Bermuda Drain (detail), ink and tears on paper, 8.5"X11", 2014. This self portrait was executed early one Sunday morning in a hotel lobby in Austin, Texas in the midst of an especially harrowing period of time. To put it mildly-I was in a state... @animalrummy had asked if I'd like to contribute a guest portrait to his Grief series and this was what seeped out of me. The idea for @thevacvvm had been conceived during the long drive to Austin through the Middle West and the lettering seemed a fitting stand in for the signature Schultz shirt markings. It's hard to believe @thevacvvm is nearly a reality-eternal gratitude to @postersandtoys @fakedanblack for the road support and @heathenlegs @nicodelort @sutfin @_jseamans @kentaylorart @feral_kid and
Arctia Villica, ink, watercolor, graphite and gouache on paper, 2013. One of 19 tiny moths added to a limited Scarlet colorway of the Eater of Dust screenprint, edition of 21. Painted area is approximately 1.75" in diameter.
Detail of Black Lake, ink and gouache on paper, 2011. Area pictured measures approximately 4x4 inches. Presently there is a timed edition letterpress print of the full Black Lake illustration available at thevacvvm.com until today, November 1st at 3pm CST. Once the sale period ends the edition will be closed and this image will return to the dirt, never to be reprinted. Thank you to everyone who placed an order or checked out @thevacvvm in any capacity-your support is greatly appreciated.
Detail of Black Lake, ink and gouache on paper, 2011. Area pictured measures approx 4x5 inches. Presently there is a timed edition letterpress print of the full Black Lake illustration for sale at thevacvvm.com - as long as you order before the sale period ends (Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 3pm CST) you will be guaranteed a copy of this signed and numbered print. Keep your eyes to the sky as well as @thevacvvm for more to come...
@thevacvvm is now live - thevacvvm.com - thanks everyone for the tremendous support with the launch. Pictured above is a detail photo of the Croatoan print which is a varnished giclee with screenprinted and embossed detailing... This print is sold out but there is a letterpress print called Black Lake that is available as a timed edition until tomorrow, November 1st.
Detail of an amazing Brandon Holt ( @heathenlegs ) drawing from earlier this year, ink on clayboard. Brandon and I get together to draw as often as possible. Being in the room while he pulls this magic out of the ether is akin to the feeling of a tornado being formed; equal parts excitement and terror supercharging the air around you. Each new piece represents a dramatic step forward, I'm beyond excited to see where Brandon takes his work from here and extremely honored to have him among the ranks at @thevacvvm - a new Golden Age of Illustration is upon us.
Stunner of a watercolor by @_jseamans presentation via @furthurframes - a cross section of mythical serpents from around the world, complete madness. So stoked to have Jes join the ranks @thevacvvm - a brilliant talent and total class act...