Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Workin hard/hardly workin

Here's a piece I finished for a group show in january or february.
once framed, this'll be in the fore-mentioned show as well.
In progress illustration.
Studio Gallery shotz.

So basically I still suck, but I`m starting to not suck. I feel a lot more inspired, and am trying to get some painting chops I feel that I need. Making sure not to take the shit seriously and be whimsical, until a definite big show is thrown at me. I hope it's not too far off.

Monday, December 20, 2010

We were galloping manic...we were swallowing panic.(jullian)

Norman Rockwell study. based off of the painting 'freedom of speech." That guy was one naive patriot. But goddamn...some painting skillz.
Quick and simple piece. This is one of three twelve by twelve canvasses with similar designs. comment if you want to see the series together. anyways, It`s based off of a photo I took on a ridge in the Little Belt mountain range. beautiful, beautiful, place and a great hike.
Velociraptor :) I wish I could make a living drawing exclusively dinosaurs.
Leo DaVinci Study. Pen and ink is so goddamn fun.

The rest of these are just sketches. Good not seein ya, readers :) sleep tight and, well, fuck off.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sir Nicholas Alforde, the Noble

From here we embark.
Start on the face, then hair, then clothing.
Throw in the hilt of a sword, some hands, and some frilly cuffs.
Finish the sword in sheath, and give him a big collar, and a Scottish style necklace.
Cover that whacky exposed arm, and give him a new set of frilly cuffs. And with touch-ups on the hair you've got a finished piece.
Detail of hand holding sword in sheath.

Detail of the collar and Scottish necklace.

Proportions are a bit off but the shading is nice. Give it a B-

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rottweiler process

Herez a few shots that detail the process for this commissioned painting. This time around I tried a new process of layering washes to achieve detail and depth, and finished it with some fur and detailing. I`ll give it a solid grade B.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dougs Dougs Commission (So far)

Here's some photo's of my biggest and most fun commission yet. Doug's portion, the featured part of the commission, has been alot of fun, and he seems to like the work. Finished a sign for the auto shop attached to the building in the photographs today, and am working on more.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tattoo shop Commission Pt. 2

This is the other side of the, previously shown, sign for the tattoo shop. Been listening to Reinventing Axl rose. Arranged three new commissions and finished two current commissions this weekend. Painted a window and finished the sign here.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tattoo shop Commission

Reference for the sign
Full sign

I'm proud of the rose and the skull, but the scythe and the green leaves look like shit. I`ll grade it at a B-

Friday, November 5, 2010


Antelope (I think)
Some bird
Sketch for commission (should have photos of the commission work from that one soon)
Blowin' in the wind
Hope you miss me
Toy piano
Junkyard Kitty

Been getting a ton of commissions as well as working 10 hour shifts almost every day. Hasn't left much room for the blogz. Here's a bunch of sketches in much higher quality than before. Should be bringin home some commission photos soon enough, as well a more details on current and future commissions.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Got arrested last night for being a vandal. I was charged with felony criminal mischief. This link gives a pretty good scoop.

There's nothing better than publicity. The plan is to go back to legal murals, and art shows. I`m finishing up a sign for a tattoo shop now. I'm going to offer free services to paint a window and/or mural for some business here. I don`t think the felony will stick, unless they feel really angry.

The cops told me it was the best work they'd seen. That`s a bittersweet thing to fuckin say as I`m being arrested for it. If it's so good, then what's the problem? I`m still going to paint, and I`m still going to stick to my guns. Anyways below are a couple pictures of the in-progress sign for the tattoo shop.