December 29, 2008

Cowboy Christmas.

My friend Adam H had the idea for a communal art blog where every month the contributors all do a piece based on a single topic. And he called it the Super Awesome Art Challenge.

This is my first piece. Topic: Cowboy Christmas.

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I tried something a little different this time by sticking to the single stroke line in illustrator and using it on almost every shape. I usually try to hide the illustrator-ness of it a little bit, but not this time. My feelings are mixed.

You can check out the original size to try to see some of the fine detail on his vest. Or even better, his boots. Good luck with that, they are tiny.

December 27, 2008

It's a golden time in a young boy's life.

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Normally, I keep my personal musings to my personal blog, but today is special. Today I am 27.

Doesn't sound special? Consider the fact that my birthday is December 27th. That makes today my Golden Birthday™.

I've waited 27 years for today. But unfortunately, it's been kind of a bad year, this past month especially. So all I really want to do on my Golden Birthday™ is go to sleep. Maybe take a golden shower. Maybe.

But I will celebrate nonetheless. Party hardy and look forward to a new year, and the next 27 years of my life. Hopefully it's filled with good health, lots of art, violent videogames, fuzzy pets and fun times with my soon-to-be-wife, Lindsay.

Now I'm going to keep on keeping on.

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December 12, 2008

The Little Match Girl.

Here's an illustration I did for the City Pages A-List section. It's for a performance of Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Match Girl, as preformed by Ballet of the Dolls.

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yo grandma, you're a g-g-g-ghost!

I'll try to grab a City Pages and take a snap shot of it in context.

December 4, 2008

Shred that mighty axe, Santa Claus!

Hey there, why so blue? Don't you know it's December, the month of a pretty righteous dude's birthday? A dude who touches your life in special ways each and every day? Yup, you got it...

In a few short weeks I turn 27 years young! At long last, it's my golden birthday! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some new snowpants.

Oh wait, that's not why you're looking so glum? What's that? You need a great holiday gift for some young, cool dude and/or dudette? And you're too old and out of touch to know what's hip with the kids?

Don't fret! I have the answer!

A Target Gift Card! Of course! Target has everything for everyone! And the prices! So reasonable...

Hmmm... You should probably pick the gift card designed by me. Just to ensure every last ounce of awesome is delivered to the loved one of your choice!

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notice the articulated arm. for rockin' so hard you bust your face.

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original art, just for fun's sake.

Look near the checkout when you pick yours up. I found some there and near the Stationery section.

There are a lot of options for gift cards, to be sure,, but there's only one by someone you know and love (unless you also know and love Adam).