“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Friday, February 27, 2009

TREES & WOMEN_90 minutes


I wanted to draw trees, but I figured that might be slightly boring. So now you get tree women with stripes on their faces.

Interestingly enough, this is NOT all mythological. I've actually seen stripes on a face like these creatures have and it scared me back then as much as it scares me now. I guess that's why I'm drawing them - to purge them out of my system. Nah... I'm still a wuss.

Okay, that is all. Enjoy the trees.



BTW, I forgot to mention it before, but if you are inclined to purchase my original art (such as the one above), you may click on the link on the right-had side bar under "PURCHASE ART". A fellow by the name of JASON SCHACHTER is handling key images for me from now on and you can find those images at that link. Thank you, Jason, for dealing with the head ache of being my rep, and to all of you for the patronage.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

ROCKNROLLA_sketch


"You are the sun.
You are the only one.
You are so cool.
You are so rock and roll.

Be my, be my, be my little rock and roll queen."

Monday, February 23, 2009

WIND, RAIN & "BIRD"_sketch


"...really bad out there right now, folks. Mother Nature is really giving us a piece of her mind. So if you don't have to go anywhere, it's best to just stay in. And if you do have to be some place, here's hoping you get there soon and out of this weather. Uhm... it says here that it's not planning on getting any better; winds picking up to mid 50's by early moring... and... probably rain for the next few days. Wow... now we REALLY hope you're not out on the road someplace."

"We hope you've enjoyed the previous tracks by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina; that last one was 'Águas de Março'...appropriate with the weather outside. Now here's Charlie Parker with 'Koko', 'Red Cross'...uhm...'Marmaduke' with a little 'Constellation' thrown in to round off the bottom of this hour."

"It's 10:52PM. Thanks for tuning in. By the way, if you like what you've been listening to tonight and these past few nights, please consider giving a small donation to our modest station. Uhm, let me give you the number to our hotline and..."

Sunday, February 22, 2009

88.1 FM_sketch


" É pau, é pedra,
é o fim do caminho
É um resto de toco,
é um pouco sozinho

É um caco de vidro,
é a vida, é o sol
É a noite, é a morte,
é um laço, é o anzol

É peroba do campo,
é o nó da madeira
Caingá, candeia,
é o Matita Pereira..."

Thursday, February 12, 2009

BLUE TUPPERWARE_sketch


[BEEP!]... Thank you for being a Starwood Preferred Guest! We hope you enjoyed your stay at our Manhattan Hotel! Did you know that between April 7th and Ju...[BE-BEEP!]

[BEEP!]... Hey, man. Your lady called me and said to keep you company so you won't cry like a pussy while she's out. Gimme a call, yeah? Tony, Jeff, Tony and I are going out to that shit Mexican place you don't like on 5th? You're coming with us. Get outta' your sweats and come on. Umm... I'm on my cell. Hit me back. [BE-BEEP!]

[BEEP!]... Hi, hon... it's me. You're not going to believe this, but I just realized I didn't pack the charger for my phone. The battery is halfway right now so I'm going to have to look for one when I touch down and who knows how that'll take? Ugh! I know, Iknow-Iknow-Iknow... I can hear your voice in my head! "Make a list!" Anyways, I have to save it to call my clients and the remote office once I get there, okay? I swear I'll look for one just as soon as I've got two minutes and I'll give you a call. And the stewardess just gave me the stink eye so I'm gonna go. Okay, sorry-sorry-loveyou-loveyou-loveyou. Okay, bye! [BE-BEEP!]

[BEEP!]... Hey, buddy! Uh... Tony. No, the other one. Uh... Jackie just called and said you're sitting at home being a fag. Uh... stop it and come out with us later on! Uh...we don't have to go Mexican. We could just swing by Jeff's place, order in and... uh... watch some Predator. All right? Hey! "You're goat's nuts, mother fucker! You give away our position one more ti...[BE-BEEP!]

FINALLY HOME_sketch


"...By the time you get back into town, I'll already be on a plane jetting to a land where they use Euros. It's a strange, strange time and place that puts an ocean between us. Especially a couple of weeks before Valentine's. I'll be home soon enough, but not before hearts and flowers day, and I feel bad. The things I do for work, hon. And I swear it will be the last time.

Anyway, I just wanted to write one more time to tell you that I miss you so much my face hurts.
I'm about 5 hours ahead after a twelve+ hour flight , so I'm going to be pooped when I touch down. But I'll call you first chance I get. I cooked some food so you won't starve while I'm gone -- check the fridge, blue Tupperware -- and I've given Jack a call so he'll come over and give you some company. No lounging around the apartment feeling bad and acting like a hermit okay? Promise? Say it...

Be good. I'll see you in two weeks.

XOXO



PS - I took your gray sweater with me because I know what Europe smells like and it doesn't smell like you."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY ADSIT_update


I *would* update with pictures from the NYCC show, but I took a total of ten or eleven pictures the entire trip with my camera. And four of them were of me, Jon, DUSTIN NGUYEN, and DEREK FRIDOLFS at the airport. It's not at all interesting, I assure you.

What is interesting was the fact that I got to meet actor, comedian and 2009 SAG award winner for Best Outstanding Performance in a Comedy Series (30 Rock) SCOTT ADSIT.

We were introduced and I told him how much of a fan I was of the series he was a part of, what a funny guy he is, and how amazing his timing is. His character doesn't get a ton of screen time, but when he's on, he can be the best straight man of the whole cast of clowns that is 30 Rock. He asked if I could draw in his "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" themed sketchbook - a sketchbook which that already had three images in it when he gave it to me: one by MARK BROOKS, another by STEPHAN ROUX, and a third by TIM SALE.

It should go without saying that the three extraordinary gentlemen drew like the badasses they are, so I couldn't just do a head sketch. Damn them. And besides all of that, Mr. Adsit gave me such glowing compliments regarding my work, I couldn't imagine not delivering a good one. This image was my contribution. I'm not sure if it lived up to expectations, but there it is.

Markers and brush pen. No faces. And a red rose as part of the theme of black, white, and red accented images that was in the book thus far. It's a bit on the blurry side - the picture was taken with an iPhone, but you get the jist of it... I hope.

Oh! I got some sketches from people I met there too! UGH! I am so excited to post them! More than *ANYTHING* from that show, I will remember my conversations with these new friends the most. I am grateful for the time they spent with me. I'll thank them later in another post.

Have a great week, everyone.