Tuesday, August 26, 2008

the UN-usual suspects

I'm not sure what I am gonna do with these guys but I am gonna take them further. I will probably do the crazy owl man in a suit with boots first, it should be interesting. Something off of the friggin computer! I use it all day at work and I have to do vector stuff all the time, soooooo clean!

2 color pups

Awww, look it's some frolicking chihuahuas in the garden. I'm not sure about the colors yet but here is a clean layout .

xtra art unleashed sketches to play with

from art unleashed I had some sketches that I thought I could still play around with if I decide to burn some screens. I still think I do everything too clean and orderly and I feel like I need to reverse more stuff out and loosen the heck up. I could always add some typography too or a doodle or swash, or... call it a day. We'll see later. Here are the sketches and I will play some more.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

art unleashed part2 2008

This year for art unleashed I wanted to screenprint again and of course I had to use chihuahuas as my subject matter so I did some sketches and decided to pretend it was a little poster. I love to design posters!! I will share some of those later. Now that I am more familiar with my screenprint studio and I have more confidence with it I have been experimenting more so on this particular piece I have so many different looking versions of the same design, I used different colored papers and I handdrew on a bunch of the papers before I printed on them. The prints are missing a white diamond coming out of his hand an white being on the skull because I haven't burned that screen yet. I need to take some more photos to show some of those but for now I have a couple of detail shots. I love the way screenprint looks when it is slightly off register and the colors overlap or they glom up just a bit in one spot while in another they are really thin. SO COOL. With my set-up I need to keep things kinda chunky because I don't have access to a vaccuum light table for exposing the screens but for what I have I think it's not bad.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


here in KC they have a benefit for the humane society every August and it's an art auction, 75% of the art is silent auction and about 25% goes live auction and they have all sorts of donated food and beverages (and if you donate artwork you get to attend for free-sweet!! Anyway I have been doing artwork for these events for about 5 or 6 years and it's a fun time and it forces me to make some finished framed art at least once a year for a good cause so in a nutshell it is ALL good, anyway for the past 2 years I have done screenprint and I am still "finding" my style but I am getting there so anyway here's a 3 color (silver, turquoise blue & black) print I did last year, "BANG" with some details and later I wil post the one I just finished up for this year 2008.
somewhere I have a pic of it framed and if I can track that down I will post that later.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


hey! this is my first blog, after resisting the temptation of internet at home for over 2 years I am finally giving in. I have finally realized the dream of sitting on the couch and surfing the internet, goodbye to sleep. I am starting this blog because I don't sketch anymore! I need to put a tiny fire under my booty to do some personal artwork so I figure I can be held accountable to this blog. I work by day as a greeting card designer and I am in a band- called softee- www.myspace.com/softeerocks so my creativity is already spread thin but I really need to keep up my fine art "skillz"- I really like to do hand lettering and recently I have made my basement into a screenprint studio (more on that later) I want to do a bunch of quickie screenprints and learn how to let go and wash those screens off right away!! I've gotta loosen up. So I will probably/hopefully be posting lots of screenprint stuff and sketches, any feedback is welcome and appreciated. Oh yeah, I have 2 chihuahuas/muses, diego and chewie, "the chihuahua brothers" (they aren't really brothers, but don't tell them that) thus the title of my blog! wish me luck!

You'll get some artwork in the next post, it's 2 in the morning, I gotta go- geez.


(diego is in the tank top, chewie is in the red harness in the buggy full of chihuahuas, that's right, a buggy)