Friday, January 27, 2012

The Empire Swipes Back!!!

I was going to call it Empire Strikes Back, but I feel like I've heard that elsewhere. Anywho, here's my 3rd submission to Threadless -

If it makes you giggle, I'd appreciate a nice vote ;).

Thanks folks!!

Keeping it Fresh!!

Hey folks! I am thankful for the many secrets and tips people have shared with me, so I try to give back whenever possible. And I feel I give back plenty with the art I create. But it's more than just art, it's memories. No, I kid. I stumbled across some great resource sites. Check them out. If you're able to support them financially, please do so, they deserve it! As always, I keep stash of resource links below my super talented friends (or friend wish list) links.
- Freebies, Inspiration, Tutorials, Etc - Textures, brushes, visual awesomeness - Among the best collection of fonts I've seen - Some more great fonts

All were found via -

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hang a Whale!

On your wall!! I almost forgot to mention, my Shave the Whales design is available on Society 6! Go ahead an purchase one for your loved one here -!

I Pity the Herbivore!

This is another submission I did for a Threadless. I didn't like it as much as the whale, but I thought it was pretty good. Unfortunately, the voting public didn't. :( Wait until the next one! I'll probably post it sometime this week or next.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Behold, the power of the Darth Star!!!!

This one popped into my head as I was working on the balloon sword version. Enjoy!!

The Fierce Weapon of the Dark Lord of the Sith

Hey you need to start somewhere. You're not just going to grant someone a lightsaber just because they win a pod race. You need to EARN IT!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Shave the Whales

So my wife and I left our corporate jobs (that we loved) to move back home and start our own design studio (more on that later). One of the ways we're hoping to eat is by submitting designs to Threadless since apparel design is something we did for half of our careers. Here is my FIRST design posted. It's doing ok. I'd love to see it get printed so I can wear a fuzzy whale.

You can vote for it here:

I always hated (not really. They're awesome people) the people at work who would get the design right on their first try. Not me, I have at least 10 versions of each design. Here's where I started off with this design. It was a little too cartoony on, much like my Circo days, and I wanted to challenge myself and get a bit more typographic. All of the lettering on the final piece was hand done.
My wife also submitted a design. It should win based on the name alone. A Light Snack?! That's GOLD!!

You can vote for it here:

Enjoy folks!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Hey folks! Happy 2012!! Now that I have a little more down time and super comfy fuzzy slippers, I'm looking to post some more personal stuff. I just remembered I was also going to do a how-to since some have asked about how I do my textures and process. That's next on the to do list. Maybe after a Captain America piece I have waiting in the queue.

Anyways, a while back I did some stylized superhero pieces for Chicago Comic Con. I was recently contacted with a request to do Catwoman. Since she has a jumpsuit, it didn't really fit the model established, so I had to tweak the formula a little but I am still really happy with the outcome, despite not being comfortable drawing semi-realistic people. Enjoy folks!