Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Card

I made this interactive Christmas card for my work. The music was done by Zach Carr. Be sure and click around on it and try it out, it's "interactive". Link
make sure your speakers are on...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

portfolio site

I probably shouldn't post this yet because its not where I want it to be functionality wise, but I thought I'd share it with you all for feedback, advice, and constructive criticism. I'm already fixing a lot of its flaws in a second version coming soon. Don't really share this link with too many people, I'm not ready to really "show the world", but do leave feedback if you have any recommendations.

My illustration work is kinda hidden in my "about", but I've been encourage to make it one of my main galleries. What do you think?

PS> For those SPACE ANT fans out there, there's a link to some of the stuff in here for old time sake. I still need to revamp though. So get you're updated works ready for the return of the "spant".

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Thomas Allen Pop Up Photos

This guy takes old books, cuts out the figures then photographs them. Really cool stuff.

More Photos

Friday, December 07, 2007

Stop Motion Cut Out Paper

I've always wanted to experiment with this stuff but I just don't have the time. I liked seeing the stop motion use of ice animation.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Just a suggestion...

I think it would be fun to have a contest of some sort....maybe not even a contest but some sort of Christmas art display to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Or you can shut down the idea too. I don't care. I'm just bored at the moment so it sounds fun. tralala.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Chris Reccardi - Deep Sea Retro

Wow! This guy is amazing. Too bad his site is so clunky and slow. Maybe I should talk to him about making a new one. His style is super mod, and notably similar to an artist named "SHAG". (We need to feature SHAG on here sometime, maybe Zach can.) I like this guy Chris Reccardi's stuff almost better than Shag's, probably due to our smilier interests in content (retro synthesizers and deep sea creatures). His color palettes are amazing. I wonder what medium he does these in?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


I hesitated even posting this. It was more of an experiment than anything else.

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Black Apple-ETSY

O.k., so this one is really girly-so bear with me boys. Her name is Emily Martin and she runs a shop on ETSY called "The Black Apple". She mostly does paintings of big eyed, sad looking girls, hedgehogs and forest creatures. The main reason I am bringing her up isn't so much the art (even though I DO love it) but, because she has taken her talent and her passion and turned it into a career. She does her art and runs her ETSY shop full time and probably makes really good money doing it. I'm jealous. Anyways, if you haven't yet, you should check out ETSY and if you are the creative type you should consider selling some of your stuff on it - I created a shop not too long ago and I am well pleased.

Here is the link to The Black Apple Blog:LINK

Plus here is a link to ETSY:LINK

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Fackrell Brothers

I recently finished a website for some friends of mine graduating from Art Center. It was a refreshing project, they let me basically do what I thought would look good, and wanted alot of my illustartions in there. LINK

And here's a link to another movie project I worked on with them Blood-O-Ween

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Learning from Denise Scott Brown

I'm currently reading "Learning From Las Vegas," which is a study of Las Vegas' architecture by a a group from the Yale School of Art and Architecture in the 70's. It's a fascinating read namely because it examines the Strip and gives it more significance than the glitterly urban sprawl we usually associate it with. The designs in it are what I want to share, though. DSB graphically depicts aspects of the Strip that are genius. She shows the importance of the sign, symbol, and building in relation to speed (walking and driving) and creates maps that would otherwise only be conceivable through real perspective.

Camilla Engman

I was given permission to add a womans touch to this blog-so here is my attempt! I hope that no one is disappointed-I think that Camilla Engman is an awesome artist with great added quirkiness without being too over the top.

Here is the link to her website:Camilla Engman

Monday, October 22, 2007

Attempted Photography

I'm not a photographer, but I thought I'd share a few photos from a trip I made to St. George Utah last weekend. Below is a test I did using my Camera's panorama mode.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Photographer Joey Lawrence

I came across a pretty cool photographer named Joey Lawrence yesterday. His work is amazing, and the fact that he is only 17 years old makes me want to stop what I'm doing and give up. Oh and yes, he's Canadian.

Joey Lawrence

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sony Bravia: Color Campange

I think it was Breck who posted these guys' previous ads. This is their latest. I really enjoy their stuff. This was not done with computer animation. I watched the "making of" video. You can check it out and the other ads in hi-res on the their slick flash site. link

Friday, October 12, 2007

Nose Bleeder

Here's a recent illustration I've made. I've been in a real old Punk Rock mood lately. Its all I feel like listening to. Its similar to my phases with food. One month I'll eat non-stop pasta, the next month its turkey sandwiches. I'm the same with music. This month its all "The Clash", "Generation X" (check'em out if you haven't, its early Billy Idol), "Rancid", "Op Ivy", and even some of "The Kinks". Who knows maybe next month I'll be pure Patsy Cline?

