The preview for Ragnar’s “Engine” and Gary Ham’s “Sentimentrees” goes out tomorrow, but we thought it would be fun to squeeze in a few more glimpses into the show (and their studios).
Another angle in Ragnar’s studio with an entire arsenal of work ready to go to Albuquerque. We finally get a better view of the alien spaceman I was wanting to see, and it is everything I imagined! The almost night vision greens give this alien (or is it human?) a great vibe.
Yes, you are seeing double! Scott Howard and his alter ego Teen Wolf! Gary’s amazing wood piece is a nice nostalgic throwback to that classic 1985 film. Oddly enough, I watched it this week and it holds up. Be it riding on top of a van as the wolf or hanging in a dark closet with Boof, this wolf will howl this coming Friday at the opening.
Happy Monday…well, now it is! We got another preview image from the almighty Ragnar for ya’. It looks like Brandon is trying to pick out the proper frames for a few of the pieces for “Engine“. This will be a very creature heavy show from him, and we couldn’t be more pleased. His love of early cartoons really shows in these ghouls.
We thought it would be fun to throw in some of Ragnar’s paints too, but if you look to the right you will see a little preview of another piece from the show.
Ack Ack! Ack Ack Ack! I wanted to give an update using all “Ack Acks” but that may fall short. If you haven’t seen the Tim Burton film “Mars Attacks” then you won’t understand that the aliens (as awesomely painted by Ragnar above) only say that one word.
Ragnar has captured these country music hating lifeforms perfectly. The color, the tone, the expression, and the entire ensemble is spot on. Hats off to you Brandon and Ack Ack!
Looks like we have a creature feature on our hands from Ragnar. By the looks below of two more pieces in “Engine” we will have a massive dose of monsters. Frankenstein’s monster looks pretty somber from this angle, but his cohort most definitely isn’t.
Ragnar’s “Engine” opens alongside Gary Ham’s “Sentimentrees” on November 1st at Stranger Factory with an opening reception from 6-9pm.
And, for more peeks into Ragnar’s amazing sketchbooks, follow him on Instagram.
Recognize this wrinkled, triangular face, eyes huge, glaring hypnotically adorned with a fez from 1932? It is Boris Karloff, in The Mummy.
Ragnar has taken this iconic film into his own graces. As you can see, this is still a work in progress, but we can already tell that Ragnar is doing an exceptional job. The color palette and precise features are perfect for a film character close to a century old. Engine is definitely revving up for one amazing show!