Sunday, April 30, 2006

New T-Shirt Designs!


Here's a couple new t-shirt designs added to my cafepress store

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Illustration Friday Submission - Under the Sea

This is a charcter I've been experimenting with lately. The backgrounds I've created for him, thus far, have been largely land based. So Illustration Friday's Under the Sea topic was a good excuse to create a setting more appropriate.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Big Foot Sightings?

Here's a project that's been marinating for a couple months. I received these stencil pieces of Big Foot from Tim Pewe, an amazing multi-talented artist, also from Michigan. Originally the idea was to geotag each of the pieces. Then publish the GPS coordinates in the local paper. From there anyone with a GPS (global positioning system) could set about finding the art. Unfortunately, the local paper changed their deadline date. From the time of the deadline until the time people would get their paper it was nearly 5 days. 5 days was just too long to have the art exposed to the elements. As a result I decided to take them on a road trip and place them in some very select small towns. So far there have been Big Foot Sightings in Fulton, Leonidas, Mendon and Centerville... with more to come. (For those who may not be aware, these are small towns in southwest Michigan).

Be sure to check out Tim's ecletic and inspiring mix of artistry Right Here!!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Randy Glass - One Amazing Stipple Artist!!!!

About a month ago I fired off an email to an illustrator whose style I tried to emmulate in my early years of illustration. His name is Randy Glass. I basically told him how influential he was to my career. Graciously he emailed me back appreciating my comments. Well last week, on a whim, I decided to submit his web site link to Surprisingly the next day accepted my submission and spotlights his work. Then about a week later, catching wind of drawn's spotlight, does their own. This is so cool because being showcased on Drawn is a big deal. Being on boingboing is an even huger deal. Having been in contact with Randy a couple times since, he's told me how almost mindboggling the traffic to his web site has been and about the many comments he's receiving. I couldn't be happier!!! It's so amazing to know other people are admiring his work just as much as I do. All because of a simple link on a web site. How cool is that!!! Go check out his amazing body of work here:

His Illustration site
The Drawn Link

Monday, April 24, 2006

American Express 15 second Film Submission

Here's my submission to American Express 15 second film competition. It was fun to try and edit content within a 15 second time slot.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Scotts Mill Walk-thru

Scenes from this weekends power and equipment show.

This ones for you TP ;)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Guerilla Art - First Batch of the Year Placed

Tonight my first batch of abstract art painted on cardboard made their way to the village of Vicksburg. In addition, I placed a few Sharpie drawings in select places.

Hopefully those who found the art will enjoy them... more paintings and drawings will be placed in the days and weeks to come.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Jone's Soda Winning Entry!


I just received word that one of my photos had been chosen by Jones Soda to be on their Root Beer labels. Yippee!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Illustration Friday - "Spotted" Theme


My pen and ink submission of a spotted owl for Illustration Friday's "Spotted" theme. I believe it was done in 1995.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Surreal Drawing - Fish Eye with Rose

This is another one of a series of surreal drawings I'm working on.

It's also a T-shirt design in my cafepress shop.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Public Art - Sharpie Drawings

Here's a couple 10 minute Sharpie drawings I'll be placing in public places for people to find.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Illustration Friday - "Speed" Topic

This is an illustration loosely based on a former neighbor.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

My New Online Store Now Open


I've been really happy with the quality products cafepress offers (t-shirts, mugs, hats, tiles, clocks, etc.). As a result I've decided to open my own cafepress online store to sell merchandise with my art and designs on them. I'll be periodically updating the store with new designs. Currently I'm focusing on cutsey wildlife images (shown above). In time I'll be adding some of my surreal images. For now, feel free to browse around and hopefully you'll find something you like. Click here for my online Store

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Oh the Temptation!!!


There's a small Taco shop here in town that I drive by nearly everyday. For whatever reason I was paying close attention to their signage and then began to wonder what I could spell using the words "HARD TACOS" well...
If you scramble the letters of HARD TACOS you can actually spell ROAD CATS... (with only the "H" left over). I have to admit, I am SO TEMPTED to actually change the signage. Unfortunately, I'm not gutsy enough to pull it off. So I Photoshopped it instead.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

"Spring" Illustration


My submission for illustration friday's "Spring" topic.