Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Art Postcards

Each year I try to send out a new art postcard. It's intended as a simple thank you to the people who support my art and encourage my creativity. Hopefully you're reading this post because you recently received one. I'm always trying to expand the list of people who get them.

It's a simple gesture. Usually with a simple note.
Sometimes in my messy handwriting.
But it's really just a big thank you to all of you amazing people out there!

Ps: If you don't know me from this blog, you may know my work from my Etsy page:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kaotix

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

T- Shirt Design

It's very exciting to report that the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, WA is officially using my design for their Clouded Leopard shirts.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pokemon Art

Phanpy (Japanese: ゴマゾウ Gomazou) is a Ground-type Pokémon.

Here are my Pokémon variants / crossbreeds. Using Phanpy as the base I mixed up a few of my favorites, a few suggested, and a couple of fun ones.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Avengers Fan Art

Some Avengers fan art from tonight. I wanted to do a speed painting using some new brushes I have. And really, who doesn’t love Captain America…that is rhetorical. We all love him. Or at least, we love the actor that plays him. Either way, it’s a win.
One very loose / stylized speed painting of Tony Stark. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Wizard of Oz - Mini-paintings

I listed a set of new mini-paintings today. This time the theme was Wizard of Oz characters. 
Check them out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kaotix

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Speed Sketching

Last night I did a series of speed sketches based on prompts from readers on one of my sketch websites. Here are the results. The ideas ranged from spaceships to pandas. Needless to say, it was a lot of fun.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Great News

The book I illustrated, The Dog Coffee Book  is now available on both the Kindle market and the Google Play Book market. Please check it out, leave a review, or suggest it to a friend! Any support would be eagerly welcomed.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ori Holiday

I made a little holiday dwarf today. Ori was one of my favorites from the Hobbit / Lotr movies. Or as a friend calls him…”the hippie meek one”. Yes, that one. 
I sincerely hope everyone is enjoying something wonderful this season. Hopefully snow. Maybe some gifts. Definitely time with loved ones and close friends. Possibly an adventure or two.
Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fall Painting

Finished Work 
Work done in PS    /   Total work time: 3 hours (on and off) 
I didn't work from a reference as I should have, and I didn't plan layers as well as I could have. But, I feel pretty happy with how it turned out. It has a few rough edges that I might soften later but all in all, I like the feel. I really love the look and feel of old tarot cards and similar illustrations so I tried to channel some of that here. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Holiday Art Preparations

I hope you’ll all forgive a little self promotion. I have some new items up on my Etsy (here). Mostly it’s some new greeting cards for the holidays and a bunch of open commission slots. I have a special section for RPG characters and OCs. As always, I’m glad to take custom requests. I have a few commission slots open at the time so now is a great time for anything unusual you might want drawn up. I’m glad to do original or digital works.
Thank you!
Etsy URL: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kaotix

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Portrait Work

Two stylized portrait practices done over the weekend. I've got just a few weeks until I start school again so I'm trying to keep from getting rusty in Photoshop.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

Alright, final update on this Rocket Raccoon image. I did some final detailing and I’m feeling a lot happier with it. Again, I took a lot of liberty with the look and feel but I like the overall feel. 

Comic Book Fan art

Here is some more comic book fanart for you. This is my favorite character from my childhood. Vision. 
Vision is described as... 
"Vision is an artificial intelligence, a "synthezoid" created by the villain Ultron and an Avenger who possesses the power to alter his density at will. Having gained a modicum of humanity, Vision is always afraid he may one day lose touch with it.
My favorite era for him was the time he spent in a relationship with the Scarlet Witch. There was something so tender and simple about him that drew me in as a kid. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams

The passing of Robin Williams has touched a lot of people I know. Anxiety and depression are struggles many of my loved ones and dear friends have faced. The amount of personal responses I saw to his passing moved me to do a small portrait of Robin Williams to show my sympathy for him, his family, and for all of the lives he touched. My life has been changed by suicide and Robin Williams' passing reminds me of the weight of it's impact. For everyone out there, I would wish that you ask for help when you need it and find the love and support that helps you when you need it most.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Landscape Art

I've had a good friend in town visiting, we built a mountain of furniture, and I finished up most of my coursework for the semester. Tonight I'm trying to wind down with some art sketches for a big painting I'm doing but it's not going well.