Monday, August 30, 2010

-More Details



Friday, August 27, 2010

-Window/Widow

For a split moment I had the feeling that someone was watching me, but it was just how the lamp and curtain overlapped... Some old-timey ghost.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

-Jonathan Levine Show with Alex Gross

Another update about my upcoming show.

Long time illustrator/professor Alex Gross is celebrating a new book release with his new work. I don't have a book coming out, but I do have a bunch of brand new work for your viewing pleasure. It's official!

Sept 11—Oct 9, 2010
Opening Reception:
Saturday, Sept 11, 7—9pm
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10011
212-243-3822

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

-Make Up Post #1

This is for Friday's missed post...Will post something later today.

Another celebrated shot of Soybean from Tom Prior's Camera, taken today while he was shooting the rest of my new paintings.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

-House of Mystery Exerpt

I had the pleasure of doing an inset story for Vertigo's House of Mystery #29 and here is a page from it, pre-lettering.


Sorry about no Friday or Monday post. I will be making it up.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

-Detail Filler


I'll have some full shots of my new paintings soon.

Solid Void
Solo Exhibition
Sept 11—Oct 9, 2010
Opening Reception:
Saturday, Sept 11, 7—9pm
Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Please contact Darcie Vukovich for any inquiries about my upcoming show.
Darcie@jonathanlevinegallery.com
Thanks.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

-House of Mystery 31

Fun setting up a still life for this cover, the skull cast I bought 10 years ago is making its debut. The gun was a paper cutout that was propped up, faked shadows. Writing quill was a cat toy from Petland Discounts. Inkwell from the thrift store called Junk. Vase from The Thing in Greenpoint, and fake flowers were from some dollar store. Text on the book brought to you by Photoshop.

12" x 18" oil on panel, digital dodging/burning/text.
esao.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

-Mr. Hankey

While bending down to pick up my dogs poo the other night, I looked over to see this napkin doghead staring at me... I wouldn't have seen it at any other angle.

esao.

Monday, August 16, 2010

August Post 11 of 22


Some other detail shot. A stack of skateboards in the background.
esao

Friday, August 13, 2010

-August Post 10 of 22


a detail shot of a new painting.
esao.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

-BSN Outtakes #1

There was a lot of sketching coming up with the Blue Sky Noise cover, here were a few of those rough ideas..


My friend Erik Foss over at Fuse Gallery is having a DRAW book release party this weekend at the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico if you happen to live in Mexico City, click on the flyer for link to all the artists and photos of the exhibit.

esao

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

-Hidden Wizzard

August Post 8 of 22.
I'm always on the look out for things that look like other things. So when I was gazing down at my coaster at the Pencil Factory a few weeks ago I finally saw it.

And filled in the blanks a bit so you can too.
esao.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

-House of Mystery 30

Here's the cover I did for Vertigo's "House of Mystery" issue 30.

12"x18" oil on panel with digital help.
A flame was added using the magic of Photoshop to subdue some of the ribbons. I personally like its ribbon-ness, but since another DC title was coming out this month with an unraveling mummy. Thats too many cloth-strip references for a month.
Original and sketches here.

A lot of sketches were done for this issue, the old timey ones along the bottom were sketched up based off one of the first summaries of the story arc. So many months went by that the story had changed in the final script. So a newer, technicolor batch was doodled up.
esao.

Monday, August 9, 2010

-Photo Bomb.

A few people informed me that some of my paintings a friend of mine owns are in the "At Home" section of Anthropologie's website.
They aren't for sale, just background props.


The fine print states "richly detailed bohemian decor is on the rise"

Nice surprise.
Thanks Aubrey
Thanks Candace
Thanks Maléna
Thanks Zeb.
esao.

Friday, August 6, 2010

-Solid Void

I haven't written about it really, but I've been working on a show all year for Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC and am wrapping it up. This will definitely be my biggest show and its all new work 'cept for the Blue Sky Noise painting which will be there too.

I just whipped this jpg below for the daily-blog-posts until I get something official worked out.

I'll post detail shots like this here and there from the series.
If anybody has an inkling of interest to purchase a painting. Contact Darcie Vukovich at darcie[at]jonathanlevinegallery.com.

See you Monday.
esao.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

-August Post 4 of 22

Unfinished poster for Circa Survive that was TOO much like Miyazaki's Turnip Head, I didn't feel like finishing.
I love all of his movies.
-esao.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

-Siamese Flower

Daily Post 3 for the month of August...
I've been making breakfast burritos at home now that Relish has closed.
Spotted this Siamese flower on their fence a few weeks ago.


I went back the next day and someone had plucked it. I'm glad I took the photos.

Not sure what kind of flowers they are, I'm sure something common.
-esao.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

-Food Toss

Tom Prior posted some wonderful shots of Soybean catching food from the other day. Click HERE to see the whole set.

He explains the color of Soybean's crazy blue eye color in his post as well.



-esao.

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Site.

I really just gave up updating my site for the past several months and to make it up, I'm going to be posting everyday, Monday through Friday for the month of August.

Lots of new things going on over here, so much that I got lazy on my my e-mails too. Will be catching up on those that I missed the past months now and working out the kinks on the site....

Post #1.
House of Mystery #29 Cover

Oil on panel. 12"x18"

Sorry if you already saw this cover while my site had been under construction, there will be another post tomorrow. This is already old nooz.

esao.