Blackstar and the Blind Prophet

Blackstar and the Blind Prophet

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I wasn’t as affected by Bowie’s music as much as some, but his love of sci-fi was one of the things that drew me towards it. Space Oddity has always been a favorite. More than his music I was touched by how his passing mirrored my own dad’s death from cancer last year. https://www.instagram.com/p/BAe7hswyT-N

It really hit me when I did the math and realized that Bowie would have been diagnosed in August of 2014, the same month my father was. He died almost exactly one year later.  I’m still processing his final album Blackstar in light of the circumstances surrounding it’s creation. I’m mostly impressed by his composure, secrecy and focus knowing he had a terminal illness and limited time remaining.

This piece and it’s original art will be featured in in the show STARMAN: For the Love of Bowie, sponsored by ArtLoveMagic.

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Bottle Rocket and The Force Awakens

Bottle Rocket and The Force Awakens

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If you keep up with me on any social media it’ll come as no surprise that I recently gave up the freelance lifestyle and took a job at Bottle Rocket Studios, an iOS/Android application studio in Addison. After a 6 week stint as a contractor they made me an offer I couldn't refuse and I came on board as a full time Art Director in the UX/UI department. As well as being voted one of the best places to work in Dallas several times over they also nurture an amazing culture of creativity, freedom and personal responsibility. And they also have a shit-ton of star wars fanatics working here.

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Which brings me to the piece of Star Wars art above. Our Founder and CEO (probably the biggest Star Wars fan on-staff) decided to surprise the entire office with a free showing of The Force Awakens on opening day.

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In return our internal promotions team LIFT decided to surprise him and the entire staff with some original art for the office to commemorate the occasion. I was asked to make something large and Star Wars themed that could serve as a both a sign of appreciation and as a reminder of an awesome day spent with awesome folks.

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Star Wars Sketch Cards

Star Wars Sketch Cards

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Back in mid 2015 I was lucky enough to get invited to participate in one of the Topps Star Wars card sets. I did over 100 full color cards featuring characters from the first 6 movies, Clone Wars and Rebels that are available now a specialty inserts in the Journey to The Force Awakens hobby boxes. Here's what the culminated 100 sketch cards look like. https://www.instagram.com/p/_cScpoST8l

Below are a few of my favorites. https://www.instagram.com/p/8f4MGqyT9D/ https://www.instagram.com/p/-7Hq4GST7e/ https://www.instagram.com/p/-1Yj0WyT51/ https://www.instagram.com/p/9L9pKXyT5O/ https://www.instagram.com/p/8BSA1bST7U/ https://www.instagram.com/p/9d5smwyT2X/

If you want to have a look at each one individually you should totally go stalk my Instagram account.

Dreams of Mustafar

Dreams of Mustafar

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I've been busy with my new part-time Art Direction job at Madness Games & Comics but am still knocking out commissions. Here's an Anakin Skywalker sketchcover I just wrapped up. anakain-sketchcover_watermark

To get your own original art or sketch cover commission head on over to the commission page and drop me a line.

Doof Warrior Show & Tell

Doof Warrior Show & Tell

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I made a video about how I made the Doof Warrior piece. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkv5gOJmTGY&feature=youtu.be

Prints are available in the shop and on Etsy.

Fury Road & The Doof Warrior

Fury Road & The Doof Warrior

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I took a break this past Friday to see Fury Road with the girlfriend and holy crap, it did not disappoint. The only way I could think to describe it was a 2 hour sci-fi car chase on mushrooms. It was just balls-to-wall action madness with some awesome characters, including some badass women who even passed the Bechdel Test. I liked it so much I decided to spoil myself by doing a strictly for fun fanart piece of the Apocalypse's Guitarist, The Doof Warrior. This guy just about stole the show. Prints are available in the shop!

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For anyone outisde of the United States you can also pick this up in my Etsy Shop.

Free Comic Book Day 2015

Free Comic Book Day 2015

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I'll be out at my home store Madness Games & Comics this Saturday, May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day. I'll have new art prints for sale not yet available in the online store and will be taking commissions and doing free head sketches for kids under 12. 11194406_10153739947490130_2109780307461706024_o (1)

Featured guests include Jake Llyod (Anakin Skywalker), Ray Park (Darth Maul), and Peter Mayhew (Chewbaca) plus over 25 thousand free comics to give away. We'll also be selling this awesome FCBD tee shirt that I designed and that you can only get during the event.

https://instagram.com/p/2HITALyT8U/ The Free Comic Book Day event goes from 9am until Midnight.

Madness Games & Comics 3000 Custer Road Suite 310 Plano TX, 75075

DCC 2015 Saturday Night Shindig Art

DCC 2015 Saturday Night Shindig Art

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My buddy and frequent DCC collaborator Devin Pike asked me to contribute the key art for this years Dallas Comic Con Shindig after-party extravaganza... so here's Captain Mal in his underwear in a Barcolounger playing the classic MTV game show Remote Control. If we can get this to happen in real life my year will be made!dcc_shindig_art_web

Captain Tightpants here will appear on poster art and on the official VIP Shindig Badges. The Shindig starts Saturday, May 30th at 7PM, tickets available here.

 

It's so fluffy!

It's so fluffy!

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I've been working with some new materials and subjects lately, including portrait type works of various insects at the marco level. This fuzzy guy is one of my recent favorites and the kick ass frame sculpted and donated by Lhars Ebersold finishes it off perfectly. mothy-framed

This guy is already sold but his cousin Dapper Dan is up for sale over on EveryDayOriginal.com (more info about that can be found in my previous post).

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