Monday, May 31, 2010

Tell Me No More Lies Sketch

So yesterday an this morning I started a new sketch, called "Tell Me No More Lies" The idea behind this is pretty simple guy tells non-stop lies an sooner or later the evil from hell starts to take over his body an you have a "Tell Me No More Lies" victim. It was created very very randomly over the weekend but I have to say I love it. One of the reason I did it was because i've been doing comic pages which I can't show just yet so I wanted to do some for everyone to see,seeing I haven't posted anything new since the "Nightmare On Elm Street" piece. I also plan on inking it sooner or later not sure when yet. Might be the first of a selection of Creator Owned Horror Prints too, I will keep everyone updated on that news when the time comes.Heres another sketch I did up over the weekend when I had about 30mins or so of free time. I never got around to finishing it, but it's so to be a picture of myself from the side if I was a zombie. At least what I think I would look like as an infected more of a Rage type. Of course it doesn't look 100% like me at least I don't think it does, an didn't bother adding a beard like I have cause I wanted to add more jawline detail, it's all just a practice piece for when I do more zombie art in the near future

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Some Older Clive Barker Sketches!

Heres some older sketches I dug out of my picture vault. Only done about a year or so ago but still old to me haha. These are all inspired by his writing. I am a huge fan of the characters he creates he has some very awesome ones. Also a big fan of the NightBreed series have some of the comics an the movie is pretty cool too! I'll start of first by showing off some NightBreed inspired work I hope you like it folks.
Heres a piece that I did of Pinhead from the Hellraiser series, a very cool character all around. This piece was done with a more cartoony look then the others, at least to me it does with the shape of the face an stuff. This was around the time when I was deciding on doing more cartoony or real looking stuff, an well I went for more real darker stuff an I'm glad I went with it, I personally think the stuff of late hasd been the best stuff i've ever done an it just keeps getting better in my opinion. I hope you enjoy the Pinhead sketch folks. I plan on doing a Candyman piece in the future like my Fido,Nightmare On Elm Street & Addams Family pieces too. Not sure on when that will be though.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Motel Hell-1980

So today I decided I would start something new on the site. I thought I would do a movie sort of review thing on Friday Nights. To keep the site updated more seeing at the time being I can't show off the stuff I am doing seeing they are comic pages for my new book! so you will all have to wait till the book is done an out to see the pages. So tonight is the first night so lets hope the movie review goes well, tonight's movie is a classic from 1980. Motel Hell! Hope you all enjoy folks! heres the plot of the movie "not I didn't write the plot I looked it up so it's 100% correct"

