Okay El Moochadores, I thought I’d kick the day off with some really cool geek creativity. I need some motivation, and nothing for that like “moo-post’n”.
As some of you already know, we (the brethren moo) love paper craft. In fact we have our own -papercrafty- Atomic Moo related project currently underway, but more of that later. So, I came across this on the Deviant Art (yeah, while browsing for weird porn…) and this is incredible! Check out the 3D Origami Snake by Deviant Artist Catstrosity. According to his DA page it took Catstrosity (aka: Kevin from Israel) 2 years to successfully make this and it has 7625 pieces. The entire snake stands about 60 centimeters high. Unreal.
I’ve posted a few other samples of Catstrostiy’s work below, but hit the DA link above to see more of his photo and papercraft work.
Okay El Moochadores, it’s now been a week since San Diego Comic Fest 2017, and it was a pretty damn good con! I wanted to post about the convention sooner, but I had a busy work week, and then I got slammed by the con crud! I’m still a big snotty mess. Anywhat, we want to thank the convention organizers and all the attedees for an excellent con experience. Comic Fest was our sixth convention, and first con of 2017, and also a strong reminder of how awesome it feels to make art and have people actually buy it! Also, frigg’n great job on the Kirby Cafe. This years Comic Fest celebrated Kirby’s 100th birthday by decking out a bar/lounge with tons of Kirby art and covers! This was a cool con and we’re looking forward to next years convention, and hopefully a stronger portfolio of work.
Also, thank you very much to all those who signed up for our e-mail list. We’ll keep you updated with new con appearances, new illustration work, and anything else related to Atomic Moo and Murray Brothers Creative!
Anyways, I had to stay at the booth for most of the time were at the con, but here are some photos I pulled from the vastness of the internet to show some of the con happenings. Once again, not our images, but if you do a simple google search for San Diego Comic Fest, you can see where I pulled ’em from.
Hello again El Moochadores! I recently found out that fantasy Artist Sean A. Murray has launched a Patreon for his magical world: Gateway. Gateway is a vast exploration of Murray’s imagination featuring a world full of strange creatures, magic, and (of course) some of the best illustration work I’ve ever seen. Here’s a quote from his Patreon:
Gateway is full of diverse peoples and creatures, amazing buildings, locations and landmarks, and brimming with wondrous magic. It’s inspired by the real cities of our own world; stories await you around every corner and characters from vastly different locales come together to live in an exciting patchwork.
It’s also a place where adventure and intrigue happens due to the rich complexity of environments, cultures and factions. This vast city is a fantasy world in and of itself.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think Sean A. Murray is a brilliant illustrator and I want to see him be successful in creating his fantasy world, but I’m not posting about this out of sheer altruism. You see, I’m a Sean Murray too, and I love to illustrate. Now, I am no where near as talented as Sean A. Murray, but the quickening is soon upon us! That epic time when all the artist Sean Murrays of the world will come together and battle to the death! The last remaining Sean Murray (probably me since I’m like the Kurgan of Sean Murrays…) will get all the artistic skill and knowledge from all the fallen Sean Murrays. So it is vital you support Gateway and help Sean A. Murray advance his skill while I go and sharpen my Katana. There can only be one…
Check out a short promotional video below, along with a few sample images from Gateway, but also go visit the site to see the vast amount of beautiful fantasy illustrations! Also, check out the Patreon (link above) to learn about contributor benefits and awards!
Hello El Moochadores! This is just a real quick post to announce a new print on Murray Brothers Creative. Hey Bub, is a Wolverine fan piece done in vector art featuring classic (1980’s) Wolverine in his brown and yellow costume. Illustration work was done by Atomic Moo’s Chudd, and you can buy the print on 8.5″ x 11″ or 5″ x 7″ (mini-print) sizes!
Hello again, El Moochadores! Yeah, post have been kind of sparse lately, but that’s only because life’s been kicking me around as if I were a giant hacky sack. However, there seems to be a calm in the storm, so I wanted to post about some future prints we have on the way. Recently Chudd has been doing a lot of sketch work, and I’m really proud of the results. It took some doing (and a small fist fight) but I finally convinced Chudd to make some prints of the work he’s done. We’re still in the process of getting high quality scans of the work, producing new pieces, and formatting them, but I thought I would give you a preview of some of the sketches that will soon be available on Murraybroscreative.com as prints and mini-prints. If Chudd keeps up with the “evil-eye” thing, we may even produce a small art book!
