Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Winter

I  will be working on other projects for the next couple of days, so here is a video to hold you over until i resume my drawing rampage. I apologize for the resolution version of a screen recorder, but I know I do! It's not an instructional vid just a time-lapse so enjoy, and feel free to comment I'm getting pretty lonely around here.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A lil' bit of my life.

  This is a picture of my freind and business partner Garrett Zientara. Behind him is an unfinished mural i am doing for The Factory Arts Studios in Sullivan, Illinois.

This is Ashley Rentfro, she is a studio artist of The Factory and she is pretty ill. Not like unwell, but like rad or dope..... do people still day these things?
 FUCK. THIS. GUY.>
Just kidding. This guy.. he is great. He is also a studio artist at The Factory, as well as an art teacher for a local college, and the drummer for an Indie band called "The Decals". He also enjoys PBR. Haha, I wish I was making this up. In any case he's a terrifically swell guy. Funny (as per the pic demonstrates) and really talented. http://www.mbencohan.com/
 This guy> Known him for 10 years traveled for months being a hobo with him. he no doubt deserves some face time.
 This dorky lookn' chick is Megan Netherton. I went to high school with her. Now my photos look like the dry, cracking wrinkling, bedsore ridden ass of an elderly gentleman. But hers... lets just say they are the cat's pajamas. You should really check her out. 
 This creepy, creppy sculpture was made by John McDevitt of Yellow Dog Studio also from The Factory. I think he has some issues. Seriously, John is not a sculptor by trade he's a craftsman refurbishing and re-purposing old wood from barns, old houses, fences... other stuff that wood is made out of. He too is of the ill-est breed. Man I really need to get some new phrases.  Check out his website:   
 this is another picture of Garrett... he's by a old elevator lift lookn' all mysterious n' shit.... yeah I'm probably pretty gay...

 STEAK NIGHT!!!!!!! this is me (on the left) with another friend/business partner. Andrew. Here we are being Manly Men Goddammit! Eating large steaks and hearty chucks of full wheat bread drink beer and a little bit of jack.
 F-YA!!! Heres is a Monster energy drink can exploderating! Andrew shot this at about 25ft. it took him three tries. It's good enough.
 First time up this was the first 8-round clip I shot at 13 yards. ignore the awkward bullet hole randomly outside of the
target.
 Garrett and Andrew  looking at ammo or something... I seriously don't know what they are doing.
 Garrett... there is a gun in his hand... so yeah that pretty much sums up this photo.
 The overcastness of the day was quite lucid.
 This.... this i don't even know what to say. This is Andrew. This is Andrew shooting a gun.... in a leather jacket.... with ridiculous.. goddam ridiculous hair. seriously he is my friend and all, but DA FUQ?
 This is me: I am yelling random phrases at the top of my lungs like "No thos are my skittles!", "Seannaners for president!" and "You can haz my gun. BULLETS FIERST!!!" Yes, I am also suffering from brain damage.
 This is a cool deep emotional picture that I took of Garrett in his hoodie. it says here I am a man standing against the world block light from your view. It also says I'm pretty gay for taking this.
 Old fire truck that is all...
 This is Champ. champ is owned by a young man we met in Benton, Illinois. He was in a park under a pavilion, chilln' out relaxin' all cool. Only unlike other patrons of the park Champ and his human friend Jerry Micheal King had come all the way from California by way of bicycle and cart. As the day progressed me, my wife, and her Aunt and Grandmother became more acquainted to the reasons why this young man would trek so far. It all started 6 months ago when Micheal's (as he prefers to be called) girlfriend was found in bed with his brother. Soap drama shit I know. So what does he do. The only fucking sensible thing a man could do. He said goodbye with a heartfelt gesture of "flipping the bird" and started out the next day. When Micheal arrived in a small town some states away he came across work for a woman at her farm. It was there that Micheal adopted Champ for his services as a farm hand and they have been inseparable from then on.   

After that great encounter on the ride back north me and my wife spotted this old church. Pictures was a must. 
 Driving in the car snapping pics.


 My wife and her family call these seed droplings helis short for helicopters. Yes, she is weird.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Just found this webpage  FREAKN' SWEET SHIT

Some crap.

 DERP RIDER!: I did this one, because I had nothing else to do and felt like being silly, plus I had been watching this atrocity just for some background noise.
 Monkeybot?:
I don't know where this came from it was just in my WIP folder saved as a .riff
 The Windango:
I hope this is spelled correctly. In some native american folklore there is a spirit with the head of an elk who protects nature and avenges her from any wrong doings. I had this picture in one of my files and just ran with it.
P.S. ~ I luvs the silhouette.
 Dum Dum:
I have a fascination with weird creatures and Drew this one on top of another photo in photoshop.
 Mad Scientist. This was a 10-minute sketch i did in a live stream over skype. It is a very much more handsome version of me as an evil scientist/inventor.
 Uh.. wut?:
 This is a doodle of my friend Garrett. He didn't have a facebook profile pic so i said I'd make one for him and since every picture I have ever seen of him he is looking stupid as shit I drew him with that expression.













This is a traditional oil painting on a wooden oval block that i did just to spruce up my apartment. I have now decided to turn this into a series so expect more of these guys.














These photos are pictures I took at night. Pretty much all I did was set up a long exposure and pretend to have a seizure. It was a massive amount of fun and not hard to do.



















Thursday, May 24, 2012

 I'm so very excited to be starting a blog focusing on my art work. First and foremost I should explain somethings:
I am still learning and the better half of this blog will be dedicated to just that. I am very open to criticism as long as your remarks are not just plain rude.
There will be nudity, oh yes there will be nudity.
Time to time I see a sketch or a painting and I think to myself " Hmm I wonder what i could do with that", so I see what I can do with the picture whether it be trying to find out how the original artist has completed it, or I just want to try different lighting or colors schemes, etc. This is in no way a task of arrogance, one that would lead me to believe i am better, or can do better than the original artist. It is part of my learning process and as I respect all artists I will give credit where credit is due.

Now onto the artworks:
Ihe first two are some cartoon style drawings of a girl with a ghost which I did in painter, the second one I did the background in Photoshop and I think they turned out very well. they are not completely Finished I still need to finish the hair, touch up the ghost maybe put some more background elements in the first one and I had toyed with the idea of having the girl have some tattoos. You will come to know I love tats.
              I was messing a round with the next image I found on deviant art (check out the artist here http://geniusfetus.deviantart.com/) this is something I do when I'm bored or want to test something and don't want to sketch and scan stuff in. I did this in Photoshop and I must say I don't get how people can create such amazing works with that program. the next three pics are WIPs of a portrait I am doing. yes it's a large breasted chick with chest tats and rad punk hair. I will be posting a video of the process when I'm done. this is done entirely in painter.