Sunday, October 03, 2010
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Product plug. This little gizmo is something I've been waiting for a few weeks to get. It makes tea and has a clever name. Its the way it makes tea that's special. Theres plenty of room for the tea leaves to expand and release more flavor. The test tea is a rooibos strawberry pepper we bought in Scottsdale, Az. Brewed in a tea ball the pepper and strawberry flavors were hidden. This time I can taste the strawberry and pepper and the overall flavor is much stronger. The best part is that the filter catches all the drifters who usually escape with a traditional tea ball. Go tea!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Good news everyone! My mother still knows I'm technically alive. My wife sent me a text message today informing me that I had a mysterious package from my mother waiting for me at home. Mail for me that doesn't ask for money comes along rarely. Naturally I was horrified that it was going to be hours until I could get home to open my package. upon arrival to my apartment, the large envelope was handed to me and was quickly opened. And what to my bewildered eyes did I behold? A shirt. I laughed very hard when I unfolded it and saw the graphic. This is the second surprise shirt she sent me from a site called threadless.com. She has pretty good taste when picking out hipster ironic graphic tees for me. I'm always floored, first that she remembers what I like after all these years and second that she knows about threadless. I just think that is very cool. The shirt is nice too :)So in conclusion, thanks mom, the shirt is great!
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Good news everyone, a friend of mine got married. I drew this as their wedding present. It's them. I think it turned out very well. It was fun to render something in graphite again, it's been a really long time since I've taken the time to finish something like this picture.
Monday, July 05, 2010
This is a bear we saw in Yellowstone. I wanted to try out this new blogger app when I saw it and post it like live you know? But Tmobile gets absolutely, no service. I didn't even get any data service in West Yellowstone, which isn't the biggest town, but its a major tourists town...anyways, enough whining about cell service, we saw 12 bears, 4 wolves, and a lot of food animals.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Good news everybody! I finally finished my Hellboy Munny. It's a little four inch guy that is a mutant, I traded the body of a Raffy for the body of a classic munny. I think that it turned out pretty good, so I totally needed to show him off. I can't wait to get another one to work over. Here's some of the specs, the right hand of Doom is sculpted out of scultpty, the tail is made out of sculpty, and the horns are were actually already part of the head, I just cut them down. So there he is, all finished.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Good news everyone! I'm having a sale on my Etsy shop. Here are the fun details: All items have free shipping and most have reduced prices. The sale is only going to be for 2 weeks, so don't hesitate to get over to my Etsy shop and get your favorite print or Altoids tin. It's not going to last forever. I'll be adding a few more prints over the next couple of days, such as the Gumshoe and Calculations to name a few.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Good news everyone, I decided to post some more work in progress photos of my vulture and a weekend project, my first large custom Munny. The head is from the "Raffy" figure and the body is a classic munny body. There's still allot of work to be done on both, but I thought that it would be fun to show off what I've gotten done so far. Also, thanks to the_jcw for making my dunny possible.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
To go along with the panda known as, The Gumshoe, I'm working on this creature. I haven't totally decided whether to make it a boy or a girl vulture. It's a rich vulture none the less. This creature could also be the villain in the story. Sort of the Gumshoe's Moriarty. A little about the process, I painted this in Photoshop and then I'm going to paint it on a panel traditionally. What does everyone think?
Sunday, March 14, 2010
This is interesting, the tools take away the ability to know what you were going to make before hand. There's really no way to plan out your project, but I think that's the whole point. It's not really a permanent form of creating artwork. You can save the image, but it's only at the resolution of the screen you are using. What's interesting to me is the varied forms that people create, from deer to owls to squids. And that's if you want to make it closer to the realm of realism. My friend's work is impressive in it's minimalism.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Good news everyone, water colors and I still get along. This painting was one I was waiting to post. I waited and waited, it was my mother's birthday present. As it was a present, posting was not an option until she got it in the mail. Her birthday is in Oct. I think I sent it to her in November. It might have been in December. Then the picture decided to move itself around on my computer so I couldn't find it. Finally, I located it. Found something that's been alluding me for awhile, spare time. I put the two together and now it's on the great world web. The bear reference, I took myself. It was at Glacier Point in Yosemite Nat. Park. We were leaving the look out and spotted this guy up on the embankment of the parking lot. It was probably about 15 feet above us, poor guy was shaggy and hot. He sat there and panted in the summer heat. I felt very glad to be pink and hairless. To be honest, I embellished the lighting, but that's the wonderful part of being the artist.
This post is a little late in coming. But I do have good news. For those of you who knew about it, I had a shirt printed on a site called Riptapperal.com. In December they posted a review of all the shirts that they printed over the year 2009. Apparently, with the help of everyone that supported me and my shirt, I made it into the top ten best shirts of the year. They posted links on facebook and have a little video. If you don't want to watch the whole thing, my shirt is at 2:30 in. Also, pay attention to the :30 point, my brother-in-law's shirt made it on the video. Thank you to everyone who bought one and everyone who told friends about the shirt.
Monday, January 04, 2010
Good news everyone, I'm still technically alive. I have been inspired by this weeks Illustration Friday to get some quick drawing into my schedule. Once again, while sitting in church my pen started moving and a concept was put onto paper. The first thing that came to mind for this weeks topic (title of post :) was a phoenix. I'm including my thumbnail and then my rough draft, I like this one and I think I might take all the way a finished painting, but I think the skull in the foreground needs work. What do you think? Also, while I'm soliciting critiques, does anyone like the placement of the skull in the thumbnail better then the rough draft?