I was recently commissioned to do a large painting (3ft x 4ft) of some poppies, in a sort of impressionist type style. Not really my usual bag, but who doesn’t love a challenge?
I started out by making a smaller painting (16″x20″) in the same sort of style, done using whatever I had on hand. This was to get my feet wet in the style and to figure out exactly what sorts of aesthetic they wanted for the finished painting.
I did a couple more prep pieces. Another 16″x20″ painting to test how the paint was going to settle, to get the style of texture that was requested. However, I decided that I didn’t like what I had, so I then scraped all the paint off, leaving this image, that I actually like a lot more than what I had.
I also did this piece, sort of for shits and giggles. I’ve been doing a lot of this style of thing lately, so trying a bouquet of flowers seemed a natural place to try next.
Finally, I did the final painting out in my backyard, set up on the lawn. It was created using house paint, some putty scrapers, and a paper cup. Brushes are for the weak!
There you go!
Hey peeps! Long time, no whatever here on the blog! I post a lot on the instagram machine, though, so follow me there. Anyhow, I’ve got two new things to put here. The first is that my new book of Rabbit poems, Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits, is now out and officially available out of the back of my car!
It’s actually available at Captain Little, in Olympia, and will soon be available at Gallery Boom, like, once I get down there. It’s available online at my shop, too, I guess.
The other new thing I’ve got is ABCDEfc.com, which, for now, is an alphabet project updating daily until I hit Z (probably on or around the 26th day). This project is a celebration or something about the upcoming European soccer seasons that are starting up. I think the idea began as a dare. Here’s A:
To keep reading it, check the site daily, or follow me on instagram or the twitter thing or whatever else will work.
There you go.
I just put a bunch of shirts up at teepublic, so I guess they’re on sale for several bucks off for the first few days? I dunno. Check it out: http://tee.pub/lic/hspbhYiiYcw
I decided to put all my awesome cuss designs and stuff at this site. We’ll see how that goes.
I feel like I’ve done a million projects in the last two months and posted none of it here. Blogs are tough! Go to my Instagram link to get a better sense of random stuffs that are doing, because I update that more often.
6″x6″ House Paint on some kinda canvas paper I had laying around.
Somebody built this out of legos, which was so shocking to see when I came across it on the floor of my house, I knew I had to try and do some paintings of it.
And then, because I’m doing this whole March Hare Project thing (check it out! Take the quick poll!), I decided to do a version of these with rabbits.
6″x11″ house paint on some kinda canvas paper I found in my office.
These are small so that I could sort of proof-of-concept them quickly, but it’d be a lot of fun to do something like this at a bigger scale. I just can’t really store something like that, so it’s one of those things that would probably need to be commissioned or something. Sigh.
So I started a new Kickstarter project to produce a book and a poster and who-knows-what-else, based on backer interactions. Check it out.
I had to write a poem about a Bear Who Dresses Like Another Bear For Tax Purposes, per a hing on the Kickstarter I’m running. This is what came out:
And then I also put together this limerick, because why not:
I just posted a big update on my Kickstarter project, which you can read by clicking here. I’m too lazy to copy and re-format the text for this blog. Just click the link! The long and the short of it is enjoy this poem I wrote and illustrated this morning:
Hey world! So here is a piece of art that running my 100 [Animals] Kickstarter inspired me to finish this morning, some 5+ years after deciding it needed to be done. The backstory is that all those years ago, while counting a young boy’s toes, I suddenly became infuriated that the “This little piggy” nursery rhyme rhymed “home” with “home.” C’MON, MOTHER GOOSE! YOU KNOW BETTER THAN THAT! So I wrote this alternate version literally on the spot, as I counted out fingers, because that particular boy was then obsessed with goats. Why did it take five years to do up the art? Because I waffled forever one whether to transfer the goats back to piggies. I finally took a poll of the children near me, and they unanimously voted “GOAT,” so here we are.
The original artwork is on 11″x17″ bristol. I used India ink in a technical pen. The colors are Photoshop. The hand lettering took as long as the goats, because I’m terrible at lettering. Here’s a blue version:
I hope you enjoy this, and I also hope that you’re telling your friends and loved ones to back this project, or at the very least to saunter over to the google poll I setup to answer one quick measly little question: https://goo.gl/forms/NWsSGdUlpHihVsAe2
Jiminy Cricket! How was it been a month since I last updated this? I feel like I’ve been producing and posting stuff on the webs constantly since then! Though I guess to be fair, much of that was pages of How To Say Goodbye. Anyhow- I’ve got a big new Kickstarter project that I just started. I want to make a jigsaw puzzle! Puzzles are fun! So that’s what we’re gonna try to do.
Kickstarter is currently running this Make 100 campaign, where they’re looking for projects that have a limited edition reward of 100 items. So I’ll be drawing 100 of some type of animal that backers will vote on at the end of the project. Or at least that’s the plan. There’s some other stuff in there as well. Here is the link to see the project. Tell your friends!
Here’s kind of sort of what it will all look like, but with 8 bears, not 100 animals that you vote on:
That’s a sample of what the individual drawings would look like, except that they would be individual, and here is a picture of what they would look like compiled:
Anyhow. That’s my thing for today. I also sorta started doing a comic again, and I’m working on another Raccoonteurs book that I’ll start at some point in the next couple of months, probably. Plus whatever rabbits I usually pull out of whatever hats I find.
Did this a few weeks ago. No idea what to do with it. Suggestions?
Also, I just did this, also no idea what to do with it: