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Some fun doggy doodles

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My Etsy store is open!

Posted by eyeofthehurricane99 on April 30, 2010

Hey, look- he’s alive and painting still!

Honestly, been so busy working that I’ve been unable to post much lately. But more coming soon, honest.

Heck, I’ve got a two month backlog of stuff to show ya!

But on to the store…

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I’ve got a few pieces up, with more to come that I’m working on, as well as my first book!

Aaaaand, very importantly, you can request custom work there- commissions, portraits of your family or pets, you name it!

Just click to view my profile and there’s a ‘request custom item’ button on the right side.

(or go here: )

Take a peep and let me know what you think!

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Art show Mar 5-7 (this Friday!)

Posted by eyeofthehurricane99 on March 4, 2010

The Flat Iron arts building in Wicker Park is having its spring ’10 smARTshow

1579 N Milwaukee in  Chicago

Friday Mar 5th from 6-10 Sat 12-10 and Sun 12-6 I’ll be there most of the weekend!

My work is showing in Gallery 203- including art and animation, my new book, my crazy animation machine and the return of the

BIG PINK PAINTING!George Berlin animation art kids fun funny funk trucks hearts perty

Also, my band Black Bottle Junction is playing Saturday around 8 pm with those awesome awesome rocker chicks Half Mad Poet in Studio 222 where my friend Kevin Lahvic, the fantastical artist has his fantastical work! C’mon down and let’s boogie!

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Facebook profile cartoons!

Posted by eyeofthehurricane99 on March 3, 2010

Look at me! I’m giving away cartoons to use on your Facebook profile!

These folks all got one:

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Want one?

Friend me up on Facebook and I’ll just give  you one FREE!

and become a fan of my art here to see updates and cool stuff I’m working on:

Also, if anyone wants a portrait commissioned, I’m your guy! One of the couples in the cartoons above has

hired me to make a painting of their cartoon for over the sofa in their home!

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Holiday Art Commissions! (part 2)

Posted by eyeofthehurricane99 on December 29, 2009

As I mentioned last time…

There’s more Holiday art commissions!

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This, my friends, is Marley. This painting is about 6 x 6.

Odd little story- Marley actually lives in the same building as I do. And he’s a great doggie!

But, uh, for some reason he and MY dog just absolutely hate each other. My dog will start barking a half block away at Marley. They somehow

just met and decided, nope I don’t like you!

I think it’s the fact that they’re both about the same size- dogs just want to fight with anyone about the same size. Weird, I know.

Here’s a taste of the photo reference I got for this painting:

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I kind of grabbed the general stance from this one. Dogs are always so funny to me- the way they never really walk straight forward, like

they’re always looking back over their shoulders for something funner to do. That and this picture has that look like, hey… let’s go over here!

I had a few other photos of him on the beach, etc which were a great help with some of his look, placement of spots, and so on…

but I took a lot of the attitude from this one right here:

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C’mon, how do you not love a face like that, huh? And that tongue- man, it’s like a huge slab of ham or something!! Just this monster pink

thing hanging out of his face. Love it!

Kind of reminds me of my own dog, all tired from playing when we went camping (which I doodled right here)

Here’ some of my sketches of Marley:

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I picked the bottom one, obviously.

The top one was from a line of sketches that worked off of the tongue hanging out.

I think in most of them he looks too big- like he’s a brown lab or something. He’s only about 50 lbs and

in those he looked more like 90 lbs. That and he looked a bit too dumb there.

His owner Jason like the bottom one better (especially the slightly mischievous look on his face) but had me

slim him down a bit and bring his tail up like he’s  happy.)

So there ya are- any one have a pet they’d like painted? Gimme a holler…

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Holiday art commissions! (part 1)

Posted by eyeofthehurricane99 on December 28, 2009

So, I told ya last time…

…that we’d see some holiday art commissions after my lengthy absence due to insane work obligations.

And here they are!

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This one was for my friend Cheri to give to her partner Amber for Xmas. Amber is apparently rather fond of chocolate chip cookies,

I’m told.

I’ve painted a number of pieces for the two of them, including the following painting of  cherry pie I made for them last year sometime

(since her name is Cheri):

These are both about 4 x 4 on gallery profile canvas, so they’ve got designs painted on the sides, as well.

The cookies have chocolate chips on the sides and the pie has stemmed cherries lining the sides.

I painted the cookie painting so it feels like a set with the pie painting. Same color plate, about the same framing and that same shiny

feel to the highlights, etc. That and the designs along the side made them feel pretty good together, I think.

I added the milk more to balance the composition than anything else. Unless the cookies were piled high, they’d be pretty wide or long

for a square canvas, so the milk added some nice height to go along with a wider row of cookies.

That and, dernit, I’m really proud of the color of those cookies! I worked pretty hard on getting them just the right shade for chocolate

chip cookies. I remember saying the same thing about the crust on that pie…

I’ve seen so many of those really bad food paintings on, say, the side of a hot dog/ hamburger place where the meat or bun is just such a

weird inedible color that it makes me not want to eat there. Blecch.

So I think paintings of food should look, well, tasty. Dontcha think?

They’ve also bought a number of my ‘veggie’ paintings that weren’t commissions, too. I don’t think I have pictures of all of them, but check

out some of the veg’ paintings here:

Just click on the thumbnail of the carrot.

Next time, a pet portrait commission!

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