Friday, March 30, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Woolly Mammoth Goldfish


I've always loved woolly mammoths. Because of advances in DNA research I hold onto hope that one day I'll actually see one.

Bigjaw Scruff Fish

Last page in my sketchbook...


This is how most of my fish start, as small thumbnails in my sketchbook (these were all done while I was on the phone). This was the last page in my sketchbook that I've been doodling in for the past two years (May 05' was my first recorded date in it) so I thought I'd show it. Stay tuned to see these beauties in all their glory in the upcoming days...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Monday, March 26, 2007

Top-Floating Barnacle Biter


Thanks for the great name Larry.

Friday, March 23, 2007

FISH SALE!

Okay so I've got a lot of fish lying around and I figured my #50 fish posting would be a good time to release them into the wild. So if you'd like to have one, shoot me an email (kennon(at)kennonjames.com) and let me know. They're $35 a piece + $5 for shipping and handling, 8.5x11 b&w (no screens or colors, that was all done in Photoshop, this is just for the original lineart). Many of the fish have already been sold and I'll be posting comments on the ones that have already swam upstream (sold). Thanks!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Dragon Moor

Inspired by my new fish Earl, who's a black moor goldfish.

Googly Tall Fish


Okay I know, not the most original name but I'm on the third day of my cleanse so my brainpower's not the best right now.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Lace Fish

This is the 50th fish drawing I've posted. Whew.

Tribal Tat


Last week's posting to the ASS blog. Topic: Tattoo.

Roller Girl


My weekly post to the ASS blog. Topic: Rollergirls.

UPS SUCKS.

This is the one of many posts I will have in different forums about how bad UPS sucks.
Don't ever use them. They are incompetent (the drivers don't check signatures, in my case someone who's name starts with a D signed for my package, the driver just entered that it was signed by "Kennon"), their computer system is seriously flawed (if the computer doesn't recognize an address it just randomly generates a new address, in my case the wrong name, address, city, and zip, I guess I should feel lucky it got in the correct state), and their customer service is rude (I had two people actually hang up on me because I kept asking questions they couldn't answer).
So long story short; my father used UPS to mail some sculptures to me that I did when I was a kid. He used my correct name, correct address (he left out drive), correct city, correct state. UPS, in their automated wisdom sent it to the wrong person (who signed for it), wrong address, wrong city, and wrong zip. This was double-checked by no one. No logic that I can see was used to get the package to the correct address. Isn't this why we have RETURN addresses on everything? And now, items that are priceless to my father and I are presumable lost forever. (This has happened to me twice in the last month)
So for those of us who use the various mailing systems to do business. Be warned, UPS is not to be trusted. I never will again.
~K

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Friday, March 09, 2007

Unicorn Fish

SHAO FANG!!

Shao Fang, master of the dreaded "Sabertooth Strike".
My weekly posting the the ASS sketch blog. Topic: "Shao Fang". I did this fella while waiting at Starbucks to see the midnight showing of 300 last night. Woo hoo! That movie effing rocks...

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Monday, March 05, 2007

Squinteye Heavy Jaw

Bucktooth Whiskersnout

Fish sculpture progress (scales and skin complete)

The scales and skin are complete, now for the fun stuff... the paint job. I had a few people ask me how big he is so I put a sharpie in the picture for scale reference. He measures approximately 3 feet long by 2 feet tall. I didn't count this time (the Red Snouted Spiny Fish on my website has 1,948) but he has well over a thousand scales on him. He'll be drying today and hopefully I can knock out his paint job tomorrow.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Goldfin Rumblebelly

He had too much pepperoni pizza.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Fish sculpture progress


Okay, so he didn't get done "next week" like I said about four weeks ago but I have steadily been working on him. Here are a few progress shots. The bottom one is where he is currently. I'll be adding some more scales to him today.
Again I'll be at Staple! tomorrow selling my wares. I'm looking forward to it, should be a fun weekend.

JET BLACK

When her village was sacked and burned by a rival barbarian tribe the infant girl was orphaned and left for dead. Adopted and raised by wolves she came back to wreak her vengeance. Armed only with her father's flail "Skullcrusher" she descented upon the babarians and exacted her blood toll...
(My weekly sketch for the ASS blog, topic "jet".)

Random forum feature

Looks like one of my illustrations "Shiversilver Man" was featured at http://www.DesignContest.net. I'm not exactly sure what that means to me but cool nonetheless.

Tabby Sabertooth Catfish

I've had requests for more color fish so here ya go. My cat sat on my lap while I colored this one and kneaded my leg (ow!) so I guess she approved.