November 30, 2014

The Nutcracker for the Northeast Atlanta Ballet

A commission for a favorite client.

Prints were also sold to raise money for the company as well as an auction for the original painting.  On my instagram you can see a little video of me painting it while watching "Rear Window".

So happy it's the Christmas season again - I love this time of year!

My mom used to take me to see the Nutcracker performances when I was little, she's a dancer herself - and I would see the dancers backstage putting on their makeup and stretching.

November 26, 2014

%25 Off + Twin Peaks on Nuvango

hey friends,

You can get %25 everything in my Nuvango store from now until December 1st :)

Even though I am selling Twin Peaks prints myself, I've also decided to release the image through Nuvango {Gela Skins} for greeting cards, canvas prints, tech cases and skins!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2014

Twin Peaks

A recently completed painting…

This is the first time in a while that I was able to fit in a painting completely for myself, just for fun, between my gallery schedule and making comics.

I had finally taken the time to sit down and watch all of the Twin Peaks 90s TV show.  SO HOOKED.  (I maintain that episodes 23-29 never happened and Audrey and Dale are in love forever)

I've done a bunch of David Lynch inspired paintings in the past, and his work tends to stay with me for a long time (whether the aftershock is good or bad).

Sometimes I'm worried about repeating myself but really, who cares, right - you just make the work.

This painting looks a bit different in person. You can see how the Acryla gouache glows so well!

Check out how Holbein Acryla Opera Pink gouache glows in this undoctored photo! >>

undoctored photo of the painting - check out that Black Lodge neon :)

Special Agent Dale Cooper

Twin Peaks opening

Dale Cooper, cherry pie, and the Log Lady

November 19, 2014

Yes, we're open

The studio is so busy this month, and really well into 2015!  Here are some projects I'm working on:

  1. Drawing issue 3 of Challenger and releasing the graphic novel with Kristopher Waddell + Mirror Comics
  2. Paintings for 3 galleries in California, 1 painting a month every month for the year.
  3. Making prints of my art for holiday shoppers
  4. New designs for Mowgli Surfwear
  5. Updating my woefully out of date portfolio site
  6. PIRATES OF MARS VOLUME 2!!! < My personal fav! 

I also wrapped up lots of artwork for Helmutt at the Worcester Art Museum for the last time - I've decided to leave the institution (with a very heavy heart) and I'll be curious to see if someone else will draw the character in my place.

One month left of fall, then into New England winter!

But that's ok, we have lots of coffee and cider and projects to do...

November 18, 2014

Close ups of Agatha painting

Agatha got a lot of warm orange and gold undertones in her skin.

I was going to cover her in flour - kind of regretting that I didn't do that.  Maybe I'll try it digitally to see how it looks.

 an attempt to illustrate a huge hotel with tiny tiny fine tip pens

I used some shimmery gold paint for a faux embossed look.

The photo captures the neon paint better than scanning.

Here's the full image again …

This original painting is sold - but I will be making prints of it in time for the holidays!
(9x12" for $20 ea)

November 15, 2014

Darla Deering (Ms. Thing) + Poison Ivy

Some recent commissions, Poison Ivy + Ms. Thing from the Fantastic Four

November 14, 2014

Recent commission - Margot & Richie from the Royal Tenenbaums

Here is another recent piece I did for, which is a pleasure because it seems people are asking for the coolest stuff lately!
  Margot & Richie from the Royal Tenenbaums

November 12, 2014

Pre-order: "Twin Peaks" + "Showa 40: Japan, 1965" prints

You can now pre-order prints of my most recent paintings!

They arrive from the printers in a few days, orders begin shipping out next week (Nov. 19th)

  • Available in two sizes, 9x12" or 11x17"
  • Archival ink jet print on 80 lb card stock paper, matte.
  • All signed by the artist (that's me, ha)
  • Shipping is USPS Priority Mail with tracking #, 2-3 biz days

Last date to order to be delivered by Dec. 22nd is Dec. 17th!

Thanks everyone!

November 10, 2014

Recent commission - Amazoness from Supaidaman

Amazoness from the Japanese Spider-man 60s TV show

Happy Anniversary Betty & Jordan!

If you'd like to order a commission as a holiday gift or for yourself, 
click the link below...
If you order from now until December 8th - 
you WILL get it in time for the holidays!

November 9, 2014

Making a painting: Japanese pop edition

Here are some progress shots from last month.  I tried my best to make sure all the toys and records, hair styles, school uniform and even the candy boxes were available in 1965.

It was super fun!  Going to continue this when I have the chance and make one for the 70s and then one for the 80s!

You can buy this piece - of which proceeds are donated to charity - this weekend at Heroes Complex Gallery in conjunction with Grateful Arts LLC.

Here was my process, which is typical of most of my paintings.

I look at lots of inspirational stuff, making sure i have good reference material.

I do sketches until a good idea hits.  Then I scan it and develop a base image for the under drawing.

I do a colored pencil drawing then choose my palette.

I like to finish tiny details and straight edges with colored pencil or markers that dry matte.  Sometimes markers give a terrible shine that looks fake on the gouache so I have to be careful.  Marvey Le Pens are pretty good.

 The finished painting.

This piece won't be available for long - the pop up show is only open for a weekend!

But you can get limited edition color variant prints from me, here, very soon.  They are at the printers as we speak.

Happy Friday!

November 5, 2014

Challenger comic is funded

Wow - thanks everyone!!  

Your gracious support has made Kristopher's comic a reality!

Going to start thumbnailing issue 3 next week.  Only 22 pages to go and the graphic novel is done, then I get to start on fulfilling commissions!  I love my job.

Here is another preview of issue #2 - raw art, no color or lettering yet.

November 1, 2014

Challenger issue 2 sneak peak + last week of fundraiser


It is the last week of our Challenger fundraiser via Kickstarter and are still a little bit off from our goal - oh my gosh I'm so nervous!

If you donate to our fundraiser one of the rewards is original art by me - and I love doing commissions for people!  

Please consider taking a look at our Kickstarter! It ends November 7th :)

Here are is an exclusive sneak peak at issue 2…  

which will be published with your help