14 December 2017

Rebirth - Monster drawing Rally - 1708 gallery Richmond

(c) Ralf Schulze
Another piece I created at the cool and fun Monster Drawing Rally at 1708 Gallery here in Richmond! and I have a paint only pic down below.

13 December 2017

Blue Dream- MDR 1708 Gallery 2017

(c) Ralf Schulze
This was a fine piece!  Usual media and format.
 but the bold blue vs. the acrylic red-orange made for some really cool darkness.
This was the first one I finished at the Rally and it sold!


11 December 2017

Mars - MDR 2017

(c) Ralf Schulze
second from the Monster Drawng Rally at 1708 Galleryusual format and media.

02 December 2017

The Burnt Orange Frenzy

(c) Ralf Schulze
the usual size and media.
years in the works... never sure where it should go.
Here it is and I like it,  But a little overdone.

27 November 2017

So Real

(c) Ralf Schulze
ink and color pencil on acid free card stock.  8.5 x 11

15 November 2017

Nude Ascending a Rose

(c) Ralf Schulze
Mostly paint! with some ink.  no color pencil!
usual 8.5 x 11 acid free card stock.
My scanner is old and not making background all same color.

08 November 2017

"Infant" art card

(c) Ralf Schulze
watercolor and color pencil.
ACEO sized on thick watercolor paper

29 October 2017


(c) Ralf Schulze
the alternate title for this is "the upside down"
this was fun.... still getting used to a white gel pen.
only 6.5 x 5.0 using acrylic paint and ink and color pencil

22 October 2017


(c) Ralf Schulze
started around May this year.  no paint. only  ink and color pencil.
I really like how it turned out!

This is what was started in April/ May 2017

16 October 2017


(c) Ralf Schulze
ink and color pencil on watercolor paper.
approx 5 x 6.5 in.

15 October 2017

Mik Rez & Friends

(c) Ralf Schulze
Thinking about my old friend who passed away almost 5 years ago.

at a certain point, early on while drawing this, I knew it was of him.  The rest just came to me. 
I still don't know if it means anything.
I still miss him.

07 October 2017

odd little sketch thing

(c) Ralf Schulze
curious sketch on kraft card stock approx 4,5 x 6,5

acrylic, red ink , white gel pen, graphite pencil.

17 September 2017

The Incomplete Enchanter

(c) Ralf Schulze
white gel pen, graphite pencil and red pencil on kraft colored card stock  approx 5" x 6.25"
Had fun with this experiment

11 September 2017

Powder Love

(c) Ralf  Schulze
Ink, white gel pen and color pencil on beige acid-free card stock.  8.5 x 11

05 September 2017

Mother Earth

(c)Ralf Schulze
Started the acrylic back in 2014. Then cut it down to 5.5" x 8.5".
Embelished with color pencil, ink and white gel pen.
signed at top left for no particular reason.

29 August 2017

That Place Below

(c)Ralf Schulze
Another psychedelic experiment with ink and color pencil on that wonderful background of brown kraft paper!  This is approx  6,5" x 5.0"
Had fun with pure white high quality gel pen!
This is going to my nephew as a belated birthday gift.  Sending tomorrow (8-30-2017)

17 August 2017

August Startings

current work started and continuing to play with!
The usual kraft paper card stock and regular 8.5 x 11 stuff.

22 July 2017

16 July 2017

Sand Storm

(c) Ralf Schulze
started this 7-8 years ago while visiting friend in C'ville on 12 x 12 acid-free cardstock.  it sat in my pile of unfinished works for years, then I trimmed it down to 8.5 x 11.  Finally decided it was done on July 8th.     It is Acrylic paint, ink, pencil and color pencil.

15 July 2017

Funky Beats of Life

(c) Ralf Schulze
This was done around the 4th of July.  It is postcard sized (6 in. x 4 in.) watercolor, pencil, ink, and some color pencil on thick watercolor paper.  Gotta do more of these and send to artist friends!  If you want an original Ralf work via postcard, either comment here or on the Facebook post that linked this or msg me on FB.

09 July 2017

Another ACEO

(c) Ralf Schulze
This one was fun! Watercolor, ink and color pencil on thick watercolor paper!
A BIG  60mm x 90mm! Original
finished early May this year.  Just scanned it!

07 July 2017

Skull ACEO

(c) Ralf Schulze
One of the art cards in a big batch started in April.       Really didn't do anything else to this.
ACEO is "Art Cards, Editions & Originals". The size is only 2.5" x 3.5" (same size as a baseball card!)  Mine are always originals.

This is only watercolor and ink on thick watercolor paper.

