Friday, October 31, 2008

Dirty Underwear

Here is an update on the halloween demo. The class voted for me do work on the dirty underwear. Can't wait to see what's next. A few more random drawings too. Noodling is classic. If you don't know what it is look it up. You won't be disappointed.








Monday, October 27, 2008

The Tins Continue

On a mint tin roll. I have a show coming up and hope to keep the momentum up so there will be at least 10 of these things. It helps that they are part of a story that I am also trying to put together. So onward unless I get distracted by something else really cool. By the way, some of these tins and my interview with Tor is up at Irene Gallo's ultra cool blog.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloweeny

I thought I'd jump on the festive season bandwagon. I don't do a lot of monsters and typical halloween stuff but occasionally I dip the toe in. First are a whole bunch of monster sketchbook-like drawings done for a local show a couple of years ago. I kind of put them together in poster format and yes they did sell for $45.75 ea as the poster says. Second is a demo started in an illustration class.They wanted a holiday themed thing so I started this painting on toned watercolor paper inspired by the creepiest people/zombie things in "rec" the original Spanish version of the recently released "Quarantine". I promised that I would work on it in class until finished. What have I done? And then if you are into super heroes instead of monsters for Oct. 31 I give you Captain Capibara recently returned from battle with Anaconda Woman.




Monday, October 20, 2008

Ball-Peen Beauty Mint Tin

Now that you have voted on my paintings below enjoy, or not, this newest mint tin piece. Scary but somehow alluring isn't she and I think she may come between her creator and his grandson (super secret stuff coming up).

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Shameless

So because this is my own blog I can do shameless pleading and begging. I have entered a show which, quite honestly, is full of work unlike mine. I made the first cut, as I did last year, and now public voting begins. Here comes the pleading. If you have a minute and like my stuff at all go to greenwich, register as a collector and vote for my pieces. If you go to the site and like other work better just don't tell me. I could win fame and fortune well at least fortune and have my paintings made into prints like last year's "Pig Out" below. Thank you and this concludes today's shameless begging.



Wednesday, October 15, 2008

More Drawing Things

OK, I know that you were breathlessly waiting for an update so I threw together some more of my cathartic (as in healing not bowel expunging) drawing things. I guess you can see that I have a bit of a thing for my pugs.








Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Altoid Tin

Another super secret piece so have your eyeballs removed and tongue cut out after you look at this. I say that as if someone actually visits this blog.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sketchbooky things

Yes I love my sketchbook. There is more secret stuff in here so just ignore this post. But it was too cool not to share. Like a lot of us I don't work from life as much as I should. I make up for it by making my students do it. Somehow that makes me feel better. Ooh, cool ghost image under the first page. Sometimes I tape pages from previous books in to a new book to carry over a theme or for inspiration.




Saturday, October 11, 2008

Latest Mint Tin

This is super secret so forget it the minute you look at it. I got even lazier so only one step in this process is shown.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fuzzy Bear Thing Series

This series was very popular so I thought I'd post the whole thing even though I think some have been posted elsewhere here and maybe even on my website. By the way I think maybe not all of them have the fuzzy bear thing but each has some kind of fuzzy thing.

"Above the Crowd"


"Tree Stand


"It Ate Bob"


"I Use a Straw"


"rahrah"


"Powered by Cyclopean Bunnies"

Interviews and things

Check out an interview with me from Irene Gallo at Tor. She is a super great art director who uses a lot of artwork. I was also featured on lines & colors a great blog which I check out very morning.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Buy This

Shameless plug a capitalist plea. This is a print "Pig Out" I did for a Greenwich Workshop small works exhibit. It really is a beautiful print and comes signed. Maybe I'll get to do more. Hit the title of this post for a link.

More Sketchbook Stuff

Gotta keep the juices flowing.






Saturday, October 4, 2008

Just More Paintings

More things not on my unupdated website.








I rarely do commissions but couldn't resist this one. Never done a commission from China.




Friday, October 3, 2008

Demos

May not be Berry, Manchess, Giancola, Hughes, etc. demos but they are uniquely mine and my students like them. Plus they were each done in under a half hour. I colored the spider digitally as a continuation demo.









Thursday, October 2, 2008