Don't Hold Your Breath

Apr 23

Sneak of the #hellboy piece I’m working on for the show at @herocomplexgallery next month. 
I still have some more drawing to do and then figure out how i’ll paint it. Ugh. Painting stresses me out. #imawhiner
It’s been a heavy week so far. Tons of work ahead. This Saturday I’ll be doing a workshop with Eric Fortune at ccad for their illustration class. I’m only doing it for the free pizza. Last thing I need to do is inspire someone younger to draw like me. I’ll be out of a job within weeks if that happens. Halfway through my demo I’ll just flip the table and start screaming “they call us walking corpses…unholy living dead!!!!” Then run out of the room with all the pizzas. 
Hopefully folks went and subscribed to my newsletter. I’ll post something about it here soon. 
I’ll be at the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3 (Google it) next month with a booth and to promote the “Making It” documentary (to people with and without penises.)
#illustration #queenofblood #hellboyartshow #redpencil #cvlt #foodcoma #iatehashbrownsandapopsicleforlunch #iwantmorecoffee #newprintposted #prettysneakybetweenthecheeky #ididntgobowlingthisweek #brianangry #pinup #nerpslerp #whereismymind

Sneak of the #hellboy piece I’m working on for the show at @herocomplexgallery next month.
I still have some more drawing to do and then figure out how i’ll paint it. Ugh. Painting stresses me out. #imawhiner
It’s been a heavy week so far. Tons of work ahead. This Saturday I’ll be doing a workshop with Eric Fortune at ccad for their illustration class. I’m only doing it for the free pizza. Last thing I need to do is inspire someone younger to draw like me. I’ll be out of a job within weeks if that happens. Halfway through my demo I’ll just flip the table and start screaming “they call us walking corpses…unholy living dead!!!!” Then run out of the room with all the pizzas.
Hopefully folks went and subscribed to my newsletter. I’ll post something about it here soon.
I’ll be at the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3 (Google it) next month with a booth and to promote the “Making It” documentary (to people with and without penises.)
#illustration #queenofblood #hellboyartshow #redpencil #cvlt #foodcoma #iatehashbrownsandapopsicleforlunch #iwantmorecoffee #newprintposted #prettysneakybetweenthecheeky #ididntgobowlingthisweek #brianangry #pinup #nerpslerp #whereismymind

Apr 22

Here’s another sneak of the new poster I’ll be dropping sometime this week. Sign up for my mailing list at brianewing.com for more info. It’ll be available to mailing list subscribers first. 
This is the final line art for the piece. Not sure if people see all the work I’m putting into a poster because of all the layering and neurotic collage stuff. I was really happy with the bones of the hands. I think I’m getting better at understanding and imagining how they work and are shaped. I take some liberties here and there to kinda give it some of my style and to make it more visually interesting. I’m weird. 
This is for one of my favorite solo artists who was in one of my favorite bands a while back. He was what made me like them and so I’m so stoked to have been able to finally do something that I think kinda “illustrates” his music. It’s dark and romantic and doomed. I like bummer music. Sue me. 
Looks like I hit 5000 followers. Holy crap. I know 4750 of the followers are probably forgotten accounts but still it’s nice that people are finding interest in my work. So thanks to those 250 that take the time to comment and dig my drawerings…
#illustration #skull #supernatural #idliketothanktheacademy #georgebushatesillustratorpeople #anatomy #madeinamerica #cvlt #ineedmorecoffeeandsleep #pukedmygutsouttheotherdayfromeatingabadbagoffritos #damnyoucornchips #expectanothercontestsoon #workingonapainting #paintingstressesmeout #iwannabegoodnownotyearsfromnow #damnyoumikemoses #damnyoujasonedmiston #stupidpainters #gonnatakeafuckingnap #brainhurts #stupidartshowsmakingmewannadoagoodjob #stupidworkethic

Here’s another sneak of the new poster I’ll be dropping sometime this week. Sign up for my mailing list at brianewing.com for more info. It’ll be available to mailing list subscribers first.
This is the final line art for the piece. Not sure if people see all the work I’m putting into a poster because of all the layering and neurotic collage stuff. I was really happy with the bones of the hands. I think I’m getting better at understanding and imagining how they work and are shaped. I take some liberties here and there to kinda give it some of my style and to make it more visually interesting. I’m weird.
This is for one of my favorite solo artists who was in one of my favorite bands a while back. He was what made me like them and so I’m so stoked to have been able to finally do something that I think kinda “illustrates” his music. It’s dark and romantic and doomed. I like bummer music. Sue me.
Looks like I hit 5000 followers. Holy crap. I know 4750 of the followers are probably forgotten accounts but still it’s nice that people are finding interest in my work. So thanks to those 250 that take the time to comment and dig my drawerings…
#illustration #skull #supernatural #idliketothanktheacademy #georgebushatesillustratorpeople #anatomy #madeinamerica #cvlt #ineedmorecoffeeandsleep #pukedmygutsouttheotherdayfromeatingabadbagoffritos #damnyoucornchips #expectanothercontestsoon #workingonapainting #paintingstressesmeout #iwannabegoodnownotyearsfromnow #damnyoumikemoses #damnyoujasonedmiston #stupidpainters #gonnatakeafuckingnap #brainhurts #stupidartshowsmakingmewannadoagoodjob #stupidworkethic

