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Rusted Robot

Worked on this piece over the last week. I was trying to find the right design for a shirt. Hoping the giant idea makes the cut. I would love to have a few of these to share if they get printed.

If you have time to throw a vote on this at threadless.com, it would be much appreciated:)



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Baby Sea Monster Finds a Toy

This may be the final rework on the Sea Monster. Started work on this a couple of years ago. Finally found time to finalize an idea with this and move on. Even the bravest of sailors fears coming into contact with a playful sea monster. This little guy has the best intentions, but all his toys end up busted and laying at the bottom of the sea.

I also posted this over on Threadless. If you’d like to give this guy a vote please go here. Thanks!

The Baby Sea Monster Strikes Again!

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Preparing For the Snow, Cold and Slushy Weather

The cold really set in last night here. Used the opportunity to visit some ideas that were bouncing around in my head. Thinking about posting this by the front door as we prepare for a little bit of snow over the next couple of days.

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Getting Soaked

Another weekend gone in a flash. I had this illustration idea on Friday and didn’t have time to work on it until tonight. The theme for Illustration Friday is “soaked”, and that pretty much sums up the weekend. A lot of thunder, lightning and rain. It actually made for a good excuse to head over to the Minnesota SpringCon today and make some nice purchases. I designated Sunday evening my night to stay in and get this finished and posted.
I have a few other things I’m working on right now and hope to post them during the next couple of days. And then I have to start packing for my 2-week trip to Iceland/Germany. So much to do and prepare for. I better get cracking on it now. Enjoy!

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Stirring up Spring

Thinking spring. My Twins season tickets arrived on Thursday. And we’re moving the clock forward an hour tonight. Hoping for some ice and snow melt in the next week. I can’t wait to see some grass and throw out the BBQ as soon as I can.
Continuing with my “bugs” theme this week. Here’s a little bee that is stirring up some spring pollen.

Stir Up Spring

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Super-Happy-Valentine’s: Part 1

I spent my Saturday working on some Valentine’s cards. I took a few of my illustrations and revised them with a hearts and pink theme. Check them out, print them, give them to your Valentine. Fronts and backs are included. More to come tomorrow.

"Whale You Be My Valentine?"

"Whale You Be..." back of card

"Bee Mine"

"Bee Mine" back

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Ads of the Future – ChefBot part 2.

I received a slow cooker for Christmas this year. As geeky as this sounds, it’s seriously the best gift ever. A big “thank you” to my sister for knowing just what to get me. Somehow, I really screwed up my first attempt with chili. I didn’t have a recipe to go by, so I mixed and matched a bit of this and a bit of that. Topped it off with Tabasco sauce and cheese, and voilĂ , I have…spaghetti sauce? Ugh, major fail. Since then I’ve improved, and tried out a pot roast and pork chops recipes. Not bad, I’m getting better.

But you know what would make my cooking even better? A ChefBot. That’s right, ChefBot. Complete with 800 recipes for any occasion: breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, Thanksgiving, Italian, Thai, Mexican, BBQ and many more. And that’s not all! If you order from WeirdoBoy Industries in 30 minutes, we will throw in the “Brewmaster”, “Wine Connoisseur” and “Fire Safety” programs absolutely free!

I can wish, right?

ChefBot: Order Now!

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Enter: RoboChef

Um… I just looked at the temperature outside. It’s -14 at midnight. That’s a negative 14. So the options were really limited. Stay inside and work on my illustration Friday project, or wander around outside and get frostbite in a matter of minutes. I chose the former.

The theme this week is “chicken”. I wanted to do something a little bit different. Seems like this was a good week to bring back the Blue Robot. Imagine the future of your household robot. He does everything: walks the dog, vacuums the house and cooks the perfect roasted chicken.


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Haven’t I Done This Before?

Big Harry strikes again. Yes. This was one of my first blogs from last year. I always wanted to revisit the final and work with the color and detail a tiny bit more. A fun experiment with some new Photoshop brushes and simplifying other parts of the work. I’m happy with it now. I’ll leave it alone.

Actually, I think I’m done with big monsters breaking down cities for a while. I’m going to focus on a few other projects over the next few weeks. I have a really big presentation coming up on March 31st. I need to speak and present on my life as a designer to a lecture hall full of students. I’m all excited and nervous. Now I just need to figure out what I’m going to talk about.

"Haven't I Done This Before?"

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Illustration Friday: Mail

Preparing for this weekend’s holiday party, and posting a submission for this week’s Illustration Friday topic, “mail”. This is how I feel right now with my deliveries for Christmas. I’m tracking them, but for some reason they are just sitting in Sacramento on the way to Minneapolis. Ugh. I need them by Tuesday or it’s going to be a bare Christmas morning for my niece and sister. Maybe it’s being delivered by snails.

Chad Albers - "Snail Mail"

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