Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Can you believe this junk?

Image belongs to and created by, Brad Holland

Bad news everyone. The Graphic Artists Guild or gag, I mean GAG, is suing prominent artist Brad Holland and others for, get this-defamation. Are they serious? Sounds like they really are out for the best interest of fellow artists...or themselves. Whichever is the easiest I'm sure. At any rate, if any artists or people who like art or just hate frivolous and hateful lawsuits meant as intimidation, please join the petition. Click here and email your name in to help out and put a stop to an unjust lawsuit! Stand up and make yourself heard, this lawsuit needs to stop.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

On a mountain top the panda did roam

Hello, it's that time of the year that all the established sci-fi and fantasy artists get together and submit their work to Spectrum. At the same time, anyone else who thinks they know how to draw a dragon tries to enter as well. Needless to say, I have to enter, getting into Spectrum would be a dream come true. Although I don't think that I'll put in a dragon, how about the next best thing? A panda! So this is my entry into Spectrum. It was a good way for me to practice (don't we all need to be practicing all the time?) painting mountains and animals, together. Oh yeah. Word. The image isn't that great, I'll have a better one up tomorrow or the next day, along with some process shots. I started with a charcoal drawing, painted it with gouache and finished it with acrylic. I spent about 2 weeks on it, not too bad, can I just say how much I like paint? Keep watching for more to come!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's your birthday!

Happy birthday Mom! Happy birthday Tonia! I wanted to join Anna for the great blogging well wishing extravaganza of wishing you happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.

Mom, you have always given me memorable times in my life and that's why Bregelle and I miss you, if it wasn't for you wanting to take us home and homeschooling me, I would never have seen a turtle lay eggs, caught as many snakes, or read as well as I do. English is still my strongest subject on tests and next to art in school. I blame you for the artists curse (sorry Dad, but I don't think it came from your side of the family). You not only taught me at a young age to draw; which is one of my earliest memories of drawing. I remember sitting in the back of the chapel in church and you showed me how to draw a house. I drew houses that way for many years, I was on about 6 at the time. I can't thank you enough for the unwavoring support you've always given me. I wanted to say thank you and I hope you have the best birthday yet!

Tonia, I hope Ben bought you something nice. Happy birthday to you. I just wanted to say that you are my favorite sister-in-law. I really miss seeing you and the rugrats (that includes my brother). You have been a great inspiration to me since we first met. You are strong, persistent, and really fun to hang around with (despite having more knowledge of Willow). Bregelle and I both miss you and not just because you make us great food when we visit and have adorable kids. Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Political stuff, I know I know...

Ok, I read this article by Orson Scott Card, a Democrat, about his feelings about Obama and the financial crisis that we "suddenly" fell into. If you are curious about who and why this happened and wonder how we didn't see this coming, it's a really good article to read. So here is the link, read it, no matter what side of the asile you stand on.

Monday, October 06, 2008

The best Sunday activity yet





What do you do on a Sunday in the city? Why you make toys, of course! I designed them, if you could tell, I think it shows. I know that the bulgey eyes and such are a little cliche, but it just looks so darn fun. Can you guess which one I made and which one was made by the wife? I'll give you a hint, she's had a lot more practice at this sort of thing then myself. The squid is called "Quinton" and I haven't named the blob other then "Blob Boy the Third". I thought that I would put in the thumbnails that we made them from, only about 1 inch by 2 inches. I have other ideas for toys like "Drag Along Johnny" and others I don't feel like talking about. See ya'll later!

Friday, September 26, 2008

My new shoes

Good news everyone, I have painted my own shoes. They are now much more fun to look at then the plain white fabric they were when I took them from the store. It took a month or two to figure out what I wanted them to look like, but they now look back at me nicely.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Patchy-ness fun


I don't know what the book is going to be like, but I like the author and thought I would submit my idea for the assignment. In a nutshell, it's a patch for a military group whose nick name is "the Exterminators" and they fight monsters. The author is Scott Sigler, he's pretty good, you know, not all that bad. Really he's pretty good. So I hope I win the little contest, that would rock. Good night.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Help out and cast your vote!

