29 January 2015


I originally started this almost 3 years ago, but it sat it a pile of " what about these cool paint starters" for nearly 2.5 years.  I started playing with it a bunch of months ago and finally finished it last night! 
The Title has absolutely nothing to do with the process.  The red is so intense, it was hard to fathom, let alone make it work with the rest of the image.
Same old 8.5 x 11acid-free card stock with acrylic paint and ink and color pencil.  see the paint-only scan below.
(c)2015 Ralf Schulze

27 January 2015

No Ears

A doodle / sketch page of aliens and monsters that do not have ears.  Done a few years ago.  Just off the top of my head and quite fast.  I think I was a Meetup of Aspiring cartoonists at the time.  I still keep in touch with them via facebook.

25 January 2015

Underground Hideout

(c)2015 Ralf Schulze
Another 5.5" x 4.0" Kraft paper sketch.  I like working with the limited pallet.

23 January 2015

Why I Have No Ears - Stinky Poo 1989

(c)1989 Ralf Schulze
Back in 1989 I did a lot of comix and had a character named Dinky Doo.
I also used speedball or crow quill tips on a dip pen to ink the comix.  I am a lefty and push my drawing utensil and sometimes when I used a ink pen, it would splat and mess everything up.
I did a bunch of Stinky poo comix and let the splats happen for the fun of it!
This one has never been published (Ha, published! Like my printing out 50 copies of a minicomic was a publication).
If you look close at the 2nd panel, I used an "oops!" rubberstamp I have!

21 January 2015

Old Ink & Watercolor that really never jelled

(c) Ralf Schulze
This 4" x 6" piece has been kicking around for 20 years and every once in a while I would do a little something to it and never be be quite satisfied with the results. 
 I think I added a little color pencil a couple of years ago.

I used real India Ink with a dip / quill type pen for the initial outlines.

it is on very thick watercolor paper.

Maybe I'll send it to a friend as an actual postcard Soon!

20 January 2015

Mr.Suburbia 3D Model Solidworks

About 4 years ago when we started using Solidworks at my job, I played with it to create a Mr. Suburbia Head.
Took a few lunch hours to get it right.
I featured a video of it in a video back then. 

Click Here to Check out the video

17 January 2015

Great In-process art from September 2014

Made new "paint"on paper to work on for the future back in September 2014.
cool stuff and fun times.
Thanks Dave!

15 January 2015

Versions of Variables

(c)2015 Ralf Schulze
This is on kraft-colored acid free card stock.  Only 5.5" x 4" and I worked on this last night and this evening! 
Ink and color pencil.
Essentially a study in Black, white and sepia tones.
I had fun and let things just flow!

13 January 2015

My First ACEO / Art Card / Sketch Card Revisited - kind of...

(c)2010 Ralf Schulze
This is a digitally colored image of my very first Art Card (baseball card sized [2.5" x 3.5"])

Please check out the post of the actual card that I hand colored with watercolor back in 2010, here.

Please check it out! click this now!

I manipulated it back in 2010 and  didn't have any fancy digital image manipulation software then and I still refuse to buy anything like that.  I use Gimp (open source) and  Corel Painter Essentials 4 if I really need to do some semi-high-tech stuff. 
I'm old-school and prefer to hand color stuff!
What i do like about the generally recent technology is the ability to scan or photograph so cheaply and have the "process" available to view!

11 January 2015


(c)2015Ralf Schulze
New art
Only 4" x 6" (postcard-size)
ink and color pencil.
 some "spots' are part of the paper...

09 January 2015

Another Video: The C Words

Another Video from the same day as the previous post!
So this post makes me even on the every-other day art post (I prefer odd # days)

08 January 2015

Video: The C-word

Shot this video while walking around Stony Brook University this past summer.  Some videos ended up on youtube but this one is so short and weird...
I actually put this up on a little "Art-share" site I like FeedForward.  You should check it out.
Don't forget to turn on the sound. This is kid-friendly, really.

06 January 2015

more original Christmas cards to fill the posts until I FINISH some new art.

 Three more original Christmas cards that I made a few years ago.
Tomorrow I'll be caught up!
 gave this one "Cheers!" to Amy at work.
Gave the Shopper with the green hat - "christmas" to Brooke at work!

05 January 2015

Playing Ketchup in the "post-every-other-day" Game -Merry Christmas Past

 Using 1940's magazine cut outs on black card stock with some acrylic paint, color pencils, ink and stickers, I made a batch of fun Christmas card "Originals" a few years back.
Here are three in the set of semi-pin-up adverts. WITH SILLY LONG SANTA HATS!

Okay!  Keeping up with the posts.

I've joined a Meetup for Aspiring Artists of Richmond  and hope this helps get my creativity going!  Also plan to do more Mail Art!  

04 January 2015

Post: Every-Other-Day 2015

Happy New year to all and welcome to my new-years-resolution-style-posting-rules:

Okay, On a whim I decided to post something every other day this year in response to my pal, Hal Weaver's vow to post an Image-a-Day!  there is a slight difference and I think I have a disadvantage, but that;s okay.
Hal will post an image a day.
My blog was started and continues to be only My art (old and New).  But now with a slightly new challenge of posting something every other day!  This is really good to get my creative juices going, so I sat down and started and continued some works in progress for a couple of hours.  But I did not finish anything. not to worry.

  So I will post some of my Illustrated Christmas Cards of the past to fill this initial void.

My apologies to anyone who is sick of Christmas stuff.... I don't care . . .  I don't have may folks looking at this blog.  It is mostly to get me to make more art and get it out there!

So, here is a rubber stamp I carved of Frosty the Snowman gone Fishing.  I did it on one of those silly "BigMistake" erasers you could buy for $1 in the 1990's.   It's about 4.5" tall and I added some fish on the sides using a rolling stamp I bought!  I sent a bunch of these out to friends, back in 1995 (+/-2 years) as postcards for Christmas!
approx (c)1995 Ralf Schulze