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As of late I’ve been working on a few various projects, while also working. So the site updates have slowed for a bit. Some of the current things on my list are to add more gallery pages, including mixed media, sculptural works, and a page to display all my murals and set work. Might even include a page of advertising signs (mostly chalk and marker pieces) and logos I’ve done over the years.

In the meantime, between designing some imagery for clothing prints, friend’s companies and possibly my own run once I get the hang of screenprinting. I’m also doing two comics, concept art, small commissions (including some quick portrait work) and the always fun, tattoo designs.

Some of these will innevitably end up on this site as time goes. But for now,here’s a selection of various imagery from my sketchbook over the past couple weeks.

Note, some is NSFW, as my sketchbook often ends up becoming. Others, are just plain dark and strange, as anyone who has seen what I create regularly should expect.

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This first shot is a sketch for a sister piece to one of the current drawings I’m working on. The Technocristy piece for those who’ve seen the sketch on here.

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Random sketching from this weekend while working at a music and arts festival. Just flow of the mind type stuff creating some digging monster.

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This one you should certainly keep an eye out for as an upcoming piece, playing with different ideas (as usual) and looking forward to seeing this one come to light, as it’s been a recurring concept in my books.

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Small compilation of a few varied female form drawings. I’d shared this on my instagram feed after a friend mentioned that I draw women with added horns and less clothes quite well. So sharing again.

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One last sketch, this one may become a final cap on the technological drawings involving the one above and Technocristy. Will see how the sketches.progress.

That’s all the sketches for now. Also, this entire post is being put together entirely on my phone as an experiment to see how well the app works, and if I can eventually update entirely on the go. Which would certainly make the site updates more frequent. Any feedback is greatly appreciated on this one. Thanks.

JG out.

So, while I’ve been showing work through the Townhouse Gallery, I’m also creating some permanent murals at the second gallery location for the curator. It is pretty cool to have my work part of the permanent display alongside many other artists, some of whom I’ve recently had the pleasure to meet and show work with. All great people.

For this project, I was asked if I could work on a wall with some pre-existing artwork. Frankly, it just needed something else that the other artist hadn’t put into it. So I decided to add my flavor to the mix.
What was already on the walls (Not my artwork as I had no input or knowledge of it before I came to the space):

This is NOT MY ART

This is also NOT MY ART

Okay, so now that you’ve seen what was there for me to work with (note, the blue strips are the tape I put down to help me transfer my sketch onto the wall) which was  butterflies, a statue with red ‘stones’ and a heart thing. The lettering I decided was going to be more of a focal point than the butterflies. So I started my creation, and over a couple days, the blank background started to fill in with something from a fairytale.

The view you get while coming up the stairs

First of all, I wanted something to integrate the skylight that was there, and to stick with the lighthearted scene present, I decided a tree with flowers and little fairies would be most appropriate. Also, I don’t often paint lighthearted cute things, and I do like to sometimes when the situation calls for it.
Here we go with some details and explanation

Added some clouds below the butterflies on the stairwell area

This was actually the first thing I painted on the wall, just wanted something light and soft looking at the base of things to break up the monotony of the blue wall. So I went with this cloudlike approach, which I realized also looks very mountainous from this angle. awesome.

Still looking up.

Here you can start to see more detail in the branches, make out some of the flowers and possibly even see a small fairy or two. The most important thing for me was to put something under the floating heart thing, as it bothered me that it was such a central attention grabber and made little sense. Soooo, branch under it.

and from the landing

Think the lettering pops even more with the complement of greens behind it. I did try and paint things softer so they wouldn’t make the wall overpowering, which I think worked well.

more of the ceiling

The wires hanging above it are where the lighting fixture will be mounted when construction at the space is done.

and here are a couple little closeups of some of my favorite little ladies. There is a total of  8 of them, but you need to view the space in person the enjoy the fun of finding them.

just chilling next to a flower

This one you may recognize from the art show flyer I posted up last week (using a lower resolution photo) she’s a cutie. By the way these little fairies are about 2-3″ tall on the wall, so it really is a treat for those who take a moment to look for them.

also taking a breather and enjoying some flower company

There you are, that’s the first mural (although may add a few small details this week)

I think it came out pretty damn good as a way to work with what was existing on the wall without overpowering the space or other artwork. Success? You tell me.

~JG out for now. More imagery up sometime this weekend.

This is actually I piece I finished in 2011, but didn’t have any good quality imagery of it until just before this recent show at the Townhouse Art Gallery. She got a bit of attention there, anyway, here she is for your viewing pleasure.

Kind of love painting on skateboards

and a couple closer up shots. First the top half, and then the bottom half. She (like just about everything else I post that isn’t a commission) is for sale also, if interested shoot me an email.

Dont mess with a badass chica with a stake

Undead hands,.....

That’s the board. Oh and if you’re wondering why the shape looks a little strange, it’s because it’s a coffin shaped skateboard. Special kind of look to em.

 

Hey all, been a little busy so far in 2012.

Did another small mural down in Broad Channel, NY. However, seeing as I’ve been asked to do an extension of it by the business owner (and the pics I got of the finished part was at night and not the best of quality shots), I’ve decided to hold off on posting the images just yet. But should be back there in another week or two.

Have a pretty cool drawing in the works or which I’ll show a little teaser here.

Cybernetic things are always a pleasure to draw

Some of you may recognize this character as the girl in the “TechChristie” sketch I posted in November. Decided to see what I could do with some blue pencil and a nice surface and this is where that started heading.  Still a lot of surface to cover, and then I’ve got to decide what I’m doing with the drawing, be it leaving it as is, adding paint, or scanning and coloring digitally. That last one is happening anyway as I’ve been playing with programs a little in my spare time when I do have it. Will see, so be sure to check back for this one.and should have a finished painting or two up by the end of the week.

There are a few other projects that are in the works that I’m really excited about, but wont go into detail on those yet. Just looking forward to seeing how things progress.

Happy 2012.

JG