I'm in the studio tonight drawing some doodles and hopefully inking and painting a few drawings. I had a great end of 2015 in terms of my artwork. I sold a lot of pieces which allowed me to, and inspired me to, be more creative and productive. I have you to thank. This creativity has already spawned numerous new drawings and paintings. I am overwhelmed by the recent support and hope for a creative and fruitful 2016. If you'd like more updates about my wirk and some super secret behind the scenes action, please sign up for my mailing list. I will probably start sending out Etsy coupons as well.
I have added a few really fun pieces to my Etsy store this week. One of the more exciting bits is the hard copy of all the Inktober 2015 drawings. This 50 page color book chronicles the adventures of Rext, the astronaut, searching for surf and inner peace throughout the universe. Up until now the book was only available at art shows or on Blurb.com. You can get a much better price ordering through my Etsy Store. I have a limited run at the moment so get them while they last.
This week I also uploaded two new drawings. The first drawing I uploaded yesterday is a bit of a Narwhal Party and today I uploaded the quirky, macabre unicorn skull with wood patterned background. Like most of my pieces, they were done on 120lb Strathmore acid free paper and will come in an archival quality plastic sleeve and acid free archival backing material. Should you order a print to go along with an item, the extra shipping will be waved and I will slip the print (or prints) into the plastic sleeve to reduce waste.
If you have any requests or suggestions, please contact me through my contact form. I hope you all are enjoying the art!
I created this video a few months ago and wanted to wait to post it until I finished the intro. I hope you like it. Please comment and share if you can. I'll be trying to do one of these videos at least once a month. If people are interested in them and interact more, I'll increase the number of videos. I hope you enjoy it!
I'm happy to say that I have added quite a bit of content to my Etsy store in the past two weeks. This week I added some fun little watercolor sketches. They range from squids on heads, frozen beards and swamp monsters to New England barreled point breaks.
I'll be adding more slowly over the next few weeks as I get more requests and I prepare more work for promotion. Be sure to drop by the shop and favorite or follow the shop in order to be the first to see new content. Every now and then an item is so hot that it get's snapped up right away!
You followed along for the month of October and saw all of the sketches I posted. Now is a great time to pick up a collection off all the works in printed form. This week I spent time laying out a nicely crafted book. The book is available for purchase on Blurb right now, where they will print the book on demand and ship it out to you. I have ordered a few copies of the book and they should be in this week. As soon as they come in I will take photos and videos and post them here as well as on my social networks.
Here is a link where you can find a preview of the book.
Now that Inktober has ended, I'm going to take some time to update my website. I will start by adding some content to the Illustration and Design Galleries. Hopefully I'll be able to fill those up easily. Please enjoy the new galleries and send feedback. Maybe you'd like to see different types of work than what I have already posted.
I will also finish uploading all the original art from Inktober this week. Please drop by and pick something up. The more I sell, the better I feel about continuing to do the work each year. Inktober, while it's a great exercise and helps me build my craft, it also takes time away from other projects and family time. Any and all support, whether monetary, verbal or social media support, is GREATLY appreciated. Sharing and likes tend to light a fire under me. I'll try and be better about posting new content on my social media sites as well as here.
Where does Robotic Madness stand?
Currently, there is no timeline for finishing my webcomic Robotic Madness. You can view the first part of the story at www.jimmycakes.com
If I start to see a significant amount of interest, I will certainly do my best to get the project rolling again. Right now I'm working on Time Traveling Team-ups for Reckless Sidekick, doing LEGO Club comic shorts and working with a few smaller clients, so setting aside the extra time to create a personal project is very difficult. I'd love to make that a full time gig, but I will have to look into the marking and money making aspect. Thank you again to all who support my art!
Here we are on day three of Inktober. My daughter kept asking for a purple image, so here it is. Our astronaut is checking out a local break on a distant planet.
Inktober Day 2
It seems like my nameless astronaut is relaxing and doing some cosmic fishing. I just realized, his van could use a name too.
Kuretake brush pen
Pentel Graphic Gear 1000
100lb acid free Strathmore Drawing Medium Paper
Available for purchase on my Etsy store.
Good morning and welcome to the first day of #Inktober! I encourage everyone to interact and/or share any content drawn by any artist participating.
Let us follow this adventurer on a journey. A journey to ride interstellar waves, whether they be made of liquid elements, gasses or cosmic dust. Maybe he needs a name.
Please click on any of my Social Media Icons at the top of the page to start following this adventure as well as my adventures in illustration and surfboard building.