Don't Hold Your Breath

GRAVEYARD
18”x24”
Screen Print
edition of 100
Signed & Numbered
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Here’s the final art for the GRAVEYARD poster. I had been posting process shots here to show how I worked on it. Let me know what you think? Also go and check the band out...if you dig bluesy stoner rock you will dig them like I do.

I’m continuing with the Dissected Monster series. This time around it’s my favorite monster ever - The Creature! Of all the monsters from that period the Gill Man still holds up. The design was ahead of its time. When I was a kid and they aired the Creature in 3D I remember running around frantically trying to earn $1.50 to buy the 3D glasses from Open Pantry down the block. I begged my mom to help me adjust our old tv to the correct frequency so the 3D ‘technology’ actually worked. It was a glorious day that I’ll always remember.

I had to take some liberties with the anatomy. I combined fish anatomy with human anatomy. It was a challenge but also very fun to research. (Because I am a nerd…)

Illustration I did about the @heartlessbstrds for the @NewYorker - February 27th 2012 issue. I forgot to post this on my site until I was hanging in NYC last month flipping through an old New Yorker and spotted this. So yeah…story of my life.

Illustration I did about the for the - February 27th 2012 issue. I forgot to post this on my site until I was hanging in NYC last month flipping through an old New Yorker and spotted this. So yeah…story of my life.

Give us a kiss…
Detail of a graphite piece I finished for comic con. It’ll be a framed giclee print of an edition of 20. Available at my booth - BOOTH 4503. These sell out quickly so gets ons its.I need sleep and a haircut.

Give us a kiss…

Detail of a graphite piece I finished for comic con. It’ll be a framed giclee print of an edition of 20. Available at my booth - BOOTH 4503. These sell out quickly so gets ons its.

I need sleep and a haircut.

Pssst…

SUPER BIG announcement unveiling thingamajig my booth 4503 during comic con
Sculpted by Shikaruna Koubo
Produced by Blood Fort Omega

Update on the art print for @skullandheart I should be done with the inking tonight. This piece has been fun to do so of course I got carried away with the detail. This thing is killing my hands. Plus I miss caffeine of all kinds. I can’t have any until I’m done inking. Stupid coffee jitters grumblegrumble. Stick around for the walk-through I’m writing for Skull and Heart.
At the same time I’ve been prepping for the move. Not an easy task. I thought finding a place was tough. Planning the move is even more difficult and a pain in the ass. So please check out the MOVING SALE I have going on right now and help me afford it. Gracias!**Apologies to all the folks emailing, calling and texting me right now. Once I’m done with this project I’ll get back to you.

Update on the art print for @skullandheart I should be done with the inking tonight. This piece has been fun to do so of course I got carried away with the detail. This thing is killing my hands. Plus I miss caffeine of all kinds. I can’t have any until I’m done inking. Stupid coffee jitters grumblegrumble. Stick around for the walk-through I’m writing for Skull and Heart.

At the same time I’ve been prepping for the move. Not an easy task. I thought finding a place was tough. Planning the move is even more difficult and a pain in the ass. So please check out the MOVING SALE I have going on right now and help me afford it. Gracias!

**Apologies to all the folks emailing, calling and texting me right now. Once I’m done with this project I’ll get back to you.

Hey If you live in Columbus, OH…I’m doing a LECTURE on my career as an Artist/Rock Poster Dork at CCAD on March 12th
You don’t hafta be a student to attend. I’ll be giving away a bunch of prints and merch at the end of the lecture! So be there or be Cher?! And please repost!Brian Ewing Illustrator and Graphic Designer Monday, March 12 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Canzani Center Auditorium (map it) Free & Open to the Public Brian Ewing is one of the most prolific, iconic image-makers in rock music and pop art. Like his heroes and mentors—Frank Kozik, Coop, and Tara McPherson, among others—he has built his success in poster art into a career that spans illustration, album covers, original art prints, skate decks, and shirt designs. Informed by art nouveau, ukiyo-e woodblock printing, SoCal “kustom” car culture, and the comics, Ewing’s work fuses his explorations of perspective, color, and space with classic imagery from American youth culture. His clients have ranged from Metallica and the Warped Tour to the Strokes and Death Cab for Cutie (not to mention The New Yorker and a number of advertising agencies).  Currently a resident of New York City, Ewing attended the American Academy of Art Chicago for Illustration and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design for Fine Arts. His first monograph, Don’t Hold Your Breath: The Art of Brian Ewing, was published by Dark Horse in 2010. www.brianewing.com

Hey If you live in Columbus, OH…I’m doing a LECTURE on my career as an Artist/Rock Poster Dork at CCAD on March 12th

You don’t hafta be a student to attend. I’ll be giving away a bunch of prints and merch at the end of the lecture! So be there or be Cher?! And please repost!

