I wanted to create a series in the stye of a field guide. The only catch being the crazy things I see within my mind.
DRAWING WITH FRIENDS
One thing I really enjoy is collaborating with others. I took the initiative to reach out to my friends to start doing drawing collaborations.
It dons't matter if you think you can write or draw. It's just the act of doing it together that often results in some truly crazy shit that you normally wouldn't have thought of on your own.
It also serves a reason to just stop overthinking and make something.
BUSTED BRIGHT SYMMETRY
I decided to try some larger format paintings on beer paper and take some time with them.
The result is a series of Hand Drawn marker attempts at symmetrical "totems" then watercolored in at a high contrast.
WORK IN PROGRESS
I am Vain! So I draw Myself.
Sometimes i don't look like myself.
Sometimes people draw me, and that always makes me laugh.
TIGERSNAKE WITH GUNS
Well, this one is simple. My advertising partner, Thom Woodley and I, agreed that the most terrifying animal we could think of was a tiger, who could also swim and climb trees, but also carried a gun. The Tigersnake-with-Guns was born. We launched an open source 'draw us a tigersnake' blog in honor of it.
Incidentally, we later named our little game company Tigersnake, and then learned that in Chinese, a tigersnake is a term for a project that starts but never gets finished. Which, as it turns out, was highly appropriate.
I have to ride the NYC subways pretty much twice a day to and from work.
This gives me enough time to start and finish each of these messy gems.