Tuesday, November 23, 2010

SALVATION

A HUGEHUGEHUGE "thank you" to everyone who bought a salvation print from me when I was healing my wrecked hand from my car accident in November. I really appreciate the support.





Monday, September 13, 2010

Lady Face

It's been a while since I posted anything here, so let's do it!


I drew the initial sketch while bored at the Salt Lake City convention, thinking I could use it for something in the near future.

I wanted to do something with a really heavy Mucha look to it, but without taking something directly from his work. It's about 3x5" at this point.


Then, traced the sketch for this line drawing....evening out details, changing things here and there....

Then, I blew the line drawing up to be much larger. Then tape a million pieces of paper together. (at this point, it's maybe 14x18")

Taped that crap onto the watercolor paper.

Transfered on there. You can see here that I decided to change her facial features jut a bit to look more "eastern European" or something.....also, I wasn't pleased with the rose that I drew, so I took a different approach.

After the first night of painting....maybe 3 or 4 hours in.



after about 4 or 5 more hours.....The final product! 16x20"

Sunday, April 25, 2010

some drawings and tattoos.

I was poking through some files earlier and found a few things that I thought might pertain to the original intent of this blog, which is showing some artistic progress kinda thing.

These are mostly old tattoos and paintings, coupled with part of my original sketches.


Virgin mary sketch


Finished stickers on candles.


If it's not right the first time, do it again!






Finished Bob Roberts worship painting.



Abby and I are comedians.










Sometimes, it takes so long to get it just right that you don't even want to do it anymore.


lettering is especially frustrating....



line drawing for the stencil.


color study...


finished, healed tattoo.





Not quite finished yet...




My first sketch for Ashley's neck tattoo.





my first couple of sketches for a commissioned painting of a wife and child.
Working on the layout here.

The first round of blacks and greys....

..and the finished painting.



Sketch.

Tat-jam.






first few ideas....


Finished work.



Not my usual style. Done for a benefit for a friend with cancer.


done in colored pencils.



bird friends.
2007, I think.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Scootering

Eventually, I'll paint or draw something for this blog, and get back to the reason I started it in the first place.
Until then, here is more boring stuff about my life.



I hate driving cars, so I ride scooters instead.


I found this beer koozie in a drawer in my house.


My new ride.

I took a trip to the dmv. Look how interesting it was.


Here's a tattoo I did on Miles the other day.

Providence

Sometimes I miss Providence,so I go back and make tattoos, eat good pizza and hangout with good people.
This trip, I worked with the fine folks at Providence Tattoo on Angell St.
(http://providencetattoo.com/home.html)


My second night in town, I got all nostalgic and drove around the city for hours, visiting all the old sights and stomping grounds. I started taking pictures of some of the more choice spots...but it was dark and the camera on my phone sucks, so all you get is a too-dark picture of the place that was the very worst apartment I have ever lived in.
308 Williams st. in Fox Point. Wretched are my memories of that place. You win, 308...you broke my spirit every day for the entire year of 1997 into 1998.


On a more positive note, I found a cool picture of my Grandfather, Alfred Liberte.



I drank about 3 of these a day.


Here are just a few tattoos I did that week: