Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Month O' Monsters 2016 - The Ninth Post

Happy Halloween and Día de los Muertos, amigos! Here are some final pieces to leave you with. A screen printed gig poster, and two doodles from my sketchbook. I hope you had a great spooky season, and got real weird with it!

If anyone is interested, here are the Halloween movies I finished out the month with:

9. The Fog (1980)
10. Creature from the Black Lagoon
11. Ernest Scared Stupid
12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
13. Creepshow

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Month O' Monsters 2016: Guest Spook!

Today's monster is brought to you by my sweet baby sister- Jenna!

Check out more of her work here: https://www.behance.net/JennarationFlack


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Month O' Monsters 2016 - The Eighth Post

Every year I try to make October my month to watch spooky and scary movies, (for obvious reasons). The movies may even be comedy, but they all fit a monstery, or halloweeny, bill in some way. The other night I watched Arachnophobia, it got me in a spidey mood, and this big fella made a home in my sketchbook.

I've been trying to do a better job of being in my sketchbook more. I want to get back to working by hand, with markers, pens, pencils, etc, to flesh out ideas and depend less on the 'puter. Hopefully you'll be seeing more of these sketchbook entires.

If anyone is interested, below are October's Halloween movies so far. I started about a week ago, and my goal is to hit thirteen movies by the 31st. If the list seems a little odd or random, it's because I try to have a completely different list each year, and I like it to have a good mix.

1. Hocus Pocus
2. Arachnophobia
3. Fright Night (1985)
4. Interview with the Vampire
5. The Black Cauldron
6. The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
7. Gremlins 2: The New Batch
8. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Month O' Monsters 2016 - The Seventh Post

Here are the remaining three (of six total) prints from the my Scewby Dewd series. Like I wrote before, these pieces are mashup screen prints, created by layering images, patterns and colors. When going through the imagery that I would be using for these prints, I was inspired by the juxtaposition of retro monsters combined with pretty ladies modeling mid-century hair and clothing. These combinations reminded me of the fun of the old Scooby Doo cartoons. I tried to choose a color palette that matched the zaniness and spookiness of the series, and the rest is history! - Kyle Blair

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Month O' Monsters 2016 - The Sixth Post

I have returned from France! Shout out to Kyle B for posting some great spooks while I was away.

Without further ado, here's my next monster-

-Jason F

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Month O' Monsters 2016 - The Fifth Post

Last summer, I attended Frogman's Print Workshops in South Dakota, where I had the unique opportunity to learn under some of the best printmakers currently working in the country. One of the classes I took was under screen printer, Carlos Hernandez. One of the many screen printing techniques that Carlos enjoys using is creating mashup prints. Part borrowed imagery, part chaos, and part collage, these techniques were such a therapeutic mix of going with the flow and  being deliberate at the same time. I especially wanted to take his class to help me learn to loosen up again and abstract a little more.

During this class, I created a series of six prints that I titled the Skewby Dewd series. Using imagery of retro monsters and women modeling mid-century hair and clothes, I tried to use a palette of colors that were both spooky and fun.

- Kyle Blair

Below are the first three in the series:

Month O' Monsters 2016 - The Fourth Post

Hey! I guess I'll post some monster-related art. Why shouldn't I? Jeb Kennedy is my grandpa too!

Here is a little send-up to one of my favorite monster artists of all time, Jim Phillips. This guys is the king of gross, detailed, radical, monstery art. His stuff is so fun and in your face, and it helped shape the styles of so many artists after him.

One of his most iconic images is the Screaming Hand logo for Santa Cruz Skateboards. Below is a version of this famous hand in my own style.

(Side note: Jim Phillips' son and fellow Santa Cruz artist, Jimbo Phillips, liked my version of the hand on Instagram.)

Take some time to check out some of Jim Phillips' monster art for yourself!

- Kyle B.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Month O' Monsters 2016 - The Third Post

Leaving for France today so the next post might be a little delayed. This eldritch horror will just have to tide you over until then.


Monday, October 10, 2016

Month O' Monsters 2016 - The Second Post

Sorry this one's a little late! Hurricane Matthew rolled through last week and made it very difficult to get a post out. Hope you enjoy it, nonetheless.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ladies & Jebs: The Good, The Bad and The Dummy (the deck!)

Yo! Here is the finished version of my last Ladies & Jebs illustration on a recycled skateboard deck! (It's not a great photo, but you get the idea for now.) I've got a lot of these planned, so hopefully we can expect to see more!

(Special thanks to Natalie Slater and Mark Dewbre for helping me in the studio!)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Ladies & Jebs: The Good, The Bad and The Dummy

(click to enlarge)

Happy Ladies & Jebs, you guys! Here is an illustration Ive been working on for a skateboard design. I'll post photos of the deck soon!       <3 KB

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ladies & Jebs: Annabelle The Axe (with Cranston)

Hey everybody! Sorry i'm a bit late to the party- I was in San Francisco and then got sick for awhile. Anyway, I'm here and i've got some fun drawings to share with you! 

I don't really have a set theme for my ladies- mostly i'm just taking traditional RPG roles and putting my spin on them.  The first one that I decided to tackle was "hunter"- and that's how Annabelle was born.

I've been trying a new coloring style with these ladies- more graphical and exaggerated- and I think its been pretty successful so far. Hopefully you enjoy it as well.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ladies & Jebs: You Sexy Beast!

Here's the start of something beautiful! Ladies & Jebs is back, and what better time than Women's History Month? So pull up a chair this month as we toss up some art dedicated to all the ladies!

This print may look familiar to a few of you. I was recently part of a Bigfoot art show in Tulsa, OK, and this screen print was one of two pieces in the show. This print is dedicated to all the sexy beasts out there, and the wild animals who love them.

Happy Ladies & Jebs! We hope you enjoy! (Please send all complaints to jasoncflack@gmail.com)