Sunday, February 14, 2010

Legend of Zelda, Art Project

I'm weird and when I see triangle-shaped canvases, I get goofy ideas. Enjoy 4 paintings that are Link-related, with a fun gimmick. (Shared on the Blog because I'm already getting ready to dive back into the Daily Update schedule but not just yet.) Sooooo.....

+ Zelda
+those jumpy spider things and eyebats that are in like every Zelda game....
And they all up to, the Triforce. (Forgive my crappy camera and its inability to take good pictures. Better picture soon to come but for now this'll do since I have to run out the door.)

And yes, with some creative nails in the wall you can hang them up like that. Don't know why, but I'm a sucker for canvases that match up in weird ways. I'm also a dork, spending too much time on this sort of thing on a lazy Sunday.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy V-Day...

My support for Valentine's Day is...a little weird. I'm celebrating it on Saturday with my wife and seeing the girlfriend on Sunday. So very surreal. Kind of a joke, but not. Instead of me chatting about it and getting embarrassingly awkward with the drama and other madness, enjoy some D&D-themed Valentine's Day Art.

Ah, the joys of callbacks. Yes, it is a remake of one of the 1st comics ever to go on the site back in 2003:

Ah, good times. Next we'll be talking about how back in 2003 there weren't many folks preachy the power of Zombie Jesus and now it's commonplace. Or the sheer volume of bootleg Emo Emu pieces that live out in the digital world. Good times indeed.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monsterpocalypse Fun

I'll post this over on the website next week but if you're a fanatic who reads the blog, (I lied, just updated the site, sorry fanatics) enjoy some fun art I did for the cool guys over at Team Covenant early. There will be more between me and them coming up in the future so, if you don't mind some collectible Kaiju madness, keep your eyes open.

Check it out:

"sharing random stuff"

Monday, February 08, 2010

Clive Barker still lurks beneath the surface...

Did you know they made a remake of Hellraiser only for kids?
Oh come on. I can't be the only one who thought that when they saw the poster. Saw this advertised at the theatre around the corner and literally stood there laughing my ass off.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Illustration Friday: Who else misses Mudmen?

For kicks, I did a quick painting for Illustration Friday's "Muddy" theme. Enjoy:

And yeah, does anyone actually remember Mudmen in Dungeons & Dragons? If you hit them they'd explode and after 3 of them they'd drown you in their muddy, dirty post-exploded bodies. Classy.

Garbage Art Auction: Fast Response Time

Seriously guys, you rock. I was NOT expecting anyone to be too interested in the chance to spend money on something they don't get to see and that I was going to throw lacks a certain amount of sense to me. So now, not even a day later we've gotten almost 20 bids and we reached the suggested price..something that I just threw out there, thinking it'd take a month to get up that high. I'm....flattered and shocked and thrilled and yeah. You guys rock. Still and again.
In that spirit, here are two pieces included in the Garbage Art Auction Bundle that have never appeared on the site before. Both are early sketches of a commission I did for a card game someone is putting together and they wanted a Werewolf. I can't show you the final product as the game hasn't been released yet (knock on wood) but I can share with you 2 of the early sketch pieces I did to get an idea of what I wanted out of a Werewolf. Enjoy and again, thanks for the support:

So yeah. Not all the stuff in the pile that's unseen is as finished as that, but hey, figured I'd throw you guys something for being interested. Oh and other fun fact: In the bundle is a painted cereal box of Count Chocula. Don't ask. It's in the bundle.

PS: I'm shocked at the number of people who didn't realize all my OTHER stuff is for sale too. Not that I'm pimping that but posting this auction-type madness somehow brought that fact to the forefront of people's minds. Your support lets me get away with doing this guys and girls and, while I think you're crazy, I can't but thank you. I've had to dig through the whole collection 4 times in the last 24 hours to pull out some of the most obscure crap you guys want to put on your walls. You might be freaks, but at least you're my freaks.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Art Dumpster Diving: The Faux Auction

Disclaimer: This idea is crazy. And terrible. But somehow, awesome.
UPDATE: New Deadline...ends February 22nd!

