Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Blue Bunny!

Hey Everybody!
My sister Kim joined the blogtrain!
Check out her uber-kickass site at BlueBunny. Yeeha!

100% Chance of Rain...

So, this weekend I was stumped. (ha! stump). I needed to bust out some paintings for the AllCity show and my mind was a blank... the rain wouldn't let up and I swear to god, I was ready to kill.
But then... KRACKA-POW!
The rain doodles came as heavy as the rain...

I still need to buy a chair for my studio area, so my makeshift workspace for the time being is...the counter next too the kitchen stove. At least my vodka OJ is close at hand...

The rain. How to paint rain...
I took a cheat route. I flooded the background with a dark green/black and carved out the rainy bits with a carving tool.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Illustration Friday

Illustration Friday: Glamour. HA HA HA!

Breakfast Tacos ala R.Rodriguez

I can't help it, I love the "10-min. cooking with Robert Rodriguez"
(as found on the kick-ass Sin City DVD)
...he starts off by tossing out the store bought tillas in the trash and proceeds to bust them out from scratch. I decided to give it a shot this morning. They didn't turn out half bad for my first try. But, I'll keep practicing.

2 c flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t bpowder
1/4 c lard
3/4 c warm water

Friday, January 27, 2006

Well Hello Everybody!

...it's tough enough to keep up the posts on ONE blog...
so, why not....why not add ONE MORE! Yeah, not so S-M-R-T.
BUT... while I was searching for some tips on the Gocco (when I should've been painting) I came across this nifty craftblog. I couldn't resist.
Click HERE to go to my Stumpytown craftblog!
I'll add a link button, but I'm too tired now.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Art Night #2

Edward suggested submitting this for Illustration Friday...
so, I'll give it a shot!

I finally, made a dent and got 2 paintings semi-done for the AllCity show ...the cat dudes are cut out of thin balsa wood and then painted... I've been wanting to try this for some time now, but originally to make custom clock faces.

Suzanne and I estimated that we need to finish 1 painting a night to hit our March deadline for AllCity (does this mean I can take tomorrow night off?) It took a while to get warmed up, but I think I'm close to getting what I want for this show.

The night ended with a bit of Dane Cook. DAMN that guy is funny. I'm going to have to keep a lookout to see if he's comin' to town anytime soon...
Turned out to be a great art night with the boys. They were bustin' out some cool shit... it's always a good motivator to have killer art juice surrounding you.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Gang

...I was digging through piles of my art crap and finally found my little fimo dudes. These are geez, a little over 10yrs old too. They are 2 inches long (the eyeglass lenses are Elmer's glue, colored w/ blue food coloring.) I was telling Joanna about them the other week - make sure you check out her cool sculpture @ vava when you have a chance.

Click HERE to see the full-figures...

Sunday, January 22, 2006


...so this afternoon I came across these old wire sculptures I made some 10yrs ago. I was really into jewelry making and got caught up in this wire weaving stuff. All of these figures are about 1.5 inches tall.

Friday, January 20, 2006


...it's that time!

Radke. Very cool marionettes.
[2] SamWebber. Augie pointed me this direction. VERY cool.

[3] Parpan. Nice palettes!

The Lonely Man

Up until I was about nine years old, my sister Kim and I had piano lessons every Friday. Only snipets of memories come to mind....the dusty bowl of hard ribbon candy on Mrs. Sutherland's coffee table... the game my mom and I would play during Kim's lesson (she'd write down a word, I'd draw it) ... the McDonald's hamburger my sister and I shared after the lesson...
I haven't really touched a piano since then, but oddly enough I've been hankerin' to play these past few months.

Tonight, I messed around with this online keyboard , jotted down the few notes above ...and I believe... I'm pretty durn close to getting the notes to The Incredible Hulk theme song down. OH YEA!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Devourer of Worlds

Last week, Dev mentioned that Rob would dig a Galactus so I gave it a try. (...'don't forget the Kirby dots') I love that he must devour entire worlds to survive. I Huunnnger...

I'm also in the process of trying to find a good archival printer so, I'll have a high-res print for you soon Rob!

Skullbaby made me do it... well, sort of

For the time being, Skullbaby has managed to dodge The Turtle for a Skullbaby Challenge... Dev convinced me to do one for myself. So, here he is. You gotta love the fact that he uses his slowness as a weapon (against the Flash)

Friday, January 13, 2006


...it's that time again!

BarryGibbTalkshow. Doode. SNL.
FuggyFuggy. Bahhaaa!
[3] TheTurtle. Awesome. Come on! Skullbaby Challenge!

[3] Zenvironments. Very cool illustrations...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


...something different...
I started off painting this as a monochromatic, stone-carved face but I kept noodling with it and ended up adding color etc.
ACK! I keep hearing this reminds people of a crying clown painting (makes ME want to cry.) Actually, this came about from inspiration I had in the early 80's. I dug Mel Odom.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Thursday, January 05, 2006

All I see is Green

Skullbabyland is UNSTOPPABLE.
His latest challenge is The Green Goblin.
Here's a Stumpytown try...

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Midnight snack

Well, I can tell you now the cat is doing just dandy.
I went to go check up on her and she was playing with a pinecone out in the backyard (like she usually does in the morning.) Silly thing! She was flinging it up way above her head over and over and rolled around with it on the ground. She was having a ball. I watched her for a while but, then I realized... (duhn duhn dah) it was a tiny mouse! A DEAD mouse. Alright! She's a great mouser afterall. I ran to go grab my camera to try to get a snapshot but, I was too late. She was going to town - knawing and chewing every last bit of it. Oh well, at least we don't have to clean up after her.

So, sadly I don't have a pic.
I will however, share a pic my friend Susan sent me to set the mood.
Here is Ernie's catch-of-the-day (1 of 3, I might add.) Thanks Susan.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Deep Fried

Well, here is my homage to fried goodness. I'm not as keen on them as
Mixed Nuts
, but they'll have to do...

Update on the stray cat: We set her FREE this morning. I'm a little sad to see her go, but she tried to escape from our bathroom 2times! (jumping onto the windowscreen) She was ready. Her wound is healing nicely and she's nearly done with her antibiotics so she should be fine.

Happy New Year!

Here's a New Year'a doodle of a sick peanut