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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2014 by n8vandyke

Not every gig goes the way you might hope. That’s life. Recently, I was asked by PBR to take a stab at redesigning their 16 ounce can and I jumped at it. I figured this would be a marriage for the ages… Me… Dutch… and Beer! It was meant to be, right? Well, not in this case. Here’s a look at my design which did not get picked…



Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2014 by n8vandyke

I put up an art sale today. A lot of good stuff has moved but there are still plenty of steals to be had…



Dr. Jane Goodall

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2014 by n8vandyke

Today marks Dr. Jane Goodall’s 80th birthday. It’d be rude of me not to acknowledge her and all the work she has done for chimps. I wish we could clone people like her.IMG_20140403_125902


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by n8vandyke

I get asked quite often as to when I’ll have a new drawing video out and that time is… NOW! Watch me draw a Dutch piece that I did for my new gallery show opening Friday, Dec. 13th at HoodLAB Gallery here in San Francisco. That would be… tonight, from 6-10pm. Bring the whole crew… even Gramps!

Gallery opening Friday December 13th in SF!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2013 by n8vandyke

Sorry for the late notice on this one but I’ve had some technical difficulties with my computer. In any event… I’m making Friday the 13th all the cooler with a gallery opening! The opening will be at HoodLAB Gallery in SF from 6-10 pm and I’ll be in attendance. I’ve been pushing all other work aside for a good while to focus on this show and I think it was time well spent. Come by and have a drink with me!


The Evolution of a Color Piece

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2013 by n8vandyke

I decided with this mixed media piece that I’d take some evolution scans of it since people are always curious about how I go about an illustration like this. Enjoy the show…

Here’s the first stage… thumbnails until I find something I like…




Next up are the pencils after deciding on the sketch I like. This is being done in a 8″x10″ Moleskine sketchbook…








Here we have an ink/marker wash to lay down the foundation colors…




After that I lay in some quick inks and muddy up the colors a bit more…




Now for the fun part… finishing it. For the paint-over I use acrylic, gouache, color pencil, spray paint and paint pens…


Outside Lands mural

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2013 by n8vandyke

I had a lot of fun getting messy last Friday while painting a live mural at Outside Lands. I got to collaborate with my buddy, Sam Flores, for our third year in a row at this music festival. The final mural size is 8’x20′. A big thanks to all who came out and said hey. I had a great time seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones.

Portrait photo by Jeben Berg.



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