Posts Tagged 'Character'


So maybe its been a little to long, but thats just how things go sometimes. Especially when graduation is literally right around the corner. Recently for a class project I finally I did what I’ve wanted to for some time now, put one of my illustrations on a t-shirt. I think it looks pretty sweet. I also made a “I Hope This Makes You Happy” t-shirt. I’m thinking the logo needs to be made a just a little bigger. I  plan on having both shirts for sale soon. I’ll have more information on that later.

-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.

O’brien—from Designers in Toy Land

Designers in Toyland, an AIGA fundraiser and custom toy show, this past week at Art Walk opened up the doors to an outstanding turnout. There were so many people passing through to see all of the amazing pieces done by a grouping of 80 artists/designers. It was such a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful event. Check out all the great photos taken at the event from the links in the previous post from Nick, and take a moment to check out this video posted by Urban Jacksonville as well as this video from one of our classmates, Jesse Sison.

A great thing about the show was the opportunity to try something new. I decided that I wanted to paint one of the Kid Robot Munny dolls such as I have seen other friends do in the past. The Munny dolls come with a random assortment of additional attachments to differentiate similar models from each other, and mine happened to have a hat that pretty much helped me immediately decide what I wanted to do with mine. Below are a few photos.


7-inch Munny
acrylic on vinyl

Mitch Kelly is a Character

Always a fan of cartooning and having grown up on Mad Magazine, I sometimes like to do semi-comical cartoon versions of people. A while back I posted one of Nick V. and another one of Ralph Steadman. Hanging out with our friend Mitch Kelly earlier this last week, I was sketching in my book and did a quick caricature sketch of him. He liked it, so I refined it a bit for him. Mitch goes to school with us, and has some good work that we like on his blog.


Mitch KellyMitch_Caracature drawing

the “in” crowd…

This past weekend I decided to venture on a quest to figure the whole registration thing out with screen printing. It seemed simple enough, I just never really gave it a try. All of my previous prints never really required registration and the ones that did, I just eyeballed it because I was only making one or two prints.

For this print I kept it two colors. I assembled the image using various drawings from my sketchbook that I have been wanting to use for some time now. The registration went rather smoothly thanks to some pointers from Sean Tucker, but the fact that my squeegee was not big enough turned it into a rather frustrating experience. Luckily in the end, I was able to obtain a larger squeegee and finish the prints. I kept the run fairly small and ended up with about 7 decent prints. 

Also, be sure to check out Art Walk downtown tomorrow night! Jimmy will apart of AIGA’s Atomic Sketch in the Old Library, and our friend Karen Dessire will be showing her work at the store. 


– nick v.

the “in” crowd
11 x 16.5
2 color screenprint

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It Came from the Fridge—Leftover Mac & Cheese

Some months back I did an illustration of a crazed and rabid Broccoli standing menacingly in a puddle of tomato sauce. Taking the thought of food gone bad in the fridge, it only seemed appropriate, with Halloween approaching this week, to continue in that spirit with an illustrated segment entitled, It Came From the Fridge

Mac & Cheese Monster

Macaroni and cheese makes for a slimy blob of congealing waste when left unnoticed for too long. Discolored and volatile, this creature slugs its way around dragging aimlessly with deteriorating tentacles leaving a puddle of oily cheese residue spread greasily behind as it travels.

Please remember to clean out your fridge.

…and as always, Stay Chill.


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