Abstract Coloring with CreateSpace

Welcome to Subconscious Sketches

There is a project brewing up in my subconscious world that I would like to tell you about. Yes! You guessed it, I am going to publish an Abstract Coloring Book featuring some ridiculously mysterious illustrations of mine. I recently discovered the glory that is CreateSpace. CreateSpace is a platform from amazon that allows you to independently publish a print-on-demand …

Programmers’ solution to Expert Coloring

Programmers’ solution to Expert Coloring

Enjoy this post by Josh Erickson, who recently hacked his way into coloring a near impossible looking coloring page of mine: “This past week, Mike of Subconscious Sketches, shared an “adult coloring page” on Facebook asking…no…daring anyone to try coloring it. The image was a 2550×3300 densely packed jumble of shapes that I imagine would be difficult for an adult …

coloring pages

Coloring Pages for Ridiculously Extreme Colorers

Coloring pages have recently been sprouting from my pen & are slowly being brought forth for humans to experiment with. If you are willing to relax your glorious wizard brain and explore my extreme abstract coloring pages, quantum jump your consciousness over to my Etsy page and check it out. (as of October 2016) I am still looking for beta testers to …

Wild West for the Young Artist

Wild West for the Young Artist

 “The world is hungry for people with original vision” – James Gurney I recently listened to a podcast over at SavvyPainter with one of my favorite artists: James Gurney. James is the guy behind Dinotopia; a gorgeously illustrated series of books featuring a fictional utopia where humans and dinosaurs coexist. He is also the author of the best instructional art book …

Abstract Trees Art In Progress

Abstract Trees – Art In Progress

Today the galaxy has brought to us some art in progress in the form of a peculiar piece of work known as Alder Guardians. Drawn from trees in the distant lands of Madison, MN & paired with the very fabric of the multiverse, this drawing will get your synapses firing. Watch it come to shape before your very eyes: If you really …

Inspiring Art Statistics

Inspiring Art Statistics

This past year I stumbled apon a video on youtube from VICE News talking about the audio and visual art industry.  Cool Video here I got inspired by some of the statistics around the art world and thought I would share some of my findings with the rest of you Wizards. These are a few of those funky fun stats: 265 Billion = Estimated …

My Top 3 Drawing Tools & Supplies

My Top 3 Drawing Tools & Supplies

What are my top 3 drawing tools you ask!? What kind of crazy contraptions and devices does this visual wizard use? What kind of wands & weaponry are in the arsenal? Hmm, I suppose I could divulge that hidden knowledge. If you are thinking about starting some ridiculous ink drawings yourself, have an artsy-fartsy (Don’t use this saying at home folks) cousin or …

The Subconscious Process

I have a very simple process in which I create my work. If you google the word “automatism” you’ll find a quick definition that goes a little something like “the performance of actions without conscious thought or intention.” That about sums it up. 🙂 In art, automatism usually refers to the accessing of material from the subconscious or unconscious mind as part …