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:

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: