Sunday, February 9, 2014

"...when I was nineteen and now we're staring at a screen..."

"surrogate, surrogate, surrogate, surrogate, surrogate..."
So I've started a tumblr, folks: tomeichacker.tumblr.com
This blog won't die, but I'll probably be posting on there more frequently if you're curious. 
Some photoshop fun




Monday, December 23, 2013

Still alive somehow...

Miraculously, I survived my first term at Art Center College of Design. Here's a bit of what I made while down there:
A tiny lil painting. Palm trees are probably the strangest plant on earth.

 Look Mom! Two models at once!
Gouache guy in da sketchbook.

Some chunky felt tip gestures.
 Trying to figure out the figure...

Hair hair hair...
Practicing emoshuns and expreshuns.
Don't look at me, it was everyone at Comics Club who started it with the vulgar material.
Letters from an alphabet made solely with iphone screenshots. 
Happy Holidays yall!

Friday, August 16, 2013

I miss my diagonal grilled cheeses...


Sharpie on paper.
These two guys were like gods to me when I was in seventh grade. And of course they still are. 
Acrylic on wood, 10" x 16"
After doing all those paintings of lonely landscapes and silhouettes, I felt the need to paint some faces.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Some odds and some ends...


No more high school! The image above was used on the leaflet for our school's graduation ceremony.  
Another painting-acrylic on wood as usual. 

Exciting news: In September I will begin studying illustration at Art Center College of Design! Whoop!  A few weeks ago I visited the campus for the first time and I was actually able to participate in a drawing class.  This is the portrait I drew from a model alongside real life illustration students. (Ballpoint pen on paper.)


 This portrait is not drawn from life, although His Holiness did visit Portland recently. (Dried up sharpie on paper.)
A quick painting for a group show at Rain City Coffee in the Hollywood district. Up until the end of the month, I believe.
Just a pretty girl sitting on a giant skull, yknow. 

So my old buddy Graham is a real gear head, always tinkering with one engine or another. He recently invited me to draw on a scooter he was rebuilding and I eagerly agreed. We sold it at a school fundraiser and made some money for the art department. Gotta earn them karma points somehow. 
Below is a detail from the body. Due to my procrastination and some crummy scheduling, I had to complete all the decorations on this bad boy between 6pm and  4am one frantic night. 
No more high school also means no more commute to high school. Here's a comic I drew chronicling that daily journey. 




Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I think I should go back to sleep...


"A Place of Plastic and Pavement"
Acrylic on wood, 10" x 23''

"An Emptiness"
Acrylic on Masonite, 7.5" x 7.5" 
Experience Art poster design
Gouache on paper, 10" x 6.5"

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Selfies and search engines...

A little self portrait...
Ink & colored pencil, 6" x 5"

"The Dog"
Acrylic on wood, 17" x 16.5"
 I bought a set of gouache tubes for the first time last week. This was my first test drive, which I ended up turning into a card for a friend... 

They're a whole different animal than acrylics or watercolor, kind of chalky and pale. And they smell super yogurty... but maybe that's just this cheap student-grade set. 

I ended up using them for this Google logo submission. "Doodle 4 Google" is a nation-wide, annual contest aimed at instilling a love for Google in thousands of young, receptive American minds. This year's prompt was "My Best Day Ever...". Hopefully, my Best Day Ever hasn't happened yet, but when it does, I'm pretty sure it will include a long bike ride and a beautiful girl.