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.