Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mr. Fancypants

I just finished uploading some new images of my latest project. Introducing: Mr. Fancypants! Complete with monocle and removable top hat! I probably should've constructed the hat out of a different, more forgiving, material, but oh well. You live and you learn. I added this to the Miscellaneous section of my website. Clicking on the pictures will take you to the Flickr set. There's lots of new pics over in my photostream, so check them all out while you're in the neighborhood.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Accidental Art

This composition just happened while on my way to a different image. It's funny how things like that occur without premeditation. Although not revolutionary by any stretch of the word, I love it when I am able to create things that I find to be intriguing without actually meaning to.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Custom Christmas Gift Tags

Christmas Gift Tags

I made these Christmas gift tags to give my presents a little hand-made quality. Originally, I was planning on making all of my actual gifts, but the holidays snuck up on me and I found myself drastically short on time. Using my collection of stamps, I was still able to give away some of my artwork, if only in a scaled-down version of what I had intended. They're tiny little prints that fit intimately in the palm of your hand!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Portfolio website

So, if by some miraculous series of events, you haven't heard about my new site and yet managed to find your way to my blog... I have a new site! I've been working out some of the kinks this past week, but there's a few minor probs lingering. Check out some of what I've been up to. There's also a link at the top of the blog. Thanks, brother.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sanna Annukka

Goodie, goodie gumdrops! The work of Sanna Annukka is GAWEGEOUS! I always admired the album artwork of Keane's Under The Iron Sea and even contemplated buying the cd just so I could own the insert. I was young and naive then, and never thought to research into the artist behind the work. Needless to say, I loved her even before I knew who she was. She reminds me of a modern-day Stefan Kanchev, a graphic design legend whose work ethic and sheer knowledge we should all aspire to achieve. More of Sanna's illustration can be found here in addition to her own website. Someone get me that mug!

via grain edit

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Alec Jones

I'm loving the paper card collages of Alec Jones. So carefully crafted and well planned, these suckers are jaw-dropping. They're a lot bigger than you think, too. One of those blades of grass in that alien piece is over an inch tall! It'd be so cool to have one of these framed and decorating my living quarters. Hook it up, yo.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Little Kitchen

I found this photo while perusing through the image archives at work and found it too adorable not to share. The fridge is a little small, but I guess it helps keep Giant hands off of the ice cream.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bit.Trip Beat

I played this game for the first time today and fell completely in love with its soundtrack! The visuals are stunning as well. Simple, addictive gameplay, great music, fun to watch... truly a work of art in itself.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Rigo Mortis • Yoka • Chauskoskis
Rigo Mortis • Yoka • Chauskoskis
TT monster - at night • Chauskoskis
El Fishman • Chauskoskis • Robolucha Custom Show
Walter Jacott, bka Chauskoskis if you've ever heard of him through the internets, has got to be my new favorite artist! So good, so inspiring. Check out much, much more, including some insight on how he turns vinyl toys into truly original works of art, on his Flickr page.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Space Panda

Space Bear
I've developed an affinity for what I'm calling "3D illustration." It's really just painted objects, sculpture, decoration, etc. It's more "art for art's sake" than anything else. Basically it's my reaction to the overpriced vinyl toys that I can't afford. This started as a little post-topper that I picked up at Home Depot for a couple bucks. It's not really flying anywhere in 2010, unless of course, someone overseas decides to buy it. Even then I'm not really sure about it's means of getting there. Maybe boat, maybe plane, maybe penguin-propelled hovercraft... If anyone else feels the desire to paint one of these, let me know. We can start the latest craze. For now, this space ursa will contemplate the inner workings of its troubled, lonely heart. Check out a couple more pics on my flickr page.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Small Stakes

It's official. I'm an impulsive buyer. But I just couldn't resist the fine work of Jason Munn at The Small Stakes. It's precision and simplicity were calling my name!