Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Firefighters Like Cute, Too

this one is actually three feet by three feet. and it wasn't free. but it's still a square and i got the commission based on smaller free painting i did of a hydrant so i'm posting this with the rest of the free paintings. it went to a deputy chief of a fire department to hang in his office. i thought it was pretty cool he said, "My colleagues all have pictures of fire incidents and car wrecks all over their offices. Frankly, it's pretty depressing." he wanted something more positive.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

University of Shikago

Cs are not needed in the english language. any sound they make kan be replased by an S or a K. i say we just get rid of them kompletely. my mom, Cheryl, will be unhappy with this post.

Friday, February 26, 2010

His Giraffe Will Grow Faster Than Him

and the second installment of the multi-panel giraffe. they're going to my cousin's new born baby boy for his nursery. i'm considering giving him a new painting of a neck section for his birthday every year. see them hanging together here.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Go, Dog, Go!

the split second of calm before the dog realizes there is no one on the other end of the leash.

Monday, February 22, 2010


it's been a long time since i forgot to post two in a row so i guess i was due.

i think this is one of those dogs that always looks wet but isn't.

someone posted about my work on a fish enthusiast blog.

so i got a grouping of fish requests.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Ego Arrives March 27th After a Drinking Game

i've officially booked The Ego CD release party! i'm going to open the night with a live Power Hour concert followed by a dance party featuring songs from my new album. if you don't know about my drinking game concerts, check out my Power Hour site. you can preview all the tracks from The Ego here. a couple of my friends are going to play guitar and drums so i'll have a backing band this time! check out the event on facebook.

also check out the swell flyer i designed :)
Power Hour Concert and The Ego CD Release PartyPower Hour Concert and The Ego CD Release Party

What's Better Than a Dog Portrait? Two dog portraits!

as i promised, same dog doing the same thing on a new color! though they're not EXACTLY the same. this one actually looks older....maybe because i painted it second so the reference photo had time to age.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


this is the first of two portraits of this dog. the second one is in the same pose and based on the same reference photo as per the requester's instructions. but she did let me change the background color. i bet you can't wait to see what color will surround this dog tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Moose Four

what's a moose four? for fixing your hair!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This Bridge Doesn't Have the Longest Streak of Consecutive Losing Seasons in Any North American Professional Sport

i got a request for something pittsburgh. i painted the pirates logo for the requester and he didn't like it! apparently the pirates are so bad, you can't even give them away. so i painted the smithfield street bridge and he was much happier.

Monday, February 15, 2010


this character's name is domo. domo is a pretty cool word according to the "facts" i found on the internet:
"Domo" is a very convenient word (expression), and frequently used by native Japanese speakers. Thanks to the ambiguity of this word, (basically it is an adverb meaning "very") this word can be used on various occasions.

Such as....
When someone gives you a present, you can say "Domo", instead of saying "Thank you".
When you step on someone's foot on the train, you can say,"Domo" instead of saying, "I'm sorry."
When someone died, you can say to the bereaved family, "Domo" in a low voice, instead of saying, "My deepest condolenses."
When you visit someone, you can say "Domo", instead of saying, "Long time no see! How are you doing?"

i wish there was a word like that in the english language.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I'm Related to This Hair but Only By Marriage

i actually know this fellow. he's my cousin's husband. i guess that makes this afro my cousin-in-law.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

This Theory Makes Perfect Sense

this dude time travels in a phone booth. looks like he went forward in time and stole that idea from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Or the Bald Guy in the Background

i was tempted to paint just the golden gate bridge and send them that.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Not What You Want. Representation of You Enjoying What You Want

this girl asked her mom for a llama for christmas. her mom commissioned a painting from me instead. i guess art is slightly less high maintenance than a 6ft mammal.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Ego Is Coming. Claim One Now

i just submitted the final master of my album to be manufactured. yay! it will be ready for release in March. preorder now for $5 and get the album mailed to you the day it comes out.

At Least I Didn't Divide by Zero

fish bones do not necessarily equal a sushi roll. they could equal a fillet or fish sticks or pate or any other thing one does with fish. so yeah. this is bad math.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I Applied a Canvas Texture Map to Mine

i was asked to paint these CG characters. i like the computer generated version a lot more. stupid ray tracing making my shading look bad.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I'm Going to Start Using the Term Planktony

how did shrimps get branded as small things? why are you shrimpy if you're little? there are plenty smaller creatures on this planet. i just don't get why shrimp was chosen to represent tiny.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

But I Got Painted First

yeah, i guess i'm not the first person to mismatch her shoes

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Costume and Dog Are Fine Art, Too

i wonder if the creator of this costume and owner of this dog would be interested to know they inspired fine art.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I Really Don't Want to Type Those Four Things Anymore

no this isn't a cyborg ninja teddy bear wizard. or a ninja wizard teddy bear cyborg. it is first a teddy bear. the other things then describe the type of teddy bear. wizard ninja cyborg teddy bear, cyborg wizard ninja teddy bear, ninja cyborg wizard teddy bear, wizard cyborg ninja teddy bear, ninja wizard cyborg teddy bear and cyborg ninja wizard teddy bear would all be acceptable. got that?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It's Such an Awesome, Sweet, Kickbutt Name That He Couldn't Change It

a guy that goes by the name "pimpformation architect" asked me to paint his logo. he found out after choosing that name that there's a porn movie with the same title. that's like filling out Cialis on your kid's birth certificate and then seeing a commercial.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Seems Fitting for the Current Team

this guy would be really bad at baseball. i do believe you need depth perception.

Monday, February 1, 2010

If She Had Been a Guy I Would Hope They'd Name Him Chulo

this dog's name is chula which is spanish for "pretty". not a typical dog adjective but i bet she likes it.