I was presented with a great opportunity. I play disc golf. It's a serious hobby of mine since back in 05'. MVP Disc Sports/ Axiom Discs (both operating under the same roof in Brown City, MI) approached with an idea to start an "Artist Series" where they would seek and find unique artists to create a stamp pertaining a certain theme. They would be able to chose what color combination to go with, to support the design. Pretty much I'm running the pilot for this new line and couldn't be happier. The idea was to release this in the summertime.
Anyone knows how blistering hot it gets here in the south. No one wants to leave their air conditioned living room on some days. That blistering sun is something trying to be captured in this design. I don't surf or skate but I've always had a love for the artwork making it's way on boards. I want to thank Chad and Brad Richardson from MVP Disc Sports / Axiom Discs and ZAM. Not only for the support but allowing me to be the first design coming off their press using gold foil. There were a lot of firsts with this one.
This disc is a limited release (only a 1000 made) Axiom Clash. It sports an orange Proton flight plate/ white GYRO™ rim with gold stamping. It will be available on September 12th.
Here she is!
Friday, August 29, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Thursday, August 07, 2014
The mural spans a 12ft x 16ft space and is a supporting element to the 6' fish tank that was just put in. I think it came out well and it was nice to get out of a 7 year mural drought. I want to thank The Goddard School for giving me the opportunity to do this with full artistic freedom. I will post process shots soon.
Here are progress shots of the recent mural
|Prepping the wall.|
Tracing phase. The projector quit working half way through.
|End of first paint session.|
|lower tonal values blocked in for coral and clouds detailed.|
|Coral blocked in.|
Initial ripple idea. It ended up more on the purple side.
|Close up of initial fish painting. Blocking in coral.|
|Bright under-painting before thinned blue covering.|
|Close up of ripple blending.|
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I've had this idea in my head to combine my love of surf/skate art, cartoons, hot rods and monsters. There's probably more I can do to this piece but it's time to move on. I will be doing more of these. This was a lot of fun.