This will just be a brief post to assure my blog that I haven’t forsaken it. There are a ton of commissions on the go, as they are finished I’ll be able to start posting them.
In the meantime, a friends birthday was celebrated with the first annual Duke of Sooke Hillclimb. This involved a $200 car, 5 acres of wilderness (give or take), an unused terrifying gravel “road” and a full day of fun.
First the car needed some styling.
More after the jump. Beware, post DOES contain peens!
Less then three weeks before my first solo dealy. Still so much to do. It’s taking all my will power to not post any of the show things up here. You understand…right? No? Fine. Why do we have to fight in front of company?
There was at least one blip in the show prep.
Intake for a friends Jetta project.
Not breaking new ground, but I sure do like painting corpses and vomit.
Sideshow Massacre loves you…
So…this happened. Full pics after the break!
Next drift event is October 16th, if you’re on the island or anywhere near the West coast, your attendance is mandatory.
Every time I arrive here I’m surprised how long it’s been since my last visit. I haven’t quite got to the point where I recognize the blog as just as important to what I’m doing in my art life as the art itself. It always seems as though I’m working away on physical things, hands-on things, meanwhile this online presence becomes a no-man’s-land.
With the school season now in full swing, my job has become a weighty creature that can’t seem to be reconciled with my urge to do creative things. I’m still managing to keep myself motivated and still pushing ahead with the creative trip I embarked on almost a year ago but there are days when it feels like I’m living two incompatible lives.
At this point, my artwork/t-shirts/swag are a permanent fixture at Monster Party and Talk’s Cheap. Monster Party will be having its next group show mid-November, I’ll have new work there. There are some small paintings up in Absolute Underground. I’ll have some new work there as well in just a couple of weeks for their yearly Zombie Feast art show.
The Broken-Hearted Robot shirts and hoodies are still available ($15/$35) available directly from me or down at Talk’s Cheap.
I’ll be making a gaggle of posts this evening to try and get things mostly up to date. The site will be changing over the next couple of months to reflect my new work and reduce the quantity of old doodles that really helped me start all of this.
To anyone still reading or returning here again and again,
My domain’s about to expire too. I can’t believe it’s been a year.
I’m not sure what the deal is with Stumbleupon but I got stumbled a few days ago which ran my views for the day up 10x from their usual point. How did it happen, and how do I do it again?
I was in Maple Ridge B.C. painting another car and working on a fancy case of heat-stroke. Ended up painting a robo-hobo for a regular hobo…that owns a hot S13. My better half was snapping a ton of pics so I’ll put together a process post but for now, enjoy this.
Now, to arrange a photo shoot with the two Sideshow painted cars together…hmmmmm…
The Zombie Jesus graphic novel is done, printed and being bound as we speak. It was a lot of fun to be a part of the project and I picked up skills that I can now use on my own projects. The book will be available at the San Diego Comicon, Toronto’s Fan Expo in August and a locations around Victoria…also from me. I’ll have some pictures up once the book is in my hand.
As for new work. I picked up some of the tackiest gold 80’s frames ever from Value Village, brain frames! All it took was a little paint.
This handsome fellow was hung and sold before I could even update the blog, a big thank you to the new owner.
I have one more brain frame and a show coming up in August, they should be friends.
Feeling kind of directionless at the moment, no clear path for what I want to do.
The colouring work I was doing on the upcoming Zombie Jesus graphic novel has wrapped up, it’s at the printers as we speak. In the meantime, this happened.
I’m still selling robot t-shirts (both mens and womens),robot hoodies, pins, original artwork etc. If you’re on Vancouver Island, check my stuff out downtown in Talk’s Cheap/Monster Party 556B Pandora or contact me through this site for sizes, colours and of course commissions.
Assertive is my word of the day, and a goal for the near future.
Finished a small painting today…maybe…almost finished. Also threw together some Sideshow Massacre swag packs for anyone wanting to add danger and excitement to their life.
Kept plugging away at the graphic novel flatting work, the end is in sight.
Lastly, though I’m not one for wearing watches, I bought a watch.
Of course it turns into a robot. What?
“Various Shapes Mysteriously formed as wishes” Thank you Hong Kong circa 1982
With the highly anticipated Drift Union Invitational coming up this past weekend, I had a friend looking for some artwork on his drift slag. I would say that Josh is one of the most interesting island drifters to watch if not one of the best. I knew that there would be a lot of eyes on his car.
I’ve done a lot of small black and white work on friends cars, you can find some of it in the tabs up above, but I wanted this to be a little more ambitious and involved.
Keep reading (looking at pictures) after the break.
I’m really going to have to start updating this thing daily or pretty close. There is so much work being done that when it comes to sitting down and writing about it, I’m at a loss.
Read, there are doings a transpiring.
Monster Party is back. It opened in it’s new Pandora St. location last Friday with a night of music and art. Featuring the art of Kelly Shpeley (plush robots, fantastic oil paintings and elaborate sculpture), Jessica Harvey (the monster face wall and door hand), Me (various canvases) and the man himself Phil Osborne (he built the world, we just lived in it). Read on for more pics.
4 canvases. Acrylic paint, ink and love. Looming over them is the 10″ sticker of moderate destruction.
Blackbook piece needs to be done tonight. Guess I should get to work.
A couple more small canvases. A mix of acrylic and marker. The monster’s not quite done. Since my brain only seems to work in black and white, there is always indecision when it comes to adding colour.
I need a crash course in acrylic paints. At this point, I need to decide on a background for the zombie. The blue monster and the cupcake go together.