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Shirt Design – Full Moon Music now $8 at Woot!

I have a shirt up for sale at shirt.woot! for one week only it is $8. Thank you for your votes!

http://shirt.woot.com/offers/full-moon-music?ref=cnt_wp_3_6

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Full Moon DJ – City Beats

I have a new design up for vote at Shirt.Woot for their “cityscape” theme. I like working with the full moon guy. Trying to find more scenarios for him.

Full Moon DJ:

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Cute-thulhu

Something new/old I’ve been working on. Illustrated a cute version of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu for a woot shirt derby theme. It’s up for vote on their Derby, if you like it check it out and vote. Thanks!

http://shirt.woot.com/derby/entry/83650/cute-thulhu

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New Designs: Sleepy Moon and Sea Monsters at Play

A couple of new pieces I worked on for a Kids’ Challenge at Threadless. They had okay scores, nothing phenomenal. I wish I had started earlier, I had a couple of stronger ideas but not enough time to pull them off.

Monsters at Play: 3.17

Monsters at Play: 3.17

Sleepy Moon: 3.35

Sleepy Moon: 3.35

 

 

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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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8 Dancing Tentacles

Cranking out some work before enjoying a long 4th of July weekend. The theme this week for Illustration Friday is “satellite”. I was working on this octopus for the past few days. This was started on Monday with a sketch for a charity coloring book, but I quickly turned this into my weekly project. Added some little satellites around him, bubbles in orbit, moving in a whirlpool. Here’s the sketch and the final color.

Octopus - by Chad Albers

Octopus sketch - by Chad Albers

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Slick Willy

Here’s a follow-up to my post from last week’s Illustration Friday topic. I had 2 versions for this. The previous one was the happy whale in blue waters (shown below), the other is the not-s0-happy whale swimming in the dirty oil-slick waters. I updated the blue version with a new orange sky, it was a bit too monochromatic for me.

I’d like to do something with this combined image. I was so inspired by this blog, http://ripplesketches.blogspot.com/ I’m going to work on getting this listed over on their page. Maybe a series of 10 postcards or illustrations. I’ll post when something happens.

Here they are individually and also combined in a third image below.

Slick Willy

 

The Sad Adventures of Slick Willy

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A Whale of a Post.

Tornadoes were rolling across the state tonight as I worked. So I may have been a bit distracted as I watched news reports, NBA finals and worked on my Illustration Friday project. The theme this week is “Ripple”. It’s been heartbreaking to watch coverage week after week of the gulf oil spill. At first I was going to make something with oil spill and sadness, but I think we’ve seen enough of that. So I went with a happier route for now. I may post the oil-spill version later this weekend. I’ll see how things go by Sunday.

WHAT A WHALE! by Chad Albers

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Attack of the Black Jellyfish

Illustration Friday project. The theme this week is: Fearless. I worked on this early in the week, but this has been a crazy past few days. I’ve been putting in some long hours at the day job.

As usual, I’m playing iTunes in the background as I work. One thing I realized on Monday and Tuesday was I kept listening to the same albums over and over  (Julian Casablancas, Bon Iver and Beach House) . I have a part of my music library at work. About 20 GB, equals out to 10.3 days of listening time. This is only part of it. My home computer is 120 GB and over a month of non-stop listening. So I decided to set my music to “BY ALBUM” and start at the beginning. From A-Z, for the next 10 work days I’ll go through my entire at-work playlist. I started on Tuesday evening. But somehow I’m still on  the A’s. I guess the Beatles “Anthology” collections took up a whole day on their own. Made my way through “Appetite for Destruction” and “Armchair Apocrypha” and some Arcade Fire today. What a weird mix this makes. Just one of the reasons that I love iTunes.

Oh yeah, so the theme is “fearless”. And I was having fun creating some underwater scenes early in the week. Last week I saw 2 things that got me thinking. Went to a preview of Iron Man 2 last Wednesday and was geeking out over one of my childhood faves. And then I saw an old scuba helmet on the show “Pawn Stars”. Combine them together for a new fearless underwater hero facing down a bloom of the deadly black jellyfish. Um… yeah… I need a name that sounds a bit more fierce.

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Illustration Friday – Dip into the Dark Sea

Relaxing on a nice spring evening. Working on this week’s Illustration Friday project and listening to a ball game in the background. This week’s theme is “dip”. I already worked on the food theme 2 weeks ago with spoiled, so I avoided the chips and dip ideas. Didn’t feel like I could pull an illustration of dancing out of my head tonight. So I settled on this little sea-monster. No skinny-dipping after 2AM please.


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