Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Century Machines

A close friend approached my girlfriend and I to do a cd sleeve for his band's new demo cd. I originally didn't know anything about this until 2 days before he needed these done but, he was looking for something handmade and a little different from just putting the CD into a plastic case or cardboard sleeve and making some quick cover work. Christine created these amazing sleeves with a nice cut at the bottom for the cd to go in.
I had not known much about what they were looking to do until the day before these showed up on my table and ready to be painted. Because it was last minute, Mike, my friend in the band, gave me a lot of freedom to come up with something that would be a quick stencil. I definitely didn't have time to create any multi layered stencils with only 2 days to create this on my free time.  All he really told me was make something that looks organic and goes a bit with the song "Wild Wind." This is what I came up with:

The Stencil, being cut down.
All of them had to be stenciled...
Filling in.
Me working hard on painting.
Drying on my floor.
Finished Product.
The pile of finished sleeves.
The used and abused stencil.

All in all, I think this turned out to be a success and they were pleased with the finished product and are thinking about turning this into a series so I'll be able to come up with some more and possibly better ideas for stencil pieces.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Paintings Up for Sale

Putting the last bit of my Pokémon collection up for sale on Etsy, so if you're wanting an awesome gift for a Pokémon fan, here's your chance!

So we have this here Jigglypuff: .9x12 canvas panel

A Snorlax: 5x7 canvas panel

And last but not least, Mudkip: 5x7 canvas panel. Also heard you like them.

Order soon if you would like to get them in time for Christmas!

These might be the last of the series for a while so I can focus on my original art series and pen drawings.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

clown series number 4

Another work in progress. I need to clean out the pencils and stuff but i think this one will be the best one yet. It's more realistic looking then the pervious ones i have done but i really liked the expression on this one.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

vw pen and ink

here's a pen and ink i did of a lowered Volkswagen. not that happy with it but i figured i would dump it on to here.  I usually don't do cars or things like this so i guess it was a good attempt.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Owl ink- Close up

Took a nice close up of my owl ink drawing, figured i'd share.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Drawing the Line: keeping your mind fresh.

I've been having this problem lately. I've been working in The graphic design business for about 3 years doing lots of mundane work. Quick newspaper ads, business cards, stationery, restaurant menus, nothing that has actually stimulated my creative mind and kept it running. for a while it was just so blah and bored out of my mind and I i felt like i just didn't have any creativity left.

I recently started drawing again. I pretty much stopped all drawing in college because i was so overwhelmed with the projects i was working at hand and then after i graduated and go into the working world, the time i had free was spent doing mindless things like playing video games or just watching tv. While working part time for some time now, i feel really rejuvenated. I've spent a lot of my extra time, creating pieces of art, getting back into drawing, My style has changed a lot since i last drew, but i think it has taken a turn for the best. I've started working more directly with pen and ink as well as regular pens and then switched up to coloring with watercolor. For a long time I had never really colored anything in my sketchbooks, just doodles with pencil, so it's a big changed of pace.

The one thing I'm now having a hard time with is getting my mind back into designing and creating on a new level. Being stuck doing mindless ads and print work has taken a toll on me and i just having a hard time moving past it. I want to create new and innovative pieces but struggle to keep myself doing it. I read a lot of design blogs and feel inspired by the stuff i see but i just have a hard time getting into the swing of things like designing posters, logos and stuff just for fun and possible portfolio work. It's something i have been battling for months and i just hope that i can break free of the designers block and get back into designing for fun...

Does anyone else have any ways they deal with this sort of thing??

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mice sketches

some unfinished sketches from my sketchbook of some mice i was doodling, testing ink and what not and trying to come up with some cute mice.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sad Yoyoing Clown

Pen and ink sketch from my black book. Did this while I was in Florida for the World Yoyo contest. I was trying my friend some of the cool lines and such you could get from just using ink instead of having an array of pens. unfortunately the Higgins ink I was using some how ended up getting deluded down so some of my lines were more of a grey then a nice black.... also i spilled a couple drops of ink...

World Yo-Yo Contest 2010 from Takeshi Kamisato on Vimeo.