I paint a lot. I literally have thousands upon thousands of pieces in my collection and while I've sold hundreds (upon maybe hundreds) of them over the years, they stack up. And now...I'm out of room. Almost literally. This is kind of what you get when you do a horde of marathon art sessions. So while my policy is generally to keep everything like a pack rat, I went through the entire collection with the intent to make room. What I walked away with is a stack of 200 paintings that I was, with regret, going to part with. Then my business gnome/biggest fan made a suggestion: I offer the mystery box to anyone interested. So here's the deal, in straightforward language.

For Sale: 200+ random paintings/artwork. (Free Shipping, anywhere in the World)
Asking Price: $100 or Best offer/Highest Bid. Winner gets the bundle shipped to them on February 22nd...the bidding ends a week early!
Current Highest Bid: $160, 22nd bidder still plans on...I've lost track. Let me get back to you, but they'll use the art for something unsavory I'm sure. (I'll do my best to keep this bit current, boys and girls)

You: What the hell can I do with 200 of your reject paintings?
Me: Well, let's address the last part first.

They're not rejects. Well, some of them are. Some of them are early sketches for Opera paintings, Dungeons & Dragons work, as well as all types of completed art that I think I can or have done better since I painted it (I've painted a LOT of Devils & Fishmen over the years). 80% or so have appeared on the site, so they can't be all bad, right? It is an extremely eclectic bunch of pieces with work from almost every project I've worked on in the past 6 years. But yes, some of them do suck on toast and there's no way you'll be happy with each and every one. I mean, did you see what my art was like 6 years ago? What do you want for 50 cents?

What can you do with them? Here are some suggestions:
1. Wallpaper your Bedroom, for that authentic "batsqueak insane" warning sign everyone will be talking about for years.
2. Pretend to be me. After all, why else would you have 200+ paintings? Everyone knows crazy geek online painters get all the chicks (or dudes, if you're so inclined).
3. Give them to everyone for Christmas. Every Christmas, until you're dead. I mean, how many people need gifts?
4. Have physical proof of your gambling addiction. I bought art without seeing it? What's your problem?
5. Place them at murder locations to throw the police off your trail. Fun with Fingerprints!
6. Resell them for profit, saying they were done by your mentally retarded sibling, who is too sick to stand out in the mall parking lot, peddling watercolour pieces.
7. Litter with style.
8. Now that I'm getting corporate work...who knows, I might be famous one day (you know, real famous and not internet famous) and they might be worth something.
9. Alternately, you can kill me and suddenly they'll be worth more. Or at least in court you can use the pieces as evidence as to "Why he had to die". Visual aids always help!

So yeah. Are you crazy and a fan? Send an email to with the following info:
Your Bid for the Bundle
Your Name so I can post who is literally my craziest fan on the About page
What you plan to do with the paintings

Such madness. I'm curious if the world is ready for random art bundles. Only time will tell.

PS: Holy crap, I haven't updated the blog in...forever. Updated every day for 2 months but didn't do jack with the blog. Oh well. Sad fact is I'm an ADD poster child, particularly when it comes to online communication. When the blog is active, Facebook is silent. When FB is silent, Twitter sings (and still does at the moment in case you aren't chatting with me there). Hell, if you know me from forums you know I vanish for months on end because I'm on some other forum. I'm an unfaithful forum slut, I confess.

Edit: To answer ANOTHER jerk's question, yes you can buy them and then burn them. It'll make me sad but if you win you've paid the fee to know my tears. You people are twisted.

EditEdit: And yes, the painting of me holding a gun to a painting is in the bundle so the owner can prove they're insane.

EditEditEdit: Shipping is on me, guys and girls, because a) I forgot to mention it and b)I have no idea what it will be and c) I'm happy for these things to find a home/become someone else's problem.