Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Avenue Magazine/Bissel centre

This was for an insert in the may issue of Avenue magazine. It was painted all by hand, no shop work, which is unusual for me with illustrations.

Gulls, hair

Here's a painting that hasn't yet seen the light of day. On plywood, 4 feet wide, two feet high. I figured I better get it up here.

Skateboards Doodled On

Yeah, I took my two skateboards, sanded them down, spraypainted them white, and then let them ferment in my garage for a couple months before finally getting around to doodling on them with paint pens, followed by a coat of clear laquer spray. Someday I'll do the same thing with my old surfboard. It's a little bigger.

Sketchbook selections




Poorly photographed pages from my latest sketchbook. Darn it, when the sun was out, my camera battery was dead. By the time it charged, storm clouds moved in and the light was bad. You can't win 'em all, it seems.

Screwing around with the smudge tool in shop



Messing around in Photoshop late last night. Weird and interesting things come out. I think that middle one is a pirate fighting an octopus.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Some paintings



Flash Art





I'm apprenticing at Eye of Lotus, under Dave, to become a tattooer. Here's a few sample of what they call 'Flash Art', that I've copied from other tattooers to demonstrate my copying skills

Various portraits of dudes





Varius portraits of women





Assorted Women, for assorted reasons, in assorted styles





Concept Art

It appears I drew some concept art, while in Vancouver last fall

Thursday, January 27, 2011

H.U.R.F, B.L.E.A.H

Elvis Presley said that talent is being able to articulate how you feel and sell it. I've got part 1 down.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Reddit Quickdraw

People posted their photos and I drew them on Reddit last night. Here's a collected version, originals with my as-fast-as-possible rendition. The thread is here. It quickly became unweildy as hundreds flocked to have their stuff drawn. Fortunately there were other artists drawing as well.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Grey Cup Time!

Here's one for the Grey Cup in Edmonton this weekend, for SEE Magazine. I started this one in Vancouver, not thinking I was going to end up back here before finishing it. And according to See, my name is now Fred Curatolo

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010