Sunday, June 20, 2010

Baron von Cicula

Yup, it's a vampire popcicle. . . What?  You've never seen one before.  I guess you haven't dug deep enough into the back of your freezer lately.

Not entirely sure what I'm going to do with this little guy.  I was contemplating turning him into another summer charm or barette, but now I'm not too sure.

**Decision Made**

Baron von Cicula is now available as a cellphone charm in The Crypt of Doom.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sugar Skulls

Well, as many of my Facebook friends know (as they have bombarded all week with this), I've created a new design for the Crypt of Doom, and I must say, it's doing rather well.

Like most adorably macabre artists, I have quite a sweet spot for Sugar Skulls, but I've been hesitant to draw any.  I think part of it is that I wanted to really try to make my Sugar Skulls look like the actual thing and not one inspired by tattoo art.  I love the bold colors and the fun patterns.

Anywho, so far I've used the one design to create the typical Cell Phone Charm, a pair of earrings, and for the first time, a hair clip/bobby pin.

Sugar Skull Cell Phone/ DS Charm

Sugar Skull Post Earrings

Sugar Skull Hair Clip/Bobby Pin

I think I'll probably do one or two more Sugar Skulls (for variety) and then move on to other adorably macabre subject matter. . . like my dear old friend the Voodoo Doll.

This week I'm going to be attempting to finish a long over due painting for a former coworker.  Which I will probably post next week once complete.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Sketchbook DUMP!!

So last week I posted this little print in my shop.  Usually I only post my finished paintings in the Crypt of Doom, but something about this sketch is just funny and I thought I'd see what would happen.  The first two prints of this (which I've called Career Day) I posted were a special commission and sold right away, but I've posted a third to see if anyone else might like to take it home with them.  :)

And the other sketches are fairly self explanitory.  I started drawing my fiance as Pig Pen from the Peanuts a while back.  Once or twice a week I document his rituals in my sketch book.  It can be something he's said to me, or an event we went through together, but most of the time it's how he makes me feel.  I wish I could say I make some of this stuff up, but sadly some of it's very real.

Oh, and I do have his permission.  He actually prefers me drawing him as a child as to an adult (which you can see in the second sketch).

One final reminder. . . Kids Rock, Saturday, June 12th from 2pm-7pm at Griffith Park's Old Zoo.  My little owl painting will be available in an auction.