Friday, August 31, 2012

Roddy Piper - THEY LIVE

RoddyPiper TheyLive
I posted a bunch of new prints up on my Etsy store, including this bad boy.
Roddy Piper from They Live
"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum ."

Giclée print, 100+ ChromoLife Inks
MOAB Entrada Bright Rag 300 gsm
Hand signed and dated

Check em out HERE

The Rainbow Skull

Friday, August 24, 2012

Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln Part 2!

The poster for the Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln movie by Steven Speilberg was just released. Looks great! Since it's roughly the same time period, I'm imagining Bill "The Butcher" Cutting from Gangs of New York as a distant cousin. I had done a portrait of DDL as Lincoln last fall. Below are a couple shots of the process of how I got there. I did that Lincoln painting - upper left - maybe 7 years ago or so, then super imposed a recent ink drawing of DDL on his face and went from there. The result was a younger version of Lincoln then it now seems that the movie is portraying so I just greyed him up a bit, added some age and stress. He's still has a bit too cocky of an expression, but perhaps he was just having a nice, stress free nano-second during the horrible strife of the Civil War. Lincoln seems like such a solemn, serious, kinda tortured guy with the weight of the world of his shoulders every second of his life. For all the goods he did, I hope he managed to find fun and humor and happiness in his life, moments where he caught himself in the mirror and thought, "I'm the fuckin' man!"

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cover of The Pacific Northwest Inlander

Here’s the cover artwork I did recently for The Pacific Northwest Inlander. The subject was DEBT MACHINE.

But before I got here, I developed another take on the subject, below.

I had a blast developing these but they were deemed too environmental, too alien abduction-y…

So I simplified and went in this direction, more personal, here’s a rough photoshopped thingy sketch…

The bedroom setting was a bit too… sexy, haha, so Chris suggested putting him a factory conveyor belt, good call!

Below is a jpeg of the cover. Wish I had gotten a print copy to check out… Anybody in Spokane got one?

I need to remind myself to keep it bold, esp. when working on illustrations that be printed on newsprint. In hindsight I wish I used a bit heavier line, a little more silhouette-y.. but hey live and learn, I still really dig it

Finally, here’s a screen shot of all the in progress’ and reference files I gathered.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Grantland Quarterly #3, Lana Del Ray Portrait

Hi Gang, hope you all are having a great summer. I did this portrait for McSweeney's Grantand #3 a while back but never posted it. I'm behind in posting a bunch of work, will catch up. Been a busy summer, can't wait to show and tell.

Anyway, this is singer Lana Del Rey, bee stung lips and all!