Last night my art was featured at Manifest for First Friday. Thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support!
As an artist and designer, it’s not often you have a client that says- “Do whatever you want!” In the case of Hendrick’s they did just that. Dave from Hendrick’s (Who has the rad title of “Commander of Special Operations”) contacted me one day and basically said “Hey, I love your design style; let’s do an event together!” I started the collaboration by designing him a fictional map of the “World of Hendrick’s” to which I believe he commented- “This made my brain spray out of my ears!” I assumed that meant I was on the right track.
I had an awesome time creating some delightful pieces for them that have a great vintage & whimsical feel. Hope you enjoy them too!
Aloha friends and fans! Here is a price list for the art on display at Manifest for First Friday. Hope to see you there!
Manifest Artist’s Reception – September 7th 2012
Sly Fox – 30 x 40 Digital Illustration on Canvas - $900
Zombie Movie Poster – 30 x 40 Digital Illustration on Canvas - $900
Match Made in Paradise – 30 x 40 Digital Illustration on Canvas - $900
Retro Subway Roll Sign – 20 x 40 Metallic Typography Print – $300
World of Hendrick’s Map – 40 x 27 Digital Illustration on Canvas - $900
Haleiwa Town Travel Print – 20 x 30 Digital Illustration on Canvas - $600
Na Pali Coast Travel Print - 30 x 40 Digital Illustration on Canvas - $900
Black Rock Travel Print - 16 x 24 Digital Illustration on Canvas - $300
Gentle Giants Travel Print - 16 x 20 Digital Illustration on Canvas - $300
It’s giveaway time! Up for grabs is a 12 x 18 retro Maui print featuring black rock on the Kaanapali coast. All you have to do is name the guy jumping off the rock in the print for a chance to win. (Any name will do- something like Reginald Peppercorn or Jimothy). I will choose a winner based on the sheer awesomeness and creativity of the name! Leave a comment to enter. We will pick a winner Friday!
**On a related note: Have you ever seen the “Name that Guy” sketch on the Jimmy Fallon show? One of my wife’s stock photos made it on the show (It was of our friend Nate; Jimmy Fallon said his name was “Harold Garvey”) Does this make absolutely no sense? That’s understandable! Just watch it below-
Aloha! Nick is giving away a print series of YOUR choice (Three 12 x 18 Retro Hawaii Travel Prints)! AND there are 3 ways you can win:
1) Leave a comment anywhere on the Everything is Jake! website
2) Follow Everything is Jake! on Facebook
3) Retweet the contest tweet on Twitter (Click here for the link)
Feel free to the follow all 3 links above for 3 chances to win! Or don’t enter if you are opposed to free stuff!
A random winner will be picked this weekend. Mahalo!
What’s your favorite? Waterfalls & the ocean? Shave Ice in the country? Hot Air Balloon rides? Check out the print series’ to choose from HERE
Everything is Jake! retro Hawaiian travel prints are now for sale at Fighting Eel. Check them out at their two O’ahu locations listed below!
Fighting Eel – Downtown
1133 Bethel Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fighting Eel – Kailua
629 Kailua Road Suite 130
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Now available in the shop HERE… Featuring balloon adventures and things you need a flashlight for! Set of three prints sized at 12×18. Full color press printed.
**Update- Congrats to Conor D. and Anahi S. for winning the giveaway!
Put on your thinking caps boys and girls. This is your chance to win glorious prizes from Everything Is Jake! Two lucky winners will receive a 3 print – 12×18 Retro Hawaii Series! What’s the catch you ask? You must name your first-born Nick! No just kidding. Unless you want to…
There are three chances to enter the contest! Two winners will be chosen on Monday, September 17th!
- Become a fan on Facebook! All fans automatically get an entry into the giveaway!
- Retweet the giveaway tweet on Twitter! (@EverythngIsJake)
- Guess what is being shown in all 6 of the photos below. Comment on the post! Update: So….my website visitors are so smart, they have correctly guessed all the photos already… Just leave a comment anywhere on the site for an entry into the contest!
And…. the images! …….
Contest ends Monday Sept. 17! Good luck and happy guessing!! You can view the 3 different retro Hawaii series available in the SHOP.
I still remember being a kid and spending hot summer days at my Grandma’s non air-conditioned house sketching away. Drawing cars that looked like houses and horses that looked like aliens. I was just stoked to have a pencil and paper. She was a pastel artist and specialized in landscapes and portraits. I learned a lot from her. I learned how to use my “artistic license”, how to spray a pastel painting with fixatif so the chalk didn’t end up on your hands, your parents furniture, your cat etc. How there was never any TRUE black in a painting because subtle dark colors gave the piece so much more life, and to always treat compositions as if your eye was walking around the page. Hmm. For some reason this last tip always has stuck with me as one of my most important criteria for creating art.
**Doesn’t it seem like art and design is full of a lot of rules? When I was in high school it was the rule of not letting out-of-control classmates trash your art projects. In college, it was a collection of principles that form almost everything I know about design now: complimentary colors, spatial tension, the delicate balance of positive and negative space, (and NOT farting in confined spaces like the computer lab). It’s important to know the rules, that way you know which ones to follow, which ones to bend and which ones to break effectively.
Well boys and girls, let’s take a look at a practical example. We will use the Kipahulu Bamboo Forest Print… [+]