Sunday, September 5, 2010

Winterfell aka Jaybird Forrest aka Happy Trees

I finally finished this guy. Took me months and months. This piece was too painful to look at for a while and then it became a way of coming to terms with some bad things that went down. I'm so glad I finished it.

I just started a new piece today, it's about a 1/4 done. Will hopefully get a chance to post progress after work tomorrow but most likely as not. It's the first in a series of weird moody dramatic portraits of mutants who have just come into their powers. I'm starting out with a Pyro but not Pyro since my mutant can start the fire on his own, plus my mutant seems to have more um feelings as it were. Anyway hope to get it done asap so I can start on the next one. A telepathic girl.

I'll close out today with the coloring I've been playing around with. Enjoy.
Over and out.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sketches, Covers, Portraits and Making Up For Lost Time

Hey there kids, I guess it's been awhile. I finally got my hands on a new sketchbook. Life has been a little crazy this summer, maybe when it gets cold and I don't want to be outside all the time I'll post more often. Anyway. I did some work for a friend and I got paid with a new intuos4 wacom tablet. It is so cool. I've been trying to get back the skills I had in school on this thing, so I've been doing portraits of myself since I'm a convenient model. This is my latest one, it might be turned into one of three labels for jams my friends and I are making to enter into the County Fair. Precious, right? Anyway, I really like how it turned out. I think these are my new favorite colors right now.

Here is the in-progress of another book cover I am doing for a friend. It's for a poetry book about Athena, so naturally the subject is on the cover. I like where it is going, let's hope I knock this one out of the park because I want my friend's book to sell really well.

So back to the new sketchbook. For some reason I've been on a portrait/landscape kick as of late. I'll post the landscapes when I finally get around to photographing them, but for now here are two of the portraits. The first one is a whacky skewed perspective of myself (my mirror was at a weirdo angle). I really love how it turned out. The second is my friend Mary from memory. It looks like her and doesn't look like her, but that's how memory goes.

These last two sketches are of Spiro during one of our Junk Yard Dates. They are the best kind of dates. I get to take tons of photos and make sketches of interesting things and he gets to pull random parts out of cars. Then a lovely shared romantic lunch in the back of a pick-up. Go sketching from life!

That's all for now. I have some finished work I need to photograph, so I'll post that soon. Over and out.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First New Post In For-Ev-ER

So life kind of caught up with me there for a little bit, so no real time to update this guy. Anyway, a lot is going on. I got hired to do a few book covers. Mostly just work for hire collage work, but one of the covers is my original work. It's my first real legit, getting paid for job. Sorry to all those folks I barter with, those are real jobbie jobs too. On that note, I have two new flyers to post. Both shows are well past, but that's ok too.

Also recently, I designed a tattoo for a friend of mine. I can only post the artwork now, because I can't seem to remember my camera when I see him. Hopefully I will have awesome shots of the finished product and I will post them as soon as I can. Ok kids, back to work. I'll post the finished book covers when they tell me I can. Hopefully soon.

Over and out, space cadets!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Finished up another flyer for my friend Bob. I really like how this one came out. I think it actually might be my favorite. It just all came together in this one. I'm really happy with it and I hope the show has a large turn out.

I started a new scratchboard, yeah I know a week before Lunacon, but it's a present for a friend.

Over and out.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Totally Slacking On Posts, A Travesty

I really need to get back on the horse of posting often. This time round, I've got two new flyers and a quickie scratchboard (i did it in 3 hours, which is a fraction of the time I usually spend on a project).

This first flyer I did for my friend Bob, his band the Chariots were playing. I think it's pretty effective. I got my point across cleanly and the turn out was good. I really need to start signing my flyers or putting my website at the bottom.

This flyer I did for my friend Michelle. She and a partner put on a dance/music night in DC. I got mixed reviews on this flyer. I like it, but some people didn't. Can't please everyone.

Lastly, a quickie scratchboard I did for a forum thread about H.P. Lovecraft and Cthulhu in art. I like it. I think if I had spent more time on it then it would have been much tighter.

Ok space cadets, that's enough for today. I have two large scratchboards at the point of completion but there needs to be a kinkos trip to scan them. I am not at all equipped to take on projects of that magnitude with my scanner. Over and out.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Trickster Series Is Complete

Last but not least in the series, the Hare/Rabbit. Found frequently in folk tales of south eastern America. Think Br'er Rabbit. I think the colors worked out well on this one. They print really well at least.

I suppose this means I need to color the first one in the series. I'll get on that tomorrow. Over and Out.

Two More Scratchboards, Now In Color!

So this long snowed in weekend has led me to be quite productive.

First we have the second in the Trickster series. This time it is the Crow, found in many of the North Western tribes' folklore. I really like the color work I did here. It's the first time I have worked with color in my personal work in a long time.

Next we have a steam punk jet pack girl. I mostly did this to try and sell at Lunacon. Nerds like steampunk, right? Duh. Anyway, another trip into color. I'm not sure I like the color work here as much as I like it for the above piece. Might need a little more playing around.

Coming soon, I have to finish coloring the last in the Trickster series and finish up a half way done scratch board. I'm on pace to definitely reach my goal amount of work for Lunacon. Over and out.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Trickster Archetype 1: the Coyote

It's been a long time since my last post, it is a disgrace I know. To make up for this egregious mistake, I bring you a finished board and a new flyer and my life in sketches tomorrow. So much to get done before March, but I can do it. This board is the first in a tryptic about the trickster archetype in native american culture. The Coyote is an archetype found in the Hopi indian and other SW tribes. Next on the list is the Raven, native to the Inuit and other northern tribes. Last will be the hare, found in the Cherokee and SE tribes.

More tomorrow, good night. Over and out.