Monday, August 27, 2012

The Absorber

Just finished up this commission painting to send off to Canada. It was a fun one.

"THE ABSORBER" - he arrived on earth from his cotton candy planet to absorb as many human souls as possible to return back home and harvest.

Acrylic and ink on masonite panel

Friday, August 24, 2012


I'm almost at the point of selling out. Not in a Chris Brown, Bono from U2 kinda way, but I mean, selling out of this shirt. If you like unicorns, and you like teeth, then you would LOVE a unicorn tooth! I do, and that's why I made a shirt out of it.

These are so close to being gone, and once they are gone, they are gone forever, so if you want to have a silly unicorn tooth on your shirt, go and buy one here before it vanishes into it's cottoncandy filled world in the sky:
SHOP HERE: and make your friends jealous.

click to enlarge:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Drink and Doodle 19

It's that time again where we drink a few drinks and draw at a table together. Not me and you. Or maybe it is me and you? Well if it's both of us, then you'll be there already. But if not, here's the info so you can come out and watch us draw and make silly pictures.

All of the pieces are 8x10 and go up for sale / display at the end of the night for like, $40, which is CHEAP for original art. So, if you're in the Atlanta area, come say hi!

Hope to see you there!


Here's the poster for the event.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Box Monsters

Myself and artist Brian McGrath, lurking tha streets in cardboard monster flesh. Photo by Shannon Lairson.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Today, instead of releasing the kraken, which would be really cool and all, but instead, I am releasing another HUGE type of animal from the depths of the toxic tundra. It's the MUTANT MAMMOTH!

I thought to myself, "mammoths are already really cool looking and gigantic and furry and I would want to ride one through my neighborhood, but how can I make it look better than it already does? Oh ok, pretend it was fronzen and dug up from a tundra made entirely of toxic waste and slime! Ok!" Toxic waste makes everything better, maybe.

That's literally how my thought process worked for this piece.

Available HERE:

16 x 13
printed with archival inks on soft Velvet Cotton Paper
Edition of 50 prints
Signed / Numbered by myself

Friday, August 17, 2012

Interviews are fun!

Haven't done one of these in awhile. Sometimes doing an interview sorta makes you cringe just a little bit at the thought of having to explain every aspect of your career, but this one was honestly sort of refreshing. If you want to know how I got started and some of the processes I use, check out this interview with Gennifer Carragher I recently did for her "Featured Artist" section. Lovely blog she has.

Check it out here:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Carly Beth and the Nightmares

When I was growing up, I would usually sit around and beg my mom and dad to take me to rent movies, and whenever we would get to the movie store, I'd run off straight to the horror section with all the VHS covers staring back at me, and i would look in amazement and drool over the artwork, covered in beasts and half naked women split open by a nightstalker. Horror has always fascinated me, even as a little dude. But when I got worn out from watching heads explode and monsters tearing teens apart in their basement, I'd read some amazing books called GOOSEBUMPS. It was a little lighter, and their wasn't really much gore or violence, it was mostly psychological, but you could easily relate to the situations the characters would be in, since most of the time, they were almost the same age as you. You could picture yourself doing some of the mischievous things they'd do. It was, and still is amazing.

The first one I ever got my claws on, was called THE HAUNTED MASK. And I immediately fell in love with the idea of a mask that completely tranformed you into a careless fiend in the night full of madness, and all you wanted to do was scare the living shit out of other kids. The idea of a mask controlling your, and turning you into something you weren't, fascinated me. I read it over and over again, and with the little money I had, got my hands on more of the books, and pretty soon, I had them all. Most of them are amazing, but the HAUNTED MASK still holds true as one of the funnest, and imaginative halloween adventure books of all time in my opinion. If you're 30 years old (or older) and you still haven't read it, DO SO, NOW. WHO cares if you're a dad, READ IT, then read it to your kids. Their in for a SCARE!

The point of this post is not only to share my love for this, and tell you why you should check it out if you somehow magically haven't yet, but to also share my tribute painting, CARLY BETH'S NIGHTMARE! I was asked by a friend to do my rendition of the book cover (which is below) and of course, I yelled FUCK YEA through facebook chat. This was so much fun, and hope I did the cover justice.

Here's a video from the Goosebumps episode, you can watch the whole episode on Youtube.

