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Monthly Archives: September 2010

yay! i’m featured on the indie junction blog! please click on the link & take a look at the other wonderful artists! 😀

indie junction!

i’ll be away for about a month. we’re moving to southern california & it’ll take a bit to settle in. 

but hopefully i’ll have my new paintings all painted & ready for viewing. cheers!

star freckles & wonder woman


koy geisha & maiko shark 
~yeah, i know. i crack myself up 😛

yellowcake & black rainbow

i tend to do everything in batches: i do a lot of rough sketches first. then i transfer those onto watercolor paper. when i have a pile, sometimes 5- 15 then i’ll start painting. it’s like i have to get everything out of my head first, drawing wise, then i can worry about color. 

right now i just finished drawing wonder woman & i have roughs of:
poison ivy
& her alter ego barbara gordon

in the finished waiting for color catagory i have:
wonder woman
george harrison is my power animal
dark horse
black rainbow

and in the finished & needs to be formatted & test printed for sale there’s:
the lovecraft series
fairy postcards.

oh yeah, & we’re moving october 4th so i have to pack.

novacriminal is coming out with a new cd & asked me to do their cover. i occasionally do posters for them {& their previous incarnation, “whirling dervish”} as well. their drummer, bill brandon, came up with the basic idea of a city squeezed by cars & asked me to run with it.  
i have a few books on old 1930s new york so i scanned in a bunch of buildings, arraigned them & squeezed them into shape. i painted the highways, then i scanned in a bunch of car crashes & pulled, squeezed, lightened, darkened, added, & subtracted from them until i had enough cars to create the auto~mess you see. it’s difficult to see but there are tiny car crashes all along the highways. cars are on their sides, some are turned over & others are piled up. i created the clouds from vector shapes & edited them, including one of my favorite effects, “pixilate”. pixilate gives it that fun, old comic book dottiness. the font will probably change. i’m perpetually in love with courier ;D  
i went to the levi’s print shop in san francisco & was bowled over by the beautiful screen prints they had there. i was inspired to make something similar with muted colors & simple shapes. please visit novacriminal to see when they play next 😀