Sunday, June 12, 2016

Leveling UP


I have had a lot of people asking me to try making larger art pieces lately.
I'm used to working smaller, around 4"x6"
For me to make a jump to a large format, in this case 12"x18", is more than a little challenging.
The size of the art isn't the only thing that changes, its the little details, including how I move my hand over the paper, or how thick I make certain lines.
Errors are more obvious, more details need to be created, including details within the details.
It is going to be frustrating at times ... but it will be worth it.

right?

Monday, April 18, 2016

No Fear


I might be working the oil paints wrong, but I'm learning fast.
This painting is taken from a sketch I posted the other day on google+ ... now in oil painted format.
Who will win in the epic battle of dragon vs. cat ?

It's pretty obvious if you ask me.

4"x8" oil paint on wood.

original available, message me for details.

Monday, April 11, 2016

that's not a cat ...


This is Pikachu ... a zombie chinchilla that was commissioned a while ago. My wife used to own a chinchilla named Cassie. They are quite amazing little animals, but also very high maintenance.

4"x6" mixed media on watercolor paper.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Charlie


I'm not sure if I shared this picture before or not, either way, here is my tribute picture of Charlie, the first cat my wife and I ever owned together, and my wifes first cat ever. It has been nearly 2 years since he passed away and my whole family thinks about him often.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

LOAF ... the Parchment Paper Zombie Cat

own the original: http://bit.ly/25RVdT3

The other day I played around with painting on used parchment paper and discovered that only acrylic paint sticks to it. Oil paint might, but watercolor does not. Neither does ink. 
So after the experiment I decided to use the rest of the parchment paper to paint a zombie cat.

I'm calling him LOAF because the parchment paper was used to bake bread ... though it smells strangely like coffee.

the painting is approx. 4"x6"

Insomniac Zombie Cat


original available here: http://bit.ly/23s8cZH

Concieved on a sleepless night, drawn in to the world at 3am, the Insomniac Zombie Cat was fully realized the next day. With mixed media on thick watercolor paper, it stands in front of a depressingly vibrant yellow wall, always watching and never sleeping. Waiting for its next meal.

You can also see a snap chat video on the making of this cat https://youtu.be/0Yau78DMgMw

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Issac the zombie kitteh


I tried to keep Issac a little more simple than some of my other zombie cats. Concntrating more on the silhouette rather than the 'innards'. Perhaps that is why he is a little forelorn looking ... either that or he wants a forever home. ( hint hint )

Maybe he's just hungry.