Bart the Zombie Cat sketch

I recently picked up a new set of Prismacolor cool grey markers and decided it was time to try them out. I like the looseness of  drawing in markers. There's something about the bluntness of a marker that keeps me from getting too finicky. So, when I read about Bart the Zombie Cat on a random Facebook thread, I thought maybe it was the right subject matter to try them out. The Prismacolors come labeled 10% grey to 90% grey but I think the colors printed on the marker are horribly misleading. From the label, most of the colors look like they will be warm grey, not cool. And the type size is so small as to be nearly illegible. So, I re-labeled them all with pink masking tape.

For this sketch, I worked light to dark and then did most of the black with a Pentel brush pen. I used a little gouache here and there for the eyes, highlights and whiskers. After working on the computer for a long while, it was nice to get loose with some actual physical materials.

You can read more about Bart the Zombie Cat here.

Year in Pictures, 2014

2014 is nearly through, thus it's time for my yearly wrap-up. I made more art this year than I have ever, I think. In addition, I've been making an effort to get out of the studio and see things...

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Squid Wall Decal Unearthed!

I just found six of these 18x24" vinyl decals. The artwork is an illustration that I did for Laughing Squid's 10-year anniversary and the sticker was produced by PopCling in 2006. I'm making these available on my site right now for $25 each, shipping included within the US ($10 int'l). Framing is unnecessary! Stick this squid on your ceiling if you like. Put one on your car, your boat, AND your dog!

 

APE Expo 10/4-10/5, San Francisco

This weekend (10/4-10/5) is the Alternative Press Expo (APE) in San Francisco! This year it's at the historic Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion. It's a great venue and it looks like it's going to be a beautiful weekend, so come out to the bay and enjoy some art. Find me at Table 800. I'll be selling prints, original artwork and sketches, and some buttons too. If you can't make it, you can always buy my art online here.

 

APE
October 4th and 5th, 2014
Sat 11am - 7pm
Sun 11am - 6pm

Fort Mason Center
Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94123
http://www.comic-con.org/ape/2014/

Festival Center Map. Look for the drinking octopus.


ROSCon Chicago Tshirt

Robotics conference ROSCon hired me to create a tshirt design for their bi-annual event. This Fall, ROSCon will be held in Chicago so they wanted something specific to the area. ROS is robotics programming language and its mascot is a turtle. Lots of their imagery and branding is turtle-related.

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