Saturday, December 31, 2011


Hello out there in blog land,
I've been busy with my new semester and haven't had time to post much. I have had two new classes and have been prepping for those new lessons quite a bit.

What you will find below are some images of some of the stuff I've worked on both for school or personal projects. I now have all of these for sale at my Etsy shop. Please stop by and pick something up (click on the link that says Etsy Shop).

This first piece here I would like to give some background. I did this for the 24 hour art show this year at the Hive Gallery in Trolley Square, SLC. Its 12x12 and silk screened to canvas, attached to a cradled board. I also applied glow in the dark ink. Looks cool to me, but didn't sell... sigh...

So now is your chance to own it.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Attack of the Manimals!

Okay. I've been working on a series of these half man, half animals over the course of about a year. Some have been gruesome and scary, others wearing formal evening wear and business suits. Much like my previous post, I've been sitting on these drawing for a while trying think of how I would paint them. So, after being inspired by the last project I came up with these. Enjoy.

(This one has a little M.o.t.u.s. color scheme going on that I like).

I also colored out this little face I had drawn out from a few months ago.

If you would like to see a little more detail just click on the image.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Here is a little illustration I did about one of my favorite movies and actors,and consequently directors. Yojimbo is an awesome powerhouse of a movie starring Toshiro Mifune, directed by the great Akira Kurosawa. Yojimbo is probably one of the better movies to introduce Kurosawa to a person who has had little experience with him. Though I feel Seven Samurai, Red Beard, and Ran are my favorite Kurosawa films, the length of Seven Samurai, and to an effect Red Beard, and the negativity of Ran might turn off a lot of people off. Yojimbo isn't too long and has a lot of cool action in it, not to mention been remade at least twice into other movies (Fistful of dollars, Last Man Standing, Sukiyaki Western Django, etc.) making an easier intro to the world of Kurosawa.

I did the drawing and inking of this at the beginning of the year. I just didn't have the time or idea how to color the piece. I had the color scheme in my mind from that time. I was just unsure of how to create the look I wanted. I had been also wanting to use either Photoshop or Painter to digitally paint it. After a lot of experimenting on my free time I couldn't get the effect I wanted in Painter. It's just beyond my level right now. So I went to photoshop and instead of trying to paint it, using my design philosophy that design is collage and using that in illustration, I decided to collage in watercolor washes using layers blending varying washes intermingled together.

Now that I have an idea how to do this I may have some more art coming through.

Here is the piece without the english title.

Until next time,


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Some Drawings

Here are some recent drawings I've been doing.
Mostly from my sketchbook.

The last two were from classroom demonstrations drawings of students. The third to last is a illustration I'm working on of Toshiro Mifune.


Etsy Store Now Open

My New Etsy Store is now open with some recent work on it. Check it out and buy some Art!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hive Gallery - Cuts, Bruises, & Broken Bones Show Pt. I

These are the main pieces I've been working on since the 24 hour art show. I figured since that one sold I could make a few more similar pieces and sell them. These were all chronologically posted. and you can see some of the growth and changes i made.

All were done on varying sizes or cradled boards, and are Mixed media pieces.

As far as I know all pieces are still for sale at the Hive. If you don't live near, contact me via Email or the comment section and we can work out price, shipping and the over all sale of the piece.

Hive Gallery - Cuts, Bruises, & Broken Bones Show Pt. II

Here are four pieces I completed the day before the hanging of the show. It was originally just going to be the first, green one, but obviously, in my world, one becomes two, and two becomes four. Sigh....

If you are interested in purchasing one of these, drop me a line via Email or give me your contact info via the comment section. Each come with their own frame.

Friday, March 4, 2011

3-4-11 Hive Gallery

Here is the culmination of a few months work of art.
All to be shown at the hive gallery, 3-4-11.
I still need to sort out prices and titles and attach wires....
Hopefully everything goes okay.
At the top is the flyer.

Hopefully people will stop by and come check out the artwork and buy some.

Eric Himle

Monday, January 17, 2011


Here is a mixed media piece I recently finished.
I used the same method as before with a couple little tweaks.

And I must say I love it. I love The Clash, and Joe Strummer, the first three clash albums are really, really, really good. The S/T title is pure punk perfection. As snubbed as "Give 'Em Enough Rope" is, it really is a great album with some good songs on it. Some really catchy tunes. And of course, "London Calling", albeit slowed down and more rock like, is, from it's Elvis rip off cover down to the last note of "Train in Vain", is pure perfection. In my eyes.

Aside from the hits on "Combat Rock", I haven't been able to really get into that album.

On a side.
My wife thinks that the way I drew Joe looks like David Archuleta... I don't see it myself. Crazy woman!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Just did this for a demo for my painting students.
Who knows how their paintings will turn out.... but this did good for me.

p.s. I gave him tentacles for hands/arms cause it seemed cooler than just having him have regular hands.

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