Posts on Process
Here are some posts from my blog that describe the way that I make things. Most of the posts are about commissioned illustrations, but some are about different techniques for crafting objects, creating websites, or painting murals. Hopefully, you'll find some helpful information in there.
For this lesson, I'll show you how to make a hamburger using mainly the Ellipse Tool and the selection tools.
In the Summer of 2018, I decided to re-create the wallpaper pattern from my grandparent’s house. It’s a very particular early 1960s five-color design and it immediately reminds me of home.
I made some album artwork recently for the sci-fi-surf-rock band Aloha Screwdriver. Their new EP is called "Above Snakes" and they were open to any interpretation of that. There's an undertone of western grit on this record and I thought maybe a traveling snake oil salesman theme might work. Then, for some reason, I got the idea that it should be in three dee.
I recently finished this custom-painted Kidrobot Munny figure inspired by my favorite Sesame Street muppet, "Mr. Johnson". He was the continually-disgruntled customer at Grover's diner. Grover, as an overworked waiter, would mess up his order every time and Mr. Johnson would be left brimming with disappointment.
I use Squarespace as my website platform and hosting service. I've been with them for over seven years and it's been great. Previously, I hand-coded html for my site and had to relearn standards every time the technology changed. Now, I just focus on the content and Squarespace keeps everything tidy.
Lately, a lot of people have been asking how I make my gold-leafed buttons. I thought I'd just go ahead and spill the beans right here on my blog so you can make them too.
I recently finished some promotional artwork for Austrian musical phenom Blonder Engel and his band, "Die Hedwig Haselrieder Kombo". Blonder Engel was a fellow artist-in-residence for the KOMM.ST festival in Anger, Austria and we chatted about comic-books, movies, and cowboys.
I've just finished the second piece in a new tiki-themed series and I thought I'd post a bit of my process here on the blog.