Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thinkspace Gallery : Wild at Heart : Work in Progress III

Here are the final photos of "Spring's Signal" (my art piece) debuting at Thinkspace Gallery for their "Wild at Heart" show scheduled to open Saturday, May 26th from 5PM to 8PM. Please forgive me, but if you make it to the show, there may be some of Zozo's cat hair framed along with the picture...he likes to help me with all of my projects... But other than some animal fur (accompanying an illustration destined for an endangered species benefit), I've found that this piece definitely turns a corner for some new layout formats and what not. I have a feeling that most of my work from here on out, will include a riddle or poem of sorts to somewhat explain the piece. So please, enjoy my new attempts to make light of the strange whimsy that permeates my work.

The following images show my finished piece 
for the "Wild at Heart" show.

Title: "Spring's Signal"

Size: 20" x 28"

Medium: Ballpoint Pen,
Shellac Ink, Walnut Ink Stain
Gold Ink and Colored Pencil

 Thanks for checking in... and maybe we'll meet for the first time at the opening of Thinkspace Gallery's "Wild at Heart" show... so please, take care until then...


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thinkspace Gallery : Wild at Heart : Work in Progress II

Getting close to putting the finishing touches on my piece for Thinkspace Gallery's "Wild at Heart" show, scheduled to open Saturday, May 26th from 5PM to 8PM. I'm going to try my hardest to finish a second piece before the opening night, but a lot's been happening in the past few months, ranging from deadlines for upcoming shows to learning some important tools of the trade during my tattoo apprenticeship with Cooper over at Guru Tattoo located in Pacific Beach. 

I feel really blessed to be in the position I'm in right now, what with all these amazing opportunities to show my work as well as an incredible mentor to teach me some valuable skills I can take with me wherever I go for the rest of my life. It's still a bit of an uphill battle at this point, but I must say, I think I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel... hopefully that isn't a freight train headed my way. At least at this point I can say that I gave it my all and you'll be the first to know how it all turns out... so thanks for checking in on me.

Please make some time in  your schedule to check out a show with an important cause, not to mention the additional perk of viewing some beautiful art pieces lovingly created by so many talented artists. Once again, I'm honored to be a part of this show and its heartfelt intentions- but in the event that it's too difficult for you to make it to the opening and give your support by purchasing a piece, I would hope that you decide to create your own way to help protect this world and the creatures we live amongst.

Take care until then...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tattoo Apprenticeship : Sketches I

Landing a solid tattoo apprenticeship has been a bit of a personal secret side project over the past six years or so and I am really happy to finally announce that I am currently apprenticing under Cooper at Guru Tattoo in Pacific Beach, California. A part of me must admit that this still doesn't feel real, but I have to keep reminding myself to put one foot in front of the other and just take the baby steps necessary to see this winding journey through to the end, wherever that destination happens to be... 

So please prepare yourself for some work in progress photos featuring my apprentice sketches as well as other musings that have to do with my love of tattoos and tattoo culture. I promise I'll do my best to honorably feature the things that make my heart skip a beat when I think of this underground culture that has fascinated me ever since the first day I laid eyes on a real tattoo...

Thanks for checking in and take care until next time...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Flying Panther Tattoo & Gallery : Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Tonight! Tonight! Tonight! 

Flying Panther Tattoo & Gallery, located on the corner of
23rd Street and Broadway in sunny San Diego, California-
is celebrating its 6th Anniversary 
as well as a Cinco de Mayo extravaganza! 

The party starts at 8 of the clock in the evening and goes until Midnight!

The art show will feature work from:

Micah Caudle
DominĂ­que Vasquez
Lord Mykil Zep
Ben Grillo
Rob Benavides

Get there early and shmooze with the artists,
set up an appointment to get your own
outstanding artwork featured on some part of your specific anatomies...
or all of your anatomy!

Be ready to have your mind blown
at this most awesome event!

I will also have a small art piece featured in the gallery
as a way of showing my respects to this
incredible establishment filled with some of the most phenomenal talent
the tattoo world has ever seen!

Hope to see you tonight 
before the witching hour approaches!

Cause that's when the doors close
and we all turn into spooky things...

So be there or be square.