27 February 2015

Ointment Service

(c)2015 Ralf Schulze
Found some new kraft color paper and did up this study.
its is 5 x 7

25 February 2015

23 February 2015

Yellow Computer Doodle

Ralf 2013
I played with computer  art.  I used a Bamboo tablet with a Corel program and found it interesting.
The Bamboo tablet was kinda cool because it conveyed the pressure of your stylus to the strength of the line / brush-strock.

But in the end, Since I work on a computer every day - 12-days a week.  I figure that I need a break from perfection and have to keep making art using those occasionally unerasable media called ink and paint.
  Currently I am in a Artist's equililent of a writer's Block.

21 February 2015

Unstart of cool owl watercolor and ink

I made this a decade and a half ago based on a piece I saw at the VMA here in Richmond at the time

19 February 2015

Lost My Horn - Album cover - Mr. Suburbia

Even though I made this 4 years ago and we made various other covers for the potential CD by Mr. Suburbia.
It still has not been " Released"

17 February 2015

Dinky Doo Finisher - New Bit

(c)1986 Ralf Schulze
Another Dinky stories page.   I love how nearly spontaneous this looks, yet I am sure I stressed a little over some of the details.

All good.  I've got new ideas in mind,
So don't think I'm just filling this blog up with old minicomix pages - day-by-day.

They are good filler - since I can only post my art.

had some hardish times lately  that kept me away from art; with power out on Sunday the 15th and work stress during most of the week and then frozen pipes recently...

15 February 2015

Dinky the "doo"

(c)1986 Ralf Schulze
Back cover of "Dinky Stories #2"
I did some playful "blind" drawings of my characters back then in 1986.
This i did with my eyes closed and then added the circle and outlining and cross-hatching.
Purely for fun.

13 February 2015

The World of Dinky Doo is Nuts

(c) 1986 Ralf Schulze
Another page from my sophomore effort at a mini-comic back in 1986 - DINKY STORIES #2.

This page is so silly.  I noticed that I forgot Dinky's arms in the bottom left image!  OOPS!

I must have been high on Dinking.

Happy Friday the Thirteenth to everyone.

11 February 2015

Stupid Stamp Strip

(c) 1986 Ralf Schulze
This is from my minicomic, Dinky Stories #2.  Three carved rubber-stamps and some word balloons! (with subtle embellishments)
I was 26 years old and this was my sense of humor then. 
I still think it is funny.
The last panel is a rubber stamp of Dinky Doo, the "poortagonist" of the minicomic.

09 February 2015

Sketchy Train Ride

(c)2012 Ralf Schulze
this was a sketchbook page from 3 years ago, when I was taking the train up to Long island to get my current vehicle from my brother.  It was mostly created on the LIRR and sometimes when the ride got bumpy , it also created creative accidents on the page!

07 February 2015

Life Drawing - Cool odd colors

(c)1983 Ralf Schulze
Found an old big sketch pad from College days.
 This one was a keeper.
18 x 24 made with a marker and dry color pastels (white, green and  red)
The pad is a Aquabee Fashion pad using thickish gray Newsprint-style paper.

05 February 2015

Bowl Man Cast Bronze

(c)1991 Ralf Schulze
Made this little guy many years ago!  While I worked at a small Bronze art Foundry shop in Brewster NY, they had a Christmas Holiday contest most every year to make a small edition (the size of the # of employees).  The only rule was to keep it within approx 3" cubed.   I won the contest in 1991 and about 15 people got one of these tiny little three legged bowl guys. 
The bowl is about 2.25" diameter, but with the added  "Hand"les, he is about 4.25" wide.  He is only 2" tall.  I created him originally in wax (not my favorite media - since i worked in the metal end of the bronze sculpture process) and he turned out fine! In the last pic you might see my name "RALF" on the back leg.
This is my only cast bronze sculpture!  All my others are welded or brazed together by me.

03 February 2015

In the Beginning there were Fools

(c)2000Ralf Schulze
great old comic panel that never saw the light of day.
Starring Mr. Suburbia and Dinky Doo, aka "The Fools"

01 February 2015

"Bug Eye Guy" Welded Bronze Sculpture

(c)1988 Ralf Schulze

Made this sculpture in 1988 from bronze casting scraps and an old Baush & Lomb eye testing machine part.
He's about 12 inches tall, 10 inches wide and 14 inches long.
His right "eye" is adjustable... it can rotate (see last three pics)
I just took these photographs today.

Another shot.