Monthly Archives: November 2018
Thank you, everyone, for the great response to last month’s eBook giveaway, “Airhead In Space, Planet 3.” As promised, I’m giving away the next in the “Airhead” trilogy, “Airhead In Space, The Martian Conspiracy,” in which Airhead’s brain is swiped again, this time by Martians. This is not a story about a dumb blonde! Airhead is a twenty-third-century rocketship crash test dummy who works for JPL and NASA. Although he’s made of Kevlar, titanium and carbon fiber, he acts much like anyone else in the twenty-third century. The hilarious illustrated story involves aliens, seven dimensions, a digital sweetie, Hunter Thompson, little blue pills, an ex-wife, and some “R” rated activities in the “Low-Grav All Night Motel. Several happy readers have mentioned that I have a very unique and entertaining writing style that keeps them laughing page after page.
Do you remember “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson? Whether you do or not, you will laugh again and again as Johnny interviews Airhead and Alice, his ex-wife. This sci-fi fantasy story is available for a free download this Saturday and Sunday on Amazon/Kindle. Click here to download. This book is part of a three-episode series but can be read alone. I have also illustrated each of these books with dozens of insane sci-fi fantasy drawings that will also tickle your funny bone. You can read about the other two books when you go to Amazon, but to learn more about Airhead you can visit his website at airheadinspace.com. All three of these eBooks are also available in paperback.
Those of you who know me, know that I paint watercolors from life, usually in a realistic style. However, being a Gemini, I see this duality, like two sides of a coin, or in my case, opposite ends of the stick. Now and then, yesterday, for example, I like to get away from the realistic style that I usually work in, staring at images and photographs as I lay down each brushstroke. The other end of the proverbial stick, for me, is all the shit in my head, the stuff I think up, imagine or remember from a recent abduction.
I love Bisbee, but we all know it’s a little strange. Oh no, not you of course, but you know what I’m saying . . . So, yesterday my brain bubbled over and this came out, “The Bizbeings.” I’m not sure yet on how to detect Bisbonians. I’m sure that will also bubble over soon. With all the art crap I’ve got, it’s interesting that my favorite drawing tools are a number 2 pencil and a ballpoint pen. So, on a 9″ by 12″ sheet of Arches HP, I first drew everything in pencil, simplified. The ballpoint pen has the ability to draw a very faint line or a dark bold line and the whole range in between, something that the marker style pens cannot do. I drew over the pencil, refining, adding detail, having fun.
These are not, however, my only tools. They like me at the art supply store. I used a medium Faber-Castell marker to draw the six panels and outlined the lettering. At this point, I erased all the pencil marks with a kneaded eraser. The coloration is a variety of Winsor Newton watercolors, Tombow watercolor markers, bug juice, and alien blood.
So, until I get my next inspiration to paint something realistic, I offer you, “The Bizbeings.” This piece is for sale for $225. at my studio. Contact me if interested. I also take commissions. I do amazing portraits of people, kids, dogs, grandmas, or? Go to my website, www.vonprum.com to learn more about me and see lots of examples of my work. As always, thank you for visiting my page. Please leave a comment or a like or something.