Thursday, April 19, 2012

Arthwith Latex

I thought I'd share some images of some designs I did for Artwith Latex a few years ago and will probably do some more once I talk to Kurt *wink. The owner/artist that is Artwith Latex (Kurt Molhusen) is a friend of mine from way back in '99 when I moved to Dallas and lived there for a year or two. Super nice guy, super nice wife Melissa, newest daughter Mila, and little actress Shyla who, by the way, made her movie debut as "Darlin' Cleek" in the 2011 film The Woman.
Artwith Latex has been featured in dozens of magazines including Gothic Beauty and can be found at Goth, Fetish, and Horror conventions across the country. All the designs below are available through the Artwith website, , plus hundreds of other designs and types of wearable latex jewelry. Check it out, spend some money on some super cool and unique piece of wearable Art. His work is amazing!

Original sketch found here,

Dragonfly. model: My wife (Her Blog,
Original sketch found here,

Pinstripe. model: Angela Ryan
Original sketch found here,

Swallows. model: unknown*

Original sketch found here,

Dragonfly choker. model: Masuimi Max
Original sketch found here,

Skull, cherry's, and flames. model Angela Ryan

Pinstripe necklace in pinks. model: unknown*
Original sketch found here,

model websites:

*If you know or recognize any "unknown" model please contact me with their names so I can credit them, thank you!

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (May 8, 1938 - March 10, 2012)
Today the world lost a great artist and true visionary; Jean Giraud aka, Moebius.
I was exposed to his art when I was 10 or 11 in Heavy Metal magazine. Too young to be reading Heavy Metal but reading it none the less. Among such artistic giants as Milo Manara, Richard Corben, Liberatore, Bernie Wrightson, all of whom I idolize, but Moebius stood out by a long shot. His artwork forever influenced my minds eye. My own visions of otherworldly, fantastic vistas, to this day, are almost entirely influenced by Moebius. He achieves a distinct visual texture beautifully imagined and lovingly crafted, he transported me to wonderful and far off worlds both gritty and dark, and simultaneously bright and optimistic. His take on Silver Surfer (though brief, 2 issue mini series) in my opinion is only trumped by Jack Kirby himself; all due respect to John Buscema. Moebius made an impact on one of the greatest Sci-Fi films of all time, Alien. He left his mark in the video gaming industry with Panzer Dragoon, one of my favorite gaming franchises. These are just a few examples of a true and rare success story within the realm of an illustrator/comic/concept artist. His art is singular, distinct, and never seemed compromised. Moebius did Moebius always. Truly a legend has passed leaving us with a sense of great lose but with his legacy permanently inked in the imaginations of those he touched. I've said it before, when our heroes die, an Immortal is born. Moebius was a living legend who transported me to fantastic worlds and exposed me to the limitless possibilities of imagination. Jean Giraud, Moebius, GIR, you will be missed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

13 Horror,Creepy,Gothy Tattoos

On this Valentines Day we celebrate with horror!! Enjoy
Freehand emerging skull.
A little pink poison pirate web heart.
Edward Gorey is one of my favorite artist/writers.
Some Satany Goaty Grotesquery.
It was a privilege to do this shrunken head on an artist that I admire and love both his artwork and tattoos. A very talented guy, Dart Daugherty owner of Darts Aloha Tattoos in Austin TX.
Ah, The Deadly Spawn. If you haven't seen this movie do yourself a favor and check it out. Awesome shlocky low budget B-horror like only the 80's could produce. A cult classic.
Love the Jack-o-lantern!
A Metalocalypse inspired totem.My wife's calve. You can find the preliminary sketches here
One of my favorite zombie tattoos. I had alot of fun working on this one.
An oldy but a goody. The Crypt Keeper.
Some Vincent Locke Cannibal Corpse goodness on my clients neck. Pretty Metal! \../ >< \../
Good old Texas Chainsaw Massacre action. Leatherface doing his thing. I took a little artistic license and added more blood to the blade and his apron. This client came to me with a workable but pretty beat outline of this image. I would have recommended that this image be placed on a part of the body more conducive to the design. As it was, the blade of the chainsaw wraps around his ankle so I had to work with it.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Space Girl

Random sketch from my "A Pin-up a Day" sketchbook.
I need to do more!

Evil Pope

This will eventually be a part of a bigger piece but this is at least a finish part of that bigger piece.
Acrylic, gold leaf, and bass wood. Oh and its like 9 or 10 in. tall.

Zombie hand

A little somethin' somethin'. Severed zombie hand squeezing a plucked eyeball, yum!
Acrylic on basswood. Its about 4.5 in. tall.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cthulhu half-sleeve

Free-hand half-sleeve of the ancient one. It was done over three or four sessions, I'm not sure to be honest. I'm a big fan of Lovecraft, tentacles/cephalopods, monsters, and horror so this tattoo was a pleasure! I want to do more Lovecraftian creatures and such.

Drawn on with colored sharpies.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Coffin business card holder

My business card holder at the shop. I made the entire thing out of bass wood and lined it with red velvet.
The head stone is carved bass wood and painted with acrylic.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Momento Mori

Heres a little carving I did in some bass wood. I think I'm going to make resin casts of it, sort of mass produce and sell it. Painted of course. Its about 7 x 3.5 in.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sexy ladies

Heres some pin-ups from my "Pin-Up a day" sketchbook which hasn't been worked in with the frequency the title would suggest. I do intend to fill the book though. This is Bethezda, she might be reworked a little (add tattoos) to be a cartoony version of my wife for her blog. Check it out.
Tattoo girly.
Cthulhu girly.
and yet another Vamp.

Moonshine jug

Acrylic on stoneware/moonshine jug. I ended up selling this on ebay (thx to the buyer!) I did another moonshine jug that will be posted after its published in....something, cant really specify now but it should be published and posted here in a few months.

Friday, January 20, 2012

deficit omne quod nasciture

deficit omne quod nasciture - everything that is born passes away (Quintillan)
I completed this painting a few months ago. I'm pretty proud of it predominantly because I rarely complete paintings and completing this one has invigorated the idea that I can finish paintings. That statement will make more sense to other artists. I have lots of projects, paintings and otherwise, that I've started but have yet to complete. I've regained the confidence to complete things. Leonardo daVinci said," Art is never finished, only abandoned." This is has been true in the extreme for me for many years.
I used gold leaf on the Catholic Icon inspired burst behind her head and as the trim to her veil. Gold leaf leaves a great result but it is a bitch to apply.
Close up of her face and a strong gold leaf contrast shot.
Lastly a detail of the banner, which is one of my favorite details of the painting.
The painting is all acrylic with gold leaf detail on 19 x 15 in. oval illustration board. The Acrylics I used and generally use are actually Games Workshop acrylics. I've used/tried lots of other acrylics and found that these work the best for me. I paint minis as a hobby (Games Workshop 40K and Fantasy) and have always used said brand and find the color selection, opacity, and consistency suits me.

Tattoo sketch

I ended up tattooing this on a former co-worker while working in Austin.