This started out as a simple little test to see if watercolor would bleed through some tape on bristol board. Continue Reading →
When my wife took it upon herself to paint our kitchen chairs, I kept her company outside and started working on a plank of would i happened to have. By the end of the day we had new chairs, a new painting and the neighborhood kids stayed away for a while.
I went and put all of the bags I had pictures of in a nice little Imgur Gallery and made a post about it on Reddit, thinking it would be a nice little story, and I’d get some attention and some kudos. 5 days later it had gone to the front page on reddit (which is kinda a big deal) and has had over 3 million views. Continue Reading →
‘Most everyday at my day job I end up getting a good half hour to forty-five minutes to sketch away in my sketchbook. Continue Reading →
I’ve been painting some vinyl toys for a friend, will be dropping these in the mail soon. Before that, I thought I’d get some pictures up.
We’ve been watching the Tudors, and I’d sum up the series as follows.
It’s been a long thanksgiving break, I’ve been away from my scanner too long. I’m back now, for now. My latest doodle done up all fancy like is Skeletor.
Fun fact: I think I’ve read that Skeletor is actually he-man’s uncle. Duh duh duh
This 30 day project is really lighting a fire under my butt to tackle some things i’ve left for later.
Day for haz cat meme theme. I can give U catz. You can haz LOLs. Catz no can spel gud.
Designing posters based on movies everyone have seen before is nothing new, neither is boiling them down to a few vectorized elements, setting the title in Helvetica, using a muted colored pallet and calling it minimal or retro. Not that there is anything wrong with it, it can be a fun little exercise. There are are even brilliant examples out there. Continue Reading →
ROAR! My good Arizonian friend went and had a baby boy. So here’s the 1st of three paintings for the little fella. It’s a 16″ x 20″ canvas panel painted in acrylics. Lovingly painted of course.
I was fortunate to be able to be chosen as one of the artists for this year’s Artcrank Minneapolis poster show. Opening night was a blast, if you missed out you missed out. If You haven’t seen my poster here are some shots of it. The show continues will continue through May at:
April 8 – May 6
One On One Bike
117 Washington Ave. N
May 20 – 22
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Studio 355 + Studio 400
So If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, please do so, amazing work was created by some amazingly talented people.
We didn’t see it coming. It was a weekend like any other, some housework, a birthday party, normal suburban family weekend. It hit the boy first, starting with a fever, then quickly becoming a cough. His mother and I tried to comfort him as best we could. That night I went to bed a little achy and with a tightness in my chest, then a little cough – I’ve been infected.
The wife has stayed home with the boy, tending to him. I fear it’s only a matter of time before she succumbs to the sickness as well. I find myself slowly deteriorating with each passing hour. The cough getting a little stronger, feeling more and more run down. Time will only tell if I’m strong enough to fight this off. The boy’s fever has now topped 103. We are bringing him to a doctor, I hope the contagion does not spread to others, but intervention of some sort is needed.
The infection has engulfed the entire house.
My own research, consisting of random internet searches, have left me to conclude that this has mutated from influenza A into a more nefarious strain I’ve labeled influenza zeta. Everyone is shambling through the day, doing what we can to mitigate the fevers and chills best we can, fearing the night. The damned night, in which rest is just a fading memory .
The symptoms my be subsiding, that or I’ve now become so accustomed to this vile infestation that I have now have a new normalcy to operate under. My back hurts.
Long time no blog. In the past, long periods of time between posts are usually related to massive amounts of video game time, and sheer laziness. Not so much this time. I’ve been fortunate enough to be included in this year’s Artcrank poster show. I am beyond excited by it. It’s a pretty cool event and includes some of the Twin Cities most creative people. It’s my first time taking part in something like this. It’s been an enjoyable and daunting experience so far. If everything goes to plan I’ll be sending off the files to have my poster screen printed this week. Big thanks to Chank for creating just the right typeface.
There’s been two other factors factoring in my lack of blogginess. The first, and probably most significant, is that my wife and I are expecting child number two. So far things are progressing as the should, my wife has been battling hyperemesis. It’s an awful affliction, but we are making the best of it and are excited about the arrival of another Dunn.
The second killer of my precious precious free time have been Munnys. These blank slate little vinyl toys have been a wonderful creative change of pace. I’ve finished 2 mini munnys, and have a good half dozen more to work up. On top of that I’ve been commissioned to paint up a gigantic 18″ Mega Munny for a pretty cool company. I’ll post more details and photos when I’m sure it won’t ruffle any feathers.
Also expect more visual stimulation in the up comming days. and stay fancy.
So my son is in day care, and every week they do show and tell based on a letter of the alphabet. Last week was “R” so i drew him a rocket that was colored red. A red rocket if you will. This week is “S” so he gets a snail. Beats tearing photos out of a magazine. Continue Reading →
Happy new year! It’s been a while since i’ve posted something, been a busy boy I have. Will have some big things to announce in the upcoming weeks. Until then going to re-double my efforts to keep up the working on what ever it is I do. I did pick up a glow in the dark mini-munny that will be needing a face, to add to my rooz that is still a blank vinyl canvas. Have been listening to a lot of Flogging Molly and the Decemberists and i think it’s showing up in my sketches. Will it translate to to thing people actually see I don’t know.
This is a little art project that I’ve though of, I notice my son (he’s 3) explore his world, taking in the tiniest insignificant details. Each little discovery is an event, little things are filled with wonder. It’s fun to watch, and I want to add to that, experience it. SO I’ve come up with the idea of creating little drawings and releasing them into wild as I go about my day to day activities. Each one will be done by hand, no two will be identical. I’ll post a photo of them here once they’ve been let go with a note to where they were left. it will hopeful make some people stop and get a brief experience of discovering something new for the first time. If you happen to find one, and find your way here,leave a comment. I’d like to know they’ve ended up in good hands.
Up next were a pair of bears that were both released at the Henry Vilas Zoo, in Madison, WI.
Another zoo. This time Como Park Zoo in St. Paul.
So if you haven’t heard, it’s snowing. A LOT. The house hold is hunkered down for the long haul. Making cookies, and Santa is laying down some christmas cheer.
I was gonna write a big long post about how x-ray scanners, and un-romantic groping by strangers don’t make me feel safer. It turns out that others much better at writing have done so.
*** Update: I didn’t like the colors of my first attempt, and I figured if someone has their hands down my pants, I’m gonna smile.
I’ve got two brothers, one is an Alaskan outdoors man supreme, salmon wrangling, moose stalking conqueror of of America’s last frontier, and he has a wonderful wife and two incredible children. The other is an athletic talented big hearted lug, married to another wonderful wife, and a photographer. I’ve yet to get a request for a salmon wrangling website from the Alaska brother. I did however get one from the photographer brother, so here’s a little portfolio of some of his fantastic shots.
The oil spill is tragic. It is devastating. It has ruined a beautiful part of our planet.
Here’s a poster.
it’s been a while, I’ve been neglecting this for far too long. In my defense, i’ve been busy, getting stuff ready for a third birthday party, getting sick and playing Little big planet. . Its not all been a loss, I’ve managed to put this together.
I’ve mentioned it before the fine people at Lettercult are holding an alphabattle where creative type people creatively come up with creative versions of letters. I was a few days late submitting my “e” so in case it doesn’t get up there I’m putting it up here. I’d put it up hear anyway, i’ll also throw in the letter “D” i had done.
much happier with this iteration. so much so that i made it a teh shell for my new phone. I’ll upload pics when i get the new shell.
So I’ve stumbled across Andrew Zuckerman’s work before (see his Wisdom and Creature project). And his work is best described as hyper-real. It manages to take his subjects and let you see them for every tiny detail, almost without bias. You see the flaws and perfection all at the same time, but it happens to be his new book (or newest to me) that has me saying “Hot Damn”
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