Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New arts!!!

A flier for a friend's pop-up restaurant, on top, and an ink on paper abstract below!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Music show flier design

Black and white was the only requirement.  Took about 3 to 4 hours.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

S@nd Creek Music & Poetry Festival poster!!

This design is making me want to get involved with stained glass!  It was drawn on SketchbookPro, using my Wacom tablet and mildly altered in Photoshop.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

EggBellies in Ann Arbor, MI, has a poster!

My dear amiga, Trinity, had me design a poster for her (and a menu, but that is not very artistic) for her pop-up restaurant which goes down every Wednesday in Ann Arbor, MI (Kerrytown).  My friends support me and I support them.  CHEERS!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

THREE YEARS RUNNING!!!

Much thanks, love and appreciation to Alligator Mike (& family) and my T-Bois family in Louisiana.  I have been blessed to be the poster designer for this special festival for 3 years.  I originally met Mike, Mark and Damien at Electric Forest, years back.  They camped next to us in the VIP camping (which a good friend from Sonoma Co. days, whom worked for a major sponsor, appropriated for me and our homegirl, Leah).  Soon we were drinking coffee and talking and they mention their festival and I mention being an illustrator and that is how I got in on the T-Bois train.  Serendipity plays a good part in whom I work with.


First year's poster I worked on, with a digital assist from Nate Hatt (natehatt.com)...
 Second year's Wonderland-inspired fare.  Most of the festival revelers are friends of mine from over the years.  My brother, Russ Swaney, helped with digitally cleaning it up.
Last year's kaiju bluesman.  I love his VW Bug necklace.  Cecelia (on his forearm) is Alligator Mike's daughter's name (whom was born in the year).  All in all, good fun!

Some new ink drawings from one of my books and the secret to happiness (results not guaranteed)...

 Part of me wished I hadn't colored this one, but hey, I don't have ability to suck ink from paper, so I tried to make this couple as fun and balanced as possible.
 A collaborative drawing I made with, my homeboy, Fin.  I recently purchased a large quantity of colored ballpoint pens.  I love the texture they create.
 A coastal face, sun and wind swept, pontificating upon the cycles of lives....
Abstract abstract abstract!!!  Looking at this is working the problemsolving area of yr brain.
 #lovematters #inkislove
And finally, we have quite a looker, here, looking at you!  His face is a bit twisted, but listed as lyrical.  Nothingness, blistered with black ink and empirical.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Piece commissioned from my friend, Christoff (sp?)...


I have commissioned another piece from him (pictured above, search Vindelton Meatbacco on FB))- his version of a nightlight.  It is always a good idea to collect artists work.  So... go spend some money on artists you know!  Support the beauty of singular expression.  Spending some lucre on an artist just might inspire him/her to keep on creating or put more wind in the sails.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Collaborative sketchbook with Miles Frode

My amigo Miles and I are passing two sketchbooks (120 pages each) back and forth across the US via snail mail.  This has been going on for years and we are not close to done.  Here are a few examples of what we're developing in the garden of our mind!






Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Festival poster wedding invitation!!

My friend, Vanessa, TRIED to commission me to do this, but I insisted it be a gift.  She wanted a festival poster look for the letter size invites, but I talked her into a full size poster to sell at the festivities amid the cajoling (make some wedding lucre).  Now don't go printing this file out and crashing the party!

Digital abstraction...

Digital artwork is essentially worth nothing... like sand paintings...  only a million grains of ones and zeroes instead.  But what is the WORTH of art?  The experience of art IS the worth of art, so, plz, enjoy this slice of worth!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

Poetry flier for event I will be reading at...

I took an older graphite drawing of mine, tweaked colors and values in Photoshop, then did paint effects and added text in painting program.  COME ON OUT TO MONROE on VALENTINE'S DAY!!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Latest digital creation!

Reminds me of my Kandinsky-love!

Friday, January 2, 2015