Plot-'Farmer Vincent Smith (Rory Calhoun) and his younger sister Ida (Nancy Parsons) live on a farm with a motel attached. It's called Motel Hello, but the O on the sign constantly flicks on and off). Vincent makes smoked meats said to be the most delicious in the surrounding area. Vincent's secret is human flesh, and Vincent has the areas around his isolated motel strewn with various booby traps to catch victims. The victims are placed in a 'secret garden' where they are buried up to their necks and have their vocal cords cut so they cannot scream: Vincent keeps them until they are ready and then kills them. Ida helps, and seems to enjoy it, whereas Vincent seems rather calm and certain in his belief he's not doing anything wrong.
The movie opens with Vincent shooting out the tires of a motorcycle a couple is riding on: The male (Bo) is placed in the garden, but Vincent takes a shine to the young female (Terry) and brings her to the motel. The next morning, Vincent's naïve and mild-mannered younger brother sheriff Bruce (Paul Linke) (unlike Ida, Bruce is not aware of his brother's secret) arrives, and Vincent tells Terry that her boyfriend died in the accident and that he buried him: a trip to the graveyard shows a crude grave marker placed there by Vincent. Terry, having nowhere else to go, decides to stay at the motel.
Most of the film consists of Vincent (with Ida's help) capturing more victims for his garden (first a health inspector for Vincent's pigs who spies the hidden garden by chance, goes to investigate, and then becomes part of it; then a van full of drugged-up band members) while using his folksy charm to woo Terry, much to Bruce's dislike, who tries to woo her himself without much success. Vincent captures more victims (a pair of women, one of whom manages to flee in her car, but apparently faints from the stress of her terror after a brief chase, allowing Vincent to capture her, and then a pair of swingers who show up with a false ad that the motel is a swinger's paradise), and then suggests he may teach Terry to smoke meat. Ida finds out about this and, jealous of Terry, attempts to drown her in the pond (by luring her out there to play on inner tubes), but Vincent comes in time and saves her. This proves to be a catalyst for Terry, who tries to seduce Vincent (he stops her, claiming it would not be proper until they were married) and then agrees to marry him.
Bruce, unhappy that he's 'lost' Terry, drives down to the motel once he hears the news and bursts into the bathroom to protest Terry's choice (and during his rant to slander his brother claims his brother has 'syphilis of the brain', which might explain Vincent's calmness towards murder and cannibalism), but Vincent appears and chases his brother off with a shotgun. Having decided to have the wedding tomorrow, Vincent, Terry, and Ida share a glass of champagne, but Ida drugs the champagne to knock Terry out so she and Vincent can prepare some of the garden victims (presumably for the wedding feast tomorrow). Meanwhile, Bruce, still angry over losing, starts doing some detective work on a few strange things he's noticed and starts to feel that something is not quite right at his brother's farm.
Vincent and Ida kill three of the band members (by hypnotising them, then tying nooses around their necks, attaching the rope to a tractor, and driving the tractor to break their necks) and pull them out of the ground to take to Vincent's meat processing plant. However, doing so seems to loosen the dirt around Bo, as he begins to try to escape. Bruce sneaks back to the motel to try to rescue Terry, but Ida returns to the motel for a snack and overhears Bruce trying to get Terry to leave. Ida ambushes Bruce when he leaves the room and knocks him out, and then takes Terry at gunpoint to the meat processing plant. Meanwhile, Bo escapes and frees the other victims in the garden.
Vincent, upset that his 'love' found out his secret the way she did, sends Ida back to the motel to fetch his brother, but the victims, having escaped (and in a nod to zombie films, have staggered around groaning and hissing due to their cut vocal cords), ambush her and knock her out. Terry tries to escape the meat processing plant, but the door is locked and Vincent sadly knocks Terry out with gas, and then ties her to a conveyor belt, apparently planning to kill her too. He is interrupted by Bo, who crashes into the meat plant via an overhead window and brawls with Vincent, but he is weak from being trapped in the garden for so long and Vincent strangles him.
Bruce awakens, finds one of his brother's shotguns, and goes to the meat packing room himself, but finds that his brother has armed himself with a giant chainsaw (and placed a pig's head over his own as a gruesome mask). Vincent manages to disarm his brother, but Bruce grabs his own chainsaw and proceeds to have a violent duel with Vincent (later parodied in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), in the process turning on the conveyor belt Terry is tied to, sending her slowly towards a meat cutting blade. Despite suffering several wounds, Bruce drives the chainsaw into his Vincent's side for a mortal wound. Bruce frees Terry and then returns with her to his wounded brother, who gasps his final words, leaving the farm and 'secret garden' to Bruce, and then lamenting that his whole life was a lie and he was the biggest hypocrite of all ("My... meat... I... I... used... preservatives!") before he dies.
Bruce and Terry go to the secret garden and find Ida buried in it as revenge... head first (of the victims there is no sign, they seem to have wandered off somewhere, presumably getting help), and then head past the motel, while Bruce comments on how he had no idea what was going on and was glad he'd run away when he was eleven. Terry suggests they just burn the motel, claiming it's evil. The sign saying MOTEL HELLO finally fully shorts out, permanently darkening the O and leaving the title: MOTEL HELL'

My thoughts: for the movie I thought it was very entertaining from start to finish,very unique an special in it's own rights, an a must watch for fans of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series of movies an a must watch for horror fans in general in my opinion of course, the chainsaw fight with Farmer Vincent when he has the pig head on at the end was just amazing!in my opinion. I think there should be more movies like this now adays. I give this movie 4.5 Bloody Fingers out of 5

Remake News! A remake of Motel Hell is in talks, potentially directed by Steven C. Miller of Automaton Transfusion fame.

Link to movie trailer for anyone who wants to watch it

Gore Shriek!!

Holy Crap!! I colored something for once haha. This piece was also done for 31 Days Of Halloween event. It was a coloring contest an the winner got a boat load of books from Asylum Press I think can't remeber. I just did it for fun didn't have many colors to pick from haha. I did this all with 0.4 pens/makers I found at the local dollar store, did it all while watching FIDO for the first time. Pretty happy with how it turned out actually not pro coloring but I still like it for what I had to use, & lets just face it, it is a freaking awesome cover to color!

31 Days Of Halloween Pin-up

Heres a pin-up that I did for fun for Comicmonsters(now 31 Days of Halloween event last year. For those of you that don't know what that is during the month of OCT on the site they have trivia an give aways an they give away free comics,movie,art etc. It's a very fun time an I recommend you check it out one of these years. The colors an lettering for this piece of course are done by Chris McQuaid of McHozer Comics! he did another great job with them as always. As for why I picked Ghost Rider to be in the piece he just seemed like a good pick for it, just seems like he would scare some punk at halloween whos stealing some little kids candy. Hope you like it folks!

I will have to load the pencils later on if I can find a copy of them on the computer seeing there seem not to be any on my photobucket account.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Some News!

