Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Xavii Cover Art

Recently I was given the great joy of doing another cd cover for my friends at Macon Noise Records. The art I did is for the band Xavii. The following is taken from their Kickstarter page.

Xavii is an experimental progressive rock band from Macon, Georgia. Xavii has made a name for itself in the past year in Macon forming rhythmically sophisticated rock music and challenging listeners. Having developed enough music of our own--rehearsed at home and refined at gigs around town--we eagerly are in production of next upcoming album.  We are put forward all our resources into production of a home made album to be apart of the Macon Noise Records collection. 
This moment we are spending countless hours in Macon Noise studios recordings and mixing our album. We ask for your help to pay for  the digital "mastering" process that makes the songs ready for CD/Tape, and the physical printing of the disc and tapes.  By participating in this project, you will receive a copy of this new album in either digital, cd, or tape format. Think of your small reward donation as a pre-order with some possible added benefits. Help us also to raise some gas funds for our summer tour up the east coast with Trufflelina
Thank you to you for participating. Thanks to everyone who has come to shows, downloaded our music. Thanks to the venues that have welcomed us.  Thank you for helping this album. BIGGER THANKS to Kenneth Shearer for his continued support to the Macon Noise community with his contributed artwork for shows and album covers. Check out more of his artwork at: http://bemuffriend.wordpress.com/  or http://kennethshearerart.blogspot.com/
Also check out past Xavii tunes at http://xavii.bandcamp.com/..stay tuned for PREVIEWS of a DEMO from the new release. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Say no to Shaving.

Make a stand. Wear a beard net.

Is picking up again in a month. Another Yellowstone summer. Tropics afterwords.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bear Color Update

South America in two years? Yes please.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sometimes I find the trail

Sometimes I find the trail that would lead me forward. The path is confident and often followed.

Back into the brush I run. Aimless and still the wrong direction.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bear Digital Colors WIP

Just a few more hours worth of work it'll be done.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Finished Bear Story Drawing

Another hand painted shirt.
The first of my "Hillbilly" Illustrations. I'm going to do some digital coloring to the image and sharpen it up in some places.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

An Unfortunate No-Art Update

Just reminding myself I need to post art.

I need to do some art.

It's crazy how rapidly life can change, even if everything you're doing is the exact same as you were before.

My only hope is that I can hold onto the dedication I had in these last two months. Even now I feel myself getting burnt out. Running out of steam. It's not a matter of being tired or even mentally strained. I just wonder if this struggle is worth it. Every time I've returned to Macon after escaping I come back and have less and less. At this point I'm left with nothing but pointless, customer service related jobs consuming my life. If I save up and move out of Macon again to attempt doing art or anything else what will it matter?

All the goals I set for myself at the beginning of this year seem...pointless.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Illustrations in progress for Bemuffriend.com

New illustrations in progress for Bemuffriend.com which will be the official site for all things Muffriend.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Art Show Landscapes

This last Friday I had a solo art show at the Macon Art's Alliance. The focus of the show was the landscapes of Yellowstone.

Here's a link to a goofy mention of the show on a local news channel.
News Clip

And here's the link to the facebook link, although at this point it's just the empty reminder of what happened.
Facebook Link

Anyways, here's some of the work I'm most proud of that was in the show. All of the works here I used a combination of acrylics, house paints, and chalk pastels.
On Top of Mammoth
8 feet by 4 feet

Cute Canyon
3 inches by 4 inches

Canyon Falls
6 inches by 8 inches

Beartooth Bridge
8 inches by 8 inches

Lamar Valley
48 inches by 24 inches

Yellowstone Lake
48 inches by 24 inches

Driving on the Beartooth
24 inches by 18 inches

Cliff Falls
18 inches by 24 inches