Apr 30, 2011


Smarter than the average bear

My latest submission to Threadless. It's been a while since I last submitted anything and I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out. I'd love another print on Threadless. It made my year when Magic Mushrooms was selected. It was knowing it was chosen from so many great designs which made it so special. Help me out by following the link below and giving me your support. Many thanks in advance!

Smarter than the average bear - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Apr 29, 2011

Drawing Inspiration: Marie Bashkirtseff [ι]

Illustration by Owen Schumacher


  • Painter / Humble author of I Am the Most Interesting Book of All
  • Studied at the Académie Julian, one of the few schools to accept women at the time
  • Died of tuberculosis at 25
  • Tomb is a full-sized artist studio
  • Wikipedia Bio

  • [Drawing Inspiration is a portrait-and-profile feature highlighting the outstanding figures of the art world—and!—my monthly contribution to the art and design blog, Illustration Pages.]

    Drawing Inspiration: Caspar David Friedrich [θ]

    Illustration by Owen Schumacher

  • Painter / German Romantic
  • Master of mystical landscapes
  • Had early success, died poor and lonely
  • Work co-opted by the Nazis for its inherent Germanness
  • Wikipedia Bio

  • [Drawing Inspiration is a portrait-and-profile feature highlighting the outstanding figures of the art world—and!—my monthly contribution to the art and design blog, Illustration Pages.]

    Apr 28, 2011

    Eat more Pavlova!

    My favourite food has to be a freshly baked Pavlova cake. It’s a type of meringue with a crispy crust and soft, light inner. It’s a dessert that originates from New Zealand and we mainly eat it at summer time barbeques, around the Christmas period or other special occasions. However I can eat it anytime, especially when it’s topped with some delicious cream and a serving of fresh kiwifruit and strawberries. Yum!

    Some Australians claim it as their national dessert but we all know that is not true, I guess they are just jealous that we thought of it first. Anyway, all this talking about food makes me hungry.

    Mariorama 3D print design

    Pop art tribute to the classic Super Mario Bros. game for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), orderable as a 3D print in the Sevensheaven 3D Print Store.

    Shrunk in the wash

    The domestic side of superhero life. Hope you like it.

    Apr 27, 2011

    Mars Hill Kids stuff

    This Easter, I had the pleasure of working on a coloring book for Mars Hill Church in Seattle. I was very happy to have fun with it! All the images were gathered into a book and passed out to all the kids. Hope they enjoy it.

    Apr 25, 2011


    Daniel, Isabel & I finished a A & P chapter on
    the respiratory system.
    Isabel wrote a great report
    on the dangers of smoking,
    and Daniel and i made
    anti-smoking posters;
    below is my poster!
    Remember: It's the cigarette that smokes,
    you're the sucker!

    BMX Dawg Biker

    New art for Illustration Friday.
    Inspired by BMX biking. My blog.

    Apr 24, 2011

    All About the Food

    Mr. Jelly loves amusement park food!!!
    This design needs your votes, Woot members :-)  Thanks!

    ~Anne Kelley

    I made superhero profiles for your pleasure


    This is a different style I was thinking about offering up for commission. Give me your top 4 characters and I'll design them just like this printed on super awesome canvassy paper. Minus my logo, of course. Whaddyathink?

    Apr 23, 2011

    Cookies and Bunny Short Film

    Cookies And Bunny from Onno Knuvers on Vimeo.

    A very short film for TAIS (Toronto Animated Image Society) Bunny Jam submission. It's the story of a bunny and some cookies. I'm hungry now.



    My new illustration for an article about how parents should support their teenage children (ESS newspaper).


    Shooting incidents

    Visual news commentary about multiple shooting incidents that happened short after each other in the Netherlands. The image is meant as criticism upon the relative easiness of obtaining weapons in the Netherlands.

    You're invited to sevensheaven.nl for an extended impression.

    Apr 21, 2011

    "LIKE" Us On Facebook

    Hey all! I've recently added a SFG Fanpage to Facebook. This page is for Members and Fans of SFG! Like us on Facebook by clicking on the link below...

    Calvin + Hobbes redo


    I like animals. I'm starting another practice series where I will be revisiting old cartoons and comic strip characters who were animals or were accompanied by animals. This is the first and most beloved of many (including your humble blogger). Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson was perfect in every way and don't let anyone tell you different. I'm sure this has been done before, but I had to get it out of me and I hope you enjoy it as much as I had drawing it. Now I must get back to re-reading the entire run of C+H. Byeeeeeee.

    NEXT: The Hong Kong Phooey

    (Also, I lied. I'm not that humble.)


