Sunday, May 22, 2011

Skate Deck, for Twenty Two art show

Well I was able to spend a couple of early mornings at Hope to finish up my skate deck for the Twenty Two Art show Saturday June 4th.
I took a couple of shots of er, after I cleared the Hell out of it, and of course, none of the pictures have come out without a huge glare. My fault for being over anxious, and clearing it to finish her off, before the photos.

All in all, a ton of fun, and wish I could be there to check out the other decks. IM certain that Rodney, and Lise put together a killer show.
Now to start my piece for the NIX show next month.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Couple of Commissions.

Well been real slack with keeping up on my blog. But to be honest, I've been pretty busy with tattooing, and keeping up with things at the shop. With little or no time for art away from tattooing, and certainly even little less for blogging.
But Alas, here I am, blogging away. A week ago, a friend from Australia requested a couple of commissions in trade. So I finally made a couple of "Non Tattooed" drawing. Meaning, I'll not be tattooing these. They were drawn for him, so please don't "Bite".
First we have a little Space Gal Action, called "InkJecta Gal" 11x14 pencils, markers, on paper.

Second I have here A lil Gal, IM calling "Too Stink'in Cute". 8x10 Pencils, Markers, on paper.

Working on a skate deck for a friends show Gallery Twenty Two down in NC. and a few other projects I need to be getting to. But first, some tattooing...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rebel Ink Article.

Very Cool article was just released in this Months issue of Rebel Ink.

Thanks a bunch guys.

Friday, May 6, 2011

"Git Er Done"

Yup, Done, and DONE! IM finally finished with this latest commission done for a young lady in the UK, and her upcoming tattoo convention (look for the promo posters soon). She's acrylic on water color paper, bout 24"x30". And IM not embarrassed to say, that it took much longer than I had anticipated.

I'd also did a bit of experimenting with this mono chromatic piece. The last 2 I had done, i'd used a sepia tone, that I'd mixed myself. And just built that up, till I was happy with it. For this one, I'd dropped a burnt sienna, than darkened that up. The effect was entirely too red. Causing me to layer quite a bit. Therefor also causing me to go back in, and drop in highlights (I usually prefer to use the lightest point of my paper). Which in turned gave me unnatural hot spots. Very frustrating, in all. I will most certainly not be working this way again in the future, as IM hoping to do more like these.

p.s. like the title says, she's titled "Git Er Done"

Monday, May 2, 2011

A different sort of Bird (for me, at least)

Yesterday was a fun day. Had a guy, and gal in for a bit of Sunday afternoon tattoo action. The Young lady wanted me to do an owl. Yes, even I am exempt from avoiding the Owl, Tat Craze. But regardless, as different as this sort of piece is for me. I had a blast. Wouldn't mind doing a bit more of em, to be honest.
Here are a couple of sketches I worked up the evening before.

And heres, the final version.

Sorry for the crappy photo. Really need to work on that. As you can see, we went with a slightly different color scheme. As she digs on Purples, and pinks.
Till next time.