Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Slice of Heaven in a Sea of Sunflowers



This week I experienced one of the most wonderfully enchanting nature excursions of my life at Clear Meadow Farm in Maryland!  My sister drove us up in the evening just as the sun was setting to see the acres of fields of sunflowers which are grown there annually.  The sunflowers are harvested for  their seeds but also serve as a tourist attraction when they peak this time of year.  As a matter of fact, they peaked the week I was visiting so we saw the short day trip as written in the stars!  We may have lost ourselves a bit as I ended up taking nearly 200 pictures! I narrowed them down to the very best to share with you here...

The George Washington Memorial Parkway

This week I'm visiting Maryland and will be in town for the Baltimore Comic Con later in the week. To start out my first day in town, I decided to take in some nature on the George Washington Memorial Pkwy about an hour way in Virginia. This scenic drive is part of the National Park Service and runs along the Potomac River across from Washington DC.  Here are some shots from my drive...

Monday, August 22, 2016

Now It's Time to Play BLOW UP TRUMP!!!

Do you think Donald Trump is here to end it all?  Do you think he's on a suicide mission from a higher power?  Do you want to see him push the button?  Well now you can!  Today I'm introducing #BlowUpTrump!  Below, you may download Donny Boy in his finest Trump Brand Suicide Vest!  With this free .png file, you can place Don the Bomb anywhere you'd like him to do maximum damage!  After creating your own Blow Up Trump image, simply post it to Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #BlowUpTrump so we can all play along!  Between now and Election Day, I'll choose my favorite #BlowUpTrump posts to win some FREE ART from DREGstudios!  Here are some examples of places you may find #BlowUpTrump and at the end of the post, you can download Blow Up Trump to use yourself!

Of course, we may see Blow Up Trump pay a visit to the White House!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

A Special Thank You for 1,000,000 Views!

Art relies on its audience for its life force, its breath, its tangibility... thank you from the bottom of my heart for lending your eyes to be mine!  Here's celebrating my 1,000,000th view on DREGstudios.com!!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pictures from KANSAS CITY COMIC CON

Kansas City Comic Con certainly had the largest Artist Alley of any event I've been to so far!  Over the weekend I was set up at the Kansas City Convention Center where I found some friendly faces and in doing so found some bright homes for my colorful creations.  I also got a lot of wonderful feedback and encouragement about my work from creators, guests and the fans.  Thanks to all the cool geeks who dropped by, gave my artwork audience and showed me love!  Sunday I took the opportunity to make some rounds and meet some of the other artists at the show.  I ended up doing a slew of art swaps and took home some cool swag myself! Here are some pics from my trip to the Midwest the past four days... it's the furthest I've driven West from home here in Tennessee and I'm still learning SO much more with each venture out to the conventions!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

COMMISSION OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE in my STORE!

Can't make it out to a Convention to see me draw live?  I can still create the type of live drawing I do at the shows for you!  Visit the new DREGstudios! Etsy Store to see the brand new commission options available- you can now order Convention Sketches, Sketch Cards and Portraits straight from my studio to your door!




Wednesday, August 3, 2016

ZOMBIE WALK of FAME starts Next Tuesday on KickStarter!

Nearly five years in the making, the ZOMBIE WALK of FAME is almost HERE!  All 101 zombie illustrations are drawn, inked, colored, finished and formatted for a beautiful FULL COLOR BOOK!  On next Tuesday, August 9th, I'll be launching a KickStarter campaign to publish the book.  You'll be able to pre-order your copy in digital form for as little as $5 and print for $30 (over 100 FULL COLOR pages of original artwork)!!! On Tuesday, the project will go live on KickStarter where you can preview the book and check out all the awesome REWARDS for backing the project including original art and postcard sets! 



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Falls of the Ohio State Park

This past weekend, I was in Louisville, KY as a displaying artist at FandomFest comic con.  Friday morning I had some free time to spend in the city before the event kicked off.  Many of you are familiar with my love for state and national parks so it's no surprise how I spent my time!  I drove to the Indiana side of the Ohio River across from the city to check out Falls of the Ohio State Park.  Each year as the river level gradually lowers throughout the summer, an immense 390 million year old fossil bed is exposed along with some of the secrets she hides!  After visiting the for a bit and taking pictures, I also drove a portion of the Ohio River Scenic Byway through the charming town of Jeffersonville. Here are some postcards from my morning...

Monday, August 1, 2016

Pictures from FandomFest in Louisville!


It was a tremendous experience this weekend at FandomFest in Louisville!  I'm still new to the comic con scene so everything is fresh and exciting.  I had a lot of fun meeting folks from all over the region and finding good homes for a bunch of my surreal artwork!  Thanks to all the artists who took the time to chat with me and give me advice- I'm still learning at each event and had to really hustle to make the weekend a success.  All the hard work paid off and I came home inspired to do much much more!  Here are some highlights from the weekend including some of my own favorite cosplayers who I had the chance to meet at the three day event!