So here is a new watercolor and ink piece. Enjoy!
A couple of illustrations of a different type.
I had a friend who was in my life for mere moments, but he knew Tommy Guerrero of Powell fame, and so I had a small stack of defect Real Skateboard decks make it into my hands. I put wood putty over the truck holes and painted up whatever I could get. These two here were taken over to a skate shop in Eagle Rock where my studio was located at that time, a shop called Transport Skate Shop, asking if any wall space might be available for these guys. I was assured that they would get hung. Months went by without anything and I finally went back to reclaim my paintings which had been buried in the stockroom, brought out rather hastily with scratch marks all over them. I was crushed. I put the decks under my arm, left without a word and went back to my studio, defeated.
Here are a few linoleum block prints I’ve made through the years. The gentleman was printed onto a nice cardstock and the one in color I decided to try and cut out some origami paper that I glued down onto cardstock before printing over it. The effect was amazing but getting paper to stay down proved to be difficult as most adhesives made the origami paper buckle. There is also a Christmas design and a Valentines card I designed for my children to hand out to classmates one year. My children are in a Japanese dual immersion program which should explain the Japanese text.
The Moon Has Gone Insane
Here are three ink drawings I did together in 2002, possibly for an album or something. They are larger in size for me, about 9″x 12″ I think. I really love the background hatching on these and have no idea how I had the patience to pull off such a feat. Equally strange that I did not have a border space between the character and background of the first drawing but did include one on the other two.
More drawings from the achieves! I was always a big fan of alcohol base markers, mostly Chartpak and Prismacolor. Only problem with using them is that they are NOT archival, and if exposed to the light enough, the colors start to fade. But I enjoyed using them a-lot and found many sketches that remained in my books that were not effected by the elements at all.
Two stenciled postcards, most likely 2005ish. I used to send these out to bunches of people. The 5″x7″ size is very important in my work. I either draw big, or I draw 5″x7″. Always. This is Damon Albarn from the great BLUR, and below him is Billy Sheers aka Ringo Starr from the Sgt. Peppers album. The Damon Albarn was sent out through post office and returned to me with a crease in it. I saved it. It also has stamps and drip ink underneath the gesso I painted on it.
I Saw the Last Photo