bloody fuzzy and the OPG


     I won’t tell you where I’ve been artistically but the above image is fairly close to the mark.  I will tell you that I’ve officially dropped my Vincent personae.  It just wasn’t feeling right, it’s not who I am anymore.  My name is Eddie Jones and I will be you host, guide and victim as we slog our way, step by heavy step, towards the mountain of fear that is The Fuzzy Skeletonian.

     In other news, October is creeping up behind me with impure thoughts.  So grab your vasoline and get ready for Octoberween-Palooza-Ganza 2013!   Stop on by this coming month, enjoy your beverage (or beverages) of choice and don’t dress up in any of your good clothes cause it’s gonna get all nasty and crumply.  Details to follow over the weekend.

Summer, Fall and the OPG!

     Can you feel it?  The fever has broken.  Fall is on its way and Summer is going down for the count!  Hopefully, Summer has taken one too many head blows this year and will die from a massive brain hemmorage, never to return again.  In the meantime, the wife and I might be getting JUST A LITTLE excited about this coming October:


     Furthermore, it’s time I let all of you in on the craziness and mayhem that’s going down in less than a month.  LESS THAN A MONTH!!  I’m salivating.  And you should be too because very very soon I will unleash my:

OCTOBERWEEN-PALOOZA-GANZA!!!

Octoberween-Palooza-Ganza will consist of the following parts:

     First, I will be posting a minimum average of 1.39 original Halloween/Horror themed artworks each and every damned day THE ENTIRE MONTH of October!  Furthermore, the aforementioned minimum average is surely to increase as I squeeze in a few more artworks between now and then : D

     Second, aside from the obvious celebration of Halloween and Horror, I will also be celebrating just over a year since Vincent’s Handmade Art got off the ground!  Yay!  Woooo!

     Third, I would like to encourage everyone to participate in the spirit of the season and help me make the OPG something to remember.  I know this might take some work and (dare I say it) sacrifice, but I’m going to have to ask you all to take on the burden of blogging about Halloween or Horror sometime during the month of October.  I’m sorry to ask for such a unusual and taxing favor but it will be worth your time because by being an active participant in the OPG you will automatically be entered into:

FUZZY SKELETONIAN INSANE MEGA-GIVEAWAY!  FUZZY SKELETONIAN INSANE MEGA-GIVEAWAY!!  FUZZY SKELETONIAN INSANE MEGA-GIVEAWAY!!! FUZZY SKELETONIAN INSANE MEGA-GIVEAWAY!!1! FUZZY SKELETONIAN INSANE MEGA-GIVEAWAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!1!!

     That’s right, folks.  I am prepared to give up 10 of my fuzzy fellas for adoption BUT there’s a catch!  In order to be officially entered into the giveaway YOU HAVE TO PARTICIPATE in the OPG, as described above.  Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Well now, that’s not really a giveaway in the true sense of the word, now is it?”  Well, you know what?  SHUT UP!  This is MY HOUSE and we all have to play by MY RULES!  Besides, I’m asking you to jump through a pretty easy hoop for the very good chance of getting your hands on one of these:

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Actual size 5.5″ x 7.5″ on 90lb. watercolor paper and more detailed than what the scan shows.


     This was the very first one I made this year and, therefore, represents the minimum level of quality you will witness from the inventory of Fuzzy Skeletonians I have to offer.  Now a few giveaway rules:

–  In order to be entered into the giveaway you must blog about Halloween or Horror and submit the link to me sometime during the month of October (if you don’t have a blog, please email me your entry and I will be happy to post it here during the OPG).

–  You can participate as many times as you like in the OPG but your participation will only make you eligible to receive ONE Fuzzy Skeletonian original artwork.

–  If there are 10 or less OPG participants this year, ALL qualified participants will be GUARANTEED to receive their very own Fuzzy Skeletonian artwork!  If there are more than 10 participants (I can only hope!) a random drawing will be held to determine who gets an artwork and who does not.

–  To add to the excitement, you will have no choice in which artwork you get!  All 10 fuzzy fellas will be displayed in detail during the OPG but you will not know which one you will ultimately get until you receive it in the mail!  Surprise!

–   Also, a little fair warning for those of you who are brand new to my blog.  All of my Fuzzy Skeletonian artworks will contain graphic violence and/or strong sexual content.  So, if you wish to still participate in the OPG but NOT be entered into the giveaway please let me know via email or comment.

     Finally, I have the obligatory blogathon banners for all you crazy kids.  Behold!

     Well, that about covers it for the OPG.  Now we all need to get our collective butts in gear and make sure we’ll be ready.  October’s coming fast and it’s going to give us all a good thrashing!

takin’ what they givin’ cuz i’m workin’ for a livin’


     Well, ye olde workplace has finally made good on their threat of Sundays.  I’m working 7 days this week.  Huzzah.

     To convey my general feeling of discontent I decided to scan myself.  Instead of laying down on the scanner I decided it would be a better idea to prop the scanner on its side and lean in close.  At first this was a mostly black, shapeless mass but a quick auto-adjust of the colors revealed what you see now.  Pretty neat effect.  Sorta like seeing through the eyes of a primitive 1980’s robot.  Hopefully the kind with vibrating parts.  Mmm… parts.

color tasks me, and i shall have it


     No… Color. The game’s not over.  To the last, I will grapple with thee!  From hell’s heart, I stab at thee!  For hate’s sake…  I spit my last breath at thee!

     I’ll admit it.  Color is the great white whale to my Khan of art.  It is something that I am both very familiar with yet seem to know nothing about.  Sorta like the tag line for the Othello board game:  “A minute to learn, a lifetime to master.”  What you see above is one of my Halloween decorations I threw on the scanner and added a dark t-shirt over it to give it a nice background.  While I think it turned out well, it definitely wasn’t an easy or pleasurable process.  All of these colors were experimented with and hard fought choices on my part.  However, this is something I need to do more often if I am to have any hope of bringing my artworks to the level I aspire to.

     This started out as a little color experimentation and ended up what is now due to my still having Andy Warhol on the brain from yesterday’s post.  I know there’s differing opinions regarding Warhol, and with good reason, but I’m proud to say that I am definitely of the slant that the man was a fucking genius.  He understood the very essential, basic nature of art and artists.  He was a master of color, repetition and design.  He also exhibited an insanely firm grasp and awareness of subjectivity in his art, giving it such a global accessibility and appeal.  If I can achieve in my art even a small fraction of the scope that Warhol was able to I would be very satisfied.

     I’ll wrap this up by saying that I hope my Octoberween efforts so far this month have been worth your time.  Thanks for stopping by and taking an interest.

colorful accidents


     A little random expression to show my enthusiasm for my new experiment in watercolors.  What you see is exactly what it looks like; bits of paper towels stained with leftover watercolor paint.  I just cut out most of the white parts and slammed these bitches down on the scanner.  A couple of minor tweaks with my image editor of choice helped accentuate the texture and colors.

     My main reason for doing this was due the effect the paper towels had on the paint.  I enjoy how the colors bleed and separate (particularly the purple and blue) as the towel absorbs them.  I suppose I could develop this happy accident into something more deliberate and planned, perhaps experimenting with cloth or other absorbent materials.  Sort of a tie-dye kind of thing.  It’s a thought.