Sunday, August 30, 2009

Shirt Design

Did this shirt design for the band Unholy. This is just a preview of what it will look like. The original design had a white background but was cut out to be put on a black shirt. I think it looks great! Can't take credit for the type, but it looks good too, and I think it fits with the image pretty well. They were very specific with what they wanted: A devil hanging upside-down from a cloud eating the entrails out of a creature with an animal head of some kind. I added the rest of the stuff, some for the sake of balancing the design. Shirts should be printed in October sometime. I will post a picture when I get mine.

This was the quick thumbnail sketch sent to me by the band. Original idea had the creature with entrails being held up by two floating skulls or a sun and a moon. These were later eliminated.

This is my sketch in pencil

This is my finished drawing after revisions

This is the preview of how the shirt will be printed

Next on the list....

Today I need to start working on my piece for the "Family" show at Launch Pad, which will be exhibiting at the beginning of October in Portland, OR. Only problem is I am going to Baltimore for 2 weeks very soon, which may cut short my time to work on this. I guess I can try to get it done in the next few days, or, try to work on it while in Baltimore, or just try to do it all while I get back. Either way, I should at least start sketching it out today. We shall see. I don't have my idea completely refined yet, but a lot of that happens during the sketching stage for me. Keep you updated.

Good vs Evil Blog

Got a little shout out today on the Good vs Evil blog site! Thanks Dan :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Today's small accomplishment

Today was one of those days where you just feel annoyed, but there is no one big thing you can pinpoint, it's a bunch of little things all added together that fuels this. Anyway, despite feeling irritated, I managed to get a lot done with this drawing I was working on. It's my submission to Belio magazine for their theme of "Back to the roots" (a pretty cool theme). There were a few times I didn't know how this would come out (that inevitably always happens) and as usual, it worked out in the end. I feel pretty happy with it, despite the minor struggles with decision-making.

"At the End of the Day"

Here's a few pictures of the working stages:

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Got Gooo?

I was very excited to get my copies of Gooo Magazine in the mail the other day. I participated in issue #7 a while back and had been anxiously awaiting the release of it for a long time. The theme of the issue was "Witchcraft" and participants were encouraged to expand their interpretation of the theme as much as they liked. There are some really great entries in the book, some from people who you probably know like Nate Williams, Alexei Vella, and Fumi Mini Nakamura. While the majority of the artists were from Argentina (Gooo's place of origin), there were also some from Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Japan, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, Mexico, Israel, Taiwan, and Indonesia. Also, can't say enough good things about the nice printing of the book. The paper is both matte and glossy with vibrant color printing.

Below is a picture of my entry:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Art and the great outdoors

Hey everyone,

I just got back last night from an 11 day vacation in Vermont. Also spent some time in New York, but was mainly in Burlington, and North Hero Island. So beautiful! I had told myself I would draw on this vacation, and I did ONE complete drawing. Not as prolific as I would have liked to be, but I did try a few times and it was just too hot in the sun. I'm posting a picture of the drawing I did while sitting at the picnic table behind the house on the cliff off the lake. I used charcoal since it's a nice quick medium. It was fun and surprisingly challenging drawing from real life again.

Much of my time was spent taking photographs. There was just so much to document everywhere I looked. I took over 700 pictures.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Video experiment

I thought I'd try a video/art experiment and make a short video of an old sketchbook (I've been seeing some sketchbook videos of other artists lately and thought it was a brilliant idea). This sketchbook was one I kept from May 2007-November 2007. Sorry this video is not the best quality. I wish I could have turned the pages slower, but I needed to fit the flickr video time limit.

The music is by Michael Andrews and was composed for the film Donnie Darko. I thought it fit the video and the length of the track was perfect. Just wanted to make it clear I am in no way taking credit for this great music.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You Thought We Wouldn't Notice

A very interesting site for artists and designers everywhere, although sometimes sickening to look at.

It really makes you think about the line between inspiration and plagiarism.

Monday, August 3, 2009

More sold art

Just shipped 5 sold drawings to Lori in Washington D.C.. They were all from 2007 when I kept a daily art blog.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

"We Are Awake" pictures

Hey everyone,

Just thought I'd post some pictures from the "We Are Awake" show I have some pieces in @ Double Punch Gallery in San Francisco. Regrettably, I was not able to attend the opening, but my friend Ellen drove down from Portland for the opening, and took some great pictures for me. I also am posting some pictures taken by the curator of the show Ryan, and (when I get them), some pictures my parents took. My parents just happened to be in San Francisco a few days before the opening, so they dropped in to see the gallery and got some pictures while they were doing hanging.

Art from the show is available for purchase HERE.

Here are some pictures from Ryan. A few were taken before the opening and a few during.

a few from the opening:

Here are a bunch of photos Ellen took at the opening: