Wednesday, September 30, 2009

180 Tale of a Big Blue Whale

This great whale wanders the vast ocean but he is never alone for he always carries company on his back.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

179 Human Mascot

I always wonder who is really under those huge mascots that you see at sporting events or at amusement parks.

Monday, September 28, 2009

178 Right Hand of the Devil

He's a very suave devil and the little hand pupped is oh so cute :) I drew this up while having some lunch at whole foods. I think some of the folks around me were a little startled when they looked at my drawing pad but that didnt bother me. I love eating and drawing there. It has such a big city feel. I suppose its a little practice to prepare me for my big city move ;)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

177 Siamese Duck

When I look at a duck floating on a lake I always wonder whether it is a reflection or a siamese duck :P

Tour de Fat Amigos

For this magnificent bike parade I carried around with me my Diana mini 35mm camera. I have a love of film that I do not share with the digital medium of photography. Dont get me wrong I think that digital is great and I use some expensive slr's for my professional work but for photographs for me I stick to film. This film is very special because it comes from the Agfa factory which no longer runs. It provides wonderfully vibrant colors that no other film has the ability to deliver. The diana camera creates a dreamlike blur which is perfect for the bottom shot because it seems like a scene right out of a dream with a girl jump ropping between two bikes. The camera is also a halframe camera which went extinct ages ago. It lets me take 2 shots on one single frame. It is amazing. For me this camera was love at first sight. I bought it when I first saw it without a moments hessitation. The top frame of this pictue just came out so well and is the perfect example of shooting from the hip. As I was on my bike I simply turned around and took some shots of these three guys in thier wrestling outfits. They look like 3 badass wrestlers out for a ride. It reminds me of a scene right out of a comic book where the heroes strike a pose when they arrive somewhere :P

Saturday, September 26, 2009

176 Long John Silver

I believe this to be the infamous pirate who started up all of those delicious fast food chains :P

Friday, September 25, 2009

175 Volcano Crab

(Read as if a British announcer were reading this) This docile denizen of the deep lives in the shadows and thrives with isolation from other creatures. It is a modest creature that lives a humble life feeding on any bit of sustenance that may travel to the very bottom of the ocean floor. The Volcano Crab is a quite and elusive hermit but if confronted by a threat the crab has a unique ability to defend itself by spewing boiling sulfurous waters from the top of its shell thus earning its name.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

174 Alone on the Sea of Type

As I designed my typeface I imagined myself in solitude in a boat amidst a sea of letters. The waters were murky and foreboeding. I designed for what seemed like an eternity. Land was but a dream that taunted me almost to the brink of insanity. It was a journey that songs and stories will be written about. Probablly not but it certainly was not easy. I feel truly accomplished as if I did cross a great sea :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

173 Bear Hunter

So I didnt have my handy dandy pad of paper so I experimented with some newspaper. Its not a very good paper. In fact one of the worst to draw on but It gives an interesting texture. I delve deeper into other papers ;)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

172 Wealthiest King

Mmm delicious. I wish those were chocolate gold coins. Its been ages since Ive had them.

Monday, September 21, 2009

171 Death of Sardineaupolous

This very punny I know and that is why I like it :)
p.s. that is pun-ny not puny :P

Help the Fight Against Human Trafficking

This wednesday there will be an aution of artwork by many artists to help fight this epidemic. I contributed 20 works to cause. I encourage any fellow artist to donate artwork and anyone who is interested in helping to attend the auction. There will All proceeds from this special event will go toward the rescue of girls sold into prostitution. Please visit and watch the video about human trafficking.

The Auction takes place:
Wednesday September 23rd 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Timberline Church
2nd Floor West
2908 S Timberline RdFort Collins, CO 80525

Sunday, September 20, 2009

170 Complaints Department

This is where all ones complaining should be kept. It irks me when people complain about nothing or even worse is when someone complains about something they themselves partake in. This is also my chance to draw an outhouse. For some reason I like the look of the old timey outhouse. They should make port-o-poties look like them :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

169 Lemon Lost His Top

He finally lost his top. It was bound to happen. He was so sour inside and he simple couldnt contain it. Watch out! Dont get lemon juice in your eye. It really really hurts if you get any in your eye.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Fish Head on a golden platter update

Here is another update on the painting. School has been really weighing me down lately and I haven't had the time to come in and work on my painting all. I wish I were a full time artist then I would be done with this painting over a month ago. I will keep chugging along on this painting and I will keep updating everyone as I finish it up :)

168 Just the Tip

These are the remnants of my pencils after a hard fought battle. They have helped me accomplished my task but they are forever marred by the experience.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

166 Onions Make Me Cry

The tasty flaky onion is a very interesting vegetable whose roots run as deep as human history. This little vegetable originated in Asia and soon made its way to every corner of the globe in every single dish one can think of. The ancient Egyptians worshiped the onion because they believed that its round shape and inner concentric rings represented eternity. Onions if you havent noticed will make you cry if you chop one of them up. Well that is because of sulfenic acids released when one cuts the vegetable. The sulfenic acids affect open nerves found on the cornea wich sends messages to the brain saying that the eye is burning. The brain then reacts by turning on the tears to wash the irritant away. Onions do contain many good things that help prevent and cure a slew of diseases found in humans. You will never think of the onion the same way again.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

165 Footlong

No matter how many condiments you dress this up with this is still a foof in a bun. This is actually more sanitary than actual hot dogs so keep that in mind :P

Monday, September 14, 2009

164 Peeping Tom

It was a long day of school and research and critique of lots and lots of typfaces. And now I go to bed for some work tomorro...oh joy :P

Sunday, September 13, 2009

163 Cool Beans

These are are the coolest beans around :D I just finished my typeface and got it printed at kinkos. Whew I am glad that its over and done with. It was a good experience but far too time consuming to hand illustrate the entire alphabet and numbers and punctuation. Since I have met my deadline then I can reward myself with a brand new Nikon d300! Today is a great day :D

Saturday, September 12, 2009

162 Ottoman Smirk

Underneath that broad stoic mustache hides a warm loving smile :)
p.s. This drawing just cracks me up :D

Friday, September 11, 2009

161 Tiki Face

I finally got around to drawing a Tiki figure. It only took me till the 160th drawing to get around to it :P

Thursday, September 10, 2009

160 Wiener Dog

My aunt recently got her own little wiener dog. I haven't met it yet but I imagine this is what it looks like :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

159 Sooo Modeley

I need not say what show had its season premier tonight which has inspired this drawing do it? ;)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

158 A Warm Welcome for Our Closest Relative

The Pig shares 99.9 percent of our genetic structure making it the closest relative that us humans have in the animal kingdom. Its a pitty that our closest relative just so happens to be so damn delicious.

Monday, September 7, 2009

157 Canonizer

This takes me back to my jr. highschool days when I used to draw alien weapons all the time. This one is definitely Earthworm Jim inspired. If you have never played the game then the hero is an earthworm that goes through these fantastical worlds and has some really cool and crazy weapons :D

Sunday, September 6, 2009

156 Turkeys Enchanted by Trash

Turkeys are so dumb that they would mistake a garbage of trash for art. They need a better publicist as well. One that wont have them be the main course of a national holiday every year :P

Saturday, September 5, 2009

155 Little Boy and Big Whale

This drawing is inspired by a cosume I saw at the Tour de Fat today. It was a man riding around with his bike as a gigantic whale. It was absolutely fabulous :D

Friday, September 4, 2009

154 Lonely Village and the Great Sunflower

I really like the idea of this daily drawing. I think that I shall expand on this and make it into a painting. This drawing just makes me smile. :D

Thursday, September 3, 2009

153 Gilded Peacock

The only way a peacock could have more glitz is if it were completely gold.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

152 Peruvian Pepper of Death

It is extremely spicy and you should never eat them. I had to say in case you didnt know why the pepper has a skull on it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

151 Chicken Rejects

I read something a little disturbing this morning. I found out that when chicks hatch they are graded right away. The ones that don't pass the grade because they aren't healthy enough, wont grow fast enough, produce enough meat, or are off in any way are rejected. What is the worst that can happen with rejection you say? Well being tossed into a mechanical grinder is the fate of these chicks. It is quite horrid and inhumane. Even the ancient Greeks didn't treat their ill formed children in such a cruel manner.

Live Painting

Here I am doing a live painting show at Hodis Halfnote. This was saturday august the 29th. It was a great time. The heat in there was almost unbearable. The music made my canvas shake. I really enjoyed this and the crowed did as well :D