Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thirsty Whale Tavern (part 2)

My napkin @ the Thisty Whale Tavern, 40 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Maine.

And not only that, here's the one from the day before yesterday, hung up (thank you, Kirsten!).

And not only that, here's the one I just did with the first one, hung up before we even had a chance to leave!

Friday, June 07, 2013

April Fool Square Kat

As you may (or may not) have noticed, I've failed to post the finished version of my April Fool Square Kat, and there's a perfectly good reason for that.

While I was in the middle of painting the little tyke, I stopped to check my email and found I had gotten one from a representative of the Toonseum in Pittsburgh. He told me about this thing they've been doing for a couple of years now in conjunction with East End Brewing, also in Pittsburgh. The brewery creates a limited edition beer (Belgian-style, dark ale) called Illustration Ale, and they ask six illustrators to create the labels to make a "six-pack." Then—and here's the best part—he asked me to be one of the illustrators for this year's batch!

Pretty cool, I thought.

And then I thought, oh crap. Now I have to come up with an idea.

Right about then I went back to painting, and as I thought about what I could come up with, the little guy on the board in front of me showed me how cool he would look with a stein in his little paw.

He's such a boozer.

I'm obligated to hold out on posting the complete final painting until after the unveiling (which should be within a couple of weeks; the beer's still brewing), but here's his little stein paw while you wait.

Will reveal the rest at a later date.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013