Sunday, April 16, 2006

Artists that have captured me...# three





And this, of course, is Totoro. Miyazaki is probably the most creative mind in animation. His movies are completely bizarre when taken at face value. The stories are intricate and demanding. The characters are profound and astoundingly real. The bizarre comes in his metaphor, his portrayals. His movies are beautiful: Nausicaa, Princess Mononoke, Totoro, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle to just name a few. They are treasure. Miyazaki is the most captivating artist in his field. Profound, I tell you.

Artists that have captured me...# two




This is the artwork of Niko Henrichon. Here, I am jerked into the story of each picture, looking for answers to questions, looking for past, looking for future, begging for more story. These pictures speak vibrantly. You can see more at www.nikohenrichon.com.

Artists that have captured me...# one









These are a few sketches from www.jeffmatsuda.com. There is something here that is within the pencil lines, something that stands out. I think it's passion. I feel like I am looking at something he created, not just drew. There are a lot of artists that draw but few that create. I love looking at the details, the flow, the personality.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Company Shirts


Yeah, I know, in the shirt biz, I guess. I did the art for this shirt a while back and just recently put a quick package together. As you can see, the shirts have the logo center front and the artwork center back. I have some other sketches for more company shirts and I'll put them up as well and try some more ideas out.
So, it seems, most of the shirts I have done lately have been strictly illustrations and some type. I'll work on more creative ideas. Got a lot of projects in process like a children's book and a comic book in que, so, I would love to post some of that in the "fewtch".

Saturday, March 04, 2006




















Here are some of the changes going on for the Capernwray T-shirts. The more illustrating that I do, the more I realize how much I love it. I find it very exciting, like a story about to unfold. I have thought for quite a while that graphic design was what I wanted to be doing but likewise, the more logos and design work I do, the more I discover that I wish I was illustrating. When I was drawing these characters I found myself grinning and almost cheering when I captured the imagination and spirit that my mind was seeing. It is a feeling I love returning to over and over again. There is something incredibly satisfying about all this.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Capernwray T-shirts


So, this is one design idea for some Capernwray Harbour t-shirts. My great, great friends, the Galbs are the ones responsible for puting in the t-shirt request. Obviously the design is for kids shirts, so, I am in pursuit of capturing "child-like adventure" in a way that can relate and represent Capernwray.
Heh, listen. If anyone has some t-shirt requests, I would love to hear your ideas.

Friday, January 13, 2006

The Gallery

I don't know if anyone is checking out "the gallery" page or not. If you are ... sweet, if not ... not sweet. The way to get there is via the link on the right. The gallery is where an assortment of sketches and such that I have done over the years are gathered. Thanks all for your comments, I will have some more work up shortly.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

I am going to lose iT

So, a lot of you have probably seen the earlier version of this picture on my precious wife's blog. So here is a more final version. The reason it is not completely finished is because my computer is rather weak, you might say. It is feeble, it is slight, it is lame. I am doing my best to maintain composure but the rage is enough to shame the Hulk. I will show you how I really feel, visually...soon. Just know, that I cannot wait to buy my shotgun. I will take a lot of pictures of the joyous execution day.
For those who don't know, this is my sweat daughter, Megan. Just a quick sketch of her amazing beauty and spirit. I love her.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Secure

This is part of a series of artwork I did to be a visual accompaniment to a song. The pictures visually portray the message of the song. I will put the whole series in the gallery.



First Statement

To create, to be creative is to nurture inspiration and the radiance of one's creativity is relative to that inspiration. Radiant inspiration is found in the glory of God.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us... And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ( -Nelson Mandella)

I have always loved all things creative. But my blood really gets pumpin' when I am drawing or writing. This blog is really an effort to expose my passion for these things to the world. There have been times when my passions have made me money but reality seems to say that carpentry is better suited to pay the bills on time. But hopefully with this blog I can receive some helpful wisdom and feedback that may direct me to success in this industry. But for now, I am more than excited to share my portfolio, my inspirations, and my stories with you.

I am sure there is some curiosity as to the meaning behind the name, Bonefire Imagination, well, I will tell you. First of all, it is bone-fire not bon-fire. Bonefire means fire in my bones, and that fire being the inspiration I have received in my life. But there is more to it than that. The name actually comes from a verse in the Bible and hopefully describes my heart.


"His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot." Jeremiah 20:9

This verse is the meaning of Bonefire Imagination. May all that I dream, all that I imagine come from that fire.