Photo: Red Maple Leaves

Red Maple Leaves
Originally uploaded by shaire productions

Taken in downtown San Francisco. This is part of my free Creative Commons Nature pack.

Feel free to download and use this as a background for commercial or noncommercial projects. If you decide to use it, please let me know how it goes by sending a link or an image. Click on the photo to download.

Inspiration: Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier

Ed Hardy

If you happen to hit the malls this season, you can’t miss the stylings of the now-infamous tattooist Don Ed Hardy and fashion designer Christian Audigier (formerly of Von Dutch and Affliction Clothing). I admire their artistic talents and marketing genius. Tattoo artwork has become part of mainstream culture in recent years and the partnership of Ed and Christian has elevated the style to star status. The products range from clothing to shoes, perfume, bags, jewelry, and other accessories.

Ed Hardy Dragon Scroll

One of the most impressive displays of Ed Hardy’s talent was at the San Francisco Yerba Buena Center in 2002–a 500 foot long dragon scroll painting–it was beautiful seeing it in person as it became a sensory experience, wrapping around itself like a dragon’s body.

Artwork: Angel Mandala 2009 Calender

Angel Mandala 2009 Calender

As today is New Year’s Eve, I’ve adapted the Angel Mandala artwork into a Calender format. Hopefully, it would be utilized. You could view and download the image (for personal use) here. Have a safe and happy New Years!

Artwork: Angel Mandala

Angel Mandala

I’ve been trying to combine realistic elements with decorative pieces. Although I love black and white imagery, subtle coloration could bring out the content a bit more. Angel Mandala was influenced by the styles of Art & Crafts and Art Nouveau. View Larger.

Artwork: A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

I’ve always thought Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” was a beautiful tale of regret and redemption. The inspiration was the ominous Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come and Dore’s dramatic etchings. This was created by pen/ink, then digitally colored in Photoshop. View Larger.

Photo: Teeth

Originally uploaded by shaire productions

Don’t forget to brush those teeth!

This was taken at the Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.

Artwork: Commodities


Commodities is a social commentary through digital illustration. What makes the world go round? Money, power, and greed seems to have become the motivation, making war become a business in itself.

The artwork focuses on the shapes of weapons and bio-hazard symbols. Barcodes and dollar currency symbols line the ground, suggesting that everything has become a commodity. View Larger.

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