Original Artwork by Russell Blake

NOTE, 2008This page is completely out of date now. My main art page is now here.
I'm leaving this one here for now because of a few links, but I'm in the process of dismantling it. The work displayed here is my own, even if it is still listed as done by 'Hylo Bates' (web alias used by all contributors to the Hylo Bates Website).
New pieces added in August of 2007 on the Thumbnail Page
A cubist Czech town, another from the hand series, and a surreal stud. (added 25 Nov 2006)
Another from the eye series and a hand-based surreal. (added 15 Nov)
More eye pieces Two, to be exact. (added 15 Oct. 2006)
Another surreal face study and one called "Family Ties". (added 9 Oct. 2006)
Two surreal pieces, one based on an eye, one just a landscape. (added 10 Oct 2006)
Two surreal ones: A face and, um...Dance of the Fingers, maybe...? (added 26 Sept. 2006)
Two new cubist pieces. Prague's Old Town Hall and anatomy of the human head.(added 22 Sept. 06)
Here's a cubist piece of "1970s Jesus" (added 16 Sept. 06)
A smaller view of the Jesus piece, and a castle in 'Czech Paradise' (added 16 Sept. 06)
Here's the color version of the self-portrait below. (added 16 Sept. 06)
Another cubist monkey. And two potraits, inculding a self-.(added 22 August 05)
Two more cubist pieces. A monkey, and some track and field. (added 18 August 05)
My second cubism-inspired piece: an allegory of the standard rap video. (added 14 August 05)
In my opinion, my best beach scene. Also a simple volcano. Acrylics. (added 12 August 05)
A cubist-like piece inspired by part of the Vietnam Memorial, and a face you'll recognize. (Added 12 August 05)
A charcoal portrait of a three-year-old, and a cloes-up face-study. (12 August 05)
Two charcoal landscapes, one in color, and one monotone. (added 12 August 05)
Characatures of Al Gore and a "reality-TV" icon. (Added 12 August 05).
Charcoal sketches, two inspired by "Sleepy Hollow" and one of WW1. (Added 12 August 05)
Two more average acrylic landscapes. (Added 12 August 05)
Two of my better pastel pieces. An idealic landscape, and a fisherman in the fog. (added 11 Aug 05)
Two acrylic paintings of a mountain road. One in the clouds and one under sunset. (added 11 Aug 05)
Two charcoal sketches: WWII soldiers, inspired by Saving Private Ryan. Also, my hand. (added 11 Aug 05)

Deleted link you can access all the pieces
that were here by going to the
thumbnail page.
Art Page 2A charcoal sketch and an
acrylic painting.
Art Page 3A pastel sketch of a tiger.
Art Page 4A charcoal and a pastel sketch
and the photo that inspired them.
Art Page 5Two water color landscapes.
Art Page 6Two acrylics from my "barn series".
Art Page 7Three animal pictures.
Art Page 8The obligatory Sept. 11th piece
of artwork. Another "rorshak sketch".
Art Page 9An acrylic ocean scene, and
a color pencil landscape.
Art Page 10Three acrylic beach scenes
of varying detail.
Art Page 11A rorshak doodle, and
a color pencil landscape.
Art Page 12Two more acrylic paintings
from my "barn series".
Art Page 13An acrylic painting and a pastel sketch
of a kitty bathing in roomglow.
Art Page 14A rorshak sketch of a zoo
with various components broken down
for individual viewing.
Art Page 15A minimalist acrylic painting and another
color pencil sketch of more barns.
Art Page 16An acrylic painting of the same chimp
from page 1. Also an acrylic landscape.
Art Page 17A sketch of a galago (another primate),
and a painting of a cat in a hat.
Art Page 18Charcoal of a nude woman.
Art Page 19Another rorschak doodle, and a
sketch of a little Hylo Bates.
Art Page 20A pencil sketch of some
World War II action.
Art Page 21A charcoal sketch of a man.
Art Page 22A pencil sketch of a famous
scene from the Vietnam war.
Art Page 23Some sketches of people's faces
and a pen-and-ink landscape/doodle.
Art Page 24A warm-fuzzy drawing.
Art Page 25A landscape and a meerkat.
Art Page 26Abe Lincoln in pen and ink
and two doodles.
Art Page 27Another landscape and
another animal picture (pencils).
Art Page 28Two new pencil pieces…not sure
how to describe them…some nudity.
Art Page 29Here’s my first attempt at surealism.
Two different prints of the same piece.
Art Page 30Two more sureals, one that
will make the men wince.
Art Page 31Two here. More nudity and
another sureal one.
Art Page 32Two more in a new style.
Art Page 33Three sketches of my wife
Art Page 34An old man's portrait.
And Death coming for an infant.
Art Page 35A simple color-pencil sketch.
Art Page 36More doodles. Some famous faces
Art Page 37Another color-pencil landscape
Art Page 38Landscape...color-pencil...again.

All works original pieces and copywrited © by Hylo Bates, 1997-2007