1975 . . . It begins!!! An early
originally went to college on two art scholarships. After the
semester I switched to Industrial Technology and Graphic Arts
Management because I decided I wanted to actually be able to get a job
after graduation. So, find on this page some assorted fun
from back in the day.
Above is a diorama mash-up I created. It features giant atomic turtle Gamera attacking a
historically accurate build of Matsumoto castle in Nagano, Japan. Both
the castle and Gamera are done in an exact and matching 1/350 scale.
Ito Ogami the
baby cart assassin
is a more recent drawing of one of my dogs. He's a Catahoula
Leopard Dog so it's tricky to get all the spots just right!
is a layout map I made for myself for a keisho polish on an insanely
complex ju-monji yari I worked on.|
Bob Dylan drawing I did back in high school. Bob Dylan invented rap music in 1965 with the release of the song "Subterranean Homesick Blues". Disagree? Come at me bro!
This is an
oshigata I made of a
early Showa era blade by the Seki smith Fukumoto Amahide. This sword is
interesting in that it has beautiful choji utsuri, a feature most
commonly associated with Koto blades. I wrote an article about this
sword that was published in the journal of the JSS/US a while back.
In Japan, making exact drawings of swords like this is
considered an art form.
from an old water color. Not great, but it won
a state art competition back in high school.
points if you can guess the model!
A small sketch: armor on box with
it occurs to me that my own art is not particularly amazing, so
included below are a few original art pieces from my collection. These
are pages from a comic book adaptation of a novel that I helped write.
It was originally titled "Ghost Sword", but ended up being
the title Witchblade
in 2002. These 2 pages were drawn by professional comic book
Keu Cha and inked by Jay Leisten. Click on the art pages
below for cover
gallery and sample chapters from Mike Baron's
original novel Witchblade: Ghost Sword.
FREE Ghost Sword
audio book mp3 files
graphic from college
featuring Ippon seoinage. Logo, text and color were added for
1980's style Optimus Prime by DAVE!