Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve, 2011

Happy New Year's, everyone! I hope the new year brings with it greatness for everyone!

With any luck, tomorrow will be the year 2012!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

ORIGIN: UNKNOWN - Page 15



Oh, boy, oh, boy, all Hell is about to break loose!

Another page of the black and white graphic novel adaptation I'm doing of Edward A. Holsclaw II and Wendy M. Easton's novel Origin: Unknown. I'm having so much fun doing this comic! As much as the other two I'm working on at the moment, actually, if not more!

Click to enbiggen.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Page 43, panel 1



Just another little piece of something I'm working on at the moment. More to come!

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Kill Bill - The Bride (and more)



Just finished up this 17 x 11 inch watercolor piece titled "The Bride". It's going for 200 bucks once I put it up on my Etsy store, but I figured I would give my Facebook and Blogger pals a half-off discount should any of you want it. $100 bucks, 17 x 11 inches, framed and signed by the artist (me, baby, me). Just email me at terbybrown@yahoo.com or Facebook me to let me know if you want to snag it while it's still cheap. Then you just Paypal me at terbybrown@yahoo.com. It's easy. Just make sure it's still available before paying. Prints may or may not be available in the future, but this is an original. It looks great framed, to boot!



Below is a commission I just completed for a man who wanted to SUPER-SIZE his family in a large 18 x 24 inch painting. He gave me all the likeness references I needed and, huzzah, here's Christmas commission.



And framed:



And since it's been a while since I've updated on the ol' blog here (I've been busy with comic book work I can't divulge just yet), I figured I'd give you a few looks at the way I sleep. There are animals involved.

My Maddie dog and me!



My Stanley cat and me!



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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Page 42, panel 4



Just a sneak peak at a little something else I've been working on. I can't announce what it is yet, but I really liked this panel.

Click pic to enbiggen if you'd like.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

ORIGIN: UNKNOWN, page 14, panel 1



Another little preview of the graphic novel I'm adapting, based on the novel by Edward A. Holsclaw II and Wendy M. Easton.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

REVENGE OF THE PEGACORN!



This is a little piece I did as a Christmas gift for a little bitty kid who I hope loves it.

Have you ever seen a cooler Unicorn/Pegasus? I think not. Click to enbiggen!

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Creepy Crawlies



A little more work from the graphic novel adaptation I'm doing of Edward A. Holsclaw II and Wendy M. Easton's book Origin: Unknown. This thing is so much fun to do!

Click pic to enbiggen.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Jesse James Comics Sketch Dump





Click to enbiggen!

I joined some fellow local artists as well as uber-writer Michael Kessler over at Jesse James Comics here in Phoenix last Saturday to doodle away. Here is the debris from said doodling. It was a ton of fun, and I plan on returning.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

ORIGIN: UNKNOWN



I am currently adapting a spooky scary novel into a black and white graphic novel. The opening takes place in a cave, where two people run into a terrible, terrible thing. The novel is called Origin: Unknown by Edward A. Holsclaw II and Wendy M. Easton, and I am having a blast doing the graphic novel adaptation. Look forward to more little bits and pieces in the coming months!

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sketch Dump!















A few sketches for you. As always, click to enbiggen. I'm currently very busy with a big new project! Yee! More to come!

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

FREE SKETCH WITH PURCHASE!



Surprise! Guess who gets free sketches from me in the mail? ANYBODY who purchases something from my Etsy art store! http://www.etsy.com/shop/inkfountain?ref=pr_shop
Numero Uno here represents the first of many. I went with Ash from Army of Darkness, as the order was for a Bruce Campbell Evil Dead 2 print which is now out of stock (but more on the way!). Keep checking Etsy, as many more pieces will be added soon!

You, too, can have a free sketch with a purchase! When I die, it'll be worth at least the price of the paper I drew it on! Wonders never cease!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PRINTS

I apologize for my absence, but there is cool stuff afoot!

You can now purchase signed 11x17 inch 100-pound glossy card stock prints of the following images for 25 measly United States dollars! Cheap!







If interested, contact me at terbybrown@yahoo.com or through my Etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/inkfountain

The posters haven't been added to the store yet, but they are currently printed and available.

There is more cool stuff to come, like sketchbooks, mouse pads, postcards, etc. Stay tuned!

BUY SOME!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

I Pooped



Well, clearly I didn't make good on my Halloween 2011 promise and you can see the fallout from that above. Yes. I pooped out on that.

The reason I pooped is not only work-related but art-related, too. Yep. There's a new gig in town. And I can't really say too much about it at this point, but it's a good fit and it's on the big side, so I'll be working on and off and, when I get the word, I'll spill the beans, or at least throw some sketches on the ol' blog.

In the meantime, I'll have a sketch-dump coming up soon, so look forward to that.

What more can I say? The only movie I've really seen for a while is Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive, and I uber-highly recommend it.

Aside from that, stay tuned. Cool things are afoot!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lynch



An open question: why are David Lynch's films not widely considered as horror films starting with the very obvious and terrifying Eraserhead? Seems to me the man makes horror films. Are they too artsy or something? Because, to me, at least, he sustains a disturbing mood and terrifying imagery in pretty much everything he does. Anybody?

Oh, and, hey, I'll get back to the Halloween 2011 posts on Monday. Just wanted to pop in and wonder about David Lynch. He's really something, eh?

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

LUCIDITY PREVIEW - page 24, panels 2 and 4 inks



I'll catch up to the ol' Halloween posting, trust me, but I'm knee-deep in all sorts of comic book work right now! I liked these two inked panels (soon to be colored and text-ified) enough to want to show them as yet another preview for Mike Kessler's upcoming comic Lucidity, with art entirely by Me, baby, Me.

Hope you dig! And when I get an official release date (it looks like it may be pushed to some time in November at this point), I'll let everybody know and - hey - I'll sign them for you, and maybe even throw in a free sketch while I'm at it!

Expect a Halloween catchup day tomorrow or Monday with two (or three) new horror movie sketch posts!

Later!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

OCTOBER 2011 HORROR SKETCH 6 and 7 - The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn




HOLY CRAP, I missed a day! Sorry, I've been super busy with all sorts of madness that I won't get into here.

So, because I missed a day, you're getting TWO MOVIE SKETCHES for the PRICE OF NOTHING! Because, really - because of the internet, no one pays for artwork anymore, do they? And just because that very idea has dispirited me at the moment, you're going to have settle for drawings I did a while ago that you may (or may not have) already seen. But they're good ones.

Well that and, also, because I'm super busy, so you're going to have to put up with two older sketches and, admittedly, they're both taken from the second Evil Dead film, but, hey, those movies aren't exactly obscure (well, not anymore they're not due to the multitude of DVD and BluRay reissues they've got floating around), so I don't think I have to do any plot synopses, do I? Do I really? Is there anyone reading this right now who hasn't actually seen these two movies and their towering, amazing third part Army of Darkness (formerly titled The Medieval Dead)?

Sam Raimi's a genius, these movies are awesome, and if you haven't seen any of them, I suggest starting with the second one - Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn - because it's essentially a higher budgeted remake of the first film, and it leads straight into Army of Darkness. So watch those back to back. If you want more (low-budget) awesomeness, then check out the first film afterwards.

But, hey, I know you guys reading are cool and have already seen these movies, because these movies are ABSOLUTELY AWESOME in every conceivable way.

If you haven't watched them by the time I get back you are lame. I'm serious. You're a lame, lamey lame-o. Take that, people-who-haven't-seen-awesomeness.

In honor of my favorite holiday Halloween, every day this October here on BRAIN POOP I'm going to provide a sketch and a little info from an obscure (and maybe not-so-obscure) horror movie that I love! EVERY SINGLE DAY of October! Stay tuned!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

OCTOBER 2011 HORROR SKETCH 5 - Let's Scare Jessica to Death



Misleading title and absolutely terrible poster nonwithstanding, 1971's Let's Scare Jessica to Death (directed by John D. Hancock) is one of the creepiest movies I've ever seen. Seriously. It's up there with Kubrick's The Shining, though not as powerful and bombastic. Jessica is a more subtle, eerie film.

Jessica (actress Zohra Lampert in one of the best female performances in a film OF ALL TIME) just got out of a mental institution and her hippie husband and friend move into a house in the middle of nowheresville to "get away from it all" and get a "fresh start". Jessica's mind narrates, and her performance is astonishing as she clearly is taking cues from the other characters as to how to act "normal" instead of "crazy" for fear her "crazy" is showing. I've never seen a performance so pitch perfect, I think, maybe in my life.

