When Richmond entrepreneur Casey Werderman contacted me to do a label for his all natural craft soda, I was psyched. He told me the philosophy this logo was to embody: live a rip-roaring, risk-taking, follow your dreams kind of life. A real Humdinger. Of course we kicked around hundreds of ideas, including images of daring stunts, glorious injuries and blue-grass geezers.
Eventually we came upon something we both really liked–a hummingbird! He went through many evolutions too, of course.
Here’s a pic of the fridge at The Black Hand coffee shop, my first glimpse of Humdinger on the shelves! Check out Humdinger’s facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Humdingercraftsoda .
Brewed in Church Hill, Humdinger has a mission to give back to the community. I should also add that it is freakin’ delicious.
This is a remix of an illustration I did for a class way back in the day. Imprisoned deep in a cavern, he can still smell the stars and misses them dearly!
Ladies of Antiquity:
The old Bryan Williams “Receipt + Hand Sanitizer Monster Trick.” Nice.
Katie and I went to the beach. It was straight up awesome. This is the calendar I made her so she wouldn’t forget to pack!
Gathering some reference down at Belle Isle for a new piece. I was thinking of artists I want to look at as inspiration with this one, and jotted down Josh Cochran and Heironymus Bosch.
Here’s a piece I made for the upcoming “CAT SHOW,” organized by my buddies, at the Hungerford Building in Rochester, NY.
Catnip acts as an artificial pheromone, and cause behavior similar to that of a female in heat. I had in a mind a series of drawings by a man dosed with LSD, as well as Klimt’s painting of Danae.
If you’re in Rochester, check out the opening of “THE CAT SHOW,” First Friday, April 6. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it up from RVA, sorry dudes! Here’s the event: http://tinyurl.com/7l4y4cy
Here’s a digital drawing from a sketch I did at pond near my house. It’s quite pretty, but one must concentrate in order to avoid stepping on the abundant feces of Canadian geese.
Starting the day off with a little collage.
I sketched this dude on Christmas morning. I don’t trust him.