Monday, December 14, 2009

ANTEATER!



Here is a layout for a painting I am going to do this week... it will be 8" x 24" on wood panel... I love anteaters... they are soo weird...

THE LIFE AQUATIC - ZISSOU




Watched this movie again tonight... I love it... ZISSOU!

Friday, December 11, 2009

WOODEN OCTO-BOX


Acrylic on wooden box... just in time for the holidays...

Friday, December 4, 2009

RUDE GIRL PAINTING



First of a series to be done this Winter. Rude Girl - 18" x 18" acrylic on wood panel. Still have to varnish but pretty pleased with the result.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

CUSTOM KEDS




Some custom Keds I designed that will be up for sale on Zazzle... really cool idea... allows you to design shoes (too bad it is only available for kids and ladies shoes) and sell them. Cool stuff.

Hope you like them. (click for larger versions)

They should be up here: http://www.zazzle.com/skulluxe some designs are in cue to be approved...


cheers

Saturday, November 14, 2009

LITTLE GIRL, BIG CITY


Friday mixed media doodle...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

MEXICAN WRESTLER DAY ON TIRADE


Thanksgiving Day brings out the anger in "El Guapo"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BIG TOP DISASTER


Uh-oh... looks like some shit went down at the Big Top... Wanted: Lion Tamer

TTC HOSTAGE SHIRT

TTC Hostage Life T-shirt tee by dspring. Available from MySoti.com.

Just added... TTC hostage shirt... tired of being a hostage to unfair fare hikes? Grab this shirt and let them know... (all profits will go to me being able to afford the TTC).

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

RUDE GIRL/RUDE BOY


New colour for the girl and added a guy... now to go buy some wood panels and start painting...

Saturday, October 31, 2009

GOODWILL HALLOWEEN BANNER


I love this little banner ad made for Goodwill for Halloween... I wish I made it.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

RUDEGIRL


First layout for a series of paintings on wood I will be doing this winter... probably 16" x 16" or so... looking forward to this series...

GOOD LUCK/BAD LUCK



Just messing around in Illustrator again... Lucky Bunny, Bad Luck Cat...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

THE INVISIBLE SKWERM





More Halloween hooliganism...

CANADIAN POLITICAL ZOMBIES



Just messing around thinking about Halloween... Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff as zombies here to suck your brains... Why no Jack Layton? you ask... because he gets killed every election anyway!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

OCTOBER DESKTOP CALENDAR


Whoops... a little late with this one... I was on vacation in Germany (Go St. Pauli!!!)

Anyway... here it is... October - Octoskeleton... What if octopus had skeletons??? Who knows??? Who cares??? - click to get the full size version.

Have a spooky Halloween... working on a spooky painting right now...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

THE EMPEROR




18" x 18" acrylic on wood panel...

Here is my latest painting... The Emperor... created using hand cut masks and acrylic paint. The board I used is from a different company than I usually use and it's quality is pretty piss-poor, the surface is splintery (even after sanding) and the edge finish is atrocious... last time I buy boards on sale. Anyway... I like the way it turned out.

cheers

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SKULLY VANS ORDERS

Many people have been sending me emails or comments about the Skully Vans... The cost will be $150 per pair + $20 shipping, they will come with 3 different tongue colours (maybe more, but minimum 3). I will be making them on a pre-order basis. That means I will ask you to pay half or the full amount up front to cover my costs. You can pre order by paypaling me $85 (or the full $170) to josiefeen@gmail.com .

I will be doing this since they are hand made and I have to order each pair of blanks with the idea that there is a buyer for each pair, otherwise I am stuck with a pair of shoes I have no use for. I will be doing both men's white canvas and ladies black patent leather (depending on size availability). The time frame will be 2 months from when I receive your order (there are so many orders that is the most reasonable time frame I can come up with... I will be a busy man).

I will be sending this information to those of you that I have contact information, others that just commented under "guest" or "anonymous" please get in touch with me with your proper information.

cheers!

