I've been having a very fun Inktober this year. Each year, in October, I sit down with some sort of inking tool, whether it be a brush, quill or marker, and I lay down some fun line-work onto some bizarre doodles. I decided to continue last year's theme a bit, but investigating a particular alien from the cosmic travels of Inktober 2016. I still have some books left if you'd like a printed copy of all the illustrations from last year. This year, I'm kicking it up a notch, but uploading speed drawings of a few of the works. I promised to do one per week. So far I think I've made good on that promise. You can view those right now by visiting my YouTube channel or checking out the embedded vids below! I have one more to upload this week. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for the most up to date Inktober posts or join my mailing list and be the absolute FIRST person to know what's going on in the world of Jason May Art.
Come see Chris Gugliotti and I at Terrificon at Mohegan Sun, in Connecticut, this weekend. We'll be there from Friday to Sunday drawing pictures and selling prints and other goodies. Come say hello. Bring books that we've worked on and have us sign them. Whatever you want! Just come say hi.
Just last week Drift surf shop in Wakefield RI received a new shipment of shop decks. I am happy to announce that I created the designs for the new skateboard decks and took a little time to photograph two of them today in my studio. On the lower left we have an image that I've been calling MP3 Astronaut and on the right we have the Drift Luchador Deck. I know, the names are not super creative, but we're working on that. I set up the Luchador deck with some ACE 44 trucks and some Bones clear wheels and Reds bearings. All of these items can be found at Drift when you go pick up a deck.
I will be selling both decks at upcoming conventions. I will be at Plastic City Con in just over a week and I'll be at Terrificon with my partner in crime, Chris Gugliotti. Hopefully I'll be posting these boards up on my Etsy soon as well so my friends around the country can get their hands on them.
I will be doing sketches for the Fall Drift decks in the coming weeks. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions or requests.
If you've been following my personal art over the past year or two, you'll notice a major shift to surf and skate related artwork. I do a lot of work for Drift Surf Shop in Wakefield RI and I also do my fair share of surfing (and recently also skating). Last Inktober I told a haphazard story about Rex Scotch Nelson and his cosmic surf adventures across the universe. (you can find some of the original pieces for sale on my Etsy store)
A few weeks ago I created my most recent painting, which is currently untitled. I have quite a few other pieces in the works. All of the pieces will be able to be viewed at Drift Surf Shop in the coming weeks. Drop by, check them out and pick up some cool clothes!
As many have you have already read in a previous pose, I recently designed a logo for an awesome Chiropractic practice in Ocean City Maryland. I'm happy to announce that they just released their first shop t shirt. Hopefully it will catch on and people will see them spread all around Maryland and beyond. I'm not sure if they will be available online or not, but stay tuned to my social media. I will announce it there as soon as I have details. Until then, you can check out my good friends at Chiro100 by visiting their website.
Below: Below you can see the original art for the foreground characters. The wave was designed in Adobe Illustrator and added to the traditional line work later.
Today marks the third day of March of Robots. My good friend and fellow Titan of Cartoonitude, Chris Gugliotti, suggested that I print out the sketch and do some watercolor work. There was a time when I did primarily watercolor illustrations. This was before my workflow went in a more modern and digital direction. However, now that my kids are aging and I can get messy again, I've decided to start breaking out the old supplies and having a good time.
Please, take some time to go visit my Etsy store and share it with a friend. I have been relatively good about creating new and original art while also making it available to my fans. The more I sell, the more supplies I can purchase and the more supplies I purchase, the more artwork I can create. It's a win win for anyone who admires my work.
This piece is now available for purchase on Etsy. I am working hard trying to update the website, social media and Esty each and every day of March. It's a lot of work, but it seems like people are really appreciating it. Thank you all!
Today marks the first day of March of Robots where I will attempt to draw a picture of a robot every day for the entire month. Please follow along on social media. You'll find the links throughout my website. Above, you will see today's offering! Enjoy the trip!
A couple months ago I took one of my four year old son's sketches of a van and drew my own rendition. I had many great responses to that work so I decided to promote March of Robots by posting this image, based off my seven year old son's friend's sketch. My son, Albert, also draws some really interesting concepts and I always have a good time seeing what he comes up with. He often draws robots and monsters too. Where could he ever have gotten that inspiration from?
Below, you will find Albert's friend's inspirational drawing as well as my rendition of the same piece. Remember to check out my Instagram, Facebook or Tumblr accounts to get daily updates of the 2016 March of Robots event!
Yes, it's that time of year again. March of Robots is almost upon us! I will be posting a drawing every day for the month of March on social networks. Follow me now to get the updates. This is a nice way to break up the year since Inktober is, of course, in October. I will also be spending some time at Richie's Comic Cabana in Waterbury, CT on Free Comic Book Day. Come see me and Chris Gugliotti if you are in the area. I will also be joining Mr. Gugliotti at Terrificon at Mohegan Sun this year as well.
I have been very busy lately with freelance work. I've worked on more LEGO Club comics, created a logo for Chiro100 and I'm currently working on some coloring pages and tshirt designs for other companies.
LEFT: This is a logo for a Chiropractic practice in Ocean City, Maryland. I had a great time designing the logo over the course of a few weeks with the owners. The practice focuses on whole body wellness and is owned by a wonderful and friendly couple. If you are in the area, go check them out. Especially if you are a surfer. I was asked to come aboard and help design due to my ties in the surfing world. Many of you already know that I do the design work for Drift Surf Shop in Wakefield, RI and have done a few events posters in the area. You can find more information about Chiro100 on their Facebook page.
If we have talked about projects in the past and I have not gotten back to you, please contact me again via my email or if you have my other contact information.