Sunday, January 20

Toontown Gothic

Here is my brand new piece; "Toontown Gothic" which is based on the famous painting "American Gothic" by Grant Wood. This piece is special for me because it is based on my all time favorite movie; "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and oddly enough this is the first time I've ever really drawn these characters before because I was also deathly afraid of not being able to do them justice. So I hope I didn't screw them up too badly... This is also my first piece that I used my fancy new Wacom Cintiq drawing tablet. For those who don't know, a Cintiq tablet is similar in nature to something like an iPad but much more sophisticated and strictly used for drawing on your computer with a special pen. It is a very cool device that I highly recommend for anyone looking to get into drawing on the computer but fair warning, they get very, very pricey.


 

Saturday, January 12

80% of Success is Showing Up


Take a gander at this sad sack. Woody Allen in all of his non-confident glory. When tackling this new project I couldn't decide between doing a piece based on a specific movie which is full of great characters or to base it on Woody Allen himself; who is just as much a character as any made up one from a movie. In the end I choose to base it on the man himself and one of his many great (albeit self loathing) quotes. This brand new screen print will be available for purchase directly from Gallery 1988 and some artist proofs through me once the show has completed. Here are the print details:

Title: 80% of Success is Showing Up
Size: 11"x14"
Material: 3 Color Screenprint on True White Speckleton French Paper
Edition: 50
Price: $30

Saturday, January 5

The Game Has Changed


Have a long look at my newest piece based on Tron: Legacy; titled "The Game Has Changed". My wife and I are obsessed with the sequel to Tron and literally can not change the channel if we come across it on TV. Not to mention also being completely obsessed with the equally amazing (if not actually better) Daft Punk soundtrack.  In this piece I chose to feature/focus on the Identity Disc from Tron. I do have to say, I find it weird that the characters in the new movie use the item that contains their entire identity and they can't live without as a weapon?! Seems like there would be a better solution for fighting off dudes from trying to 'derezz' you then basically using a fancy looking social security card. Oh well, still love it!