Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 195


Revealing one of my more useful butchery diagrams --- a pork butchery chart, with labels and everything!

16 x 20 inches, natural vine charcoal on 100% cotton rag.

This is part of a set of originals, commissioned by a customer for her foodie husband's birthday. She like the "negative space pig" from back in January, and commissioned me to make a cow and lamb butchery chart in the same style, but with the added labels for all the meat sections.

Working on this larger scale was nice, as my work is typically less than 8 x 8 inches. I like the look of this guy too. I think he's kind of art deco-ish, style-wise.

The customer came by with her husband and adorable daughter yesterday for the big reveal, so I can show the works off on the blog now. They seemed to like them, which is, of course, wonderful.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 194


Original watercolor and ink illustration

Extra Bacon Pig (because that's the best part)

Alternate captions:

"(Mostly) Bacon Pig"
"Bacon Lover's Pig"
"Fantasy Pig"
"Bacon Makes You Fat. Fat Makes Him Bacon"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 193


"Muffin Butchery"

original watercolor and ink illustration.

I always think of that Seinfeld episode when I look at a muffin. The one where the homeless refused to eat the leftover muffin stumps from "Top of Muffin to You!"

Monday, July 26, 2010

day 192


charcoal lamb butchery chart.

Day 191


charcoal cow butchery.

I'll be doing one soon with the meat sections labeled. boom.

(excuse the poor resolution. my new computer has decided that it doesn't like my scanner, so I've been using my camera.)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 190

Meat Section of The Bruery's delicious summer beer - Trade Winds!

Today's meat section wins the "biggest feather in my cap" award, as it is currently the home page for The Bruery. (click it! See?!)

Never thought an illustration of mine would be used as someone's website. They contacted me way back in February, when they saw the dissection of Melange No. 6, and asked me to do a few more beer meat sections for them. A big thanks to The Bruery, both for their fabulous beer (Trade Winds goes great with grilled meat) but also for giving me that opportunity. If you're in southern California, you should definitely pay them a visit. Anywhere else? Go get a bottle of their beligian-y brews.

Oh, and in case there is anyone out there wondering, "Why haven't I received a new daily dose of meat illustrations in a while?" it's because my dear old compy got a terminal virus. Made the switch to Mac, and my new shiny compy should return today, with posting to resume tomorrow.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

This little piggie went to Indie Mart

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

See MEAT SECTIONS LIVE and IN PERSON at Indie Mart in San Francisco. Tell me that I sent you. (er...or something).

I'll be right by the entrance, at 17th and Wisconsin. It's a great event, with really tasty food (including tater tots!) and some amazing vendors.

IndieMart Street Fair
Sunday July 18th
Thee Parkside : Wisconsin, between 16th and 17th
San Francisco
12pm to 6pm


Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day 188

3d mini pig copy.JPG

This little piggie is yellow. And appears kind of happy about possibly getting butchered.

Thanks again to Cliff's Variety for this little 1.5 inch guy.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 187


mini cow butchery!

I bought this little guy at Cliff's Variety in Castro, painted him and
butchered him. He's about an inch long. And muscular. And red. now.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 185


Little lamb butchery chart. papercut style. boom.

I like these ... maybe I'll make into prints!

Day 184

Black and White print available in the shop

Papercut pig butchery chart

I was reading this interview on lillyella with Joe .. the guy behind the awesome shop, Papercuts by Joe. I've never done a papercut before, but was inspired by his amazing work. One viewing of Louis C.K.'s standup on netflix steaming later, and this is what I made.

Sheep and cow, and more to come!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 182!

chalkboard pig

piggie bank butchery.

Chalkboard paint on piggie bank, with chalk meat sections.

This cute little guy will be for sale at Indie Mart, here in San Francisco on Sunday July 18th.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Day 181

fail whale butchery

Fail Whale butchery. I think the #blubber is the best. Or #justinbieber

Happy Friday, folks.