Thursday, July 30, 2009

Keep on Trucking - Truth

I managed to get my paintings together for the C.A.V.E. gallery showing today. It has been super busy here in Minneapolis. I've had web design, illustration and cooking to keep me employed the last two weeks. It all seems so crazy.

I think this weekend I want to take a day or at least half a day to do nothing though. I think I deserve it. We'll see what happens, but here are the paintings:

I dig the owls. I wouldn't even have started drawing owls if it was not for Mike Mcgee. He rocks, you should check him out.

This one is for my buddy Paul. He knows why. To all the good folks out there, and most of you are indeed good folks, take care.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nothing But Painting Today

So here I am in the state of Minnesota and I have managed to find a part time job and some contract work as a web designer, but not a heck of a lot more than that. So today I figured out that if I finish the web work that I am contracted for this week and work the hours that I am scheduled at my part time job, that I will have plenty to cover my bills.

So, of course that led me to come home and paint for the rest of the day since I don't start cooking until tomorrow. So the C.A.V.E. ends up with some better stuff than I thought. But I'll be posting it all tomorrow. It is almost done.

But just for fun today, I bring you Birdy Kenievel.

Hope you like him, and check back tomorrow for the completed CAVE pieces.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

"Irrigation Initiation" in Color

Today I spent some time with colors for the rock show poster. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. It is always difficult to try to keep my cross hatching going in a digital piece but I managed to keep what I wanted to.

Check it out.

What do you think folks? Any good? I am stoked to have worked on this project. I hope that the committee will keep my design.

Keep posted for the C.A.V.E. work later tonight.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Irrigation Initiation

I was asked to do a flyer for the upcoming "Irrigation Initiation" in St. Paul. I am really excited about the project for two reasons. One, I have wanted to do a show poster since I graduated from school with an illustration degree, and two, it involves pipes, and you know how I love pipes.

I am also working on a small set of paintings for a show at the C.A.V.E. gallery in California this week too. I have to send the pieces out by this friday so I really need to get a move on it. I only have the one completed so far.

I think it is a pretty cool piece though, so at least it is not a bad start. I have been so busy since I've hit the streets of Minneapolis. Who'd have thought the unemployed could be so busy. Sorry if I pushed it to 10.9%. I'll see what I can do with the rest of my week.

Until later.

Friday, July 10, 2009

New Sticker Design

Today I put together a new sticker design. I figured that there are all sorts of stickers put up all over the place here in Minneapolis. I should have one too. So pretty soon, once my quote comes through and what not I can make myself my own street team and pepper the city.

It's been pretty cool since I've been here. I haven't had any paints with me just yet, so it's been a lot of work in sketchbooks and accepting that my black and white work isn't half bad. I'm thinking at this point that if I ever really want to pursue illustration, black and white is probably going to be my specialty.

So without further ado, here is the sticker that I came up with today:

Let me know what you think. I am still learning when it comes to design. But at this juncture I'm pretty happy with this little dude.

Be back soon.

Added an Illustration Section to Lewis Acrylics

I have just moved to Minneapolis and am currently looking for some illustration work, so I uploaded a Black and White Illustration section to Lewis Acrylics. It looks pretty good, and oddly enough as I was putting it together I realized that I had been published this year. Weird but I don't think about online magazines as being published, but I was twice.

Pretty cool eh?

Check out the page for more info.

I'll be posting some stuff for the upcoming C.A.V.E. show and my new sticker project that I am working on very soon. So keep posted.