Dan

KABUKI ROSIE


Here is a little 12" x 12" painting I did for my girl for our anniversary... acrylic on wood...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

AUGUST DESKTOP CALENDARS




A few for August... just click to get full size version...

Hope everyone is having a good summer... cool and rainy all summer so far here in Toronto...

cheers!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

CYCLOPS STOP LIGHT


Cyclops Stop Light... 8" x 24" on wood...

concept and in-progress

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

SKULL w/LAURELS PAINTING


Study for a large, soon to be 24" x 24" painting on beechwood. I intentionally have laid it out so it looks like an out of register print. I may change the green up to real gold leaf... I still have some kicking around from the skateboard.

cheers

Friday, July 10, 2009

FOR LADIES ONLY: patent skully vans pre-order


Okay... so I am finally going to get off my ass and make some of my Skully Vans (see the pics on the right or search this blog to see my completed original canvas pair)... I am starting with some slick ladies black patent leather Vans I have found. This is a pre-order to let me know how many and what sizes I need to purchase to start making them. My plan is to include 3 interchangeable tongue options: white, grey and pink. Pink stitching and pink sole. These will sell for $185 US... not cheap, but they will be limited to 15 pairs (first ordered, first served). I will take orders with a $50 deposit (balance due upon completion of shoes). Accepted orders will be completed by Halloween 2009.

**Caveat Emptor**... since these are custom, made to order shoes please order size carefully, no substitutions or refunds will be given. Also note, this design does remove material from the shoe, I cannot guarantee the durability of these shoes, they are more fashion over function, so again no refund or substitution will be given for damage occuring after arrival of product. Refund will be given on deposit if I cannot complete the project due to material issues, etc.

To pre-order a pair, please email me at dspringer@sympatico.ca or leave me a message here on this blog. Please have shoe size, contact info and shipping address ready.

Cheers, I'm excited to get started on these!

Dan

Thursday, July 9, 2009

COOL ART - GOOD CAUSE



Super talented buddy Adam Turman in Minnesota has designed some shirts to benefit Breast Cancer research... get your hands on one of these sweet T's soon, Adam stuff is amazing, plus you will be helping out a worthy cause... blue or red... both are the tits...

you can order them from his classified on gigposters.com, here is the link

GIGPOSTERS CLASSIFIED

Check out his website for more stuff!

ADAMTURMAN.COM

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

JULY DESKTOP CALENDARS!


Well... they are a bit late but I just got back from vacation and it is back to work... 2 to choose from... just click to get the full size version...

You can check out some pics of the travels here:

FRANKFURT

BUDAPEST


ICELAND

Hope everyone is having a great summer... more soon!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

BEANS ON TOAST - Scooter Rally Artwork


2 colour logo for patches and shirts for the upcoming Bangers & Mash present: Beans on Toast Toronto scooter rally...

Click here for details

Monday, June 29, 2009

CHALKBOARD MUG ART


Last Christmas I bought my girlfriend a chalkboard mug that I doodle on for her whenever we have tea. I liked yesterday's doodle so much I took a snap... RAAAAWWWRRRRRR!!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

I WANT YOUR SKULL #7 - INTERVIEW


Super limited edition skull art publication I Want Your Skull #7 is out now... limited to 250 copies. Featuring some terrific skull art from all over the globe, a nice hand numbered edition, an art print and all packed up in a nice envelope. This issue also has a 4 page interview with yours truly... so check it out and support Ryan, the brains behind the magazine.



You can get one here: http://www.iwantyourskull.com/?p=1940 get em' while they are still to be getten'

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

GODZILLA FOUNTAIN

video

Summer is here... time to get the backyard in shape. Godzilla fountain made out of an old bicycle wheel and fork, a pump and a Godzilla figure I had lying around... video of it in action... next steps... dye the water blood red.

HAULIN' PINE




Today's doodle... in regular and road rage version

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

LIL' GRAVEDIGGER


Messing around today with my Cintiq tablet and Photoshop seeing if I can get some painting like quality from it... I have to see about settings but this is where I got for the first 20 minutes...

Monday, June 1, 2009

JUNE 2009 DESKTOP/CALENDAR

TORONTO FC SECTION 111 SUPPORTERS PIN


Quick little thing for section 111 of TFC supporters section...

C'mon you REDS!

Monday, May 11, 2009

May Desktop/Calendar


Here is a desktop/calendar thingee for May... VIVA the pork cold!!!!!

Just click on it to get the full sized version...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

FINISHED SKATEBOARD


Here is what I ended up with, I finished just in time... the show is this Saturday... hope to see you there!

Monday, April 20, 2009

SKATEBOARD: process continued...


Well... since I have been doing things I have never done before... why stop there? I decided to add a dripping skull to the board... and instead of just painting one on... I decided to carve it into the board itself (well, the outline at least)... So I carved out the outline of the skull as well as the eyes and nose... to be filled in with black...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

SKATEBOARD: mid process pics...


Here is a little step by step process of the skateboard I am doing for the upcoming Disposable show (see below for details).

Well, I decided to try a whole bunch of things I have never done before on this deck (not the smartest idea when you only have 1 blank to work with). Anyway, I found this image of an 60's biker that was just too cool to not use, so I converted it to halftones, printed it out on a laser copier and did a gel medium transfer directly onto the board. Since I have never done one before it was a learning experience... it took me 3 tries to get to the point where most of the image stayed on the board and didn't peel up. Then begins the long process of taking the backing paper off of the board without taking off the graphic... warm water, a sponge and a bunch of patience. Next up was also a new experience... gold leafing... pretty cool, but a mess... not very fun at all... I have a feeling I will be finding gold leaf in my rug and clothes for the next year...

Next up is some painting, then varnish and then off to the gallery... (it's due Friday... so I gotta motor on it)

Step 1: Applying the gel transfer medium

Step 2: Removing the backing paper to reveal the image

Step 3: Applying the gold leaf

stay tuned for next steps and the final product...

cheers

dan

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

KOZIK/SPRINGER BRONZE!


Well here it is... I finally have seen it in person... the Pièce de résistance of the collab between superstar artist Frank Kozik and myself. Clockwork Ludwig Bronze... bronze bust set atop a marble base... this sucker be heavy... and $$$... glad I got to snag one... (beautiful K-mart quilt in the background is not for sale... sorry)

DIRTY MONEY ***SOLD OUT***

Thanks to everyone who bought one of the 10 sets of the Dirty Money series... they went fast and furious and had to refund alot of orders that got through before I pulled the classified... keep your eyes out for another series in the near future...

cheers

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dirty Money Set


During this economy what makes sense? That's right! cutting up some cold hard cash $$$$.
Dirty Money set - 4" x 4" - acrylic and cut up dollar bill on wood panel - they be tiny... and up for sale soon.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Disposable Art Show


Hey everyone...

Remember when you were a kid and you got your first skateboard? It probably had some shitty graphics on it because it was a Nash or a Variflex? Then you got your first real board... it had cool graphics... maybe a Powell VCJ skull, or a Jim Phillips drawing on a Santa Cruz... you skated it, but always wanted your own graphics... well... I just got the opportunity to put all my childhood bitching behind me... I just got some great news from Joey at freedom fighter skateboards... I will be involved in this terrific charity event due to another artist having to pass, all proceeds from the sales of artwork will go to Princess Margaret Hospital so it's a win win situation.

Opening night and reception is April 25th at the Baitshop... lots of great talent, both local and international... here is a rundown of the artists involved:

Abe Lincoln jr.
Andrew Pommier
Alan C. Wood
Chris Mendoza
Doublenaut
Dave The Chimp
Pure Evil
Drew Millward
Skam
Michael Hacker
Mike Budai
Bowman
Spazz
Jeff Dywelska
Che Kothari
Playdead Cult
Scott Campbell
Dr.D
Tami Noa Levy
Soy
Hayden Menzies
The Bait Shop
Christie Shinn
Matt Killen
Nick Dywelska
Dan Springer

check it out if you get a chance... and no... don't worry, I won't be making a "Dan Springer Pro-Model"