Tuesday, December 22, 2009

for candice

with much respect to candice giesbrecht for the idea.


This may wind up as one of my bands' album art. I hope it does. I hope it does because it was bloody time-consuming.

Acrylic on canvas with a mild amount of digi.


We are just meat. We evolved a superior organ which makes us aware of our surroundings and ourselves in a way that no other species is. But we are not special; we are just strings of information encoded into proteins hellbent on propagating. No different than an amoeba, a grizzly, a carrot. That organ has no mystical metaphysical properties. When it ceases to function, it rots, just like a raw pork chop on a counter. No mystical tunnel of light. No eternity in paradise (or conversely, eternity of torment). This is all there is. This is all we ever had; this is all we will ever have.

When one comes to terms with this bleak yet beautiful truth, every moment of the brief lives we are lucky enough to have been allotted means all the more. Every experience is more precious, more vivid, every sensation intoxicating.

Don't waste a single second of the time we spend as thinking pile of carbon, before we return to inanimate pile of carbon.

And definitely don't waste it fooling yourself into wishful thinking about what's awaiting you when you do.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


step one of a great many.

the challenge is: design a food tattoo that doesn't look lame.

i had chard for lunch!

Monday, December 7, 2009

keyboard demon

the cleaning lady threw out my paper version, so here he is, immortalized in pixels.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


she had a strange moment of clarity where she realized that she had never seen anything in all her life as beautiful as this cuttle.

then she spilled soygurt on her pants and it dried to an embarrassing clearish-whitish splatter stain.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Heck cattle

No matter how glorious the past is perceived to be, attempting to recreate it is folly of the highest order. (Stealthy ballpoint pen and digicolor)

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Pandala the Merciful and Ever Benevolent... created by myself and Charles Wardlaw in like 1995 or so.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Big and Little Nog

i imagine they spend a lot of time grinding bones

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Ok, MMA fighter yesterday, so you get a rapper today.

Rah Digga-- a personal hero of mine, First Lady of the Flipmode Squad, studied electrical engineering at NJIT, and got signed to Elektra after blowing everyones minds with a performance at Lyricist Lounge... while 8 months pregnant. A heroine for the ages.

Monday, November 23, 2009

forrest griffin

They say the eyes have it, but sometimes I think the ears have it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Moonjelly and one from the back catalogue

"Ayako". Prisma and ink on paper, with a mild amount of digi love. I was trying to do this with a 2 month old puppy chewing on my sketchbook and my prismas every time I set them down. It made it very difficult.

Moonjelly. Digital Wacom speedpainting. I'm waiting for the mystical day when a Wacom tablet no longer feels wicked cumbersome. People say that after a while, anything OTHER than a wacom tablet feels cumbersome, but right now, it feels like trying to draw with one of those drop-claw contraptions you pick up toys with in the carnival loonie game at Dennys.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

the star of the show.

don't you recognize him? He's famous... well, in certain parts of mexico.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

vector leveret

if crude vector leverets are wrong, then brother, i don't want to be right.

Monday, November 16, 2009


i love building up highlights on medium tone bkgnd rather than building down lowlights on white bkgnd. pencil crayon on some bad ass paper i found lying around the office.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


okay, so this doesn't really count toward my "daily" rule. acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday morning digicollage

Thursday morning digicollage. Wolves are neat.