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Michael Sieban: Beautifully Odd

This guys pretty big right now, but he deserves it. I wish I could watch him time-lapse start to finish one of his peices.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Rama Hughes: plethora of work

Basically a wacky guy who loves to draw. Read his bio, its peppered with wild little facts/stories from his life.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

Simon Oxley: Illustration and ideas from Fukuoka Japan

I usually don't get into this super anime-esk illustrator artwork, although it is all the rave nowdays, but this guy's characters made me smile.

His site LINK

His istock stuff LINK (There are more of his characters barried in here)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Chase Jarvis - Ninjas

Amazing lifestyle photographer does a ninja photo shoot for his portfolio.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Skate or Die: Resurrected

I'm making a goofy little skating game at my job, and I thought I'd share the test file with you all. For now you can just watch, but soon I'll share a link where you can actually play. I just need to finish programing it.


Sunday, August 05, 2007

Travis Millard: Wanna Fight?

This guy does some wacky doodle-esk artwork of everything. His "fights" are my personal favorites. He made me want to start anohter sketchbook. LINK

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Wes Anderson: Creative Creature

This is his newest film due out in Sep (i think?), I'm excited to say the least.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Dan James: Ghost Shrimp

Dan James blows my hair back! His signature style is all over the "Adventure Time"backgrounds.


Thursday, June 28, 2007


I recently finished a site for my buddy Dave. It's still getting a few tweeks worked out on it. Scope it out, and be sure to e-mail him if you liked his stuff. Artists need feedback friends.

Thats real 60 year old human-hair on those shrunken heads.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Mark Mothersbaugh: Creative Crustacean

As if his music wasn't creaive outlet enough, Mark Mothersbaugh the man behind the music in Devo, Pee-Wee's Playhouse and all the Wes Anderson Films is also a compulsive artist, and creates several postcard artworks a day. They're captivating, diverse, and bizarre. He's doing a show in Denver this Sat, I wish i could go see them in person. In more and more ways he reminds me of Zach Carr.


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Brain [Brian] Cronin: fantastico!

Impressive in every way: His flash site is super slick and top notch (site designed by Bernie Lalande), as well as distinctly original, plus his content is amazing, and on top of it all he's mega productive. (Click his next page arrow under the gallery window, he's got over 890 illustrations in his collection section alone!) He's wild, I'd like to met him, and see how he does it.

Friday, May 11, 2007

CHRIS RYNIAK: Marvelous Monsters

This guy's stuff reminds me of Dave Lefler's. Be sure and check out all his sections "newer, older, 3D..etc" I'm tempted to buy his book. Anyway here's his link. enjoy

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Portfolio Website Coming Soon....

Here's my "splash page" flash swf file, its the only thing I could put up on photobucket that would function from my portfolio site, but when I've returned from Guatemala this summer, any money I have left will go toward purchasing a domain and site host so I can share with you all my new portfolio site. So until then, enjoy this link.

Notice and try-out the "refresh background" button in the top right. I've programmed the background to re-generate each time completely different than the previous click. Each click you'll get a 100% original orginization of elements.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Chris Jordan - Running the Numbers

I first saw Chris' book "In Katrinas Wake" and his images of the damage Hurricane Katrina left in Louisiana. I just recently came across his site with photos that show the huge amounts of american mass consumption, and a second series that show the amounts of man made product that is used daily, hourly, yearly, etc. You can check his stuff out here:

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Yet Another Experimental Animation

Here I used a program called Moho, it was pretty easy, and I think I could do some cool stuff if I mess around with it enough.

Illustration Friday: Green

This weeks theme on Illustration Friday was "green". I did a different drawing of a gangsta flapping "Green-backs" around and standing infront of marijuana plants all done in different green colors, but I thought it was a little too edgy for Illustration Friday. This version was easier to swallow.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Recent Animation

Experimenting with FLASH animation. There's music so it may take a sec to load. Its really short, just a demo clip, I was trying to figure out running. His arms are super robotic, but it made me laugh. Enjoy:

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Ji Lee: "Power" in design

Ji Lee—South Korean born, Brazilian raised, NY art student—is an incredible conceptual designer. His professional work is cool, but his independent projects are what's most attractive. He created a typeface called "Wens" that is super and bends the horizons in language, text and imagery: producing images and text through a self-repeating and innate nature—the above image reads "POWER," self-reflexively, over and over. I'm really into these conceptual designs and pattern productions at the moment.

