Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Waiting for the Bus

The past couple of months have been crazy as I have mentioned in some of my previous posts before. I'm gearing up for an art show in LA this coming June (details coming soon) and I have been doing a bunch of commission work which has been great. Which is what leads me into this post, this is a commission piece that I just finished and had been working on for a while. It's actually the biggest painting I've ever done, it's a whole 4 feet wide by almost 2 feet tall. While this piece was huge, it was a blast to work on. As for the subject matter, the only thing better than drawing monsters and businessmen, is getting to put them in the same painting! Below is the painting (Shrunken down of course) and I also included a close up view of the monster.

48" x 18" Acrylic and Paper Cut-Out

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Something from the pile

So I've been doing some digging through some of my old work recently an came across this one I did a while back. I've always loved drawing monsters and the kids they want to eat, and this piece is no exception.

8" x 12" Pen and Ink and Digital

Monday, April 14, 2008

Muir Woods

So this weekend my fiancee thought it would be a good idea if I took a break from drawing and painting 24/7 and spent some time outdoors for a change. So Crystal and I set out to explore Muir Woods. For those of you who don't live around the San Francisco area or haven't heard of Muir Woods, it's a forest / park north of the city near the town of Marin. Anyways, it was awesome to say the least, we had a great time and it was exactly what I needed to get a great break. The funny thing is, is that the bulk of these pictures were taken before we even got to the park, we had to park so far away that as we were walking to the park, we came across a small trail / path off the side of the road and thought we'd have a look. It seemed like the kind of place we'd come across David the Gnome and some Trolls, just a little too nice and fanciful. Anyways, here are some of the pics, just no gnomes. Sorry about that.

Crystal leading me down a lovely Thomas Kinkade-esqe path to certain death

Some nice flowers

Still smiling about leading me into a Thomas Kinkade forest of pain

The best view of me

Probably one of the only pictures taken inside the Muir Woods park

My favorite picture of the day!

Monster Bubble Bath

So this is a commission piece that I did a few weeks back. It was for someone who loves to read, and so when you like to read the only thing better than reading one book, is two, three or four books. Anyways I've been doing lot's of commission work recently and it's been fun so I'll be posting more that I've been doing over the past couple of months.

7" x 12" Acrylic and Paper Cut-Out

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Opposites Attract

One of my favorite ideas to play off of when I'm sketching is the concept of extreme opposites. It always gets me laughing and wanting to push the limits as far as I can. This one is pretty tame just playing with the idea of a cute and sexy girl waiting for a bus and a creepy guy who likes looking at cute and sexy girls while waiting for hopefully the same bus. I'm not sure where this guy is, probably bar tending at a bowling alley or hanging around a college campus, but I would love to meet him, as for the girl, I know exactly where she is, which means I should probably apologize to my fiancee Crystal for drawing her into this situation, however it's so much fun, that I'll just have to apologize again because there will definitely be more!