Music for the Arts

My wife and I donated a bunch of art for the Music for the Arts Benefit that is held each year in our home town.

From the website: “The Music For The Arts Concert and Benefit held each year is dedicated to the life and memory of Christina Marie Cullen. She was a gifted photographer, artist and musician who had her life taken by breast cancer. She was only 25 when she was diagnosed and passed away at the young age of 28. We hold this concert in her honor and hope to inspire future photographers, artists and musicians to keep creating as she had.
Proceeds from the concert will go toward an award in her name to University of the Arts for Photography. Additional proceeds will be donated towards breast cancer research and awareness in her name.”

This is the first year that I had donated for this great event. I had met the guy who runs the Benefit this past year and he is a super nice guy, who also happened to be Christina’s brother. I hope to be able to donate something for them to raffle off every year going forward.

Here are some photos of the artwork we donated and the tickets piling up:
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Unfortunatly we were both feeling a little under the weather and couldn’t make it out to the event. I had people I know who were there send me those two photos. It makes me happy to see that there was an interest in our paintings and that we could help out someone who is doing such a great thing.

Here is a clearer photo of the skulls that I painted before they were sent off to be donated:
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If you would like to find out more about Music for the Arts please check out their website.

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Sketchbook Project 2013

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I just finished up my sketchbook for the Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project 2013. I am dropping it in the mail tomorrow. You can check out their website @ http://www.sketchbookproject.com/

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Burn

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Thought it was about time to make a little illustration just for fun. I had been thinking about doing this for about a week or two and finally got around to it. I had been doing a lot of painting recently(you can see those here), so it was nice to change it up a bit. I have a big project on the way as well that I can’t wait to post about once it gets rolling. Should be soon! Hope you like the burning skeleton in the meantime!

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Bender!

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A doodle I did on a Netflix envelope for Doodlers Anonymous’s Drawn Netflix Envelopes.
You can check out the full Doodlers Anonymous site here.

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Smoke Break

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Real quick Doodle!
Doodled this at work today on a piece of scrap paper, colored in Photoshop.

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Honest Abe

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Not too happy with this drawing. But I can’t be too hard on myself I did it while I was unable to sleep and watching Breaking Bad. I was testing out a couple of new brushes and techniques and am happy that I did. I have no idea why I decided to doodle Abe though.

A house divided against itself cannot stand. – Abraham Lincoln

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Waggin’ tail

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Chris Brown, Punk Rocker?!


Have you heard the joke about the rapper that wore the punk rock/metal jacket and hadn’t ever even heard of any of the bands that were on his jacket? No? Well it isn’t a joke. Unlike that Punk Rocker Lil Jon, I highly doubt Chris Brown knows anything about The Exploited, Cro-Mags, Municipal Waste or Suicidal Tendencies… but that are just a few of the bands that guy was rocking on his jacket the other day. Check out the photo here! Heck… maybe I’m wrong though, maybe the dude did sit in his house and draw all the band logos on his jacket with paint marker himself while listening to D.R.I. but again… I highly doubt it.

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Death Rides a Horse

I went and saw Death Rides a Horse at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville last night. We both drew on the stubs from Return of the living Dead and we decided to do the same this time. My friend Colin and I have decided to make drawing on the ticket stubs part of our movie going experience at that theatre so here are our ticket stubs from the film. We didn’t impose any rules on ourselves so we will have complete freedom each time (for instance for Return of the Living Dead I drew on the ticket in pen and colored it in Photoshop, this time I did all the art in photoshop).
Colin completed his first this morning:

The main character, Bill, with only his head sticking out of the sand. Illustration by Colin Sidoti

I had been out at thrift stores most of the morning and didn’t get around to working on mine till tonight. Here it is:

Bill riding a horse. Illustration by Pat Henzy

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There is an old saying…


An illustration of these two dudes that have been on TV a lot recently. This was an illustration I had made about how both Romney and Obama support the NDAA and Kill List and that because of that they are both bad choices for America. I don’t really know how I personally stand when it comes to this, because I tend to believe that in the interest of national security maybe the government is withholding evidence. Either way though I think this turned out to be a pretty sweet illustration. I drew Barak Obama and Mitt Romney both as devils to illustrate the topic.

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