Farmers Market Collection – Block Prints

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Etsy Products, Journal Entries | No Comments
Farmers Market Collection – Block Prints

The Farmers Market Collection print is inspired by my love for fresh and locally sourced fruits and vegetables. Nashville has a great Farmers Market that I visit as often as I can. I know it sounds cheesy but I love walking through the market picking out seasonal ingredients to bring home for my own recipes. ...

Death’s Head Hawkmoth – Bandana

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Etsy Products, Journal Entries | No Comments
Death’s Head Hawkmoth – Bandana

The Death’s Head Hawkmoth has to be one of the creepiest insects there is. You will find this species the most feared species of moth most notably because of its associations with the supernatural. For example, you will find it mentioned in classic gothic literature such as Bram Stokers Dracula. The Death’s Head Hawkmoth Bandana ...

Trick or Treat – Block Print

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Etsy Products, Journal Entries | No Comments
Trick or Treat – Block Print

And so it’s here, my favorite holiday season. I love Halloween for so many reasons. The leaves are turning colors as the cool breeze blows them from the trees. It’s the time of year where it is perfectly acceptable to watch classic horror movies ever night, all night. It’s the first time of the year ...

Campfire Tales – Block Print

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Etsy Products, Journal Entries | No Comments
Campfire Tales – Block Print

Campfire Tales is inspired from my favorite time of year. Fall is a time to gather friends & family around the campfire and share tales of ghosts and all matter of spooks. Everything from the sounds of the crackling fire to the scent of smoldering hickory, it’s time to enjoy a sip of premium bourbon ...

Failure Tour – Nashville

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Journal Entries | No Comments
Failure Tour  – Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, September 30th at the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. Hearing a success story is just hearing a story, but learning about failure, is learning a life lesson. This fall Mark “Hollywood” Brickey is hitting the road with his friends to share their greatest failures. Hear the tall tales of ...

Mandala Sugar Skull – Block Print & Tanks

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Etsy Products, Journal Entries | No Comments
Mandala Sugar Skull – Block Print & Tanks

Inspired by the ancient Eastern symbol of the universe, the Mandala Skull embodies the essence of a pure mind and spirit. It is said that the mind is “a microcosm representing the divine powers at work in the universe.” “The Mandala Sugar Skull” combines that eastern philosophy with the sugar skull which is prevalent in ...

AID-AM – You’re so cool

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Journal Entries | No Comments
AID-AM – You’re so cool

AID-AM is a wrap. I sat down with Mark Brickey and AIDPodcast this morning and I can guarantee that the conversation will not disappoint. As Mark put it, we are two hillbillies cut from the same DNA cloth of the south. As you could imagine, there are many twists and turns on this road to ...

Straw Castle on AIDPodcast-AM

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Journal Entries | No Comments
Straw Castle on AIDPodcast-AM

On Monday Morning, August 4th, I will be sitting down with Mark Brickey for the 6th installment of AID-AM (the younger brother Adventures in Design Podcast, which is in its 43rd episode). If you are not familiar with AIDPodcast, it’s one of the premier design related podcasts. AID demystifies the business of freelance design and ...

Miller High Life / Harley Davidson – Time Lapse Artwork

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Journal Entries | No Comments
Miller High Life / Harley Davidson – Time Lapse Artwork

As the Miller High Life / Harley Davidson Artist Series of collectible cans campaign comes to a close, I thought I’d put together a little time lapse video for the creation of my “Long Live the Pursuit – Eagle” design. I love that I have had the opportunity to work with the folks at Miller ...

Adding Realistic Textures to Digital Illustration

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Journal Entries, Q&A | No Comments
Adding Realistic Textures to Digital Illustration

I was recently asked : How do you go about adding realistic textures to digital illustration? I think the best way to add texture to your digital art is to create custom texture from your own surroundings. I thought answering this question would be the perfect opportunity to create a video tutorial on how I ...