Tuesday, November 25, 2008
As cartooning is rooted in my heart, I blended into the graffiti world quite easily. Truth is one of my best friends badgered me for quite a few years before I gave into doing graff with him. Well as a result I am still doing some amount of graff to this day. I am spending more of my energies trying to take what I have learned from the streets and transform it to business. I started writing back in 96 or 97 while living in Ventura ca. I mainly worked on stickers that I freely gave away by the hundreds and spread like a disease across a large area of so cal. To this day I still get requests for some of my oldest stickers from people I do not know. It has been a great experience meeting and getting to know the different artist I have been exposed to through graffiti. The level of thought and creativity that is put into works by the artists I have known I truly inspiring. I would say this design is a tribute to my love for the streets and the people I have met on and from them. This SDC (social deviant culture-or-scott david cattanach) city block illustration has my love for detailed illustrations and cartooning intertwined with the respect I have for the different graff artists I have had the pleasure of meeting and calling friends. This piece is not quite done, it has some more rendering to go. I am using this as a progress piece and will update with finished piece when it is completed.
I love drawing goofy cartoon characters. Monkeys have been a sketchbook focus for a couple years now. This is one of the better characters from those drawings. This will be used for a marketing piece at the printing co. that I work for. I have the ability to use my own artwork when creating our marketing.
In this blog you will see and read about projects I am working on for myself or work being done for other projects I involve myself in or have in the past. I have other online presences, but I am going to attempt to keep a current blog on projects.
I enjoy working in a wide range of styles and mediums. I have a deep root in cartooning and comics above everything else. I have a large amount of stories that I am trying to work and finish among other work. I would say I use the wide range of styles to keep myself interested and not burned out.
I grew up in Ventura CA, but now live in Everett WA up near seattle. I work as a graphic designer for a print company. While working on all of my other work on the side.