A painting. Of birds. In. A tree.
|Birds of a Feather - 8" x 6" gouache|
Artblog of Drake Brodahl
THE HB SHOW
|The Collection - 8.5" x 14" cel vinyl acrylic|
Posted by Drake Brodahl (pumml) at Saturday, April 06, 2013
|Go Boldly - 12" x 8" gouache|
Posted by Drake Brodahl (pumml) at Monday, February 04, 2013
Today is the final day of the CTN animation expo. It's been pretty great so far! Thanks to all who have stopped by! I'm at table 103 selling prints and paintings and will be doing some more tiny gouache paintings today.
Posted by Drake Brodahl (pumml) at Sunday, November 18, 2012
Artist power couple, Mike Yamada and Vicky Ying are having their Curiosities book release party and gallery show opening at Nucleus Gallery tonight. Here's my little curiosity painting for the event. Please stop by to support these terrific artists and people. See you there!
|Starcatcher - 8" x 10" gouache|
Posted by Drake Brodahl (pumml) at Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Mad Monster Party art show opens tonight at Van Eaton Gallery and I'm looking forward to all the terrific artwork. Below is my painting for the show. See you in a few!
|A Quick Bite - 8" x 12" cel vinyl acrylic|
Posted by Drake Brodahl (pumml) at Saturday, October 13, 2012
Had a busy, but terrific weekend with Marshall Vandruff's superb workshop, checking out the awesome Paranorman panel and attending the super-packed Adventure Time group show at Gallery Nucleus.
Here's the painting I did for the show... my first time using Turner brand gouache (instead of the usual WN) and I'm already a believer. It handles perfectly, comes in more (even vibrant) colors, is easier on brushes and for the amount, about 1/4 the cost of Winsor Newton.
For this one I had a few different ideas (some of which were funny) but opted to stay away from a mash-up and do just an original-ish idea and monster of my own. I was also excited to try to play with some diamonds and trying to achieve lighting effects that are simple digitally, but take a bit of planning in real paint.
|Eyes Filled With Diamonds - 11" x 14" gouache.|
I was asked by my pal Mike to design and paint these title cards for his Nature Break web shorts for Shut Up Cartoons/Smosh. Animation was added by Mike and his wife, Anna on the final (at the link above).
Quick, fun little exercises. Photoshop.
For the Beatles tribute show at Nucleus.
All Together Now: A Tribute to The Beatles
July 7, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Opening Reception / Jul 7, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
|The Garden - 14" x 11" cel vinyl acrylic on panel|
Hi all! Been a really busy June... nothing but working and painting and painting and working.
Speaking of painting... here's a recent one for the show that I'm co-curating with my awesome art pal, Sandra. We've put together an exceptional line-up for the show, I think.
|"B & E: Breaking and Eating" - 12" x 8" gouache.|
|Pride and Joy - 8.5" x 14" gouache|
Last week I participated in a little employee art show for Bento Box. This is the painting I did for it, and to kill two birds with one stone (sorry), it was also a commission for a friend. He's a little twisted as you might've deduced from the burning baby quail.
|Quails Alight - 8" x 12" gouache|
I'll be making a visit to the good ol' Northwest for the Emerald City Comic Con this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I plan to be selling a bunch of prints, some medium-size originals and will be doing some little, business card-size paintings at the table. Please come by and have a chat if you're gonna be around!
I'll be sharing BOOTH 108 with my pals Andrew Wilson, Wade Schin, Mark Behm and (new ECCC debutante) Martin Ontiveros! Sure to be a kick in the trousers.
To start it off, here's a robutt with a slight resemblance to a well known Seattle landmark (and in an emerald-y color scheme to boot).
|ECCC Doom Bot - 2" x 3.5" gouache|
A nice fellow I know from the internets is selling 4 original BGs/keys from Tartakovsky's Clone Wars series on ebay. All these were painted in-house by Scott Wills or his crew. http://www.ebay.com/sch/
Here's my painting for the "Look at This, Look at That" Dr. Seuss tribute show opening Sat March 3rd at Nucleus. I'm so glad to be in this... loved Seuss growing up, and love his books even more now that I'm reading them to my 2 year old.
The story of Gertrude McFuzz is from the Yertle the Turtle book and it's a short one, but cute, entertaining and very poignant. The gist being, appreciate what you've got.
I used gouache for this one and have to say, I hit a point where I was absolutely enjoying the painting process. I dig the way it handles so much that I'm thinking to work in gouache over cel vinyl acrylic whenever possible.
Hope to see some folks at the show this weekend!
|The Magnificent Tale of Gertrude McFuzz - 8" x 12" gouache on illo board|
My talented pal Seb invited me to participate in my first international art show later this month in Paris at Galerie Arludik, in honor of Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. He's put together a great roster for it, so it's going to be a treat to see everyone's work. My only gripe is not being able to attend the opening in person... I hear this Paris place isn't too shabby.
|Jack Returns from Old Timey Town - 14" x 11" cel vinyl acrylic on illustration board.|
This was my final BG for the Monstroville pitch. I had fun pushing it in the direction of "feature", but still hopefully retain the cartoon sensibilities. Designed by the great Josh Gay and painted by myself.
Quick update. I landed a job as BG designer at Bento Box on an upcoming production, so I'm enjoying living in LA now, and very happy to be an official part of the animation business. A big thank you to everyone for being really helpful and welcoming during the (very fast) transition.
I didn't want to post just words, so here, finally, is the painting I did for DreamWorks Fine Art awhile back. It was fun to work on this sucker. I'll post an update when the print and painting go up for sale on their site.
|Peach of Wisdom - 24" x 15" cel vinyl acrylic on illustration board|
Hope you guys had a nice Thanksgiving!
Now that Christmas is heading our way, I wanted to announce the release of 2 new limited edition prints in my Etsy shop, and another very limited edition that my friends at G1988 launched a few days ago.
The two new Etsy shop prints are these:
|Fortress of Solitude (Office Space)|