Check it:

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Site Update

I found a few spare minutes and updated my new old site. I know I really need more photos on there, but if you have any feedback on the layout, navigation, etc. that'd be great too!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Illustration Friday: "Snap Shot"

A co-worker recently introduced me to this blog called "Illustration Friday" that gives insentive for productivity.

"Illustration Friday is a weekly illustration challenge. A topic is posted every Friday and then participants have all week to come up with their own interpretation."

Then you're supposed to link your illustration for that week and let viewers check it out and comment, and people network, and get jobs through it. I saw it as a fun excuse to be productive in my illustration. The theme this week was "Snap" so heres my first attempt intitled "Snap Shot", deciding on colors was by far the most difficult part.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

ERIC CARL: designed illustration

Pretty versatile, and colorful stuff

PS> So I picked up an issue of Juxtapoz yesturday and saw that they have featured like 4-5 of the artists we've put on the Blog recently, and they even used the same sample peices from each artist that we used. Maybe they've been checking The Abominable Art blog for artists and stories. We should be getting some money from them. In anycase, good job gang, we're professional level bloggers. (as far as noting and posting new top talent)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Chema Madoz

One of my professors just introduced me to the super creative work of Chema Madoz. I love his use of extremely ordinary objects to create something new.


Monday, March 19, 2007

maintaining your attention: Jeff Wall

Not only is the FLASH site alone a beautiful work of art, but his photos are super inthralling. To navigate, click the small side arrow on the right of each photo. I don't often post up Photo sites, but I should more often, there is some amazing stuff going on with photography these days.


Thursday, March 15, 2007

George Lange

George Lange shoots some of the greatest portraits I've ever seen.

Check out his photo flipbook.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sewing with the Wife

Me and Abbey made these bibs together with her new sewing machine. Sewing is actually super fun and has lots of possibilities. Sewing a steady solid stitch is alot harder than you'd think. I admire my sewing friends.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Artist/Programer: Joshua Davis

I should have posted this guy up a long time ago. I was exposed to him through a teacher, who actually managed to get Mr Davis himself to come give a two day workshop up here at Utah State University. He's super FLASH actionscript code savey and he creates a bunch of images and writes the code in the program to go in and randomly grab various images/patterns and shapes hes drawn and color, rotate and resize them. He then slightly tweeks and adjust the final products as needed. His stuff it amazing, and its even neater to watch the program create them on the spot. Everytime he hits enter it produces another 100% original compostion ad you don't know what it'll throw together next. He's a creative genius.

His website has stuff from way back when and you can see how he was a total trend setter. His 2004 stuff is what people are finally getting to now in design.

He's the originator of most navagation styles. The magnification effect on the dock in most Mac systems for example. That was him.

Here's his sight link

Here's a series of those randomly generated artworks he does. Check these out for sure

Monday, February 26, 2007


I know you're probably sick of my post about BLU, but the guy is just so rad. Heres a recent video post showing him in action. I wondered how he actually did those gigantic murals. His technique is pretty basic. He just tapes a wide brush to a super long stick to draw the dark outlines and details. I thought the video really captured the quiet, tense-ness of what he does. I'm excited for his documentary of thier Latin America trip to come out.
video link

Dane Hansen of Pizza Manor

Made this little music video that is worth artfully watching.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

S P A C E A N T m a g a z i n e .com

....has landed

check it out. It ended up being a ton of work, but hopefully it works okay.

leave feedback if you're nice


Saturday, February 10, 2007

Brendan Monroe: Boogers, Vomit, Hemoglobin

This guy's style is so soft, mellow, and just captivating. His content is super silly (especially in his painting section). things I read it as was, blood cells moping, vomit consoling a human with hugs, junk/pollution swimming, a hotdog/poop trying to find something to cover up with, virusis (microscopic) floating about like clouds. I just was inthrawled by his content, and execution. I'd love to have like a huge print of those virus ones hanging in my living room. For sure checkout his paintings.


Sunday, February 04, 2007

Jen Corace: Girls and Snakes

I'm not sure, but I think she's using watercolor on a textured watercolor paper, although it looks kinda collage-ish at times. Check it out and make a guess.


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Matt Cipov: Animal Lover

This guys pretty goofy, I like his textures, and collage work. His line art is kinda blocky and it contrasts the organic shapes of animals. Its just fun stuff. He has some cool wallpapers you can downlaod and masks you can even print out in his "total bonus" section. Heres the link to his site

unrelated side-note: check out the band "Small Sails", they are playing in Provo March 29th