Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Book Contribution

Susan Ruddick Bloom asked me to do a digital demo for her book "Digital Collage and Painting". Here is my contribution to the book that has just been released.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Interviewed by Pop Dose

Have you ever wondered what inspired the images on your favorite album covers? With Uncovered, we discuss the stories behind the artwork with the people who made them. This week, we talk with Cliff Cramp, the artist responsible for the cover of the new Plain White T’s album, The Wonders of the Younger.

Article here

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Article in Inside CSUF

Creating Musical Art
Artist Creates Cover to Represent Band's Latest Album

If a picture is worth a thousand words, an illustration used for the cover of an album surely must say that and more.

And musicians, as artists themselves, know that the artwork must represent the band as well as the music.

So when Plain White T’s was creating their latest album, they spent time thinking of what they wanted to say and how they wanted it recreated on the CD cover. They even drafted a rough sketch while on a plane flight that their record label, Hollywood Records, used when contacting Cliff Cramp, professor of art, about bringing the band’s vision to life.

The result will be seen when the Grammy Award-nominated band releases its latest album, “Wonders of the Younger,” Dec. 8. Not only is Cramp’s work on the cover, it is used for the album booklet boxed with the CD.

“The communication was excellent between all those involved,” said Cramp, a Cal State Fullerton alumnus with a BFA and MFA in illustration. “That, and the theme, made this a really fun project to work on.”

More here

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ipad sketch movie

iPad Movie

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Another Ipad Sketch

I'm enjoying the Ipad as a sketching tool now

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Plain White T's - Wonders of the Younger

Hollywood Records has a new release date for the Plain White T's latest CD WondersOf The Younger. December 7th. It was fun to work on the cover and the interior illustrations. Sorry, the the interiors can't be shown until it's released.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ice Sentinel

Quick Sketch Demo 11-10-10

Monday, November 08, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Axe Cop Tribute

This is a tribute illustration for a friends web-comic. Axe Cop was created by Ethan and Malachi Nicolle and has become an internet sensation. Accumulating millions of hits within days of it's launch.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ipad Finger Paint

I was recently given an Ipad to test. I downloaded 3 apps to sketch with; Sketchbook Mobile, Brushes, and Sketchbook Pro.This sketch was done in the Dr.'s office while I waited to see if I broke my elbow. Sketched in the app Brushes. This is my first ipad attempt at painting. They should get better as I get more comfortable with the apps.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

PAS Gallery Opening

PAS Gallery Anniversary Show. They are now one year old. It was nice to be part of it. The turn out was great.

My Boys At PAS Gallery

They are standing in front of themselves :-)

Friday, October 01, 2010

Steampunked at PAS Gallery

My Steampunk work will be featured at PAS Gallery's Anniversary show in October. Reception, Oct 1 in Fullerton, CA. 6:00 - 10:00 PM.

Facebook link here

PAS Gallery Website

223 W. Santa Fe Ave.
Fullerton, CA, 92832

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Nice Family Day At The Beach

What else would we build? :-)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Plain White T's Cover

This project was a lot of fun. Hollywood Records approached me to do the Plain White T's cover art for their upcoming release of "Wonders of the Younger". Due out on October 18th. You can pre-order it here. I hope to work with Hollywood Records again because the process on this project went soooo smooth.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Quick Paint Demo 9-8-10

I think I'll finish this one.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Working with Hollywood Records & Plain White T's

Just sent off the Illustrations today. I've been working with Hollywood Records on the CD cover and booklet art for the new "Plain White T's" CD. They were nominated for a Grammy for "Hey There Delilah". The new CD release is in 6 weeks. This is their new single

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Cover Art

Currently working on a CD cover for a Grammy nominated band - Big record label with a great art director. I can post specifics later.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Commissioned Oil

It is nice to get back to traditional oil. After getting back into them on family days out at the beach, I ws commissioned to do the Mihaylo Hall painting for the building donor.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Nature at my house

This Osprey has been catching fish in the lake close to me and dining on them by my house.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Plein-air at Little Corona Beach

We had a nice family day at the beach. That means bringing the paints along :-)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Austin Healey 100's at LeMans

This is a watercolor commission.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Steampunk Pilot

I used my lovely wife as the model for this one; it's a competition piece. I did a how to on my Facebook Illustration page. You can see it here

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Comic Con Friend Pics 1

Clone Troopers VS Buzz Lightyear VS ? VS? (I don't know these people)

Doug TenNapel animating his sale. His new book Ghostopolis sold out by Friday midday. Got my copy early :-)

Ethan Nicole (eef) - creator of the internet sensation Axe Cop

Mike Daley at Blue Sky

Colorist Doug Sirois