I have a new assistant/intern/apprentice- Aaron Mason. He's a tattoo artist working out of Soul Expressions in Temecula. He'll be helping out with all sorts of things in the studio, and hopefully I'll be able to pass on some art knowledge.
Aaron and I cleaned out the studio today, organized things a bit. I don't think it's been this cleaned up since I moved in last October. We were making some space for some canvases and panels that were being delivered today.
This is a 5' square canvas and to the left a huge 10' x 3' canvas. I decided for my upcoming show that I wanted to get all the panels professionally made. I called upon the craftsmen over at Lucius Hudson to build all the panels and canvasas. Once you are selling art for decent prices I think it's time to step up and give the collectors the best quality possible. No more warped plywood and Aaron bros. canvases for me.
These are some of the wood panels. Check out how they're constructed. Super sturdy and razor straight.
This is a work in progress on Arches paper. Having fun working on paper...
I still take on the occassional illustration job, though they're getting rarer and rarer. This is a book cover that I'm working on, very different from my gallery work- more fantasy /sci-fi, it's a lot of fun for the dork deep inside me. That's my actual sized sketch and tiny color comp. This job is late and I need to finish it soon.
Ah shit a paper cut. Except it's from a cardboard box which slices deeper. Right under my pinky nail. Stings. We are moving soon, and I'm starting to hate cardboard boxes.