04 July 2017

04 June 2017

Cool find from 1983

(c) Ralf Schulze
 My old friend in Florida sent me this scan of one of my pieces I gave him back around end of college days.
And guess what, it is 8.5 x 11 with acrylic, ink and color pencil!  The size and media I've always been into!

28 May 2017


(c) Ralf Schulze
approx 5 x 7 ink and color pencil on acid-free kraft card stock.

15 May 2017

... and The Holy Ghost

(c) Ralf Schulze
Been creating these Ink and color pencil only pieces in a "cross/plus-sign" composition lately and this is one of my favorites!
I am not religious in any usual way, but always am open minded and think that our human existence is the most profound thing in this world.  Not to mention that the Golden Rule is always the best idea.

I also believe that if YOU are offended, That is your personal issue, not the offender's.

This was created earlier this year, Probably  around February.

10 May 2017

Art Card: "Careful"

(c) Ralf Schulze
Another art card.  Watercolor, ink and color pencil on thick watercolor paper.
Sent to friend down south.

05 May 2017

Art Card: "Winter Marks"

(c) Ralf Schulze
Extruded this painterly original art card or ACEO (Art Card Editions or Original) using my patent pending "Art-Card-Window" from a larger, nondescript work.
there is plenty of acrylic paint via painting knife on this little doozy.
Acrylic paint, ink and color pencil on brown acid-free card stock.

02 May 2017


(c) Ralf Schulze
A recent art card (2.5" x 3.5") made with watercolor, ink and color pencil on thick watercolor paper.
I gave it to my parents.

30 April 2017

Ghost Worm

(c) Ralf Schulze
Finished this during a Meetup of
"Aspiring Artists of Richmond"

Acrylic paint, ink and color pencil on 8.5 x 11  dark gray acid-free card stock.

signed at an angle because it looks good horizontal or vertical.

currently framed as shown.

26 April 2017

While Watching Baseball's World Series Final Game

(c) Ralf Schulze
I'm not a sports fan at all. But I'm willing to watch Baseball because the pace suits my demeanor.  So I stayed up late with a sketch book and some beers and even called my Friend Bill, who I knew was watching too.  We had a good time chatting and watching.  This is one of the better sketches.
I was not trying to draw the game just getting the vibe from it.

23 April 2017

Happy Apocalypse

(c) Ralf Schulze
Archival ink markers on acid-free white card stock.
It is 5.5" x 8.5".  Finished it in February.

18 April 2017

More Envelope Art!

(c) Ralf Schulze
Always have fun with these!
If you comment your address I might send you one!

15 April 2017

Ink Doodling

(c) Ralf Schulze
Not sure if this is 2016 or 2017.
its about 5 x 7 Archival ink marker on paper

12 April 2017

Collaboration with Bill

(c) William Randazzo and Ralf Schulze
Around Christmas last year, visited my old pal and fellow Fool, William Randazzo and we made some art together at his place.  Always fun stuff!

10 April 2017

Monster Drawing Rally

the usual 8.5 x 11.0
Did the paint part in advance and added the ink and color pencil at the "rally" -- Once I sit down at my place, I have 1 hr to create what I can.  This is one of the 3 I did within that hour!
Usual 8.5 x 11 acrylic paint, ink and color pencil.

The Rally was at the 1708 Gallery in Richmond VA on Dec. 10 2016  click here for info

Abstract 1982

(c) Ralf Schulze
Old drawing from 1982-3.  My parents had it for years.  Mostly color pencils.

Monster Drawing Rally

(c) Ralf Schulze
Did the paint part in advance and added the ink and color pencil at the "rally" -- Once I sit down at my place, I have 1 hr to create what I can.  This is one of the 3 I did within that hour!
Usual 8.5 x 11 acrylic paint, ink and color pencil.

The Rally was at the 1708 Gallery in Richmond VA on Dec. 10 2016  here

08 April 2017

Lingering Demons

(c) Ralf Schulze
ink and color pencil on pinkish gray, acid-free card stock.  8.5 x 11.0

25 March 2017


(c) Ralf Schulze
Ink and color pencil on gray, acid-free card stock.
8.5 in. x 11.0 in.

01 March 2017

Need to post more art here!

Haven't posted in ? Months!  

But still making art, just haven't posted.

I was thinking of posting and retro dating the posts, but that's just a cheat to make the viewers think I'm a regular poster.  Let' see how this goes.  
Might just retro date the posts after all!  
Yup I'm going for it!  today is actually Monday, May 29 2017... Memorial Day, so don't let the "post date" fool you!