The townspeople of nowheresville don't take a liking to hippies, but, hey - it's 1971 and the Manson thing kind of killed a lot of the Love Generation thing by that point, and this movie takes that idea and goes full tilt boogie on how the hippie thing did not, in fact, work out for anyone at all.

Jessica starts to believe that a woman squatter, living in the house when they arrive, may actually be a ghostly vampire. Is Jessica crazy? Is the woman a vampire? A ghost? And why does everyone seem so attracted to her?

And what's with the creepy little girl in white running around the garden (pictured above)?

I've never seen a movie that has such a fantastically creepy tone. So if creepy is what you're looking for, creepy is what you'll get. I can't stress enough how creepy this movie is. And Lampert's performance is so good that I ended up totally feeling really, really sorry for her. She's SOOOOO good in this movie! She carries the thing off terrifically. Anyone who's wondered at one point or another as to whether they're insane or not will understand this performance and this movie.

But sometimes, just because you're paranoid, like Jessica, doesn't mean everyone isn't out to get you...

Watch this movie, folks. Sit in a dark room, quiet your life down, and sit through it. Feel the creepy. And pray for poor Jessica's mind.

In honor of my favorite holiday Halloween, every day this October here on BRAIN POOP I'm going to provide a sketch and a little info from an obscure (and maybe not-so-obscure) horror movie that I love! EVERY SINGLE DAY of October! Stay tuned!

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If you would like to purchase originals, prints, or commission artwork, you can contact me at terbybrown@yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

OCTOBER 2011 HORROR SKETCH 4 - Suspiria



Okay, okay. Another Italian horror movie! SUSPIRIA (1977)!!!! The image above is the least frightening one from the film, seriously. This movie is all about color and atmosphere. Less so about logic, however.

But that doesn't matter, because the movie ROCKS!

Jessica Harper (of Stardust Memories and Inserts) attends an exclusive ballet school in Germany that is actually a front for a coven of witches led by Mother Suspiriorum, the Mother of Sighs, who is the oldest and wisest of the Three Mothers. Some scary, weird-ass shit then ensues, and it's all beautifully executed and photographed by Dario Argento, using the very last technicolor processing in Italy. Bold, primary colors seep through every shot of the film, and it plays more like a fairy tale than a horror movie. It's pure awesomeness from beginning to end for anyone who likes beautiful, weird movies. Seriously. It's just gorgeous to look at. The movie casts a spell on you, if you let it, and is incredibly re-watchable.

Now, Argento would follow this film up with the sequel Inferno in 1980, which is almost as good, in my opinion. It focuses on Mother Tenebrarum, the Mother of Darkness - who lives in New York. It also features a cameo by Mother Lachrymarum in a scene in Rome that Argento would later get to 20 years later, in 2007, when he completed the trilogy with the completely underrated (in my opinion) and wackadoo Mother of Tears (AKA The Third Mother) which features the final mother, Mother Lachrymarum, and takes place in Rome. I loved this one, too, despite how harshly it was received by critics, and found it fit in with the other two movies just fine.

All the movies in the trilogy connect, and all have a dreamy logic to them that doesn't quite work - but they're all innovative and brilliantly shot. Movies like no other movies you'll ever see. Check them out, starting with Suspiria!

I should add, again, that Quentin Tarantino ripped off a LOT of shots from this film for Kill Bill. A lot. Seriously. He must like weird Italian horror movies as much as I do.

Regardless, look up "The Three Mothers" on Wikipedia. There's some really cool info about the history of the idea, and the links with actual history and mythology. It's cool stuff.

In honor of my favorite holiday Halloween, every day this October here on BRAIN POOP I'm going to provide a sketch and a little info from an obscure (and maybe not-so-obscure) horror movie that I love! EVERY SINGLE DAY of October! Stay tuned!

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Monday, October 3, 2011

OCTOBER 2011 HORROR SKETCH 3 - The Beyond



Yes, that's a little girl who just got her head blown off! Yes, it's in extreme close-up in this outrageous Italian masterpiece The Beyond (1981) (AKA L'aldilĂ , AKA Seven Doors of Death) by director Lucio Fulci (I realize this October thing is quickly becoming more about Italian horror movies then plain old horror movies, but - hey - I love 'em!).

The Beyond is a weird-ass, trippy, but beautiful horror movie set in during the renovation of a Louisiana hotel that lies over one of the seven gates of Hell. It's a loose sequel to Fulci's City of the Living Dead, and was followed by the last "gates of Hell" Fulci movie House by the Cemetery, (also 1981), which I don't dig too much.

