The guys and gals over at Shellsuit Zombie gave me some love and featured me on their Mad Skills Monday blog. If you follow my stuff, I don't think there is much new work for you to see on the post. But you should head over anyways and take a look at what they've got to show, they've got some cool shit going on over there. Click on that big ole' picture underneath these words to take a magical journey, through the tubes and airspace, to their website.
A recent illustration that I made for a client as a gift for his Momma. This was done using graphite and watercolour on a cotton rag paper, 9x12".
If you're interested in getting something like this done, check out HERE for more info. Or just send me an email and we can chat.
Here are a couple sample shots from a travel shoot that I did with the always lovely, Pedro. My Polish brother with the magic hands and a taste for greasy hip hop + meditation. It was a little push out of our normal comfort zones, but I think we were both pretty pleased with how it went. This lad is such a pleasure. Until the next time brother, be kind and travel safe.
Mick Jenkins is the shit. If you don't know about him, please check him out. Super thoughtful dude making some crazy music right now. He's brought me a ton of good energy lately, so I wanted to put that to good use and started to throw some paint down. Here's what came out the other end.
Here's his music. Mick Jenkins.
18" x 12" on canvas paper
I've been pretty lazy with these updates lately. Poor form. I've been moving + floating around a lot and that resulted in a scramble to get things in order. New cities, old cities, landlord issues, flights, weird, third world internet connections. Basically, just excuses. Right now, I'm sitting beside Lake Atitlan in Guatemala and I think I've settled a little and will get a chance to throw a bunch of my mind vomit at you fine folks. Lucky you... There's going to be a bunch of shit that I've been working on over the past couple months: drawings, photos, designs, random word thoughts. Feel free to hop on board and follow along. If not, that's cool too. You've hopefully got your own messes going on. Time is a resource, use it wisely friends.
I'll start slowly. Here are a few pictures from a layover in San Francisco. First time I've visited the city and unfortunately, 2 hours isn't quite enough time to put much of a dent in this place. I think I need at least 5. Anyways, hope you enjoy.
Through the whir of wheels, the blurring of landscapes, and the grind of an engine, the Mistress of the Bus emerges. She exists to soothe and provide calm for the weary travelers. And to remind you to please not tilt your seat back all the way, even if there is room to go further, because it makes the trip much less pleasant for the person behind you. Oh, and if possible, to please shower before departure.
Happy holidays and all that jazz. I hope that you're all gradually waking up from your food comas and coming to terms with the slow realization that new pants may be more of a need rather than a want.
I've got some pretty great friends that seem to have talent puking out of them. Aside from working full time jobs and creating things that make them happy, some of them also design, layout, and publish collaborative magazines that pimp the Edmonton arts scene and people. Yu-Chen is one of those friends and she (and some others) have put together the first issue of their bi-monthly publication, Project Magazine, which is created to showcase the work of selected local artists. And I was lucky enough to be one of those selected artists. I've attached a few pictures of my work from the magazine so you can take a look see yourself.
There are a ton of these magazines floating around out there, but Project Magazine does a really great job on quality, and paying attention to the presentation of the artists work. They have full page spreads of the artist's work that are ready to be pulled and framed, or left just the way they are, as a tangible portfolio for Edmonton artists and designers. They are hoping to get some cash for these, but they are currently offering some complementary issues at the Daffodil Gallery and Block 1912 Cafe. So, if you're in a pinch or cash is tight, you can check it out there. If you want to show some love by spreading your monies around, they are available for purchase from the website, www.projectmagazine.co. Regardless, check it out, spread the word, take a peak, it's all good things.
Much love, people!
crayon, watercolour and acrylic.
Some pictures from a few months back. The lovely Meri and I spent a few days on the island, with one of my oldest friends serving as host and tour guide. He took us around the island and showed us good spots to throw out tents up on the beach. It was great to catch up with him and see how happy the island has made him. And was also a huge reminder of how special this place is. There might be "home" someplace on that rock...
10' x 14' india ink and ink
240lb watercolour paper
A recent commission that I'm working on. This piece started out as them wanting a picture of the house that he grew up in, in Ireland. And ended up becoming a 6 foot long, inked collage from their scrapbook photos of all of the places that they've visited. This project has been both intimidating and a lot of fun to work on. So many different types of architecture to study, sketch and try to fit into one piece. But god damn, so many types of architecture to study, sketch and try and fit into one piece...
This is progress from a productive weekend that consisted of 16 hours of inking and 2.3 hours of hand massaging mixed with a little claw decompression. More to come.
A recent drawing using ink, crayon and watercolour.
8 x 10 on paper.