Monday, February 19, 2024

Update

 It's been a while since I've posted anything on here, but I was just recently informed that I will be having a solo exhibit in Mount Pleasant, Michigan at Art Reach Art Gallery June 5th through June 28th, I do believe. I can't remember when the reception is, but the focus of the exhibit is my My Heroes series. Here are two works in progress that I'm adding to "My Heroes" series. The black and white drawing is charcoal of Jack Nicholson in "The Last Detail", and the painting is an oil painting of cartoonist Sergio Aragones.




Sunday, January 7, 2024

I INKED!

 I'm pretty happy with how this turned out! I NEVER go straight to paper with ink, let alone for a realistic drawing OR with dipping pen and ink!! This took over an hour. Can you tell who it is?


If the video above doesn't work, try THIS LINK

Friday, December 29, 2023

Figure attempt

 I've struggled my whole life with drawing figures. I can fake it when I'm looking at reference material, but when I try to draw picture-free, I'm reminded how little I know. This drawing was inspired by the "Black Widow" movie, but I'm drawing the comic style. Just... don't judge too much. I'm a7 delicate friggin' flower.



Saturday, December 2, 2023

NOW IN COLOR! From the Panels of THIMBLE THEATRE...


 I used ink and alcohol-based markers to add color. This might not be the final, or only, version of this concept.

"From the Panels of"THIMBLE THEATRE..."

 


I felt some inspiration the other day (which doesn't happen as often as I'd like), and drew this homage to the Late Dave Cockrum's iconic cover of the legendary Giant-Size X-Men that introduced the world to Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Thunderbird, and brought Wolverine into the fold.

If you know me, I'm obSESSED with Popeye and comic books. Popeye was introduced to the world in January 1929 in a 10 year old comic strip called "Thimble Theatre" by E.C. Segar. This strip began in 1919 with Olive Oyl, her boyfriend Ham Gravy, and her family: Castor, Cole and Nana Oyl. When Popeye appeared, readers loved him and asked for more. He took over the strip, and Ham Gravy disappeared! 

In this drawing, the original Thimble Theatre crew take place of the original X-Men, and the "Deadly Genesis" era consists of the 1st looks of the "Popeye" generation. 

The drawing isn't done, and I might make a better one. 

....maybe make a variant of it....🤔

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Etsy Store

 I have a number of drawings and paintings in my Etsy shop for sale. Here's the link:

https://jasontheartist.etsy.com

The Eddie Van Halen painting is priced low due to a small tear in the canvas. It's 14x11. The Rolling Stones painting not damaged, but is discounted from the regular price for an 18x24 painting.




Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Only one way to rock

 I started a series of artwork of Sammy Hagar era Van Halen after Eddie Van Halen passed away. His death hit harder than I'd expect. I'm always doing Hagar portraits, so I've accumulated a small series of artwork of Sammy Hagar. I was hoping to share my work with fellow Redheads (fans of the Red Rocker Sammy Hagar), but I don't see it happening. So, here's my tribute to Sammy Hagar and Van Halen 


















I had to make a couple Popeyes in the VOA outfits!!
The drawing below is a drawing I did in high school around 1994, 1995





Friday, October 6, 2023

This week from NUTTALL ART

 I've been busy. I started and finished the Jack Nicholson graphite drawing in the last week (about 7 hours spread out in 3 days). It's 11"x15". I finished the Sammy Hagar Oil painting (18"x24") and the Sammy Hagar and the Circle oil painting (24"x18"). I also finished my graphite drawing of Sammy Hagar circa 1978 (24"x18").

A couple of these pieces will be for sale in my Etsy shop soon.





Also, Saturday, October 7, 2023 I will be drawing FREE Caricatures, cartoon and comic book characters at the Annual Rose City Fall Festival in Rose City, Michigan from 12-4.

October 28 I will be at the Clawson Toy and Comic Show from 10am-5pm in Clawson, Michigan selling original artwork, as well as drawing caricatures, cartoon and comic book characters.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Painting Red Rocker Sammy Hagar

Strange Brew

 I'm currently working on this oil painting, 18x24, of Sammy Hagar based on a photo by fellow Redhead Pam Neavel. I approached this piece with the idea of making it loose and -style. It's only taken me 2-3 hours and I'm almost done. 

I'll post the finished painting....when it's finished.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Keep On Rockin' (it's an early Sammy Hagar song)

 I've been working on this friggin' drawing for a few months off and on. It's 24"x18" graphite on mounted paper. I haven't drawn solo Sammy Hagar in a while. 


Gotta say...I kinda hate drawing hair. And guitars. And hands. At least there's no guitar in this one. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Upcoming Appearances

 I have a few events coming up that I will be a part of, starting this Sunday, September 17, 2023 at the Bay City Comic-Con in Bay City Michigan.

I will also be drawing FREE Caricatures, cartoon and comic book characters at the Rose City Fall Festival in Rose City, Michigan October 7 from 11-4.


Friday, September 1, 2023

Full Circle

 I've been working on a LOT of Van Halen artwork since the passing of Eddie Van Halen in 2020, but I've focused on the Sammy Hagar years, because that's my guy.

I've also done multiple drawings and paintings of Sammy Hagar. This is the current oil painting I'm working on, of Sammy's latest band, Sammy Hagar and the Circle featuring Vic Johnson (of the Waboritas and the Busboys), Jason Bonham (from BONHAM, Foreigner and countless other bands), and Michael Anthony (Van Halen and Chickenfoot).

I still have to add Michael Anthony to the painting, but this is what I have so far 


Monday, July 31, 2023

August Comic Con in Flint

 This Saturday and Sunday, August 5&6, I will be in the artist alley of the REALLY COOL COMIC CON in Flint, Michigan at the Dort Financial Center! I will have original artwork I've created on display and for sale, and I'll be drawing caricatures, cartoon and comic book characters all weekend!  You can see what this convention has to offer HERE.

The RCCC is a convention I always look forward to being a part of. Great energy, happy public and a very positive experience! 


Friday, June 30, 2023

Oyl Painting

 I just finished a new Popeye series painting of Olive Oyl. 8x10 canvas. It was a quickie painting. I'll have it for sale in my Etsy shop soon (it'll take a while for shipping: it has to dry).



Thursday, June 29, 2023

Buy My Stuff on Etsy!!

I JUST set up a store on Etsy, so it's easier to buy my artwork! You can view it HERE, and there's a link to the RIGHT ---->

 

Monday, June 26, 2023

Finished What I Started!

It's done! I set out to paint a quick watercolor portrait of Van Halen, and 3 days later...
This is an 11x14 watercolor painting on watercolor paper (or bristol board. I don't remember).
It is available for purchase. Contact me via Facebook or email if interested.


 

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Art for sale

 Although I am available for commission art, I also have a LOT of work just sitting around. Here are a few. Sizes and prices vary. Contact me if interested in anything.