Protected: trunk items- ends at midnight PST

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:

laughlin tattoo convention!


Fair warning: this is a very image-heavy post and may take a moment to load. Click through for all the pictures~!

Laughlin convention:


sketches from the moleskin, siuslaw 8/15

IMG_20150824_140246 IMG_20150824_140254 IMG_20150824_140259 IMG_20150824_140332 IMG_20150824_140350


I prefer this shape to the commonly-seen circular mandala art. These are for clients, please don’t steal them/get them tattooed, ask your artist to draw one that’s different, just for you.

1922089_10152524926562712_2503995222071185023_n10801507_10152524390782712_1429355928201232534_n 535922_10152524373232712_5392478023500239836_n.


around the shop

I came in way early (for me) today, and I had a little time to spare, so I took some pictures of things from around the shop.

It’s funny how every shop has its walls of sketches- one of my favorite things to do is look at everyone’s rough drawings.

some of my prints at the shop  (you can dig through them in person there if you're local)

some of my prints at the shop
(you can dig through them in person there if you’re local)

Pig skull tribal mount, hanging among its friends (she is also for sale)

Pig skull tribal mount, hanging among its friends
(she is also for sale)

Lisa's sketches

Lisa’s sketches hanging on her wall

How you can help me. and other medical nonsense!

If you follow my site or know me personally, you know I have been through some medical hell the past ten months or so.

TMI after the break.


almost the fourth of july!

what I’ve been up to this past week…

*picks up mic*
*stands uncomfortably for ten seconds*
*looks at everyone*
*drops mic*

10423960_10152247119912712_3567777356391918735_n (1) 10425473_10152248451967712_3681446330719978893_n10479204_10152249219227712_1833250847540668877_n 10487573_10152249230532712_5762085568727341506_n10499557_10152247124282712_8746192716272753763_o
10502235_10152239270827712_9020896679496645568_n10351374_10152241296792712_564037856274999912_n jbjkhk

process, sketches for a large oil.

529148_10151419583077712_123877253_n I’m in the planning stages of a larger oil painting so I thought I’d share the process from the start. These are my thumbnails, ideas, and notes for “storming the castle”, a painting which will not include a castle.

I’ve been reading about neanderthal and sasquatch (as usual) and thinking a lot about the medieval myth of the wildman. I have been reading a bit about the iconography and symbolism of wild people and had a dream last night about a shesquatch with a classic old-tyme unicorn. There’s a lot of other things going into this as well but that, so far, is my base idea.

I did some additional research today and reading and took notes. I’ve also got a few pages from my sketchpad showing both the notes I took today and the sketches I did last night. I took the time to go back through and find another few pages of notes and sketches (stuff like sasquatch fur, symbols of purity and of untamed nature, like that) and cherrypicked them into this page of rough notes and sketches. (The deer-man face among those.) As I read more about sasquatch encounters and then about wildman images in the medieval era, I realized that the war there seems both metaphorical (oh, taming nature, the invention of the printing press, you know- whatever happened in the olden times) and very real. The illustrations don’t look like the ones of anomalies and “monsters” but more like the everyday scenes of people that are realistic.


In other words, I’ve decided that there is a secret history of war between us and our near-relatives, the hidden species of hominid that used to be far more common. Like wolves or bears, I think they were wiped out in most of Europe back in those days. The images of battles and ‘hunting down the wildman’ are pretty brutal and detailed. I’d call it a genocide, maybe?

At any rate, these thoughts, along my underlying mood of slight nostalgia for my younger mayhem and chaos, are starting to turn into something. These pages are the beginning of it. And this is how a really big painting always begins, for me.



I always have enjoyed drawing more than finishing, but lately since I have been doing so many commissions and smaller pieces, I’ve started to get better at time management.

I take a lot of notes early on and do a lot of small compositional sketches. I think I’m addicted to the thumbnail, as far as the part of the process I enjoy most. But at the same time I get such a good lift from seeing a big work finished, there’s really nothing to compare to that feeling, especially when I don’t feel the piece failed.

I also got a bit of progress in on this jellyfish lady today.



This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work!

Please upgrade today!