Thursday, March 15, 2018

Surf Maneki Neko

Are you feeling lucky? This cat is! I'm pretty sure that I'm going to screenprint this but I'm also considering making stickers or t-shirts. I've considered putting in more Japanese type but I think this is good enough for now. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

BJ Penn Vs my Boxing Chicken

I'll be the first to admit that I know next to nothing about MMA fighting but since moving to Hawaii it's hard not to know who BJ Penn is. Here he is posing with my friend Jess at the Exhibit Gallery in Downtown Hilo holding my "Boxing Chicken" screen print!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Humuhumunukunukuapua a

Pen and ink work for my next "Fish I see while Snorkeling" print series. This the Humuhumunukunukuapuaa. Say that three times fast or even once for that matter. It's the State fish of Hawaii and is known as the Reef Triggerfish in English. These guys can be really colorful, but I think I'm going to screen print this image I'll either get creative with transparent separations or limit the amount of colors I use. I'll post the color mock-up as soon as it's ready. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Surf Chipmunks!

Here are the inks for the latest print in the surf series I'm working on. I'll be working up the screen print separations tomorrow. I'm think this may be a three color print. I might put some text along with it. There are no chipmunks on the islands as far as I know but drawing chipmunks is so much fun.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Hawaiian Idol

I've been trying to identify and memorize the local reef fish for when I go snorkeling and was having a terrible time at it. Sure, I could buy a guide book, but what's the fun in that. So, I started taking pictures of them with my GoPro and then taking to the inter webs to figure out what they were. I figured if I drew them too, that would come as close as possible to permanently installing them in my noggin.

This fish is a Moorish Idol. They're a pretty common site when I go snorkeling and a pretty, weird fish.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Jungle Fowl the Surf is UP!

Jungle Fowl Surfer.
If you have ever been to Hawaiian islands, you’ll know there are no lack of wild chickens “Jungle Fowl”. This Rooster is ready to hit the waves. This will be a two color print with the bright red as a transparent separation.
Limited edition Silkscreen Print
11×14 on Paper