Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Turntable 3

this one is going to a pittsburgh dj.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


if you had an original nintendo with game genie, you'll recognize these letters as the skywalker cheat for super mario brothers 3. skywalking is a sweet concept! being able to jump from any point you were in space? that's way more fun than it would have been to just hold down a button to fly or something like that. the game designers that came up with skywalking are brilliant.

anyway, this painting is for a musician that goes by these letters as his name. i believe he pronounces it "skezz skozz". i remember saying the same thing after looking up the cheat in the game genie book. it was my favorite cheat because it made everything way easier but still gave you a sense of accomplishment. man i wish i could skywalk.

Monday, April 28, 2008

I Love Lucy

this one's for a gal in new zealand named lucy.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Skyscrapers and Respect to Andy

i have no excuse. i just forgot to post. so here's two. it's cool though because they're both pittsburgh themed.

there are no words.

i was asked for a painting of skyscrapers. if you're a yinzer you'll recognize that they're the taller buildings in pittsburgh.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Mr. Gex

mr. gex is an underwoodisaurus milii gecko, also known as a barking gecko. he resides in australia and prefers crickets over cockroaches.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


this is a painting of a sled for stairs.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


this is for a group of friends that plays some game called werewolf (also known as mafia) once a month. he's less cute than my usual style because i figured these role playing gamers would want something serious and tough.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I Also Redefined "Hour"

the big word project sucked me in again. the definition of "hour" is now my power hour site.

I Redefined the Word "Paint"

a couple of guys started something called the big word project. "The project allows you to purchase a word from our list to represent your site. Your site will then represent this word in our list and when people click on it, they will be taken to your site. The project is aimed at changing definitions and creating a new tapestry of words, meaning altogether different things." you can buy words for $1 a letter. the word "paint" now means my free paintings site!

Viola da Gambia

this is for a guy in austria that likes baroque music. its an instrument that was developed in the 1400s. viola da gambia means "viol for the leg" because you hold it like a cello.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Zombie 5

this one's the most realistic of my zombies so far.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

Stopwatch with Wings

i seriously didn't get this joke until after i sketched it. must be too complex for my sense of humor

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Fat Skeleton

its much easier to fit fat things on a square.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Samizdat Squid

Samizdat (Russian: самиздат) was the clandestine copying and distribution of government-suppressed literature or other media in Soviet-bloc countries. Copies were made a few at a time, and those who received a copy would be expected to make more copies. This was often done by handwriting or typing.

this was painted for a guy who has a DIY club night called samizdat. i dont really know what a DIY club night is or why he asked for a squid....but i expect him to make hand painted copies of his free painting and distribute them to others.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

One Odd Duck

this is for a guy who is often called "an odd duck".

Monday, April 14, 2008

Squirrel 3

i know a couple people that hate squirrels. it seems like a weird thing to hate....until you find out those friends i'm talking about are acorns.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Red Guitar

stained acoustic guitars are cool. i have one in dark green that almost looks black.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Pain and Suffering

a person wrote to me, "I think it would be cool to see what a cute depiction of pain and suffering looks like on canvas." he's right. it is cool.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pinecone the Cat

"pinecone" in norwegian is "kongla". i'm just going to assume there's a cat in norway that plays with pinecones and has this name even though i mailed the painting to london.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Four Sheeps

my fourth sheep. if i painted just a little faster i'd fall asleep.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Angry Kitty

this could be an lol cat. DO NOT WANT!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Camera 4

this is my fourth camera though the first two were movie cameras and the third was a large format camera. this one is actually just like the manual camera i use myself. i love the sound that the shutter makes.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Irish Terrier with Crown

this irish terrier's name is king. i painted the crown on his head at request of one of his royal subjects.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Paper Crane

i heard once that its bad luck if you "break a paper crane's neck". that means bending one end to give it a head. i think thats dumb. it looks like a two-tailed, two-winged lamefest until you define its head. i hope i'm not getting bad luck just because of my aesthetic preferences.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Red Betta

i had a betta once. his name was phish. i think he hated me or life. he would stick his head out of the water and nip at my finger if i held it above his bowl. he tried to commit suicide once. i had him in water next to the sink while i was cleaning his bowl. he jumped out and directly into the sink drain. a $50 plumbing bill and one hour later, phish was back in his bowl. maybe it was just a cry for attention.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rhino and Melon

this request was from a guy who's "family mascots are the rhino and the watermelon". does that make this painting their new family crest?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


this is what i picture one of those origami stars would look like if it suddenly came to life.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Special Sheep

this painting looks a little different than my usual style for a reason. i used a technique that allows you to view the image in 3-D almost like those magic eye posters from the 90's. just unfocus your eyes and try to see the third dimension emerge. if you're having trouble, try putting your nose to your computer screen and then slowly move your head backwards.

april fools :)