Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sketch Journal Dumpage!!

Well it's been a crazy couple of weeks.  I started the new job and I wasn't even there three days before I got sick.  I think that's a new personal record.  This last cold was a doozie, in fact I still am not 100% and sound a little like Scarlet Johanssen or Kathleen Turner AND I completely lost hearing in both ears for three days due to boogers in my inner ear.  Sexy huh?  Guess I'm not the Boogervamprie for nothin'.  Anyway, there is nothing more embarassing than being sent home from work on your 6th day because they fear you are going to bring the plague upon the office.

Enjoy the Doodle Dumpage.  I went through and found all the suitable for the web drawings. . . although I didn't blur out the curse words, so sorry about that.  I was raised by a sailor you know.  My mom tried her hardest, but I guess I'm daddy's little potty mouth at heart.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Shave & a Haircut!

 Well, next Saturday evening (March 19th, 2011) is my first show at Monkeyhouse Toys in their new location.  I seriously LOVE doing shows with Mayra from Monkeyhouse, if only for the reason she loves toys, art and trying to get her local community involved.  (Currently on display, until they hang the new show, she is showcasing some of the artwork created by second graders at the local elementary school next to the shop.  HOW CUTE!!)

Anyway, "Shave & a Haircut" is kind of a tie in with the small hair salon located above the toy store.  Mayra had the idea to have a show devoted to crazy hairstyles and kookie facial hair, and asked me if I'd like to participate.  How could is say no, honestly?

So I thought on it a couple of days, trying to figure out what I wanted to do.  I thought about doing a detailed version of Marie Anotinette's severed head. . . but then realized there would probably be one or two of those.  Then I thought of doing Medusa, but not normal Medusa.  Which led me to what you see here.  :P

For more info on the show, just click the flier.  Oh and let me add, if you are going to try to make it out to the show there's a bunch of construction going on in the area.  In fact there's a giant forklift directly in front of the shop, so if you DO come out and you pass a giant forklift, you just missed Monkeyhouse.  :P

A little over a week ago I was honored to be asked to show some work for a few months at Altered States Tattoo Shop in Olympia, WA.  For them, I printed some exclusive archival quality sugar skulls (the ones I offer as earrings and charms in the Crypt of Doom!) and framed a them.  I'm beyond excited about sending them these primarily because they are the first place back home to ask to show some of my work.  I already warned them that if a group of older people, with no tats or piercings, show up it's just my family coming in to show their support.  :D

And finally, to everyone effected by the recent events in Japan, my heart and prayers are with you. 

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Ice-Scream Social

Well now that the opening for the Women In Animation show has come and gone (to those of you who made it out to the opening I sincerely thank you) I can now post the finished painting!!  To all my Facebook friends and followers, I apologize for showing you stuff you've seen a million and a half times already.  :P

"Ice-Scream Social" is an 8"x10" gouache concoction featuring my little "Bride of Frankenstein" character who's named Frannie, and also introduces her little Frankenstein boyfriend Hugo.  They're at the local Ice-Scream Parlor enjoying a deadly nightshade milk shake with ectoplasm and whipped cream topping and finished with an eyeball on top.  I think they're quite enamored with each other, don't you?

Coming in two weeks will be my next art exhibition of 2011, this one taking place at Monkeyhouse Toys in Silverlake, CA.  As I've said before, I'm very excited about that show.  The piece has been done for over two weeks, but I'm trying to be good and not post it all over the web until closer to the show's date.  BUT, if you are a follower of the Boogervampire over on Facebook, you have already seen it.  ;)

Thanks for stopping by!