Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fashion forward--

A few post back I mentioned that I had an exciting project with a clothing company. Over the years I have been approached many times to reproduce my art on t-shirts or to do original designs for t-shirts. I have always declined--Not sure why, I guess there was just something low end about the offers. Well Last month I was approached by the DETH KILLERS of BUSHWICK. I am really not sure how to describe them-- they are a clothing company based in Brooklyn, that has been making clothing for men since the year 2000. They sell internationally at high end specialty stores, and have designed custom clothing for David Bowie, Viggo Mortensen, and the Edge from U2. But, they are also a motorcycle club that rides as the Deth Killers Motorcycle Club (DKMC), wreaking havoc on the streets of Brooklyn on their supermotos and custom sportbikes. And they have also created an alternative universe and history for the DKMC where the World Trade Center never fell , but the world has collapsed into post apocalyptic ruin. This where I come in. They are commissioning several artist to do illustrations for a limited edition series of 10 illustrated and digitally printed t-shirts, inspired by the sci-fi book covers from the 80s and 90s. The images in the series will tell the history of DKMC, where the past and the future converge and the streets are run by motorcycle gangs. Lots of destruction, lots of action, hot babes, fast bikes, and outlaw dirtbags..... just up my alley :>)

--the image is is not related to this project, but it has been laying around for a while and fits the mood of post apocalyptic goodness...

Monday, July 21, 2008

Studio Space Gallery

I just figured out that all the art I post here on my blog is "housed" in a Picasa account. So for all you boys and girls that don't want to wade through my posts but would like to view the art posted here I have made my Picasa gallery public and added a link. So just jump over there to see all the Studio Space art in a single gallery.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

And speaking of Hiram Grange

There is a lot of cool stuff going on in the background for the launch of the Hiram Grange novels. For instance Hiram has his own blog/web page now and you can find out more info and read snippets of the upcoming books here http://www.hiramgrange.com/. In addition issue 5 of shroud magazine is going to be dedicated to the Hiram Grange chronicles and will feature new art by me on the cover as well as a profile page on the writers and myself. Stay tuned, there is more to come.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Still here Still kick'n

Just a quick post to say I'm back. Well actually I have been back for a few days now and I have been working hard on the next set of images for the L5R ccg. I was also set to start a rather exciting project for a clothing company (I will post more on this later), but that project has been delayed so instead I am will be starting on the cover and interior illustrations for the third Hiram Grange novel a little before I had schedule. I wish I could show more of the artwork I have done for the series, but I can only release info as the publisher does.

However, I hope you enjoy this image. It has nothing to do with anything I posted here today, but,
I can't very well have a post without some art--this being an art blog and all and though I am not totally satisfied with it, I like the image.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A Little Me Time

Actually it is really a little family time, but, I am taking off for a vacation. I will still be in communication with my work world as I have several projects that will need some tending to, but I will not be touching a brush or pencil, I will not create a single pixel worth of art for the next week. I must admit that I am feeling a bit exhausted. I have worked practically non stop for the last year. Even when I had a light work load I would feel compelled to double up with personal projects. This has been one of the most productive and exciting years since I first started out doing illustration work and I want to thank those who have employed me and featured my work, those who have taken the time to look at my work and especially those who have written me notes and e-mails-- even you lurkers who pass through my site unnoticed. Mostly I want to thank Freya-- my muse and My significant other.

see ya all in a week......

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Galactus

Quick little commission piece I picked up over the weekend, done for a nice fellow who wanted me to do a screen saver for him. He wanted an image of Galactus , but left the details up to me. I spent way more time on the image then I should have-- but , come on it's Galactus.