Illustration Blog
  • .: Chet Phillips Illustration Blog-o-rama :.

    This blog serves as a collection of past, present and future projects from the illustration studio of Chet Phillips. There will also be spotlights on creative people I admire and how-tos, mixed with an occasional bit of silliness culled from the Intertubes added in for seasoning. Thank you for visiting.
  • September 2014
    M T W T F S S
    « Aug    

    Wang 2mu Animated

    Posted By on August 29, 2014


    I’ve posted about Wang 2mu’s work in the past. Check out the electric fun of this animated poster.

    Michael Kerbow

    Posted By on August 28, 2014

    Hollow Pursuits

    Michael Kerbow creates nightmarish future visions with his surreal paintings.

    James Clark- ChetArt Banner Balderdash

    Posted By on August 27, 2014


    I had the pleasure of meeting fellow exhibitor James Clark at SDCC 2014. He hired me to work up an illustration and design for a banner that showcased his various talents. James requested a frog and ukulele with a turn-of-the-century Victorian feel. The resulting character (above) came about. Be sure to check out his wide array of creative talents HERE.

    Aldo Crusher

    Posted By on August 26, 2014


    Great series of graphic cityscapes by Aldo Crusher.

    A Shop Called Quest- TMNT Show

    Posted By on August 25, 2014


    A Shop Called Quest presents a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” show with reception Saturday August 30th. My contribution is titled “Teenage Mutant Samurai Turtle.” The finished piece is a form of monoprint: Giclee print with gold leafing pen details added to enhance the yellow and orange details in the armor.


    “A Shop Called Quest” has sold the framed version at the opening reception. Two unframed versions are now available in the online shop: Signed 11″ x 14″ and Signed 11″ x 14″ monoprint with gold foiling details.

    ~Find the two versions available here~

    TMSTGoldDetail2Gold foiling details on print (Click image to enlarge)

    TMST Translation SheetA Japanese translator was hired for the text integrated into image.

    Field Notes- ChetArt

    Posted By on August 22, 2014


    Whether you need to make a grocery list or take notes on your latest Kaiju or Steampunk Monkey sighting, ChetArt Field Notes can come to your rescue. These compact and handy notebooks measure at 3.5″ x 5″ and contain 32 lined pages appropriate for an infinite number of note taking, random thoughts or memory enhancing recordings. Each book is hand bound with thread stitching. Choose between the Steampunk Monkey Nation portrait of Genevieve Octavia Starksparrow and the mighty Kaiju versions. A number of interior pages include small decorative icons. Each version comes in the variety of colors including, yellow, orange, parchment blue and oatmeal.

    You can find them in the online shop through these links:

    Steampunk Monkey Field Notes  &  Kaiju Field Notes



    Perfect for a back pocket or purse. Field Notes on the fly.


    Richard Mans- Abiogenesis

    Posted By on August 22, 2014

    Abiogenesis (Short Film) from Richard Mans

    Ltd. Art Gallery- Press Start III: Turbo Edition Show

    Posted By on August 20, 2014

    OneMoreGame_ChetArttitle: One More Game?

    Coming soon to Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle: Press Start III: Turbo Edition Art Show. Opening reception is August 29th and will run during the PAX Prime Convention. The theme of this show focuses on the modern age of video games. I paid tribute to one of my all-time favorites, Bioshock with my entry titled: “One More Game?” Visit the official Facebook event page HERE for more info.

    Lizzie Campbell- Polymer Posters

    Posted By on August 19, 2014


    Lizzie Campbell creates alternate movie posters that showcase her polymer clay skills.

    Sarah Martinet

    Posted By on August 18, 2014

    Sarah Martinet

    Stunning aerial photography by Sarah Martinet.

    I Am The Law/A Life Of Crime Preview

    Posted By on August 15, 2014


    The folks at NerdLocker have offered up some preview of images from the Hero Complex Gallery’sI Am the Law/A Life of Crime” show. Opening reception August 15th.

    Online shop for this show is now live.

    Joel Mackenzie- Lumberjacked

    Posted By on August 13, 2014

    LUMBERJACKED from Joel Mackenzie

    Hero Complex Gallery- I Am The Law/Life of Crime

    Posted By on August 11, 2014


    Hero Complex Gallery presents the show “I Am The Law/A Life of Crime” opening Friday, August 15th. The show pays tribute to both cops and criminals across a wide spectrum of films and pop culture. My submission draws upon the fond memory of my first viewing of “Bullitt.” Director Peter Yates’ iconic car chase down the hills of San Francisco was beautifully choreographed. The sequence was highlighted by Steve McQueen’s ultra cool demeanor as he confidently glided his Mustang GT over the paved hills and valleys in pursuit of the hitmen in their Dodge Charger.

