Monday, December 20, 2010


Next project: Painting a scene with Godzilla destroying Tokyo... But it’s painted on the body of a guitar!
I’m stoked about this, I’ve never done anything like it before. I’m taking my time on this one, I’ve got to make sure it turns out great.
First step: sketching and creating the composition!

- J

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Heads Held High coming to Corktown Tavern

Here's a little flyer I whipped up for Heads Held High, AOD, SNAFU, and Dick Hickey.

Zombies gettin' wrecked!

So currently I'm working on a band flyer/poster (hopefully I finish it today). But I thought I'd take a second to show you some progress shots of the gouache painting (which I had to hurry and finish up yesterday morning).
Started with some rough pencil sketches on illustration board, then started hard lining them in to establish some stability, then thew some gouache down to establish some foreground depth, then middle ground, then background.
Touched it off with a little ink and colored pencil. Wish I'd had a bit more time, I could've added a bit more detail.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Suicide Machines benefit concert

So I'm working on a few different things right now... The gouache piece I mentioned earlier, a big poster for a show (which is becoming a bit more involved than I expected, might even need a model for the photo reference I need to speed up my work), and I'm about to start painting on a guitar (a first for me!). But then this last second flyer popped up for a Suicide Machines show. It's a benefit for the children of deceased Bill Jennings (ex-drummer for the Suicide Machines). It's taking place a week from Monday, so I had to kick it out all at once, tonight! Whipped it up, I hope it doesn't show too bad that I did it in so little time.
Definitely hit up this show and give your donation. Guaranteed to be a good time!


I've started a new piece that I'm pretty excited about. Unfortunately I need to get it done in a very short amount of time, which is unfortunate because if I had the time to really spend on it it could be soooo much better.
Anyway, I'll try to do it fast and still have it be cool (it seems like this is the case for every single thing I've been working on lately).
I've decided to do it in gouache, ink, and a little colored pencil.
I haven't used gouache in a really long time, wish me luck!
I'll post progress photos soon.