This is the Toys For Tots logo with monsters and a cowboy. They are helping the Marines take Santa by train to underprivileged kids all over the us.
Uncle sam is flying his trusty f‑86 Saber through Korean airspace. This jet is from the era when pilots flew by the seat of their pants and outmaneuvered bad guys within visual range in old fashioned dogfights. I love the 50s. Americans were cool and smart back then and the USA was the king of the world. People forget that North Korea and China invaded the South to start the Korean war. I find it odd that 86 is American slang for getting rid of something and that 86 is also the phone code for dialing China.
I love the Beatles. I have been a fan for as long as I can remember. Their movie Yellow Submarine is great. It has a subversive 70s stream of consciousness hippy imagination running wild narrative. The art director was Heinz Edelmann. RIP Mr. Edelmann. I love all of his psychedelic critters and inventions. They are so simple and perfect. All you need is love. And the internet. And spotify.
I listen to them on spotify almost daily. I like their later work the most with its ruthless inventiveness and sarcastic bent. It is hard to believe that 4 kids from England made so much world changing music.
This is a blue Aventador — a Lamborghini hypercar. I like how sharp and dangerous it looks. It has edges that do beautiful things to the light that strikes them. Cars in 2018 are exquisite rolling works of art. It is also a throwback to the Countache — the first supercar I remember from when I was a kid. In my work there is a dichotomy — I have a whimsical airbrush style of monsters and critters and also a more formal style that focuses on hyper realistic paintings of shiny objects and machines.
This is a realistic digital painting of a silver Lamborghini Diablo from the side. It is the quintessential 90s supercar. It is fast and impractical and at the time it was a hightech all wheel drive minimalist mid-engine car. By today’s standards it is a very simple, somewhat slow and spartan car.