And my painting is even on the first page of google results when you search about the book! Amazing!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

We've Got Issues - Color Ink Book group show

Sometimes, no matter how well you pack something and think it is safe from damage, UPS or Fedex will still manage to fuck the whole thing up. I recently sent off a drawing to WWA Gallery to be in the Color Ink Book show. It arrived, but the frame was shattered, and the glass scraped the artwork, so it wasn't very presentable. Luckily, i found out in time, I just overnighted a few more drawings back to California that are packed even MORE securely than the last. Wish them luck! Still super excited to be a part of this show.

Here's the ink drawing for my "CRITE BITE" print. 11x14 on bristol.


Here's the low down and some of the artists in the show: "64 Colors David Arshawsky Anthony Ausgang Ana Bagayan Glenn Barr Dan Barry Deryke Cardenaz Alex Chiu The Chung! David Cook Edward Robin Coronel Dave Correia Johnny Crap Aaron Crawford Steven Daily Jason Deary Jordan Debney Camilla d'Errico Mike Die Bob Dob Chase Dryden Elif Varol Ergen David Flores Ken Garduno Tom Haubrick Mr. Shane Jessup Brandon Ragnar Johnson David Lozeau El LuChUk Jason Maloney Aaron Martin Matt136 Mildred Travis Millard Monty Montgomery Tomi Monstre Motorbot Juan Muniz Patrick O'Connell Double Parlour Lou Patrou Ferris Plock Marco Rached Sean Regalado JC Rivera Cody Schibi Sheryo Skinner Bwana Spoons Hannah Stouffer The Superugly Tharp Scott Tolleson Shark Toof Kelly Tunstall Nate Van Dyke Jonathan Way$hack Angry Woebots, and a ton more"

"We've Got Issues - An art show by Color Ink Book"
WWA Gallery
9517 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Thanks to the amazing guys at Trick Or Treat Studios, I can now be a sewer dwelling creep anytime I want. They sure now how to make a beautiful monster, and allow your face to fit inside of it perfectly.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Flamingo hearts

We all know that Flamingo's are super tall and skinny, and bright pink, and they look sorta surreal in person, because their legs are almost as small as a twig. I have always loved drawing them or painting them because of the shape of their anatomy and lengthy body parts. It's super fun!
I did a drawing for a friends band a few years back, and it got an amazing response, and they released it as shirts, and someone even got a full sleeve tattoo of it, which is insane! (photo below)
Fast forward to recently, I decided to share the painting online over on Instagram (@cavitycolors)and on facebook, and i received tons of messages asking if they could own it, or something like it. And since I do not have the original art anymore, The only thing I could do was release a print! Which is why I am writing this blog! You can finally OWN a copy of the Flamingo Friends!

Here's info on the print:

This print will be available starting at 4 pm eastern time, and will ONLY remain available until monday at 4 pm. The edition size will be determined by how many sold within that time frame. So, you only have a few days to grab this print up if you wanted it!

SIZE: 11x14
Signed and Numbered by Aaron

Each print order also comes with stickers and some other goodies that might make you smile.

Shop at

Here I am being super awkward with a fake flamingo

Here's the flamingo tattoo I mentioned above.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The October Films...


Myself and good friend (and amazing filmmaker) Armard Andrews, met today to discuss details for an awesome little video project we are putting together, which will be released in October, to coincide with all of the products CAVITYCOLORS is releasing.

After wandering around in the woods and getting attacked by flying insects and hanging out with alligators, we settled on a pretty cool location and concept for the video series, which is a neighborhood in South Carolina that already looks like a movie set! and it's free! what more could you ask for?

I don't want to say TOO much yet about the concept, but the plan is to release 4 different videos, which are all intertwined with eachother, and contain some really fun and probably whatever bizarre shit we come up with. Armard has lots of great ideas, and I think about weird shit all the time, so I can't wait to see what the outcome is.

ALSO, since October is coming up, if you know or follow me, you know that is my FAVORITE time of the year. All the ghouls and weirdos that are hiding in the sewers and the woods decide to roam like maniacs in the moonlight, which, makes me SMILE! My point is, there's a TON of new stuff coming out in October, New shirts, prints, and other surprises that might make you smile or (eye)scream!

More info on the project will come soon:)