Here's a video from that weekend taken by Takeshi Kamisato.

good stuff from a good weekend.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Robot yoyoing doodle

I love robots and i love yoyos, put them together and you get something like this.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Servbot Love

Can't believe i haven't posted this painting yet, it's been done for so long and its really one of my favorites!
I love the servbots! if you don't know, they appear in megman legends and marvel vs capcom. they are awesome and very under-appreciated.

Painting is on 11x14 stretched canvas with mixed media.
 I always have a bit of fun with these.

This one is actually up for sale:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Robot Deth Ray logo

I always have a lot of fun playing with pen and ink. here's a logo i was thinking of using for a shirt design or something.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

a Self Portrait

Here's a self portrait. I love drawing with Ink. thinking I might need to color this in later.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mr. Picklesworth

This is Mr. Picklesworth. His mustache shows just how dignified he is.

This was just to show off an idea I had while looking at a piece my friend did. I misinterpreted what i thought to be a cardboard frame, which ended up just being a frame bought from a thrift store and repainted. I'm working on a series of frames created from cardboard. this however is just a rough idea but i want to create some detailed and in-depth looking frames that possible represent victorian designs with just corrugated cardboard. We'll see how well this project turns out.
Watercolors, Brush Pens, cardboard border.

This past weekend, I ended up selling this awesome piece to some one while at 1st friday in Philadelphia. I was both happy and sad. I had this up on my wall for about a month and took it down friday to just see peoples reactions to it... i didn't think i'd end up actually selling him off to someone. But then again, i'm happy he's going to a good home as someones present.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tools of the Trade.

I've been Trying to put this photo together for a while. I have a lot of different pens and such that I've been using and different mediums I have been experimenting with lately, but i've wanted to showcase what I've been using as of late. It gives you a good idea of just what i have laying around on my drafting table as well as the cluttery mess that table can be. I feel like I should tone back from some of the stuff I use.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sad Clown Series: number 3 rough

This is a work in progress. I'm still messing around with pen and ink and always enjoy how the lines come out when using this  medium. I'm trying to think of how I would like to color this. It's mostly between watercolor and pastels. Even thinking about leaving this black and white since it looks so good already.
size is 11x17 and is based off of a couple sketches i did in my sketchbook and moleskin
(I have a mini moleskin that i'm just filling up with clowns).
hope you guys like this!

I will also be in Philadelphia this friday for first friday events as usual, selling off some more awesome pokemon art and such. That is if it doesn't rain all day.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I was never really on your side

I have a thing for Team Fortress. I spent hours playing this game most of which were spent playing as the spy. Here's an old sketch I did a while back of my favorite character.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Was attempting to make a "cute" zombie since someone tried to tell me I couldn't... I guess she was right. but i'll try again later.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Owl in Love

This is based off of the Original Owl pen and ink i did a couple weeks back, My girlfriend really like the way it looked and her birthday was coming up so I decided to do a cute watercolor and ink drawing on a piece of bristol board i had laying around. Here is the end result. This piece has been completed for weeks though i'm posting it up so late because I wanted it to be a surprise for her. I feel like the background didn't turn out the way i'd have liked it but overall i'm still excited about how it turned out.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Influence Map

I've recently started a Deviant Art Page and noticed alot of people were posting these influence maps with things that influence and inspire them. I felt I should try this out for myself  to show what influences me as well as try to gather my own thoughts of thing that influence me. Though i did find this to be a challenge mostly because I gather a lot of influences from different things ranging from art to music to cars to movies and other things. This map is a generalization for things that i feel have been big influences on me over the last couple years in my art and design. See if you can name all of them. (please enlarge for full quality)

My Deviant Art:

Saturday, October 2, 2010

i got a long neck

I was totally a Dinosaur in another life.
Photo taken by Christine during our adventures to H2Oi last weekend. you can find more pictures and a write up about the vacation at her blog: ckscribbles

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Newest in the Pokemon series

this is probably the last of the pokemon stencil series i'm probably going to do for a while. It's starting to feel like i'm beating a dead horse with all of the pokemon i have done this year. I'll probably make a couple more of these ones to sell but, going to lay off and focus on my watercoloring projects and pen and ink stuff. Enjoy the Jigglypuff. This one went to Andrea, my friend's wife, who has been asking for this for over a year. I finally sat down and worked on this about a week before her birthday. She was very excited when she got this and pretty much found a spot in their living room and hung it up right away.  Always happy with my art finds a good home.

