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How they were made: RP Chaos & Kindness Shoes

How they were made: RP Chaos & Kindness Shoes

What's the work that goes into these? Much to my surprise, people often think that the shoes that I paint by hand are digitally printed. I don't understand it because I always see the discrepancies in the work that you would largely avoid with digitally printed shoes....

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Birthday Present

Birthday Present

I have been waiting to share this multi-portrait as it was a surprise Birthday present for my lovely friend. I waited until he received it (frame and all) to post this. Portraits will always challenge me, especially if I am drawing people I care about. It's the...

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“Draw Your Day Notebook”

“Draw Your Day Notebook”

For several years I have struggled with a daily drawing/journaling practice that I enjoyed. Most daily drawing practices are either very simple like doodling or very complex drawings that are meant to be reiterated on for hours to days. Journaling was the same. You...

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Shoes for Ryan

Shoes for Ryan

After over 3 months of not making work, I had to do something that was meaningful to me and make something meaningful for someone else too. These are shoes that I handpainted for my good friend, Ryan, who is also a wonderful musician. They were a "thank you" for...

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Stevie and Harley

About three weeks ago I was given a challenge by a friend of mine to make a piece in seven days and then sell it in seven days. Well, me being a person that actually thrives on a challenge I wanted to see if I could push myself to do more than just one piece. It...

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When an artist compliments another…

When an artist compliments another…

It's not everday that you get to thank a musical artist for a compliment they gave you. A year ago I Tweeted out (using my old Twitter handle) sketches of a band that I found a new love for, Nothing But Thieves before their show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I wasn't...

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Completing Tyler and Josh

Completing Tyler and Josh

After several weeks of pretty agonizing self-doubt and wondering if I was going to finish these portraits, I finally completed them. I finally discovered what was wrong with Josh Dun's portrait. I found that his eyes were too dark and I don't mean dark in the value...

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