Sketchbook activity

True story: we found an old reel to reel tape recorder in the basement of a log cabin in the Catskills this week. It was lying on a table next to a human skin-bound copy of the Necronomicon but the power was out and we can't read whatever that weird blood-ink language was written in. Probably for the best.

The Log Cabin

The Log Cabin

NYPD wearing my donut pins!!!!

To be honest - I've been meaning to ask NYPD officers to pose wearing my donut cloisonne pins for months but I lacked the balls to ask. My 7 year old knew this and prodded me at the perfect opportunity today until I relented. They were so unbelievable cool about it...

get yours here

get yours here

Back to Nature

Looking back two sketchbooks ago I found some pleasingly beautiful botanical and seascape studies. I'm interested in seeing what they would look like scaled up (22" x 30" and 50" x 30") and drawn with pen & ink and intense watercolor.

[secret band] poster progress

The whole word measures about 21" across but will be shrunk down to 15" or 16" as a silkscreen print.

The whole word measures about 21" across but will be shrunk down to 15" or 16" as a silkscreen print.

Drawing varying line widths is the most satisfying part of the inking process. If I don't exercise patience when applying 3, 4, 5 layers of ink I inevitably smear wet ink spots with my wrist.

Drawing varying line widths is the most satisfying part of the inking process. If I don't exercise patience when applying 3, 4, 5 layers of ink I inevitably smear wet ink spots with my wrist.

A portion of the drawing for a Primus silkscreened (edition of 200) show poster for the summer.

A portion of the drawing for a Primus silkscreened (edition of 200) show poster for the summer.

I rejected this first round because proportions were off (a painful exercise because this took a couple of [wasted] hours to draw). I especially didn't like how high the letters reached into what will eventually be the middle of the poster. It looks weirdly blocky because I always draw these with straight lines to get relative measurements correct before curving the, uh, curvy parts.

I rejected this first round because proportions were off (a painful exercise because this took a couple of [wasted] hours to draw). I especially didn't like how high the letters reached into what will eventually be the middle of the poster. It looks weirdly blocky because I always draw these with straight lines to get relative measurements correct before curving the, uh, curvy parts.

TüGGE enamel sign

I like to imagine there's a company that makes pink tires meant only for the sides of tug boats. so I made a sign. I think I'll make more. Maybe with a yellow background instead of white?