Curse of The Neon Phantom

Time Spent: About 4 Hours

Bit of a cool story with this one…

I was mindlessly scrolling through my instagram when I came across this post:

Immediately struck by the color scheme, I saved the image for reference for a monster drawing I had cooking up. When I finished my Neon Phantom, I DM’ed the instagram account with my finished drawing to get their blessing before I posted it. It was during this that I realized the account belonged to Pete Infelise, not only founder of The Devil’s Workshop, BUT my former Motion Graphics teacher from the Art Institute! Small world, right? I remember him mentioning (12 years ago) he makes “monster masks”. But it was a truly spooky coincidence that I won’t soon forget!

Not only did he give his blessing….but he loved it and shared it himself! That makes this piece truly special in my book. And although I’m not over-the-moon with my finished drawing, I’m so grateful for the connection it brought me! Pete is truly an exceptionally gifted artist and teacher. Go check out his work at The Devil’s Workshop.

BARTFIELD

Time Spent: Little over 4 hours.

It’s not just Bart Simpson. It’s not just Garfield. It’s both pop culture icons coming together in one hideous mutant monstrosity. And you can purchase Bartfield to hang on your wall or stick onto your favorite things to let everyone know you’re a real sick weirdo.

“Don’t have a Monday, man!”

Super Shredder!

TIME SPENT: ABOUT 5 HOURS

I was lucky enough to come across NECA’s Super Shredder action figure last week. Not only is it ridiculous that we’re getting toys of such niche interests but Shredder is so perfect that he works as a great drawing reference. And this was the result.

This is the first Kevin Nash action figure I’ve bought since 1998. And even though he has, like, 2 minutes of screen time…Super Shredder’s design is legendary cheese. I strayed away from my thin linework and went back to my heavy lines and shadows.

All in all, I had a fun time drawing him. I’ve been creatively bankrupt lately, so it was nice to draw something…and leave it to me to make it Ninja Turtles related. Prints are available at my store. But you probably already knew that. Cowabunga.