Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Patreon-Exclusive: Skull T-Shirt & Tote Sale!

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

I'm celebrating the remainder of October with a Patreon-exclusive Skull T-shirt & Tote Sale! You will be eligible to claim one of these items if you pledge $10 to my Patreon OR pledge $25 and get 3 pieces of your choice between now and October 30th @ MIDNIGHT!

Please note that these are from a limited run that were released for my Skull-A-Day book in 2014, so they are long out of print and there are only sizes available as follows:

- Heart Skull: XL (only 3 left)

- Skull of America: S, L

- Decorative Skull: S, M, L, XL, XXL

The totes are only available in the Skulledelic design.

 


When you sign up through my Patreon, be sure to direct message me or comment on the special offer post to claim your item and design/size if choosing a t-shirt. Also, be sure to include your name and mailing address in your profile so that I will be able to ship it to you.

Sign up for my Patreon HERE to claim your exclusive gift today!

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

#Still_Life

 I was invited to participate in an all skull art show at Blockfort Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, so I decided to create a special new sticker art piece just for the exhibition.

 



As with my other sticker art work I just overlap the stickers without altering them in any way. My goal with this one was to get as much detail in as possible.


 

The piece is on a wooden 20 x 20 inch panel and the background is painted on after the piece is sealed. The piece is for sale and will be available through the gallery during the exhibition which runs October 1-31st.  

p.s. FYI my Patreon supporters got an exclusive first look at this piece with additional background information I've shared nowhere else. They also get first dibs on my art, including discounts on new prints, and have access to an art savings account to buy pieces, including commissions. You can join up for as little as $5 a month. Find out more HERE

Monday, August 23, 2021

Skull-A-Day + @askulladay Collaboration

 



I had a great time once again collaborating with my friend in Brazil Lucas Dutra (AKA @askulladay) who has been creating his own skull a day since March of 2013! 

This time I created my half of the skull from used matches (which had been burned to create another recent piece of art).

His response was to create this amazing animated illustration! One of my favorite things about collaboration is creating something that I never would made on my own.

You can see the process of creating my part here:

 

 
 

 






Monday, June 7, 2021

Skulledelic on Foundation

 My second NFT release to mark the 14th anniversary of the start of my original Skull-A-Day project is a unique 1/1 animated version of the day 347 Skulledelic skull! Check it out now on Foundation HERE.



Friday, June 4, 2021

HAPPY SKULL APPRECIATION DAY!

To celebrate this year's Skull Appreciation Day I've created my first NFTs! 


I've made 20 of each of these variations on my Skulledelic skull from day 347 of my original project available on Hic Et Nunc:

Colorway 1 is HERE

 

Colorway 2 is HERE

 

 Colorway 3 is HERE

 

and Colorway 4 is HERE

 

 


Saturday, May 4, 2019

RIP Peter Mayhew (1944–2019)

There's no overstating what a profound impact seeing Star Wars when it came out in 1977 had on my life and it was in no small part to the amazing performances of people like Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Vanitas


My latest sticker art piece "Vanitas" was inspired by the 17th century Dutch Vanitas painting genre where images of skulls and other objects were used as a reminder to reflect on your mortality.

This piece will be on display at Star Gallery as part of their Memento Mori group show. If you're in the NYC area, please come join me at the opening reception on January 19th.  

Here's a time-lapse look at its creation:



If you like seeing how my work is created and want to delve deeper please check out my Patreon page, it's a small community of folks who directly support my art and in turn get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to me and my work!


Monday, December 10, 2018

Memento Mori @ Star Gallery, NYC - January 16-20

Fellow skull lovers, mark your calendars! I'm very happy to announce that I'm going to be part of this exciting show opening up next month in NYC. If you're in the area, I hope you'll come out to the opening reception on January 19th, see details below...



