Howdy folks! I haven't updated my blog in a while, so here we are. I am still "Boxmouthing" things. I am still looking for any artist (photographer, painter, musician, etc) who wants FREE promotion. I have tried to get people that I thought would appreciate the extra FREE exposure, to send me a bio and things to post, but no one seems to want FREE promotion. I'm not going to beg people to let me give them FREE promotion, but the offer is still out there. FREE. I digress. Check out my gallery. Check out my store. Or just check out. Peace. BIKES!
Morgan is a young artist with a unique perspective and style of artwork. Morgan's art ranges from traditional to digital. Below are examples of his art, and a link to his deviant art page. Enjoy!
Click here to view Morgan's deviant art page!
Hello everyperson! I have been away for a bit, but I'm back! It's not that exciting. Anywho, I use this site as an outlet for myself as an artist to both display my artwork and also express my opinions on art and things that I think are neat. Well, as an artists I find myself at my best when I am surrounded by other artists. Soooooo, in that spirit I am going to start creating artist profiles via my blog. The plan is to showcase artists that I like and I feel deserve a shout out. I have a few peeps in mind, but if you know of, or can think of anyone that you feel needs recognition, hit me up below via comments or email or on facebook.
Why hire an artist or graphic designer? In today’s world with technology at everyone’s fingertips, why bother to hire an artist or graphic designer? Chances are that you know someone that has Photoshop that will create what you need for next to nothing if not for free. Or go to a website that advertises that they can make your logo for as low as $5. As a person who spent the time and money to go to college and obtain a degree in graphic design, this fact is troubling especially as a freelance designer. This is an uphill battle right out of the gate. I graduated in 2007 with my BFA in Communication Design (Graphic Art), at that time there were no smartphones, no apps and web design was a 3 hour course in a list of prerequisites. I recall one professor, in the History of Graphic Design class say and I quote, “Print will be dead in 10 years.” Hmm, that’s right around the corner now. But the classes needed to stay relevant were not offered, so that’s on me to stay relevant. That is fine.
Who buys art now a days? In my experience, no one. Well maybe a couple people will buy things just to be nice but you’re not going to make a living off of it. Most of what I have experienced is lip service. I would post a new piece of art online and people would seem interested until the subject of money came up. You mean things cost money?
Not many people know that I drew comics while I was in college from 2004 to 2005. I made $10 per comic at a rate of one comic a week. $40 a month. Not too bad especially if you saw the garbage I submitted weekly. My friend and I would joke that we drew comics for the same publication that LBJ once edited. You can view my comics above in the comic tab. I also tried digital versions of the comic strip a few years later. Maybe I will pick up that hobby again. This will introduce you to the broom (Broomy) Boxmouth logo. Enjoy.
The older I get, and the lazier for that matter, I find it hard to keep my head shaved. I am not bald by choice and the photos below sum up my current situation. Do I commit? Am I ready? I am not sure. People already say I look like Dave Attell (first row, second photo).
The Boxmouth logo is an ever changing creature... or sandwich. Below are some of ones made over the years. If you like these little characters check out the link under the shop tab for shirts and other merch. I am currently creating new logos- leave a suggestion of what you would like to see in the comments below.
Hello there. Long time no blog, but I'm back and trying to do better about keeping up with this blog. Anyway, click on the image above and support some friends of mine in their t-shirt making endeavors. I lent them a hand in laying out some of the shirts.
As an artist, I am by no means a perfectionist. I am more of a "that's pretty good, I mean, it could be better but... -ist". A recent art endeavor of mine found me in the middle of the world of pixel art, specifically 8 bit video graphics. I had an epiphany recently while playing games on my NES, when I realized that I have been overthinking these graphics. Not to take anything away from Pixel Artists, because there is no doubt that what you do takes skill, but as a noob to pixel art, I was trying to make everything as realistic as possible and just frustrating myself. As I played, I found myself paying more attention to the graphics rather than the goal of the stage. Now my attempts at making pixel art and appreciation for the skill have been rejuvenated and has become less frustrating.#BlessingsOfBümplitz