Monday, November 1, 2010

The Matterhoth

A. I'm a Star Wars nerd, a big one.
B. I'm a Disneyland nerd, an even bigger one.

This is what happens when the 2 collide, nonsense like this. Actually this was just a fun idea that came together. The secret goal behind this one is to have it be considered for The Disney Gallery or D Street in Downtown Disney. They have a good collection of film based original art, and lot's of Star Wars inspired stuff. I was actually kind of surprised that the Hoth-Matterhorn/ Wampa-Yeti thing hasn't been done yet. It just seemed like the perfect fit to me, and was a blast to paint. Anyway, wish me luck. Here's hoping this painting can be a part of it. Stay tuned.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

There's No Place Like Andy's

I've always noticed a connection to Buzz & Woody to The Tin Man & Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz. I thought it would be fun to do a little something based on that. This was painted on a wooden panel to give it a different look. Not sure if it's a direction I want to go in with all pieces but it felt good for this one. It was a good time nerding out with some buddies on Facebook on what to call this painting. Honorable mention for a title also was " Surrender Jessie ". Maybe I will add it in cloud writing like it was written by the Wicked Witch's broom. Thoughts?

Discuss ;)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hooter's Big Day

OK, so it's a slightly late shout out painting to the return of Captain EO. As bad as the 3D movie really is, for me it's all about the nostalgia. Here we find our friend old friend Hooter, an obscure character from an 80's classic, has been booted out of the kingdom because of his "captain's" alleged escapades. It's not Hooter's fault. Years later his rag-tag band is welcomed back into Tomorrowland with loving arms. This is Hooter's Big Day ....tribute.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Boy, That got out of hand fast...

...I mean that really escalated quickly.

If you are going to do a series of paintings based on kick ass movies, I would have to fight you if you would not include Anchorman. I call this one "Vicious Cock Fight". Work has been pretty busy lately, so it took some time. But I am pretty happy to have it finished. I wasn't sure at first which scene I wanted to do, but after watching the movie again, it hit me, a trident to the chest.

"Brick, I've been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safe house or a relative close by because you're probably wanted for murder."

Plus when I get this baby framed you can bet your glass of scotch that it will be framed in some nice rich mahogany.

And FYI, I am in the works of creating a new website. One that makes it easy to order any reproduction of any painting, or buy an original. I am keeping the blog, but it will be good to have the site in addition for purchases. Stand by for that. In the mean time, you stay classy San Diego.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Brian & Stewie visit Pirates of the Caribbean

YES, it has been a while. It's been really busy with work, so much so I haven't had time to really crank out any art as of late. I figured enough is enough, and just made time. Glad I did, I have some ideas i've been dying to put on canvas. Thanks for checking it out.

If you are a Family Guy fan like myself, you have got to love when they have episodes dedicated to Brian and Stewie and their adventures somewhere. The first one was "Road to Rhode Island", look for it on Hulu if you haven't seen it. The intro is always a collection of great art showing the two in funny scenes, usually based on pop culture movies. Well this is the first in what I hope to be a series I'm calling "Brian and Stewie's Road to Disneyland". This first painting shows Brian and Stewie having an adventure in the Magic Kingdom. I figured the dog with the key and the pirate in jail would be a good place to start. Next would be the two of them in the graveyard in the Haunted Mansion. ( Grounds keeper and scarred dog ) Then Stewie as a princess riding a carousel horse which happens to be shaped like Brian, ...with a bondage gag. And last but not least Stewie having some "great moments" with Brian dressed as Mr. Lincoln. Stewie of course will be playing the role of John Wilkes Booth. What do you think? Fun stuff huh?

So, a Gallery. I want to have one. Badly. The hard part is finding a place to have it at. The last few places didn't work out too well. If anyone has any ideas or knows of a cool little place that would be interested in showing drop me a line. I'd also be willing to go in with somebody, as long as the Art compliments each other. Thanks and stay tuned for some more stuff over the summer.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Crazy Pills

"Are you not aware that I get farty and bloated with a foamy latte?"

Just a few of the wise words from famed fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu. Is he really a bad guy though? Maybe he is just misunderstood. I mean how can anyone who invented the piano key neck tie be bad? Zoolander is one of my favorite movies and anything Will Ferrell does usually ends up as a Halloween Costume. This one might have been the most successful costumes though. Enough for my friends to vow never to go to West Hollywood again with me because of stopping every 2 minutes for pictures with people. At least that's what they tell me, I was so wasted I don't really remember.

Anyway this painting of Mugatu, and his dog Kiva ( Obey his Dog ), should have been done a long time ago. But for some reason I had the urge to knock it out this weekend. I like that all paintings don't have to be detailed epic pieces that take months to finish. Word on the street is there is a sequel in the works for Zoolander. All I got to say if Mugatu isn't in it, don't bother.

A few people asked me to do something hot with "Katinka", Mugatu's female assistant, maybe a pin up style. That might be hot enough to actually make happen. Actually anything that Milla Jovovich does would be good for that. But as for this painting, I think it's the kind of thing even the Prime Minister of Malaysia would appreciate. And by the way, did you know this movie was banned in Malaysia? Don't say you never learned anything on the internet.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Andy ...You Goonie!

When One Eyed Willie set up all those booby traps I don't think this is what he had in mind. And I'd reckon Chester Copperpot wishes he hung around a little longer if he got to this treasure. This is my number 3 in a series of hot girls from nerd movies. Andy may not be the hottest thing to come out of the 80's but luckily she landed a movie that was cool enough to make this a must have for this series. I'm still looking for a good name for this painting. If you have any ideas let me know!

I have another idea for a Goonies painting on deck. I'm thinking something with the main 4 boys on a Mount Rushmore thing on the Oregon coast, Sloth up in the clouds, and of course the ship setting sail of into the sunset. I think it will balance this piece nicely.

I'm excited about the next Girl for this series. Casandra from Wayne's World. I already have a good name for that piece, ..." Schwing". Yea, I know. Too easy. But it must be done.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Birth of Zbornak

No Ladies, THANK YOU for being a friend.

It only took me a few years to decide how I wanted to do a painting based on the Golden Girls. It's easily one of the best TV shows of all time. Hard to think of another show as well written as it. But I needed the right way to do this painting, I didn't want to just spit out anything. I couldn't decide which way to go at it. Just a portrait or a collage would be too easy. And then it hit me to do the "Birth of Venus" painting and give it a little twist with the girls from Miami. People have asked why I decided to put Dorothy as the main focus, because she is the SHIT. I love them all but she takes the most crap out of all four of those ladies and always has the best zinger to throw back at them. Dorothy Zbornak is my favorite Golden Girl. The poor lady has been compared to a man her entire life and I felt it was time she got her time in the spot light. And the rest just fell into place.

Hope you enjoy Blanch, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia, if not I will send you off to Shady Pines, Ma.