November 14, 2013
How do you feel about this's and that's? I'll have some of those at the CTN Animation Expo this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so please head over to T-16 so we can exchange pleasantries. For those who prefer more specific descriptions, I'll have prints and paintings to see and/or keep. :)
See you around!
Posted by Drake Brodahl (pumml) at Thursday, November 14, 2013
June 27, 2013
This coming Saturday is the opening of what should be a really terrific group show at Nucleus about retro future — Yesterday's Tomorrow. The artist list is trim and full of goodness. Event details: http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/314
|Ascend - 10" x 20" - Cel-vinyl Acrylic|
May 29, 2013
April 06, 2013
THE HB SHOW
You should know something about me. I love old Hanna Barbera. The charming cartoons, Ed Benedict's masterful designs, the BG paintings by Art Lozzi, Fernando Montealegre, Robert Gentle and others (all overseen by Walt Peregoy) and especially the Golden Books! Greats like Hawley Pratt, Mel Crawford, Al White, Norm McGary and others captured these characters at their best. Their work has been hugely inspirational to me and while I can never hope to be as good as the names above, I was very happy to be invited to participate in the HB group show at Van Eaton Gallery.
I will now shut my face and show you my painting for the show, which was super fun to do. Also, I included some some unhelpful process photos and even a shot of my dumpy little work area, below.
|The Collection - 8.5" x 14" cel vinyl acrylic|
Posted by Drake Brodahl (pumml) at Saturday, April 06, 2013
March 02, 2013
February 04, 2013
|Go Boldly - 12" x 8" gouache|
Posted by Drake Brodahl (pumml) at Monday, February 04, 2013
November 26, 2012
November 18, 2012
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
October 27, 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
October 13, 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
August 20, 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.|
August 13, 2012
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.
July 08, 2012
July 06, 2012
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|
July 05, 2012
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.|
Here's the info!
"Fractured Fairy Tales" at WWA gallery in Culver City.
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7 2012 | 7-10pm
On View: July 7 – August 11, 2012
featuring works by:
Roque Ballesteros, Brigette Barrager, Lorelay Bove, Megan Brain, Drake Brodahl, Becky Dreistadt, Anna Chambers, Joey Chou, Sandra Equihua, Sadie Figueroa, Genevive Godbout, Helena Garcia, Rex Hackelberg, Alex Kirwan, Dan Krall, Amanda Kindregan, Leticia Lacey, Brittney Lee, Deanna Marsigliese, Annette Marnat, Rhode Montijo, Leo Matsuda, Martin Ontiveros, Pete Oswald, Jorge Ramirez, Israel Sanchez, Don Shank, Ann Shen, Gabe Swarr, Becca Stadtlander, Joel Trussell, Nate Wragg, Johnny Yanok
Sorry for the short notice, y'all! My schedule has been truly bonkers.
June 17, 2012
|Pride and Joy - 8.5" x 14" gouache|
May 22, 2012
April 30, 2012
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|
March 28, 2012
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|
March 09, 2012
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/
March 01, 2012
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|
February 09, 2012
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.|
January 16, 2012
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.
December 29, 2011
December 18, 2011
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|