Commission

Comic Book Spoof Commission

Comic Book Spoof Commission

This is my latest commission for a client in Poland. A mom and her two sons as super heros on a spoof comic magazine cover as "Misfit Comics". If you can't read some of the text, it is Polish.

I've been down with my back for quite some time but trying to get back into the swing of things. Still another back surgery coming up soon but I'm trying to make a comeback.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday Free Stuff

Cyber Monday Free Stuff

Cyber Monday Free Stuff

Click the "Shop Here" button for FREE image download. Every item on the gallery you will be directed to is absolutely free for the holidays. Feel free to help yourself while this offer lasts.


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