Brian Ewing
Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Monday, March 12 
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Auditorium (map it)
Free & Open to the Public

Brian Ewing is one of the most prolific, iconic image-makers in rock music and pop art. Like his heroes and mentors—Frank Kozik, Coop, and Tara McPherson, among others—he has built his success in poster art into a career that spans illustration, album covers, original art prints, skate decks, and shirt designs. Informed by art nouveau, ukiyo-e woodblock printing, SoCal “kustom” car culture, and the comics, Ewing’s work fuses his explorations of perspective, color, and space with classic imagery from American youth culture. His clients have ranged from Metallica and the Warped Tour to the Strokes and Death Cab for Cutie (not to mention The New Yorker and a number of advertising agencies).

Currently a resident of New York City, Ewing attended the American Academy of Art Chicago for Illustration and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design for Fine Arts. His first monograph, Don’t Hold Your Breath: The Art of Brian Ewing, was published by Dark Horse in 2010.
www.brianewing.com

BRIANEWING:It’s true… I checked. I am definitely a man.And this was a piece illustrating a Malcolm Gladwell article for the New Yorker.
brainmouth:

Brian Ewing is the man.

BRIANEWING:
It’s true… I checked. I am definitely a man.
And this was a piece illustrating a Malcolm Gladwell article for the New Yorker.

brainmouth:

Brian Ewing is the man.

It’s one of those nights…weekends…ughss
Late Friday night I got an email to do some work for a top notch magazine. Of course I accepted! The catch was that it’s due Monday morning. Eff Emm Ell…Everything gets put on hold til I finish this. But orders were shipped today!So after trying (and failing) to find any decent photos of the singer in action I got my buddy to pose for me. Lucky for me she’s the same size as the subject and dresses similar too!This will be fun to do but I’m gonna feel like roadkill when I’m done. No rest for the retarded…

It’s one of those nights…weekends…ughss

Late Friday night I got an email to do some work for a top notch magazine. Of course I accepted! The catch was that it’s due Monday morning. Eff Emm Ell…

Everything gets put on hold til I finish this. But orders were shipped today!

So after trying (and failing) to find any decent photos of the singer in action I got my buddy to pose for me. Lucky for me she’s the same size as the subject and dresses similar too!

This will be fun to do but I’m gonna feel like roadkill when I’m done.

No rest for the retarded…

It’s one of those nights…
taking a break from other stuff to start working on sketches for a new art print. Anyone know of any decent life drawing classes in Manhattan? I could use a few hours a week of that to exercise my brain.

It’s one of those nights…

taking a break from other stuff to start working on sketches for a new art print. Anyone know of any decent life drawing classes in Manhattan? I could use a few hours a week of that to exercise my brain.

This is how I’ll be spending my weekend…I took some time off from this piece because it was burning me out. I got stuck on the face and couldn’t move forward. With fresh eyes (no pun…ok maybe a small one) and input from my friends, I’m able to fix the problem I was stuck on and now I can move on. I personally hate drawing and erasing and drawing and erasing and drawing and erasing on my final art. So I printed the pencils out at 100% and decided to make my mistakes on that, instead of fucking up the original art. That’s just me and my neurosis. Do what works for you. I didn’t want to trace the photo reference so I’ve been pushing myself to get better at drawing likenesses. This is an ambitious piece for me so I’m taking my time to make sure it is close to what I imagined.Oh and here’s a shameless plug about the contest I’m doing with spankystokes.

This is how I’ll be spending my weekend…
I took some time off from this piece because it was burning me out. I got stuck on the face and couldn’t move forward. With fresh eyes (no pun…ok maybe a small one) and input from my friends, I’m able to fix the problem I was stuck on and now I can move on. I personally hate drawing and erasing and drawing and erasing and drawing and erasing on my final art. So I printed the pencils out at 100% and decided to make my mistakes on that, instead of fucking up the original art. That’s just me and my neurosis. Do what works for you. I didn’t want to trace the photo reference so I’ve been pushing myself to get better at drawing likenesses. This is an ambitious piece for me so I’m taking my time to make sure it is close to what I imagined.
Oh and here’s a shameless plug about the contest I’m doing with spankystokes.