Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sweet Siblings

On Friday I'll be releasing two 10" MAD*Ls that were part of my sweet tooth exhibition back in February.. The two siblings are Brother Mint and Sister Pink and will be available at my shop Friday April 23rd and 12pm EST and are going for $200 each shipped

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Beer Time Brah!

Frankly I'm over making Beer signs.. Corona, Miller Lite.. ugh.. over it.. I'm stoked that I put so much hard work and energy towards something I don't do, against and rather not even promote.. Ironic, hypocrisy, I hope I get stoned for what I'm doing haha.. I just need to keep my eye on the prize.. I know soon I won't be doing this for long. not being ungrateful at all.. just stating some facts

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

"At Will"

So today I received a form to sign, and as I was reading it what caught my eye the most was the "at will" section... pretty much you can get terminated with or without notice and with or without a reason(or vice versa, you can do the same to them)..then my sister's words rang loud in my head "Everybody is Expendable" it's so true.. if you think about it, unless you own a business technically there is no such thing as job security.. I have known people who have worked 10-15 years in a company only to loose their jobs at the drop of a dime.. its sad but true... as for me I'm totally working towards living off my art... Piebald sang it best with their song "The Monkey Versus The Robot" yeah we really got lucky, we're nobody's robot, we're nobody's monkey.. I know one day I will be able to sing those words and really mean it.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Nathan Ota

One of my all time favorite painters is Nathan Ota.. from the minute I spotted his work I fell in love with I finally get to see him painting live, techniques, and most of all he makes it look so easy.. check the video out.. love how when he's done he hands it over to a student haha.. like here.. next!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Sunday Sketch

I woke up and the first thing I did on Easter Sunday was make this here sketch.. hope ya digs! It's weird sometimes I try to control my style of sketching but I can't.. just let if flow man let it flow

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Resident Evil:Afterlife

Anyone who knows me know I geek out for RE, I have the comic books, books, figures and the video games so when I heard the trailer for the new Resident Evil movie Afterlife was out I was stoked!.. after viewing it not sure how I feel about it really.. hell from the previews I didn't see to much zombie action, which bums me out.. I'm no movie critic so I'm gonna refrain from analyzing the series (movies that is) all in all the first three were entertaining, did they follow the Video Game? not really, but I wouldn't deem them a waste of I going to watch this when it comes out? you bet your biscuits I will

you can view it here, for some reason I tried embedding it and it kept looking cock eyed

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Toy Dabbler

Here I am sketching out a few ideas for 3 marshalls I will be working on...I'm not really known as a toy customizer and I gotta say I don't mind that at all... I started of as a painter and I would rather be known as a painter first and as I kept doodling out ideas... that's when it hit me, I feel very confined when I do customs and therefore usually not drawn to do them...I love how the finished piece looks, and seeing a 3D object fully customized with the artist's style is awesome! could it be that I'm not that good at if there is a piece I want to add or a piece that is heavily detailed I can't deliver?

One thing I love about painting is leaving room for maybe able to do that with a custom, but for the most part you follow a custom pretty much through, or at least that's how I see it.. when I paint there are so many possibilities that in the end your painting can go either way...with my customs in the past I have started them in one way and at the end it's like huh? this is not what I was aiming for haha and usually not happy with the results, where as my paintings they are usually a lot better then what I was aiming for...or maybe it's just me.. don't get me wrong now, I still like to get my hands on figures and customize them for shows..hell I have three coming up this year already, and all are really solid figures.. so I guess what Im trying to say is.. I'll always be a painter first, as for doing customs toys.. just call me a toy dabbler.... yeah I dabble! thoughts?