Friday, March 30, 2007


I'll be vending at my first car show next month here in Sac. The Capital City Cruisers will be hosting the show in Ranch Cordova, near Vintage Ford, on April 15Th. Rex Roden, with the club, has been a great source for info to me, as I anxiously attempt to get ready for the show. I'll be selling a few shirts, mugs, prints etc. Not a whole lot of stuff, just enough to get a feel for how my designs are received. I might do a little airbrushing, but I want to use this opportunity to learn as much as I can. So I might just hold back on doing too much for right now. The shirts I'm doing are similar to the ones at the store, but a little different. This is because I'm going to a local printer for the bulk order. Plus, the shirts will be screened, as opposed to laser printed. For this, Ive had to really start learning the Adobe side of the craft. There really is a lot to learn within this industry. I thought I could just paint, and be happy. But Noo! I actually have to learn something. It's really fun though. This is helping to raise my skill level, and open my eyes to the business side of the art. Good stuff- I'll post more info on this as time goes by.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Business Cards

I need business cards, and I need them fast. I was going to get all fancy, and have the best of the best. But since that did nothing but make the process harder, I've decided to go basic. I drew this little roadster up for some graphics on the card, and I think I'll just add type, with a nice glossy finish.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

new desk

This is an upgrade to color for one of my shirt designs.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Cuccie's 39 Chevy - REALLY

OK, I admit it, the back ground on the last one was horrible. It was a nice idea, trying to incorporate a map of his Mom's house within the design. But I did not do a good job of layout. The colors were waaaay to busy, as was the layout. I couldn't wait to get home tonight and straighten this one out. Hey Man, Less IS more! This is the design I'll be presenting to my father-in-law.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

39 Chevy

Here is a sample of a shirt design I just completed for my father-in-law Cucci. My scanner is too small, so I'll have to take it to a print shop to get scanned in fully. But until then, I thought I'd post what I had. He has fond memories, and close ties, to his childhood neighborhood, and the house his father built during the great depression. Hence, the small street map to the right of his portrait. Cucci knew I was drawing his car, but has no idea I was including a portrait of him with it- not to mention the reference to his parent's house. His mother still lives there-she is 102 years old! Now you can understand the heart. I can't wait to give this to him. He is gonna come unglued!!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Traditional Rod & Kulture Illustrated Issue #9

The new R&K is out! Iv'e been waiting for this for a while, and man, was it worth the wait. The art diirector over there, Zombie, gave me three pages, and a nice little article summing up our interactions, along with some cliff-notes from a bio I had put together for the piece. Zombie's a good guy to deal with, and he's a damn good artist himself. If you haven't had a chance to read R&K yet- give it a shot. It's a good mag, and like it's subject matter, it gets better with age.
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