Gamera at Matsumoto castle

Original Art by

Japanese Samurai Sword Polisher

David Hofhine

Avengers Infinity War, Thanos
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles original art
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Japan, Nihonto, Katana, togishi, Shinsa, polish, amine, The Last Samurai
1977 . . . It begins!!!
An early GAMERA drawing from DAVE,
Age 7.
I originally went to college on two art scholarships.  After the first semester I switched to Industrial Technology and Graphic Arts Management because I decided I wanted to actually be able to get a job after graduation. So, find on this page some assorted fun doodles from back in the day. Most of the illustrations on this page are from my teen years, so they're not great, but there ya go anyways.

Top of the page is a diorama mash-up I created.  It features giant atomic turtle Gamera attacking a historically accurate build of Matsumoto castle in Nagano, Japan.  Both the castle and Gamera are done in an exact and matching 1/350 scale.

Nexus cover
Nexus cover after Steve Rude.
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood done in charcoal and graphite.
Kozure Okami
Ito Ogami, the baby cart assassin from the manga "Lone Wolf and Cub" and the movie series "Shogun Assassin".
This is a more recent drawing of one of my dogs.  He's a Catahoula Leopard Hound.
 Lots of spots!

1980's style Optimus Prime
1980's style Transformers Optimus Prime!

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan drawing I did back in high school. Bob Dylan invented rap music in 1965 with the release of the song "Subterranean Homesick Blues".  Disagree?  Come at me bro!

Wisconsin State Park sticker
This is an illustration I entered into a contest to design the 1989 window sticker for entry into Wisconsin state parks.  I called it "Two Snockered Badgers".  I did not win.

Detail from an old water color.  Not great, but this one did win a state art competition back in high school.  Got a certificate from the Governor and everything!
Seoi-otoshi.  About half way between seoi nage and tai-otoshi.  Lots of pages filled with judo sketches.  Tori needs to get that left elbow up and maybe rotate his right knee in a little more.
Bonus points if you can guess the model!
Bonus points if you can
guess the model!

This is a layout map I made for myself for a keisho polish on an insanely complex jumonji-yari I worked on.

Tank sketch in ink
Tank sketch in India ink.

     Okay, it occurs to me that my own art is not particularly amazing, so included below are a few original art pieces from my collection. These are pages from a comic book adaptation of a novel that I helped write.  It was originally titled "Ghost Sword", but ended up being published under the title Witchblade Demons in 2002.  These 2 pages were drawn by professional comic book artist Keu Cha and inked by Jay Leisten.  Click on the art pages below for cover gallery.  Sample chapters from Mike Baron's original novel here: Witchblade: Ghost Sword.

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A judo t-shirt graphic from college featuring Ippon seoinage.  Logo, text and color were added for printing.
Witchblade 1
Witchblade pages...
Witchblade 2

Armor and matchlock
Armor and matchlock by DAVE!

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