Tuesday, June 21, 2016

For Odin!

I had been debating about painting a bike for Odin's this year.  I had thought about just offering up one of my other done paintings.  I had started a Surly Straggler a few months prior and it had just been sitting in a rough sketch phase.  I had been looking at my art work and how I've progressed over the years.  One thing I thought I liked about some of my older pieces was the roughness of the painting.  I was wondering if I could get that quality back.  Not as precise.  Loser edges.  So I picked up the Surly rough sketch and went to town.  I really like how it turned out.  I also added a raven to the top of my signature to show that this was for Odin's Revenge.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hotrod Puch

This one is a commission piece.  A friend of mine asked me to do a Puch scooter.  I asked him if he wanted it serious or comical?  He said serious....but I couldn't NOT do a comical one of this.  I used only Crayola box color on this one and I have to say I miss that paint.  I'm going to be using it a lot more.

Le Grand Tourer

After I did the Bikepacking painting I really wanted to do it's sister bike, the Tourer.  I used a combination of different paints on this one.  This was a much smaller format then the Bikepacking painting.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fatbike World fatbike!

Well this one was done for Yap Terrance.  Were going to make a jersey out of it.  Done in pretty much the same way as my bikepacking painting but much smaller.  Easier to do, much faster to complete.  I'm doing these in a non-removable book.  It works awesome.

A little side work for a Bike Co-op in the UK

After my latest caricature I was asked to do something for a Bike Coop in the Uk.  They had a idea of what they wanted.  A rough sketch.  I just enhanced it a bit.  Enjoy!!

Bikepacking - A journey down the yellow brick road.

When I started this I really didn't comprehend how popular it would be.  I just thought it would be fun to do a bike in a similar fashion to my old CARtoon magazines.  What better bike to do then a bikepacking bike.  With it's large bags and big tires you can totally exaggerate these things.  So that's what I did.  I worked off my rough sketch and created the monster.  This would spur off into Tshirts, prints, more tshirts, a coffee mug and more.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Where I work...

Well here it is.  This is where the magic happens.  On the right I have my trusty computer.  Dual screens so I can watch a movie and still see what I'm painting on the other screen.  Yes those are Battle Beasts at the bottom of my monitor.  Some of my most prized positions.  The coffee cup fits perfectly under my Nespresso machine.  Custom made by a buddy at work.  Skratch cookie mix for those midnight cravings.  The wood box was made by my son and on loan to me.  Legos were what was left over from some totes I'd brought home one day.  Super glue cause it fixes everything.  Canon printer get's used every once and awhile.   And last but not least my 2012 Oktoberfest mug for all my pens and brushes.

Where the magic happens.  Yes those are Battle Beasts.