Wednesday, September 23, 2009

kanye



Metalocalypse made it onto that I'mma Let You Finish site. Check it out:

http://kanyegate.tumblr.com/post/190241592?h=844?h=844

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fancy 3D drawring!



I thought this was pretty bad ass!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"I'm Animerican" opening party pics

Here's a link to some picture's from the "I'm ANIMErican " group show:

link to pictures on Wild Boar site

Here's Eric staring at my head, hat and/or beard. My paintings hang on the wall above us.

A good action photo utilizing Jon Schnepp and Eric's paintings. I chose the Power Cosmic. I am a herald of Galactus.

Bob Okazaki took this picture. He is also in this picture - along with myself, Shannon and Eric.


We had to compose a paragraph describing our art in the show. This is the one for my paintings:

What is it!?! A giant naked lady. Oh yeah. She is eating the monster. He like a Kaiju monster. I love Godzilla style monsters = awesome. I love King Kong Escapes the most. I saw Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 16mm print projected at the public library when I was a tiny child. I also love a naked lady. Especially she is a giant. Giant = better. A giant monster eats the lady too. There are two: 1) Giant lady eats smaller monster in Tokyo. 2) Giant monster eats smaller lady in San Francisco. Both cultures, equal measures. They call it "fusion." I can dig it. I'm ANIMERICAN.

I love you,
Chris P

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"I'm Animerican" paintings

Here's some documentation of the paintings I did for a group show called "I'm Animerican."

The theme was the fusion of Japanese and American culture through the influence of Japanese Anime. It's up now at a place called Royal T in Culver City. It's a pretty bad ass gallery/store/japanese maid cafe: http://www.royal-t.org/ The opening was huge. It was curated by Eric Calderon. Apparently, he knows how to throw a good party. Booze+Karaoke+Weird Paintings+Japanese Girls in Maid Outfits=Awesome. I'll post or link to some pictures of the show eventually...

Anyways, here's what I painted....

I did 2 pieces. 2'x2' each, Acrylic on wood. They were called:

"Giant lady eats smaller monster in Tokyo"
and
"Giant monster eats smaller lady in San Francisco."

Here they are before hanging in the show...


This is the drawing stage. I start with light pencil, then firm it up with a Sharpie. Shannon posed for the lady. See the Burne Hogarth knee reference to the left...


Monster version...


Then I rock the grayscale "painting." I've found that using Copic/Prismacolor gray markers and sharpies makes this process go very quickly. Most of the time I'm doing these the night before the show, so I need to work fast!




I paint over the grayscale version with acrylic, then finish it up with gloss medium.




A detail of the giant lady eating the smaller monster...


Eric painting his energy blast in my garage.


Hanging the show...


As soon as I get some pics or a link from the opening, I'll post that shit!

Next up, I'll be painting something for a ROM tribute show. I'll post something when I have it...

a few more pics from Gag Me With A Toon

Here's Shannon posing by her two pieces. They're Tom and Jerry made out of candy wrappers. First to sell, by the way...

Standing in front of my Captain Caveman painting.

And here we are again.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Gag Me WIth A Toon II pictures

Here's some links to pictures from the Gag Me With a Toon II show:

http://www.meltcomics.com/zenphoto/index.php?album=gag-me-with-a-toon-2

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloodymurder/sets/72157617755193821/


Here's Jon Schnepp's half Murderface, half Mr. T...


Shannon's Tom and Jerry collage art. Animators Ashley and Daisy flank the work...


Me and Daniel Weidenfeld, endorsing Meltdown's beer sponsor...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another half-assed attempt

Well, I'm thinking I'm going to try to give this blog another go. It's been about a year and a half since the last post.

I've been doing some fine art painting recently. The work has appeared in some group shows and stuff. I'm in a few more upcoming group shows. One ROM tribute and one with an anime theme.

The latest show I was in was "Gag Me With A Toon 2" at Meltdown Gallery in LA. The theme was Saturday morning cartoons from the 80's. I've posted some pics of my painting from that one. It sold to producer Don Murphy of Natural Born Killers fame.

It's called "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels" based on the cartoon of the same name. The premise is something like this: What if a bunch of teenage girls really found a frozen caveman and thawed him out and asked him to drive around with them in a van and solve mysteries? Well, He probably would not understand what they were saying and lash out like Travis the chimp and fuck everyone up. This painting depicts the moment right before the authorities move on the good Captain. It's not his fault, he's a damn caveman.

First, the drawing. It's two feet high by four feet wide on wood. My wife, Shannon, posed for the dead teenagers:


Here's a detail of one of the girls:


Next, I did a grayscale underpainting. That's my fat, hairy ass standing next to the painting for scale:


And here's how it came out. It's acrylic on wood with gloss medium over the whole thing:


And here's a couple of details: