Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Monday, March 31, 2008

Red Apes asked me to do some t-shirt designs based on the orangutans you can adopt on their site. aren't they cute? the shirts are being printed now so i'll post about them again once they're available.

Orangutan Outreach

the head of asked for this one. to thank me, he made me the adoptive mother of four orangutans! then i ended up doing some t-shirt designs for him. they're going to be sold on his site. i'll post more about them soon.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


crayons represented in paint. haha

Saturday, March 29, 2008


this one has different eyes than all the other free painting robots before it.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Kittens in Box

its kind of like the take a penny leave a penny tray only with living things. i just noticed now that these three cats together make lovely halloween decorations.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Roller Skate

i just saw xanadu on broadway. this painting reminds me of that show. it was a pretty terrible movie turned into a stage production that makes fun of that pretty terrible movie. also included are actors on roller skates. the show wasn't bad. obviously better than the film even though the film had olivia newton john. the definition of xanadu is an idyllic, beautiful place. xanadu is also the name of charles foster kane's estate in citizen kane. xanadu the movie/musical states that it is making art and being loved. it sounds like i'm trying to get to xanadu.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


i named this guy kidbot because when i was sketching him he seemed young. probably because his hands won't reach over his head.

Monday, March 24, 2008


this logo is inaccurate. the nbc chimes from N to B are up a major sixth and then from B to C, down a major third. the B chime should be smaller than the C chime because it is higher.

RIP Easter Bunny

here's another character design i had to do for work. remember when people celebrated the easter bunny? how silly we were. this is now a tribute to that absurd rabbit replaced by the sensible easter dino.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

its the easter dino! this post is my proposal to change this holiday's mascot to a dinosaur. the easter dino makes way more sense than the easter bunny. for one thing, we have no idea what color dinosaurs were so it's totally possible that they were pink. no bunnies are pink. aaaaand, dinosaurs ACTUALLY laid eggs. bunnies do not. stop spreading nonsense at easter. convert to the easter dinosaur.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Power Hour Concert

i just booked my next Power Hour Concert. Stop by Peter's Pub in Pittsburgh on April 18th for 60 songs about drinking. and they're all one minute long.

i think i'd better brush up on my lyrics. its hard remembering all the synonyms for drunk.

Fat Guy with Beer

the request was for a fat guy, possibly naked, drinking beer. i decided it was best to at least give him underwear.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Sheep Two

sheep as a singular noun sounds weird to me. it sounds plural all the time as if its impossible to ever speak of one sheep. (yep, still sounds weird.) i guess that's appropriate considering sheep are also used as a metaphor for group mentality.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


all of my robots so far have had their heads directly connected to their bodies. hence this one is named neckbot.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


look familiar? it would be if you've got my free of style album. check out the back of the cd:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Dump Truck

as you can see, i still have some green left in my system from st. patrick's day. literally and figuratively (because there was, of course, green food coloring in the beer).

Monday, March 17, 2008

Oh Yeah....More Leprechauns

i also did some freelance work for holiday t-shirts. a very big fan of green beer and jameson commissioned me to make these tasteful designs. there were 22 people stumbling around pittsburgh wearing these shirts on saturday.

Another Leprechaun

i just recently had to design a leprechaun character at work so i figured i'd post him today. he's happy because once a year he's able to ignore how evil mcdonald's is so he can have a shamrock shake.


happy st. patrick's day! i had to bump this request up a few days so i could post it today. i know he's the boston celtics mascot but at least its a leprechaun. his name is lucky.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Boombox 2

if it doesn't play tapes, its hardly a boombox.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Hamster in a gold chain and a pompadour

he looks like he's from a hamsterdance version of grease. remember hamsterdance? i'm pretty sure that's the first viral thing i encountered on the internet. and it's still brilliant.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Chief Tyrol

this woman saw the viper i painted from battlestar galactica (i'm guessing thanks to google image search) and asked for a portrait of chief tyrol from that show.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Horses and Hamburgers

a guy from a band called horses and hamburgers asked for this. i like to think the hamburgers are made out of horse meat just to add more discomfort to this already oddly disturbing scene.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wild Pockets Logo

this painting is hanging up where i work. its the new logo for Wild Pockets. i guess this would be the first free painting i've given to a group. it also wasn't requested. i just really wanted to do it because the logo is a square and fits on my standard 12x12's perfectly.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Wedding Portrait

this was a commissioned portrait for this couple's wedding. i did it a while ago but i'm posting it now because i just added it to my portfolio site. its actually pretty large even though you can't tell here (24"x18"). below is the photograph i used. the guy had me paint it as a gift for the gal. i was prepared to make it photo realistic but he said he wanted cartoony so i gave it a similar style to my free paintings.

Sixth Guitar

another acoustic guitar. i've done six guitars so far. i think its time for a comparison:

there's also these:

and this one's technically a bass:

ok well thats 9 guitar paintings then. and i've painted 10 guitars cause one has two on it.