Apr 16

[video]

Apr 14

Sneak of the next print release. If you haven’t signed up for my mailing list at brianewing.com then you should. They will be available to the #nerdsletter subscribers first sometime next week.
Back from a last minute trip to LA and SD. “It was the best of times it was the worst of times…” Was sick as a dog but I got to see some friends and clients I haven’t seen in forever at the @warpedtour party. Got to hang and meet a bunch of #Jugend at the #Turbojugend pizza party in LA and the @christkiller show in SD. 
Got to hang with Dave from @vannenwatches and see some of his new releases while I crashed on his couch and coughed/sneezed all over the place. 
Best time to be sick. Cuz snot and warm weather go hand in hand. I also missed my flights home so was making the most of it while I was cashless cuz I thought if all I had was my paypal card with me I’d be fine. But they cancelled a bunch of cards because of the target hack including mine. I didn’t get my replacement card until I was already out of town. So yeah. You can’t have the sweet without the sour. 
Happy to be home. To have ingested a lifetime of mucinex. And to be back to work. Can’t wait to show you some of the stuff planned this year. 
#illustration #skull #fortuneteller #rockposterart #screenprint #signupformynerdsletter #thedocumentaryiaminwillbecomingoutsoongetyourhateonnowandshittalkonmyfacebookpage #allthecoolkidsaredoingit #cantpleaseeveryone #whouwouldreallywantto #ifyoudontlikesomethingmakesomethingbetterthatyouwouldwanttoSeeandown #Donthidebehindyourcomputermakeadifferenceinstead #idranktoomuchcoffee #brianangry #briansmash #brianshutup

Sneak of the next print release. If you haven’t signed up for my mailing list at brianewing.com then you should. They will be available to the #nerdsletter subscribers first sometime next week.
Back from a last minute trip to LA and SD. “It was the best of times it was the worst of times…” Was sick as a dog but I got to see some friends and clients I haven’t seen in forever at the @warpedtour party. Got to hang and meet a bunch of #Jugend at the #Turbojugend pizza party in LA and the @christkiller show in SD.
Got to hang with Dave from @vannenwatches and see some of his new releases while I crashed on his couch and coughed/sneezed all over the place.
Best time to be sick. Cuz snot and warm weather go hand in hand. I also missed my flights home so was making the most of it while I was cashless cuz I thought if all I had was my paypal card with me I’d be fine. But they cancelled a bunch of cards because of the target hack including mine. I didn’t get my replacement card until I was already out of town. So yeah. You can’t have the sweet without the sour.
Happy to be home. To have ingested a lifetime of mucinex. And to be back to work. Can’t wait to show you some of the stuff planned this year.
#illustration #skull #fortuneteller #rockposterart #screenprint #signupformynerdsletter #thedocumentaryiaminwillbecomingoutsoongetyourhateonnowandshittalkonmyfacebookpage #allthecoolkidsaredoingit #cantpleaseeveryone #whouwouldreallywantto #ifyoudontlikesomethingmakesomethingbetterthatyouwouldwanttoSeeandown #Donthidebehindyourcomputermakeadifferenceinstead #idranktoomuchcoffee #brianangry #briansmash #brianshutup

Apr 12

"Making It" Official Trailer -

BRIANEWING:

Hey guys check this out. Here’s a trailer to a documentary that I’m in. It features three illustrators - Andrew Bawidamann, Eric Fortune and Brian Ewing and explores what a career in illustration looks like from our very different perspectives. It also has interviews with Becky Cloonan (swoon!), Brom, Adam Hughes, Coop!, Wm. Stout, Doug Paszkiewicz, Tara McPherson, Jon Foster, and many more.

The film will make it’s official debut at Spectrum Fine Arts Live with a Q&A panel involving the filmmakers and the three artists. Check out the film’s facebook page to get all the updates.

makingitdocumentary:

NEW!!!!
Official Trailer for “MAKING IT”!!!

