Jan 19 2015

Something New

Here’s something new I’m working on.

John the Baptist, charcoal drawing, kevin parks art, portrait

study for John the Baptist


Jan 7 2015

Orange Trees

On January 1st. I managed to do a painting in one sitting. I feel like that was/is a good way to start 2015. I took a short drive and photographed some local orange groves and tried something outside of my comfort zone. I hope this is the beginning of “fruitful” period of painting for this year.

orange trees, orange grove, gouache painting, landscape, kevin parks

Orange Trees – 6×6 gouache on board


Dec 31 2014

Experimenting with Paint

I have been trying my hand at painting again and enjoying it very much. I didn’t realize how much I missed oils until I broke them out again. I also discovered this wonderful stuff called cold wax medium. It allows for some really amazing textures.

Untitled No. 1  10" x 10" oil/cold wax on wood panel

Untitled No. 1 – 10″ x 10″ oil/cold wax on wood panel

Untitled No. 2  11" x 14" oil/cold wax on wood panel

Untitled No. 2 – 11″ x 14″ oil/cold wax on wood panel

Untitled No. 3  10" x 10" oil/cold wax on wood panel

Untitled No. 3 – 10″ x 10″ oil/cold wax on wood panel

Untitled No. 4  8" x 8" oil/cold wax on wood panel

Untitled No. 4 – 8″ x 8″ oil/cold wax on wood panel

Untitled No. 5  10" x 10" oil/cold wax on wood panel

Untitled No. 5 – 10″ x 10″ oil/cold wax on wood panel

Untitled No. 6  8" x 8" mixed media on wood panel

Untitled No. 6 – 8″ x 8″ mixed media on wood panel

Botanical No. 1 - 10" x 10" mixed media on canvas

Botanical No. 1 – 10″ x 10″ mixed media on canvas

Botanical No. 2 - 10" x 10" mixed media on canvas

Botanical No. 2 – 10″ x 10″ mixed media on canvas

Botanical No. 3 - 12" x 12" mixed media on canvas panel

Botanical No. 3 – 12″ x 12″ mixed media on canvas panel


Dec 9 2014

DareDevil Portrait Completed

I can finally post this painting now that I have given it to my friend George at Hypno Comics as a thank-you for his generosity and all around coolitude.

I put more hours in this thing than I care to admit but it feels great to be moving paint around again. Right moving on now.

DareDevil, comic book, comics, portrait, acrylic painting, kevin parks, art,

4 x 4 inches, acrylic on wood panel.


Oct 6 2014

inktober

So far I’ve only be able to create an ink drawing every other day so I think I will stick to that rhytym rather than play catch-up. So here are my first 3. I hope to do lots of experimenting to find what suits me best as I don’t really ink stuff that often.

Neo drawing, brush, ink, kevin parks art, #inktober

Neo from the Matrix as a cartoon character. Ink w/brush. #inktober

 

Skull drawing, ballpoint pen, ink, kevin parks art, #inktober

Skull, Ballpiont pen #inktober

 

Skull drawing, mixed media inks, kevin parks art, #inktober

Birdman, ink experiment with different inks and tools. #inktober

 

I pretty much blew it for Inktober got too busy with work and family but here is one more I didn’t have time to post:

kevin parks, portrait, pen and ink, homeless man, man on the street

Man on the street, experimental ink on bristol board.


Sep 25 2014

DareDevil Portrait

I’m working up an idea for a DareDevil portrait for my friend George as a thank you for his generosity. I haven’t decided if this will be finished in acrylics or oils yet.

DareDevil, Comic book portrait, pencil, Kevin Parks,

DD preliminary drawing

Added the background graphic. I need to fix the horns when I transfer the sketch:

DareDevil, comic book portrait, kevin parks art, pencil sketch,

almost ready to paint

I got some good feedback so I tried one more sketch to fix some rough spots such as the slightly elongated head.

DareDevil, comic book portrait, kevin parks, pencil sketch,

final sketch?

Okay one more, now I think I’m ready to paint. Funny how the simplest drawings give you the most trouble.

DareDevil, comicbook portrait, pencil sketch, kevin parks

ready to get paintin’

 


Aug 17 2014

To the Bat-sketch

The transfer drawing for a painting I am working on for an upcoming comic convention.

kevin parks, sketch, portrait, Batman, Adam West, painting

Transfer drawing

 

UPDATE: I’ve been having trouble finding the time to get back to this so I thought I’d show a little preview:

Batman, Adam West portrait, kevin parks, acrylic painting,

the process so far


Jun 4 2014

Koko el Mental

Well apologies first,  I had a very bad cold and cough the last 4 weeks really slowing me down so I kinda rushed this one to make it into a group show based on the four basic elements. This is not my best work but not my worst either, The Koko the clown character has always been a favorite of mine and I thought if I ever painted him it would have to be at least as weird as the old cartoons, so there ya go. I hope I can revisit this later and paint it up right.

portrait, Koko the clown, pencil and digital art, cartoon, mystical art, kevin parks art,

final painting

Here is the initial sketch:

portrait, Koko the clown, pencil and digital art, cartoon, mystical art, kevin parks art,

rough sketch


May 14 2014

Post It Peeps 14

Time for another Doodle Dump

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!

Post It sketch, doodle, portrait, Kevin Parks, Kevin Parks Artist, Pencil sketch, Cat Lady

Oh, excuse me

Post It sketch, doodle, portrait, Kevin Parks, Kevin Parks Artist, Pencil sketch, Incredible Bulk

I assure you I haven’t smashed anything

Post It sketch, doodle, portrait, Kevin Parks, Kevin Parks Artist, Pencil sketch, Robo Grill

nice grill

portrait, Kevin Parks, Kevin Parks Artist, Pencil sketch, Robo Gear

He’s all geared up

portrait, Kevin Parks, Kevin Parks Artist, Pencil sketch, Sup

hey buuudee

 

portrait, Kevin Parks, Kevin Parks Artist, Pencil sketch, Twit

twitterpated

 


May 4 2014

May the Fourth

No its not the name of Aunt May’s great grand-daughter, its Star Wars day (que the John Williams fanfare). I have been neglecting my humble sketchblog lately due to a lot of much needed freelance work but I wanted to do some kinda Star Wars doodle for today so here you have it. Its our favorite Who shot first gag, Greedo from the original Star Wars.

sketch, kevin parks, star wars fan art, pencil sketch, cartoon, sci-fi

Next time more shootin’ and less talkin’