Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Vancouver Debrief!

At last, here are photos of the art I created while I was in Vancouver, a few weeks ago. These works include three large live art paintings I whipped up alongside Jim Mahfood & Troy Nixey at the Hennessy Lounge, plus some color drawings I rocked for the friendly crowd during Vancouver Comic-Con.

The live art pieces above were created under the smooth influence of Hennessy & ginger ale, with random shots of Patron thrown in for good measure. I also managed to paint all three of these while simultaneously dancing my proverbial ass off. DJ Mykro Douglas absolutely crushed it, that night!

To top it all off, I had an unbelievable view of downtown Vancouver, the bay and points beyond, all from my hotel balcony. I couldn't help but nab a few snapshots! 

 Food One and I had a fabulous time. The people of British Columbia were very, VERY good to us. I was totally blown away by my very first visit to Vancouver. Many thanks to the fans and friends who came out to show support. And a huge dollop of gratitude to Leonard, Andrew, Troy and everyone else who conspired to make the Live Art Funk Jam and Vancouver Comic Con such a wonderful success!

"Ya just can't stop! Got ta party on!"

- David

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Art Sale!

Just in time for Cyber-Monday, I've launched my HOLIDAY ART SALE! I'm offering a selection of original drawings, sketches & paintings. Available works include:
  • Color sketches from JARFACE
  • Football art from my Gridiron series
  • Watercolor & ink drawings from my Dangerous Women series
  • and more!
This is a landmark event, as I rarely sell my original sketches. It's also the first time I've ever offered my football artwork for sale. And everything is reasonably priced, with some pieces going for as low as $55. You can't beat that with a bat!

So whether you're buying a gift for a loved one or simply treating yourself to a new piece for your own collection, nothing says "You're the bees knees," quite like original art! Visit DaveCrosland.com to check out the work and make your purchase today!

* All prices include shipping in the USA.

* Please inquire for International shipping quote.
* Contact hiredmeat@gmail.com with any Holiday Art Sale questions or concerns.

"If you wanna make a snowman, I'll help you make one, 1 - 2 - 3! And if you wanna take a sleigh ride, the ride's on me!"
- David C.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vancouver Comic Con & Live Art

Look out, Canada -- here come Dave Crosland & Jim Mahfood! My longtime cohort and I will be descending upon the lovely city of Vancouver for a weekend of art, comics & debauchery!

This Friday, November 11, we'll be blasting off with the official Vancouver Live Art Funk Jam at The Kozmik Zoo in The Hennessey Dining Lounge. Donations taken at the door will all go to The Comics Legend Legal Defense Fund.

Then, on Sunday, November 13, Jim and I will be guests at the Vancouver Comic Con. This one-day show is sure to be a blast for comics & art enthusiasts of all ages! I'll have a selection of original art, art books and comics available at the convention. I'll also be jamming on commissioned drawings for any interested collectors.

So if you're in the Vancouver area this weekend, come on out for the excitement. This is my last convention of 2011, so I plan on finishing strong. Hope to see you there!

Vancouver Live Art Funk Jam
Dave Crosland & Jim Mahfood
Friday, November 11th / 8pm - 1am

The Kozmik Zoo @ The Hennessey Dining Lounge, 53 W. Broadway, Vancouver


Admission by donation at the door to the Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund
Event sponsored by Rath Art Supplies & Vancouver Comic Con

Vancouver Comic Con
Sunday, November 13th / 11am - 5pm
@ Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St. (@ 15th Ave), Vancouver, BC
Hourly door prizes / Admission: $4 / Kids under 14 get in free!
For more info, visit www.vancouvercomiccon.com

"I don't want it. I just need it."
- David C.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Football Drawings Abound

"Step To The Line"

"Mad Pressure"

"Not-So-Hot Pursuit"

These are a few new works from my ever-growing series of football drawings. Enjoy!

"Birds flyin' high, you know how I feel. Sun in the sky, you know how I feel..."
- David

Friday, November 4, 2011

New Jobs (Just In Time For The Holidays)!

While I can't give many details, I'm ecstatic to announce that I've got a heap of new work on the horizon. Definitely enough to keep me busy from now, well into 2012.

Two of the projects are still unconfirmed. But I'm hustling and bustling, churning out artwork galore and doing my best to make them happen. Fingers crossed!

