Monday, June 30, 2008
These two pieces were created for a group show at the Lunar Boy Gallery, titled "Pink Elephants". Essentially, the theme was about drinking. I wanted to make something light and limited in palette. Bird Fountain is the blue piece, and Champagne Forest is the pink one.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I did this poster for Top Shelf Comix. My friend Brett asked me to make something fun and full of strange characters. It's great when you get a project that fulfills your need to create a visual party with something functional, like announcing an anniversary. If you love comix, check out Top Shelf's website! http://www.topshelfcomix.com/
This painting appeared in the show "Pirates!" at the Lunar Boy Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. This was definitely the most fun I've had researching imagery. There's a faint yellow tone to the piece, because that was my way of antiquing the color and bringing a more unified look to the image.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
This is Underdog. She's a munchkin, but her attitude is that of a beastie three times her size. She is constantly outsmarting me. My suspicion is that she secretly runs a dog-fighting ring in my basement when I'm at work. Don't let those pale green eyes fool you. Her cuteness is dwarfed by her voracious appetite for destruction. It sent shivers up my spine when I overheard her quote Fight Club to a puppy, "You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all a part of the same compost pile." Brrrrrrr. Chilling.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Suzanne Muldowney is a performance artist and the living embodiment of the cartoon character Underdog. She appears in parades across the country and does interpretive dance as the famed hero, as well as Vlad the Impaler and Spectrum the Ghost. She even makes her own costumes! A while back some friends of mine, Boris Gavrilovic and Leon Martin made the film My Life as an Underdog about her. Well, the project was taking a long time, so I made this painting to encourage Leon to keep going. If you get the chance, see the film...it's wonderful.
So I did this portrait for a client who wanted to give her friends an anniversary present. Tattoos and all. I happen to love tattoos, so this was pretty much a dream job. The image later appeared in Michael Fleishman's book, How to Grow as an Illustrator. This style is rather different for me, but it was wickedly fun to paint.