Sunday, January 30, 2011

Housing Project 24-30

One house per day all year...

#24- Bird house

#25- Phone book house

#26- Cat houses

#27- Pillow house

#28- Brick house

#29- Clay house

#30- Hillhead house. Eyelid dormers...harhar.

To tour the rest of the neighborhood, click the "houses" label.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Housing Project 17-23

One house every day for a year

#17- Dollop house. Watch out, kiddies.

#18- House boat

#19- Coaster house 1

#20- Scritchy-scratch house

#21- Snow house 2

#22- Coaster house 2

#23- Head of household

Check out the rest of the neighborhood by clicking on the "houses" label at the bottom of this post.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Coaster doodles

Drinkin' and drawin' at Bosco's the other night.

They have attempted to foil our artistic ambitions by now printing on both sides of the coaster, but we could not be stopped my such meager opposition. MIchael discovered that the top layer of printed paper can be peeled off, revealing the pristine white innards. Nice try, Bosco's.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Housing Project 10-16

Making a house every day for a year, see my previous post here.

#10- Snow house

#11- Snowbound house

#12- Cockroach lean-to house

#13- Fuzzy ink house

#14- coffee house

#15- Salad house

#16- continuous line French Castle courthouse

I'm about to get rather busy for the next few months, so there will probably be a lot more "houses" composed of things like coffee cups with bottle caps stuck to them. It counts if I say it does.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ramshackle Wilderness part 3

Sketches for the final installment of my opossum story, read part 1 and part 2!

I plan to make final versions of the art eventually, perhaps with ink and digital color, watercolor, or something else... I haven't decided. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Housing Project 365

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Every time I see an artist doing one of those "make something everyday" projects I think I ought to try that too. Then I get lazy and distracted and kind of forget. The other day I read this article which reminded me and I decided that this might be a good time to actually do it, being a new year and all. I decided on houses as my theme. I plan to post every week (probably Sunday) and hopefully this will help me hold myself accountable so I'll actually do it. All of this was decided yesterday and I did the first eight to catch up. So far I think this is going to be a lot of fun, I'm excited to see where it goes!

(above image) #1- across the street house. I expect this particular one may be showing up a lot.

#2 & 3. These are all done in a little sketchbook.

#4- Fire house, #5- Aftermath house

#6- Paper house

#7- Star house, #8- Storm house

#9- Pixie house

If you guys know any good examples of other people doing 365 projects, leave a link in the comments. Wish me luck!

New plaques

New stuff in the shop !

Owl Nap

Cat Nap

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Hazards of Love

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This was for a commission I completed last month. The fellow who commissioned it requested I create a piece based on the the Decemberists album "The Hazards of Love". From that I put together a series of mounted prints of the art, which he gave out as Christmas gifts. The album tells a continuous story, here's a summary if you are interested.
This was a fun project to work on. The subject matter was fairly good fit for me (forests, vengeful fairy queen, music, infanticide... what could be better?). As I have mentioned before, I do love commissions. So if you want something special just drop me a line!
The original is still available for sale, btw. The dimensions are 12-something inches by some other measurement. It's all the way in the other room and I don't feel like getting out from under this warm blanket to measure it. I can, however, assure you that it is larger than a breadbox.

One of the mounted prints, available in my Etsy shop! Most likely would fit inside your average breadbox.

Initial sketch

Sloppy color study

Wood+ink sans stain

First post of 2011, Happy New Year everyone!