The story here begins, like, 13 or 14 years ago. This was just something I used to sketch on occasion, and was, I think, the logo for a band I was in way back when. Or maybe I’m not remembering that correctly. Whatever. So then a couple of days ago I was thinking about bird feeders for who knows what reason and suddenly realized that this would be an AMAZING bird house that would almost certainly get me in trouble with someone or other. Naturally, I went to a hardware store and a craft store to see what I could find to construct it. Long story short, I was able to make a miniature version with heads 3″ in diameter. If anyone knows how to make bigger hollow spheres (6 inch, maybe? 8inch? whatever) that can withstand being outside year round and provide pleasing homes for birds, please let me know.
Come visit me at Make Olympia tonight from 4-10 during Olympia’s Arts Walk. We’ll be on 5th Ave SE near Rainy Day Records. Not only will I have my usual array of stuffs, but I’ll also have a whole big Harmony Boom Island section, complete with several new books, a coloring book, new stuffed animals, and paper doll kits. Yowza!
I’ve also got some original artwork from my Thurston County History Cards project on display at New Caledonia in the Heritage Commission’s Local History Window Display.
Woh! Been awhile, but Bathos is still my baby. New one posted. Here’s a sample to get you licking your chops until you click it and read the rest:
I’ve got no really good reason for why it’s taking so long. I just suck without a strict timeline to adhere to, apparently. Oh well. Enjoy!
In a similar vein to last week’s Easter Monster, this is just some random monster I drew a couple of weeks ago. I kind of want to finish him in drawing ink (this coloring job you see was hastily done in Photoshop) but didn’t want to go to all the hassle and mess just for this and haven’t needed to do anything else in color lately. He was named when I hit “save” and needed to call the file something. “Earl” was the first name that popped into my head.
Original is India ink on 11″x14″ bristol.
India ink and ink wash on 9″x12″ bristol. I suppose i should have colored it festively. Maybe in time for next year.
Here are some robots I drew the week before last. A couple of them are up at the Splash Gallery in Olympia, with a bunch of my other stuffs for the next week or so.
They are all 11″x14″ ink and India ink on bristol.
So- I’m the featured artist or some such thing over at Splash Gallery, here in Olympia, down by Percival Landing.
Pretty neat! People should come by some time or times in the next couple of weeks, including this Saturday, when I’ll be there from 4-6pm, with some foodstuffs and probably a pen and paper! I’ve got a number of different pieces up at the gallery, including my Thurston County History Cards, my various books, some paintings and drawings, my HUGE plywood Bathos, and the Cull Wood Army, a new thing I did where I made an army out of scrap 2x4s from the Home Depot:
I did these last week. Just having fun drawing robots driving some jolly blue giants. Or something. While the men are fabrications of my brains, some of their features come from whatever Twilight Zone episode was on as I penciled them. Or something.
They’re both drawing ink on 11″x14″ bristol.
I inked and finished this piece a week or two ago, though I did the lion’s share of the pencils a month or two back.
India ink and ink wash on 11″x 14″ bristol. I’m really pleased with how he came out- though I’m not sure what to do with him. Any tattoo parlors interested in showing him?
The savvy may recognize the brute from a collection / poster I did last year, The Boy’s Club Association of Villainy.
The original Brute art is one of the few pieces of my own I have hanging in my house and it was fun to visit him again. The Boy’s Club is available as a poster print for anyone interested. It’ll almost certainly be available for most of the month of March at the Splash Gallery in Olympia, where I’ll be the featured guest artist or something for a few weeks, starting a week from today. Keep an eye out for that as there will be a reception and everything. Anyhow, there you go.
Penciled this lord knows when, inked it over the weekend. It’s India ink on bristol, colored in photoshop. Features everyone’s favorite crime fighting octopus thing, Space Raccoon, and whatever that thing with the hammer is. I assume they’re all members of Space Cop Crime Patrol.