Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Haunter of the Dark

Another Lovecraft inspired drawing. More of this style of shading I've been into lately. Going to keep it up for as long as I can hopefully it continues developing.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Cultist

Had a lot of fun with this and got some great input from my facebook friends.

This design is for sale.

Skull Totem

Newer piece. Still continuing with the splatter shading I've been into lately.

This design is for sale.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Eyesosceles (redux)

This time up for voting at DBH. So far, whenever a design finishes a voting period without a victory and I want to try another competition site, I usually add another color way - Something a little different to give it some freshness. For this I added a 1 and 2 color option. I like it and it works on a lot of colors. It's pending approval at DBH

The Sea Gives No Quarter

Up for voting at DBH

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Firebird Resurrection

Been on this spray/splatter brush kick for a bit… Initially I was just using them here and there in my drawings as accents or shadows, portions of backgrounds etc…

I thought it would be fun creating entire pieces with them, and the ones I've done have been. So far the process is kind of of mix of the the vector stuff I was doing in my first few DBH subs and the drawing approach I currently use a lot. I start with a simple drawing (or sketch) then cut vector shapes like an airbrush artists cuts a mask and break the illo into pieces that way. Then once I get to something I like, I use it as a foundation (or base). I make more masks above and/or below the "base" image and build the drawing that way. PS is so awesome. I remember when it was all about tracing paper and light tables (even used a window a few times) for transferring a sketch and it took a long time to get things done.

I used to draw a lot in pencil and was all about the smudge stick and I think that's part of it. Another is I had to take a break from the usual ..I can't stand drawing the same piece over and over and that's what I feel I was doing. At least my approach was the same; it gets boring and when I get bored it shows in my art. I'm sure I'll get back to drawing detailed illustrations soon. It's just nice to take a break now and then and luckily for now, I can still afford to.

It's up for scoring at Threadless.

Score 'Firebird Resurrection"

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Arrowhead Dreamer

I've been trying to go the series route (albeit loosely) and stick with illo themes a little bit. In this case (graffiti inspired arrows). Here's the second one and it's pending approval at Threadless.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Valley of the Kings (Redux)

Really liked the original, just thought since some time has passed what would I do with it now...Here's the result. I made the overall composition smaller and simplified the coloring. The sun is peaking out more often these days and it's influence has been an interest in brighter colors.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Here's a new one just came together while sketching. Once I had it going, I liked the overall composition and didn't want to clutter it too much.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Valley of the Mountain Goat (qetza remix)

Here's a design by Biotwist (Jonah Block) I redid. I saw an early sketch of his original and this kind of De Kooning/Picasso -esque charcoal look came to mind. I hadn't looked at either of those artists works in quite some time, but their work (especially De Kooning) I've always liked.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ursa Major (Zodiac Bear)

I'm still torn on what to call it, so I gave it two.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Big Chief Dream Pipe for voting at S2S

Saw this went up today for voting. Please vote if you like it.

Space Art up for voting at DBH

This is my second collab with Biotwist and it would be awesome to get it printed at DBH.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day of the Dead Face (In Outer Space) at DBH!

My design "Day of the Dead face (In outer Space)" is February 24th, 2011 Tee of the Day at Design by Humans. I think it looks great and looking forward to seeing it in person. Hope it sells a bunch.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Eyesosceles (redux completed)

Subbed to Threadless and waiting for approval.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Eyesosceles (redux)

Been wanting to redo this one for a while. I started something a few months back, and finally had a chance and train of thought to wok so more on it.

Saturn takes a Vacation

Collaboration with Biotwist. As soon as I saw the sketch, I had a simplistic line art style in mind.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Dream Quest

New one up for voting at DBH. This along with a few other ideas was originally submitted to The Ropeadope Design. "Spirit Dream" was chosen. I liked what I had started with this and worked it a little more. Thought DBH would be a good place to sub it. I have a few more unfinished pieces I want to complete before too long.

Thursday, January 13, 2011