Original Sculptures Available For Purchase!

I wanted to announce that I now have original sculptures available for purchase at Our Etsy Store.  I also have a tab for it on my front page now.

The shop is run by my very talented wife.  And I would recommend taking a look at her own blog called Beach to Pairie.  Great posts there on her viewpoint of coming from the caribbean and making the move to the prairie .  Sure there’s fewer monsters, but still, it’s a great blog.  :)


Time for part one of a big overhaul here at the site!  I’ll be adding a lot more artwork and cleaning house here in the near future, but for now here’s what’s new:

Illustration Page – Added some new pieces and took some older ones down.

Sculpting Page – New pieces added.

Storyboard Page/Site – Overhauled the whole page/site.  New theme, new work added to replace some older stuff, updated resume, and a new page showing comparisons between boards and finished commercials.

More to come.  Stay tuned!

2015 Moleskines – part 23

Today I thought I would talk about a couple of great influences that I’ve been checking out lately.  First off, if you checked out my last post I mentioned that the third image was a study of a certain character done by a specific artist:


The sketch is a character called Doc Savage and the artist referred to is James Bama.  James Bama is an american realist painter and his work is AMAZING!  I highly recommend checking out his work.  It’s of course plastered all over the net, but a book I would suggest checking out would be, “James Bama – American Realist.”  Really nice examples of his work and a very Harlan Ellison introduction by Harlan Ellison (if you’re confused by that, read more Harlan Ellison).

Okay, now on to the new moleskine sketches:



joshhagen_april30These three sketches were done with references from Norman Rockwell.  If you don’t know who THAT is then…..just….just go home and read a book.  Seriously though, one little book that I always love to take a gander at in my library is my mini  “Norman Rockwell – 332 Magazine Covers.”  Tiny little thing – smaller than my moleskine, but thicker of course.  Full of jaw-dropping inspiration!  My three sketches were inspired by his works.  The first two were done while referring to pieces of a couple of his works.  And the third was a quick sketch of his Dwight D. Eisenhower post cover.  That’s also the first non-marker piece I’ve done in this new moleskine.  I kind of like the rough feel of that one.  Might do some more explorations in that style and see what happens.

More to come.  Stay tuned!

2015 Moleskines – part 22

Three more moleskine sketches to round out the week.  Have a good one everyone!



joshhagen_april23Can anyone guess who the last sketch is a study of?  Bonus points if you know the awesome artist.  Answer in the next post.  Stay tuned!

2015 Moleskines – part 21

Today we have something new…**drum roll**…3 new moleskine sketches!




Okay, maybe not different.  But tomorrow will be!  I’ll be posting…**drum roll**…3 new moleskine sketches!  Stay tuned!

2015 Moleskines – part 20

Three more today…




And three more to come tomorrow.  Stay tuned!

2015 Moleskines – part 19

Time to crack open a new moleskine and get to sketchin’!

This new moleskine is the way it should be.  The last one had thin pages (closer to typing paper) so I lost a few pages from the previous ones bleeding through.  Very annoying.  But this one has nice thick pages like my moleskines of the past.  Hopefully the company has fixed whatever issues they had and the quality is back to where it needs to be.

The gradation shading trick that I cracked with the prismacolor markers by the end of the last sketchbook has really been working well on these thicker pages.  Really enjoying the work coming out of this moleskine.

On to the new sketches!




Three more to show tomorrow.  Stay tuned!