Art Shops in Progress

So I’ve been working hard doing new designs and artwork for the website that I’m hoping to open up on Etsy, Society6, Amazon, and possibly Big Cartel by the end of the weekend. I’m a community college graduate and an incoming university transfer student, so needless to say I need to earn some extra income. I figured I’d try to acquire as much currency as possibly during the summer.

I will be selling prints, original pieces, and even some extra goodies such as original photographs and skate decks. It will be an array of different items, and slowly it will be a bit more focused once I get all the kinks out.

In the meantime here is some what I’m currently listening to. It has the perfect mixture of ruthless instrumentals, poignant lyrics, and overall badassery that make a great hip hop album.

On letting art go

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Im currently enjoying an episode of parks and recs and working on this painting using micron pens and gouache. It’s another nature/surreal which is time consuming in a good way. Alot of my favorite works (especially this project) is remiscient of another illustration I did back in highschool. I had made an art show on campus to showcase our artists and I added my own to it.

And then I lost it.

I dont know how i managed to, but i did.

And thats okay.

I mean I hope to find it one day, but I kind of realize that art is a moment. Moments like spray painting on a wall and smelling the scents of the city, painting in a classroom and hearing Passion Pit for the first time, on joking with friends as you sketch your surroundings, most of my artwork is more about the process then actually keeping it and finshing.

It sounds kind of douchey but ive lost a good amount of art to know what its an honest statement. That being said I’m considering selling and giving away my art. I’ll figure it out. Until then, some parks and recs.

the secret springs of the mountain

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A painting I did using gouache, Prismacolor pens, and micron pens. The gouache had a heavy amount of water, which gave it a watercolor look to it.  This was inspired by one of my favorite artists, Gala Bent and math rock music such as Giraffes? Giraffes!, Redneck Manifesto, Toe, and other bands  whose names are too unnecessarily long for my short attention span to remember off the top of my head,