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Here’s a few samples from a recent story I illustrated for Education.com. They are a great Bay Area company that provides parents resources to make learning fun for their kids. This particular story is about… Read more »
$20 drawing for Ben in Dublin, CA…thanks Ben! To order your own custom piece, send a request to email@example.com link
Pet portrait commission. Acrylic on 8×8 inch canvas
This is my Custom Diana Clone from the Diana World Tour exhibit. The Tour kicked off in the San Francisco Lomography store on May 10th, 2012. Check out this cool video from the show as… Read more »
The first stop in the Diana World Tour is at the SF Lomography store on 309 Sutter Street. Check out custom Diana clones from 10 local artists (myself included), as well as the famous Detrich… Read more »
This animation was created by myself and Patrick Kouse…enjoy!
“Looks like they are calling me down at the office. Hey Alfred, can you take a break from dusting an old suit of armor and pull the Batmobile around for Bruceman…I mean Batman? Well anyways,… Read more »
Behold, the Pepper Mill! This makes guitars go into overdrive…in a good way. This is a custom guitar pedal that I made with Trevor Morris. I painted the outside cover and came up with the… Read more »
This sharp lil’ workaholic goes out to Michelle in Queensland, Australia…thanks Michelle! Send all drawing requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
18×24 inchesAcrylic on canvas This is the piece that I created for the “Menagerie” art exhibition and benefit for the San Francisco SPCA at Modern Eden. Modern Eden www.moderneden.com 403 Francisco st. @ Powell st…. Read more »
This $20 drawing goes out to Nate in Columbus, OH…thanks Nate! Send all drawing requests to email@example.com
From “Breaking Bad” This $20 drawing goes out to Troy in Reno, Nevada…thanks Troy! To request a drawing of your own, send an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org
This $20 drawing goes out to my friend Bret in Orlando, FL…thanks Bret! To order your own $20 drawing, send a request to email@example.com
Now at Lower Haters in SF…this three color silkscreened tee will turn some heads at the dog park! www.lowerhater.com
This $20 drawing goes out to Erin in Knoxville, TN…thanks Erin! For more info on my $20 drawings, visit this blog post: www.thegrossuncle.com/2009/08/20-drawings.html Send all drawing requests to firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Fan Page Twitter
Commissioned pet portrait acrylic on canvas 8×8 in
Commissioned pet portrait acrylic on wood panel 5×5 in
10×10″ acrylic on wood panel. This piece will be in the “Woodland Group Show” at Modern Eden. www.moderneden.com
This sugary lump dog goes out to Chelsea in Pittsburgh, PA…thanks Chelsea! For more info on my $20 drawings, visit this blog post: www.thegrossuncle.com/2009/08/20-drawings.html Send all drawing requests to email@example.com
Boo! *cough* Boo!
Commissioned pet portrait 8×8 in acrylic on canvas This pet portrait depicts the client’s dog Oliver as a Psychiatrist, consulting a somewhat distraught little pug. Here’s the reference photo that I was provided with…what a… Read more »
Recently I was asked to participate in an art walk put on by Urban Solutions SF, a non-profit organization here in San Francisco. The art walk, called “2 Blocks of Art”, is just that…2 blocks… Read more »
This piece accompanied an article about growing pot in your dorm room…for the Boston Phoenix.
Two fresh sharpie-smellin’ $20 drawings are out the door and on their way to meet their owners! The first is for Abbey in Orlando, Florida…thanks Abbey! And this one goes out to Matt in Denver,… Read more »
These two $20 drawings are in the mail today… This is Sockhead, for Diane in Portland, thanks Diane! This is Texas Man, for Dave in Austin, thanks Dave! Order up your own personalized $20 drawing… Read more »
Graphite on gessoed board 14.25×12″ See it at Big Umbrella Studios as part of “The Evilest Place on Earth” show.
I would like to offer my creative services up to anyone who has a furry friend, pet, companion, best bud, etc and would like a portrait made of them. Here’s an example of some recent… Read more »
This skateboardin’ cat hero is painted on a skate deck that I got thanks to my friend Trevor. He skated this thing until it was a battered mess, and I really liked the used look… Read more »
Rick Kitagawa and I collaborated on this tee design, and printed them on the opening night of our latest show “Bestiarum Vocabulum”. It features two finely illustrated beasts in a heated display. Each tee design… Read more »
Check it out this week in the SF Weekly paper! This illustration is about a local SF woman who recorded the entire Smiths discography acapella. I have not heard this recording myself, but I hope… Read more »
I am very honored to be featured on the Pixar blog PixArt this month! Big thanks to Jerrod Maruyama for reaching out and giving me the opportunity to give my own spin on some Monsters,… Read more »
Cryptozoology (from Greek κρυπτός, kryptos, “hidden” + zoology; literally, “study of hidden animals”) refers to the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. This includes looking for living examples of animals that are… Read more »
Art show time! I have teamed up with fellow Renaissance man Rick Kitagawa for this upcoming collaborative monster-based show at Big Umbrella Studios! Check it out on Friday March 4th! The show will feature many… Read more »
On this memorial day of thanks, we here at Gross Uncle Industries would like to gather around the internet-shaped dinner table and share our mutual appreciation of: Moist towelettes (unscented) The cat across the street… Read more »
The back of a sketchbook.
