Thursday, March 31, 2011

Untitled, aka Quite Two-Sided

Pen and marker on drawing paper.  Half-man, Half-psychedelic-mess.  Inspired by someone who looks in person to me like he was created by Peter Max.  

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Todd Trainer Jazz Time

Drawn with marker and colored pen.  The drummer for Shellac plays his kit with a hammer and a sword while a member of the blue man group (wearing non-blue clothing) blows sausage links out of a modified trumpet.

He's not a mirror image, his hands are on backwards

This is a recent drawing of a cartoon-y guy made entirely from colored pens on drawing paper.  Anyway, I drew his hands backwards and thought for a moment that maybe he's a mirror image of himself, but obviously a mirror wouldn't work quite like that.      

Monday, March 28, 2011

All Consumes All, Radiates Uncertainty

Marker and pen on rag paper.

I drew this checker-faced monster while in a dark mood.  Note that some of his chakras putting out the wrong colors.  Everyone's about to eat everyone. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My portrait of Louis C.K.

 Various colored pens and markers on drawing paper.

Louis C.K. is a recent hero of mine.  I hope to have done him at least a shred of justice.  I know his hair is supposed to be red, but black and brown pens are what I had on hand at the time. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Walls Have Eyes, And They Are Crying

Marker and pen on bristol board.

I drew this crying eye on a wall between sound-checking some bands, and showtime.  No deep meaning, unless you want to read into it.    

chicken leg playin' guitar man

Pen and marker on drawing paper.

I honestly intended to have him hold a guitar, but he ended up holding a chicken leg instead.  I'm glad.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Don't look back too closely.

 My second fake album cover. A pen-and-marker drawing of Bob Dylan sidestepping that whole Basement Tapes/The Band era, and opting for the Elvis-y Las Vegas performer thing, just in case going electric didn't piss off the folk purists enough.  Here's the cover for a live album from the late 60's/early 70's.  No back cover.  Sorry.   

If Ziggy Zagged instead of Zigged

My first fake album cover, drawn with pen and marker.

If David Bowie had decided to go in a country-ish direction in the mid 70's (instead of his plastic soul adventures), this is the album cover he probably would have had.

This is the back cover with the would-be credits and track listing.  I'll be that collaboration with Ry Cooder would be a phenomenal piece of work.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shadow under the panic

by Jeff Irving
Pen and marker on marker paper

1st post....testing

Hello everybody.  Welcome to my art blog.  I will be posting various drawings, paintings, and other artings here for your viewing pleasure.  I also have prints of some of these pieces, and will shortly set up shop for your purchasing pleasure.  Other insanities may yet manifest on this corner of the interweb as well.  I'll get some actual content up shortly.