Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Close Up Polar Bear Portrait

the request was for a polar bear but i decided to make him a little different than my usual. good thing he wasn't blinking when i captured him or it would just be a black triangle with an upside down T.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Toy Chest on My Back

if i were a turtle i'd keep toys in my shell, too.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Challenging Subject That Was Easy to Paint

this is tofu. this is also the first time i've felt i needed to explain what i was trying to represent. not only does tofu taste like nothing, it looks like nothing when you paint it. even with a bite missing. so i gave it a face. but yeah this is tofu.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another Double Detention Song

the team making our double detention game wanted a second song to use during gameplay. i wrote another track to fit with the previous ones.

Double Detention: In Game 2

Cement Tower Music

i gave my three previous tracks to the team building the cement tower game and they asked me to try a different style. they wanted something relaxed but more "puzzle-y" like the player is thinking about something. i made them five more tracks and they're happy with them.

Cement Tower 4

Cement Tower 5

Cement Tower 6

Cement Tower 7

Cement Tower 8

Back When the World Needed Wires

i always found it odd how telephone poles are trees cut down and then put back up again.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sacred Symbol Sound

if this is a representation of a symbol representing a sound, does this count as sound art?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Paging Dr. Nostalgia

a pager??? who wants a painting of that? well obviously at least one person. it's just that i had so much trouble giving away my cell phone painting and people still use cell phones. i guess this is the cassette tape of the communication world so it's cool and retro.

Monday, August 24, 2009

From the Net to the Baseline Filled With Art...One of Which Is a Peace Sign

this is painting number 900. that's enough square feet to exactly cover a volleyball court.

i painted the first peace sign a long time ago. why am i still painting them? i would have thought the world would have achieved it by now and there'd be no need for artwork to advertize it.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bullmoose Dog

they would make one crazy antlered puppy.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

This Boombox was Probably on the Houseboat

like i said, if music is playing when a painting captures a moment, notes will appear.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Mackinac Bridge

this is the bridge at the top of michigan connecting the upper peninsula to the lower peninsula. i like how the word mackinac sounds. it's like it rhymes with itself.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Infinity Heart

the requester of this painting lost a close friend and a bunch of their mutual friends got infinity tattoos to remember him. she requested this painting as a memorial.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Japanese Red-Crowned Crane

i missed posting yesterday but i can actually say it's not my fault. i did remember but my internet wasn't working cause my roomate screwed up the automatic bill payment and they shut it off. though that story sounds TOO typical to be true.

"crane on a rock" is a karate kata (a choreographed series of movements) known as Gankaku. wikipedia says it's very advanced. i don't know the criteria for naming karate moves but it certainly isn't intimidation because this guy doesn't look very tough.

this is for an architecture student that asked me to paint my interpretation of architectural design. i figured he has a set of these laying on his desk cause they're used for manual drafting. actually, he probably uses computer aided design and may never have seen one of these. but doing a painting of software isn't very cool.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Third Grade Taught Me at Least One Thing

this was the third generic request for a butterfly. i decided to go with not so generic and make it a specific species. monarch would be the only butterfly species i know.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Who Needs a Torch When You Have Building

an american student living in london requested something combining big ben and the statue of liberty. he looks more like little ben here.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mighty Morphin' Painting

i thought to myself "what color would the red power ranger like the most?" to decide what the background color of this painting should be. then i threw that idea out because blue is a better contrast.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Puzzle Game Music

i wrote some more music for work this week. my company's making a puzzle game called cement tower so i had to make some relaxed background tracks. there are going to be five levels total which means five songs. here are the three i have finished.

This Food Is Staring Back at Me

in an attempt to make it cuter, i personified the apple and gave it a face. great. is there any diet more strict than vegan? now i dont want to eat anything that was ever alive.

Burton Morris Take Two

darn it. i forgot to post. here's yesterday's and i'll post today's once it's dry and photographed.

this was a request for a repeat of my first Burton Morris cup of coffee tribute. he's done these with a bunch of different background colors so i used blue this time instead of red. i hope mr. morris doesn't mind that when you google "burton morris coffee", my painting comes up fourth surrounded by all his work.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This Is What They Really Look Like in Nature

who knew badgers and polar bears were so physically similar in size and shape?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Double Detention and Rockeboy Music

my video game studio is working on two new games right now and i just finished the music for them. one is called Double Detention and you wander around a school fighting off bullies, cheerleaders and hall monitors. the other is called Rocketboy Corps. and it's a space shooter. check out my tracks below.

Intro Menu Music:

Main Game Music:

Boss Level Music:

Lose Sound Effect:

Win Sound Effect:

this one is only the teaser for our game trailer. i'll be writing more rocketboy tracks soon.

An Un-super Hero

why do people love this character?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Maneki Neko

i think i painted the characters on the coin correctly. it's supposed to say ten million ryō. i just hope i'm not going to get emails from Japanese speakers exclaiming "my mother was a saint!".

Digital City Interview

Digital City interviewed me about my power hour

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Being in Shape Is for Things Trying to Continue Their Species + A Monkey in a Box

sorry, forgot to post friday. that means i didn't get paid to write about my unicorn cause i'm doing it now off of work hours.

this was the third generic monkey request. i changed it up a little and made him aware of his containing canvas. it reminds me of an intaglio print i did a while ago.

clearly the last unicorn was super fat cause it's not like it had to impress anything in attempt to procreate.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ears Down, Ears Up

i focused on showing how their features are different but making sure one wasn't cuter than the other.

Power Hour on Digital City

Digital City wrote an article about my power hour. also, they just interviewed me for a follow up. it should be published soon and i'll be posting that once it's up.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Garfield Is Too Cool for High Fives

the requester wanted a lizard giving a high five to a "garfield-like" cat. so i didn't copy garfield exactly but his disenchantment came through.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Precise Painting

this request was for a penguin holding a laser gun at a 60 degree angle. in relation to what? i have no idea. which means he is holding it at a PRECISELY 60 degree angle because the starting point is wherever it needs to be.