.: Chet Phillips Illustration Blog-o-rama :.
Posted By Chet 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.
Posted By Chet 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.
Posted By Chet 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:
Perfect for a back pocket or purse. Field Notes on the fly.
Posted By Chet on August 20, 2014
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.
Posted By Chet 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.
Posted By Chet 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.
Posted By Chet on July 31, 2014
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.
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.
Posted By Chet on July 30, 2014
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.
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.