Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cambo Moto





I visited Cambodia last August.  It was an amazing experience.  It's a beautiful, fascinating country, I could go on and on about it but this blog is for art not pontification.  Anyway, the main transportation is by "moto" which is a scooter or bike.  Saw families of 5 or 6 people, including babies, all riding a scooter at the same time, without a helmet in sight.  Wild!  This piece is from a photo I took, and it's done punk-rock style like the cover of a Clash album.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sad girl

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Christmas anyway (or: I Lost, Part 2)

Every year Megadeth runs a contest to design the Christmas card they send to their fan club.  This is my submission.  I think I followed the rules and made the deadline with time to spare, but I'm not sure if they received it or not....and I didn't request confirmation.  The results have been posted, though, and I'm thinking my submission accidentally ended up in someone's junk mail folder.  Either that or the card I made is too religious (knowing Megadeth I seriously doubt that's a factor), or vector art is more reviled than I thought? ;-)
Oh, and I'm not discrediting the winners, there's some cool stuff this year (and as always, art is subjective):
Megadeth Christmas Card '09 winners

Overall though I enjoyed coming up with the concept, and drawing it.  I feel good about  the color and composition and I enjoyed messing with a traditional theme.  I hope you like it, too.
Maybe I'll save it to submit next year.  For now, it's going on the blog.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I Lost

This was for the department pumpkin decorating contest, I whipped it out the morning of, using whiteout and a Sharpie. I cannot control when the muse strikes. ;-) I got first loser, second place.....Sorry, it's no DUNNY but what the hell.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Knoxville Girl

I saw Megadeth play last night, it was a great show. Unfortunately they played at my least favorite venue here in the city, the LC. I've never heard a band sound great there, it's just a big concrete and steel box so the sound is usually terrible. That new guitarist is awesome, though. Last night I saw probably the most talented group of musicians I've ever seen.

This sketch is inspired by the song "Knoxville Girl" from the Louvin Bros. They played years ago, they were a big influence on country musicians and Johnny Cash in particular. When they weren't singing songs praisin' Jesus, etc. they were singing "Tragic Songs of Life" including murder ballads like this one. They also sang a song about nuclear annihilation called "The Great Atomic Power" which was later covered by Southern Culture on the Skids.

Hmm, songs about murder and nuclear war, and you wondered what could possibly be the connection in a post that started with Megadeth and ended with the Louvins!

Quickly added some color in Photoshop.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Half-Gunner


Haven't posted anything in awhile. Don't you hate it when you start drawing in the center and then run out of room on the side?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

SA 401

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

BALZAC


Continuing to try to simplify and not over-draw.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

True, so True

From the corner of a page of "notes."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Trophy


I've been on a skull-banner-tattoo-design kick lately.
Could be worse, eh?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

BioDiesel Rat Rod

In other news, my friend's BioDiesel shipping company has used my image a few times now. So it's increasing the amount of people who have the opportunity to ignore my drawings! Seriously, though, they have used it on their website and they sent my wife and I some wicked nice hoodies with the image screenprinted on it.

Hit the link to see the website, especially if you happen to be a shipper/trucker who uses sustainable resources:
http://www.blueskyshipping.com/sustainable_truckers.php

The Treaty

I think you'll agree this image speaks for itself.
 

Thursday, June 18, 2009

More Stuff

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Weird Stuff


Have had a bit of a dry spell as far as sketching inspiration goes. Oh well.
Was in a meeting the other day, and drew this stuff.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ROBOT ARMY


I've been busy. Better busy than bored!
I am doing a blog co-op where we all sketch something on a weekly (or bi-weekly, or monthly more likely) theme. Here's the link.
This time around was killer robots. I drew this simple bot and tried to pile the weapons on. Graffiti, too. It's hard to know when to stop! Guess that's what deadlines are for......

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rust Rocket


My buddy Josh is a bike-tinkering wrench-turning greasemonkey. And I say all that as a good thing. He's got a project bike and he's documenting it in a blog as it progresses. Having used this blog for posting art, I gotta admit, it's decent motivation, so I hope he finishes. And finishes soon, as the bike he's building will be mine, and summer is fast approaching. Here's the link: http://joshrustrockets.blogspot.com/
Anyway, I made the banner, and we're quite happy with the results. Often times, less is SO MUCH MORE.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Squid-girl


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Irate Pirate


Pretty cool. It'll never get approved.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cat

I haven't posted anything in a while. I've been busy.