I have a few minutes before leaving town for the weekend and thought I’d upload some drawings, both finished and in-progress.
XI asked me to create a secondary graphic to compliment his logo that I made a while back. XI is great to work with. When I asked him what he was looking for, his answer was something along the lines of “a crazy warrior helmet”. With ideas like that, it’s no wonder his music is so good. Here is a link to his music and other info.
My friend Molly Grundy drew a portrait of me below. She’s a keen observer and captured my essence with surgical precision. Considering that we were at a bar, my shirt was still on, and it was drawn using crayons, her depiction definitely deserves a gold star. More importantly, Molly is a fantastic designer of all things fabric/paper-related. She’s made great work for as long as I’ve known her, and just recently created Down With Webster’s outfits for their performance at the Muchmusic Video Awards. Check her stuff out at Molly Fashion Dolly.
Instagram for iPhone is awesome for photo-sharing. Not only has it allowed me to check out all sorts of photos and albums from around the world, it has also provided me with a steady diet of commissioned drawings from users who like my uploads. Below is an 8″x10″ drawing that I recently shipped to Vicente Montelongo, an artist/designer from San Francisco. Anyone who asks me to draw their initials as gang signs is cool in my books. He’s picking up the drawing at the post office tomorrow, so my fingers are crossed that he doesn’t check this entry before then :)
Also, Vicente and his friend Vinit Patil are the brains behind The Whiteout, which was just recently profiled by The Thrillist here. Here is a link to their etsy page, for good measure. They’ll be in Hayes Valley this September for The Capsule Design Festival. Check them out if you’re in the neighborhood.
Feel free to follow me on Instagram – @thesecretmuseumofmankind
I’m working on a series of small hair-fur-feather drawings for a book. The series is still very much in progress, so I can’t reveal too much. The drawing below doesn’t even have a title yet, but it’s a small preview of what a portion of the series will look like.
Hope everyone is surviving this heatwave. Wear hats and drink too much water :)