My brother in the collective BLAT! Pack James Gardin has been working on his album Living Daylights for years but this year is when it finally gets brought into the light. And I was tasked in designing the artwork for the album. It initially reflects the theme of the whole album that is wonderfully crafted on the sounds of KuroiOto. You can buy the album on iTunes right now and stream the album below!
Much love and props to the beautiful and "blerd"-tastic Vanessa Veasley for helping out with some of the art for the upcoming second book in the RED series "Love + Lust."
Yes, I'm still working on finishing everything and setting up a Kickstarter to help out with some of the cost of the publishing everything. I have a lot of things I want to do this time so be patient with me on this one. We'll get through this one together, I promise haha. In the meantime keep on the look out for more previews of the book to pop up here and there in the coming months, and don't forget to get the previous books in the series as well.
There's an awesome art community on the Vine app called "We Draw" that has artists posting art every week based on a picked topic. I usually try to participate when I can (or when I'm not overworked) but there are some really great artists I've been introduced to like Heather Mahler, Mark Pingriff, and a slew of others. If you have time just go through their timeline. It's a great experience. Here are some of the sketches I've done for We Draw over the months.
This year I entered into The Dirty Show for a third time with a piece that inspired by both the kama sutra and the "yin and yang" symbol. I've been in the show three times now but this year marked the first time someone actually bought a piece. Yep, someone bought it and is apparently going to hang it on their wall. Crazy. It's only right since this might be my swan song with the show seeing as I might be moving away from the midwest hopefully. But as always it's been one very interesting experience.
And of course the piece is extremely adult/NSFW so if you're 18+ click on the picture to see the full version.
Here are some of the flowcharts/inforgraph I did with Shea last year during our run over at Complex. I just realized I never posted them up online.