One of the projects JUST got final approval this week, and I'm stoked! Again, I can't really give details. But I will say that the job involves me illustrating a major hip-hop personality in a full-on graphic novel. I'm just about done with the layouts for the book, and will be moving right into the actual pages very soon. This job is an extra special treat, because it looks like it's going to be my first full-color, hand-painted graphic novel release. At last, I'll be bringing my mixed-media mojo to a big ol' comic book project. Woot!

And fret not, dear art lovers -- I'm still making time for the personal work, in between my commercial projects. Currently, I'm putting together merchandise for the rapidly approaching Holiday Season. Ho-ho-ho, and all that jazz!

So yes... lots of excitement is on the schedule for the next several months. Please stay tuned for more updates, release announcements, and random hullabaloo.

"They're wearing steel that's bright and true. They carry news that must get through."
- David

October Art

Hello, all! It's been a long while since I last posted. So I thought I'd treat you to some recent drawings from the month of October. Enjoy!

"Behave or be slayed, cause I will be damned if mine ever decays."
- David C.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Recent Commissions

I knocked out two more drawings from the ever-dwindling list of commissions I've been catching up on. First up is (no lie) "Sexy Tony Stark." And he's followed by "Inspirational Billy Dee Williams." I tell ya, there's just no predicting what the kids'll want, these days.

"The sun is filled with ice & gives no warmth at all. The sky was never blue. The stars are raindrops searching for a place to fall. And I never cared for you."
- David C.

Friday, October 7, 2011

New Art's Bubbling Up

I've been offline for a couple weeks, and thought I'd check in with tidbits. It's been a super-busy autumn, so far. A large new project has come along, so I've been sinking my teeth into that. Of course, in between those panels and pages, I've been sketching like a maniac. Above are some quick photos of drawings I rocked last Saturday, during a Los Angeles Derby Dolls bout. Also, there are a couple pieces inspired by a flurry of football games I watched the following day.

Oh, and the top image is a snapshot of my progress on "Coral Carnivore," from my process blog, Alphabet Attack. More to come on that piece and more, next week!

"Got the drugs, but need a hot one that'll make me go, 'Damn!' With the most banging guts that I ever have smashed! If you got it, push it up on me, 'cause I'm feelin' dat ass! Know what I mean? Where's it at!?"
- King Gum

Friday, September 30, 2011


I actually started this piece during a symposium at Tr!ckster, back in July. Then I worked on it bit by bit, over a month or so. I finally put the kibosh on her today, after fidgeting with the blade a bunch. It's funny... I didn't realize back when I started this, but her pose is totally a study for the "Original Energy" drawing I posted recently. Guess I've got a real thing for crouching female warrior creatures!

The piece measures 9" x 12" and is made of watercolors, gouache & ink on paper. Whoo-paint!

"The brains talk, but the will to live is dead. And prayer can't travel so far, these days."
- Dave

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Pulp Fiction Continues

Here go two more drawings from the Pulp Fiction sketch card series I'm working on. Today's characters are the spindly Mrs. Mia Wallace, and a man who needs no introduction, Mr. Wolf.

Both pieces measure 4" x 6", and consist of watercolors & ink on watercolor paper.

"Practice what I preach, preach what I practice. Violence is the equalizer, no tax brackets."
- Mr. Gum

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Original Energy"

This here's a preliminary drawing for a new painting I'm working on. It's based on a brief passage from Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself." The piece is watercolors, gouache and ink on paper, approx 9" x 12". The finished painting will be 18" x 24" on canvas.

"Oo-oo-oh! French Fries... with pepper!"
- King Gum

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NFL Week Two: Cowboys vs. 49ers

I churned out these drawings while watching the Dallas Cowboys play the San Francisco 49ers, this past Sunday. They're each 11x12", watercolor & ink on paper.

Joined by my pal Mitch & his Fantasy League buddies, we took over a long table at South in Santa Monica, and soaked up the wall-to-wall gridiron action. The place had something like 20 TVs, each one playing a football game. It was also packed to the gills with screaming fans, beer lovers & chicken-wing devourers! This being my first full-tilt sports bar experience in a long while, I couldn't resist the opportunity to draw some of the local wildlife, along with the action on the screen.




"Femme Football 1"

"Femme Football 2"

"Beset Back"

"2-for-1 Incompletion"

"Gator Wing Love"

I've also got some killer drawings from the Bills vs. Raiders game. They're larger and take a bit longer to scan. But I'm hoping to have them posted by the end of this week.

"I got ta love ya, Olga! You got to help me, pleeeeeeas-uh!"
- Dave