Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pretty pretty purple

There was a few custom strings board, this one cost $320. The customer paid 1/3 that because that was the price however it took 3 attempts to get the purple right. If to lightly applied comes out as burgundy/wine colored, if to heavy it becomes opaque like a paint and the grain is obscured. In the middle there is various intensities. This is a red base, blue base is to dark. There is two purples in the RGBIV, one is Red, the other is Green and Violet doesn't count.

Monday, April 6, 2009

What lays beneath

This idea illustrated has been in my head for a while. The model is my pal Miss Conduct and the ink was for her. The idea comes from the fact I'm not only fascinated by the female form but attempt to explore some of the social pressures that are placed on women. Beauty is only skin deep, what lays beneath and what makes us what we are? Besides the obsession with exploring the female form(That and dimensional doorways inspired by H.P. Lovecraft)... I like provoking images that get your attention.

Are we the sum of all our parts?


This is Miss Conduct.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Strings boards are now extinct, thank gawd!

Tonight/this morning is the last day of the life of the Stings board. It's just another board that is part of XXX history. It is by far the most straight forward yet most complicated technically board I've ever offered taking some 14 hours per board to make. Yikes. It's been a 3 month ordeal, thanks for being patient. I enjoyed making the boards but despise the weight I put everyone through. Besides some customs being completed, this art will never be offered again.

(pours out 40 oz. on shop floor), "R.I.P Strings board, you'll be missed homie."

Thank you for ordering and being patient.