Posts Tagged ‘black & white’


January 7, 2014


I must have been a good boy this year and Nancy sure was kind to me for it. Up above is a coyote skull that she bought for me for the most recent holiday. She sure is awesome…

Anyway, I took today off of work because it was freezing outside (literally) and I did not feel it was a good idea to stand in sub-zero temperatures for over 30 minutes waiting for trains and buses. I ended up mostly bored all day and then I got a bug up my butt to finally do SOMETHING so the entire day didn’t feel wasted. That something was to take some photos of this-here skull. Fun stuff. Next time I am going to attack it with a flash so that it’s got less grain/noise in all the little details.

Hit the jump for more some tasty Black & White photos.


black and white biram.

September 20, 2012

I installed the Wacom onto the “new” computer last night and while doing that I was thinking about all the projects I want to get started on with it. And then it hit me… I never posted the finalized Biram poster here. Well, here it is… finally. This is the completed version of the very large and detailed black/white illustration. I am starting to think about doing a color variation as well. Not sure about it though.

This poster has taken me (I estimate) around 40+ hours to complete. I know for a fact that the shading underneath the bill of the hat took almost 4 hours alone. That’s a lot of stippling and hatching right there. The letter board was at least 10 hours as well. Just thinking back to when I was working on this makes me remember how much my wrist hurt from gripping the little pen-thing and just staring at the screen for hours on end. I am truly proud of this piece though. It’s a fairly large undertaking for someone who doesn’t consider themselves an illustrator in any true sense and the fact that I finished it to this point really says something about my love for the project and Biram’s all-around badass music.

Anyway, hit the jump for some insane detail shots and to see the final piece.


linocuts, the man with no name finals: round one.

May 6, 2012

Last weekend I made my first round of “Man With No Name” linoleum cut prints. It took a while to get all the photos uploaded and sorted but here it is. I don’t feel that I need to go into much detail because I explained the process in the previous post and the mass amount of photos kind of show it all for me.



the gazing eyes of an illustrated hillbilly.

March 30, 2012

Another little preview of the Scott H. Biram poster. It’s coming along pretty smoothly but there are some sections within it that are just brutal. Lots of cross-hatching and stipling. A big job this most certainly is…

some more macro for ya.

February 9, 2012

Up above is a small preview of some new macro shots of mine from this past weekend. Nothing too crazy, just some random photos and items from the bathroom. I’m still trying to learn exactly how this all works and figuring out the settings needed to make a decent macro photo. Confusing sometimes for sure. Check in with Empty Seats to scope out the photos this week and next.

a few more tests.

January 18, 2012

Here are some Lightroom tests. I’ve been working with it a lot lately. Trying to learn all the nooks and crannies of this program is tedious but it’s worth it. Slowly but surely I’ll figure it all out. I can’t imagine anyone really noticing the differences in the photos from my old editing ways to these new ones but that’s ok. That’s the goal I think. Seamless transitions from old ways to new. Oh, by the way, yes… that is the Statue of Liberty with her titty out. Gotta love it.

Anyway, this is just a bunch of images from the past (other than the photo above and at the end). Those were taken a couple months back though. Just some things  I saw down by the river. Weird stuff. Fun stuff. Stuff that needed documenting. Hit the jump to see more goodies.


checking it twice.

November 23, 2011

So here is the other half of that list post from a few days ago. Up above is a finished spiral-bound product. I only made two of them but they are pretty neat. They stand up by using a little piece of cardboard to separate the backings. Simple. It’s a little to heavy for the thin cardboard pieces but whatever. Simple and fun. That’s how I like it. I also made a tear-away style pad to just leave around on the desk. Check that out after the jump.