One of my paintings “Murder of One” has the honor of cover image for the latest and unfortunately, final issue of the Rose & Thorn Journal of prose and poetry. Please visit their website and wish them well in their future endeavors. They also have a facebook page.
Rose & Thorn Cover
I posted this a while back and I imagine that is how they found me and graciously offered me a place in their last issue. They included a brief bio and artist’s statement on their website so check that out if you are interested in that sort of thing.
Thank you Alaine Benard for including me in your swan song. I wish you all the best for the future of you and your fellow R&T staffers.
I finished my Frog Prince digital painting today. Pretty cut and dried. I inked one of the sketches from my May 1st. post in Manga Studio 4 and painted it in Photoshop CS3. I then added him to the logotype, created in illustrator and rendered in Photoshop.
Final Art for Storytime
Lately I have really missed painting. I wanted to feel the fun and sense of accomplishment of moving the paint around to form an image with textures and colors that were pleasing to my eye and hopefully someone else’s too. So I took up the challenge of painting a portrait for the Head & Shoulders group show for this coming First Friday arts celebration. Nothing big mind you (seriously this piece is the size of a business card) just something I could do for the sheer fun of it. So I grabbed this image I sketched last November and took a stab at it.
MIB new recruit
What do y’all think, should I keep painting or stick to the pencil?
Working on some frog princification.
I had a wonderful weekend with true friends that love me and I sincerely thank you for making me feel like the man I never was.
the man I never was
Just trying something new
fez hats are cool
Last night I sat down to create a drawing for the upcoming art show at the Stoneworks gallery in Ventura for the First Friday event. The theme this time is “Beard and Mustache”. I don’t know why but as much as I wanted to do a really special piece I just didn’t have it in me. I have been very blue and scattered these past months especially since my move but I did manage to scratch this out of my pencil:
God + man
I didn’t know what to think of this doodle but I felt it wasn’t working so I “dropped the needle” on my web browser bookmarks for inspiration and opened up this page: http://grillomation.blogspot.com/
Paydirt! what cool and amazing drawings by Oscar Grillo -so I grabbed my fountain pens and just started drawing for the joy of it and let my mind wander. Here is what poured out of my pen. I hope this is the beginning of my getting back into my own skin again. I hope you like ‘em as much as I did doodlin’ ‘em.
That's Mr. Satyr please
Bird's gotta swim, Fish gotta fry
Wandered back to the "Stache"
So I didn’t get a piece for the show but I think I am finally shaking off the funk.
My stab at the Space themed infinite scroll project over at Arthouse. As usual I got bogged down and rushed this out at the last hour. I’m not sure where all the submissions get assembled into an actual scroll but here is the flicker page where they get submitted, or you can see more via Twitter - #infinitescroll
Hey look, a for-real doodle on a for-real margin while talking on a for-real phone.
I'm legit Bub