I am pleased to announce that I am working with a newly formed band from Calgary, Canada called Perception of Pain. Head on over and check them out! They are interested in artwork for their merch sales that depicts pain and suffering. Not exactly sure why they chose my style of art…
…but I guess life can surprise and mystify you at times : )
I’ll keep you crazy kids posted as things progress here at The Fuzzy Skeletonian!
Pretty neat, huh? I’m very impressed with this oven-bake clay. Super easy to work with. It goes from soft modeling clay to a semi-flexible wood-like state after baking. You can even add soft clay to the baked clay and bake it again and it all fuses together with no shrinkage that I’ve been able to detect. In short, great great stuff.
I’ve got all the major parts done, save the hands and feet. The next step is figuring out the fuzzy connective tissue. I have a few ideas but they’re going to take time and experimentation to perfect. Stay tuned, campers!
Here’s the final version of this, complete with head added and allowed to dry. You might recall the work in progress from the past. I’d like to say this was part of my cave skellie idea development but I don’t think it is, it just looks similar. Or maybe it is part of it and I just haven’t figured out how it all fits together yet.
I got into a fight with this skeletonian. It was more like its whole family. They all died horribly. Blood everywhere. I lost an arm and the spatter hit him in the face right before I took his head. It hit the floor and I kicked it as hard as I could.
Well here it is, a nice close-up of my supa-dupa, fuzzy-free-kay, boney background. Thought you guys might like to see the original drawing. I also reintroduced the background with an orange reboot for the season. Enjoy!
Well, here it is: The now traditional “October Ween” which signals that my annual Octoberween-Palooza-Ganza has officially begun! And after a hasty search through my art-stuffs earlier this evening, I’m pleased to announce that I have more than enough unseen original artworks for each and every day of the month of October for your derisive laughter viewing enjoyment.
I’ve also whipped up some wacky banners for all you crazy kids so you can annoy your friends with your suspicious taste in art. Behold!
If these free banners which I made with my own blood sweat and tears aren’t good enough for you selfish bastards then you can suck my ass click the banner tag to pick from (and modify if needed) any of my past banners from past events and various random occasions.
Finally, you’re ALL encouraged to participate. Just blog about Halloween, Horror, October in general or just express yourself with your own personal creation and send me the link so I can wrangle up all the entries to share with everyone else. Why participate, you may ask? Participation makes you cool and attractive to your preferred sex and also makes you eligible for possible giveaways during the month but most of all participation makes you eligible to put me to work for you.
This may not be for everyone but qualified OPG participants (and by “qualified” I mean the first three participants who are interested) can put me to work on a commission just for them. The only restriction is that the commissioned artwork will have a size limit of 8.5″ x 11″ for ease of mailing. Other than that, you’re calling the shots. Just give me an idea of what you want and I’ll do my best to create it. When finished I’ll mail it off to you and ask that you donate whatever amount your conscience dictates (although I would appreciate at least the cost of postage). Why am I making such a generous offer? Well, selfishness really. I enjoyed my last commission and I’d like to try it again so help me out and put me to work for you this October!
Okay okay okay, I’ve babbled on enough. We’ve got 30 more days to cover! You ready? Let’s go!!
As promised, here’s the aforementioned pissed off cock commission. I completed this in the same nose bleed style as all of my giveaway pieces from this past year’s OPG. Same markers, same watercolor, same everything.
I must say it was interesting to do a close-up of just a fuzzy skeletonian cock. It was also interesting to find that mailing this off wasn’t as difficult as I would have imagined in the past. I think it was because I was following someone else’s basic concept and, therefore, didn’t feel a great amount of ownership of the piece once it was finished. All in all, I was very glad to go through the process.
If you’re curious about my new commission policy here’s a brief summary until I get the actual page up:
1. Tell me what you’d like: Size, basic idea, maybe give examples, citing from what’s already on my blog. Based on the size and complexity I’ll give you an estimate on cost.
