Monday, January 7, 2013

Pin-up of the Day- 60's versions of my Mom and Dad!

Art by Taylor Lymbery
Growing up, I heard a lot of stories about my parents when they first met. Those stories have always stuck with me. I would imagine what my Mom's Bahama Blue Corvette Fast Back looked like that she loved so much while holding on to my purple Hot Wheels Corvette toy car that Mom got me. And I would think of my dad in his early years in the Air Force while digging through his old uniforms and duffle bags. I would pair my curiosity of them to the tune of John Barry's opening theme of Thunderball featuring Tom Jones cause Mom said she loved Tom Jones and that was Dad's Favorite Bond movie due to the fact that it had scuba diving in it which dad loves. So this last Christmas, I really wanted to give my parents something that showed my fascination with them when they were in the 60's. I wanted it to reflect how I envisioned them back then; how I thought of my parents as adventurers. This is the piece I gave them and I think they liked it. I did a lot of research to get signs, cars, and gear as close as possible to what they had or what was available back then. The piece was made using ink, watercolor and colored sharpie. I used a thinner multimedia paper. The watercolor cause the paper to bunch up a little, so the frame is now flattening the piece back down. I need to note that next time I will need to use a heavier stock of paper to do the watercolor.  You can also see this piece in my deviantart gallery here

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

The long awaited issue 4 of Xenex the Bug Man is now up for order. It's a great looking comic book! Head on over to the Bug Man site and see what I'm talking about!

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:
Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff on facebook
The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook
The Pilot Episode on facebook

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