Thursday, January 24, 2008

My Funny Valentine


Tuesday, January 22, 2008



Monday, January 21, 2008

Art Burn's '100th Post' Valentines Contest

Time to create a fresh piece for your dated portfolio! Valentines day is just over 3 weeks away and what better way to get an art directors attention than with a timely relevant illustration?

Take the theme of Valentines day and make an awesome eye-catching image. Do something beyond the usual hearts and flowers. Bask in the enjoyment or dwell on the depression of such a dividing holiday.

Finished illustrations should be posted here by January 31st, and sent off to art directors within a week of completion to get there in plenty of time.

Extra non-existent points will be awarded to the competitors who send their image to potential employers and post who they sent them to here.

Monday, January 14, 2008

More trash for you

here's my entry for the supertrash show:

the original, for the curious:

Friday, January 11, 2008

I'm Finished?

I think I'm done. I may work on the font a bit more. And I'm not sure if I wanna add textures to this or not.


After a discussion with Mr.Sperry Last night, these alterations came about. Better? Worse? The Texture feels a lil tacked on, but I like the warping of the text. I'm a little on the fence about the color on the people.
#2 Did this after trying a bunch of different ways to add more depth to the monsters body. I like the pink. But again I'm a lil on the fence about the dark brown. It seems to work better on the right side of the monster.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


What are everyone's favorite tools for art making? I try new things here and there, but I'm starting to be more consistent in my process lately.

for illustration:
1. paper - usually just printer paper, since I can't afford nice texture stuff yet
2. inks - i like a gnarled up or slightly dried out micron 05 or 08. and any ink pen with a chisel tip - i got a sharpie with a nice edge and this cool chiseled pen by ITOYA called Doubleheader.
3. colors - photoshop usually, sometimes build palettes in illustrator, or pull colors from rich photos.
4. texture - if i need a little more texture, i'll sometimes pull some from old photos or

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Hoppy New Year

Yipee! 2008!!!