A fun day at the beach with the native Hawaiian Geese- the NENE. Yep, they look like Canadian geese and rightfully so, they descended from Canadian geese that came to island chain about five hundred thousand years and decided to stick around. There smaller than the standard Canadian goose and some are flightless. It was almost driven to extinction but due to conservation efforts they are on the rebound.
This is a mock-up for a four color silkscreen print.
Are you feeling lucky? This cat is! I’m pretty sure that I’m going to screenprint this but I’m also considering making stickers or t-shirts. I’ve considered putting in more Japanese type but I think this is good enough for now.
I’ll be the first to admit that I know next to nothing about MMA fighting but since moving to Hawaii it’s hard not to know who BJ Penn is. Here he is posing with my friend Jess at the Exhibit Gallery in Downtown Hilo holding my “Boxing Chicken” screen print!
Pen and ink work for my next “Fish I see while Snorkeling” print series. This the Humuhumunukunukuapuaa. Say that three times fast or even once for that matter. It’s the State fish of Hawaii and is known as the Reef Triggerfish in English. These guys can be really colorful, but I think I’m going to screen print this image I’ll either get creative with transparent separations or limit the amount of colors I use. I’ll post the color mock-up as soon as it’s ready.
Here are the inks for the latest print in the surf series I’m working on. I’ll be working up the screen print separations tomorrow. I’m think this may be a three color print. I might put some text along with it. There are no chipmunks on the islands as far as I know but drawing chipmunks is so much fun.
I’ve been trying to identify and memorize the local reef fish for when I go snorkeling and was having a terrible time at it. Sure, I could buy a guide book, but what’s the fun in that. So, I started taking pictures of them with my GoPro and then taking to the inter webs to figure out what they were. I figured if I drew them too, that would come as close as possible to permanently installing them in my noggin.
This fish is a Moorish Idol. They’re a pretty common site when I go snorkeling and a pretty, weird fish.
I was looking through my old files and found this drawing I had done quite a while ago. I hadn’t cleaned up the scan or retouched it, so I think I might not have posted it. This definitely me at my most obsessive compulsive. I needed to draw every single snake with exquisite detail. Enjoy.
Just finished doing the screen print mock up for the cool chicken, I’m planning on making this a two color print with a transparent red layer. I’ve really been enjoying creating this series of surf animals. I hope you all enjoy them too!
Surf Puppy Line Up.
I’ve been working on a series of surf related pieces for a show in October here in Hilo. I also want to build up a portfolio for local galleries. It’s been fun and challenging. I’m trying to create cool surf art without rehashing worn out tropes or to use those tropes in a fun new way.
I’m not sure if I’ll be silkscreening these guys or not. Right now, they could be adapted pretty easily.
I’m prepping to move into a new studio soon here in Hilo! To celebrate I drew up a Surf Cat!