Saturday, March 31, 2007

A Recent Character Illustration

Here's a recent character illustration for a line of sherbet ice cream. Definitely a fun project to work on. Can't say who the client is until they give final approval.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

ACEO Cards

Recently I decided to give ACEO cards a try. (2.5"x3.5" - Sharpie Marker on hand painted acrylic background). I've made a few sets of 12 but I'm still undecided whether or not I like doing them.

So far, many of them have been given to the boss' kids or sent out with some art trades.

Here's the history of ACEO cards:

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Bottle Return Gallery

A friend of mine owns a convenience store in a very rural area. Recently he offered up some "gallery space" in the store for me... above the bottle return area. Given that this friend of mine is also a serious artist we both get a kick out of this unlikely "gallery".... he says my paintings get a lot of puzzled looks.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Mouse Trap Art

Sometimes the Family Dollar store in my neighborhood has the best art supplies.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A Boat in My Living Room?


Michigan winters can be rough! So rough in fact that I contacted a bad case of CABIN FEVER. It was so bad that I went out and bought a small boat today. That boat currently sits in my living room.

Unfortunately, I discovered the boat's seats were horribly uncomfortable. So I placed one of those upholstered video game chairs in the middle.... it's so unbelievably comfortable now that I've been sitting in it while I watch tv.

Yep, just me sitting in my boat, watching tv, waiting for spring to come.... Sometimes I feel like Richard Dreyfuss in that scene from Close Encounters where he's sculpting mashed potatoes to resemble Devil's Tower.

On a saner note: I've been kayaking for a number of years now and it's just not as comfortable as it used to be. So I needed a change. I've had my eye on this small boat for quite awhile. It's only 7' long, less than 4' wide and weighs only 55 lbs. With the addition of the video game chair it's ultra comfortable.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

How to Draw a Face

Here's another video of my drawing process. This one depicts a stylized face.