Friday, May 18, 2012

Reverend Peyton!

Reverend Peyton and his Big Damn Band. Go look 'em up. You won't regret it!

This is one of my pieces for the Rock show we're hosting in our studio, Studio 364 in Rochester on July 7. My other piece is also of a rock n roll reverend... Reverend Horton Heat. So stay tuned!!!

acrylic... about 8x10... I still have some fixes i'll probably do to it later, but yep. so far!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chevy and Nixon

 here's a quick 40 minute practice of a new technique. scribbled with pencil then wouldn't let myself use opaque paint. just layered a lot of acrylic washes. man, it's hard to not just slap down the paint i want to. Eh, it's a start. Young Chevy Chase.
COuple scribbles from my "research" in the art books in the RIT library. I could spend years in there and still never get bored. nixon and the exxon valdez tiger.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Posters! Scribbles! Shows!

You know you wanna come. There will be slime!
Hey! So! Come to our second Dr. Sketchy's shindig!!! It's gonna be awesome!!!

Tonight I made posters and such.
Rib fest design!
 This is a possible design for tshirts for Rib Fest in Rochester this summer. Want it? Come to rib fest and buy a shirt! And eat ribs! delicious! stylish! fun! Printed by the fantastic guys at HTB Press.
Make your art and get it to me soon!
 the next first friday is closer than you think!!! This here's a super quick poster for it. Any music genre is welcome! Rap, metal, pop, electro, folk, classical, doesn't matter!!! it's gonna be a crazy good time.

I've decided for mine it's gonna be two pieces, of two reverends. One, Reverend Horton Heat. THe other? Reverend Peyton of Reverend Peyton and the Big Damn Band. They're ace. Check 'em out. And his beard rocks. Speaking of which... here's two MAYBE 5 minute scribbles I did of him. Gonna do more studies before I actually paint him and the other rev.
super fast sketchy doodles.
Stay tuned! Lots more art in the near future!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Two posts in two day? What the bloody hell?!

 ten minute acrylic scribble.
twenty minute acylic mess.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Howdy tharr y'all

 Hey y'all! So it has been WAY too long since I last posted. So here's some stuff. I've been super busy working, planning shows and helping Greg plan Dr. Sketchy's. The first one went well and the next one is in the works! I'll post more soon. That there is one of my pieces from the Cat Show. Around 14"x17" acrylic on gessoed plywood.

At Studio 364 we have a show this Friday, the Medical Illustration show.
Then, June 1st, we're hosting the Rock Show, complete with awesome music art, pinatas, beer, crazy costumes, and more! I have yet to figure out what I'm painting for that.
 This was a quick sketch from the first Dr. Sketchy's. The fabulous Nicole Malone was our model, and she posed amongst taxidermy, bones, and other dead things.
 I've been in a rut, which isn't news. But I've been re-teaching myself how to paint nice skin tones by studying the pinups of Elvgren. So, here's one.
 And here's another. That's the first one I did. All the notes are because I discovered that Yale offers open online courses for free. So I took one on Epidemics in Western Society since 1600s, which led me to getting the book And The Band Played On by Randy Shilts. It's about the epidemiological beginnings of AIDS and its social/political effects. I'm a couple hundred pages in, and it is damned fascinating. Now I'm taking a course on the Hebrew Bible (aka old testament) and MAN is it good, especially coming from an overly religious area where you were basically beat up if you didn't believe whatever out of context scripture someone was spitting at you.

Anyways, Yale. Highly recommended.
 Here's the rest of that spread, with a ball point scribble of Henrik Zetterberg from the Red Wings. Boo, playoffs. And another pinup. All Elvgren's, copied by me for learning purposes.
And here's my other piece from the Cat Show, which I posted previously. This and the other greaser cat piece are up for sale if you're interested. And I have $5 prints of this one. Done by the fine gents at HTB Press.

In the future, looks like I'm designing some posters for the next Dr. Sketchys, possibly some gig posters this summer, and some shirts for Rib Fest. Allons-y!