stop dragon ma heart around ooh ooh ooh.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Cinema, Film, Inspire

This Dreamworks trailer for How To Train Your Dragon 2 is pretty sweet. You go Hiccup and Toothless!

art of 8 limbs…that I will soon be nursing.

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Culture, Drawing

Planning a trip to Thailand to get the snot beat out of me, err I mean, further my Muay Thai training. I’m excited to see the elephants there as well, so I did this watercolor.

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holy smokes what a looker

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Uncategorized
gemini 4 EVA space walk

GEMINI 4 EVA STAR GAZE from Ink & Sword Stellar Science Series

tired of monkeys

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Cinema, Inspire, News, Studio

A little hint of what’s comin’.

she’s a firecracker

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Drawing, Love, Music

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I’m kooking peesh

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Culture, Photography

Taal Volcano sunrise
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panels of aluminium and magnesium

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Film, Inspire, Love

This beautifully made short film directed by Marcus Söderlund highlights two things I cherish deeply. Motor racing and the story of Bruce McLaren. I grew up admiring his story as a kid because his life resembled much of the questions I sought out in why tragic things have to happen to people of courage. “To do something well is so worthwhile that to die trying to do it better, can not be foolhardy” and “on that beautiful summer day, on that racetrack, I did more than leave a name and a memory, hopefully, I became an inspiration” narrates the monologue. Thank you, sir McLaren for the answers.

high rez paint

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in News, painting, Studio

Painting our new Ink & Sword banner.

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remember your friend, Mr. Thunder? How ’bout his buddy

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Photography, Process
tower

Holga cross process print. Copyright © 2013 shutterswirl.com

it’s no ordinary rabbit

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Cinema

be more like those tolerant

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Drawing, Music, Process

Nice hot day today in NYC, which made me want a big ol’ banana split. Like the kind you’d find on main street in Disney World when it’s like a hundred degrees out and you have melted ice cream all over and you’re trying to eat it and draw the marching band going by at the same time.

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that’s no moon

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in News, Studio

24 x 36 Stellar Science Poster. Oh Yes.

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third arabesque en pointe

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Culture, Love, Photography

What twinkletoes said.

academy_ballet

Pas de deux-gelatin silver print © 2013 www.shutterswirl.com

seeing is hearing

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Consider, Music, Process, Science

Looking into cymatics in relation to a project and having fun with Chladni patterns. Video shows a basic Chladni Plate and frequency generator, although I prefer the original violin bow method. Note the increased frequency changes the pattern to greater complexity.

sunnyvale

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Drawing, Process

I never stopped playing with crayons.
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fitzcardboardaldo

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Cinema, Consider, Inspire

This is an amazing animation by Robin Frohardt. I mentioned this a while back as it was part of a Puppet Festival I made drawings of in Brooklyn. Robin’s animation is a three minute trailer for an imagined film inspired by the great stories and difficulties of the production of Werner Herzog’s original Fitzcarraldo. The video that follows is Robin’s spoof of Les Blank’s Burden of Dreams, which is a documentary of the making of Herzog’s film. Both animations are made entirely of cardboard.

aging storage of stories for ages

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Drawing, Process

Enjoyed thumbing through an old picture book project. Good time to revisit them. Into the art file of memories I go.

monkey-spread

Image © Ink & Sword 2013

let’s get ready to ramble

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Photography

It’s practically a crime to saunter in NYC, but there are places to the contrary.

reflection

path to bridge – gelatin silver print © 2013 www.shutterswirl.com

Wonder screen printed science posters

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in News, Process, Studio

Limited edition of 25 large signed and numbered 4 color hand pulled screen printed Wonder science posters. They’re printed on 100lb. textured ivory and beach sand coverstock. Available soon! Email us to reserve one!

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tarzan couldn’t take this kind of hot

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Cinema, Inspire, Music, Process

Opening title sequence for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. David Fincher, Director. Tim Miller, Creative Director, Blur Studio.