Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Son House

Here's a wallpaper for those who'd like one to kick things off again. I've been experimenting with some new materials, testing some new waters, and been having alot of fun. Mark English once said that the reason artists get frustrated with their art or feel like they hit walls is because they're not learning, not trying new things. Truer words never spoken.

The image above is of one of my favorite blues artists, Son House. I had a great Uncle who played a harmonica when I was 5, and I always was captivated on how he moved and felt the music he played. It's one of those memories I appreciate now that I'm older. I know Blues is a subject matter that many illustrators are drawn too, and it's easy to see why. Aside from our art heroes' influence, it also is a extremly admirable trait to channel such raw emotion and energy, and create something honest, dirty, and true such as many true blues musicians do. Here's one of my favorites, accompanied by the awesome cover by the Stripes -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jN5vqEyV7g - Son House version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fM2qhG8mA4&feature=related - White Stripes Cover

Keep checking by for new updates. Take care and God Bless -

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Become a Fan on Facebook

I started a fan page on Facebook, where I can show a good amount of pictures that might not all make it on here. I believe this is the link, let me know if it works -


See you there and thanks for viewing again.

The Return Part 3

The Return Cont.

The Return

”Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Calvin Coolidge

So if you haven't forgotten how to get here or have decided to give this blog a try, thanks to you both, it has been long overdue for a reasonable update. I'm posting a few pages from the past few sketchbooks I've finished up over the past few months, and a special portrait of a friend to inspired me to get to the painting again. This past year has been filled with a few battles and difficulties, from family and friends. Any like many things in they, they still are there, but you got to remember if you've got a desire in your heart and the ability to use the gift your given, you have to stay focused and keep "dong the do". Don't change the dial, I'll be updating here faithfully from now on, keeping you up to date on all the happenings on Mr. Visions, including an upcoming Gallery show in December and a number of Comic shorts to be published. Again, thanks for the love and support: long story short - I'm back :)