20 April 2014

Locust Demon On Vacation

(c)2014 Ralf Schulze
 Illustration of a Demon.  Same old 8.5 x 11 Colored acid-free cardstock paper.  With Acrylic paint, ink (just a bit), and colored pencil.  {notice the extra talons/legs created with colored pencil}
(c)2014 Ralf Schulze

L - Stages

(c)2014 Ralf Schulze
 As a "painted only" work, this was waiting for me to embellish for a while.
Then it became obvious and i finished it a few days (finished mid February).
Only now getting to post it.
same old 8.5 x 11 acid free colored card-stock paper.
I only used Acrylic paint and Prismacolor pencil to create this(Surprise!  No Ink!).
It is currently framed with a bright red Ikea frame and looks fabulous hanging on my wall in the hall!
(c)2014 Ralf Schulze

Below is the paint only.

09 February 2014

Oddly Happy-Blue

(c)2014 Ralf Schulze

I just created this yesterday on some fine thick cardstock with ink and color pencil... signed at an angle because I like it horizontally and vertically...
(c)2014 Ralf Schulze

Small Faces

 I got a nice bunch of cardstock paper scraps recently and some are odd sized and odd colors and textures:
this Dinky Doo here is sharpie on a glittery pink and i added stickers. It's about 1.5" x 3"...                            

      This is on similar sized dark blue card stock with a serious slate-type texture. I just used colored pencil for this...

A goofy sketch on the back of a business card.  Blue and black ink with color pencil...

24 January 2014

Audition of the Wrong Bhuda

(c)2014 Ralf Schulze
Started last summer and it finally gelled a few days ago.  Had to trim this baby because I accidentally got grease spots on the piece.  It's too good to trash because of 2 tiny oil stains... if you really need to know look at the top right and bottom just to the right of my signature.
If you still want to buy the original it will cost you $120 unframed.  And of course I still have complete rights to use the image as I wish.
This is 8" x 10" otherwise same old acrylic paint, ink and color pencil on acid-free card stock paper.

26 October 2013

In The End

(c)1988 Ralf Schulze
A crazy, big (9 x 12) drawing with ink.  I was in a mode to do "Blind" drawings and then add to them.
That is why Dinky Doo looks odd... I drew him with my eyes closed.

"In the end, the future is Death"
"None of us will get out of Here alive!"

Another Envelope Art

(c)2013 Ralf Schulze
Titled "Fourth Reunion" and it's the same size and media as the others (click here). Media being ink and color pencil.... Love that kraftpaper color as a base...

09 October 2013


(c)2013 Ralf Schulze
I started this one on a bigger 12 x 12 acid-free card stock (made for scrap-booking) and trimmed it down to my standard 8.5 x 11.
The usual acrylic paint, ink and Color pencil.
Let me know what you think!

30 September 2013

Bone Field

(c)2013 Ralf Schulze
another 6 x 6 sketch on white bristol board with ink and color pencil.

Vice Growth

6x6 smooth bristol board with ink and subtle color pencil
(c)2013 Ralf Schulze

27 September 2013

Recent Envelope Art!

(c)2013 Ralf Schulze
 On a whim I decided to make some envelope art on these beautiful kraft colored envelopes. Approx 5 x 7
Enjoy them and please comment!

Feel free to send real snail mail to the return address you see!
I would love to see what you send!
original sent to nephew for birthday!

Look! I can draw Non-Abstract too!

This would be a cool envelope to receive a card in!

The "Cloud" card
This took the most time!

but it was worth it!

Fine Old Drawing title: "20 X 20"

(c)1986 Ralf Schulze
So, I used to work at a bronze art foundry where they made sculptures for artists in the very classic lost-wax method.  The company was Tallix and most people who worked there were also artists who were "struggling" including myself. 
At the time (1986) I was starting to draw mini-comix and I was participating in a lot of Mail-Art also.  And I came up with the idea of Tallix Funnies.   It was a great way to make fun of your co-workers, bosses and the artists who were essentially the "customer" of the foundry.  I did most of the first issue, but many talented people began contributing a lot of cool comics.
But I digress,  I wanted to get all 10 + 1 issues of Tallix Funnies on-line.  So I made a request on the Facebook page called Ex-Tallix employees for some help finding issues I no longer had.
Darren Lewis sent me a bunch of old issues along with the shown artwork of mine that I gave him all those many years ago.  I don't know what 20 x 20 means... maybe 20 horizontal lines -by- 20 vertical lines....
So that was an odd and long-winded  story to how I got back this old art of mine. 
It is ink marker and color pencil on 9 x 12 cardstock white paper.
I like how I made the circles appear with out being explicit.

04 September 2013


(c)2013 Ralf Schulze
 Newest addition!  started in February in Charlottesville (see start pic below)!  Same old acrylic paint, ink and color pencil on 8.5 x 11 acid-free colored paper!
This one was fun and just finally jumped at me after I looked at it in the mirror and saw the vertical potential.  But i signed it at an angle so it can be hung horizontally if the buyer desires.  For sale, of course, just email me at aardvarkf@yahoo.com!

mostly paint only

31 August 2013

Verdant Chaos

(c)2013 Ralf Schulze
This one is just black ink and color pencil on acid-free gray paper.

Started (ink done)


(c)2013 Ralf Schulze
Getting back in the groove (finally)
Newest in same old media and size.
Acrylic, Ink and color pencil on colored, acid-free, 8.5" x 11" cardstock paper.

Partially Done