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Archive | September, 2010

Sometimes you have to go on an adventure to find inspiration.

Which doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hop on a plane or travel far at all. I started going to the central library more often or visit places in my neighborhood that Ive never been to.

Its easy to get in a creative rut when your daily routine is consistently the same. For me lately i have been sewing and making the same things everyday.

So I’m going to New York to to work on an art project with one best friends who is one of the most talented and fantastic people i know.. I have not been to the the city in a decade, so am looking forward to this trip and project and all of my New York pals Ive been missing for far too long.

Ill be updating while im gone.

Where do you find inspiration when your in a rut?

And what is your favorite city to visit?

New Website & Jelly Toast Zines for the future.

By the end of the day tomorrow i will have a new website & you might have already noticed my blog is looking a little different as well. then soon after ill have a new shop.

These things always take forever, esp since im so picky about visuals.

I hope you guys like the new look of everything. I love my old site but it was just impossible to update and thought it was time for a simple streamline sort of look.

And wanted to make it very easy to navigate.

Anyway let me know your feedback.

Some days i draw silly comics. Im working on a zine for my own entetainment. Heres my first panel.

Tattoo Art Seminar with World renown Artist Chris Conn

Anyone familiar with Chris’s work knows how incredibly beautiful it is, and also knows its a very rare opportunity to get any type of instruction from him.

SO tattoo artists or illustrators alike here’s one of a few chances to get to learn illustration techniques from Chris at one of his workshops.

This class will be held in San Francisco Oct 23rd & 24th.

The topics covered will include:

·      Design, sizing, layout, and placement

·      Dynamic/emblematic figure arrangement and posing

·      Achieving mood and drama with facial and physical expression

·      Specific body parts and proportions (eyes, hands, breasts, legs, etc.)

·      Facial angles and proportions

·      Full-body angles and proportions

·      Use of models and reference material

·      Short-cuts, cheating, and ‘frankensteining’

·      Use of symmetry, asymmetry, and ‘para-symmetry’

·      Rendering hair and coiffure

·      Costume, drapery, and ornament

·      Female archetypes in tattoo design

·      Use of shading and skintone

·      Effect of scale on rendering

·      Evolving your own personal style

·      Interaction of foreground image with background or ‘garnishing’

·      Concealing mistakes and errors

·      Keeping the balance between detail and clarity

·      Ensuring a sense of life and spirit in the design

Please visit : Secret City

For more information.

Joshua Petker-We’re Not As Colorful As We Think We Are

New works by one of my favorite Los Angeles Artists.

This show is at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. All you Bay Area people be sure to check it out.

The opening is THIS Saturday Sept. 11

The Shooting Gallery

839 Larkin Street · San Francisco, CA
Open Tues – Sat 12PM – 7P

Joshua Petker

We’re Not As Colorful As We Think We Are

September 11 – October 2, 2010

We’re Not As Colorful As We Think We Are, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist, Joshua Petker. The new body of work continues the artist’s ongoing exploration of color abstraction, negative space, and the human form. Petker explores the way humans use color to manipulate their physical appearance in order to transcend their reality. Through these new works, Petker’s colors expose the desire for human metamorphosis all the while reminding us that underneath the layers of color, we are more alike than we may think.

Favorite Photo of the week.

Pretty & Lovely Miss Britt from The Early Strike wearing pinup girl dress and custom headband my myself.I love this band the are the nicest kids around. So sweet.

The Early Strike

And then there is my new favorite creature of the week. The Fennec Fox.

Hi Im the most adorable fox that ever was.