I just wrapped up printing some cards – just need to have them cut and they’ll be on the site for purchase. The cards will be available on French Blue Raspberry paper with red ink and Construction Factory Green with orange ink. They’ll be sold in packs of six with matching envelopes. Check back soon for more details and images of the new cards!
It’s been entirely too long since I’ve had any updates or new art prints. I’ve tried to capture some of the updates over the past couple months below. I was lucky to have a little time over the Thanksgiving holiday to work on an art print as well – I hope to have up on the site in a week or so. There will be two versions – a red & metallic blue bird – one on French Madero Beach, the other on French Starch Rain. Keep an eye out for them soon, I’ll try to keep up with the updates!
I finished this a couple of weeks ago, but hadn’t had time to update the blog for some time. Overall I’m pretty happy with how it turned out – I would have ultimately liked to use the glow in the dark ink, but the yellow popped so much I had to use it. Unfortunately, the silver doesn’t display well in pictures, but it really shines on the dark blue paper! Head over to the shop and look at a couple of the detailed shots. The final size on this one is 12.5 x 19 inches.
Some more work on this – as you can see added some detail to make it a bit more accurate, tightened things up some, and started printing over the weekend! I’ve got the silver done and it looks pretty good. I was planning a solid fill for the “light beam” but decided on a line patten as it adds a bit more interest. Was testing a few versions of ink color and line weight of the light part. As far as the ink goes, I planning on glow in the dark all the way, but it didn’t have much contrast against the dark blue paper. I tried some yellow and instantly changed my mind. It really pops and looks great with the silver. I’m still working on the weight of the lines but think I have it just right. I should be burning those tomorrow and hopefully will have this finished up sometime later in the week.
A little progress on this today – I’ve started going down a path that I think will be promising, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be printing this sometime in the near future. I added a little detail – but mostly the “light” shining down. No, it’s not aliens whisking the camper away to another galaxy – Read More
Not a ton to say about these – this is something old I started and never really finished. It was similar to the Dapper Man’s Guide and the Dashing Gals prints where essentially it was easily recognizable hair silhouettes (with some accessories). I like the idea of famous duos, but could never really think of a good way to display them since they needed to be next to each other – and a grid seemed boring. Read More
Killing time at my new job today (I’m waiting to get to work soon once my computer is set up!!!) I was doing some sketching – messing around in Illustrator… thinking about tweaking the Airstream camper silhouettes. I wanted to get away from the very flat side view and do something a little bit different – and remembered a poster from the Art Directors Club that was all white, with a very clean isometric drawing of an oven (opened – with a man sticking his head in).
I really liked how clean and geometric everything was, so I started sort of an isometric drawing of the camper and have been messing around with it a bit (although Portal 2 is calling my name). I want to add some texture or maybe some kind of light stochastic shading to add some more dimension. As far as ink goes – I know metallic silver will look killer on the dark blue paper I have – and I thought aside from the silver – using some glow in the dark ink may be cool in the windows (maybe some party lights). I’ve still got some work to do (as always) but like where this is heading… Any suggestions?
I originally had this posted on the first HSR site as a download and intended to print it a while back. It was a very quick three color drawing of the most man-tastic duo to ever hit the re-runs on TBS – CHiPs. Read More
“Johnny Roger” was originally started to be a lino-cut. I wanted to use it as my first D.I.Y. letterpress, which actually ended up being the more recent BLP (Bacon Letterpress). The idea was to create a Jolly Roger type icon (skull and crossed bones) – but with Johnny’s head and guitar necks crossed creating the “bones” on the bottom. Read More
It started with scribble on a post-it during a meeting – I don’t know why I thought of it but I just slapped it down. Read More