"on a low note" group show

the monsters of metal are finished, photographed and will be dropped off this afternoon...one week
'till the show opening!

show details are
on the flyer...
click for a
larger version.

here's a sneak peek
at one of the finished
photos to come!

monsters of metal

here's an early look at my entries for the upcoming "on a low note" music-themed group show put on by the philadelphia cartoonist society. the show opens on saturday, march 1st at lucky star art gallery in gloucester city, nj and will feature the usual "eclectic body of work form a wide variety of artists" that the pcs shows always deliver... more info to follow shortly...

i'm creating 3 one-of-a-kind timberloaf monsters who are having an impromptu jam session with instruments fashioned from the wreckage of the city that they've just destroyed.

with sketch, template, cutting and sanding phases having just been completed, painting commences... stay tuned...

skull experiments

still inspired by the wide array of art styles my wife and i saw during our miami trip in december, i wanted to take a few stabs at some different decoration styles. i used the skull that i sketched on that trip (see "vacation sketchin'" post below) as a base and focused more on trying new techniques rather than producing polished final pieces.

With the first skull, i layered a basecoat of teal, a midcoat of dark brown and a topcoat of white. Then i sanded down through the colors for a weathered look.

On the second, i appliedd a basecoat of bright yellow, masked off 3 varying-size X eyes and toothbrush-spritzed with greens and teals.

For the final skull, i painted the flat planes of the skull orange and the
sides a mid-gray. Then i covered the front with hand-painted
letterforms and punctuation.

I'll post more pictures of each experiment in the gallery as i take them.

nine point space fox + traveling partner

happy new year 2008!

i used my day off (the last holiday vacation time until memorial day...ugh)
to finish up the space fox i've been working on. i like the way the bird in his antlers turned out. i plan on making a few simlilar, slightly larger birds in
the near future.

scope out more pics of the fox and his little buddy in the gallery to the left.

merry christmas 2007!

now that just about all of the 2007 holiday timberloaves have been gifted, i can finally post a few pictures of them!

this year's design is called the timberelf. i cut and sanded 42 of them, painted white pants and orange skin tones on all of them, then painted each with either a rust, teal or olive hat. turned out the olive paint was kind of thin and required multiple coats. time constraints being what they were, only 5 timberelves wound up with olive hats.

check out the pictures to the left and in the gallery for a few different angles on the production line in santa's workshop (a.k.a. my basement.)

merry christmas.
happy holidays.
see you in 2008!

vacation sketchin'

i always keep a sketchbook handy while traveling...you never know when inspiration will strike...or when your return flight will be delayed for over 3.5 hours and you'll be bored out of your gourd in terminal E5...rassumfrassum...

anyway, these guys hatched on a recent trip to miami beach with my wife.
i hope to work up the templates soon after the holidays and then start
fabricating a few of each.

winged martian pinecat

i made this guy well over a year ago and just added him to the picture gallery.
i may go back and make a few more in a different color scheme.