The Beyond was beloved so much by Quentin Tarantino, that he actually got midnight screenings of it going in 1998 and it made a respectable $1 million during its run. A lot of money for a 1981 gore movie that no one's heard of, yeah?

But, boy, this movie brings the weirdness. Everything you like (or don't like) about Fulci reigns supreme in this sucker, and it's best to go into it with no preconceptions regarding plot. Because there really isn't much of one - if there is, it's definitely non-linear and uses a lot of dream logic. There are zombies, alchemists, satanic painters, a blind woman with a ferocious dog, and killer tarantulas(!). The movie has everything, and it's beautifully shot from beginning to end with tremendous atmostphere. It's like if David Lynch made a gore movie - this would be the one. Forget about logic and coherence, and just go with it! Yeah, baby!

In honor of my favorite holiday Halloween, every day this October here on BRAIN POOP I'm going to provide a sketch and a little info from an obscure (and maybe not-so-obscure) horror movie that I love! EVERY SINGLE DAY of October! Stay tuned!

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If you would like to purchase originals, prints, or commission artwork, you can contact me at terbybrown@yahoo.com

Sunday, October 2, 2011

OCTOBER 2011 HORROR SKETCH 2 - Bloody Pit of Horror



Behold! The Crimson Executioner! Bloody Pit of Horror (1965), yet another Italian masterpiece of crap (original title Il Boia Scarlatto), is a big mess of a movie, but a lot of fun.

Revived when a photo crew dismantles a seal to a coffin in an old,dark castle dungeon they're shooting in, The Crimson Executioner's spirit possesses the body of the castle's owner and torture chamber goodness ensues with hot chicks, stupid guys, and a muscle-bound buffoon stalking and killing pretty much everyone (Mickey Hargitay - Mariska's dad and Jayne Mansfield's husband - before she was beheaded in a terrible car accident, of course. I can't imagine he'd be her husband when she had no head afterwards).

This kitschy piece of 60's shlock is (unintentionally) hilarious and fun! Check out Bloody Pit of Horror if you ever have the chance. It's a wild ride, and stupid as hell!

In honor of my favorite holiday Halloween, every day this October here on BRAIN POOP I'm going to provide a sketch and a little info from an obscure (and maybe not-so-obscure) horror movie that I love! EVERY SINGLE DAY of October! Stay tuned!

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If you would like to purchase originals, prints, or commission artwork, you can contact me at terbybrown@yahoo.com

Saturday, October 1, 2011

OCTOBER 2011 HORROR SKETCH 1 - City of the Living Dead



Catriona MacColl drooling wildly in the opening seance sequence of Lucio Fulci's amazing 1980 film City of the Living Dead (AKA Paura nella cittĂ  dei morti viventi AKA The Gates of Hell). A fantastic movie that Quentin Tarantino stole from pretty exclusively for Kill Bill: Volume 2 almost shot-for-shot in the "buried alive" sequence. A great spaghetti zombie movie!

In honor of my favorite holiday Halloween, every day this October here on BRAIN POOP I'm going to provide a sketch and a little info from an obscure (and maybe not-so-obscure) horror movie that I love! EVERY SINGLE DAY of October! Stay tuned!

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If you would like to purchase originals, prints, or commission artwork, you can contact me at terbybrown@yahoo.com

Friday, September 30, 2011

LUCIDITY PREVIEW - page 20, panel 4 inks



Another little teaser for late October's Bleating Goat release of Michael Kessler's comic book Lucidity (with art by ME, baby, ME).

I liked this little panel work-in-progress, so I thought I'd share it with you all.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hiding in the Shadows 2




Okay - a new sketchie for you here today. I like her shoulders. You?

Also, October is almost here. How weird is that?

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Neighbors




I'm really sick, so I figured I'd post an oldy but a goody from way back in 2009 that I did. I don't know why, but this is just hilarious to me. Perhaps it's what we don't see.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Boobs for Breakfast!



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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ever Had One of Those Days?



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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Got Boobs?



I can't sleep, so this beautiful, bountiful torso came from the depths of insomnia instead. I hope you enjoy out there. You know who you are.

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Hiding in the Shadows



Just another quick warm-up sketch in a sketchbook.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

600th Anniversary Blog Post!

Welcome to my 600th post here on my blog. To celebrate: extremely random pics from my sketchbooks, all done in a variety of manners.





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