The group exhibit at Star Gallery NYC will showcase the work of dozens of prominent artists' personal explorations of this theme. Award-winning artists include Marshall Arisman, Chris Buzelli, Leslie Cober-Gentry, Katherine Streeter, Jason Limon, Gary Taxali, Anthony Freda, Victor Stabin, Steven Tabbutt, Skull-A-Day founder, Noah Scalin, Kevin Champeny, Zoltron, Dan Zollinger, Billy The Artist, Craig LaRotonda, James Hoston, James Yang, Peter Devito, Caitlin McCormack, Santiago Caruso, Rhett Hutchence, Gary Kroman, Eric Probst, Kevin Pyle, Danielle Mercado and Estephany Lopez.

Star Gallery NYC will also present a painting by the legendary Marshall Arisman. Arisman's paintings are part of the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Museum of American Art. Arisman's show Sacred Monkeys was the first American exhibit to be shown in Mainland China.

Skull-laden imagery looms large throughout art history, from the Aztecs to Damien Hirst. This show will present a unique and exciting collection. Much of the art in the group show at Star Gallery NYC is the stuff of dreams and macabre fantasies, but this theme also rings true as an affirmation of life rather than a celebration of death. There is dark humor, elegant craftsmanship, and masterful skills all at play in this eclectic exhibition.

Star Gallery NYC's exhibition includes the most interesting artists who are delving into this iconography, and the gallery is exhibiting the selected works together in one gallery space for a limited time next month.

Star Gallery NYC specializes in showing the best of pop-surrealism and cutting-edge illustration. Death is the great unifier and its most potent symbol, the skull, is a reminder that humanity is alike under the skin — it is one. The work in this show is spiritual and timeless, and it is an exhibition of which Star Gallery NYC is particularly proud.

The show will include original paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures created by a global selection of artists. The artworks are all for sale and Star Gallery NYC offers works suited for a range of collectors. Curated by Anthony and Amber Freda.

A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Haitian orphans.

The exhibition will be on view Jan. 16 through Jan. 20. The opening reception is on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at 2 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The event is free and open to the general public.

About Star Gallery NYC
Star Gallery NYC is an art gallery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The gallery frequently exhibits art that falls into the categories of Pop-Surrealism, Lowbrow, Comix, and contemporary illustration. Learn more at https://www.stargallerynyc.com/.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

195. Silkscreen Skull posters available again!

I recently discovered a cache of posters I created as part of day 195 of my project back in December of 2007! 

These 2-color (metallic silver & red on brown paper) hand-pulled silkscreen posters are based on a photo I took in the Catacombs of Paris and a contour line drawing I made earlier in the project. The remaining stock is now on sale in my portfolio site store HERE.



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Artist Interview: Freehand Profit

I recently had the pleasure of talking with my friend Gary Lockwood AKA Freehand Profit about our mutual interests as working artists and I recorded the conversation to share with you!


This LA-based artist is internationally known for his work transforming highly sought after sneakers into one-of-a-kind masks. He discovered this technique through his yearlong practice making masks, which was inspired by my own year of skull-making!
In this hour long conversation we discuss: 

  • The artist's education
  • Working with galleries
  • Valuing your work
  • Making a living
  • Priorities and balance
  • Your unique vision
  • Art collectors
  • Goals
  • Success & fame
  • and more!


And here are some links to some things we mentioned:

I hope you enjoy our discussion as much as we did!

p.s. This project happened because of my Patreon supporters! If you like it, please consider becoming one of my supporters there as well


Friday, January 19, 2018

Snow Day Skull


We don't get a lot of snow in Richmond, VA (though more lately than in the past) so pretty much every heavy snowstorm I try to make some snow art. The most recent snow was too powdery to really stick so I decided to try a relief image on my deck. I made it really, really big (so big it was hard to actually photograph from above). See the lifesize skull in the shot for a sense of proportion. 


I like seeing how things transform over time so I documented it that evening as well as the next day once the sun came out.


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