    Apr 20, 2011

    The Letter "Ni"

    The 14th letter in the NEW Super Alphabet series I'm working on... yeah, I'm that far along. I actually just finished the letter Omikron and starting on the "P" letter next. After that there's only ten more to go.

    The Avengers by me


    I finally took some time to draw some more superheroes. Using primarily handheld tools such as pencils, pens and markers, I've made something I am genuinely fond of. I've been sketching away and I just couldn't stop inking and coloring. Although, this is a formidable team, I always thought it was sort of lame that they only had one female member for so long and she was only an inch high. Maybe we can get Kang the Conqueror to alter the past and enlist some ladysupes to the Earth's Mightiest Hero roster. 

    Maybe. But, I think that is impossible.

    Apr 18, 2011

    FIRST STOP, more work less waste

    "Hello and welcome!
    our goal is to provide creatives with an earth-friendly hub where they can find their new favorite photographers and illustrators.
    beyond our attractive green color scheme, the artists on first-stop have pledged to significantly reduce the amount of paper promos they send out, or they already send none at all.
    The more artists and creatives who join us, the fewer wastebaskets will be filled with unnecessary and wasteful paper promos. and the world will be happier. at least in that regard."

    Illustration of the girl on board of a pink train by nerosunero

    Apr 16, 2011

    I wanna be a pirate

    Score this design: "I wanna be a pirate," to help it get printed on Threadless!

    I wanna be a pirate - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

    Another t-shirt design I submitted to threadless. Thank you in advanced for voting!

    Prince William & Kate Middleton

    Ahhh! Ain't they lovely!
    My website here

    Apr 15, 2011

    Calavera en Agua

    I haven't posted in so long, so here is a small illo I made the other day, just for fun. Hope you like it.

    Here's my website: victormelendez.com
    Here's my blog: victormelendez.wordpress.com


    A flying shark

    Second t-shirt design I'm sending to threadless.

    I'll be really glad if you vote it here.

    Thank you in advanced!

    Toy soldier horror

    A 3D sculpting accident I couldn't resist rendering.

    nerosunero reviewed by mocoloco

    nerosunero reviewed by
    April 5, 2011
    Mario Sughi's subjects take a turn for the cool interiors of the gallery space and vastness of museums, where connoisseurs and the curious mingle, mindful of seeing and being seen. Enthusiasm is chilled on ice, as they come to make their deals or simply appear to be dealing with it all in such a world-weary way. Sunglasses, short skirts and suits: the obligatory attire makes those in less stand out for all the wrong reasons. Sughi's sharp, as usual, with work that is both hot and cool.

    September 3, 2010
    Do not be deceived by the saturated colours in Mario Sughi's latest illustrations, as they are but false promises of envy-provoking days, nights and lives. This playful (or is it cheeky?) portrait of a society that is not without temptation dazzles with its bight lights and sharp lines. The candy colours are a front for A New Sense of Emptiness, also the title of Sughi's upcoming exhibition. Sughi makes us want to buy into this, but lets us know there is no product behind the display.
    November 5, 2009

    The people in Mario Sughi's vivid illustrations seem to be living a technicolour, minimalist lifestyle. Evocative at times of David Hockney's work, these are images of consuming couples, sporty young people and languid moments. The leisure class is under Sughi's microscope and gets served back up to us in many different flavours. Sughi's style is saucy and leaves an undercurrent of mystery in the seemingly simple narrative under all those layers of colour.

    Sabine7 @ mocoloco

    MoCo Loco (Dorval, Quebec, Canada, 5 XI 2009 - 5 IV 2011)

    Apr 14, 2011

    Ema art for Japan

    Get a Jim Bradshaw original and help a great cause!
    Christina Conway invited various artists to do ema art for Japan. 100% of the proceeds go to Give2Asia Earthquake & Tsunami 2011 Fund.

    Ema are traditional small Japanese wooden tablets with an image on one side, and a wish or a prayer on the other. To help Japan relief efforts, spread awareness, support and hope, artists are creating ema with their own positive heartfelt imagery for auction to benefit Artists Help Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund at Give2Asia.

    Taking inspiration from these simple, traditional and specifically Japanese gestures of wish-making/prayers this auction allows everyone of any culture, religious background and dynamics a similar talisman, using the "if you will it, it will be" thought belief. A small work of art for a big cause.

    Bidding is open for 6 days on ebay. My art at ebay.

    Apr 13, 2011

    Room Walls

    Haven't posted in a long time, but here are a few images of the walls I painted in my bedroom. I did this after watching Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child. I used a Sharpie Magnum and just let it flow from there...

    tim rodgers jr.

    Apr 10, 2011

    Coldstream Guards

    Illustration done for my agents recent email promotion. To see more of my work click here.