Hey Gary, the bus left fifteen minutes ago.
I was recently asked by the great folks at the Seattle Weekly to provide my unique interpretation for an article about the Vans Warped Tour for their Music section. In the piece, author Sara Brickner… Read more »
My rep Scott Hull just wrapped up his second interview with Thomas James from the popular illustration podcast “Escape From Illustration Island”…he offers a double serving of insightful answers and thought provoking questions relevant to… Read more »
This big-hatted sports fan goes out to Anthony in Portland, ME…thanks Anthony! If you would like a custom-made $20 drawing for yourself, then email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for one.
Made these two 6×12 paintings especially for the walls of the mighty Fabric8! Go check them out if you live in San Francisco.
This shaky-fisted ape goes out to John in Mississippi, thanks John! Want to get an original sharpied-up $20 drawing of your own? Then send a request to email@example.com and I’ll make you one!
Knife pokes and crooked spokes.
The SF Weekly’s “Best of San Francisco” issue has officially hit the stands…and it features dozens of local artists, including myself. The issue is extremely fresh looking and boasts three different front covers, so collect… Read more »
A super wow-shake with whatevs and all the fixins please!
These square animals (squarenimals?) go out to Kirsten in BC…thanks Kirsten! Is it $20 drawing time? Send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
This charming and photogenic fella goes out to Sarah in New York…thanks Sarah! Send $20 dollar requests to email@example.com
My recently completed “Step Brothas” shoes are now up in the soon-to-be open and sure-to-be awesome Vans store in DC! The display looks really great, and the other artists that I am paired with… Read more »
OMG, don’t look now…but that guy is still there.
makes ah me sweat.
Here we observe the male specimen engaged in a jaunty display of affection. This particular move is composed of gentle hip and knee swivels that allow the females within earshot to hear his wet and… Read more »
Here are two painted Vans customs I recently completed… Skull Flurries: Step Brothas:
“Coffee ‘n Mixtapes”, acrylic on panel, 12in. x 6in. This painting was made for the show “My Favorite Things” at the Fabric8 Gallery.
Here are two of my latest $20 drawings…both went to two Kentuckians…the first one goes out to Mr. Flint Bone, and the second goes out to my CCAD-alum friend Eric. Speaking of Kentucky, I’ll bet… Read more »
…just moved to the neighborhood.
So you read the Sharpie interview, now let’s see what happens when I am interviewed without the time to prepare answers…in real time! Well, sort of. Yes, folks I’m talking about the tried-and-true video interview…and… Read more »
Well how do ya like that? Looks like all those years of accidentally inhaling Sharpie fumes finally paid off! To my surprise, and great fortune, I recently got in touch with Whitney Kelly, head of… Read more »
Ten year old Jasper Stymie was last seen around 10pm on Thanksgiving day in 2009, before he reportedly hitchhiked his way out West to flee his hometown of Kremlin, Oklahoma. Many locals that knew the… Read more »
Hello Ralph! Hello Bjorn! Hello Milosh! Hello Norris! Hello Tonkis! Hello Abner! Hello New Year!
I created this version of Puss in Boots for my friend Chris from SF Station…it’s going to be used as a design for a tattoo.
Get your own fancy $20 drawing today! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
I created this illustration for this week’s issue of the LA Weekly…grab a copy if you live in the area!
The November 2009 issue of Metro Parent features two spot illustrations I did for an article called “Bursting Their Bubble”. The article talks about how to teach your kids the concept of “less is… Read more »
This lil’ playground trouble maker of a $20 drawing goes out to Jordan in South Africa…thanks Jordan! Wanna get a sharp-looking $20 drawing served right to your door? Email me at email@example.com and we’ll make… Read more »
This lovable google eyed feline goes out to Michelle in New York…thanks Michelle! Want to get a lil’ lovable $20 drawing for yourself? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make it happen!
This scabby cauldron dabbler goes out to Joseph in New York…thanks Joseph! Looking to have an original $20 drawing for yourself? Email me at email@example.com and I’ll fix one up for you.
This free-wheelin’ bean dog goes out to Ross in London…thanks Ross! Wanna get your own personalized drawing? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make you one!
