Tim Rodgers Jr

Ramblings

Embrace Your Alter Ego!
Tasting Room at Smartmouth Brewing Company Headquarters - Norfolk, VA. 

Tasting Room at Smartmouth Brewing Company Headquarters - Norfolk, VA. 

Smartmouth Brewing Co. invited me to do a chalk mural earlier this month. These are usually switched out every few months and are based on events or a new beer release. I was given the theme “Alter Ego” based on one of Smartmouth’s year round flavor of beers.

My initial thoughts were to do something portrait based where you could match characters up. A few things popped into my mind, one being a childhood game called Guess Who?, the card game Old Maid, and Where’s Waldo - a children’s puzzle book. 

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I decided to lean more in the direction of the board game idea and drew out squares that would be filled with one character in a normal or settled pose that could then be matched up with their alter-ego. 

In the mural that's completed you’ll find a singer or musician, a chef, a superhero, and finally the Smartmouth mascot. 

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I enjoyed working on the mural and it’ll be up until Memorial Day. Thanks Smartmouth!

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Art Materials Assemble!!!

I've been focused on dogs lately and working to complete a four set series. But wanted to post up some collage work. 

Harder 2 Make Cents - mixed media

Harder 2 Make Cents - mixed media

This was done awhile back and started off as separate cardboard collage pieces that I ended up pulling apart to make into a single piece. 

 

Pork, Bacon, Ham - 30x30in mixed media collage

Pork, Bacon, Ham - 30x30in mixed media collage

Expo - 30x30in mixed media collage

Expo - 30x30in mixed media collage

The two works above were done for The Grilled Cheese Bistro in Norfolk, VA.

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Play Your Cards Right.

I sketched out the face cards used for playing cards. I'd like to get them made into a full deck.

King, Queen, Jack, Joker

King, Queen, Jack, Joker

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Started coloring in the King. I'll flip the image on the actual playing cards.

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Sketch & Color

Lately I've been doing a few drawings and messing with them in Adobes series of apps on my phone.  

Here’s a guy I drew up and knocked around and then colored in Adobe Sketch. 

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Hallway Pass, Homeroom, Common Knowledge

I’ve been thinking about this for awhile and I’m still trying to settle on things a bit, but I’m looking to do a few shirts focused on school and learning. I think I’ve settled on the name, which would be Common Knowledge. I initially came up with the name Hallway Pass and then Homeroom but Common Knowledge sounds good to me. I’ve listed out a few things so we’ll see. The image below will probably be the first run of things.

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Gone To The Dogs - Part 02
Good Dog - Take The Piss - Sniffing Grass

Good Dog - Take The Piss - Sniffing Grass

Lately I’ve been working on some 8x10 pieces, these are acrylic on canvas panel. I’ll be doing a few of more of these. Below you’ll find the sketches and starting points.

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