Started this with a planned color scheme and ended up just kinda getting buck wild, whoops.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Painted this drunk yesterday. Pretty much was told by a girl I wanted to have sex with that I'm a nice guy and she didn't want me to think she's a whore. No sex for me. I have no idea what exactly about me is nice, I imagine most dudes secretly just punch girls in the stomach behind closed doors to turn them on and I'm the only dude that hasn't figured it out yet.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Been messing around a lot lately with comic book influenced art, blocked in colors with minimal fades and such. This is basically just a lot of crap I like mashed into a little 12x16 sheet. Enjoy!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
This is the evil Wizard from the movie "Wizards" after I drew it and added some biker dust magic. Ralph Bakshi movies are my favorite cartoons ever.
This was a sweet walk in where the customer let me do her idea however I wanted. Always the best way to go.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I paint a lot of women, usually I base them off real ones that bummed me out or girls out of vintage skin mag collections. Which is probably pretty sad if you analyze it, or I just like boobs and I'm a pervert, which is also sad.
This was supposed to be a tattoo on Sean Rennel's foot, he is Co Owner of Inkhouse in Irvine. I left the shop before I had a chance to tattoo it so I just painted it for him instead. Surf Fink is a Roth monster, he's one of my favorites because of that bizarre tube tongue so I paint him pretty frequently. I myself can't surf, but I do have that body. The "BWF" is Beowulf's old logo. Beowulf is a killer thrash band from Venice that was really cool before they made a pop punk album and ruined everything.
Adam Ciferri, visited our shop and gave me one of his tattoo machines. If you're unfamiliar with him, he's a dude that make tattoo machines that are phenomenal. I made this as a thank you to him. The paint is liquid gold and I made the mistake of licking my brushes as I worked which got me pretty fucking sick. Haha so don't do that.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This is a little Rollo Banks wizard I did on my friend Art on 4:20, I did it exactly the way it appears on the sheet, line breaks and all
This is a rip of a Jack Rudy flash design, going through old flash you always find some random image that trips you out for some reason.
Eric Maaske, if you tattoo and you don't know who he is I probably wouldn't like you. Classic Tattoo is like stepping into a time machine. I worked there after Eric Maaske died which is something I appreciate but I sure wish I could have worked for that dude and seen how he tattooed. If you've ever seen a old Eric tattoo on somebody, it's a trip. Dope color and style that stands the test of time. This is a homage to one of his flash designs.
Traditional is one of those styles that everyone has an idea how they think it should look and there's a lot of different ways you can approach it, but ultimately less is more. To this day I have yet to be really satisfied with anything traditional I have done. I mostly just try to bite Mike Malone.
RKL logo, this band rules and I did this tattoo at Orange County Inkhouse while under the influence of umm booze and whatever was lying around, honestly this tattoo required such conditions.
This was mailed to a tattooer in Chicago named Josh Howard. I mostly trade painting with random tattooers on facebook if they don't suck and they don't think I suck. I look forward to watching my collection grow over the years.
The boobie girl is a rip off of a Sailor Jerry woman and the Oni is, well it's just a fucking Oni cause Oni's are fucking cool. Fucking come down and buy a shirt at POWER TATTOO in Vista CA.
Monday, October 3, 2011
This started off looking like a virgin Mary with a baby and just kinda road off the rails into weirdness.. Now people refer to it as "that boobs and baby painting." Another painting gone weird because of decisions made during sleep deprivation.
All this dude said was "lighthouse, however you want to do it" Everything would come out dope if people just said "subject" then "However you want to do it"
I saw this while walking with a x-girlfriend and it seemed like a deep moment, at the time..
I thought painting this would blow her mind and all she said was "oh yeah, that was gross." You can't win with some people, and those people are usually x girlfriends.
I like painting with Higgins ink. It's cheap and it's easy to work with. Which is exactly what I want in women.
These aren't the most recent pen and ink deals I've done, I've learned a little since I did these. I gotta start photographing more often. Regardless they're both done right after going to the Basil Wolverton exhibit and it left me inspired as hell to draw cheerios and noodle hair. This is a tough medium which is probably why I started this paragraph with excuses.
Conan the Barbarian (original, none of that Dave Navarro looking homosexual remake nonsense) is a awesome movie. Frank Frazetta is a huge influence on me. If you really want to nerd out I even own the original paperback books with Frazetta covers. This was painted for my boss Chris who is probably going to kill me someday for being a pile. I figure it bought me a few months to live. Anyways, I started this painting when the movie started and stopped when the credits started rolling. It's a sloppy barbarian influenced piece of rag.
Punk Rock, I saw DxIx when I was 14 and that was it. Since then I've collected punk flyers, records and whatever else on and off over the years. Slime and mohawks will be something I paint forever no matter how watered down they are currently. It's just stuck in my brain and I can't get it out.
My customer Justin came in and described this tattoo down to the very last detail. I think I was just standing behind the counter smiling. As a kid I drew a lot of severed heads, I never thought it would someday be my job. Crom, hears and answers prayers.