Friday, February 27, 2009


My friend, Richard, always doing these silly photoshopped images of his face into master painting and I thought I'd try it. I saw this Rembrandt painting and thought it would be fun to throw my face in there. Looks like I should have lightened the cheek and tip of the nose some. Actualy fooled with trying to paint the nose. Probably should have just stuck to the photo and manipulated it.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Angels and Demons

It was fun to get some briefs where I could put some women in there even if I didn't handle them as well as I would have liked. It's easy to do guys since I can just pose and shoot a photo since I make such a good monster. I however do not make a good woman and my wife doesn't like to pose so the females tend to have to be out of my head. Working on a way to improve my females. I hope to do some more pics with female heroines in August.

This batch is probably a little loose. Before I did this, I did several illos for Aberrant Games where I was anal retentive so I think this was a slight backlash. Trying to find a good ground between reference,imagination, and straight photos and then techniques with rendering. I feel more lost than ever but much happier since I'm at least trying to discover something which I hadn't been able to do for a while.

Taxes are going to destroy me.I owe much more than I expected. :( Not sure if I'll be getting a booth at GenCon after all. The baby's due date alone is already making that questionable but I'm afraid if I don't do it this year, I never will.

Also, I'll be give a lecture and demo at the Art Academy of Cincinnati on Feb.26th. If you go to school there, weasel your way into Ken Henson's illustration class on that day. Should be fun.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Figure Drawings

Just finished one of my "moleskine" sketchbooks that have the super thin paper. I've pretty much been exclusively using it for figure drawings so I thought I'd show some of them. Last one is definitely my favorite. One of the few times where the face is remotely close.