Friday, April 30, 2010

The Bride.

Wooo hooo! She's just about here. Believe it or not, Nichole, our very own Baroness, at Hope just got hers in the mail. I hear tell she's Got a friend in High places, and got a wee bit of special treatment. I say this, cause I designed the darn thing, and I haven't gotten mine yet!
But never mind all that. Heres the flier we'll be running over the next couple of days. But we've got big doings for the Hell City Tattoo Festival, Ohio. More on that to come.
Hope ya dig er. I certainly do!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ooooh, My achin back!!!

Oh boo hoo me... No really IM dyin' over here. I threw my back out a week ago today, and its hurtin' like a son ova bitch. And of course IM busier than Hell at work with tattooing, nd side projects. Now granted I've only had to cancel one days worth of appointments, and IM struggling threw the rest. But the side projects are all but at a standstill at the moment, IM just trying to rest up a bit, and get better before I go away next week for the Tried & True show in Orlando.
My belly achin' outta the way, figured I'd post a couple of drawings IM doing for a client this Friday (that is if he digs em). It'll be a complete sleeve, when done, IM keeping the background, and filler stuff till later, when I actually put the stencils on him. So I know how much room I got to fool with.
The fair side to this hurtin back, is that I seem to be able to sit at my desk and work. As long as I don't get up to often, and go on any long walks.
Now time to hang with the ladies.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bad Back, and crappy days.

I wanted to title this post, Bad Backs, and Rainy day. But as it turns out, it pretty wonderful outside.
But that does not alleviate the pain I've been experiencing in my Back (lower back to be exact). If you know me, you may also know that about once a year, I suffer some pretty crappy back pains. Wether I throw it out moving something, spend all day hunched over a client tattooing, or Hell, just sneezing too hard. It happens, it sucks, and usually IM back in the game in a day or so.
But if you really know me, you may also know that there have really only been 2 other times that I threw my back out so bad that it required me taking several days off, and only 1 other of those instances, did I require, and go to see a doctor. Well this is on of those times. Tomorrow at noon, i've got myself an appointment with a doctor, and what I hope will be some relief.
But enough bout that. Suffice to say, very little has been done in the way of art. Like I said I worked my ass off till I could work it no more. Tattooing everyday, and than doing a bit of painting in the early evening, before leaving Hope for Home.
Which brings me to the art portion of this post. Its a rendering (Sketch, to finish) of my very own KidRobot toy, "The Bride". This lil lady will be made into a small limited edition, signed and numbered print that will accompany any and all of the "Bride" toys purchased from me.
We will also have a limited T-shirt available at the Hell City tattoo convention (while supplies last), of not this image, but one very similar. Very similar, because Its another drawing of the same Toy. suppose theres only so much I can think of doing with the lil lady. But whatever...
Hope ya enjoy the art, and I hope IM behind my easel sooner than later...

p.s. she's prismacolor "Very Thin" pencils, airbrush, and acrylic paint, on bristol board, and she measures about 12x17"

Friday, April 16, 2010

Head Cheese, anyone?

Well here's my submission to this years "Flesh to Canvas" art show, being held this May 15th-30th.

It was a long time coming but I've finally gotten er to a point IM happy with it.

You may notice that that is my head on the platter. But the more astute viewer may notice that this was my wife, who was gracious enough to pose for me.

As for my mug here, it was very interesting doing a self portrait. Originally I was gonna go for a bloody, fresh kill. But as I worked the image up, I thought the texture of the fairly recently deceased was more fun.

All in all, done. Now for the framing. Hope she's well received at the show. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the work.

Head Cheese, in progress.

Well, IM back at home (for now), and got blown off yesterday. So I did what any self respecting tattooist should. I spent the day at the studio painting my ass off. As some of ya may know I've only got a couple of weeks to complete this piece that IM hoping to put into the "Flesh to Canvas" show at NYC Last Rites Gallery. I started it what seems months ago, but really, its only been a few weeks (maybe a month). I will admit to having issues with it in the beginning, but I'd like to think IM working thru those.

I've still a bit to go, plus framing. So IM hoping that this weekend will be my time to shine. But with a bunch of tattooing to do, and whatnot, who knows. Fingers crossed...

I will admit its kinda fun doing a dead self portrait of ones self, but weird as well.