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Oktoberfest!

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A drawing I did for Poogletsauce.wordpress.com for an article about Oktoberfest and Pumpkin seasonal beers.


A Very Punk Rock Halloween

It’s almost Halloween! Well, a month away… but still, close enough. My wife wanted me to cut a Jack-o-lantern but she wanted something different. She said “Hey, how about the Misfits Fiend Skull?”. Now, I knew this was impossible because you can’t make it as a one piece stencil so how could you cut a pumpkin into the Fiend Skull???

Well, I decided it was going to happen no matter what. I said “Yeah, sure…no problem!” She went and got me a foam pumpkin from AC Moore while I sat at home trying to figure how I was going to pull this one off.

Well… I’m happy to say it all worked out in the end.  Below you will find the finished product.

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It was actually a lot easier than I expected it to be. I suspended the nose on a piece of brake line for a car. I cut the brake line down to size and suspended the nose on it. I originally thought I would also have to suspend the brake line or create a bracket underneath in a T shape, but since the brake line and foam nose are both so lightweight just attaching it to the back and securing it was enough. I think it turned out pretty rad if I do say so myself.

I know I don’t normally post crafts on this blog (though I do make them quite regularly), but I felt that this really fits the theme of this site quite nicely.

While I’m posting crafts I might as well post something else that I recently made for my house.  Below you will find our new door mat.

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I stole the idea from Fat Mike though! I saw it while my wife and I were watching The Other F Word on Netflix Instant streaming. It’s a pretty fun documentary if your in to the whole punk rock thing. Anyway, thanks for checking out my stuff! See you next time!


Beetlejuice…Beetlejuice…Beetlejuice!

It is getting closer to Halloween and I am totally in the spirit. Here is a Beetlejuice illustration that I made.

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Mixed media (Acrylic, colored pencils, ink and digital)


Phrenology “The Hand”

 

Mixed media (spray paint and watercolor pencils).  Painted on a found old book cover.


Ghoulie!

This weeks Illustration Friday word was Scary! I had just finished watching the movie Ghoulies the other day, so I decided to do something with that. The beginning of the movie there is a cult performing a satanic ritual of sorts. I don’t really understand where the Ghoulies come from because they are there in the movie before the ritual is performed. For my illustration I tried to pull the satanic aspect into the illustration a little more so I put “666” and an upside down cross on the Ghoulie’s forehead.

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I like how this turned out, I’ve been trying to simplify some of my work and not spend so much time on it. This took about an hour and thats pretty much what I wanted to spend working on it. Here is the same image without the color…

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I actually worked on this illustration backwards than the way I normally work on them, for this one I blocked a lot of the color in first and then went back to do the outline work. Normally I do the outline work first. Oh well, it worked either way. This was a very fun illustration to work on.

Last post I had mentioned that I want to start posting links to artists that I find online whose work I like. I found this Thor illustration in a New Yorker and decided to check the guys website out. Very bold, cool looking stuff. I spent at least an hour looking through his work. If you want to check out his website as well here is the link: Jashar Awan. I have also been using his work(and a few others) to remind me to keep things simple with certain illustration and not to overwork them. I actually have this Thor illustration hanging on the wall next to my computer right now.