the zine Southern Gothic is out and about now, released on Cattywampus press in collaboration with Hix Collective. Here’s a small sample.
sorry it has been awhile for an update but here’s a fast one.
I have been working on more commission work lately for Austin Winery and Still Austin Whiskey Co. but there is also some collaborative works in the pipeline with Hix collective as well as teaching myself some sign painting techniques. Which is giving me a good shift when I have a mental block on what to draw or paint.
On the other side of life I met my niece for the first time a few months back and proposed to my girlfriend a few weeks back! My niece seemed to like me and my girlfriend is now my fiancé.
I sold some art, saw some art (specifically Wayne White Exhibit and Wayne O Rama in Chattanooga) and also got me a nice little truck, with the help of some good friends getting it down to Austin from Cincinnati.
Heres to hoping for more art opportunities and colder beers in the next coming months.
I am moving back to Texas so the webstore will be down for a couple months while I get things in order. New big things to come!
In time for the holidays I am placing new prints in the webstore. Click the "shop" link above to be directed to the store or right here . All the prints below will be available by the end of this week.
Lately I have been lucky to be able to produce some work for other people which I love getting the opportunity to do.
In the first gallery I got to design a West Texas image for Austin photographer Robert G. Gomez. He is releasing his own photography paper that looks great. To see more of his work check out his website. Photos by Robert G. Gomez
The row of three images below are other recent works (click to enlarge):
The first image is for the first annual Buda Beer and Polka Festival. Which happens towards the end of this month and features performances by The Texas Tornados, Joe King Carrasco, and others. More info can be found here.
The second image is an album cover for local Austin band Shortwave Party. Which can be streamed and purchased here.
The final image is a poster design for local Austin TX band The Well and San Marcos TX band Crypt Trip. I was happy to be able to design something for TX bands when they play here in Cincinnati. Give both of them a listen ASAP.
I would love to be able to work with other people so always feel free to contact me at email@example.com
As always, Thanks for the support.
Working on some new water colored pieces that I can tell are being influenced by fall starting and Halloween being right around the corner. Thanks to help of my girlfriend and my friends back in Austin TX I will be back in Austin for Halloween this year. If anyone is interested in any commission pieces I am open for any needs you may have. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, thanks for the support!
New illustration I recently finished.
My influence for these recent drawings are about combining many of the styles I have worked with over the years and slowly working them together, trying to figure out what world they could all exist in together. The animals came from a love for nature and the outdoors, the houses are worked from an obsession I have for old barns/old houses, and a lot of the bold graphic markings such as the drips, skulls, and graphic patterns came into the work from having influences of graffiti and lowbrow art such as Ed Roth, Rat Fink and various monster drawings.
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Here is a new drawing I made recently that is pen and ink and is 2ftx2.5ft. I am really excited with diving further into this direction of things.
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Not living in Austin makes me miss a lot of things but one of those things is a cold Lone Star after a shot of whiskey while shooting pool with friends on a hot day as other friends are playing music on stage at The White Horse.
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Heres a quick look around my workspace and a peek at a painting I am currently working on. Click to enlarge. Thanks for lookin'.
Working on new landscape drawings and also happy to say I am working with my good friend and talented photographer Ryan Smith on a little zine project collaboration where I place some of my drawings on top of some of his great photos.
I will have a few drawings and paintings up at Crazy Fox Saloon and Mr Green Jeans Gallery in Newport KY. Support local business and check it out.