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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.

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.

 

Every Day Original

Every Day Original

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One of the great benefits of social media is getting to meet and interact with other illustrators, designers and creative professionals. Once of the great benefits of being a shameless self-promoter is not being afraid to ask when you see a possible opportunity come along. And so thanks to my internet buddy Steven Russel Black I'm now a semi-regular guest artist on the new site EveryDayOriginal.com. ddan_full_frame

EveryDayOriginal's goal is to bring small, one of kind works of art to collectors of all types by offering them at affordable prices. Nothing is priced over $500, and there are some amazing works there priced at half that cost.

Currently I have a few pieces up. My favorite, Dapper Dan, is still looking for his forever home.

https://instagram.com/p/0xxVjcST6-/?taken-by=warlick

 

General Grievous Sketch Cover

General Grievous Sketch Cover

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General Grievous commission for an old schoolmate on a blank Star Wars Sketch Cover. If you want to snag one for yourself there are still a couple of blanks left in the store. General Grievous Sketch Cover

And here is a work-in-progress timelapse from the instagram account.

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Princess Leia/R2D2 Sketch Cover

Princess Leia/R2D2 Sketch Cover

I'm finally getting back into some long overdue commissions that piled up after the recent death of my father in January. We were very close and on top of taking care of his estate it was an emotional roller coaster that left no energy for anything but the bare necessities of life. Thankfully he always taught me that despite being in pain "life goes on", and so in that spirit I'm hitting these overdue commissions. Hard. First up is Princess Leia Organa, sketched up for the daughter of a childhood friend. Below are some work-in-progress shots and a timelapse of the piece from my Instagram account. https://instagram.com/p/0HombqyTzV/

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If you want to get your own custom sketch cover there are still a few available in the shop. Next up, General Grevious!

Vinyl Thoughts Art Show

Vinyl Thoughts Art Show

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The Vinyl Thoughts Art Show 5 is here and Co-founder Cody Phillips was kind enough to invite me to participate in the show this year! I don't make vinyl toys, yet, but I will have this exclusive new print available only at the show on September 25th. 'Leporidae' was created specifically for this event and will be limited to a run of 50 pieces, available only at Vinyl Thoughts 5.  I’ll also have the original art for the print piece available for purchase at the show.

Vinyl Thoughts 5 Art Show is one night only, Thursday September 25th at 7pm. Admission is free but the line fills up fast, so come on out early to make sure you can get in!