Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I'm looking to sell my services.

Hi everyone, I find myself in a situation where I'm going to need to some new hardware, very soon. (It could also ease the burden of getting some Christmas presents for my girls, depending on what kind of response I get.) And the solution would be to sell some art. I've done some MOD portrait and some standard portraits of people in the past.  You can see these both below. And I would love to do those for you.

What I'm asking is $20 for the black and white MOD or standard portrait, and $40 for color.  These are all done digitally, so I'll send you the digital file. The file is large enough for hi resolution printing. A smaller file will be included that can be used for your profile picture. The dimensions of the file will be 8" x 10".

Payment would be easiest through Paypal to floatingislandstudios@gmail.com.  You can also contact me through that address if you have any questions.

In addition to these, I've also done quite a few custom art pieces for people. Those are generally negotiated based on what's requested.




















Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Wonder of it all..... or at least some of it.

Trying out a new project. A lot of things in this world have been bugging me lately and so I'm going to try and put it into an illustration of sorts. It might be too ambitious, but I'll never know unless I try... and I have not been doing nearly enough of that. Well, anyway, here's the first rough sketch.


Monday, September 8, 2014

If you wait until you're ready, then you'll never get it done.

... or something of the sort. Basically, I'm forcing myself to draw Seedlings related things. I've been frozen for months now. Not sure where to go. Scared of what I might not be able to do. Scared that it might be "Too Much" at this point.... but I can't do it that way. My art is part of the healing. It's a way to focus my world into a stream. To follow the grain that I was meant to follow. And even though I'm afraid of it, I have to do it. So here's a tortured out sketch study of Fitzgerald from Seedlings. Not much, but it's a start.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

My little tribute to Robin Williams

Over the years, Robin Williams gained mythic proportions in my mind. There was nothing he touched that didn't turn into gold. As I grew up and gained awareness of myself, I discovered that there were reasons I felt this kindred connection. We have both struggled mightily with mental illness and we have both tried to use our skills as entertainers to treat/share/hide/deal with it. (His career was just slightly more successful than mine.)

When I heard what happened, a part of me was crushed and broken, and still is at this point. To learn that someone who I identified so strongly with over the years was suddenly gone. Gone. And under those circumstances. That such a strong personality could just one day be gone........I felt like I was trapped under the weight of the entire ocean, with it's dark depths pressing in from all sides.... then I slowly realized something.

He wasn't gone.

He had left something behind.

One of Hunter's favorite movies was Robots and Robin Williams played the character Fender, who I drew above. Fender, like almost all of Robin Williams's characters elevated that movie. Helped it to transcend into another level.

We have his shows, movies, stand up and quotes. We have pieces of his soul that he ripped from his chest and shared with the world. His influence will continue to influence this world and make it brighter and happier because of it.


Monday, August 11, 2014

10 min face

Just a quick sketch on my break.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Screen shot from Seedlings. Issue 2

Zoomed in a bit on one panel. I just like the way the boys are standing there.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Inspired by Big Hero 6

Cecilia never quite understood why people were afraid of her. Sure, she was a giant snow spirit capable of unleashing blizzards that could cover half of the continent, but she was basically a good person.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Quick sketch studies

Here's some quick dynamic sketches I did to try and get myself back into Seedlings mode.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Some mental cleansing

And this is what happens when you put an artist's tool in my hands when I can't sleep and have taken pain medication for my ankle.

Some quick hand studies


Thursday, July 10, 2014

I think I caught a touch of The Manga.

Or: What happens when you try and change the drawing so it's not so freaky looking.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Patience

Just a quick 5 minute sketch of an old friend sitting under a tree on a hill waiting for my attention to turn once again to him and his wanderings.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Baldur, Honorary Guardsman to Father Tree

Baldur was born with a form of dwarfism that stunted the growth of his legs. He existed on the outskirts of the tribe, not given a role and having to forage for himself.

It wasn't until he saved a young group of children who had wandered too far into the grasslands, that the tribe finally noticed the stoic Baldur. He lost an arm and nearly lost his life fighting off a Slink Tiger in that act of selfless bravery. After that, they gave him the role of Honorary Guardsman to the Father Tree. 

Baldur took this role with great pride and showed a keen eye in spotting any predators or storms that might threaten the tribe. Later on in his life, he even refused to retire in luxury as an elder, preferring to keep his hair band and staff and stand guard until his legs finally failed him.

Many songs are sung of Baldur and he is a source of inspiration when it comes to teaching young ones about overcoming the greatest odds in life.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Commission for my uncle.

It's based on a cartoon from the New Yorker, around 20 years ago, from the back of his mind. He wanted me to do it for a birthday card.

I'm trying to decide if it would have been funnier to have switched the two and put the nerd behind the counter.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Creation Therapy

Thought I would try my hand at some prose tonight. I'm really pleased with how it's turning out. Of course, I can't create anything without it spilling over into the drawing side, so here's a concept of an Air Whale that will exist in this new world o' mine.


Sprout

A little toddler from Seedlings. Never appears in the story, but just some fleshing out of the world this story takes place in.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Spidey

Here's my Spider-Man from FCBD a couple weeks.  Just now got around to posting it. As far as main stream characters are concerned, I'm really pleased with the way he turned out.

Nothing but a 4h pencil and Pentel Jet Brushpen.  And a really windy day that liked to lift the paper up into my brush.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Blast from the Past - or - How Not to Actually Organize For a Garage Sale

Here's a few non pictures I found. Some song lyrics/poem I wrote and a quote from one of my journals. I think these must have been over 15 years old because both were from before I met my wife.

Song/poem:

Your eyes say what your lips won't
I know your heart, I feel so close
to breaking down the wall... the wall.

The night we shared, not a word was said
your heart was screaming but your head said no
Fool! God speaks to the heart,
Your soul knows all
and I know your heart
I'm breaking down the wall

A lifetime together and where are we know?
Our minds won the war, our hearts must bow.
Fool! God speaks to the heart
your soul knows all
and I know your heart.
I'm breaking down the wall.

quote:

Why do I sit here in the dark waiting for the next spark to come and light my way home?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

From the basement.... literally

Here's some artwork that I came across while going through the basement getting ready for the garage sale. This is just a small sample of it, but I just thought it was neat to find art that I've done 10 years ago, more or less.