Monday, July 22, 2013

Saturday Morning Show

I couldn't be more excited to be a part of Ltd. Art Gallery's Saturday Morning Show, and boy, was it hard to figure out what exactly it was I wanted to do. I had so many great memories of watching Saturday morning cartoons and shows growing up. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Muppet Babies, Pee-Wee's Playhouse, X-Men, The Tick… so many great shows. It's certainly a by-gone era that kids these days have no idea how special it was. 

I finally settled on one of my favorite cartoons, The Real Ghostbusters, for inspiration. But not just the cartoon, but the action figures. 

Time was unfortunately a little tight this time around, so my original plan of doing paintings of the action figures had to be put on the back burner, perhaps for another time. But by doing that I think I came up with something that I found more interesting. 

I've been on a bit of a kick of drawing with charcoal on colored paper lately and thought it would lend itself well to these portraits.

If you're a fan, I'm sure you've already figured out that the color of the paper corresponds with the color of jumpsuits they wore. Special thanks to my nephew for providing the reference material, i.e. his figures, since I've long since lost mine.

Titled "Collect All Four", the piece is framed in a 16" x 20" frame and each drawing is about 5" x 7". 

It can be purchased at the gallery in Seattle or online here

Also another cartoon related painting of mine, Krang from Teenage Mutant NInja Turtles, can still be purchased here from Ltd. Art Gallery as well.

So if you're there in Seattle, do stop by and take in a really fun show that's bound to stir some great memories of watching cartoons while laying in your Return of the Jedi sleeping bag and eating Frankenberry cereal. Well, at least that's what my Saturday mornings consisted of. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Pandorica Opens Doctor Who screen print

My latest piece is a screen print that I've been wanting to do for quite some time. When Planet-Pulp, the online artist group I'm a member of, announced they would be partnering up with Hero Complex Gallery for a physical show all about the color red — I just knew I had to finally do it.

The print, based on "The Pandorica Opens" (and "Big Bang") episode of "Doctor Who" features a lot of red elements, which I thought made it a show-in for the show.

With Rory the Roman's attire, the Doctor's fez and bow tie (because, "they're cool"), Amy's blazing red hair and scarf, the red Dalek and even River's hallucinogenic  lipstick, there is quite a lot of red throughout those two episodes.

The 4-color screen print measures 18" x 24" and is a limited edition of only 50 (since it's the Doctor's 50th anniversary this year). 

Each print is only $35 and can be purchased here through Hero Complex Gallery.

I couldn't be happier with the way the screen print turned out, Rural Rooster in Austin once again did an amazing job printing it.

Big thanks to Adam Smasher at Hero Complex Gallery and Planet-Pulp's Jayson Weidel for letting me be a part of the show!

The Red Show currently runs through the end of next week at their location in LA, so if you're  there, be sure and go check out all the amazing work from other artists.