illustration

Cardboard Art

I’ve been enjoying paint markers and cardboard boxes lately. I like art on trash and art that doesn’t last. Nothing last and all is temporary, I like to celebrate temporary states. It is beautiful because it isn’t forever and is not mass produced. Only a few can enjoy and eventually it will not be around.

PopCultureNudeThis little sketch expresses my dislike of pop culture. Pop culture is part of our herd mentality. I know that we are biologically meant to be social but we can also create our own entertainment and diversions. I personally want to create culture, then destroy what I created so that I can create a different culture, only to have the same fate as the previous.

Loathsome Me

I am known to hate everyone. It’s true, this friendly neighborhood atheist, loathes all people! But I had a friend many years ago point out that I hate groups of people and love individuals. So past that spikey exterior is a sweet lil’ angel. That still doesn’t mean I want to talk to you when I’m at the grocery store!

 

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Once again cephalopods with human hands as tentacles. I’m obsessed with cephalopods! I need to go fossil hunting again.

Fun Fact: I like to draw big chubby naked angels (with genitals obscured from vision) on napkins when I’m at coffee shops and leave the napkin for someone to find. Deep in my heart I hope they find it offensive. Satan’s work is never done.

 

 

The Dull Ages

Life is quite meaningless. The only purpose to life is survive and breed better than everyone else. Everyone, this is including all other species from all five Kingdoms. I don’t mean that we should just die or be mean to each other. It is my view that life doesn’t need purpose to live, I live just because I am. This being said here’s a little number I tossed up for ya! It really captures the essence of a very close friend of mine!

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Feel free to leave any comment, I’m not really here for a dogmatic, philosophical or lets compare scars forum. This being said, I am here for high fives and hate messages directed in my general vicinity.

 

-Love ya

Flora Designs

I’ve decided I need to work on flowers. I’ve never been that great at drawing flowers so I starting with poppies and then I will go to roses. This one turned out interesting enough that I decided to ink it.

poppies negative spacePoppies have always had a special place in my heart. My family has always grown them around the house since my great grandparents. On the old family farm there were poppies that grew where the old house burnt down, I’ve always thought the field there was beautiful and I still can remember my great uncle crawling down into the well with a cup and getting us kids water to drink. Now days the fields we used to plow and heard the cows on have big houses, owned by wealthy resort people and the country charm has been fading away at an accelerated rate. But I guess that’s progress.

“growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell” -Edward Abbey

Long Legs and Exoskeletons, Gets My Motor Runnin’!

I’m working on a design for a friends tattoo. A beautiful profile of a grasshopper which we all know is my favorite extant arthropod!

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My friend wanted more of a line drawing, so I had to do away with my usual shading and put more detail all over the illustration. My first attempt was straight from a picture but was a little off so I just quickly sketched this guy up in half a minute and the proportions were almost perfect. Then I just fine tuned the proportions and took time with the details. It always amazes me how just doing fast sketches usually turns out better than when you put too much thought into every pencil stroke.

Vikings of the Road

Here’s a little sketch I did quite a while a go. It has been a dream of mine to start bikepacking and that dream came true just a couple of nights ago! You can see pics of it at my other blog, ghprs.wordpress.com. I hope eventually I can get a crew of misfits, like my illustration and we can go camping and terrorizing the cycling community. Until then it’s just me and a couple others.

bikepacking vikings sketch

Fun Fact: a huge portion of my outdoor gear is built by myself. This incudes underwear, jerseys, cycling caps, panniers, tent and alcohol stove (aka pop can stove).