Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Asexual Frustration



16"x20"

Over the summer, James Heimer was so kind to invite me to be part of a propaganda art show he was curating. Although I had the concept down, and the initial drawing, I was unable to silkscreen the design in time. Better late than never, I suppose.

So my concept here is simple. Wouldn't the world's inhabitants be so much more productive if sexual attraction were nonexistent? The illustration above portrays an androgynous couple unable to display affection. The spores were added not just for their aesthetic value, but their asexual instincts. We could definitely learn a thing or two from these guys.
In no shape or form am I asexual, of course, but it's practical at least in theory.




Tuesday, October 11, 2011

So Glad to See You Here. Are you there?

Keeping busy lately, keeping sane lately. Lots of projects in the works. I've been going back and forth between painting flash and personal work, trying to find a good balance.


So by recommendation of Jae Connor, I've been borrowing Sailor Jerry designs that I enjoy and piecing them together to create my own flash. This has been a great practice routine for me, since I've never really used watercolor before, or at least used it correctly. I've been using a brush for both outlining and color. Finally starting to get the hang of it.
I'd like to thank my coworkers Jae, Morgan, Johnny and Don for all the help and guidance they have given me.


Here you might notice I was feeling a little daring, and decided to get a little more experimental with color. How rebellious.



I was a little inspired, and had a vision for the perfect Joan Crawford tattoo, so I painted it. I hope to one day tattoo this on someone.



"Baba Yaga"
ballpoint pen, gouache, & watercolor on wood 12"x24"

I've had the idea for this painting sketched out for months now, and finally had the urge to make it happen. For those of you who don't know, if there is even anyone out there, Baba Yaga is a witch from Russian folklore who lives in a hut that stands on chicken feet and has a hunger for children.





And in other news my good friends Max and Alex of Burn Books have asked me to participate in a poster series of 10 artists, which will soon be available to purchase on their website. The posters are being silk screened by us on 20"x26" paper. I've definitely enjoyed printing again. It's been far too long. I will be sure to post the outcome of this relatively soon.

And lastly, I am traveling back to my illustrative roots, beginning to write some comics again, finishing some old ones. I've been realizing it's important to switch up mediums. It's what has been keeping me consistently creating without getting bored.
If you're out there, thank you, and come back soon.

Friday, August 12, 2011

ROCK AND ROLL OVER AND DIE



ink & brush on bristol, 11x17

Another commissioned poster for Big Eyes, soon to be silk screened posters and t-shirts. Loosely inspired by the most legendary customer of Electric Lotus, who shall remain nameless:


Inverted cross by Jae Connor

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sheer Mac Attack


watercolor, 11"x14"

Slowly but surely easing back into the world of productivity. I recently started an apprenticeship with the snazzy Jae Connor at Electric Lotus Tattoo, and couldn't be more jazzed. Here is my first sheet of flash, inspired by the iconography of the fast food industry. Special thanks to my killer coworkers, Johnny McLaughlin and Morgan Reed for the collaborative inspiration.

Also, in case you haven't noticed, I've been hard at work attempting to diversify and expand my choice of adjectives. I've been using the word "awesome" too much, and I believe it's time for a funkier selection.
Yes, life has been simply hair-raising lately.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Viral Psychedelia


A limited selection of my silk screened prints are finally available for sale. I would be extremely grateful if you make your purchases HERE at my new Etsy shop.
More prints listed soon!




Monday, May 2, 2011

Big Eyes



ink & brush on bristol, 11"x17"

This is a commissioned poster I made for my good friends, Big Eyes. It's the first show flyer I've designed, and I actually had a great time working on it. The poster will be silk screened on neon green paper, and a limited amount will be available to purchase. You can check out their blog linked above, and make sure to listen to some of their awesome tracks here.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Wasting away in New Jersey

Oh, hello. Remember me? Well I'm still alive, and in fact better than most other times. Here is a recent piece inspired by my migration back to the filth that is my home town.

"New Jersey"
ballpoint pen, gouache, watercolor on wood, dimensions "12x"24