    Available in the online shop HERE.

    2014 Austin Craft Riot Summer Show

    Posted By on August 8, 2014


    If you’re in or around the Austin area next weekend, make time to attend the third annual Austin Craft Riot Summer Show. Packed with creative goodness, shop from among almost 70 unique local artist’s works. Located inside the air conditioned Austin Music Hall, it’s the perfect way to enjoy a summer weekend. Food trucks will be on hand, along with a DIY station, cash bar, gaming area and massage therapists. ChetArt will be a part of the fun, offering a wide variety of new merchandise.

    ACR Summer Show Link

    List of Vendors

    Carlo Stanga

    Posted By on August 7, 2014


    Beautiful colors and patterns by illustration Carlo Stanga.

    8 Bit and Beyond 2- Bottleneck Gallery

    Posted By on August 5, 2014


    Opening August 8th- “8 Bit and Beyond 2,” a video game themed show at Bottleneck Gallery. The ChetArt contribution, titled “It’s On” mixes Donkey Kong with the iconic Aurora King Kong model.


    2veinte- Wild and Woolly

    Posted By on August 5, 2014

    Wild & Woolly from 2veinte

    Pichi and Avo- Shipping Crate Mural

    Posted By on August 4, 2014


    Mural art by Pichi and Avo on stacked shipping crates. via My Modern Met

    Steampunk Monkey Nation- Gallery of Heroes

    Posted By on July 31, 2014

    SMN_FannedPortfolio portrait gallery. Eight 5″ x 7″ portraits with stories on reverse.

    The Gallery of Heroes is a  collection of Eight Steampunk Monkey Nation personalities, presented in a paper portfolio case. Each 5″ x 7″ piece is printed on heavy duty linen card stock with portrait and gear on one side and short story on reverse. Portfolio label includes gold foil stamp detail and Steampunk Monkey Nation stamp on the back.

    ~Shop For Your Set Here~

    Set includes: Genevieve Octavia Starksparrow, Samson Meriwether Riddlewitte, Mordecai “Gunny” Gundersonne, Angus Wakefield McCrackendish, Cornelius Watson Pinionbolt, Penelope Lavinia Obscura, Calpurnia “Flywheel” Camberforge and Gabriel Warwick Thorncastle.




    MechanicFrontBack900(Click Images to Enlarge)



     ~Click Here To See This Item In The Shop~


    Children of the 80s Art Show- Guzu Gallery

    Posted By on July 30, 2014

    PeeWeeMr.TLowres(Click to Enlarge)

    Guzu Gallery presents an art show titled “Children of the 80s” with an opening on Friday August 1st. My contribution, titled “Pee Wee and Mr. T” pays homage to a host of Pee Wee Herman offerings, including “The Pee Wee Herman Show,” “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” and the movie “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.” I saw his HBO special and on stage live in the 80′s and immediately became a fan of his irreverent humor.

    ~Purchase from the limited edition here~

    More about the show:

    Ah, the 1980s…that most outrageous and colorful of decades. The excess and overindulgence of the 80s was unavoidable. It was reckless. And it was soaked in neon hues. This was no more evident than in the fashion, pop stars, movies and television of the time. That isn’t to say there was nothing consequential or more far-reaching happening in the world. The war against drugs was in full swing, as was the Cold War and the Iran-Contra Affair…but for the children who lived it, breathed it…everything that was important about the 80s, everything that mattered, happened on Saturday morning. So many awesome cartoons! So many awesome toy commercials! Every cartoon had a toy line and every toy line had its cartoon (yes, kids actually played with toys a very, very long time ago). It was a magical era for sure…and Guzu intends to serve up a slice of that nostalgia this summer at our art exhibition titled Children of the 80s. Join us as we celebrate the cartoons and toys from the raddest decade ever!

    The opening reception will be on Friday, August 1st from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through August 30th. Be sure to sport your best (or worst) 80s attire! Blue eyeliner, leg warmers, hair by Aqua Net and Members Only jackets are encouraged (as is wearing your sunglasses at night). There will be a live performance and 80s/Synthwave DJ set with retro visuals by Who Ha on opening night. Complimentary beverages will be provided by Miller Lite, featuring the original white can (for added old-school authenticity). We will also be featuring an array of vintage toys from the collection of Outlaw Moon Games & Toys. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!

    Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show but if you can’t make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in our online store.

    Guzu Gallery Store


    %d bloggers like this: