Art Show Next month

So like always I've been totally behind on updating my blog. I'm pretty consistent on instagram though. Anyways, next month I'm having a show at Gallery 4 in shadyside. Solo show! Lots of new stuff and some of the biggest pieces I've ever done. I will probably be painting up until I have to hang stuff so fingers crossed that they all get done! Here are a few pieces I've been working on. 


Art Show going on May 28th 2016 @On The Skids Studios

Some of my recent work will be on display in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh this Saturday. It's going to be a little different than some of my other shows. This one will be made up of mostly ink drawings with some digital colored prints of those drawings. It's a little experiment to see how people respond to cheaper more mass produced work rather than trying to sell a bunch of paintings for over $100 a piece. 


I'm still working on this thing. I really am. It's been hard since I've been dividing my time among so many other things. Comic books are a hell of a lot of work but the one thing that is driving me nuts is getting the story right. I really just don't want the story to suck so I'm taking my time and really trying to make it worth my while. Someday soon...hopefully. 

I did start working on a cover though and here is a little snippet of what I have going on - 

New T-shirt design for the Rul37 show

New shirt design I did for the Rul37 Retrospective show at OnTheSkids Gallery in Pittsburgh. The show is January 30th and it is my first two color, hand-pulled design which came out pretty damn good if I do say so myself. 

This year, 2016, I would also like to really step my game up as far as web presence and selling art online. I know I've said that a lot in the past but I really feel like it's kind of now or never. I don't really think anyone is out there reading my blog but I want to start documenting more of what I'm up to and what I'm doing. More for my piece of mind rather than anything else. While cleaning up my computer that I have had since 2009 I came across quite a few things that I totally forgot about doing in the past so I figure I need to do a better job at getting that stuff out there. 

Zoo Billboards Up

So I've been away for awhile. I ended up getting a new job and a new car and a new apartment all in a matter of two months. I've been setting up my art room in the new place but it still isn't the way I want it so production has been slow on my part. zoo billboard designs came out. They are popping up all around Pittsburgh. Pretty exciting stuff. I will go more in depth on how this project came about and what all went in to it, but until then all I have is this photo I snapped while flying down Bigelow. 

I'm still here

Lots of stuff has been going on recently and I've totally flaked on keeping this thing updated but I'm going to try harder ( I say that I and I can feel my nose growing already )

Anyways, I have been working on my comic book which is now officially called Space Cadaver. I've been trying to get a digital coloring style down. Something that I can do quickly and still have a bit of a painterly feel to it. This is a practice piece I've been working on. 


Attack of the Mushroom People

Just finished up this project for an upcoming showing of Matango, or as it's known stateside - Attack of the Mushroom People. It will be playing at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont this October.

Projects like this are definitely the most fun. It was a small project with a fast turnaround and I pretty much got to do what I wanted. Super fun and hopefully lots of people will see the poster in the movie showcase next month. 


Steel City Secret Cinema V Toon Time

Once again I will be participating in the Steel City Secret Cinema show at the Hollywood theater in Dormont. This is already the fifth one and I have been in all of them. This time around the theme is cartoon movies and I have a few ideas that I'm pretty excited about but I haven't put anything to paper just yet. I did however do this flyer for the event so hopefully I will see some of you there. You can get tickets here.

Mermaid and the End of Summer

Summer is coming to a close but I feel like I got some stuff done this year. Working on a few different techniques and getting faster. Also learning to not be so critical of things that will probably never see outside of my computer. This Mermaid was started a few weeks ago and completed last night. Enjoy!

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Digital Coloring

I think I've finally settled on a coloring style for my comic book. This was a bit of a test using color and text to to see what approach I want to take for when I get to that phase.  Photoshop crashed once on me and I still think the original colors I did were a bit better but I learned my lesson and like everyone else I'm going to blame Apple's Mavericks.