Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Art from Art

i love the colors in the photo of this dog and the way the shape of his body fits right in with the fallen tree behind. he seems so still and yet the dead tree has so much movement. its a darn good picture.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Penguin and His Nickel

the person who wanted this painting has a nickel and a short amount of time to find out who owns said nickel. that's why he's holding a candle burning at both ends. that's the only information he gave me. quite intriguing.

Friday, September 28, 2007


i was just asked for a dog with no specifics. i hope black an white spots are acceptable. actually, the requester did specify his tounge should be hanging out.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wine Bottle

this requester said to do something with the letter k or the theme of wine. as you can see, i have skillfully combined the two.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Cat and Pig

i'm guessing the person that wanted this painting has these two animals as pets. i'm just hoping their pig isn't some other color. aren't most pet pigs black?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


stop motion animation is sweet. so are orange horses.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Drawing Board

this is a drawing board used by traditional animators. they light up to see through paper.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


the girl that owns this painting doesn't even own this dog. its her friend's dog but she loves it enough to want art dedicated to it.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


this is a painting of a sailboat....not a toy sailboat.

Friday, September 21, 2007


she's holding a trapper keeper. thats what was asked of me. the cure on her t-shirt was also a part of the request. she's bored with life. that was my own touch.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hell Tinky

this guy is a painting of another artist's circut bent doll. you flip the switches on his face and he makes different sounds. the artist wanted me to make him a graphic for t-shirts so that's why it has a white background.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fast n Bulbous

i was told to put in this painting: orange, brown, a fish, a saxophone and the words "fast n' bulbous". after giving me those requirements, the requester wrote "I have absolutely nothing specific in mind, so feel free to do whatever you want with this information!" those five things seemed pretty specific to me. i just put them all together and she seemed to like it so i'm glad.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


this is the third turntable i've painted. the first two were on blue backgrounds. no one has specified that they wanted one that played two records. you definitely can't mix on this one.

Monday, September 17, 2007


i didn't even know this animal existed until i got this request. then i saw one in real life at the san diego zoo. they're actually bigger and cuter than i expected. the person that requested this really loves them and did two projects on tapirs in college:

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Retrobot and Space Turtle

sorry i missed yesterday. a couple of my friends had birthdays and a bunch of people were visiting to celebrate so i spent the weekend away from my house and computer.

my friend said he liked my planet paintings and my turtles. he decided to ask for a space turtle.

this isn't my variation on all the robot requests i get. someone said specifically to paint one of those retro toy robots.

Friday, September 14, 2007


this guy is called reachbot but he doesn't necessarily look like his only function is reaching. i guess he could be called walkbot 2 or clampbot or rotates-well-at-the-hips bot.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Punk Rock Dachshund

Apparently this requester has a wiener dog that's hardcore and wanted to immortalize her on canvas. I don't actually think it has a pink mohawk, though. That was the artist's licence.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Viola tricolor hortensis

interesting things from wikipedia about the pansy:

The pansy gets its name from the French word pensée meaning "thought". It was so named because the flower resembles a human face and in August it nods forward as if deep in thought.

The word "pansy" has indicated an effeminate male since Elizabethan times and the usage as a disparaging term for a man or boy who is considered effeminate

In 1926, Georgia O'Keeffe created a famous painting of a black pansy called simply, Pansy. She followed with White Pansy in 1927.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

An 8ctopus

i usually try to use blue-ish colors for aquatic animal backgrounds but i thought i'd match his eyes this time. maybe he's hanging out on dry land for a while. he does look like he's standing.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Duck (Jesus-ish?)

k i'm back to my square foot of art a day.

no this isn't a weird bird version of jesus. its actually inspired by a joke. the painting will hopefully (according to its owner) compel people to ask about it and subsequently, hear the gag. click on the picture to read the joke.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Going Away for a Bit....and a strange request

i'm going away again. i have a flight to san francisco today for a job interview. wish me luck! i'll be back next week. daily paintings will resume then. that being said, here's today's painting:

um....well i'm just going to post the request email:

I would like a painting of teetering stack of pies with a shark looking at them with a hungry and mischevious look on his face with maybe some rainbows in the background. And the lucky charms cereal marshmallow shapes floating i nthe sky. That would be pretty rad. Oh and if you can maybe Christopher Walken on the other side of the pies also looking hungry. And somewhere on the paintign it should say "Oh crap."

yep. that was what i was asked. for the record, that tiny dark figure silhouette on the left side is christopher walken. and this guy hasn't emailed me back since i sent him a picture of his painting and told him it was done. maybe he doesn't want it anymore. its not like i can give it to anyone else.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Clothed Mantis

this one is a praying mantis wearing a traditional korean hanbok. the family i painted it for just adopted a baby from korea. this is now hanging in the baby's room. i think its pretty cool that kid is going to grow up looking at my art.

Monday, September 3, 2007


this one got sent to a girl that's just starting her first year of art school. she's mailing me some of her art in return. yay!

Sunday, September 2, 2007


a guy asked me to paint this statue of hypnos, the greek personification of sleep. he also wanted me to keep a slighly dark edge to it because the original is creepy and intimidating.

Saturday, September 1, 2007


this guy is super idealized. i make it extra simplified and used even thicker blacks than usual. i like how he turned out.