Here's my piece for Gallery1988's Crazy4Cult show that starts tomorrow
in New York. It's going to be an amazing show so if you live near NY
City, be sure to check it out! After the show opens the prints will be
available online here.
Sloth Love Chunk
Size: 9.5 x 13 (including border)
Limited Edition of 25, signed and numbered.
Printed on Moab Entrada 300gsm Bright White stock with archival inks.
I will also have 4 artist proofs available in my store at some point.
Obviously the name of my blog holds no meaning to me since it's been awhile since i've posted anything. Let's hope I can get better at that (although I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you).
Anyhoo, here's a sketch for today. I've really been diggin' Jolly Roger Bradfield's work lately (look him up if you don't know the name...he's a fantastic illustrator). I love how loose he keeps his drawings. He doesn't worry about wonky lines, or overlapping strokes. His work is quite whimsical and just plain fun to look at.
So here's my attempt at something like that, hockey in July. I'll probably throw some colors on this for tomorrow's post.
Work has been keeping me pretty busy so I haven't had the time to finish my newest Avengers' Day Off illustration, but I want to try and post more on here so here's a quick warm-up sketch I did this morning. Definitely a lot different than my normal style (and admittedly very John Romita-esque) but sometimes it's good to break away from your normal style and experiment a little bit.
Work has been keeping me busy but here's a look at the next Avengers' Day Off illustration. I already posted a shot of Hawkeye (via twitter/instagram) awhile back but here's a better look at it. I wanted to combine Hawkeye and Black Widow's day off since I see them spending it together.
Finally another one! I know, I know, I took way too long to get to the next in the series, but here it is! Hulk loves to smash even on his day off. He especially loves playing Smash-A-Loki and beating Thor's high score.
Nevermind that the "whac-a-mole" loki dolls look like little construction guys with hard hats on. Ah well...
True story: as kid, after watching the live-action Hulk tv show, I would run around
the house growling loudly, "I'm the incredible Huuuuulk!" and then
proceed to try and rip my shirt off.
I finally launched my new and slightly improved online store. I've added some new prints (including Woody and Buzz) and also added some buttons. Some of my older prints are even on sale now! You also get free shipping on orders over $50.
I had to take a quick break from the Avengers while i revamped my store. I definitely have more Avengers art coming and will also announce when the new store is online (should be later today). Until then, here is a sneak peek at what i'm working on.
My personal favorite from the Avengers movie (and all the other marvel
movies/short films he's in), Agent Phil Coulson. Phil loves his
job at S.H.I.E.L.D. so much that, even on his day off, he still goes to work.
Finally! Here are all four of the turtles, based on their action figures from the late 80's. These will all be available as solo, 8x8 prints, as well as two extra wide prints, one with all four turtles, and one with all four villains. I'll make an announcement here when they're available!
Update: Based on feedback I added open eyes to the other three turtles and made them each a bit more unique!
So a friend offered to print up color proofs for my two prints that will be in Acidfree's Fables and Fairy Tales gallery show at the end of March. The colors turned out fantastic and I can't wait to show them to you. Until then, enjoy these small previews!
For more info on Acidfree's upcoming show you can visit the website here.
Well i haven't been posting much lately and the reason for that is because we suddenly decided to move to a bigger place and are just now getting settled in (we moved last week). We've unpacked the essentials and finally have internet again so now it's time to catch up on work.
I really wanted to do a March of the Monsters again this year but my schedule for March is just insanely swamped so i don't know if it will happen or not. I'm still considering doing it, just not every day (i knew i should have name this An Illustration-Posted-Randomly Blog instead). So stay tuned!
So due to the fact that I've been reading stories to my kids and watching a little tv before bed, I had the weirdest dream last night. It was basically Arrested Development by Richard Scarry. In it, the narrator from Arrested was reading a Richard Scarry book, but to the plot of the show.
When i mentioned it on twitter, @cool_collected made a hilarious comment about Bananas Gorilla manning the banana stand. From that, I immediately knew I had to draw the scene where Gob tells George Michael to give him a "Gob" (his name for a double-dipped banana with everything on it) with Lowly Worm standing in for Gob (and of course Bananas Gorilla standing in for George Michael).
So here it is, a scene from Richard Scarry's Busy Development.
Well it's already been a month (and it went by way to quickly) and i'm still trying to live up to the name of this blog. Last month I experimented with a style, and while i enjoyed the end results, i didn't have as much fun creating it.
Yesterday, on the last day of my project, i set out to find a style that i enjoyed more at the drawing stage of the process and actually ended up with something i liked. I'm having so much fun with this style so i'm just going to keep on experimenting with it for the time being. Here is one of my all-time favorite superheroes, Plastic Man.
So I really feel like i'm fighting with my art lately. I'm not enjoying it like I used to and i feel like I spend more time creating vector shapes than anything else. I decided to try a process that was a bit more organic and less "digital," so here's the result! I have to say...I had a blast working on this. I didn't even take the time to sketch anything out, I just dove into Photoshop with some textured brushes and this was what happened. I hope you enjoy it!
With all the talk of the Captain Marvel reboot DC is planning i felt like drawing Captain Marvel Jr. (or is it Shazam Jr. now?). Since i've always loved Freddy's color scheme, i thought i'd take a stab at him, in a more kid-friendly style.
Today's illustration is another one for the Epic Armory project over on dribbble. I decided to do this one before i did any of the other old ones since the other guys all did there version of it. I've never been a huge Final Fantasy guy, but i've always loved this sword!