I have drawn and painted a few chili peppers but I haven’t been happy with any of them. This one is better. He is a ghost pepper mascot and he is inspired by watching crazy people on Youtube eat Carolina Reapers for views.
I love birds. It is amazing that lifeforms have willed themselves into the air via countless years of minute changes by natural selection. Kingfishers have enormous heads and beaks designed to help them catch fish. The look like cartoons.
This is a Nike Air Max design I did in photoshop. It has the same cheese grater style as the Jordans I did recently. They are a mix of gaudy detail and minimalism. I still need to design the transparent air part of the sole.
This is a painting of an angry blue bull. He is mad because he didn’t take his lexapro. He finds himself getting mad for no reason at all. His anger burns in him like an invisible alcohol fire. It chars his insides to a black powdery crisp.
This is a concept painting of Jordan trainers. I painted them using photoshop and a wacom. It is very much like an old fashion airbrush painting and it is very easy to create dimension. Shoes are very simple to create – starting with a simple silohette you can paint a realistic shoe in minutes. I think $300 shoes are absurd.
I love Buddha. He was like the original self help guru. He didn’t call on magical deities for happiness – or preach that you had to torture yourself to attain enlightenment – he understood that life is suffering and the key to happiness is to let go of the material things that lead to suffering. This is a statue of fat happy laughing Buddha with birds pooping on him.
This is a happy red monster with tentacles and and wings. His tentacles are a jumbled mess like his brain. He gobbles too much junk food. Sugar makes his mind swirly and jittery.
I love listening to birds go off at sunrise in spring. It is like they have been beat down by harsh winter weather and they celebrate the return of warmth and greenery. I live next to a college campus and it is inundated with large old growth trees and songbirds. When I walk outside to go to work I am hit by a deep field of cacophonous echoing happy bird sound that is unlike anything I have heard before. It is like something out of a vast swirling dreamscape where birds are sentient machines and their songs have a secret coded meaning.
I love 90s rap. I remember great records by Ice Cube, De La Soul, Nas, Busta Rhymes and Tribe. I feel like Hip Hop hasn’t progressed much since its golden era in the 90s. It was smart, well produced and made with great skill. Rap is best when it is inventive, funny, thoughtful and peaceful.
This is an illustration of Chris Chan. He is the king of the internet. He became world famous when he had a run in with 4chan a few years ago. He has his own web comic called Sonichu. Hollywood should put him in movies – his life and creations are better than any fiction. He should be selling his outsider art for lots of money.