If you’re a fan of Disney’s Jungle Cruise, you should recognize this scene. In the park, the dangers are tongue and cheek. In this illustration, a passenger seems to have met a grizzly end. The boats are based on the African Queen — the same boat Disney based theirs on.
I’ve been looking at a lot of older illustrations lately. I thought it would be fun to render a pop culture image that felt a few decades out of step with the illustration style.
The KTMA Public access version of Mystery Science Theater 3000 had a look all it’s own. Even stranger and more cobbled together. The bots are noticeably more primitive. This illustration is based on one of my favorite episodes from this early incarnation of the show.
More MST3K fan art. Some of the home video releases get cool posters, others don’t. When they don’t, I occasionally draw my own.
A detailed recreation of the gang patch from the cult movie "The Warriors". This is not a scan or a screen capture, but an entirely new drawing based upon a screen worn costume. The original drawing was very simple, I've added quite a bit of detail. This is an homage, not a direct copy.
As a kid, I was a big fan of the Rockford Files. The show featured a running gag about Jim Rockford’s yellow pages ad. I went looking for the ad of a t-shirt, and could only find low quality screen captures. I did find the photograph that the original as was based on. So, I drew this homage to the original. Like the original, this phonebook ad doesn’t include a phone number…
The second is a series of illustrations about a hapless steamboat captain.
This illustration is the first in a series that explore the exploits of the captain of a rum soaked cruise through a nondescript Disney inspired tropical jungle.
This illustration was mainly an excuse to play with dappled "jungle" light.
I made this illustration our cat for my wife on our 24th wedding anniversary.
This is a drawing of Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room birds and one of the little tiki's that drop from the tree in the waiting area behind the Dole Whip stand.
This illustration is a blend of tiki culture and retro sci-fi. The drink, the Lunar Ambrosia, is blended and features glowing ice cubes for effect.
I've always been a fan of the villainous space queens in 50's sci-fi. They're constantly ordering people to their deaths while lamenting the resourcefulness of the story's hero. A hero that they secretly love...
This illustration was inspired by a tiki mug that I bought from House of Tabu. I began to imagine how the cracks and crevices a traditional wooden tiki might blend into the gnarled wrinkles of a mummy. That got me thinking about how trees in the high desert seem to grow out of rocks with tough, finger like, roots.
Anyway, this drawing is named for the drink I came up with to fill the mug I bought. Ancient Egypt was known for beer. I decided to concoct a tiki-beer-coctail. I think that it worked pretty well.
This illustration is based on my version of Don the Beachcomber's original recipe. The tiki is based upon petroglyphs I photographed on the Big Island, Vintage masks and the voodoo version of zombies.
This is a classic blended drink from Don The Beachcomber. It's usually a reasonably mild drink (by tiki drink standards). Mine gets a significant kick from the very strong homemade liqueur I make.
A new series of illustrations inspired by some of my favorite tiki drinks. The recipe is basically from Beach Bum Berry's book. The tiki figure is based on a petroglyph I photographed on the Big Island.
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