Apr 03

The fine folks at @Brianewingart are doing another print giveaway. This time it’s a test print mashup of the Descendents and Deftones posters I did a while back. It’s pretty damn rare and I’ve never put it on my site. So yeah… To win the poster go to the @brianewingart Instagram page and follow the simple fucking rules. Seriously. They’re so simple!! Deadline is tomorrow.  Many apologies to folks trying to get in touch. I’ve been sick as a dog. I was dumb enough to catch a lat minute flight to LA to check out the #warpedtour kick off party and since then I’ve been drooling snot and hacking up brown gunk. “Come to LA! You’ll have a great time…” Ugh everything hurts.  #pleasekillme #dontburymeimnotdead #brianewing #artprint #testprint #diamondeyes #minerva #chino #chinomoreno #posterart #gigposter #giveaway #contest #illustration #dayquiltakeneaway #stickaforkinme #todrainallthesnotfrommylungs #feverdreams #sweatingtotheoldies #eddiemurphyslawthatidbesickthiswholetime

The fine folks at @Brianewingart are doing another print giveaway. This time it’s a test print mashup of the Descendents and Deftones posters I did a while back. It’s pretty damn rare and I’ve never put it on my site. So yeah…
To win the poster go to the @brianewingart Instagram page and follow the simple fucking rules. Seriously. They’re so simple!! Deadline is tomorrow.
Many apologies to folks trying to get in touch. I’ve been sick as a dog. I was dumb enough to catch a lat minute flight to LA to check out the #warpedtour kick off party and since then I’ve been drooling snot and hacking up brown gunk. “Come to LA! You’ll have a great time…” Ugh everything hurts.
#pleasekillme #dontburymeimnotdead #brianewing #artprint #testprint #diamondeyes #minerva #chino #chinomoreno #posterart #gigposter #giveaway #contest #illustration #dayquiltakeneaway #stickaforkinme #todrainallthesnotfrommylungs #feverdreams #sweatingtotheoldies #eddiemurphyslawthatidbesickthiswholetime

Mar 28

Done with the pencils. Worked on this and several other projects this week. I was dreading having to draw the bones of the hands I this one. After I was done the hands didn’t line up with my photo. So I had to cut n paste, twist n stretch and smack n flip it in photoshop til everything did line up. Then I printed it out, lightboxed the corrected pencils and then redrew the bones. Order is once again achieved. The peanut butter isn’t in the jelly. The lion sleeps tonight. My neurosis is sated. 
I know that no one can see it in the final but I can. It drives me nuts. There’s no parade for doing things correct. But I still hafta do it. Deadlines be damned. Actually I’m ahead of schedule on this. But don’t tell my brain that. It thinks it’s still due Monday. 
So yeah. On to inking this bag I bones this weekend. Who needs a social life and friends when you have brushes and ink and a bottle of wine and spotify on random? I do!!! But work comes first (always)….
Hopefully some of you got a glimpse of the official poster I did for the warped tour. Stoked to have worked with them again. It was like hanging out with a friend you lost touch with and being able to pick up from the last time you hung out. Except everyone’s all old and jaded and drinks more. Or maybe that’s just me. 
Make sure to follow @brianewingart for another print giveaway (and follow the simple instructions!) of a cool #Descendents #deftones mashup test print thinger.
#illustration #anatomy #posterart
#warpedtour #warptour #lonelinessofthelongdistancerunner #howispendmyweekendsandavoideverypublicdangerpossible #iwonderhowmanyweeksitwillbeuntiltheyfindmylifelesscorpse #backtomakingthedonuts

Done with the pencils. Worked on this and several other projects this week. I was dreading having to draw the bones of the hands I this one. After I was done the hands didn’t line up with my photo. So I had to cut n paste, twist n stretch and smack n flip it in photoshop til everything did line up. Then I printed it out, lightboxed the corrected pencils and then redrew the bones. Order is once again achieved. The peanut butter isn’t in the jelly. The lion sleeps tonight. My neurosis is sated.
I know that no one can see it in the final but I can. It drives me nuts. There’s no parade for doing things correct. But I still hafta do it. Deadlines be damned. Actually I’m ahead of schedule on this. But don’t tell my brain that. It thinks it’s still due Monday.
So yeah. On to inking this bag I bones this weekend. Who needs a social life and friends when you have brushes and ink and a bottle of wine and spotify on random? I do!!! But work comes first (always)….
Hopefully some of you got a glimpse of the official poster I did for the warped tour. Stoked to have worked with them again. It was like hanging out with a friend you lost touch with and being able to pick up from the last time you hung out. Except everyone’s all old and jaded and drinks more. Or maybe that’s just me.
Make sure to follow @brianewingart for another print giveaway (and follow the simple instructions!) of a cool #Descendents #deftones mashup test print thinger.
#illustration #anatomy #posterart
#warpedtour #warptour #lonelinessofthelongdistancerunner #howispendmyweekendsandavoideverypublicdangerpossible #iwonderhowmanyweeksitwillbeuntiltheyfindmylifelesscorpse #backtomakingthedonuts

