Tag Archives: graphic design

The Hate Eater

Consumer of judgment.

Unbreakable.

 

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From The Fog

Stone can melt.

Fear can be overwhelmed.


Illustration Notes: Felt Pen, Illustrator, Photoshop, Pen Tablet.

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Nachtläufer

There is absolutely no faking this life.

There is little time for reflection.

You have to get in the car before you know where it’s going.

And you will.

// Illustration notes: Made with Illustrator, Pen, Photoshop. Inspired by the 1960-70 Maserati Ghibli. Which is Italian and not German, despite the title. //

 

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Stay Ruff

This is street dog.

Your leg muscles are just meat to street dog.

Street dog is gonna’ take a nibble when you aren’t looking.

Street dog keeps it ruff.

Don’t mess with street dog.

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No Swim

People carry so much shame.

Please give it to me.

We can burn it right here.

And you can feel light again.

 

 

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Have It

You want it? You can have it.

Are you sure you can carry it?

I’ll help you if I can.

I’m not trying to trick you.

 

I can be wrong.

I don’t need to win an argument.

People don’t really need to talk so much.

Just as well to bark.

 

You think people into what they are to you anyways.

If you hang around someone who thinks you’re a loser long enough–and you care about them–then you are a loser.

 

So leave.

Let them have it.

They’re right.

You’re right.

 

I’m going to go be wrong somewhere far, far away from here.

And I’ll be wrong and alright.

 

 

 

We’ll all be alright.

Or at least we’ll be alright with not being alright.

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The Third Keeper: Electric Swift

Swift

Things we think we know about a person, relative to what we think we know about ourselves, relative to what we think we know about the world.

Ghosts, judging ghosts, judging dust.

 

So I stopped trying to answer their questions.

Even better, I stopped trying to explain myself to myself.

I built my own monolith in a field.

Mountains from dirt.

Incredible for no reason, and to no person.

 

Winds in any direction still lift, after all.

So tell me, what’s the difference.

Better yet, don’t.

 

 

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Rocketslow

raceday1k

I think I could explain why to do it forever. But then, when would I do it.

Why not just surf on a wave of answerless questions instead.

No ability to explain what it feels like.

No need to explain what it feels like.

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Ammoniate

horizon

I’d like the appearance of success, but if that doesn’t work out…

The feeling of success will do just fine.

 

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There’s Mountains Need Climbin’

needsclimbin2

Ohhhhhh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy

Image Note: Ruff Ruff Ruff

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This is our stop

driftcolor

Was feeling sunny so I made a boat and put it on some calm seas naturally. Hope you enjoy it.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go soak up what’s left of the suns delicious nuclear fusion smoothie and see if I can’t break a couple more fingers.

Thanks for looking!
-Cow

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Soloday

meetmeonmar1k

The best part of being alone is the lack of a need to find the right words.

It doesn’t matter if I can’t explain.

No need to explain something to myself.

Just a song with no lyrics.

I feel it.

Image note: This one won’t be hitting the Super National store.

 

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Clap Clap

clapper1k

Super Nervous Cow is–for the first time–actually selling something! Say hello to my new store ‘Super National’ on Society6 and get free shipping with this unique link: http://bit.ly/2avo2x3 (Limited time).

There are currently three prints available for a limited run in various customized formats. I’ve started illustrating in nearly 6000 x 6000 px to make sure the larger prints and small prints alike are crisp as morning dew.

I hope you enjoy! Look here for extras and all the usual art of course.

Cheers,
Cow

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Vatic

dontstopme1k

People keep telling me It’s about to start raining, but the only clouds I see are the clouds I’m making.

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Controlled Drive

divers

 

Just because you’re holding my map upside down doesn’t mean I’m lost.

Now hand me back that map and try to keep up, because I won’t wait for you.

Love
Cow,

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Guides To Fusion

pipesshade1kact

A modern tide generator pulls power when the tide comes in, and again when the tide goes out.

You can get rich betting on the stock market going up, or down.

We can’t always choose our emotions, but we can choose what we do with the fuel they give us.

Your love gives me fuel.

So does your distaste..

And it’s all going to the same place.

 

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Waking Up

hey750

I’m sorry, I know I’m not making enough money to keep the wolves fed. I know my finances are kind of a mess, I feel bad about that. Just understand that I had–have no choice. I have to wake up every day and do what I love, I just don’t see any way around that. I can never forget that I only have one life, and that I can’t waste it. It’s something inside me that I can’t ignore.

Don’t worry, the money will come. I’ve been preparing this stage for a while now. I just had to make sure I got it right. I can’t end up like Robin Williams, hung out in a mansion. I had to keep following that voice, no matter what, in spite of everything. I had to do what I knew would make me happy, no matter how ignorantly idealistic.

But the tickets are on sale for the show now. Spotlights are beaming into the low fog. I’m ready to show the world what I can do. Ready to leave their doubts behind me.

You know, in High School, there was this kid I hated more than anyone. I remember suppressing the urge to throw a punch once or twice. It kept me up at night.

But for the life of me.. I can’t remember his face.

So I wonder,

What was all the hate for…

So don’t ask me if I’m doing okay.

Ask me if I’m looking forward to waking up tomorrow.

The answer is yes.

Love,
Cow

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Oh, right.

freshjpg

Arrogance, how are you. Want to take the wheel for today? You look well rested, and I’m very tired.

I’m not sure if people like you more, or less, or the same. You don’t seem to care though. I always appreciated that about you.

Ready to fly?

Note: Here’s a link to a summarized creation GIF for last weeks ‘Founder’ post.

Image Note: Background Image ‘Twins’ 1988. Script by hand.

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Founder

anxietyreadyWARM1k

Anxiety, my old friend. You’ve been here for a while.

I always thought you were suffocating me in here…

But over time I’ve noticed,

Every now and then.. you loosen your grip enough for me to see outside.

I see we’re still heading the right direction.

And.. I see I’m not suffocating.

And then I see.

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Pillars

firesmarked

It’s hard to tell.

Hard to tell if all this fire.

Has come here to destroy me.

Or rebuild me.

Not that it matters.

I didn’t come here to  sway the fire.

Not that I could, but..

I came to watch it burn.

Image Note: Base and Pre-Manipulated Photo Credits N/A at this time. 

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I Can Take This

I-can-take-it

A cockroach can withstand 900 times it’s own weight in pressure, survive on postage stamp glue, and breathe underwater for 45 minutes. Calling someone a cockroach is a poor insult. I should be so lucky to have something in common with the cockroach.

I hope you all find your inner cockroach. Just–you know–not in your clothes or anything.

 

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Well

sigh

They told me I had to choose between the security and survival of the human race or long warm showers. Hey at least we had a good run. Good thing I don’t have kids!

Image Note: I don’t even like this one.

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Ossify

shieldsI’m not saying I’m the best. I’m not even saying I’m better. I’m just saying with absolute, unbreakable certainty that I am good enough.

That’s a shield that will never break.

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KSHHH

whatever3

This is your captain speaking, we’ll be approaching cruising altitude shortly. When the seat belt lights turn off please feel free to do whatever you’d like to do however the hell you’d like to do it for–god damn–ever. We’ll be arriving at your destination when you’re good and ready.

Enjoy your life and thank you for choosing Cow-Air!

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