Monday, September 13, 2010

Give-Up the Ghost


Finally got around to finishing this piece. Super happy with the way it turned out.
I'm gonna keep at this new thing I'm doing. So look for a lot more of this to come!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

GFT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2010 # 2 B



Halloween cover I did for Zenescope.
I never show my drawings for some reason?! Well here is the drawing without the moon and bats. I'll try to remember to show my drawings more.
Hope you guys like it, and thanks Lilith for modeling for me!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Turns you on.



So I collect old ass Playboys and what not, and there was this sped with this model I really liked. She was making the best faces and got super inspired to create something. So I clipped out my favorite faces and working on something,and stuck it in my kitchen...I f**kn love it!!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tata Gala ad


This ad is made for print not the web so the text is a bit hard to read in your screen I'm sure.
This was a really challenging piece and it's a piece that I believe captures the new direction my fine art work is gravitating to, blending soft traditional reading with stark colored geometric shapes that move the eye around the figure. I'm really digging the whole idea, now I just have to perfect the craft. Expect a lot more of this in the future!!
It's its 22"x30"...I think
Done on Rives bfk paper, white.
Watercolor, prismacolor pencil, acrylic, water based oils
Then a layer of gel matte medium.
I'm not crazy about the way this scanned in, the original in person looks much better.
Come to the Tata Gala and you'll see, ha
If you haven't read the last post I made (the call for entries) let me recap..
TATA GALA!!!! visit the site and follow the call for entries guidelines.
And all for a good cause. Pass the word around and get to work on your Tata piece!!!

TATA GALA 2010


ITS BACK GUYS
THE TATA GALA. h
Here is the call for entries page I designed with My work and of course the incredible Nathan Fox, it's going to be in next months Juxtapoz and ImagineFX. In fact ImagineFX is doing a big story on the event, so this year is going to be really big. Look for that
The site is updated but it was just updated today so there are still a few things missing but more photos and info will be hitting the site very soon.

This year we are dong it just a bit different.
Now when you submit your art through the site you will automatically be in our digital gallery for everyone to see.
(the digital gallery will appear after the shows)
We are making it mandatory that you submit through the site. The images you guys send to the site will be judged. We will go though the "best of the breast" work and decide who gets to show at the Sarasota FL. show and then the NEW YORK show!!!
The reason why we are doing it this way is because the event is getting a ton of attention and a TON of art. We simply did not have the space for all the art we received last year (though we made it work well :) )
Submitting through the site will make it more manageable.

Also, new on the site is a Donate button!!!
We've Hhd a lot of people that have wanted to contribute but either were not artistically inclined or simply didn't have time to do a piece. Well if you hit the donate button and follow the steps you can dramatically help. The money goes to Breast cancer research AND to putting on the event (unfortunately putting on a big show like this isn't cheap)

Anyway, enough bla bla blaing. Get those creative juices flowing and get to work on the best damn "BOO BEE" piece you can do!!!
Please guys, pass this around!!!!
We would love for this show to make it into every major city. So helpfully with enough support we can be coming to your city very soon.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Google


Mucha makes a cameo on google's front page....awesome

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tata Gala, work in progress postcard


Not sure about anything on this right now but Im digging where it's going.
There is going to be more info on it but I just haven't gotten a chance to get it on there, but slowly this will take shape. thought I'd share. Totally open for suggestions by the way. And I realize there are some punctuation errors and such...work in progress
This years Tata Gala is going to be so freakn awesome, we have adds in Juxtapoz magazine next month and a full news story along with images in ImagineFX coming out in September
We are also doing the show in New York as well as Sarasota. More info to come very soon

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Paranoram


This is a piece I did for a zombie show back in October. if you buy the print it comes in the actual size of the piece, 3 pieces.
This is a limited print, only 100 available. Ill be putting it on my site in like 8 hours so buy the shit out of it

The original is done with watercolor, prismacolor pencil, acrylics and copic markers
I did it as one piece but didn't like it as one piece......
so I chopped the fuck out of it, and then it made sense to me.
I hope you like it to, but if you don't go fuck yourself

P.S. thier hair makes a skull

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ImagineFX


Here is a view of my ImagineFX interview I did. I also made the back cover.
Pretty cool stuff, I'm really happy to be apart of that magazine, Ive been digging it for bit now, ever sense my buddy Sean Chapman did a few freelance jobs for them. SO you can imagine my surprise when they contacted me out of the blue to have me in the magazine!
Anyway, go check it out, it should be in the states at any time now (if it already isn't)

Friday, April 09, 2010

Lilith


Just having some fun. I was going through my friends pics and got inspired by one of her shoving flowers into her mouth. I saw it and thought it would make an awesome illustration.
This was painted using Photoshop CS3
Thanks for letting me use the photo Lillian

Thursday, March 04, 2010


So here ya go, my 3rd Hack / Slash cover. I really like doing these because Tim just lets me go crazy and I feel like good things come from crazy people.... Im not sure what I mean by that, haha
The ideabehind this cover was Structured Chaos.
To put this beautiful girl and a chaotic setting. Its pretty much the essence of the book, this sexy bad ass girl killing killers.
I also wanted to do something different, something your not use to seeing when you walk into a comic store. I wanted you to be able to take the final piece and hang it on the wall.

