Thursday, December 28, 2006

1 book published

Since I rarely make a thing artful, look at this bookmanship of a story I wrote a year ago. My processes aren't very professional. A lot of printing, tracing, and scanning. Then sometimes color in Photoshop. I didn't even screenprint; I used T-shirt iron-on transfers. I did do it all with my Epson PHOTO RX620 and was happy with its performance.

Friday, December 22, 2006

eboy XV and the tiny world of pixels

I've never seen such a fantastic gathering of pixel art before. They have an extensive archive and new stuff comes in regularly. All the tiny detail will start the slow blow of your mind.
Look at the pixels but BEWARE THE VECTORS! Seriously, the vector art on this site is not their specialty and it is dominated by sex perverts.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Canadian Gold: Joy Ang

21 year old Joy Ang is amazing. These way young artists make me depressed with the fact they are soooo good and I'm not even graduated and I'm 3 years older and my stuff isn't half as good. They are inspiring and depressing all in the same gulp. Oh and she's from Canada of course.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Christmas Tutorial: M a t a n g o

Its not really a tutorial, but it does show a little of my process. I made this mostly to just try out time-lapes editing. I've always been fasinated with time-lapse drawing and building, I guess just time-lapse in general fasinates me. Anyway don't look real closely at the drawing it's way rough, and the coloring on the monitor came out looking darker on the video. Plus compressing it into a quicktime video didn't help the quality.

music by: Sufjan Stevens and The Go! Team

Sony Bravia Adverts

I dont know how many of you have yet to see the Sony Bravia advertisements, but if you haven't you really should. The older one is filmed in San Francisco using thousands of bouncy balls, and the latest one uses 70,000 litres of water based paints and an urban apartment/park area in Glasgow, Scotland. Check out the link below. These only air in the UK, of course...

Brian McCarty

Brian McCarthy uses his skills with the camera to take some great toy photogaphs. You can check out his site here.

Playing Around

With the joys and boredoms of being unemployed, I have started playing around with shading in photoshop. This is my first attempt to fancy up some line art with shading using gradients and paintbrushes. Let me know what you think, I know some of you are a lot better at this than me.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


This was my final project for my Figure Drawing class. I guess you could call it a type of "self-portrait".

Monday, December 11, 2006

Mr. Bingo: Right out of the UK

Fun flash site, neat navigation. I recommend you watch his flash animations located in his latest work section- "UNE". He does some fun "still life" art which I thought I'd never enjoy, but maybe its his choice fo still life content, (i.e. old atari joysticks, electric pianos, breifcase record players, etc.). Beware of nudies on this site. Silly Brits.

What do you think of the improved Art Blog set-up?

Yule Tide Season

This is a christmas card I'm designing for a Booking Agency, but I thought I'd tweek it a little and share it with you all.

I think all of us contributers should make a little "Seasonal" peice to post up. I'm sure all of our styles will be fairly diverse, lets give it a shot.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Big Heads, Small Faces: Matthew Feyld

A big-headed (but not small-faced) friend at work showed me one of Matt's drawings and immediately I needed more. These terrific and mostly forehead characters go great with swords and mustaches. I recommend looking at his flickr page in a slideshow fashion. He has paintings, drawings and photographs, and I think he is Canadian.

Michel Gondry: Video Artist

I recently finished my first strictly HTML (no FLASH allowed) website. Although I much rather prefer FLASH, it was a good learning opportunity. So now you can expect some "enhancments" on this Art Blog's setup. Anyway the website itself is about Michel Gondry, who is probably one of the most creative, artistic people I know of. I realize that the site needs a little fine tunning, and the links and set-ups need more continuity, but I'm in the middle of finals so I can't go mess with the code right now. Just browse along, and check out some of the video clips. He really is amazing. SITE

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


This guy is dope. Check it: !

p.s. I dreamt last night that Matt said the "F-word."

