Today is my last Saturday shift at my day job! This painting was created for my portfolio, and to use some brighter colors, and show my ability to paint pirates. If you're interested in buying a poster of this you can do so HERE
This painting is special because its when I got good at drawing kids (which is hard, really, they have weird proportions). Also, its pretty stinkin' cute. You can buy the $12 poster of this painting at my Cafe Press store by clicking HERE.
My lovely wife pointed out that I should be using my countdown to have a SALE!! So, I've launched a Cafe Press store where you can buy posters of any of the images featured in my countdown for $12.00. The posters are 11"x17" and are nice n' glossy. Apologies for the lame looking store, I'll spruce it up over the next couple of days.
My image for today is my Little Shop of Horrors inspired painting "Feed Me". This painting is special because I started using models other than myself and my wife! I hope to be able to use models more often in the future since it adds a realistic sheen to an otherwise fantastical image.
Well, today is a big day. Today is T-Minus 12 days left at my job. I'm quitting to be a stay at home artist dad (yes, my wife is probably more rad than your wife). Looking back at my time at Pyramid, I've decided to look at it more like Grad School, it gave me several years to get much, much better at being an artist, and I didn't even have to take out an obscene amount of Student Loans. For the most part, it was a job that just needed a warm body as a place holder, so I spent a lot of my time drawing and painting at my desk. So, long story short, I thought I'd do a count down of pieces that I created while sitting at my desk at Pyramid Brewing.
This drawing was a game changer, this was my first real drawing in charcoal and it fostered a love of the medium that continues to this day. Also, it made me a fair chunk of change since I sold the original and all of the prints I made from it.