Saturday, December 29, 2012

Quadropus

Sooooo, and yes I know it's been awhile but I promise I will post at least 3 times a week in months to come. As usual I have been consumed in my work and loving every minute of it. So as I type frantically to keep the wolves at bay, the Congo Sanchez two four breakbeat slang slowly put things in prospective. All bullshitting aside down to the brass tax Quadropus is an idea I came up with for a vinyl toy art show my friend Frank got me in to. I have never painted a toy so big before and with prosthetics. I used sculpy clay and shock proof glue to attach the extension pieces and eyeballs and eyelids. Once all the technical aspects where taken care of it was time to paint. I treated each piece like a it was an auto part I hung it and sprayed it from all angle. Once base coats of orange and yellow where done. I added some green spots on the sides. For my first time working in the toy medium and putting something into a show I was somewhat content with mr Quardropus even more content to a quite happy when I found out mr Pus sold at the show. I will admit I was sad to see him go but glad to see some dough, ha sorry don't mean to be corny.







Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dragoooonfly on a foot!

Cool little ditty, still have the background to do but I'm digging it.

Cool pins!!!!! Errrrrbody likes schwag

Got four designs in; good fortune cat, shartopus, self made(for the tattooers), and good ole PMA. $1each or $5 for all four shipped US. Look for more this spring!!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Myself and Mr.&Mrs."the Kid"Adams

Soooooo Monday night I got the opportunity to tattoo Jason Adams and his wife Korrine. Anyone that knows me knows I have been skateboarding basically my whole life, growing up in the Midwest it wasn't an easy lifestyle, sport, subculture to pursue. Either way you can't pick what you love it picks you and skateboarding got me at a young age. It was a gateway drug for me introducing me into awesome bands incredable artists it opened doors new and exciting! And I loved it all. In the mid nineties I saw Jason Adams skate for the first time and it changed my life or should I say it was a pivotal point in my life where everything made sense, I know how ridiculous that sounds. After that no matter what I was all about J Adams he was my Jordan, Bird, Pippen, he defines perfectly what skateboarding is and pushes its boundaries into what it's becoming. His art, style, and writings are unparalleled. This brings me to another love skateboarding has led me to, tattooing, through my artwork I was able to meet someone who has inspired it for many years. Today was awesome, I was able to give back a little who has given me so much. The tattoo I did on Jason was from a Minor Threat cover "the black sheep" on his lower forearm Korrine got the script "live free" with a simple two line bird on her wrist. Both tattoos where fun to do and the company made for an enjoyable evening. Can't wait to see J and KoKo again soon next time hopefully we can do some bigger pieces! Thanks again guys and thanks for taking the time to read my babble.
Good health
Good fortune
Fritz

Monday, July 30, 2012

FRITZ MERCH!!!! In stock and ready to ship

Sticker packs! Tshirts! Buttons! Mini prints!!!!! Get some!!!! All proceeds go to help find a cure for dysautonomia, I have it and it's no fun

Day of the dead cover up progress shot

Covering up a crummy old name on heather. She loves Steve Soto, so we went with one of his drawings and I tweaked a little bit, trying some color with the black and gray. Stay tuned more to come.

More progress on Cory's stomach

Almost coming to a close on this guy, I'm really into this piece. Can't wait till its done!!!

Evil koi! Muahhahahahahaha

Had a lot of fun drawing this one, I love doing Lois so hey it's a win win

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Up!!!!

Had fun doing this one in Maddie, lotta balloons. Lotta lotta balloons, soooooooo many balloons.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Idle seconds we murder while pondering possibility

Lines connecting lines intersecting lines creating images the waking eye recognizes. Translating the vision in our mind through the motion of our hands creating what most folk consider art. This study, this passion, this dedication wakes us in morning, yet spends the last match on burning midnight oils. We are driving to cast murals on walls , skin, canvas, multimedias that span from towering skyscrapers, to small roman numerals engraved on rice. This incredible vast world of art is infinite in possibility and fruitful of inspiration. The image chooses you, and that's what makes this world so great. There is no standard, just everyone's translation of the language. Which do you speak?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

T-shirts!!!T-shirts!!! Get em while they last.

Got some t-shirts for sale, all proceeds go to help find a cure for dysautomia, I have it and it sucks:( you'd be helping out a friend in need, thanks for your time.

Mercia be proud or git out.

Nice little Airforce badge. I did this one for our troops! Thanks for all you do for us.

A fire bird fighting a dragon, huh.

Progress shots on Dan's half sleeve, man I love me some black and gray.

Hot Water Music

Had fun doing this HWM palm stipple. Great great band

Sunken treasures guarded by the octopus

Progress on Cory's chest banger. Almost there.

Puh puh puh pirate!!!!

Davey j on Ash's leg. Shiver me timbers I had a grand ole time skin chiseling this one eh me maties. Sorry bad pirate humor

Saturday, May 19, 2012

New painting

Had fun doing this for a wood project. Can't wait for sum shellack!!!!

Bills mutant moose dear!!!!! Session 1

I really enjoy doing wildlife stuff and even better I love doing custom work. Bill told me to run with it so I added a little bit of this and a tad of that and came up with this bad boy. Thanks Bill I really dig this one!!!! Can't wait for session 2.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A little PMA for the road ahead

Got a PMA tattoo from Dano Stephens my dear friend and brother in arms. I also got to spread the positivity and tattooed him. Stoked and humbled, ready for war.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Little script go ya.

Sam wanted his daughters name on his forearm. I came up with this and we ran with it. Had a blast doing this one, it's been awhile since I got to do script, so I enjoyed it to the fullest.

Traditional blue rose on Riley.

Fun fun fun, Riley wanted a little reminder of her friend and wanted a traditional rose. I sketched this one up and she dug it, we decided to paint it blue. Turned out to be a fun little afternoon, thanks Riley.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stipider a.k.a. The stippled spider

Pretty stoked on this little banger. My buddy mike took me up on the offer to stipple out a tattoo on him, we came up with this and I'm really happy with it. Thanks to mike for having faith, and thanks to you for taking the time to check it out.

Monday, January 9, 2012

(walk in of the day) eye of Liz

So Liz and her niece roll into the shop mid afternoon on new years eve. She wanted an eye of Ra very girlie on her wrist so not too big. I came up with this and think we were both happy with the outcome. Thanks a lot Liz can't wait to start on the foot. Thanks for your time.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A viking with no name

The last painting of 2011 for the first project due out in 2012! out of all my paintings this year this one by far was my fav. I added a stop motion video of the line drawing and set up for the piece. Thanks for stopping by and stay classy world.











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(walk-in of the day) A skull and pipe wrenches for Mike

This one was a cool little forearm banger. Mike owns his own plumbing company and for his 40th birthday wanted to get his first tattoo expressing his love for plumbing, and evil skulls. It was his first tattoo so I wanted to do it up. He is into Paul Booth stuff but not as evil, so I came up with this for him. It turned out great and he loved it! Job done!