Monday, October 8, 2018

Witch


Illustration I came up with randomly in the middle of the night. The muse loves to come see me just as I try to go to bed. lol

Halloween

I got to live out a childhood dream of being Micheal Myers for a haunted attraction last weekend. It was hot and uncomfortable, but I scared the living hell out of some folks and was laughing hard under my mask. 

Spirit of October

My latest painting has already sold and will soon ship. I am very pleased about it.

Monday, October 1, 2018

My Monster

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, I have created a monster of my own. I used what parts I could find and with a deadline hot on my heels I assembled him in a mad rush. 



Thursday, September 6, 2018

Evil Mind

Being twisted and very fond of Frankenstein and all kinds of other mad science horror, I have crafted a new beast for this years greatest holiday.

Meet Gustav, my evil brain monster!
He lives in a really big jar that glows with eerie green lights.

His smile is a tad on the creepy side.

The light does not help.
Hope you enjoyed him. Happy Haunting my fiends. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Monster Decor


Thanks to Southern Living and The Martha Stewart Show, my plant monsters, this one in particular, is my most famous work. Itis downloaded off of Pinterest at least twice a day. I think I have created better monsters, but what do I know. 



Mystic Vapors

I am working on some intro footage for a project and have been experimenting. I am getting some fun results. I am also working with fire and mandalas.                                                      




Monday, July 16, 2018

The Hand of Glory

The Hand of Glory
by
Ethan Black

Another project in the works, I always have a dozen or more. I will put this one together as a carnival freak show poster. 

Evil Hag


The Evil Hag
by
Ethan Black

I am going to complete this project in color very soon. I have already started. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Memento Mori


Memento Mori, by Ethan Black

I created this for print and for shirts. I hope to also create a series of tarot cards if I can get backing for it. I will also be turning this into a three part series that will include a witch and a burning scarecrow. They will be the October trinity.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Cerberus, by Ethan Black

An illustration I created for my Monster Encyclopedia. I have over one hundred of these illustrated and very little of the writing completed. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Mad Creator


This is only a fragment of a larger art project I am building. Frankenstein is 200 years old this year and I feel the need to commemorate it. 

Nature's Fury

Nature's Fury, by Ethan Black

 This mask was created with the idea that it represents nature's fury at our transgressions against it. It is a creature/god that punishes humanity.
                                                                                                                          

Krampus Mask

Krampus Mask, by Ethan Black

I still need to add fur, but otherwise, my new Krampus mask is done. I think I may create a full costume and keep this one. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

New Horrors

I have started three new monsters, each will be a little under two feet tall. They are off to a good start and I hope you enjoy them. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Necromancy and After Effects

I teach visual effects and in our 101 class we are playing with green screen and particle systems. My Halloween flair always shows when this subject comes up. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Halloween III: The Old Witch

Part one in a three part series, more to come. The Jack O Lantern mask is almost done. Stay tuned!  
"Yes kids, you too can own one of the big Halloween three. That's right, THREE horrific masks to chose from. They're fun, they're frightening, and they GLOW in the dark."

MerAngler

MerAngler came to me when one of my students asked me to draw a mermaid. I always put a dark spin on anything I draw. The face coming out of her tail is her mate. Female angler fish absorb their mate into themselves when they mate. 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Kurt Barlow


This sticker design is not close to ready for print, but I love Mr. Barlow and I wanted to share my progress. He should be done soon. I hope you enjoy him, and I am sure he will enjoy you as well. MWAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!

Punkenstein Progress

Working on another sticker. (and trying to put a store together) This one isn't ripe yet, but it is close and I want to share it. I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Bumper Sticker


The bumper sticker is being printed at this very moment. It is 4x6 and only fifty will be made. I hope you like it. Happy Haunting!

Now available on Etsy!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Artenstein

Efforts to prepare for this year's Monsters and Merriment are in full swing. I have a lot of Mad Science to preform if I am going to be ready to impress. Here is the very raw promo graphics. Enjoy and happy haunting! 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Nucklavee

This creature is evidence of evil fairies. He is a toxic monster that roams the roads at night assaulting travelers and damaging crops and farm animals. He comes from the sea, but fresh water seems to be a turn off for him. He is able to change his form and for some inexplicable reason he chooses this of a twisted horse and rider freak thing. Probably to make you fill your shorts. What a creep.


Abraxas

Abraxas is a strange looking demon with a very eclectic past. Many sources disagree on some major points and I felt like I was chasing my tail trying to get them straight. If you are interested in trying, good luck. Here is the Wiki page


A New Year

I hope everyone's year is off to a  good start. I have some stuff for you and some big plans this year. Lets get started, shall we? I have been very disorganized and there are many things I have made that I have failed to share with you. Sorry, my bad. First of all, this is my animated logo, that I plan, one day, to use while making videos for your enjoyment. I need some equipment to accomplish this, but we will get there.



Next, we have my green screen project from my days teaching film and animation at IADT of Nashville. Spooky fun stuff!




And last of all, we have an animatic storyboard I created for a client who never  followed through on his end of the agreement. Shocking, I know.