Collected here are drawings of girls, monsters, bugs, fish, and whatever else is rattling around my head at the moment pen hits paper.


Still alive, I promise.

Hello all. I’m still alive. I don’t get around to this blog much anymore since WordPress has become increasingly hard to manage  on the go. The app doesn’t seem to work at all anymore.

Instagram am has made it too easy to post to IG, Facebook and tumblr all at the same time, so this place is the odd man out. (In fact if there is no photo with this post it’s because WP couldn’t handle an upload from my phone. )

Anyway, check out my Instagram @johnathanmartelart or my Tumblr:

For a much more steady stream of updates.

I’ll try to update here more.

Thanks for stopping by.




It’s been a while. Going to try to keep this palace updated better than I have for the last six months or so.

Here’s a Chewed Bubblegum Monster, and harpy from my sketchbook.




Here is “Hare”. It is the companion piece to the hound posted earlier. They will be at the lake charles children’s museum during the gallery promenade.


Another small piece for the show

I’ve been neglecting this site lately. Between Instagram and tumbler this is pretty clunky for posting on the go.

This is another small piece for a show I have coming up in October. I figure that month is a good excuse to get all my spooky stuff up at one time. Should be good fun.



Ink, gouache and Posca paint pen on toned paper. 22″ x 28″


Painting from last night

Started at Stellar Beans last night and finished when I got home.