I love Wacom. They have been making stuff for digital art for as long as I can remember. Their tablets are bulletproof. I have had my trusty intuos 4 for many years. It lives in my bag and gets banged around constantly. It was the first tablet that had 2048 levels of pressure to simulate the sensitivity of natural media. In combination with a good monitor you can make amazingly true to life paintings. It is like a tactile and supple connection to the angular binary digital brain of your computer. I imagine this being a 50 foot shiny metal Popart monument.
I love the Stones. It is amazing how they have managed to stay together this long and continue to make music that is relevant. They still fill arenas allover the world. This is their iconic logo designed by John Pasche . It is easily the best logo in human history. At one glance it is memorable and unique and it symbolizes everything the stones represent. I painted it to look more realistic. Check out their new album – it is amazingly good. edit: BTW this logo wasn’t designed by Warhol.
The earth is sick. It has a cold and a fever. We have had some of the warmest years in history recently. We need to keep an eye on global climate change. It could wipe us out.
This is a digital illustration of a short yellow number 2 pencil. When you draw you don’t need expensive art pencils and heavyweight bound drawing pads. You just need time and cheap common yellow pencils and a ream of cheap printer paper.
This is the Clan McRae Crest Badge. It is a cubit arm grasping a sword with the Latin slogan – With Fortitude. It is highly ironic because I have no fortitude. I am scared of my shadow. I have no grit at all. True story.
I love old Nikes. I remember having some black Nike Air Ballistic Force Highs in highschool. They were the coolest shoes that I ever owned. My dad almost had a stroke when he saw how much my mom paid for them. They were really well made and they still look fresh by today’s standards. To many people who worship hiphop culture sneakers are their connection to eternity – as valid as a form of expression in modern culture as a painting by Basquiat or Warhol or a classic Blues record by Robert Johnson. This is a redesign of the Nike Air Revolution. It is a shiny all red plastic looking pop art sculpture with a Beatles soundtrack and Benday dots. It was influenced by Yeezy’s Red Octobers. On a side note photoshop is great for rendering shiny stuff. Who knew painting silly monsters hones your shoe rendering skills.