Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jammin' in Space

this is a special boombox that can only be heard in a vacuum.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Betta not Beta

my third siamese fighting fish. also the third time i've spelled it incorrectly in the file name.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Baby Bumblebee

i gave it a pacifier to communicate the baby part of it. plus i used "it's a boy!" blue and "it's a girl!" pink. i guess you could say the bee has "we're not sure!" yellow.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Love Moose

i was asked by a girl to paint two moose in love to represent her and her boyfriend. i just now realized that i actually painted a gay male couple because female moose don't have antlers. oops.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cow 5

she's the first cow i've done on purple.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Skateboarding Chipmunk

i happen to be posting this while watching the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie on HBO. crazy coincidence.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hand That Has Head Characteristics

the requester wanted a hand that has a face listening to headphones. quite odd.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Aries, Capricon and Leo

here's another self absorbed painting like the previous ram rooster. a guy requested his sun sign, moon sign, and ascendant sign to be immortalized in an artwork. if my requesters aren't busy loving their pets, they're loving themselves.

i didn't know it was possible to have that many zodiac signs so i had to look it up. the sun sign rules your individuality, the moon sign rules your personality and the ascendant sign sign dictates your outer appearance and mannerisms. (note: the views expressed in the previous sentence are those of the special type of people that are enthralled with the zodiac and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the views of the blog author) anyway, now i'll have a whole lecture to give when someone uses that famous pickup line.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Not a Weasel

partying accomplished :) back to painting

my mom hates ferrets. she calls them weasels as though it's an insult. ha-HA! take that ferrets! you are weasel-like.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


this weekend is Spring Carnival!! it's like CMU's homecoming. that means a ton of my friends from college will be in town for some celebrating! i can't celebrate and paint at the same time so i won't be posting. i mean i guess i could paint and celebrate at the same time but both the celebration and the painting would come out subpar...partying wins! Be back next week!

Game Boy

in the 90s, being the size of a brick was still categorized as handheld. maybe 90s pants had bigger pockets.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sock Monkey

my second sock monkey request. this time i was asked to give him buddy holly glasses.

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Meh Meh

another monster request! crazy because i went for so long never getting one and then there were two right in a row. this request was a little more specific. she wanted "a made-up monster standing on its back legs. It must have a fat belly, a big grin, and a mischievous look on its face." she called it "Specimen 1: The Meh Meh".

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

i may have switched around a couple posts to make sure this lamb was posted today. happy easter! my grandma cooked one of these today, actually. haha way to ruin an adorable paiting by referencing killing and eating the subject.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dapper Penguin

the request was just for a penguin but i wanted to change it up this time so i gave him an outfit. and everyone knows penguins always overdress. except for Tacky the Penguin. that's one of my favorite children's books. great story and illustrations.

Friday, April 10, 2009


is he holding his tail or is he just making two fists and his tail is behind him?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Squid Riding a Bike

yes, someone thought this image should exist. i should have given the bike 8 pedals.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


holy crap. this post is my 800th painting.

this is for a little boy named orion. he was named after the constellation of the greek hunter. i hope he grows up to be a vegan.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


surprisingly, this is the first generic monster request i've ever gotten. i enjoyed the freedom i had for the character design since the requester said to paint a monster, "any sort you want". though he did say "could you please make it cute and at the same time slightly horrifying." i think i failed at the horrifying part. i guess it would be horrifying to come across this guy in real life. as long as he wasn't only 3 inches tall or something. then he'd be back to cute again. but those teeth and fangs would be slightly intimidating, right? i think i'm stretching it. as a's far from inducing horror.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Comedy Drama

this one is based on a sketch that the requester sent me. the sketch looks just like this only it's done in pencil. now it's in paint.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


a dad requested this for his son who's a hockey goalie. his team colors are red and black. his job is to get in the way.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Candy Crown

this is for a gal with the nickname the candy queen. i hesitated to put candy corn and candy canes on there because they are symbols of halloween and christmas respectively but i figured it's ok because candy is good year round.

Friday, April 3, 2009


this request is going to a physics grad student that works with lasers. it was pretty rough trying to depict a laser let alone make it look cool. could be mistaken for a lightsaber?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Peanut and Cheeto

one is eating a peanut and one is eating a cheeto. consequently that's what i chose to name them.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Two Cats

i forgot to post during the week again. i need to get a system that reminds me. maybe i could put my blog as my homepage. if anyone saw that it would come off pretty sad.

well it just so happens that i got two cat portrait requests (with a plethora of photo references) in a row. so these two felines get to be posted together.

according to it's owner, this cat is "pretty ugly and really fat". of all the photos she sent, i tried to choose the cutest one for reference (shown first). then i tried to up the cuteness on that one. this resulted in a somewhat accurate, adorable cat painting.

below is the photo reference for this painting. he just looks so big (and disgruntled about it) that i had to make him barely fit in the canvas.

this cat is not actually that fat. below are not "after" photos for a cat diet. it's just that the photo i chose to use is unflattering. well actually, i don't know about cat culture. maybe fat is fashionable for cats and i did this guy a favor by painting him so attractively.