Posts Tagged ‘artist’

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
– Gospel of Thomas, verse 70.

"Insanity" by Anir Brokenear

That’s one of favorite quotes of all time and one of the most powerful and liberating concepts of all time period. Human expression . . . while the term is vague the subjective meaning is not.

This is especially true of the “artist”. We are all artists to a degree but some are more inclined to expression than others. I believe the best artists are the people that are the most sensative to life and all things understood but rarely spoken. You know, deep rooted emotions that everyone feels but hardly discusses for fear of ridicule. Society breeds mediocrity but the person that expresses themselves past the wall of naysayers and pushes on is eventually redeemed and held in high regard. But the true artist doesn’t seek redemption in the eyes of others but lives to create . . . or “express”. Now take the artist that adheres to (more…)

      First off I want to say I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long folks. A lot of business has come my way and has taken me away from blogging and pushing my lines through social media. But I’ve come full circle and through reading various books on business and how the internet plays a role in business in this day and age I’m proud to say I’m BAAAAAAAAAAACK! (more…)

I recently repurchased “The Lion King” dvd for my niece and it brought back my days about 10 years ago when Disney was interested in recruiting me . . . this was my way of seeing if I still had it. Here’s my watercolor painting of Mufasa.

Mufasa From "The Lion King"

Here is some of my newest art created specifically for licensing and merchandising for the Nashville tourism market. In case you haven’t noticed by some of my previous work I like painting skylines.

In this next installment of making it as an artist I’m going to cover what I did in respects to my direct mail campaign. Direct mail is VERY important in soliciting your services to publishers/magazines etc. Some companies want an inquiry letter first, some want samples on disc, others want tearsheets . . . but most will look at a simple postcard that represents your art and message. Art directors don’t have a lot of time to be going through a million samples anyways so they want to see something that fits their immediate need, at the same time seeing that you’re a professional. Here’s my most successful postcard to date: (more…)

People always ask me what inspires me and it’s always “music”. I always draw to music, it’s my way of sort of meditating, concentrating on what I’m doing and blocking out the outside world in the studio for a few hours. Here are a few more entries on my playlist. “Mombasa” from the movie Inception . . . by the legendary Hans Zimmer. The live performance of it draws you in . . . and Johnny Marr (the guitarist) looks a dead ringer for Tony Montana. (more…)

Ever had the urge to see what you’d look like if you were in Street Fighter? Well that the nice thing about being an artist. When you imagine stuff like this you can put it on paper. I did this in watercolor with a new heavy watercolor set and new brush set I just bought that I’ve been wanting to try out. I think the artists that did the character renderings in Street Fighter 4 did an amazing job so I’m kind of paying homage by doing their style here. How’s it lookin’ . . .