Sunday, December 28, 2008
Here's a piece I made for the latest Family Guy art series. I tried to make it in the style of a an old school Playboy comic artist named Erich Sokol. Quality prints should be available soon at http://www.acmearchivesdirect.com/
Monday, November 10, 2008
Okay. Here are FIVE NEW POSTS! I've been gone a long time because I couldn't find my blog password. But now that I've posted these, I may be running out of pictures! Anyway, this one is based off a still from a sexy Italian movie! Enjoy!
Here's one I did based off a black and white photo my Dad took of me and my brother Mike. I'm usually the most disgruntled looking one. My Dad used to be a sweet newspaper photographer. Lots of my early paintings and drawings were based on his awesome work!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
This one is very significant because I began this one a long time ago when I considered myself a painter. Then I took a break and had an animation career. Seventeen years later I came back to it. I solved the problem I was having by changing the realistic deep red background into an abstract blueish background with designs drawn on it. Thank you John Singer Sergeant.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I guess I consider this painting ALMOST finished. There's a lot of characters so it takes longer than usual. And I'm learning that I don't like painting such tiny people with shaky hand. This one's a tribute to another of my fave bands - Sigur Ros from Iceland, a country that's supposed to have the greatest public educational system in the world.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Here's one of the first ones I did that seemed to strike a chord as being the "my style" that I was looking for. Tweaked yet realistic characters in a crooked yet believable universe. Painted in my parents' garage on the first summer after graduating art school.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Another one of my favorite people. Janeane Garofalo is the straight talking wiseass chick who always adds a certain attitude and truth to anything she's in. Some of my faves: "Reality Bites", "Mystery Men", "Big Trouble", and "The Matchmaker", not to mention her work on the classic Ben Stiller Show. One of the most articulate voices of my generation. I worked on a student film with her once and still see her in my dreams.
Friday, March 14, 2008
This post marks the 2nd page of pictures since starting my blog. To view previous pictures click the archive link to the right, or click "older posts" at bottom. Here's another big one. I wished I had used a bit more maskings to get straight edges. But at least the crooked lines give it a different quality than a photograph would have.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
This is a large painting I made that was inspired by toy fish I used to get in cereal boxes. They used to have awesome toys in cereal when the price of oil/plastics was cheap. My dad said the toy was actually less expensive than the cereal it displaced. See if you can find all 12 different kinds (hint: there's a grey flying fish in the upper right corner).
Monday, February 18, 2008
The creative process is mysterious. It's part skill, part knowledge, and part hard work. But it's really amazing when it's in large part inspiration. That's why I chose this painting of Regina Spektor to be the first post on my new blog. To me, her music taps into a spirit that's both whimsical and deep, emotional and intellectual. When I paint, I aspire to do the same.