You can check out Andrea's Blog at:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sad Clowns

WARNING!!!! If you dislike clowns, don't read or look any further!

Okay now that we have that out of the way, I've been in this crazy Sad/angry clowns kick for like 2 months. Something about drawing someone sad that is supposed to be happy intrigues me.

This was originally just a sketch on a piece of 11x17 copy paper, but I ended up pulling out the pen and ink and playing around with it and trying to make myself better at inking. Happy with the outcome, I decided you test out oil pastels. I have never used oil pastels, just chalk pastels, which i have to say has some major difference. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome of it and I'm glad i didn't give up on this piece.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Nike Commission

well i guess it's not really a commission in the sense of getting payed for commission work. Painted this up for my girlfriend. Was her choice colors and i think it turned out pretty well.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Working Hard

Figured i'd share a picture of me working hard in "the lab."

Edit: if you click on the pic, you can see some more paintings that were cropped out ;)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nike Dunks

I have a Thing for sneakers. Love sneakers! Actually have a pretty nice stash of them going on in the corner of my bed room.

thats actually from last year and i haven't updated it.. there is about 5 more pairs to that pile, most of them are all still in boxes.
But anyway, this post is about Nike Dunks. They are classics and i felt they needed some quality art inspired by them so I did this 11x14 painting of them yesterday.

I think it turned out pretty well and I'm thinking about doing some other color schemes as well. If you have any suggestions, let me know. Maybe I can get some of these up on Etsy.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Did up some snorlax paintings a while ago. this one is up on my etsy account

I made one for my friend DJ for his birthday, doens't he looks so happy to have one?

Monday, July 12, 2010

first friday

Jeez, I need to get in the groove of posting again. I attended First friday in Philadelphia again, with Christine, my loving girlfriend. She runs a cute blog over at Though we didn't sell much, we still had a good time and met some awesome people. I think it was mostly because of July 4th weekend and everyone was at the beach.

I always have blast and always enjoy feedback from what other people would like to see (pokémon-wise) and what they think of the style in general. I also enjoy when people are confused by the pokémon and the servbots... seems like a lot of people don't play video games haha. I seem to get "I like those robots" or "lego men" all the time. PLAY SOME MEGAMAN LEGENDS AND MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2! These are some classics.

Then i thought to myself... I should do other videogames and animes that no one plays to it's even more obscure. Then my target audience would be even smaller, probably not the best idea...

Oh well. Speaking of needing to update things, i need to update my etsy account and put some new paintings up (and take one off because i sold it at 1st friday). so much work to do...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Friday again?!

going to be back in Philadelphia for First Friday to show off some paintings, maybe even sell a few again. I got a good response last time, you can tell who the video game nerds are but the quick glances at the mudkip and hearing people mutter under their breath "I heard like mudkips." Always puts a smile on my face.

I got a bunch more paintings painted up. Most are more Pokemon and a couple of servbots. I have a list of pokémon in my head just waiting to be made into stencils or maybe just painted up. Though i love the hole "pop art" look of my current work, i think i wanna try and make some silly hand painted pokés.

I have had this feeling lately that I don't have enough time and canvases to create all the ideas in my head... I also blame video games for not having enough time for art, but thats just bad excuses and me not being good with time management. WORK WORK WORK PAINT PAINT PAINT!!

Monday, June 7, 2010


Got another painting up on etsy and it's everyone's favorite little rat! PIKACHU! this one if a bit different from the previous mudkip I have made, the pikachu stencil called for some different colors so i ended up using spray paint and acrylics together to get exactly what I was looking for! The end result is this awesome 11x14 painting.

see the full canvas at my etsy site

I've got a snorlax too but they sold out before I could get them up on etsy. First Friday was awesome and I just the reaction I was looking for, i feel like i should have came with more servebots and pokemon really... oh wait, you guys don't know about the servebots yet.... that will just have to be another post...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Some experimenting...

Been working on some ideas for painting a more collage style so I started trying to create some stuff in Photoshop for the idea I wanna go for. I always have so much fun doing this kinda stuff. I just want to keep adding and adding more stuff to it but I know I should stop haha. Here's a sample of what I've been messing around with.

