Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Look Like Bob Dob

"Black Eyed Mouseketeers" at Perihelion Arts Gallery, August 7.

When I first saw these painting, I thought to myself, "wow, these characters look like the artist." I was right, Bob Dob stated that they are his alter ego. His statement to Monzuki, "I think my alter ego is rather angry no nonsense kind of guy. I'm not sure why but maybe because I'm a pretty mellow guy."

Bob wanted to become a professional baseball player until the battle of cancer causes him to turn toward music and art. Bob graduated from Otis College of Art & Design in 2001 which he later went back to teach illustration. "I decided to teach once I gained some experience as a professional illustrator. I felt I had learned a few things I could pass on to the illustration majors." Bob is also the president of The Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles.

You could view his latest paintings, "Black Eyed Mouseketeers" on August 7 at Perihelion Arts Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. His work is available on GelaSkins as well.