Friday, November 11, 2016

mutts comics meets the splotch monsters!


Patrick McDonnell's MUTTS comics have been a long time favorite of mine, and recently he gave fans the opportunity to post some fan art to be featured at the Mutts blog in the near future. So, I jumped at the opportunity to create a piece featuring Earl and Mooch, as well as little Stinky Puddin, hanging out with some Splotch Monsters. Studying some of Patrick's drawings of Earl and Mooch reinforced in my mind, the simple brilliance in his work, and I went with a couple images I found of Earl and Mooch as peaceful little hippie-types. I slightly changed their stance and color-scheme, however, and found a way to have them fit into the composition nicely. Mutts Comics have always been a voice for the animal kingdom, and is yet another fine example of art as a vessel of kindness and compassion. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

splotch monsters invade books and other found things, again!


A couple of weekends ago I had the pleasure of doing another Splotch Monster demo/workshop at Books and Other Found Things in Leesburg, Virginia. This time I had the chance to hang out and learn about the work of some wonderful local authors and artists. Thanks to all those who came by, made some art, bought my work, and took some time to talk with me a little. Looking forward to doing it all again on Saturday, December 17th, from 11am - 2pm!