Hopefully tomorrow will be nice in Philadelpha for First Friday. I'll be down there in Old City hanging out with some new paintings, so come check it out!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


So I have a friend that has beren begging me to do another Pokemon painting for him for his birthday. he wants a damn flygon... seriously... a Flygon.

I don't know if anyone has noticed but that's kinda out of my style, just not like "cutesy" enough for me. So I told him i would make Him a Bidoof. seems more fitting if you asked me. The weird Pokemon right next to say a Wobbuffet or a Wooper.
On one of the days I was working on some quick watercolors sketches in my book, he brought up the subject matter again, so I ended up painting a Bidoof and I figured I'd share it right you.

Friday, May 28, 2010

First Friday June!

Yeah that's right! I'll be attending the First Friday Extravaganza in Philadelphia next week. Well hopefully. I just hope it's a nice day! I've got some good paintings to sell off. Some are still for sale on Etsy but i'll be bringing them with me to Philly to see if they sell there. I've got some paintings to show off on here but they will have to wait till after this weekend, mostly due to 2 of them being my friends paintings for this birthdays and i don't want to show them off until they get to see them completed.

I feel like I should change the name of my blog to my name but still feeling undecided. SpawnoftheED is always just a place holder and the name I use for things such as screen names, and such But it doesn't seem right for a blog for art (soon to be Design)

Speaking of Design. In the Process of creating a new site layout. Sean Kennedy at wants me to create the hole thing for wordpress not sure how well that will work for a portfolio site but we'll see.
Currently my site Got Edgy dot com is looking a bit old and needs some shaping up. Plus I need to get better at my Web Design skills.

PS. I still owe the internet a water colored bidoof ;)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Oops I did it again!

Yeah that's right! I Herd you liek Mudkips is back for a round 2. Back up on Etsy is the new Mudkip! This time in a nice purple and and pink! so bright!

Trying to get more of these ready since it seems like a lot of people are digging them.
need to work on my next Pokemon stencil... Bidoof!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Hate to be that person that just gloats about new posts only about what they got for sale but, I got this crazy awesome Painting that I did of a Katamari Ball.

for those who don't know, Katamari or Katamari Damacy is a game from Japan made by Namco that is totally full of Drug induced images and game play. the concept of the game is to pretty much roll things up starting with small objects and slowly getting bigger and bigger to pick up bigger and crazier objects, kinda like a snowball effect.
i mean just look at that crazy intro!!

and justcheck out that gameplay

Needless to say, it's probably, the most fun I have ever had in a game and I find myself going back to it over and over again just to roll things up into a giant ball. Makes me giddily and puts a smile on my face every time!

If you own a ps2, ps3, psp, or an xbox 360, pick up a copy of one their many games. they are so addicting and entertaining!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I have a love for making stencils. They can be so relaxing to sit and cut out.
i really like the simplicity of the Rubik's cube and thought it would make an awesome stencil. And it is!

I never got the knack doing those Rubik's cubes. I've tried everything!!!. for this painting I decided I wanted those sides to be solved so they didn't irk me anymore!.

I've added it to etsy

Loved the colors, they just kind of flowed on to it perfectly. I made sure that the color scheme matched the original that I have so it didn't look to crazy... though it would look awesome if I Warhal'd it.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Wow! After only being listed for 2 days, I had my mudkip painting sold! i'm so hype! I'm definitely going to need to post some more stuff up on etsy shortly.... and post some more artsy stuff on here too.

I've been trying to Concentrate on drawing and sketching ideas and stuff again, but Call of Duty just keeps grabbing a hold on me. hopefully this weekend after my sweet bike ride, i'll feel inspired to get back to pen and paper and just doodle, maybe even start a new painting. Also need to paint another mudkip because the interwebs is in love with them.
I'm out for now though.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mudkips on Etsy

hey guys, I think I finally have Etsy all straighten out. So 1st things 1st, there is mudkips! That's right, you can now have you're own awesome mudkip painting to love and hang on your wall. Now when people walk into your house, you can just be like "hey, I herd u leik these" and most people won't get the joke! AWESOME!