Friday, March 7, 2014
i have to say that this is probably my most unique job to date. i was approached to do two paintings that were going to hang in a brand new restaurant out in las vegas called the blind pig. the whole thing is 1920's prohibition themed and the illustrations needed to fit that vibe. the pigs in the illustration were supposed to be bootlegging alcohol and having a blast doing it while also making a mess of things due to them being blind and all. you may be wondering what about this is so unique and its not so much the subject as the fact that both paintings needed to be HUGE with one over 14 feet in length. needless to say that provided a challenge. after many conversations with fellow artists, brainstorming with some awesome people over at 1027 design media and about 12 days drawing and painting, here is the final result. if you ever find yourself out in vegas be sure to drop in and check it out
Saturday, February 15, 2014
My artwork on the cover of October's issue of Casino Journal Magazine. special thanks to everyone over at ultimate poker for hooking me up with the opportunity to work with casino journal. ive been working with Ultimate Poker designing avatars for their online poker games for about the past year and all that work led to me painting Tom Brightling for the cover. i will hopefully have some more work to share soon, in specific a bunch of Ultimate Poker avatars i mentioned earlier.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
im pleased to share my very first cover for the New York Observer. the story is all about how the new york times are possibly driving their publication in the wrong direction while their competition remains successful and new business models like buzzfeed and gawker threaten to destroy them completely. there were some small challenging parts but overall i had a blast painting this and cant wait to do another. I have to send a big shout out to fellow artist and friend Jason Seiler, without his help i literally could not have done this job. thanks a ton!. hopefully i will have some more work to share very very soon and be sure to check out the full story at www.observer.com
Sunday, January 19, 2014
with the AFC championship game today and my KC chiefs not playing in it i decided to poke a little fun at our rival QB, the great Peyton Manning. i have a ton of respect for Manning, the guy might be the greatest of all time, but there isnt a pass he can throw or record he can break that will shatter that giant watermelon head of his j/k. with that super dome of his (no pun intended) and all the neck surgeries, the Frankenstein aka herman munster shoe just kinda fits. Anyway, had a lot of fun painting this, and more importantly i learned a couple new things doing it. hopefully i will have some more stuff to share soon. be sure to watch the video below while you look at the painting, it kinda just fills out the experience :)