Hi, I should have done this a long time ago, sorry Cass. Cass or James, is my brother-in-law and a graphic designer of some note. He entered into a time sensitive contest and needs our help. To win the contest at the t-shirt design website, design by humans, he needs your help. Please click here to see his cool shirt design. Log in and vote on it. Trust me, while there won't be any dancing leprechauns, you'll have a warm fuzzy feeling very similar in nature clogging green clad midgets. Everyone will have to hurry, voting ends on the 8th of September. That's only 3 days away!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Super Important

Dear Friends,

I have just read and signed the online petition:

"Stop Anti-Free Speech, Anti-Artist, Anti-Journalist Legislation in Congress"

hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition
service, at:

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/Stop2913/

I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
signing yourself.

Best wishes,

Tyler Davis

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Having some fun

Well, last week my wonderful wife won an art contest in our town, one of the prizes was a long board. I've never had a long board before and since I've snowboarded and skated for a while, it would be a snap to learn. As I played around on small hills with small inclines, I felt pretty good about myself. On the way to work, I started down a fairly steep hill...it made my board go into some speed wobbles. Basically I was like a suburban teenager who couldn't hold his liquor. I tipped and I slid and I left a small trail of DNA on the pavement. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of my story.

Friday, May 30, 2008

A puke story


This is a touching story of a husband holding the hair of his wife as she goes through opiate withdrawl. I'm not trying to be sarcastic either, the story ends with her husband whispering "I love" between each bout of vomiting. It's a story I can really relate too.

It was fun to draw, I love pen and ink. Also, I like drawing toilets too, so this was a winner in my book. I just hope commonties likes it too. I would write more on the deep ponderings of my mind but I went to bed last night at like 4 am cause I was watching the movie, The Four Feathers. We just got it and I didn't want to wait till a normal time to view it. I can be fairly impatient at times, a shocking revealation for those of you who know me. At any rate, I think I'm going to rumage through my bag for some food of some kind, I'm really hungery and no, it's not the "munchies".

Friday, May 02, 2008

He was a bad seed...


James Gurney has a little game that he plays on his blog every Wed. I made this in a couple of hours and I have to post it before my hot water is done boiling. I snagged some new tea from my little sister that I'm really excited to try out. It's a berry zinger tea, really exciting, I can't wait. Oh, there goes the teapot. Toooot. I'm out of here.
I'm back, I hope no one minds that I have used this for two things. But the guy really does look like a bad seed, I mean, what's his problem? So she's got a tail, who didn't at sometime in their life? It's a shame that a beatiful woman with a prehensil tail can't enjoy a meal in a dinner without whispers about her parents and questions about how her skirt works with that tail...

If you want to see more Poe, here you go.


Sorry for the lame rhyming, but I just can't help it. It's not my fault, I watched "The Princess Bride" way to many times when I was a child (I even had a rat tail like Wesley dear). I happen to have finished a new study for the graphic novel that is still in the process of getting started. I had a really good time doing the splatters. Can I tell you how great it is having a good model around to use, it makes drawing a pleasure.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Geuss what? I have two now!














A funny thing happened, the first version was supposed to be a female not a dude. So I was contacted and told that a gender change was in order. A few hours later, in Photoshop, the operation was completed. I put them together to show the difference that a little time and effort can make. It's a fairly sad story about a lady that had to tell her brother some very bad news about his wife, happily it all turns out okay in the end. Let me know what you think.

Monday, April 07, 2008

911 phone call




















This is the colored version of the previous post. When I have time I'll write more :)

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I've got another one

Once again I have been accepted and posted on www.commonties.com . To see the actual post, please follow the following link,
http://www.commonties.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/shesgone.jpg It's a sad little blurb about the passing of a young girls grandmother.

Homage of the Druids


On the high day of the year, after the sun has fallen to sleep, they gather at their holy places. The ancient rituals they have been preparing for all year will finally be preformed. With careful and precise movements they unwrap the sharpened tools and stone knives, the victims have recievied their drugs and are in the proper state of delirium. As the fire gathers it's strength and the sparks ascend upwards; the dark chants of ancient times can be heard across the fields. The homage of the Druids has begun...

