Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hey, look at Tim's Vampirella doodle!

Here's another random doodle o'mine.

In many of the digital paintings that I've painted in the past few years I have avoided using the the color black. This piece was a departure from that mindset, and I went a little darker (color -wise) with this one, which seems appropriate for Vampirella.

I think for my next trick (piece), I'm going to draw "Garnet" from the cartoon "Steven Universe".

-Tim Switalski

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hey, look at Tim's doodle!

Hey art buds, just a quick(8hrs) digital painting today.  I felt like using my iPad, so I started this doodle in ArtRage,  just experimenting with color and shapes. Then I finished it in Photoshop.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Gauntlet Day 2 Collected

If you missed it the first time around, the Monsters recently ran a gauntlet...and ART gauntlet.  Here is Day 2 submissions by Time and Craig.  Enjoy.

Day 2: The Reckless     Marooned      Sensei

by Tim Switalski
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Gauntlet 4 & 5 - Tim

Hey look, I finished drawing something that I said I would (only a little bit late)!

Gauntlet challenge #4 (Refugee, Chef, Templar Knight) & #5 (Invincible Hero, Seafaring, Father):

RBMC Gauntlet #4 - Refugee, Templar Knight, Chef 

RBMC Gauntlet #5 - Invincible Hero, Seafaring, Father

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Day 1 Gauntlet Collected!

The monsters ran the Gauntlet.  They're battered, bruised, and could probably use a shower.  But if you missed it the first time, here is day one.  The Theme:

The Evil Mentor   -   Armed   -    Space Marine

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The Bride

This piece done in graphite and acrylic is my first contribution to a fundraiser that is near and dear to me.  My hometown, Princeton, WV, through the Princeton Renaissance project is undergoing some massive and much needed renovation and improvement.  From cleaning up main street, renovating old buildings, city icons that have languished in disrepair, hiring local Artists to paint massive murals and generally injecting some civic pride and fostering local commerce in a city who has long needed a helping hand.  Because of the work of a very dedicated few my hometown is on the mend but still needs help!
A few of us, local Artists and natives living elsewhere (aka me) have been asked to paint these antique ceiling tiles that once adorned the ceiling of the Royal/Lavon Theater as well as some some speakers from the Anita Drive in Theater to be auctioned off to benefit the good work of the Princeton Renaissance Project.  If you would like to OWN this or any of the other excellent works of art offered check out the silent auction site HERE . 
As I said it's for an excellent cause and any bit of cash raised will go a long way to helping an area that needs it.

Friday, March 6, 2015


A couple of weekends back, in the middle of a snow storm Cleveland came out to one of the city's best music and arts festivals of the year!  In the warm, luxury of the Great Lakes Brewery Company's tasting room, nestled next to one of the festival's many stages we painted our first mural of 2015!  We had a lot of fun, listened to a ton of great bands and talked with many of Cleveland's heartiest of festival goers.  
We will be getting this piece properly shot soon and will share when we can but until then here's a few of the detail and action shots we took during the night.  

Thanks so much to everyone who came out and braved this snow filled winter.  Thanks to Brite Winter for putting on this great festival and special thanks to Great Lakes Brewing Company for supplying a warm room and great venue for music and art.

It's Cleveland Scene Magazine, Best of... voting season again.  If you have the time we'd be honored to be considered for nomination again.  Thanks!

In Search of...

Remembering the passing of the great Leonard Nimoy in my sketchbook this week.  Drawing on recycled paper, bleach , graphite, white colored pencil and a little acrylic.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Gauntlet #3, Tim

Gauntlet #3 ...See! I'm doing this! I really am ...I swear! The third gauntlet challenge was "Young, Outlaw, Mad Scientist".

Gauntlet #3 "Young, Outlaw, Mad Scientist"

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Yes I am actually doing that Gauntlet thing too - Tim

"Yes I am actually doing that Gauntlet thing too" - Tim Switalski.

Famous last words....so I'm a little behind. The Gauntlet was thrown last week...and I didn't post anything. Well, here are a couple this week.

Gauntlet #2 - the Reckless, Marooned, Sensei  

Gauntlet #1 - Armed, Evil Mentor, Space Marine

Hopefully I will have 3 more in the next few days.