Thursday, August 28, 2008


     My newest novelty item. The butts are real for now untill I can figure out a way to make fake ones. ( but I will always have the 'real action' ones because that was really the whole idea )

      Like most of the novelty items I come up with I really get excited about designing the right kind of package  and making the design fit into a certain era. I had the idea 4 years ago and started to collect butts for it. I was waiting on creating the art because I was waiting to find that classic image I had in my head of the teeth-clenched seargent with the broken dangling cigarette in his lips, but could never find one. So I finally bit the bullet and just drew it myself. I was planning to ink the drawing traditionally, but for the heck of it I tried to see how it would look if I drew out the black inks on the computer in Adobe Illustrator with my mouse.(Its all outline vectors) It happened really fast. The lettering is Dom Casual and the colors kinda instantaneously appeared. I think I captured that cheap toy plastic dollar store (drug store in the old days) look.  I am really happy with how it all came together though I've only been able to make two packages so far as it's hard to find good butts these days.  
Soon available at the NAKFACTORIUM on my website.

Definitely OUT THERE

     This is a new drawing done in Conte pencil. It is 8 1/2  x  11 inches and is part of a series of 9 other drawings I did last summer. This one never got completed until I started to chip away at it throughout this past month. Like most of the other ones it can be viewed multi-directional, but I like this one as a vertical most. I'll let you think which is best for you.  

Bacon Bookmarks

New Bacon Book marks are Here! Shaped and looks like the real m'coy. It also opens up like a note card. You can purchase them on my website.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Nobody Writes Anymore

Loose Leaf No.3    22 x 28 in     acrylic on canvas

Loose Leaf No.4    30 x 36 in.    acrylic on canvas

     Here are a couple paintings from a new series of work that I just started and am super pumped about. Though I have 7 completed so far I have barely scratched  the surface of all what I foresee that this series could entail. All of them will be titled Loose Leaf No.1,2,3,etc. but the overall series will be titled Nobody Writes Anymore. This series is an offshoot of my Still Life (moving life) paintings where I have sometimes had loose leafs placed on a larger table surface. 
     By using the graphic platform of the Loose Leaf note paper these paintings are basically about communication on a few different levels. Through symbols and writing I want to instill a sense of mystery back into the hand written note or doodle. I want these notes and fragments that could be from a child, student, scientist, writer or artist to imply that there is a larger dialogue taking place that we can partake and share in to ask a question and investigate further into what I have presented in fragment. In time I hope that more people will look upon their own doodles as something important to look at.
     These paintings are all meticulously designed. There are no actual doodles or pieces of notes that really exist of these paintings. In time I may search out past notes of mine to copy what already exists in miniature but this I feel would be a simple thing. I am after something a bit more and want to create a larger arena of dialogue through various levels in the paintings that I foresee to come out of this series.