Monday, November 15, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010


duo, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Digital painting.

June 1969

June 1969, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Monday, August 23, 2010

blue 3

blue 3, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Friday, August 20, 2010

lusty wind for carolina

lusty wind for carolina, originally uploaded by boxspring.

A digital rendering of a painting. I forgot to take a photo of it before I sold it. I used bits from other paintings for the background. I liked the original and had it hanging for some time before I even did the bulk of the spray paint, the girl. It was one of the canvases that I brought back from school and reworked several times. Title comes from the book I used for most of the paper. 25 x 36 inches.

This was the begining of the digital paintings.

dress 3

dress 3, originally uploaded by boxspring.

more geometric shapes.

untitled (spin)

untitled (spin), originally uploaded by boxspring.

red 3

red 3, originally uploaded by boxspring.

new stuff i've been working on.

Monday, August 9, 2010


red , originally uploaded by boxspring.

Another digital painting.


green, originally uploaded by boxspring.

A new digital painting. I've been doing stuff with shapes that are more geometric and the like to change it up and progress. In addition, I wanted to do something that used the silhouette in a different way. The first draft of this had the figure in negative space with black surrounding her, it didn’t work for me so I just used the shape and lightened the backgrounds and foregrounds, I think it worked.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

untitled work in progress

untitled work in progress, originally uploaded by boxspring.

messing around with something

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Frances Hook Brunette in Snow & Blue Eyed Blond

Frances Hook Brunette in Snow, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Found at a thrift store for $2.50 each. I've been looking for something to paint on and thought these would be interesting, then I decided to keep them as is. I might do some digital overlay at some point.

Frances Hook Blue Eyed Blond

Frances Hook Blue Eyed Blond, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Friday, May 7, 2010


oval, originally uploaded by boxspring.

circle 3

circle 3, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Monday, April 26, 2010


jq, originally uploaded by boxspring.

I have been thinking about doing a Jonny Quest image for the past week, this is what I ended up with. Originally, it was a thin banner, but I thought it needed more of environment so it got bigger. The banner was about the size of the figures, the top was about an inch above the skull, the bottom about an inch below the feet.

I went into this with the idea I might do a t-shirt, but I think this is not going to be the final draft, I think it needs some more work and maybe more of an action shot of 'Jonny."

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wonder Woman #196 covered

I've been checking out the blog Covered for some time now, and I thought I would try my hand at doing a cover. I looked for a issue that had elements that I liked, notably something that had a woman on the cover, so when I found Wonder Woman #196 from October 1971, I thought it would be perfect. I wasn't really thinking of the negative implications of the image, Diana in tattered cloths with a target on her back, decidedly the victim and far from the strong woman I associate with the character.

The cover was during a time when Wonder Woman gave up her powers and lived as Diana Prince, a normal human with no super powers who ran a Mod-clothing boutique, fighting crime in her spare time. This version of Wonder Woman was a thinly veiled imitation of Mrs. Emma Peel from The Avengers. The cover is attributed to Mike Sekowsky and Dick Giordano.

I redrew the cover using the original composition and removed things I thought were irrelevant, such as the extra story titles and the gun, I felt the shadow of the gunman was enough. Her body in the original seemed short to me, so I drew her a bit taller, I changed the expression on her face from what looks like fear to something a bit more angry. I also removed her boots and belt, they just didn't work for me.

I drew the title by hand as I couldn’t find a font that matched, and I thought it looked kind of interesting on its own, very late sixties early seventies. Most of the stuff I did was to streamline the cover, make it less busy. I gave it more of a pulp novel feel that I thought it needed. Though I liked the rendition, I thought I could do a bit better.

I drew a second version with a slightly different composition and further removed information, just the figure and implied shadow of the gunman. I feel this is a better representation of my style than that of my first try. I stylized the cover a bit more with a shortened price and issue number box, a new font for the title and a modified barcode. If you scan the barcode, it would have all the publishing information. I felt the painted target on her back wasn’t enough, so multiple targets replaced it. The dirty framed edges are something I’ve been using in my other art for sometime now, it works for this.

Though my version of Wonder Woman is not as easily recognizable as popular renditions of her with the red white and blue outfit, it does fit with the feel of this particular era of the book. By issue #203, the “Women’s Lib Issue”, it was the end of the Diana Prince era and in issue #204, Wonder Woman went back to the traditional look that carries on till today.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

untitled (back 3)

untitled (back 3), originally uploaded by boxspring.

Viva La Shirley!

Shirley, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Messing around with a stencil design, I'll post a big one at some point.

Monday, April 12, 2010


girl, originally uploaded by boxspring.

girl sleeping


X1857, originally uploaded by boxspring.

This is the finished painting from this sketch. Big painting, 25 x 36 inches.

painting sketch

the fox and the girl

the fox and the girl, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Not the best scan, but you get the idea.

the roof

the roof, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


val, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


t, originally uploaded by boxspring.


skull, originally uploaded by boxspring.

black octopus

black octopus, originally uploaded by boxspring.


medusa, originally uploaded by boxspring.

flaming hair

flaming hair, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Mademoiselle Marguerite Micot

Mademoiselle Marguerite Micot, originally uploaded by boxspring.

An image I've been messing around with for awhile, still think it needs work. The title and text comes from an old business card from 1918.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Magic Bells

Magic Bells, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Spray paint on paper and canvas.

Trouble at Sea!

Trouble at Sea!, originally uploaded by boxspring.

From an old Supergirl comic.


Untitled, originally uploaded by boxspring.


circle, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Just posting some images.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The People's Princess Leia

I reworked this from a version made on the site. Originally I saw an image like this on teefury and missed the deadline for purchase. The Obamaized version was a bit lacking in detail, so I cleaned it up a bit especially around the lettering.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A New Blog

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So I’ve decided to create a new blog in addition to the Boxspring Creative blog, yes I know I never really write on that, or any of the other places I am supposed to write, so adding yet another thing to ignore seems a bit of a waste. But it’s not, and I will tell you why. The purpose of this new blog is to show artwork I’m planning, working on and stuff that I’ve finished that doesn’t necessarily fit in with Boxspring Creative or as projects for Gapers Block.

Why Project: Wall? Well, it’s a project about stuff that may go up on walls.