Tuesday, November 29, 2022

CYBER SALE EXTENDED: Up to 50% Off Everything In My S6 Shop!


Extended: Up to 50% Off Everything In My @society6 Shop! | My Art on NEW Products! Shop Cyber Deals >> https://society6.com/philipabuck





And there's framed home decor, stationary, more apparel & tech gear too! Check it out while the deals last! https://society6.com/philipabuck

God Bless!

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Monster My Selfie - Vampire Kid Portraits! (Halloween 2022)

Rhett & Juniper, children of the niiiight! Two 5x7 inch ink drawings on bristol board paper.

    Happy Halloween everyone! Here are a couple of awesome kids I had the pleasure of turning into monsters this month. I had drawn their parents as vampires for the #MonsterMySelfie Portrait Sale back in 2014 & even their dog as a ghost in 2017. This year, their folks jumped at the opportunity to monsterize the kids too! How neat is that? Take a look below to see a glimpse of my process & the whole monster family. You can click any of the pictures to view them larger.

   I sketched on paper & in Photoshop different ideas for how the kids were going to look. I then sketched out monster versions of the kids in Photoshop. I printed off black & white versions of the reference photos, then used my light pad to make sure I had positioned the kids' features & shadows in the right places with correct proportions on the final bristol board paper. I lightly drew the kids "normally" to try to maintain their likenesses. 


    Then I printed off the monster sketches (at different sizes to make sure one of them would match the scale I was working in,) & used the light pad again to make sure I was placing the monster features in the right places.

    Following that, I referred back to the original photos, black & white photos & sketches to draw out the final "monsterized" versions. I used various ink pens to ink the drawings & a bit of white ink & white posca marker to make a few touch ups. 

A close up of Rhett's final ink drawing that was sent in the mail!
Rhett's portrait, scanned & levels adjust in Photoshop.

Juniper's digital sketches printed out.

Juniper's final ink drawing that was sent in the mail! (Seen here with a couple of the pens I used.)

Juniper's portrait, scanned & levels adjust in Photoshop.

Dad & Mom! (Heath & Amanda, also vampires.)

Puppy dog, Dakota... the ghost!

    I hope you enjoyed looking at my process & these cool kids. If you would like to see more "Monster My Selfie" Portraits &/or more of my process, just click here. If you'd like to order an original drawing of your own, click here. Have a happy & safe Halloween everybody! Enjoy the spooky season!

God Bless,

-Philip A. Buck

Monday, September 12, 2022

The "Monster My Selfie" Portrait Sale Returns for 2022!


Hello Friends! (I hope I didn't startle you,)
They're baaaaack!!!!

They're back by popular demand! It's my #MonsterMySelfie Monster Portrait Sale! You can have yourself or a loved one transformed into a monster in a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork! With Halloween on the way, these make great gifts and decorations. I'm only taking a limited number of commissions with this sale & only the first few are guaranteed to be delivered before Halloween. So it's in your best interest to be an early bird that gets the worm! And I want you to get worms....err... I mean, the benefits, while they last!


For more information & to order your custom portrait today, just click here:

And be sure to tell your friends & enemies!

Spooky Tidings & God Bless,

Philip A. Buck

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Mandalorian and Grogu (Baby Yoda) Watercolor Process Video

    Here’s some process video clips of my work on the Mandalorian & Grogu / BabyYoda watercolor I painted last year. These don’t cover every stage of the process, but hopefully they make it clear enough how I did this painting. Sketches➡️Drawing➡️Masking Fluid➡️Painting Background➡️Remove Mask➡️”Watercolor Pencils”➡️ Finally, more Painting and Color Pencil work in many layers to intensify the values and colors.

You can see still, close up images of this process on my previous post.

For more of my artwork and process check out the rest of my website, http://www.philipabuck.com/ or my other social media accounts & portfolio, http://www.philipabuck.com/p/see-more... Music in the video: The Mandalorian ~ Star Wars Lofi by Closed on Sunday: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsUT... This track is on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39HmwJB 

Original theme by Ludwig Goransson for Lucasfilm

Thanks for checking it out! God bless! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022


Happy Star Wars Day! Here's a Mandolorian & Grogu watercolor painting that i started last May 4th and finished sometime that month. I just never shared the finished painting on here!

 I think later I might reshare some of the process videos I posted in my Instagram stories last year.... Until then, have a great day and May the 4th be with you! God bless!