Thursday, December 22, 2011

Star Wars Fan Art #4 - Vader

Not part of the work I did on the Blu Ray package.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Original Paintings Christmas sale

Christmas 2011 Sales Gallery - Here's a chance to own a Cliff Cramp original landscape painting at a discounted price. Oil on panel, unframed. The sale ends at midnight on Dec 16th. Tax and shipping is included in the price within the US.

Check out the work here

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Lee Van Cleef

Rough sketch of Lee Van Cleef from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. I may finish this painting at a later date.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


The Cramp Boys rid the town of the menacing Robot Zero. Luckily they evacuated the people before the villain arrived :-)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Von Braun's Island Workshop

An illustration for The Queen's Man.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Star Wars Fan Art #1 - Yoda

Illustration #1 in a series of upcoming Star Wars fan art. This was not part of the Blu Ray contract.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Press Photo

With Creative Director Cheryl Savala of Menagerie Creative

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Comic Con Pics - Star Wars; The Complete Saga on Blu Ray

The 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment booth at Comic Con. This was before we could talk about it and the cause for the brief geek-out moment :-)

The covers behind plexi.

The limited edition print that Fox was giving out

Cheryl Savala, Creative Director of Menagerie Creative, and I mugging for the camera. :-)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Illustrating Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-Ray

I remember when I was a small child being loaded into the back of our Ford Fairlane Station Wagon with my brother and carted off to the Drive-in so that mom and dad could enjoy a night at the movies. They had enough cash to see the movie, but not enough for a babysitter, so we tagged along. Their enthusiasm for movies waned in the subsequent years because of their hectic schedules. The family nights at the theatre stopped. Then one day in late May 1977, my dad came into my room and asked if I wanted to see a movie with him. I said sure. We went to our small local theatre, took our seats, and settled in for the film that was all the rage. We were hoping that the hype would be a reality. We were hooked the moment the title splashed onto the screen, STAR WARS, then the opening crawl. The creative flame was fanned.

Thirty-four years later… It is with great pleasure that I can announce my involvement with Menagerie Creative, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Lucasfilm to create packaging for the long-anticipated Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray. The opportunity to illustrate the covers was a privilege. The illustrations include; The Complete Saga Box, The Original Trilogy Box, The Prequel Trilogy Box, and several illustrations inside the packaging. The project brought me back together with long time friend Cheryl Savala, Creative Director for Menagerie Creative. Cheryl and I studied illustration at California State University Fullerton and have worked on several projects together over the years. It was a treat to be teamed again with the talented crew at Menagerie Creative.

This summer I walked into the main convention hall at The San Diego Comic-Con International and experienced a brief geek-out moment. Seeing the illustrations at larger than life size can do that to you; and realizing, I’m linked, in a small way, to the Star Wars legacy forever. I think my dad would have gotten a kick out of that. The experience was made even better after meeting several of the nice people from Twentieth Century Fox and Lucasfilm. I would like to thank Menagerie Creative, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Lucasfilm for this wonderful and memorable opportunity.

View more work here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Space Opera

A repaint of an old painting

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Anatomy of a quick sketch

#1 - Block in silhouetted shapes, considering composition and foreground, middle-ground & background.

Adjust composition, block in light side and shadow side.

#3 Glaze is color, considering temperature of light and shadow

#4 1st pass at detail.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Speaking this Saturday At SI-LA

I'll be speaking at the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles next lecture series. The topic is internet presence, social media. etc.

Info here

We’ll be meeting in the Community Room at the Sherman Oaks Galleria from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm. The panel will include Marilyn Scott-Waters, Kim Dwinell and Cliff Cramp. The event is Free to members, $5.00 to Students and $10.00 for Non-members.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Hole In One!!

I have a standing tee time every Friday at 6:00 AM.

Today at 7:25, I pulled out an 8-iron on the 7th tee.

147 yards to the middle of the green.

Hole placement - back, center-right.

Struck the ball clean, center-left, high with a very slight fade.

Ball landed 6 inches above the hole, slightly left.

One bounce back and to the right and in the cup.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Patton And Aliens

As I watched the trailer for the upcoming movie "Cowboys and Aliens", I noticed a scene that looked similar to the fictitious scene in Patton where he shoots at an oncoming German plane. So I thought I would do an illustration where Patton gets ready to shoot at an alien ship. Patton and Aliens!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 09, 2011

Quick sketch demo

Demo for action assignment. I may finish this one later.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Quick sketch demo 5-4-11

I didn't get as far as I wanted with this demo, but it sure was fun. I may try and finish it at a later time.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Cramps

The Cramps Family Portrait

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Self Portrait Assignment

These were demos for a project that I assigned. Self portraits as character

Monday, March 28, 2011

A few of my Plein-air paintings

Back Bay, Newport - oil on panel

Fullerton Train Station, Fullerton - oil on panel

Muckenthaler, Fullerton - oil on panel

Santiago Canyon, Orange - oil on panel

Crystal Cove - oil on panel

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Website

Check out the new Website Design here.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

WW1 Tanks finished

I went ahead a finished the tanks that I started. The boys were happy