Thursday, January 24, 2013


"Zenith" / 14 x 17" / watercolor, acrylic & ink on paper

And so Alphabet Attack! Series 3 comes to a close, with "Zenith." Though it consists of my more frightening subject matter, I had a lot of fun creating these illustrations. It felt great to explore horrors lurking in the darker recesses of my imagination. It was also a wonderful opportunity to delve into mixed media techniques & aesthetic approaches that I had previously reserved for my sketchbooks.

Stay tuned for news, regarding the future of Alphabet Attack!

"There are those who laugh & not believe, until they feel that touch upon their sleeve."
- David Crosland

Friday, January 11, 2013


 "Yorick" / 9 x 12" / ink on paper 

Today's illustration was inspired by the fictional character, Yorick, from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Although, my version of the deceased court jester is obviously of the non-human variety. I just can't help myself, when it comes to my penchant for monsters.

Low and behold, I've only got one more illustration left to go. Tune in next week for the dramatic conclusion of Series 3, as well as news of Alphabet Attack yet to come.

"I'm not saying what I did was alright,
Trying to break out of the ghetto was a day-to-day fight."

- David C.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


 "Xibalba" / 14 x 17" / watercolor, acrylic & ink on paper 

Howdy, all! With the New Year comes new artwork. And that includes the long-awaited conclusion of Alphabet Attack - Series 3!

Today's illustration is "Xibalba." That was the name the Mayans gave to their brutal version of the underworld, ruled by 12 merciless Death Gods. Honestly, how could I not make a painting of this? It fits so well with the insanely-creepy theme I've been running wild with, on this blog.

"Hush me, touch me. Champaign, your hair in the breeze.
Hush me, touch me. Lipstick, a slap on my cheek."

- David C.