Wow! Check out the photo Jaime sent me of the Frank and Marilyn pieces hanging up in their pad. I’m really humbled when people go out of their way to send me pics of their collections.
Check out Jaime’s portfolio too. She’s done work on many movies and tv shows.

Wow! Check out the photo Jaime sent me of the Frank and Marilyn pieces hanging up in their pad. I’m really humbled when people go out of their way to send me pics of their collections.

Check out Jaime’s portfolio too. She’s done work on many movies and tv shows.

Mar 24

Looks like the cat is out of the bag. The rad folks at @warpedtour  have posted the official artwork I did for the 2014 #warpedtour this was a collaboration between photographer Lisa Johnson @lisajohnsonphoto and myself. I was really stoked when @kevinlyman and his crew called and asked if I’d be interested in the project. Working with them again was a blast and they let me go nuts and try out the collage style I’ve been noodling with. 
So yeah this is one of the projects that has kept me busy during the winter and locked up in my studio. Shunning society and sunlight and local drinking establishments. I look and sound like a chubby Gollum now. Pasty and talking to myselfs a lot. 
Follow @warpedtour to find out about the bands on the tour. If my schedule allows I might do a few signings in Ohio. Not sure yet. 
Ok back to making the donuts. Lots of stuff in the works this year. Including conventions, #metacrypt and art shows. 
#illustration #design #warptour #20thanniversay #collage #mybrainhurts #stokedtofinallyshowthistoyouguys #mypresshhhhuuuussshhh #mycitydoesntevenhaveadunkindonuts #briansad #gigposter #tourposter

Looks like the cat is out of the bag. The rad folks at @warpedtour have posted the official artwork I did for the 2014 #warpedtour this was a collaboration between photographer Lisa Johnson @lisajohnsonphoto and myself. I was really stoked when @kevinlyman and his crew called and asked if I’d be interested in the project. Working with them again was a blast and they let me go nuts and try out the collage style I’ve been noodling with.
So yeah this is one of the projects that has kept me busy during the winter and locked up in my studio. Shunning society and sunlight and local drinking establishments. I look and sound like a chubby Gollum now. Pasty and talking to myselfs a lot.
Follow @warpedtour to find out about the bands on the tour. If my schedule allows I might do a few signings in Ohio. Not sure yet.
Ok back to making the donuts. Lots of stuff in the works this year. Including conventions, #metacrypt and art shows.
#illustration #design #warptour #20thanniversay #collage #mybrainhurts #stokedtofinallyshowthistoyouguys #mypresshhhhuuuussshhh #mycitydoesntevenhaveadunkindonuts #briansad #gigposter #tourposter

Mar 23

Yesterday the raddest people @malamarhilton aka Nick & Katie dropped by and whipped my studio into shape! It hasn’t looked this nice or organized since the first day I moved in. While spring cleaning I found some prints I thought were long sold out. (hey it happens stuff gets buried.) I’ll post those soon. Plus I found prints from friends that I need to frame. Oy vey…
Back to making the donuts on this poster and more spring cleaning. 
#theworldmustbeending #springcleaning #sssssustudio #ihatecarpeting #itslikeahobbithouseinmystudiowiththelowceilings #stoptryingtoguesswhotheposterisfor #whoisdallasgreen #neverheardofthem #ineedcoffeeandbacon #thanksagaintonickandkatie #iheldmyfisheyelensuptomycamera #imagenius #noimnot

Yesterday the raddest people @malamarhilton aka Nick & Katie dropped by and whipped my studio into shape! It hasn’t looked this nice or organized since the first day I moved in. While spring cleaning I found some prints I thought were long sold out. (hey it happens stuff gets buried.) I’ll post those soon. Plus I found prints from friends that I need to frame. Oy vey…
Back to making the donuts on this poster and more spring cleaning.
#theworldmustbeending #springcleaning #sssssustudio #ihatecarpeting #itslikeahobbithouseinmystudiowiththelowceilings #stoptryingtoguesswhotheposterisfor #whoisdallasgreen #neverheardofthem #ineedcoffeeandbacon #thanksagaintonickandkatie #iheldmyfisheyelensuptomycamera #imagenius #noimnot