Wednesday, November 24, 2010

28 Drinks Later...

Why hello there. I've got another illustration for my "LA-LA Land" column in the next issue of LA Weekly (out this Thursday).
[EDIT: Whoops! Apparently I'm not in this week's issue after all. I'll let you know when it IS out.]

You know the drill:



1. A lady hawking counterfeit wares...fake designer bags, watches, jewelry, etc.
2. A bunch of drunk club-goers out on the streets after a night of partying, ravenous for some street food. I wanted their "attack" on the taco truck to look like a scene out of a zombie movie.
3. In honor of Thanksgiving, this idea was supposed to feature a cornucopia of sorts of an eclectic assortment of food. But in this case, cornucopia = garbage can and feast = discarded fast food.

Anyway, the second idea was chosen, duh. The other ideas were admittedly kinda lame? I really wanted to do the zombie/drunks thing. AND I DID:



Final:


"Night of the Living Drunks"
Ink, acrylic, and gouache on paper
12.75" x 7.75"
[ADs: Jason Jones and Darrick Rainey... Thanks guys!]

Hope you like it! I had a lot of fun making it. It should be in the next issue, so pick one up when you get the chance. OH, and have a very happy Thanksgiving while you're at it!

Friday, November 19, 2010

NEW PRINTS available!

Hey guys! I've made a few more pieces available as prints in my INPRNT store.
Here are all the pieces that currently comprise my print shop (5 new pieces + 2 pieces which had already been available before today):




Grab some for yourself or get one as a gift for that special someone this holiday season! Yay!

Spread some cheer!

The very talented Paul Octavious recently invited me to take part in his Just a Few Cards project, where 9 different artists designed 9 different Christmas cards. The site just launched today, so you can get a pack of 9 cards (either of a single design, or a set of each of the designs) plus a pen! What better way to send some holiday cheer AND some art to the special people in your life?
You can buy my design HERE. And check out the other cards by the extremely talented designers and illustrators! I'm honored to be in such company.

Here's a closer look at the card:
[image courtesy of the justafewcards website]

And here's the illustration on its own:


Thanks to Paul for inviting me to take part in such a cool project!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Soul Pancake



Hey guys! As you may have noticed from the video above, my painting "Space" is part of the SoulPancake book, which is out now. What is SoulPancake, you ask? Well, why don't I let this little blurb from the website tell you:
SoulPancake is more of a mission than a Web site. It's a MOVEMENT to wrestle with and chew on LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS. It's a way to EXPLORE why we believe the things that we believe. It's a place for you to TALK about your soul and the existence of God. It's a space to ENGAGE in art, philosophy, creativity, truth, and beauty. And ultimately, SoulPancake is a community of people who are digging DEEPER to figure out what it means to be human and to experience this rich, strange, difficult, and awesome journey called life.
Actor Rainn Wilson co-created this site with two of his friends, Joshua Homnick and Devon Gundry. SoulPancake sprang out of their desire to create a space where people from all walks of life could discuss and question what it means to be human—a place to wrestle with the spiritual, philosophical, and creative journey that is life.
The book is co-authored by Rainn Wilson, Devon Gundry, Golriz Lucina, and Shabnam Mogharabi. Every page is thought-provoking, and the book features a whole lot of art! Check it out for yourself!
Thanks to Golriz for asking me to contribute a piece to such a fun book.