Sunday, November 18, 2012

Skate or Fry...

I'll spare you the story of how I was a poser in 6th and/or 7th grade.  My pals were skaters and I was still in my chubby "I can eat 2 whole Church's chicken breasts, a couple of wings, 2 ears of corn, and maybe 2 of their peach pies" stage.  I also had a "skater" haircut.  I could not skate and I didn't have a skateboard.  To make matters worse, they misspelled my name in the yearbook that year.  "Shanea".  To be fair, in my state at the time, I had what could have passed for the beginnings of breasts.  Man, it also sucked that I wore THE SAME SHIRT for yearbook pictures two years in a row.  Thanks for watch dogging me there, mom.  Sigh.

But all of that is water under the bridge...or...ya know...asphalt under the wheels?  That was a stretch.  Sorry.

Anyway, this is a piece I did for the "Art on the Move" art auction organized by Hernando Skates, the folks involved with bringing a long overdue skate park to my hometown of Hernando.  I was asked by their public relations director (and old friend) Miranda Mitchell to donate some art.

This was one of the first things I've done outside of my editorial work for the CA and since my departure.  To be TOTALLY honest, I didn't even know how to approach image-making that wasn't guided by some type of article or narrative.  I just futzed around in my sketchbook for a while and after drawing lots of horned people in profile, which I have a weird tendency toward, I panicked, settled on one, and gave him a skateboard necklace and a pair of Chuck Taylors for earrings.  Then he just sort of turned into a devil guy with a flaming, severed head and I settled on the concept of "skate or fry" instead of "skate or die".  That's what all the skate rats said, right?  Skate or die?  Or am I totally square and just making up lame stuff?

If I had my druthers I'd make a few changes to this guy, but I'm just going to commit to him be a one-off print and call it a day.

Anyway, here he is.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

When you wish upon a STAR...WARS.

The first of what will probably be many Disney/Star Wars themed pieces on the blog.  :)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Raise a little Hell

Here are both versions of my Hellboy for the Superhero Cocoa Halloween contest.  Check it out and you'll see Kayla Cline's awesome drawing of Castiel dressed as Hellboy!

Send me an angel...

...right now.  right now.

Does anyone else remember the 80's stunt BMX movie RAD?  I loved that movie.  I mean loved.  To be honest I was probably obsessed with it.  We watched the VHS tape so many times that it became discolored and fuzzy.  That may or may not have also been due to it being a bootleg copy.  Who knows?

But Shane, what does that have to do with the images of Hellboy below?  I'm glad you asked.  There's a scene in RAD in which the hero, a guy named Cru Jones...which I just thought was the shit at the time...has a dance number with Lori Loughlin (another stunt rider) during the high school prom.  It's pretty epic.  If you don't think so that means you probably suck at understanding epic.

Anyway, I may or may not have "Send me an angel" by Real Life in my iTunes playlist and I may or may not have thought of it when I drew this picture of Hellboy dressed as an angel from a popular tv show.  I can't say who just yet, but you'll see soon enough.  This is a promo piece I did to accompany a really awesome promo piece by bestest pal Kayla Cline for the SHCC Halloween 2012 contest...which I am immensely excited about.  I am so excite!  ehem.  Anyway...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Here's a sneak peek at a little fella I drew recently and who will soon make his debut on shirts, posters, and a billboard for the House of Mews somethingth annual Meowathon, "Run for the Claws". It has a lot of names. I'm pretty sure this is the 9th annual race, but my brain might also be making that up. In that case I'll come back here and correct it. Anyway...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I don't know what I'm doing

Hey Everyone, it's been a long time since we rocked and rolled...or you know...since I posted.  So long that things around here got dusty and there were some bots posting.  Is that a thing?  Is that a real thing?  Am I using that correctly?  I'm sure I'm not.  I don't know what a bot is, but I had people posting advertisements for products as comments on my posts.  For now I will call them bots because it's less offensive than RATSOUPEATINGMOTHERFUCKERS.  oops.

Anyway, in honor of my push to start working on more personal work again...I'm posting this thing that I never finished and haven't looked at in years.  Someone offer some suggestions.  "Throw it out and start over" is also a suggestion.


Monday, April 09, 2012

I know. I know. I haven't posted in a long time.

A long time.  For now, enjoy the updated advent calendar...which you've all probably already seen in the paper...IN DECEMBER.  Get over it.  I'll post some new illustrations later this evening.

And here it is...the completed calendar!

You're welcome.