Monday, March 31, 2008

New thang I'm working on


Good news everyone, I'm starting a new drawing/painting. This one is also for commonties.com. I hope the feeling of dread comes across. And I know that there are a few things that I need to work on in his face, which will be fixed in the finished version. Peace out ya'll.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

It's a go!

Good news everyone, I am published on the web. It's not even my own site. It's a site called commonties.com, do you want to see what they bought from me? http://commonties.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/falsepositive.jpg Go there now! It's a little diddy about a poor intern that thought he had recieved HIV from the vomit of a patient. I posted the image a few posts down the page, so you could look at it there. But why look at it here on my blog when you could see it with the words of the story to go with it?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Heavy Thoughts


Good news everyone, I finished my IllustrationFriday post. I really liked my brainstorming session and am using it as my post. Hope ya'll like it. :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Snowboarding




Good news everyone! Bregelle and I made it mostly unharmed from our day snowboarding at Sun Valley. Oh my yes, it was a beautiful day to be out in the open air. I took some pictures to show you all and also a video.
video

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Theory of Flight, a finished work of art


It's too early in the morning for me to be witty about my descriptions, perhaps after a few hours of sleep. Thanks for looking.

The Theory of Flight, a work in progress























Flight, one of man's greatest accomplishments. Some day we may even get to have our own personal flight devices. That'd be a fun day...anyways, just thought that I would post my works in progress. I should have it finished tonight, I just needed a break.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Phone Call

I would have to say that the colors are a little dark with this piece, but I hope the story gets across anyways. I don't have the time to write it out, but it's not happy. Also, this is my first watercolor I've done in about 6 years, just thought I would throw that out there, you know...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

At last, it is finished


Good news everyone, it's a fantastic day in the neighborhood. After many hours, I could hit ctrl+S and finish this little diddy. If I ever end up standing on street corners under the overpass, this is the sign to hold; or when I am looking for work. Sometimes I feel like this, hoping for anything to come my way, mostly meatball subs...those things rock.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Have you ever gotten a gift that makes you feel so cool that you have to tell everyone about it? Well for my birthday, my wife did an amazing thing, she listened to what I wanted for my birthday and found this pen pictured. It's a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. She could only find it in one store in like, Minn. or some place like that. How crazy is that? I would say almost as crazy as me with only 2.567834 hours of sleep. Oh yeah. Anyways, this is what it looked like before I put the ink in, now it's all black. If ninjas used ink instead of blood to write with, they would use this pen. That's how freaking cool it is.



Ps-I drew all the line work in my, Griswold piece with it in like 5 mins, soo cool! Best pen ever...

Dinner? Anyone? Awww come on!


I know that church is not always the best place to be drawing...but I think that's a false tradition of stern people who can't draw. I have great ideas whilst I'm sitting on de bench listening to the speakers. In fact, I drew a funny little man that thinks he's a chef, but never found the right hat for the job. But he thought to himself, "With a mouth this big, how could I not love food?" And so he went on the become the Zinc Saucee' in the Iron Chef TV contest. Heartwarming isn't it?

Elks are Us


Good news everyone! I recently started a painting of the noble and tasty North American deer called, the elk. It's still in the "rough" stage, but soon I'll have it ironed out like an aging actress after botox. I plan on having it finished by the end of 2 weeks. It'll be a rather large painting, 24ishX36ish. The exciting part comes from never painting animals before. Why, I hardly ever drew an animal before. I like people, they out weird animals everyday. I say this because I don't know if I have ever actually met a normal person. Have you?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Griswold's confession


The dark secrets of Poe's last week alive will be revealed in the near future. It's a sinister tale of forbidden rites and a bleak underworld, as told by his editor, Rufus W. Griswold. The text was written by a very accomplished author named Otis Twelve. It's part of a full length novel that makes for a terrific read.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I finally found my way out of that pile of leaves...and did a little bit more on this. So I thought, what's the first thing to do when I get out of a pile of leaves? Post my progress. If anyone (that means the 2 people that look at my blog) knows Bregelle, does this look like her?