I'm Stray, or Jeff if you want to get familiar. I'm an artist, music maker, aspiring writer, goofball, geek, nerd, and dork. I design graphics for t-shirts for money.

This blog is mainly for my own artwork. I also make daily confessions and daily music posts.

Art posted in my blog is mine unless otherwise noted.

Other places you can find me on the internet:

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See, despite this blog being nothing but selfies lately, I still work on art.
work in prague -ess

See, despite this blog being nothing but selfies lately, I still work on art.

work in prague -ess

thestray:

Best of My Art 2013

Well, I had a lot going on in 2013, so I didn’t really make as much art as I would’ve liked to, but I did do a few things I was proud of, and I did have a couple of art based things happen that meant a lot to me. For one, Paul fucking Scheer one of my comedy heroes became aware of me after seeing my stuff on comedy photographer extraordinaire Liezl’s blog and asked me to make an Adventure Time style gif of him, and he really liked the results. It’s a cool thing to have someone you admire acknowledge your existence and appreciate your creative efforts.

Then one of my friends asked me to design his tattoo for him, and that was a huge honor. Never had my art grace a person’s skin before. It was a fun thing to work on, and it was amazing to see the tattoo artist do a super amazing work translating my digital artwork into ink on skin and have it look exactly like what I created. So cool.

Drew a bunch of other stuff. That Pokemon thing got a lot of notes, it was supposed to be the first in a series of well dressed Pokemon but I never delivered on that promise, I suck like that sometimes. Maybe I’ll still do more though! Maybe!

2014 I definitely plan to be making more art and posting less selfies. I promise. This is SUPPOSED to be an art blog afterall.

For a limited* time you get these shirts!

http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/thestray/

*while you’re alive, that’s the limited time, after your dead you probably won’t be able to buy things

Best of My Art 2013

Well, I had a lot going on in 2013, so I didn’t really make as much art as I would’ve liked to, but I did do a few things I was proud of, and I did have a couple of art based things happen that meant a lot to me. For one, Paul fucking Scheer one of my comedy heroes became aware of me after seeing my stuff on comedy photographer extraordinaire Liezl’s blog and asked me to make an Adventure Time style gif of him, and he really liked the results. It’s a cool thing to have someone you admire acknowledge your existence and appreciate your creative efforts.

Then one of my friends asked me to design his tattoo for him, and that was a huge honor. Never had my art grace a person’s skin before. It was a fun thing to work on, and it was amazing to see the tattoo artist do a super amazing work translating my digital artwork into ink on skin and have it look exactly like what I created. So cool.

Drew a bunch of other stuff. That Pokemon thing got a lot of notes, it was supposed to be the first in a series of well dressed Pokemon but I never delivered on that promise, I suck like that sometimes. Maybe I’ll still do more though! Maybe!

2014 I definitely plan to be making more art and posting less selfies. I promise. This is SUPPOSED to be an art blog afterall.

thestray:

Gotta Dress Em’ All - Cubone
Now available as a print at Society 6
More Pokemons wearing nice clothes are forthcoming! Stay tuned!
- Stray (facebook / twitter / deviantart/ shop)

Remember I SAID I was going to do more of these, but I never did? Man I suck. But maybe I should rectify that.

thestray:

Gotta Dress Em’ All - Cubone

Now available as a print at Society 6

More Pokemons wearing nice clothes are forthcoming! Stay tuned!

- Stray (facebook / twitter / deviantart/ shop)

Remember I SAID I was going to do more of these, but I never did? Man I suck. But maybe I should rectify that.

Pixelated bouncy Jake

Pixelated bouncy Jake

I saw an older guy earlier, with a ponytail, and a baseball cap, and a top hat on top of his baseball cap.
…So that’s now my new favorite look for a person.

I saw an older guy earlier, with a ponytail, and a baseball cap, and a top hat on top of his baseball cap.

…So that’s now my new favorite look for a person.

I promise soon I’ll stop being so lazy and post some art that’s actually decent. For now he’s a little doodle of one of my characters, Guillermo.

I promise soon I’ll stop being so lazy and post some art that’s actually decent. For now he’s a little doodle of one of my characters, Guillermo.

A drawing to go with those haikus. Trying a different style.

A drawing to go with those haikus. Trying a different style.

Stevie U.

Stevie U.

Gonna try to get back to posting art every day like the good ol days. Worked on some stuff today that I can’t really show because it’s for a client, but here’s some last minute sketch of me before I go to bed.

Gonna try to get back to posting art every day like the good ol days. Worked on some stuff today that I can’t really show because it’s for a client, but here’s some last minute sketch of me before I go to bed.

I’ll draw you a thing for some money. How much? I don’t know, I guess it depends on what you ask me to draw. Drop me a line.

Heyyyy, vote for my Diablo III t-shirt design.

http://www.designbyhumans.com/vote/detail/232393

I knew most people would be going dark for this contest given the subject matter, so I wanted to take a risk and do something more bright, colorful and graphic. A lot of really great artists entered who are far more skilled than I, so I figured my only shot was to do something that stands out from all the black and gray t-shirts. I was also trying to draw inspiration from Frank Frazetta, but I don’t think I’m anywhere near being able to capture the kinda intensity that legend could.

That’s all, vote for it if you like it. If not, also vote for it because please?

Work In Proggy
Like 75% done I guess. I don’t know what I’m going to do with the upper-half I did a couple of attempts at a background and they all sucked. Maybe some crows? Maybe some demon heads on pikes? Whatever I do I plan to finish it off tonight so I can move on to other stuff.

Work In Proggy

Like 75% done I guess. I don’t know what I’m going to do with the upper-half I did a couple of attempts at a background and they all sucked. Maybe some crows? Maybe some demon heads on pikes? Whatever I do I plan to finish it off tonight so I can move on to other stuff.