2. I’ll brainstorm a bit and come up with a prototype idea piece for you to evaluate.
3. Once you give me the go ahead, I’ll take the obligatory artistic liberties and finish the piece. I’ll stick to the size, orientation and basic idea but I will likely take liberties with the a lot of the final details.
4. I’ll send you a scan of the finished piece and you can decide at that point if you still want to pay for it or if you’d like me to try again.
That’s the basic process at the moment. I’ll go into more detail when I get the actual commissions page all fleshed out. Thanks for stopping by.
I knew there was something I hadn’t done in a while and that certain something was assault my few readers with hot gratuitous COCK ACTION!! So here they are, my “proto-cocks.” I refer to them as such because they were the prototype versions of a pissed off fuzzy skeletonian cock that was requested of me for my very first commission.
That’s right campers, I actually sold original artwork for the cash and it didn’t kill me! It actually ended up being kinda fun. The whole experience was pretty encouraging and I hope to put up a commissions page in the near future explaining how I roll with the whole cash-for-art thing. I’ll have details about the actual commission in question in the near future as well. Stick around : D
This was one of the many creations from a few months ago where I indulged the impulse to destroy and otherwise kill my various skeletonians, fuzzy and otherwise. The background was done first and I decided to use the burst of red as a line of force, ripping this guy in two in the process. I do love me my graphic violence.
What about you? How do YOU like your violence served?
This is the flip side of this guy and you might even say it could be the remains of one of his victims. Not sure, really. I just know there’s a lot of violence to be had in my artwork. To be honest, my first thought about this bloody mess was that it was the remains of somebody who’d been eaten by some great beast or monster and this is what it spat out when it was done. You can’t eat the bones but they sure do add flavor, don’t they?
In other news, I’ve received a request for a commission and I’ve decided to go through with it to see how it feels. Wish me luck!
I’ve been concentrating on relaxing lately. Getting back to my old habits of tuning out, wasting time and just resting. Before this blog, before getting back into my art. Just a nihilistic defeatism without hope, without dreams, without pain (or as close as I could get to it). I would often play the game of thinking about being homeless. Wondering what it would be like to not have a job, not have bills to pay, not have any “social responsibilities” or whatever you call them. Just existing as a non-entity, a virtual zombie as it were.
As a teenager, during my first of two senior years in high school I would often skip school to go down to the local creek and lay out on this big flat rock in the middle of the stream and just close my eyes and listen to the water flowing around me. I miss that rock, that sound, that simplicity. The freedom to just let everything fall apart. Nowadays, I still hear water but I’m in a row boat with a slow leak. If I stop rowing, if I stop bailing things get out of hand pretty quickly. I still have the impulse to just chuck it all though.
Perhaps that’s what this abstract monster of blood geysers is all about. Just a little wish fulfillment or a graphic imagining of the violence and destruction that would result in my life if I just gave the fuck up.
Figured it was about time to post another one of my fuzzy minions. His head still seems to be in the process of attaching itself, as the cloud of fuzzy connective tissue begins to coalesce. I have the impulse to grab this guy by his soft-looking esophagus-spine and just shake the shit out of him, never giving his head the chance to fully connect. Would be interesting to see what happens. What might be the fate of someone who interrupts the creation of a Fuzzy Skeletonian?
This started with a basic monochrome print from an image of my own face. I then proceeded with the marker and paints and ended up with something I wasn’t satisfied with at all. I then swallowed a bunch of grey paint, gagged myself and threw up all over it. Well, that’s what I felt like doing anyway. Not sure if the final application of grey slurry enhanced this or just underscored my strong dislike of working from a prefabricated image base.
Here’s some recent sketchbook work. This has a decidedly old school, Sharpie craze feel to it. Not strictly Sharpie craze but pretty damned close. When I started on it I had dickhead on the brain and tried to model the torso in a similar fashion, attempting to recreate the look of the muscle fiber type stuff in the abdomen. Not sure what the bloody, volcano-backed, chicken neck thing intruding into the scene is supposed to be but that strange appendage sure adds some spunky character to this mad view!