It’s already October, which means the holidays are just around the corner! This is the perfect time of year to place a commission order for your very own Animal Battle piece. Give the gift of original art to a loved one, or keep it for yourself (you selfish dog, you).
Prices range from $50 – $300. Taking a limited number of orders now! Contact me at email@example.com for more info.
The Neverending Story is one of my all-time favorite movies. I watched the film a dozen times when I was a kid and again more recently, and was pleasantly surprised to see it hold up so well in 2013.
And now, my favorite gallery in the world, Pony Club, of which I am a member (not biased at all guys), will be hosting our first group show in months. Nostalgia will feature new and desaturated works by rad artists this Thursday, October 3rd! Falcor will be in attendance, and I hear my co-member Keith Carter will be showing a Secret of Nimh piece.
If you’re in Portland, how could you not? Usher in the Fall season the right way. See you kids there!
Good Morning, San Francisco.
Hello y’all. Long time no blog.
I’ve just returned from an a lengthy vacation – lots of pool floating, California sunshine, city skylines, and Do Nothing’s. Not even drawing.
I’m refreshed and so excited to be back in the studio and working again, and despite the fact that I haven’t drawn in over a week, I still have a little somethin’ somethin’ to show you.
A friend of mine is quite fond of Narwhals, so for her birthday I whipped up this special Animal Battle creature. You would think this mystical creature is fictional, but in fact that unicorn horn is quite real, and one long snaggle tooth (and usually a front left canine).
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some work to do.
A sale is happening in my shop right now! Save 20% on all prints, comics, and zines in my store with special discount code TALLYHO. It’s the perfect time to finally get your paws on an Animal Battle print!
Sale ends Friday!
12 x 16″
Fozzie is the Patch Adams of the Animal Battle world. Laughter is the best medicine, even if the jokes are a little bad. Fozzie means well.
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As with all of my paintings, little mistakes are usually made along the way. You can see my adjustments for the mishaps I made while painting young Fozzie.
Fozzie joins the rest of the army over at AnimalBattleArt.com.
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This little Bobcat has joined the ranks at animalbattleart.com.
A special 8 x 10″ commissioned piece.
With an abundance of wild energy, a voracious appetite to destroy things, and the ability to bark simple, monosyllabic orders, Animal of the Muppets would be a perfect candidate for an Animal Battle Captain.
Animal! has joined the army over at www.animalbattleart.com and is also now available as a print from my shop.
EAT DRUM! EAT DRUM!
I sense a Fozzie Bear soldier joining the ranks soon.
Hello Blog Land.
During my journeys through Animal Battle, I pick up different species and add them to my list of Creatures I Need To Draw. I’m developing quite the menagerie.
Some battle roles for these beasts take some time to materialize, or I must deliberate on whether they will be a Good Guy or Bad Guy. Or both. (Evil can be cute, too). Other times, their place in the army is immediately apparent. Such was the case with the tiny Pink Armadillo.
With her enormous pink claws, this little creature can burrow underground in a heartbeat and swim through dirt like water. Naturally, she was a perfect candidate for a Tunnel Scout.
This original illustration is a new offering in my shop. Occasionally I’ll be listing tiny affordable art; if you’re looking for an Animal of your own that’s easy on the wallet, these little fellas are for you.
Posted in Animal, Animal Battle, Illustration
Tagged Animal Battle, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Miniature, Original, Pink Armadillo, Pink Armadillo, watercolor
The Enemy (Pronghorn)
22 x 15″
Another Beast of the Enemy (Fear). I made a couple quick ink sketches before embarking on the final work to refine my super precise splatter techniques. Kidding, of course, although I don’t know how I didn’t spray ink all over the negative spaces on accident.
I adapted this monster from a Pronghorn, which aren’t inherently evil creatures, but stick a few menacing lightening bolts and snorts that emit smoky tendrils into the picture and you’ve got a Creep on your hands.
ALSO – hey guys. I’ve started collecting all of my Animal Battle soldiers in one place. They look good hanging out together: www.animalbattleart.com.
Posted in Animal Battle, Illustration, Ink, Process, Sketchbook
Tagged Animal Battle, Fear, gouache, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Pronghorn, The Enemy, watercolor
The Animal Battle Limited Edition Zine is here!
When my solo show opened in May, I managed to print, put together, and hand-sew just five issues of this zine myself. It took…..FOREVER. And they went very quickly!
Now they’re back! The first nine works of Animal Battle are gathered in this charming collection, full-color and sixteen pages long. Only 100 were made, and each are signed and numbered.
Get your paws on one before they’re gone! Available in my shop.