CHAMBER BAND & MIKHAEL PASKALEV // TUMBLR WEDNESDAY
I had the honor of working on another fine poster for Chris Littler over in Chamber Band. They’re about to release an album and in doing so are performing in its celebration.
They’re also sharing the bill with a fella named Mikhael Paskalev — a Norewegian-Bulgarian singer-songwriter. The real trick now was to make sure that both he and Chris got equal importance so…
…we mashed Chris and Mikhael’s heads together and I colored it up snazzily and wouldn’t you know it, POSTER! I’ve taken the liberty to go back and simplify things before posting here, but that’s the pleasure in having the files. Moving on…
If you happen to be in New York on June 2nd, I would implore you to go say hello to these fine folk and enjoy a tune or two. Maybe all of them if they strike your fancy.
GYPSYHAWK: SORCERESS OF BLADES // DTAFM // TUMBLR WEDNESDAY
I can’t seem to stop drawing things for these guys. Seriously, have you listened to them yet? WHY NOT!? Go, now. Here, you like Game of Thrones, right? Watch This! Pretty cool, right? Baratheon was a badass.
That said, I keep having ideas for posters and shirts and all sorts of things so I just keep making them. And they’ve been receptive to ALL of it. I see no reason to stop traveling down this path anytime soon. Ride onward! This piece was put together completely in Photoshop! I’m getting rather comfortable in there again.
When I delivered posters to the fellas in Gypsyhawk, I was super lucky and got to meet the very righteous and very talented MOTHERSHIP! We hit it off at the show and I went home that night with poster ideas aplenty. I was finally able to finish this piece and sent it off to the band last week. If you’re lucky enough to catch them live, you may just see this bad ass babe hanging out too!
ILIATH: SORCERESS of DEATH // DTAFM // TUMBLR WEDNESDAY
I have a confession… I really like elves. Elfs. Elfin? Who cares, the point is that I enjoy drawing pointy eared creatures who like to levitate some glowing stones from time to time. Okay?! Great. This is Iliath. She has a temper so I would suggest you not make any foolish moves.
WARRIOR OF 12 MILLION WORLDS // DTAFM // Tumblr Wednesday
Awhile back I was approached with a collaboration opportunity. I was given a base form and told “do as you please”. But, due to my schedule, it fell into the cracks. A few months floated by and I was finally graced with a small spell of relaxation. So I chose to capitalize on that opportunity and finally fulfill my promise. Head over to the site and be sure to subscribe to see all the great monsters come in!
I’ve been working on a lot of freelance work lately (which I’m eagerly anticipating showing off when ready). So here’s something on the lighter side this week! Another tasty little island, floating in the middle of nowhere in front of a huge ol’ moon. Gotta find a secret getaway!
After finishing this little piece, I challenged myself to whip up one more poster for the ever righteous Gypsyhawk one week before they were to perform in town. After a lot of struggles with her proportions (note the first two sketches) I finally hit on something I was super excited about.
I printed up 75 of the Queen and 40 of the Witches and delivered them before the show. The guys were extremely surprised that someone randomly whipped up art for them and were super excited about the final products. You can pick up one if the band swings through your town. By far one of my favorite pieces of late.
Keep an eye out as I’ll be teaming up with them in the future for some more artwork!
These rad as hell metalers are coming back to Phoenix in March and I wanted to surprise them with a little something. So I whipped up this unsolicited poster while listening to their albums. Winter witches. Saturn and its moons. Desert nights. I even gave a few slight color options just for spice. Can’t wait to drop a stack on the merch table and see what they say!
INDUSTRIOUS VOLCANO TRYPTIC // DTAFM // ILLUSTRIOUS SHOW
I had the pleasure to participate in my second show with SubtleTakeover. Josh and I are old pals and it’s amazing what he’s doing here in the Phoenix art community. He puts on art shows out of his house and invites a dozen or so amazingly talented artist friends of his to put something on display. Check out the wrap-up-write-up here!
I opted to do something a bit different than my usual character driven stuff and went with some cool industrial factory type buildings going deeper underground. I always get excited at a chance to do a piece that is built from other pieces. Repetition just soothes me. Nothing conceptual, just an aesthetic experiment that I’m happy with. I enjoy looking at it still!
I finally lucked out and scored myself a mindblowingly awesome MSP19u. Coming from an Intuos 3, this thing is like a dream come true. I literally jumped up and down laughing after hooking it up and drawing my first doodle. Thanks to Frenden and his awesome review that sent me off on a grand search. Well worth the effort/wait. They’re sporadic about getting these, so just keep that tab active and refreshed.
This SHAMAN TORTOISE is one of the few little fruits of the recent tech acquirement. Expect some really cool stuff in the future!