Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Well tomorrow morning IM off to Las Vegas to visit friend Jime Litwalk and than drive out to CA to check out Nikko Hurtado, and the Black Anchor Collective Art show "Girls, Girls, Girls"
IM pretty excited to see the other works at this killer line up art show. Hope ta see some friends out there as well.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Yup, IM done! Very excited. Had the day off from tattooing today, so how did I spend? Like any other nut ball artist with nothing better to do with himself (unfortunately, others would tell you I have better things to do).
But I had good reason to stay in and paint, on my day off. Like I've been posting, IM in this show July 31st out in CA, and this was my last piece for said show.
I must admit that I did a pretty stupid thing. Against my better judgement I tried a new surface to work on. The other fellers in the shop (Eric Merrill, Tim Harris, and Phil Young) all work on this Pastel Board, and they get some amazing results (Mind you they don't suck at painting). I normally paint on gessoed illustration board, but being lazy, and not wanting to cut it, and than prep it. I decided to try my hand with the Pastel board. Wow, what a dumb ass I am. Very different than most of what I've worked on. And I will say that I will probably never use it again.
But IM done, had, some fun, and I hope others like it as well.
This ones a bit more raw than my usual (well not as of late). Its titled "Eat My Heart Out", and its acrylic on Pastel board 11x14.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Well IM done! In case you didn't know IM pretty happy, bout this, and fairly satisfied with the end results.
Like most of my painting as of late, I do a pretty even mix of Airbrushing, and Traditional paint brush work. I just can;t seem to get away from the use of my airbrushes. But IM trying to incorporate as much paint brush as I can. I really do love the textures, that you just can't seem to achieve with an airbrush.
As usual, all the paint is a mix of Holbien, Golden, and a bit of Badger airbrush acrylics. And all done with my Iwata custom micron c.
Like I said in previous posts, this piece will be one of 3 (by me) hanging at the Black Anchor Collective in CA. Opening July 31st.
Its 16x20", and titled "Hunger Pangs"
Friday, July 16, 2010
Well IM still plugging away on this latest project, in which I've been asked to participate in a group show. Nikko Hurtado is hosting a killer line up, out in CA at Black Anchor Collective.
Here's where IM at for my second (of 3) piece. IM still having issues, but muddling through it. IM not certain what my problem is here. Seems like every time I start a new project, its like the first time I've painted in years. Really need to get over this shit.
I've a day off of work today, and was planning on heading to NY to visit family. But I've chosen to head to the studio and work on her. IM hoping to get it done today. So keep an eye peeled for updates.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Man, I must say that one of my biggest beefs in this industry, is the pure lack of giving a shit about others art!
The other day I was informed about a tattoo shop in NJ that took one of my tattoos and used it for a printed add. It kill me because I post my work online for a handful of reasons. Firstly to advertise myself, and my work. Second, to show off what I've done, and what IM capable of. And lastly to inspire myself & hopefully inspire others.
Now the down side. There's a ton of artists (most Shitty), that don't seem to have a problem ripping off my art, and calling it there own. I mean shit, chances are if your ripping shit off, you suck, and others will most likely be able to tell the difference. And for the poor unfortunates who honestly believe your as good as the pictures you've ripped off. Too bad for them.
Which brings me to this. IM lucky enough to find myself a fairly respected, and even sometimes liked artist. With that, a lot of folks keep an eye out for me, and my art. And thats how this came to my attention.
IM just glad people keep an eye out for your truly. Now all I need to do is figure out a way to get even with these pricks...