Posts Tagged 'chaos'

Mitch’s Macbook

So a couple of days ago, my friend Mitch was over hanging out and he came up with this awesome idea of letting me draw on his Macbook. Any chance I get to draw on something that isn’t paper, I make sure to take. I have fun drawing on random things, such as furniture, shoes, and in this case, Mitch’s Macbook. I’m pretty stoked with how it came out. Since his Macbook is black, I used Silver pens on it. Check it out.

-nick v.


What were we thinking?

So a little over a month ago, my friend Randy Vale and I hung out and worked on an illustration together. We just hung out, watched some band dvds, and talked about music while we passed the drawing back and forth. It was a lot of fun working with him. Below are some pictures of what resulted from our hang out.

-nick v.

What Were We Thinking?
Micron on Bristol

I wish I was better at skateboarding…

At this months Art Walk, Jimmy and I, along with a number of our friends, participated in the I’m Board IV skateboard art show which was put on by Chad Landenberger. The turnout was awesome. There were so many people who came out to check out the show. I was blown away by how many boards were on display. So many local artists took part, submitting some really awesome artwork. I submitted two boards for the show. Below are some pictures of my boards.

check out photos from the show here, here, here, here, and here.

-nick v.

One Year Later—Back to the Beginning

One year ago today marked the very first post on our blog, Art Behind the Fridge. It is hard to believe that this fun side project, started as an alternative to just doing projects for school, has gone on for a full year now. With this new school quarter starting, and graduation approaching for both of us this summer, I realize that this “fun project” has become a huge part of the college experience for us. I have found, over the course of this year, the blog to be about fun, friendship and simply doing what it is that we love to do. Thanks to everyone we have connected to along the way so far.

Now, one year later it seems that we have revisited right where we started—a suiting way to kick off another year. The last week of school before the holiday break, we got the opportunity to do another environmental illustration on the large window area of the store at our school, The Art Institute of Jacksonville. Where the first time around I believe it took us a couple of weeks to complete, this time we did it in the span of six hours. Looking at if from the front, I did the left side and Nick did the right side.

Sara Basse was awesome enough to photo document the experience and compile it into this time lapsed video.
(sorry, for some reason I cannot embed the video.. but please click the link and check it out)

Following the video we came in and added some color to the scene. If you happen to be visiting the school, stop by the student store and check it out.


I Hope This Makes You Happy…

So recently I took some time away from school work to sit down and do an illustration. It’s been awhile since I have done an illustration. Recently I have been interested in shapes and patterns so I really wanted to do a drawing based on that, but at the same time, doing so in a way that was still in my style. This is what I came up with…

-nick v.

I Hope This Makes You Happy
10.5 x 13.5
Micron on Bristol

Anything Goes…

So here it is, the piece I have been working on for the last week.It been awhile since I’ve done an illustration like this so I was pretty stoked to work on it. I pretty much just took the approach of anything goes. Its sort of like Jim’s “random acts of weirdness”. I’m surprised I was able to finish it as quick as i  did. I just sat down and went at it.

Anything Goes
13.5 X 9  
Ink on Bristol…

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I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Hopefully you all will enjoy it to. Below, I posted some close-ups of the piece so you all could get a better look.

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Real quick, I forgot to mention on my last entry, but thanks to everyone who asked for a t-shirt. I was surprised at how many people actually wanted one. I ran out pretty quick. A few lucky people got their nick v. shirt. I even sent one to a someone in england, I was def. pretty stoked about that. Hopefully I can get some pics of some people wearing their shirts and i’ll put up on here.

I would also like to take this time to send a big thank you to Joey Marchy over at  for mentioning the fridge on his site. That really made our day, and for that we are extremely thankful.

Also to everyone who has checked out our blog, thank you so much. Hopefully you all continue to keep checking back to see what else me and Jim are getting into.


-nick v.

Random Acts of Weird

This piece is not a part of the Environment Series that started with Nicks piece on the Suburban Home. This one is actually my warm up for the series. Drawing in this style—micro illustrations—takes a steady hand and plenty of patience. I have been working on and off on this over the past week, hence why it has been so quiet on here from me lately. I hope that you guys like this piece, and please leave us comments if you see something that you like… or something that you do not like. We are open to feedback on both ends as we try to improve ourselves and hone in on our talents to constantly progress.


Random Acts of Weird
Ink on Bristol

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Below here are some zoomed in areas of the overall piece above—that way you guys do not have to squint so much to see what all is going on.










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