Wednesday, January 28, 2009

away but good

I have not updated in awhile, i have been working. I have been bustin my ass! But all for good. I am trying to make a new job work, along with my friend and her friends who have put this wonderful thing together. I can not upload work yet, but i can share the link that ginah has given me on the news paper article that was done on the new magazine that is coming out.

I am basically working two jobs right now, my day job and then come home and do the magazine at night. My workouts in the gym have suffered, but this is more important. Especially in this time of job uncertainty. And of course my job well falls into the area of "At Risk". In reality i walk into work each day wondering when they are just going to tell me to go home. So all my extra efforts and energies are going to make all the work I do for the magazine rock!

Here is a link to the article that the news paper has done on the new magazine that will hit the streets in Feb of 09.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

pieces for show

Title for top image is "Party Games"

Middle image is "My Ghetto Blaster is Bigger Than Yours"

Bottom image "My First Flame Thrower"
So in my recent work, I have done 3 pieces for a gallery show down in Torrence, or Redondo Beach CA. Well not sure exactly where the gallery is. Look at me on top of things. Well I will know where it is soon enough. Here are the three pieces that I am submitting for the show "It Came From The 80's". I love the title and hope you enjoy my pieces.

Monday, January 12, 2009


Well I have work to do right now. But I want to try and keep with posting. Try and get new images up and in view that I am working on or have worked on. I am happy that I have work to do right now, even though that is after I have gotten off of work. I have multiple illustrations that I have to get done in two weeks. I am not super worried about getting the work done, but I am wondering how much detail I can cram in within the time period. I guess the detail worry is in the coloring. I am going to be using photoshop, as that is what I feel I render best in. If I had the ability to just not do anything but explore painting techniques I would, but I have responsibilities I have to tend to. I like painting but it is not the affect I want for this.

I am really excited about the project. It is a cover and internal illustrations for a new magazine coming out in Las Vegas on the cities life and culture. I was brought into this project by a good friend I use to work with at Applause while doing toy design. I am not going to divulge any details on the cover art or concept until I am given the ok.

Sorry I got a little carried away. The piece I have attached to the blog is a recent piece that I did for a good friend down in Seattle for one of his poems. We have been working together on quite a few creative projects lately and with some great results. This work is for a poem called "Phallic" I will get the ok from Jonathan to upload the poem.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

send in the clowns pt 1

Well like it or not I have always been facinated by clowns. People hate them, are frightened or terrified by them. Well that is what works for me. I never went to the circus growing up, so my only interface with clowns is through TV or print media. I went to a circus once in college to use for the opportunity to take photos for a photography class I was taking, but no real clown shots were taken.

I went through a phase where I was experiencing a artist block. I could not think of what to draw, so I used my movies on pause to do quick sketches of the screen shots. I really spent a lot of time working with weird clown movies. Favs that I worked from would be "Killer Clowns From Outer Space", "Funhouse", "IT", "Clown At Midnight" and "Shakes The Clown" with maybe some others in there I can't think of. Once the quick pencil was done I used Tria markers to do the color rendering. This was also while I was doing Toy Design at Applause, before they collapsed. So this was also a great exercise for marker rendering.
I will be uploading these in sets.