Friday, 9 December 2016

PAINTINGS - SAX PLAYER (1984)

Unknown Sax player - acrylics on blue paper (1984)


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

THE CRUSADERS TIMETEAM ARTWORK

Earlier today I posted on Twitter the pencils for one of my earliest Timeteam illustrations for The Crusaders. One of the replies was from original Timeteam member Richard Bignell. Richard bought the artwork from me over 12 years ago and sent me a scan of it which I share here. It's lovely to be re-aquainted with an old friend like this and the art has retained much of it's original vibrancy ( obviously it's been kept away from sunlight which will fade the colour). Also below are the pencils I tweeted. Enjoy!

My Twitter account is https://twitter.com/AS1963




Friday, 2 December 2016

FOR SALE - THE MUTANTS

I'm putting up for sale the last of the Jon Pertwee Timeteam original artworks I still own. This is a vintage piece of Dr Who art from the classic era of the series. The artwork is in b/w ink on hot pressed watercolour paper - size 280mm/180mm plus a 1 inch white border. Ideal for framing. Price is £90.00 inc. P@P ( UK only). Please enquire for overseas sales.

If interested contact me directly at adrian.salmon@btinternet.com




Thursday, 27 October 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERNIE WRIGHTSON

In honour of Bernie Wrightson's 68th birthday today I'm posting my Inktober drawing of Swamp Thing. Bernie is recovering from a second operation for a brain tumour so I wanted to dedicate this drawing to him and wish him a successful recovery and happy birthday! Without Bernie's artwork I wouldn't be the artist I am today - he's been very important to me since I was a teenager - an inspiration that continues to this day. Bernie I salute you - you're the best!

Ade 


Sunday, 23 October 2016

STEVE DILLON 1962-2016


The only compensation I can think of in this sad situation is that he started so well so young that even at his untimely death of 54 he'd produced an incredible body of work already for generations to read and admire. For me particularly his first 10 years were his best before he swapped his brush for a pen and started paring things down - no doubt in response to increasing deadline pressure. He was a heavy drinker and smoker which is never a good combination for such a sendentary career as drawing comics. His work never struck me as artistically pretentious or particularly interested in art with a capital A.He drew in an uncomplicated natural way - telling stories clearly but with plenty of gusto and drama that appealed directly to the common man which I think was ultimately his secret of success. Everybody loved Steve Dillon and that's a rare thing for an artist.I'm glad that I saw his work when I did as it directed my path probably more than I've acknowledged before. Death brings thoughts to the fore quite acutely.


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

LSOH #37 - THE CARPATHIAN EAGLE

I was invited to contribute a back cover for the latest issue of that august Hammer film journal LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #37 out at Halloween 2016. Roy Skeggs who produced the Hammer television series Hammer House of Horror is one of the interviewees in the issue so I chose to paint an image based on my favourite episode The Carpathian Eagle which starred the lovely Suzanne Danielle. She plays a serial killer writer who takes on the persona of various murderers and in this case a legendary Carpathian Countess. She then lures men to their doom tearing out their hearts!





Monday, 18 July 2016

ANGEL @ BEHEMOTH

New Blood On Satan's Claw commission.