Everything is traditional except the type.
the mediums are in this order
Rives BFK paper 18"x24"
Watercolor
Prismacolor pencil
Acrylic
Artist tape
Prismacolor Nupastel
and water based oils

ok, is a drawing on 18x24 Rives bfk paper, great stuff, takes dry mediums and wet mediums.
The purple is my watercolor base
The model is my friend Mirisa, she poses for all the hack/slash stuff I do.


After the watercolor base is dry I lay white prismacolor pencil down to create a wax build up on the paper surface. This makes the pencils blend much better.
As you go down you can see that I just keep developing the drawing, laying down color and blending it.
I blend with paper towels and a blending stump, google it if you don't know what that is.
The picture on the right is a picture I found in a magazine and I wanted to use that as a reference for the skin color. I like the browns and greens in it. I use photography a lot for inspiratio


Now I have the figure pretty much done, so I begin the background. I wanted this cover to look crazy chaotic but still be very appealing and easy to look at (I've been in this ridiculous fine art mode recently).
The paint is acrylic Behr house paint. I used that medal thing (black plastic thing next to the paint) to get all the straight lines and I painted artist tape to give it even more texture.
The last process is smoothing out the skin with water based oils. sorry i forgot to take of pic of that :(

Saturday, February 27, 2010

COMING SOON


It feels so good to be using pencils again, I feel like its been forever sense I worked traditionally
Anyway, This piece is kicking off a serise of fine art paintings.
They are going to be similar to the shapes painting I did not to long ago, but I'm going to make these extremely realistic, but still the same concept. I really cant wait to finish this but its 3 in the morning and I'm fighting a cold. Hopefully if my body allows me Ill have this finished by the morning, otherwise keep an eye out for it, it's gonna be a good one!!
(I hope)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Sound of Glass Falling


Hello to all!!
This is a cover for a brand spanking new novel called
The Sound Of Glass Falling, so new it isn't even out yet.
You can go to the site and read an excerpt from the book though.
A few of my friends are actually making a trailer for the site based on the likeness of my illustration, should be really cool when it's done.
you can check out the site here www.TrinityScalari.com
I'll post again when the trailer is done
The author, Trinity Scalari, plans on making this into a series and having me do all the covers. So keep your eye out for the new ones and go read the book....when it comes out :)

Also check out my new site. If you like this piece you can get this and others here: www.theirison.com

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SheKills is here!!!



OH MY GOD!!! It's here!!!!
She Kills for everyone (and you thought you'd never get one)
My new site is up too http://theirison.com/

Just click the SheKills button when you're on the new site and you're there!!

NOTE:

the unisex shirt (white shirt) does actually fit dudes, I wear it in an XL
(I wear a Medium or Large in "normal" shirts)
It's a shorter waist and shorter on the sleeves
Ladies: you might have to do some modifications to the shirt if you like it super tight, otherwise, buy the shit out of it!!!

the shirts are limited so get-em while the gitten's good!
Happy Hunting

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pups




So I bought this crappy Crayola sketchbook at CVS today, because I refuse to buy another moleskin Sketchbook. I hate those freakn things, there is to much pressure to do something great, and your constantly bombarded by people wanting to look through it.... awwwhhh. I feel so much safer with a little piece of crap.
You know when you get a new sketchbook and you just have to draw something in it right away??? Well I for some reason wanted to draw dogs. I don't think I've ever drawn a dog in my life but let me tell you, they are really fun to sketch out.
try it some time
OH.. and make them look sad, way more fun when they are sad.....I don't know why .
Sketched out with a pencil then slapped into the computer for tint and color

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Little Red Face


here is fun little piece I did for a show at an awesome gallery called Bear and Bird.
http://www.tatescomics.com/bearandbird/
it's a little piece at about 8"x11" + frame size
It's acrylic and copic marker done on rives bfk paper.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Snow


THIS IS A PHOTO!! not a painting
well, it's a photo illustration.
So I just completed a photo shoot with the lovely Abbi Ptak
I was going through the photos and decided to start working on an illustration idea.
Well, normally I throw a photo into photoshop and start working out loose ideas to paint from, but the more I played with it the more I liked it. So I just kept going and going. I's to the point where I really don't feel like painting it would do it justice, I feel like it's great the way it is...so what's the point???
I don't know, I might end up painting it but it just seems like a waist of time.
either way, I really like the image I wanted to share it with you all