Anyways, check out the art below and keep checking back for updates as prints are made available!
That’s right El Moochadores, more amazing buttons are now on the Murray Brothers Creative site! Lots and lots of shiny round buttons just waiting for you to order up. Buttons that you can wear, or gift, or maybe just put up on a mantle and admire! Y’know, because buttons are awesome and amazing, and they let you tell the world who you really are! Buttons! So many buttons you could cover your whole body in them! Okay, that’s not true (and that would probably hurt. Our buttons are for pleasure!), but there’s still a lot of ’em and they could be yours to do with what ever you want! We even have a two for one deal going with the special Atomic Moo promo buttons! Buy those two buttons and you’re gonna directly help keep this site going and this site will be here for you forever and ever! All because you bought a button and wore it proudly!!! So, buy ’em up and help Atomic Moo become Atomic Moo and maybe pick up some other cool buttons that’ll make your friends jealous. And you could tell ’em where you got the buttons, but to hell with them! You keep your secret and amazing button buying source to yoursefl, Moochadore. They’re yours! Your precious buttons! Precious!
More buttons! And there’s more buttons to come! Buttons every where… because people really like buttons!!! Buttons that they can put on their coats, and hats, and bags, and siblings, spouses, victims! Yeah, all the button loving buttons your button wanting self could want to button on!!!
Okay, I’ve got a new group of buttons on the Murray Brothers Creative online store. This time around I included The Dracula,Wolfman, and many more of our con favorites. Each button sales for only (ONLY!) $2.00 (shipping and tax not included). I’ve still got a lot of buttons to put online, not counting a new bunch Chudd is currently designing. Anyways, keep checking back at the MBC site for more new stuff and some pretty good deals (hint: most of our Star Wars prints are on sale right now…) on great looking prints! Prints and buttons that if you buy will seriously help two of your most favorite, bovine inspired, bloggers beat down some major medical debt. ‘just saying.
Hello El Moochadores! ‘just a real quick post this morning. Since getting back into Atomic Moo, I’ve wanted to start to share more of the practices, tutorials, and other free resources that I encounter online. Being a creative professional is a very real goal of mine and I would like to make that more of the push behind this site and what Chudd and I are trying to accomplish. Y’know, getting paid for making cool stuff. So check out this video by youtuber Sycra, who discuss the idea of iterative drawing. Basically, drawing without reference and learning to stylize.
Though I think this video would be very much improved with a written script (the narrator seems a bit breathless and nervous) the ideas behind it are pretty solid. I’ve even started a bunch of these practice in my sketch book (right) and digital sketch book (when my computer is working). Give it a look and if you do any of these practices, please share with us, I’ll put them up in this post.
Yeah, every time I put some buttons up on the store I’m going to post about it. Partly because I need to raise money for medical bills, but mostly because I think Chudd did a great job of designing our buttons. This time around I posted the Zombie Hand, Rocket Ship, and Human Heart buttons. I just wish my photography skills were on the level with the actual pins. Still, I kind of dug taking the pictures this time around. I used some old books we have as back drops for the buttons, and I kind of dug the textures. Anyways, I’ve got way more buttons to photograph and post about, but don’t delay! If you see something you like then buy it and we’ll get out to you ASAP. Also, keep checking back at Murray Bros. Creative for new art. Chudd is working on some original, one of a kind sketch pieces that we’ll be selling soon. Original art!
Okay El Moochadores, I finally got around to adding new content to the Murray Brothers Creative online store. There’s a couple of new 5″x7″ prints on the site and I also just started to add The Buttons! These buttons are 1 1/4″ in size and we have a lot of ’em. I just added four to the site (as seen above and below) but I’ll be adding more this week. So check back! Hopefully I’ll have some better images of the buttons too. I’m not really impressed with my photography skills. Anyways, these are still really cool and each button was designed and illustrated by Atomic Moo’s very own Chudd (aka: Jason R. Murray. The buttons sale for $2.00 each, shipping not included. But they’re buttons. Won’t cost that much to ship them out! Check out the four on this page and I’ll post about the other buttons as I get them online!
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