Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Keyboard Girl

Here's a commission I finished not too long ago for a music production studio. They wanted an original pin-up that involved a vintage keyboard synthesizer; beyond that I was given free reign. Luckily I enjoy drawing pin-ups and love the design of vintage electronics (a weird interest, I know, but us designers can find visual interest just about anywhere.)

I'm really happy with the finished result. I did some research on keyboard synthesizers and tried to stay authentic while still playing around with it here and there to give it a fun design.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Here's my piece for the Sonic Generations art show! Which, as I'm sure you can guess, is an exhibition that pays tribute to the beloved Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. It'll be opening at Brave New Worlds in Philadelphia next month.

Dr. Robotnik was the first character that came to my mind because it bugs me how in later years his name has been changed to Dr. Eggman. I'm not sure if it's one of those deals like in Mario games where Princess Toadstool's name was changed to Peach because that's what it was always intended to be (It was changed by Nintendo of America when the first Mario game was brought over from Japan) but I still like Robotnik better. Not that this piece does anything to make that distinction, hah. I did put the final piece in an oval frame to emphasize his egg-like body, however.

A little Dr. Robotnik trivia, his design was based on Theodore Roosevelt.

Here is the website for the show where you can check out all the other art, and here's the invite:

My buddy Chris Beaumont, founder of, is in charge of the show, so thanks to him for the invite and for putting on what I'm sure will be an awesome show!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fill Up Your Hearts

Check out this new Zelda tribute blog called Fill Up Your Hearts. It was started by my friend Chogrin and features art by fellow Autumn Society members. I've got a couple pieces posted there, and all the featured art is seriously outstanding.

The launch of the blog coincides with the release of the latest Zelda Game, Skyward Sword. I was able to pick up a special edition copy today but just by the skin of my teeth. Apparently it is a very limited release; even Amazon is sold out!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Comissioned Piece

I was commissioned to do this piece by a guy who wanted a present for his girlfriend, and he contacted me since they are both fans of my work. He asked me at just the right time schedule wise, and what can I say, the fact that they are a couple who both like my art was really cool to me. The props are requested references to the video games Street Fighter and Bayonetta respectively, and he wanted me to show off her cool spine tattoo. I'm really glad I could help out with a cool gift!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Video Dead Apocalypse

Now that Halloween has come and gone, here's the full three page comic that I contributed to the Halloween edition of the Strange Kids Club magazine, written by Rondal Scott and illustrated by me.

I was almost finished with the whole thing when I had the idea to give myself a live-action cameo. Since I own a power glove, I took a photo of myself putting it on to replace the illustration in the first panel of the the third page.

I forgot that I had done such a clean job on the pencils, so here are those as well in case anyone is interested!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Please Post Bills

This is my piece for Gallery 1988's Please Post Bills art show, a tribute to Bill Murray.  I was initially at a bit of a loss for what to draw because there is an unusually large amount of great Bill Murray artwork out there already, and I knew more awesome work would be created for this show. It was finally my girlfriend who suggested the idea of Bill's characters from Caddy Shack and Fantastic Mr. Fox interacting with each other. I'm not really a huge Caddy Shack fan, and there are so many other Bill Murray movies that I absolutely love, but I thought this was a really clever idea so I went with it.

I also decided to add a bunch of little references to his other movies. In total there are twelve "hidden" references to twelve separate films (including the two already mentioned.) Can you identify them all?

 The show opens tonight, here's the official info: