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Welcome...and thank you for stopping in. This site, like everything else in my life (and yours,) is a work in progress. I've been compiling my visual ideas here for many years now. Below, they appear in approximate (reverse) chronological order (meaning most recent to oldest.) Some pieces (especially the older ones) will be shown as individuals, while series (and books) will generally have links to their own page(s) in order to view them as a seperate whole. If you click here, i'll show you some of my more "realistic" work...meaning some comic and other illustrations, and graphic design stuff. Everything is for sale, so if you're interested in making a purchase, click on the link above to fine art america. Prints can be sized and framed on various materials to fit your needs and originals can also be purchased through that site. (For inquiries about custom pieces or for items not yet listed at fine art america, just click here to send me an email.) Thanks fer lookin'...
These here are a few of my favorite things...
FEAR ~ THESE THINGS ~ CAT ~ 1994
Meaghan's Picture ~ Words of Explanation
...and here, then, is everything else, in order...
Hurried Compositions - an ink on paper series started in 2010 - click above to see the done ones
These Things 2010 - ink on paper done here and there throughout 2010 - click above to see 'em
These Things '09 - Click the image above to see these things from 2009
Vital Signs '09 - Click the image above to see these things done at the NY State EMS conference 2009
CVAC '09 - Click the image above to see these things done while working as a medic
YearZero - A series of Sharpie marker drawings on paper - 2008 - Click on the image above to view the series.
VitalSigns07 - A series of Sharpie marker drawings on paper - 2007 - Click on the image above to view the series.
whocares - 9" x 9" - 2005 - Honorable Mention, 2005 Art League of Long Island Members' Exhibition - Doris Rowe, juror
(untitled cd artwork) - approx 5" x 5" - 2005
ShineOn - 12" x 15" - 2004 - nfs
uh - 6" x 6" - 2004
ReadyMadePanels - A continuing series of squares. 2003-2004 - Click an image above to see them more bigger.
NOW - in response to The TimE Is Always Now by Peter T. Tunney - 8 1/2" x 11" - 2003
ByTheWay - An (incomplete) series ink drawings with acetate ink jet overlays. - 2003 - Click the image above to see what I finished so far.
WIP2: "You've Got To Want It" - A book of 68 digital paintings in the "Work In Progress" series. - 2002-2003 - Click the image above to see the complete book.
An untitled group of six individual digital paintings completed 2002-2003 - Click an image above to see all six.
WIP:"mad season" - A book of 36 digital paintings in the "Work In Progress" series. - 2001-2003 - Click the image above to see the complete book.
Drewings - A series of 11 digital paintings. - 2001 - Click an image above to see the series.
A pair of untitled individual pieces from April, 1999.
An untitled group of eight individual digital paintings completed at Gateway Sound - 1997 - Click an image above to see all eight.
Two untitled watercolors - 1996 (I think I did them when I had a broken leg from a car accident.)
Burnout - #1 in the Project-GREEN series of 14 digital paintings - 11" x 8 1/2" - 1995 - These are the first two pieces of another series begun in 1995, but never completed. "Project-GREEN" refers to Green Day, as the titles are song titles.
Having A Blast - #2 in the Project-GREEN series of 14 digital paintings - 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" - 1995
3 x 4 x 22 - an (incomplete) series of 11 digital paintings - 1994 - Click the image to see the series.
two pieces from an (incomplete) series of 37 drawings based on photos of WWII and song titles from Nirvana (currently some of my favorite work of my own) - 1994 - Click one of the images above to see the series
Forceful Retraction - 4 7/8" x 4 1/2" - 1994 - This, and the next, are examples of me duplicating my own pencil sketches from my sketchbooks with the intention of printing the computer drawing onto transparencies in order to project the images onto canvas which i intended to paint with acrylic and/or oils.
Metaphorical Circles - 5 3/4" x 2" - 1994
Two examples of early digital paintings. - Reproductions of images from my sketchbook, the first dated 5/12/94, and the second dated 10/26/94 (which duplicates my [at the time] two-year-old step-daughter's image making experiments.) - Just trying out SuperPaint on the new Mac
four pieces completed on 1/29/1994 (currently some of my favorite work of my own) - Click the image above to see the series
NaTURAL - an eight page artist's book for a poem by Sensei Joseph Carbonara - 1993 - Click the cover image to see the piece
CAT - an eight page comic-like thing in watercolor, marker, and ink (currently some of my favorite work of my own) - 1992-1993 - also recreated in black & white for publication in "This Is Sick," a comic book put out by my friend Rob. (Yep, he actually published and sold this.) - Click the image above to see the full color watercolor and black & white versions.
A random undated watercolor/marker/ink piece probably from 1991-92
HandGestures - The world's first fully abstract comic book, I think. - watercolor, marker, & ink on paper - 1991 - Click the cover image above to see the book page by page. (There are some cool unused pages in there too.)
This may have been done for Hand Gestures (see above) or just a recreation of something from a sketchbook, probably 1990-91 or so. I think it's a Picasso. Anyways, some of my coolest stuff still sits in my sketchbooks, of which I have just about a dozen. Click here if you'd like to see selections from them, including some really nice figurative drawings.
Some sort of abstract penis yin-yang thing, probably for Ms LeBan's "Originality" class - 1989
An example of my watercolor illustration style - for Pearl Paint (for an SVA class I think) - 1989
A gesture sketch of Wolverine "after" Frank Miller - 1989
A portrait of serial killer Joel Rifkin, probably for an SVA class - 1989
Here's a photo of me inking something with a rapidograph at my drawing table in Sloan House (SVA.) - 1989?
WHY? - an eight page B&W comic based on the Prince song "Sign o' the Times" - pretty abstract, gesture sketchy, but still illustrative. You can see some Bill Sienkiewicz, Todd McFarlane and Clive Barker on page one there. I think I did it at Sloan (SVA) sometime in 1989, I did print it and dedicate it to Mike Crum and his girlfriend Jackie who were making some music at the time calling themselves "2Che." When they broke up Mike began recording "Spontaneous Repetition Part 6" which I eventually financed, thus entering the music business...but that's another long boring tale... - Click the image to see all 8 pages.
Two small compositions - 1989
I was obsessed with gesture sketching immediately upon arrival at SVA, these are sketches of my painting professor. - 1988
MarkerDeals - A series of abstract drawings in marker and ink on paper, some of my earliest conscious foray into abstraction, I believe the first few were completed prior to attending SVA. Note the comic book-like panels. - 1988-1990 - Click on an image to see as much of the series as I have left in my posession, I sold or gave away a bunch.
What is this not-so-abstract thing doing in here?!? Well, it kinda illustrates my simultaneous interests of learning to draw versus abstracting. This is a rip of Bernie Wrightson done in 1988. He's awesome.
Attack of the Purple Lines & Yellow Necklace - 1987 - Probably done in Ms Rowe's class at Northport HS, were actually in my portfolio for SVA.
(still s'more to come from the past in the near future...)
©2011 Nicholas Blake Seals.