Archive for March, 2012

Velzy Pig

March 23, 2012

Recently, I was commissioned to paint this beautiful eight foot balsa Velzy Pig replica. It was shaped by Donald Takayama. It was a fun and challenging project, and I’m happy with the results. The name I chose for my artwork is “Pulse”.

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Moebius

March 12, 2012

I heard this past week about the passing of Jean Giraud a.k.a Moebius. He was a highly influential comic artist, and also worked on many Hollywood movies. One of my roommates in art school introduced me to his work back in the early 90’s. I wasn’t into comics, but quickly became a big fan of his art. The funny thing was, the book my roommate had wasn’t even his comic strips, it was a compilation of various pieces out of context from any sort of storyline. It didn’t matter. The art was wonderfully imaginative, and transported me to other places.

One art school assignment we had was to pick an illustrator and recreate a piece of their art from a different angle. I picked a picture Moebius did of a man walking through the desert carrying a dog in straps as though it was a suitcase. The dogs legs were dangling and it was quite humorous. In my illustration you were viewing the scene from the back instead of the front. From that view you realize it is a cardboard cut-out on display in a comic store window. Moebius illustration is reflected in the window as a child peers in at it. It was a fun piece, maybe someday I’ll dig it out of storage and show it on this blog.

Thanks for all your inspiration Moebius. You will be deeply missed by a lot of adoring fans.

Random New Pieces

March 7, 2012

I was recently asked to be a part of a new website called Industry Art Collective. They asked me to sell some of my originals on their website. I’ve been low on originals for a while. I’ve been taking my time experimenting with new directions and ideas, as well as adjusting to life with our baby boy. I’m excited about the new directions my art is going. For a look at some of those experiments, follow this link. My current favorite, happens to be called “Current”. I’m not sure if those names will stick, we’ll see. Three of the pieces are currently being framed.