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Flaming Lips

Flaming Lips

Today my old friend @blueskyfalconer suggested “underwater unicorn with flaming lips at night time” for my reader-suggestion #CollabFriday illustration.

Why do i keep getting suggestions like this? How many times do I have to tell you people that I am not actually on drugs?

Not even legal ones!

Whatever… I liked the Flaming Lips part so I put on some Yoshimi and here you go.

Love collaborating on Fridays! Check out other collabs from past weeks.

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

lucy in the sky with diamonds

Today my #CollabFriday partner is @citrushearts (aka Bree Walk) who sent me this polaroid of her nephew who she said loves The Beatles and especially Yellow Submarine…

As soon as I saw this photo the opening riff to Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was playing in my head…

[NOTE: For some reason the animation isn’t working unless you click the image. Click it to see dancing ladies.]

Announcing: Old & New Project

Old & New Project

For CollabFriday today I’m announcing my most recent BIG collaboration: Old & New Project

This past year I’ve been able to meet several Twitter connections face-to-face for the first time. It’s a pretty cool experience picking up with friends as if you’ve been that way for years.

I was especially lucky to meet up with Jim LePage at last summer’s WMCFest. We’d already featured one-another’s work on our respective sites, and with the overwhelming amount of shared passions it was really only a matter of time before we joined forces on something big.

What was really cool was how we’d both already dreamed up a similar idea independently from one another—to do a collaborative biblical-themed design project with skilled graphic artists from around the world. Read more

Ape Swanson Pyramid of Greatness

Ape Swanson Pyramid of Greatness

Today’s CollabFriday “What should I draw” is a combination of ideas from Adam & Chelsea. Who suggested Ron Swanson and a gorilla, respectively.

Made perfect sense as far as I’m concerned.

Ape Swanson Pyramid of Greatness Desktop/Phone/iPad Wallpaper

iPad, iPhone, 1280×1024, 1680×1050, 1920×1080, 1920×1200, 2560×1440

About CollabFriday

Each week I like to randomly collaborate with whoever is willing. Fridays will rotate reader suggestions (i.e. “What should I draw today”), spontaneous collabs via Twitter w/fellow artists/photogs/illustrators (“who wants to collaborate today), and artist interviews. Follow on Twitter and Facebook so you can participate next Friday!

Space Trilogy

This week’s CollabFriday project was one heck of a challenge!

I received a handful of random photos from Cleveland photographer Caroline Moore, and T.J Walsh (who you may remember from his Odorifous interview) sent me a shot of one of his paintings.

After a bunch of random experimenting, I ended up with what reminded me of sci-fi covers from the C.S. Lewis “space trilogy” that I read 20-or-so years ago.

Does anyone know who the illustrator was from this edition of the series?