Monday, March 31, 2014

I've Moved...

... But you can follow me at my Tumblr Page!

So starting now, any future posts will happen there. This change is in accordance to better streamline my online presence. I feel Blogger is all but dead.

See you all on the flipside!

-Kirk

Monday, January 20, 2014

Change of Pace




Here's a traditional commish to get me outta that digital lull. My camera is pretty terrible and these photos don't do the final work justice. Created with acrylics/oils and took three days to complete. Way more enjoyable than sitting in front of a computer all day...

-Kirk

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Christmas Carol

Well, I'm late on posting this, but a few months back I had the pleasure of illustrating Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" for FarFaria. It was a great opportunity to spread my wings and really come at the project with a different end result in mind. Actually, before even beginning any work, I had initially envisioned something very organic, dark and almost entirely devoid of color. But, owing to extremely tight deadlines, I unfortunately had to fall back on certain tried and true habits I've developed over the years. Not to say I don't like the finished product (because I do) but, it's funny how the story can take a life of it's own and seemingly steer it's own heading.

Below is a few illustrations and an overall sample from the entire story.








Happy Holidays!
Kirk

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Solo Dolo



It's been a long time since I've updated with any new art. Work has a way of sucking all the creative juices from me. After a long day of grinding away on studio jobs, I'm unfortunately left with little desire to create anything for myself. Luckily for me, today being a holiday, I took advantage and tried something different. This is the result...

A while back Scott Mescudi posted an interesting candid shot and I had to do something with it. It's everyday moments that inspire and ultimately lay the foundation for creativity. It's rare for me to really know the end result on a piece of art, unless I absolutely sit down and start planning the thing out. This can detract from the end result, because one spends a great deal of time planning and grinding away at an essential blueprint of what the finished product might look like. So much time/energy can be wasted during this process and it leaves little room for a freeing, organic task of improvisation.

Well, one thing that needs to change is my openness to create more art just for myself. That's something which is never lost on a child with a coloring book, or happily sketching away -- creating for creations sake. It's supposed to be fun after all. Kid's know this and without even thinking about it. They do it for the sheer fun of creating something cool. I need to take a lesson from my five year old self, because that dude was much wiser than this old guy sitting here, typing away at this blog.

-Kirk

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Assortment of Colors


A digital puppy portrait commission. Drop me a line if you've got a certain best friend that needs to be immortalized into a piece of art. (kparrish33@gmail.com)

-Kirk

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Need A New Mobile Game?!

If any of yous guys needs a fun new mobile game, check out Baseball Slam. It's a fun, arcade based, home run derby meets pinball, meets casino kinda video game. That sounds like a lot, but I assure you the learning curve is pretty quick and it's proving to be a very addictive game. Unfortunately as of now it's only available for your various iPhone/iPad devices and no word on whether it'll be available on the android marketplace. But, at least it's free, so you got that going for you.

I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work on this one for over a year,  doing characters/concepts and even designed the final logo.








Would love for anybody to at least give it a shot...it is free after all!

-Kirk

Monday, June 24, 2013