Friday, April 24, 2009
The new Kylesa "Killer Of Love" design has been made into a backdrop. Phillip said that they weren't able to put it up on the Mastodon tour (Mastodon has an L.E.D.-type screen as their backdrop), but they will have it up when they play shows outside of that tour. He did inform me of a short video on youtube.com, though. It's from a performance in Birmingham, Alabama, that has the backdrop hanging up while they play. The video is short, but you can see it behind them. They told me that they were really excited about it and hoped that I would be able to see it the next time they play in Seattle.
The new design is also available at www.indiemerchstore.com/kylesa. While you're there you can also purchase the new design "Sensation" from YZR Craftsman. Yuzuru and I have 2 designs each, available on the Mastodon/Kylesa tour.
I am currently working on a shirt design for Cobalt from Denver, Colorado. You can find out more about them at www.myspace.com/stinktown666 .
Oh, and kidney stones suck!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
The Shrinebuilder design is finally done! It's a simple iconic design, but that's what we were aiming for. I had been given ideas on the subject matter for the design by Scott and went through a few sketches being passed around to get to the final design. It took a second, but after redrawing it a couple of times i ended up with something that I'm rather pleased with. Now that this is finished we just have to wait for the album to come out.You can check them out at www.myspace.com/shrinebuildergroup.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Volcom has just released my design for their spring 2009 Featured Artist Series line. This is the first of several designs that I will be doing for Volcom. I have to thank Jinx and Daven for hooking me up with the opportunity and High On Fire for being the catalyst that sparked their interest in my work. You can purchase shirts at www.volcom.com in the Featured Artist Series section.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I am starting this site to be able to show my finished work, works in progress, and future projects. I hope that I can find interesting things to say and maybe explain some of the elements within my pieces.
With that being said.........
There is a new Kylesa design that I finished in time for their spring tour with Mastodon and Intronaut. The new design is called "Killer Of Love" and was based off of the lyrics to the song "Scapegoat" off of the "Static Tensions" album. The shirt will be available at the shows and can also be purchased at www.indiemerchstore.com/kylesa. While you're there check out the design "Sensation" by Yuzuru. He is a great Japanese artist and all-around incredible guy. You can find more of his art at www.yzrcraftsman.com.
I will be finishing the coloring for the cover of the new Smaug album, "Epic Journeys and The Riddle of Steel." Due to a crashing Photoshop program and a few corrupt files, things are finally back on schedule. I'll also be designing a new logo to go with the cover.
The Shrinebuilder t-shirt design should be done and posted within the next week or so. Shrinebuilder is the new project consisting of Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Wino (St. Vitus, The Obsessed, The Hidden Hand), Dale Grover (Melvins), and Al Sisneros (Sleep, OM). It should be a great release and I am honored to be designing a shirt for them.
There are upcoming designs and covers on my schedule for The Faceless, Cobalt, High On Fire, Yob, Riff Cannon, Fanatics, I'm Better Than Everyone Records, Black Skies, Fallen Figure, Cyanide Destruct, Creepy Cult, and a Tom Denney collaboration. Also, look for designs already done and out for Job For A Cowboy, Power Pellut, and Heathen Shrine. You can see more of my art at www.myspace.com/outofspite .