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.


Inspired by the game Darksiders. Great game too. Action/RPG in a Zelda kind of way. Really looking forward to Darksiders II. Yep, I'm a gamer too, big surprise right?


I did a painting of this on the front window of a tattoo shop I used to work at but unfortunately never photographed the completed painting.