Heres some news for all you "HorrorHound" fans/users, the "Art Of TypH" can now be seen on the "HorrorHound" forums, always looking for more ways to get my art out there to all you awesome dedicated horror fiends! Hopefully "Art Of TypH" will be a hit with everyone over on the HH forums.

Some other news, I will be uploading a list of Horror Movies that I will be doing fan art/tribute/homage pieces call them what you like. The list will be to let everyone know what they can expect in the future, there will be no set deadline for the pieces, also anyone an everyone is more then welcome to comment an say which films they think I should do pieces on. I know theres alot of cool films out there from main stream to indy an I don't know them all so always looking for suggestions

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nightmare On Elm Street Piece

Here are the pencils for my first ever Nightmare On Elm Street piece, it's more based off a mix of new an old but I think looks more like the new version but thats just me. I really enjoyed doing this piece watched the last couple NOES movie while doing this piece up so it was pretty fun time, was alot of fun doing all the face details, i'm overall really happy with how it turned out. I hope to start inking it as soon as I can an have it done soon, so I hope you all like it folks!

Also Freddy use to be the only character that use to actually scare me when I was a little kid, so it was fun to go back an re-watch the last 4 movies or so, he's actually a really cool character!

[UPDATED May 17/10] Just got the Freddy inks done last night an added some finishing touches this morning, so here they are folks, I hope you like them! I will be taking a little break from Monster Movie art pieces to work on some comic pages for my next short but there will be more movie art comming soon next is a Night Of The Living Dead piece! So keep your eyes out for that one folks!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Man-Thing Quick Sketch!

Heres a Man-Thing quick sketch that I did up today for someone, only had about 2 hours to spare, so it was a little rushed but mainly only with the water, so I might go back an fix it up a little bit when i can get some more free time. I think I only own one issue of Man-Thing so i'm not that familiar with his look, but I looked some stuff up for referece & I think he has the same look as all the others do, so hope you all like it folks!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Older Stuff

Tonight I thought I would take some time out to post some older stuff from a couple years ago, haha seems so long ago. I'll started off first with a piece I did for fun of a Slapstick comic page. I think from issue 2 or 3. He's a fun character to draw so I thought it would be fun to do an for practice on drawing pages an panels an such seeing this was back when I was just getting into comics. This was also back when I was deciding which paths I wanted to go Cartoony or more real looking an superhero or Horror stuff, an we all know which one I went with haha.Also heres another older piece, that I did for the Deadmen & Poodleskirts comic series. This one is also a couple years old now i'm thinking. It was a pin-up cover sketch, looking back on it now I can see a "Huge" art improvement as least I do personally, this is nothing compared to my Fido & Addam Family pieces in my opinion of course. I still think it's a good piece, i'm just alot happier with my stuff as of late. This piece also when colored an stuff was gonna be a Tales From The Crypt homage style cover.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

McHozer Comics Promo Vid's

So tonight I thought I would take time to show off a video that Chris put together for Mchozec Comics Deadmen & Poodleskirts comic series, which I worked on(gotta self promote;) haha). It's a fun video to watch with some cool music done by Joe Montana, should go take the time to watch it folks.

heres the link for the first video

also heres a video promoting the new site, where you can check out all the comics we have worked on up to date free of charge, yes FREE!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Monster Makin' 101 quick sketch

So this week a new monster makin'101 sketch was posted on up so being the normal user of the site, I did my own quick version of it, it's really rushed an i'm not all that happy with it, I might do a better one later on this month if I can get more then a couple hours free time to sketch. Also this month Monster makin'101 piece is done by Jason Paulos you can check out the piece at

For anyone who doesn't yet know what Monster Makin' 101 is about it's a new step by step colum on that well shows you the steps on how artist go about creating monster artwork. Also everyone on the site is encouraged to make there own version of each month piece an post it if they would like to. So come give it a try folks!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Return Of The Living Dead Tribute piece Inks

Some new inks for everyone to check out. If you remeber last month I did a monday morning sketch that turned into a tribute piece of the movie "The Return Of The Living Dead", well I was talking to a friend, an he wanted to see some inks on the sketch, so here they are, hope you like them, If you would like to see the pencil version just go to last month history an it can be found there folks.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

20,000+ View Mile Stone

So I was on the Comicmonsters forum(now known as the same site as before but now with more stuff movies an games an such so go CHECK IT OUT!!) but yea back to the topic at hand I was checking my art an I noticed I reached a mile stone for my artwork. I went over 20,000+ views, which is a big deal to me being a comic artist in the middle of nowhere in Ontario Canada. When I first started posting my stuff to forums couple years ago I never figured I would reach that much but it's a great feeling to have reach it on just one of the forums I use. So heres to another 20,000+ views you all rock!