Friday, January 27, 2012

Star Wars Campaign Shirts

In August 2008, during the presidential campaign, Obama's HOPE poster was everywhere. We saw lots of parodies of the poster out there, but we decided of making our own Star Wars versions. It was tons of fun.

You have to be a pretty big nerd to get this one.  Hint that's Captain Needa from ESB.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bad Photoshop: Jawas!

My niece wearing my sister's jacket. We thought she looked like a cute little Jawa, so I had to do a quick Photoshop. It's what Photoshop is famous for after all.

The Joke continued on for some time.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Nightmare Before Christmas Mural

Erin's cousin Michael was a big fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas. So when they moved into their new home we painted a mural of Halloweentown in Michael's bedroom.

This was an all day project and I had a lot of help from the family. Special thanks to Josh Mullinax for the crisp edges on the moon and the hill.

Sad story here: Michael had a dog named Fate that would sleep in his room with him. So we painted his name on the tombstone of Jack's Ghost dog (named Zero) Unfortunately, Fate got killed by a car a couple weeks later. Good thing we did not put any other names on a tombstone. Sounds like a Goosebumps book.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

George Harrison

I made this for my Erin's Birthday. I had to make this in secret and a little at a time so I decided stippling was a good method because I could pick up and leave whenever.

I made it on canvas, and when it was finished I decided that it needed a little something I decided to put a wash of acrylic over the top, which I think really made it a lot better.

Here is a close up so you can see how many bazillion dots it has. [Note from Erin: I love it!]

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year! Today begins the year of the dragon in the Chinese calendar. Tonight I was kept busy preparing this Lunar New Year card for AC at work. The reason the dragon is making that face is because it is meant to look like a particular satellite.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Hey Everyone. Welcome to my Blog. I've decided to start one for a couple reasons. One, It might help me be motivated to create artwork, so that I can share it. The other is that I do a lot of random creative projects that don't fit on my portfolio site. (
I figured a blog would be a good way to keep track of them. I've decided to post old projects at first, then hopefully I'll keep it up. Hope you enjoy!

FoodArt: Game Boy Cake

Birthday Party for Josh! He likes retro Nintendo so we made him a Game Boy cake! It was pretty simple really. We cut off one corner of a cake, frosted with white and grey and used candy for the buttons. We used a food marker on the frosting after chilling for a while. It worked okay. We made a mold for the screen, and pored in the melted sugar. The only problem was that we were using a crappy pot, which flecked all over in the sugar... Gross. But too late to go back. Next time.