Friday, April 24, 2009

Hide and Seek

Nothing better than a little hide and seek in the woods as a kid. We would go play outside for hours lost in the trees. Good times. The other day was a really grey day and I just felt like painting something grey. I really like the way it came out. It's a little tribute to Coraline if you haven't seen it. Go rent it when it comes out, or read the book. 

Since I have been working digitally I have realized that my pieces aren't looking the same on everyone's monitors. So this one may be a little more saturated than I wanted, but that's life! There are a few drawbacks to computers. So I guess you will have to come see them in person.

I will be showing in August at the MAC650 gallery and co-curating in October for the Addams Family Show. I am very excited about this one. I have a couple of ideas already that need to be sketched out.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Here Kitty Kitty...

This one started out in a very organic way. I wanted to do something dark with someone peeking in a hole. Turns out that hole was a old log. What's in a old log? spiderwebs and perhaps a cat that's hiding...they like to do that you know. If you can't find the cat, there's a good chance it's under the bed or in a closet. 
I didn't have time to paint this up and I probably never will, so here it is.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Obie the Alien Space Cadet

I was totally lost on what to draw the other night. It was another day of my mind being creatively drained by the day job.

I was really lacking inspiration and then I looked over and what was sitting there beside my monitor?...none other than, Obie the Alien Space Cadet. He's a vinyl toy, my friend and LEGO creative, John McCormack produced last year. This is my interpretation of his character as this Emo, affected, too cool for school alien. Hope you like it.

For you toy collecting geeks out there, John's toy is available for sale online courtesy of Devil's Head Productions. Here's a link for pics and more info on Obie.