Monday, May 30, 2011

an old, old one

So today marks the first day of my wife entering the working world again, leaving me alone with the my kids ... and all the chores. I thought that maybe I could get some work done this morning, give the boys lunch and get some more art done in the afternoon.

I was wrong.

There are so many stupid little chores and tasks to do during that day that it's a full time goddamn job and I was a fool to think this would be a cake walk. Interruptions and distractions were everywhere. I'm hoping that the evening, after the kids are in bed, will be my time to get productive.

Otherwise we're all in a lot of trouble. Me more than you.
Old image of an old one that hangs on my wall.

Friday, May 27, 2011

old blue eyes

What a day today turned out to be. The only real thing of note is that my wife has officially joined the realm of the working class ... and she starts on Monday. Big cheers for her, it gets her out of the house and amongst the living adults for the first time in 8 years. She is stoked and so am I ... because now that she will be making the ca$h I don't have to bust my hump as hard, and I can refocus on honing my craft and polishing my skills.
Win - win.

Image below is one I made for last octobers dark art exhibit at Posers ... didn't have anything new today that I can show just yet.

cya monday

Thursday, May 26, 2011

my brain THREW up

A while back I was commissioned to zombify the band Threw. So like most jobs I started off with a big B A N G - lots of doodles, lots of excitement, lots of great ideas.

Then like most jobs a distraction turned up, family issues arose, something in my head told me I couldn't do it, blah blah blah.

Then ... like most jobs ... I got the fire back and started ripping into the idea with a vengeance. Ink and paint flew everywhere ... it got messy.

A n d ... like most jobs ... I finished it.
It looks much better in real life ( so many details are lost ) ... and it measures about 11" x 15" ... one of the largest images I've ever done as a commission. I see so many parts I would like to redo or modify and adjust but I can't. It now belongs to the band.

And my wife said I worked on it long enough. She did the math ... apparently I only got paid about 2 bucks an hour to do this picture.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

i heart zombies

During some rare quiet time over the last few months I fooled around a little with an idea I had and have fine tuned and tweaked again and again. I think it's pretty much ready and done ... I don't really want to keep playing with it anymore. So now I am posting it and also trying to sell it on shirts or coffee mugs over at ... but my store is a mess so I guess I will have to start fixing it up and making it look nicer.

If you have a chance, let me know what you think and give a suggestion or two.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

my doodle is showing

Been feeling a bit over whelmed lately so I pretty much took off the long weekend to chill with the family, play some Wii and drink a little rye once the kids were in bed.

I like Rye, and it likes me.
Back to the regular schedule now, and seeing the end of a few projects coming up fast, but as always, there are other projects lurking in the shadows. Waiting until I let my guard down so they can jump me and beat the shiAt outta me.

Here's a doodle that I did on the cover of my big ass watercolor pad.

Friday, May 20, 2011

the week that left me drooling

It was a hell of a week that began with could read like a tragical comedy, complete with doctor visits, temper tantrums and a total disconnect. But, as I am always telling my wife ( and she is slowly starting to believe me ) , things worked out in the end. If it wasn't for the up and downs that life deals to us on a day to day basis things would surely be dull.

It would be nice if there were more ups than downs though.

Anyways ... artwork continues. Currently working on a portrait for the band Threw and another commission that I can't name just yet. Also looking in to setting up a table and an upcoming artshow in July to spread a little Zed infection, and nearly ready to pimp the shiAt out of myself on zazzle and other POD sites.

And the weather has been nice lately, so I've been working outside with the birds and bugs ... and my boys.
mirrors fear him

Monday, May 9, 2011

no cure

Not a full frontal lobotomy or electro shock therapy can cure the desease. If you try, eventually you will also die. We've all seen it happen in the movies so you know it's gotta be true.
Been spending a lot of time going through the blog of Sam Kieth lately and really getting inspired to try taking my mess to another level. It's hard to let go of old habits though and only time will tell if I actually achieve any improvement. I predict many days of frustration ahead. If anyone has any tips of links to sites that might be of interest, I would appreciate a link. Thanks.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

searching across time and space

That title pretty much sums up my existence these days. Searching for time and space ... mostly time. I am getting things done as slow as ever but now I'm doing it at every chance I get, and the results get posted here. I'm trying to work on my color blending and just laying out the shapes in red pen then going over it in black. I like the results but some people think the red pen detracts from the image. I could take that out with photoshop but I like it there. What's your thoughts?

Monday, May 2, 2011

the skull of cthulhu

Mondays kind of suck ... spent much of the day getting ready for the week, and getting back into the daily grind. Much more drawing to be done tonight but until then, there is this skull I did after lunch ... would Cthulhu's skull look like this?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Michael Ignatieff ...

Demonic Undead Lord of the Liberals ... or D.U.L.L. for short. :)

I used to be a bit of a liberal supporter, back in the day of Jean Cretien. He made politics interesting and funny as hell. Ignatieff, not so much. Harper, not at all ... so that leaves NDP or the Green Party, 2 of my favorite colors. Tough choice to make tomorrow.