Thursday, October 30, 2014

Portfolio 2014

I've been attempting to update my portfolio on and off over the last few months and although there is still more to add, I started the process of posting the pages I have so far! With any luck, this will hopefully enhance my networking and freelance opportunities. Currently there is work in here that spans some of my college career, personal works and freelance jobs.. As it is a continuous work-in-progress please don't hesitate to let me know what you think, I'd love to hear your invaluable thoughts and opinions!!  I've put a link below, but it will also be available as a linkable tab in the top right corner of the blog below the header!


As well, if you or someone you know may be interested in freelance work, please be in touch via message or email: dustin@dustyart.com

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Analytical Figure Drawing

Hey! I haven't posted in a while, but here's some recent figure drawings for the Analytical Figure Drawing class I'm taking right now at the Concept Design Academy!




Monday, June 30, 2014

Hello again!

How does the time go so fast!? It seems like I was just here posting and next thing you know, BAM! ...It's July, already.  Well I got some more artwork coming and some other projects lined up but in the meantime, here's some pages from the sketchbook.  Enjoy!






Saturday, May 3, 2014

HUGE May Update!

Wow! It seems like it's been forever since I've updated my blog..  A lot has happened since then, so hopefully I can update a little bit.

I'll have you know that it's only taken a billion years, but I've finally wrapped up the illustrations for what is to be my second published children's book. I feel very thankful and appreciative to have been working my last couple projects under this publishing company. It's never what I could have envisioned, but it It's been a fun, unknown road to walk down and hopefully it will open more doors in the future. I am excited to see how the end result looks in all of its finalized glory, but until then I am equally as excited to move on to other ventures and opportunities. I have a couple things lined up and I will be trying to stay on top of my shop website and portfolio as well as continuing to accept any potential freelance opportunities. Thank you all for your continued support, it never goes overlooked!

Secondly, here are some sketches and doodles you may have missed





As well, I was recently selected to showcase my works at the upcoming RAW event in Hollywood on Saturday, June 7th.  Below is a personalized advertisement page for the RAWartists event that I am going to be showcased in. It's bound to be a blast. There is going to be a menagerie of inspiring and talented artists displaying talents ranging from visual art and fashion to live music and film. It's going to be located at Boulevard 3, a supremely nifty venue that's bound to keep things fun and classy.  Here is an official FB link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/556494104449045/



I would absolutely love to see you all there as I will be displaying and selling my artwork.. If you are interested in attending, you can buy tickets at the link below for $15. If you click on the link with my name to purchase tickets, it will automatically place you on the guest list both at the venue and in my heart. It is well worth the price to attend this overloaded art bonanza and I look forward to seeing you at my booth! I will be selling some framed and un-framed prints there and will have a card reader so both cash and card will be accepted!

http://www.rawartists.org/dustyart

I will keep you all informed as news gets sent my way.. Please let me know if you have any questions! 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Art here and there..

Was at the coffee shop today and did a lil' quick n' dirty in between other projects


...and here are some 30 minute spitpaints for the FB group! Enjoy!




Saturday, February 15, 2014

First published children's book!

You guys! I came home to some of the published copies of the first children's book I contributed illustration's to last year.. with my buffalo gracing the cover, no less. It's even got that new book smell. 

Let me know if you're interested in obtaining one or finding out more!



Friday, January 31, 2014

Missing Someone

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.  
-Lamartine

A little Valentine's Day inspired sketch.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Makin' prints

Made up some prints that I'm gonna try to sell at the Boombox Social event going on tonight in Los Angeles

...My dog Joey put himself there for scale



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A couple more quick paintings

Here are a couple more of those daily 30 min quick paintings I've been doing 

"Demon in a dark, winter alley" 


"Modern police"

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Infini-tree?

Another quick paint tonight for the category of "Tree of Infinite"


Friday, January 17, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Spitpaints and Shops

It's been a little while, but I have a couple of updates.. I've started doing some 30 minute quick paintings for a FB group called Daily Spitpaints, so here are a couple I've done so far:

Satellite


 Toxic Pools


As well, I've finally gone ahead and opened up an Etsy shop for myself where I am currently selling select prints of some of my pieces.  Here is a link to the website shop!


Please stop in and let me know your thoughts! 

Friday, January 3, 2014

The New Year Dragon

I look forward to a new year full of new opportunities and growth as an artist


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Curmudgeon

A sketch of an old man and a bird..  The start of an unlikely friendship, no doubt.


Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Aviator

It's been a while, but I got some time to work in a quick sketch for the Cup O' Doodle blog.. I included the original scribble underneath to show the inspiration.  



Monday, November 25, 2013

Veterans Day Sketch

A belated sketch dedicated to my grandfather and all those who have served


Monday, November 11, 2013

Lil' Dancer

A little late night sketch inspired by a wonderful dancer I know

Friday, October 18, 2013

Faces 2!

Some more (unamused) faces from different places.. There's so many lost sketches strewn about


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Faces!

I compiled a page of random faces I found in different places!






Sunday, October 6, 2013

Chilly Autumn

A little warmup I did this morning, messing around with brushes and a short time restraint!  Always tryin' to get faster.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Admiral

The freelance craziness seems to be winding down temporarily, so I'm going to attempt to make up for my lack of posts as of recent.  Here's a quick an' dirty character I did for the Cup O' Doodle blog.. More to come soon!



Monday, September 16, 2013

A King's Birthday

Ah, another birthday for my dad.. Another reason to give him a random hand illustrated card.  It's always fun to do these sketches for him because he encourages the random and irreverent! 


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

iam8bit "Everybody's A Somebody" Gallery Opening!

Wow!! What a wonderful turnout for the iam8bit "Mr. Men/ Little Miss" show tonight!! It was seriously amazing how they completely renovated and transformed the gallery. However, none of that mattered more than the fact that I got to see so many friends and family coming through to show their support. I am beyond humbled and thank you all so much. You mean the world to me!! Anyway, I thought since the show has officially ended, I would go ahead and post my submission:

Name: A Little Lineup
Size: 14" x 31" (w/o frame)
Medium: Pencil/Digital


I decided to go a bit of a different route and do a more realistic interpretation of some of the colorful characters from the series using their color schemes and props to give them their individual flair. Enjoy!

Go and visit the gallery over at 2147 W. Sunset, it should be staying open 'til the first week of Sept.  Enjoy!






Sunday, August 18, 2013

Who Nose?

Just a little sketch in between all the other work.  More is coming..


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Girl at the bar

I apologize for the lack of posting as of late.  The good news is, I have been neck deep illustrating what is to be my first published children's book.  Although I can't reveal anything from it yet, just know that things are cooking in the kitchen.

I did, however, take a little trip up north and found a little time to do some light sketching.  Here's a sketch of a girl at a bar I did in San Francisco.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Waiting for Fishes

Like so many of my talented colleagues out there, one of my main goals as of late is attempting to compile and organize my collected illustrations over the past few years into a volume of sorts to be printed into a book.  I did a mockup of a tentative cover page based off an old idea I had long ago.  The title seemed appropriate too, because so much of being an artist is casting your line out and seeing what bites.  Anyway, I'd love to know what you all think and to see if this collection would be something you may be willing to purchase.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

First Sight

A little sketch up I got going for a personal side illustration.. The lady and her dog was an afterthought, but I'm thinking about keepin' em in.



Sunday, June 16, 2013