I have wanted to do a blog post like this for a long time! Whenever I get the opportunity to customize some shoes, I make sure to take a few nice, non-shakyhand pictures of the… Read more »
This hearty batch of $20 drawings was sent out to Rory in the UK…thanks Rory! Whether you order just one or many, I’m pleased to do them…so if you’re in the mood for an original… Read more »
I am currently customizing a new pair of Vans slip-ons. To see all my workings, hop on over to the photoset I’ve created to document the whole process, from beginning prep, to final paint. I… Read more »
This itchy-faced bird-lover goes out to Tam (http://www.okedoki.com) in Canada…thanks Tam! Ever find yourself wanting an original drawing? Yeah? Email me at email@example.com and I’ll make you one!
This multi-tasker bizzynessman of a $20 drawing goes out to Mr. Karl in Australia…thanks Karl! Why not get your own original drawing this instant? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make you one!
This $20 drawing goes out to Andrew in the UK…thanks Andrew! Wanna get yourself a fancy original drawing? Email me at email@example.com and I’ll make you one!
This drinky-cap wearin’ $20 drawing goes out to Amy in Torrance, CA…thanks Amy! Get your hands on an original drawing of your very own! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make you one!
Gerrald’s book sold millions…despite the doubts of many.
I made this painting of a happy scooter-gent for my Dad’s birthday…Happy Birthday Dad!
This roundy-duo of a $20 drawing goes out to Noel in New Jersey…thanks Noel! Wanna get your hands on a personalized, original drawing? Email me at email@example.com and I’ll make you one!
This brand, shiny-new $20 dollar drawing goes out to Mr. Eric Blair in Florida…thanks Eric! Wanna acquire a glossy-new original drawing of your own? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make you one!
Last month I made a few illustrations for the Houston Press “Best Of” issue…now that the issue is printed, I can finally post them! There were a number of interesting topics to choose from, but… Read more »
Ooof mah dome! This star player goes out to another star player named Mark in Indianapolis…thanks Mark! Want me to serve you a fine original of your own? Email me at email@example.com and I’ll make… Read more »
Thanks to Jess from San Francisco, CA! This $20 drawing is based on a real-life incident that I once witnessed…it didn’t end well, by the way. Fancy a drawing of your own? Email me at… Read more »
This $20 drawing is a depiction of a savvy host and it goes out to my friend Dylan in South Africa…thanks Dylan! Wanna get an original drawing of your own? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and… Read more »
Jammin steamheaded yeti (smallfoot variety) in the forest! Colored sketch in Photoshop.
Today, a big Gross Uncle-style thanks goes out to Mr. Josh from Creep Machine…who posted an entry saying some very nice things about my $20 drawings…thanks for getting the word out, Josh! I mailed the… Read more »
Here are two drawings/doodles I did over the weekend… Peanut Butter! Confused Cat!
Today’s $20 drawing goes out to Josh from Creep Machine…which is a great webzine/blog dedicated to alternative, underground, outsider, lowbrow or pop surrealism art. Check it out! Thanks Josh! Wanna get your hands on an… Read more »
This pear-shaped and boot-clad bunny drawing goes out to my friend Dave in New York…thanks Dave! Want a personal drawing for yourself? Email me at email@example.com and I’ll make you one!
Here we have a $20 dollar drawing that I sent out last week…I got word that the drawing arrived safe and sound, so I am posting it today! If you do order a drawing from… Read more »
Here we have another $20 dollar drawing that I sent out last week… This drawing belongs to a friend from Ohio named Greg…or Gregory…either way…check it out! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for your very own!
Hey fellow blog-rollers, Here are some pieces I drew over the Labor Day weekend… Here we have plant enthusiast and hermit Ted Flowers waiting for the postman to bring his botany suppies: …and here is… Read more »
The folks over at the Boston Phoenix asked me to do some illustrations to accompany an article about stereotypical users of Facebook…the written descriptions are very accurate and should remind you of at least one… Read more »
So this week’s first $20 Dollar Drawing has made it to it’s rightful owner! Yes, this very Lord of the Rings-esque rocker was sent out the same day I posted the initial entry…so needless to… Read more »
You know, most folks don’t regularly buy original artwork from a gallery at the drop of a hat/tiara…especially when doing so means the family dog has to take up nights at the local supermarket just… Read more »
The folks at Boston’s Weekly Dig got a hold of me for their cover this week! Pick it up if you live in the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville area! I was out for a walk yesterday and saw… Read more »
I know this is starting to hurt, but this mop-mess of hair needs to be properly groomed before you represent our family at school! Harumff!
I was recently introduced to the work of a Mr. Chris Houghton, an extremely talented and prolific illustrator based out of Detroit, Michigan. He illustrates (amongst many things) a comic book called Reed Gunther…which is… Read more »
In early 2009, I was contacted by an SF design agency by the name of Thinc. They were looking for an illustrator to do a few sketches of new and classic Ford vehicles for a… Read more »
Red pencil sketches!
