Friday, November 26, 2010

Kung Fu Panda

Tonight, I watched Kung Fu Panda. The character design and animation was some of the best I have ever seen. A lot of inspiration!

(Still not a fan of Jack Black!)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Birthday Under Her Black Wings

For all of my family and friends' birthdays, I try to create a card for them. Yesterday was my friend Robin's 30th birthday. I sat down to draw him a card not knowing what was going to come out. Well, after looking at too much Juha Helminen, Thomas Hooper, Chris Conn Askew, and Marvel Comics, this quick little number came out.

3''x5'', ink on watercolor paper

Here is Robin and DJ (Fancy)Pants celebrating the birthday:

hot cats

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3''x5'', ink on watercolor paper

Who wants one?

An amazing but unrelated video:

Ceramics Project

It was recently my Grandmother's 80th birthday. I wanted to make her a special gift that she could appreciate. What I decided on was putting some of my images on ceramics. It was a little trickier than I had hoped but they ended up nice.

I used Pebeo Porcelaine 150 markers to put the images on the ceramics.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Q's Elephants

With the impending birth of my nephew Q, his parents invited me to create a painting for his room. I was excited at the idea.

Here is his room:

I wasn't sure what to do and naturally went with the already existing elephant theme. Since the work would have to be shipped, size was a concern. That led me to do a triptych to best use the wall space. I am happy with the outcome and so are Q's parents. I hope the paintings serve to visually enrich Q's world.

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3 12''x12'' collage, acrylic on board

Maybe I should start taking commissions. ;)

"bamboo earrings, at least two pair"

I find that if art is too forced, I lose interest. Sometimes, I have to switch it up from odd little creatures and do a hot cartoon lady... or something like that.

This started out on a 5''x3'' ink drawing. Then, I magically transported it onto the 6''x12'' board.

collage, acrylic



Life is like a constant struggle of priorities. I aim to give my art (and this blog) the attention and energy they deserve.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Synth Britannia

Synth Britannia is an amazing BBC documentary chronicling the rise of synth music from its experimental dystopian beginnings in the late 70's to the synth pop of the early 80's. There is an incredible amount of behind-the-scenes tales. I found it interesting how progressive and punk-like early synth musicians were.
The genre of synth pop grew up alongside me in the 80's and play a crucial role in my views on art still today.

Human League.Gary Numan.Ultravox.Depeche Mode.Yaz(oo).Normal.OMD.Soft Cell.Joy Division.

PLEASE NOTE: YouTube has the video available in 9 parts. However, Warner Music Group disallows the final 9th part to be viewed!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

On To The Next One

As a sort of Happy New Year- Hov's "On To The Next One"
Since the drop of Blueprint III, Jay Z has been reinventing hip hop x rockstar.

Not sure about all the visuals, but as a whole- quite impressive.