What can I say? It's a piece of cartoon clouds. I was not initially happy with this and it was on its way to the rubbish bin when some friends convinced me that it could be amazing with some added bits and pieces, and so that's exactly what I did, added some more bits and pieces, and it soon became amazing, later we all sat around trying to figure out a name for this fella, when it came to us in a haze of smoke... "Poof Poof Pass"— Regular price $20 +
I have always been a huge fan of the mysterious pyramids and when the lines started to take form I could see the three of them off in a distance. Later the sand was added and as I got to the bottom of the paper I wanted to add something different that stayed in line with my style, and voila! The earth opened up as a giant mouth appeared, and it reminded me of Beetlejuice and the Sand Worms!— Regular price $20 +
This one started in the center where you can see the two lines between the eyes )( and from there, the eyes developed and then everything else sort of fell in to place around the eyes and the space around them. When it came to the forehead I wanted to not only have a weird mouth up there but also have a drawing that could be placed upside down and still work out. I titled this drawing long before it was finished and so the title is not REALLY a true rendition of a self portrait of... myself, but more or a reimagining of my inner self image at various points in my life. Self Portrait No.1— Regular price $20 +
Okay, this is not really a self portrait at all, but when I could not come up with a better name, after looking at it for so long the idea started to formulate that it could also be another weird version of myself that I have drawn deep from within the ol subconscious mind. The bricks were added as a last effort when no other suitable backgrounds could be figured out because it did have a little bit of a graffiti look to it and so I went with that. Self Portrait No.2— Regular price $20 +
I had drawn something similar to this before although I did not have as much action happening as this one, and the splat did not have a face either which I thought was a cool idea. Like what is this? A suicidal bug hit the windshield all like "Yeah! Now what? What you gonna do now that I'm splattered all over this shit? hahahaha" bugs don't know about windshield wipers. Splat Attack!— Regular price $20 +
At first I did not even see the sun, to me it was more like a cracked egg yolk until a neighbor pointed it out. I like how the cartoon arms seem to run off indefinitely giving the impression that this might go on forever if you were to zoom out a little further. I wasn't still 100% on these being suns until the space background sealed the deal, and that was it... Sun Spots!— Regular price $20 +
If you have made it this far down the page you have already realized that I am a huge fan of the old cartoons! From Disney's Mouse to Warner Bro's Rabbit, I thoroughly enjoyed them all as a young lad and that stuck with me for all these years. I saw the black holes used in a very trippy psychedelic Pink Panther episode once and I always remembered now much I would enjoy having a hold that I could slap on any wall and go through it. I had done a sketch where there was this fox character trying to get his arm through several holes to reach assailant where he was getting bonked on the head with a wooden mallet, but the layout just was not working that well. When adding the backgrounds to these I put the Looney Tunes circles and in an ode to Elmer Fudd, titled this piece... "That's All Folks!"— Regular price $20 +
Usually when starting these drawings with one line it is a curved or a squiggly line, this time i drew a straight line, and another, and another, until the 3d box appeared. The characters body was going to be a cartoon guy walking along the street. The background in this image was one of the few that were drawn with pencil and pen and so when I saw the brick wall behind him I decided to add the white outline to the character and make this more of a Banksy street-art style image plastered to the wall instead of a character walking along the street. The box head has two views, in one instance the character is looking down and to the left, and in the other instance it can be looking up and to the right depending on where your eyesight gravitates to, making this characters head/mind, an illusion, much like how our own minds are an illusion that we (humanity) have created. The Illusion of Mind.— Regular price $20 +
The first two lines added in this image were the top two solid lines that divide the sky from the bottom, the fin was added later, the sun was added later. The center S-lines were added and then I saw the shape taking form and so was born, the whale! In the original color version this is actually colored to look like a real blueish whale in some water swimming into the sunset. I had the swirls looking like a rainbow in color but it just didn't jive with the blue whale, sky and water. It was at this point I decided to set the color aside for this second variation you see here. I was keeping the whale the same blueish color with a darker night shade to it, but that made the entire image too dark, and for some weirdo reason I decided it would be cool to have a skin colored whale! I actually downloaded a skin-color pallet for this, what I jokingly call "The Skin Whale". The title is a play off of "The Right Now" as it is more about living in the now, being present, like a whale or dolphin which brought about the current title "The Whale Now"— Regular price $20 +
The first thing drawn in this image was the little ufo spaceship looking thing, which in the beginning was only the top half and I was thinking of more like one of those little "Ding" bells you see on a companies countertop, where you can ring for service to allert the attendant that you are there! But then I figured I like UFO's more than I like companies! After that, the center chamber was drawn, the buttles behind the UFO, the little blocks with eyes, the smaller blocks trailing behind them, the cloud thing that looks like its either a tree growing out of it, or it could be to signify air is exiting, like a fart maybe? and the the smaller clouds to the left behind that. The Next outline membrane was added, then the bubbles around the membrane. Then the tongue looking things were not supposed to be tongues but just weird looking bending twisting things coming down, when I added the first center line on the first small tongue i realized, okay, these are tongues!, finally the teeth along the bottom were added, and the green slime drool dripping from the top was added, to sort of imply that maybe these are all tongues inside some sort of giant mouth and that leads us to the title, When a scientist gave a speech about how the earth moves around the sun, and elderly lady stood up to tell him he was full of crap, she said the earth is a flat disc on the back of a turtle, the scientist asked "Well then what is the turtle standing on?" to which she replied, another turtle. What is that turtle standing on? another turtle of course, in the end, the lady used this as her way of winning the argument by saying "It's turtles all the way down!" to which the scientist had nothing to retort with. If you zoom out of my image, you would see that it is Tongues All The Way Down inside an infinitely spaced mouth!
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I live in a major tsunami zone and so I wanted to include something with giant waves up above the mountains. I have seen waves drawn like this before and I have always enjoyed them. After the mountains were added, I started drawing the fir trees (the ones that look like cartoon flames) and then added the leafy trees as a space filler, and lastly the flat land signifies that maybe the forest ends before the mountains. That's about it! When coming up with a title, I was picturing being up in the tops of the trees, maybe in a tree house, and so you have "Tree Fort With A View"
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I was starting to draw another mandala style something something something but with hearts, the drawing didn't really look right to me and I was about to toss this in the rubbish bin but then I thought about connecting the hearts with some sort of wire and stitching it through the big black seeds and flowers (I think those are seeds?). After much debate and twisting in the background I decided that I still liked this one. Coincidentally the coloring was being done just a couple days before Valentines day, as a child I always called it Valen Times Day with an M.— Regular price $20 +