Monday, January 7, 2019

Inktober 2018 Drawings 13 and 14



When I decided to pull the plug about half way through Inktober 2018 I first considered it a failure. The challenge was to create a new original black and white piece of art each day for the thirty-one days of October. I was trucking right along for the first two weeks but with commissioned pieces waiting to be made I found myself in a state of guilt each time I worked on Inktober. Which was worse? Guilt over not finishing the Inktober challenge or guilt over not finishing commissions that people were waiting to receive? Obviously it's the later, since the former only punishes me. Making others wait while I chase a personal goal seemed unfair. Shortly afterwards I realized that cutting Inktober short was only a failure if I chose to see it that way. To see it as a success only required looking back at the pieces I did complete. None of these would exist if I had never started the challenge in the first place. Some of these have even birthed ideas for larger colored works.

As always, I appreciate everything I learned in those two weeks of ink drawing. No creative endeavor is a failure if you can accept what you gained in knowledge and experience. To see if these originals are available, click HERE to visit my Etsy shop.



God bless,
Bryan Collins

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Inktober 2018 Drawings 10, 11, and 12


As Inktober 2018 went on, my commissions list continued to build and my show schedule went to nearly every weekend. I continued to push through days 10, 11, and 12 and created these pieces. I was obviously digging deep into my early influences of 90's skateboard culture, punk rock, and hot rods. To see if any are still available, check out my Etsy shop at www.bryancollins.etsy.com or you can email me directly at bryancollinsart@gmail.com




I love you guys and as always, thank you for your continued support!

Bryan

Friday, December 14, 2018

Inktober Drawings 7, 8, and 9




Although Inktober ended about six weeks ago, I realized that I had never finished sharing the pieces I completed for the challenge. I didn't make it the whole 31 days becuase of exhibits, commissions, and life in general, but I had a lot of fun with the 15 that were consecutively accomplished. Here are the seventh, eighth, and ninth drawings from the challenge. If any are available they will be in my Etsy shop HERE






God bless,
Bryan

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Jekyll Island Comic Con 2018



This weekend is the Jekyll Comic Con and Hyde Horror Alley on the beautiful Jekyll Island in southeastern Georgia. I've been exhibiting art at this convention for a few years now and this year is ramping up to be the best so far. The guest list is exciting, the program of events is loaded with fun, and the island and convention center are decorated for Christmas.

I'll have more art, prints, and apparel than I've ever brought to Georgia but quantities are limited on everything. If you want the best selection, find me early near the front entrance at booth 132. I'll be right across from my friend Jason Selezinka at drexNINE Studios and just beside another friend, Aly MacDonald at Mud and Thread.

Get all the info you need at www.jekyllcon.com

Check out a small sampling of what I'll have there at www.bryancollins.etsy.com

Bryan Collins
www.useeverycolor.com

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Rachel in Dia de los Muertos

Rachel in Dia de los Muertos

Hi friends. Today I want to remind you that quantity is already running low on these new limited edition Dia de los Muertos tees. These will never be made again and only 100 exist in all of the world. I have to admit, one of the most exciting parts of making new tees is seeing you wear them to exhibits, comic cons, and around town locally, but it's really fun to get out and take photos of them too. My wife and I shot these at the beautiful Bing's Landing in Flagler County, Florida. I'll be posting more of her and the ones she took of me on my Instagram account at www.instagram.com/useeverycolor if you want to see them.

Rae in Dia de los Muertos 2

Shirts can be purchased at www.bryancollins.etsy.com

Thank you and God bless,
Bryan

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dia De Los Muertos Shirt


You have been asking for new shirts and your patience is so greatly appreciated. I have wanted for a long while to create a Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, inspired shirt and have finally made it a reality. I enjoy drawing faces and flowers so it was exciting to see this one come to life. The shirts are printed on a high quality Bella+Canvas 100% cotton unisex V neck in a color called "vintage black". As always, these shirts are very limited edition and one size is almost sold out already. They are available in my Etsy shop HERE.

I hope you don't mind that I am modeling the shirt myself. It was a gorgeous day and I was riding my 2006 Honda Sabre VT1100C2 to restock my prints at Zora Bora Gallery in Saint Augustine, FL and stopped at the Conch House Marina to snap this pic.

Get your shirt HERE.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Inktober 2018 Drawings 3 and 4

Inktober #3 
Sticking with whatever I'm in the mood to draw each day, as well as some inspiration from fellow artists on Instagram, I have created a bat and frog for Inktober day 3 and 4. Each one is 4"x6" ink on paper. You can email bryancollinsart@gmail.com or visit www.bryancollins.etsy.com to find out which ones are available.

Inktober Drawing 4

Bryan
www.bryancollins.etsy.com