Tuesday, February 07, 2023
Monday, December 05, 2022
New Print! Beautiful Jim Key
Hot off the press! Here's a new print about The Most Wonderful Horse in the World, Jim Key.
I had started a comic about Jim years ago and decided to compile all the research and info into one jam-packed day-glo screenprint instead.
I also read this wonderful book by Mim Eichler Rivas.
Bigger sketch and final lineart:
Some ink tests:
And the final print!
No horsin' around, buy one here.
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Monday, March 14, 2022
Happy 3.14 Day!
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Tuesday, February 01, 2022
Eye of the Tiger
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Atlas Moth & King Cobra
These silkscreened prints are now available online at my shop here. Here are some process pics, from thumbnail sketch to final screenprinting.
I was partially inspired to make the print by one of my favorite films, the documentary Atlas Moth (the sequel to the equally great Driver 23).
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Monday, January 24, 2022
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Support Your Local Brewery
I've been drawing these maps of local breweries for The St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation for a while now. The most current -- updated toward the end of Summer 2020 -- is still available as an 24"x18" print through their shop here. Hopefully all of the breweries are still open and ready to sell you some suds.
I've generated a big pile of inked drawings over the years while working on these: brewery logos, tiny slices of STL architecture + scenery, and lots of hand-lettering:
Here's a glimpse into my sketchbook, "where ideas come from". You can see here for the 2020 update I was really trying to figure out how to do a a Beer Goggles / 2020 Vision thing:
Thankfully I went with the STL flag sorta theme/color scheme instead.
Here's what the previous version looked like, 2018-2019:
And here's an even earlier version, which I detailed years ago on this blog:
I've gone back to this book over and over for visual reference and inspiration, St. Louis Brews: The History of Brewing in the Gateway City.
You can see here where I was trying to rip off the Carondelet Brewing Co. style lettering:
Anyway, I've drawn a lot of other beer stuff too, like this timeline of the history of Beer, this bottle design I did for a special-release Schlafly beer, and all these technical renderings for Draft beer installers. Drink responsibly!
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