Ball point pen on paper.
Hey Futuristic Rockabilly man, you’ve seen more of the world than I have! No fair…I made you! Allow me to explain… This here stylin’ world-traveler of a painting is acrylic on a 16×16 block of… Read more »
Here are some pics from my recent pet/pet owner themed solo show titled “Domesticates” at Fabric8…the show will be hanging until July 18th! Be sure to click each photo for a bigger view.
Geffrey doing his “I told you so” pose.
This mask itches so… GOOD!
I often really don’t know what i’m running from…
Intellect never looked so good.
Hold that thought, I think I hear my broker calling…
Expanding my mind in my free time.
Shoot me an email!
It arrived today!!! I have a pair of my hand-painted custom Vans in this book! Big thanks to Nikki Scoggins, the writer behind the Vans blog who asked me to participate in this. I can… Read more »
Heeeaaavy Weeeiight Cham-peeean!
Hey, whatcha guys talkin’ about up there?
You should see me when I bust out that switch-stance 180 underhand-pup-grab smith grind!
He always gets this way in the morning!
My daydreaming skills are well developed!
Hold on Mike, gotta take Squirt to the vet for a little euter-nay appointment…ssshh!
He displays the type of behavior that’s typical with this particular breed…
Been a busy day so far! Sorry, we can’t really stop to talk!
Lookin’ fer those pesky pokey plants…seen any?
B-Day Time! Today is my 26th! The best yet!
My leg is asleep but it’s still fun!
Uncle Mort preparing to give one of his signature embarrassing speeches at another family wedding.
Wassa Mattah Charlie? Need some more ketchup?
Gabriel giving nearby test cheaters the stink eye.
Hold on! I’m trying to nail this solo before I go to work.
International Vespa Club Supervisor.
Ragtime Pups! PS-it’s drawing number 111, make a wish today! I know I did.
Lazy Slipper Kitty on Saturday.
Toss me a shake, soda jerk!
Local slam poet stops briefly to refuel on espresso and smell the flowers.
Freelance Mechanic…have wrench, will travel.
Derrick trained birds.
Wait Jeremy! That’s not the piggy bank!
Freelance dog vendor at work.
Glamour Shotz © at the Fairfield Mall…allegedly, the mother was too embarrassed to be in the photo.
Man, if only I could find someone strong enough to open this!
Whatcha got there pup?
Mom’s crampin’ my style! PS…Oh yeah! 100th sketch! Pop the bubbly, it’s time to get down like we don’t have curfews!
He makes a darn good soy latte, if you don’t mind picking out all the stray hairs that end up in it.
Oh boy, don’t look now, but here comes Pam…
I thought about it, and you know what? I don’t feel like the tattoo will affect my tee ball coaching career too much one way or the other.
“I began my career as an architect, but now I specialize in ergonomic water wing design.”
Walter, please remember when you come for the next session that a sweaty bathrobe is not appropriate sparring gear.
Inspired by my favorite SF Vegan Ice-Creamery, Maggie Mudd.
I saved an old standard-style white paper coffee cup from the friendly neighborhood Muddy’s Coffee Shop in hopes that I would do something creative with it besides put pencil shavings in it…I have to admit… Read more »
More brush pen action! Amorphous dude faces from nearby and off-planet places. Just wanted to let all you know that I have archived some of the “best of” in categories such as 3D, black and… Read more »
Prickly Sneaker Pups, Eye Blorts, and Floaty Foots are just a few of the many fun things that can be drawn using a brush pen.
Happy Easter! I present to you, a medley of bunnies.
Look out Andy, she’s got a taser!
Fifteen minutes before going onstage at the Oakwood High School Battle of the Bands event, 1996.
Craig was a “hella” good composer!
Today I decided that my daily sketch should be the new header image for my custom shoe blog…Hand Painted Customs! …it’s a much easier place to check out shoes i’ve painted (although there are not… Read more »
I posted a shot of these hanging together, but here are my pieces from the “Back in the Day” show…up close and personal! Each is done in acrylic and ink. Click to see them larger…. Read more »
Uh oh…what is this alarm for?
A very moving scene from “Bodyslam: The Musical”
This one is a nod to my friend Thom Glick…who has been doing some vampire characters with his dailies recently and inspired today’s sketch.
Um, so what are you feeding him?
Playing with a new idea I had for an upcoming show…I have always wanted to make spoke cards for bike wheels, and last night I finally decided to give it a go! Here are a… Read more »
Body Movin’Space Gallery1141 Polk StreetSF, CA941097pm-Late Disciples of Style & Derty Keven productions presents Body Movin’…an intense combo of fine art, live art, body art, and live music…this will be taking place at the Space… Read more »