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Theo Jansen: Kinetic Poetic Art

This BMW commercial from South Africa displays some of Theo Jansen's kinetic wind creature sculptures. Pretty creative guy. I just love anything that demonstrates the blurring of the line between science and art. Thats how it used to be, Leonardo da Vinci is a perfect example; artist, scientist, engineer. Back in better times, art and drawing were required hand in hand with other science courses. Anyway, I'll get off my soapbox. This video was refurred from Clint to Zach to Me

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Matthew Woodsen: Armed with ink and photoshop

23 year old master. Scope both his site and his blog. Man, I really can't even start to wrap my brain around how good this guys is.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Brain Rea: Designer Illustrator extraordinaire


Rooster Iglehart: Tim Burton-ish

Some of this guy's stuff looks pretty amature, but he's got some potential, and I have to admire the victorian flare he's applying.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Diem Chau

Check out Vietnamese born Artist Diem Chau

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck has an amazing exhibiton of larger than life, life-like sculptures at the Brooklyn Museum. Here are a couple links:

Flickr Gallery of the Exhibtion Insallation

Brooklyn Museum page with Video, Photos, Q & A and more

PARISHIL: Design Meets Illustration


These design sites really interest me, and I realize that may be mostly due to my Graphic Design bias, but hopefully these design sites don't bore you guys too much. There'e enough raw visual illustration and hand drawn flare to satisfy us both.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Drew Beck Meyer: art student

This guy is studying over at Art Center of Design (= huge debt), but some of his stuff is pretty fun. He's got some funny paintings of highschool wrestlers getting twisted and pinned with super serious calm faces among other funny scenarios. His paintings were my favorite. link

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Holiday Creatures: The Yeti

Here's a trial "Holiday Creature" I made. I wish i would have set a pencil or something in there to show its size, but its pretty small, maybe 3" tall.
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Monday, November 13, 2006


maybe SCRETH can translate this for us. I'm still trying to figure out what this is? Looks fasinating. Watch the videos.


Saturday, November 11, 2006

This is art

Former Anniversary member, Justin Roelofs, has a new solo project: "White Flight." After spending a summer in South America and getting lost in the rain forests of Peru while halucinating on the psychadelic potion Ayahuasca, Justin returned to the suburbs of Kansas to confront his childhood conditioning, and recreated himself through an album that dances with multiculturism, individualism, and all things seen through a prism. Check it out—the videos are great. ----->

Plug: promising launch using graphics

I've put up a few designs on my blog blog (cerparley); they are old work but I thought I'd share anyways. I plan on throwing up something new every week. Any remarks/criticisms are welcomed. And keep up the good work both of you—i'm watching.

Snowsuit Effort

My buddy zach showed me this site: This guys been taking extremely close-up personal, uncomfortably intimate portraits of homeless people everyweek. I'm a firm believer in the fact that you can tell a lot about a person's life experiences and hardships through the contours and ware on their face and expressions. This site contains hundreds of portraits, and one of my favorite parts are the short quotes below each picture from each individual being photographed, they say some diverse stuff. link

Silja Goetz: College of Collage

Creative, unique, original, experimental, talented illustration teamed with beautiful textures and collage

Silja Goetz

Found her on; shes got some fun work

Monday, November 06, 2006

Dave the Blade

another one of my current background illustrations "Dave the Blade"

Sunday, November 05, 2006


OK, I finally made my personal photo blog, Photo Visual. My goal is to post AT LEAST one new photo a day. I may need some encouragement in this, so please check it out and let me know if you have any problems with it, I think it still may have a few bugs to be smashed.

oh and for you nerds out there....

rss link for blog:
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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Dear, Deer Background

My most recent illustration, set up as a desktop wallpaper, ->click, download, save, leave feedback.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

BLU update: From Guatemala to Argentina

Blu the italian artist, is probably in my top five artists right now. His line drawings remind me alot of Shel Silverstien but his choice of content is extremely more bizarre. He's insanely creative and productive, a lethal combination. Proof of this would be his most recent endeavor (I'm jealous i didn't think of doing this with my buddies), him and the creative film-artist Lorenzo Fonda are traveling across Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Argentina meeting with artists and creating huge wall murals. Blu's stuff is so spontaneous and diverse, I'm beyond excited to watch the documentary they're making of the entire trip. Anyway, they have a blog up on BLU's Site, so click the link below to see pics and updates about their adventure, and get excited for the doc.

Monday, October 30, 2006

George Barbier: Sexy Flamboyant Art Deco

George Barnier, makes me smile. His style is dripping with the 1920's and the mood is so subtle and his characters over the top, I giggle at his stuff everytime I see it. It's super entertaining to me, and the body positions, fashions, and compositions are amazing. He's simple and powerful; not an easy combonation to pull off. This old style has alot of genuien charm, and I think it wouldn't hurt to begin mixing this style in today's pallet.

I couldn't find a real solid gallery or any site dedicated to George Barbier entirely, (maybe I need to make him one,) so I'm posting a few different sites. (These links will open in a new window)

Best Link lots-o-pics
link1 Click titles in left side frame for images
link2 Some pages from a book of his
link3 Check out both pages

also check out his associate from their group "Ecole des Beaux Arts" Mr. Pierre Brissaud

I realize these artist may not blow everyone's hair back like they did mine, and so feedback to this post will prevent or encourage similar artist in the future. But a little diversity never hurt anybody.

George Barbier (1882 - 1932) was one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. Born in Nantes France on October 10, 1882, Barbier was 29 years old when he mounted his first exhibition in 1911 and was subsequently swept to the forefront of his profession with commissions to design theatre and ballet costumes, to illustrate books, and to produce haute couture fashion illustrations. For the next 20 years Barbier led a group from the Ecole des Beaux Arts who were nicknamed by Vogue Magazine as "The Knights of the Bracelet" - a tribute to their fashionable and flamboyant mannerisms and style of dress. (wikipedia)

For Christmas one of you can buy me any of these books: The Illustrations of George Barbier in Full Color (Paperback) or Art Deco Fashion PLEASE PLEASE

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

New Wallpaper: "Victor"

Here's a recent wallpaper I designed. Its roughly based on a comic I wanna create, which revolves around this guy "Victor". He's a chubby Mexican soccer enthusiast who enjoys BBQ and naps in his hammock. Although he does has the ability to turn his arms into tenitcles. His villans will have similar abilites related to Lobsters, and Jelly-Fish. I'm still fleshing out the plot, but its just a fun little comic idea I'm toying around with. Maybe Josh can help me write it out. Feel free to click and download the file. Just leave feedback if you do.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Eric White: And a Dash of Fine Art

Eric's "Hyper -Real" art is full of distortions and exploration of color. He's a little more formal, polished, and traditional in his approuch than other artist featured on this blog so far, but his stuff is still original. He works alot from photographs and he has somehow managed to paint them so well that it not only looks real but you can tell its a painting of a photograph, he captures the colors. texture, and vibe a photograph puts off with his paints. Weird. Anyway I'm probably not making sense, just scope it out. link

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Ed Gorey Site: Up and Running

I finally added my finishing touches to the Ed Gorey Flash site I've been working on. It's my first fullyloaded flash website, and I realize the navigation could be confusing to some. Check it out, pa-rouse his bio, read "The Beastly Baby" located in the "works" page, and be sure and give me some feedback. link.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Ladies and Gentlemen

The Amazing Esao Andrews has updated his site:
Also, here is an interview from pixel surgeon.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Originally uploaded by screth.
This past weekend I escaped the city and went to Yosemite for my first time.

Marcos Chin: glamorous art

He's similar to James Jean in style, but doesn't have the same flair. Still pretty interesting stuff. link

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Stephen Wiltshire: autistic, artistic, savant

I've always been interested in autistic savants, especially artistic ones. I've read about musical savants who can sit down and play on a piano any melody/song/composition they've just heard verbatim. And as far as visual artist savants go I haven't been able to find much. There was some articles about a young girl who could draw a perfectly proportional horse and rider at like age 5 or somehting from memory, and she'd start with the horse's feet not the rider's head, and she wouldn't do any type of plotting out of the composition or anything. Pretty wild.

Now check out this guy Stephen Wiltshire. I'd love to see a panoramic photo placed above his drawing just to be able to compare.
There's another video of his of him drawing Tokyo from memory to, here's that link

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Experimenting with H2O color

A recent experiment with water color. I just painted on some old construction paper, so it warped and rippled alot. Not a very good scan job either. But you get the idea.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Style of Marco Cibola

Marco's an illustrator and a designer. He's the prefect mix, on one hand he's got an amazing personalized illustrative style, and on the other hand he can do legit, official, slick business web design with just the right amount of his creative flair without bothering the client. All in all a pretty versatile and talented desinger/illustrator. Be sure and check out both his design and illustration work link

oh, and of-course...he's Canadian to.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

DJ xDAMEONx: The Works of David Lefler

I put up a real basic site to showcase some of Dave's work. The site is "blah", but Dave's stuff is anything but "blah". If you see him, or talk to him, tell him you enjoyed his stuff. link

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Originally uploaded by screth.
From my first photo adventure after moving to California. This is at the Hayward Regional Shoreline.