DESIGN RANCH

Super stoked to be teaching workshops for this year’s Design Ranch! Design Ranch, AIGA Austin, Hoarsefly, Abi Danie, AbiDaniel

Design Ranch is a workshop-driven design retreat put on by AIGA Austin that takes place in the middle of Texas on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Several awesome folks I’m buddies with are also teaching workshops this year, it looks like it’s gonna be an awesome time. I’ll be teaching woodburning, which is the technique I used to make this commissioned piece last year for a collector of my work. Design Ranch, AIGA Austin, Hoarsefly, Abi Danie, AbiDaniel

KOHANA COFFEE

Kohana, Kohana Coffee, Helms Workshop, KohanaCoffee, HelmsWorkshop, Christian Helms, Abi Daniel, AbiDaniel, Hoarsefly, Hoarseflyart, Coffee Illustration, Coffee plant, Botanical Coffee, Coffee Flowers, Botanical Illustration

This was a fun little project I worked on in 2014. The design studio Helms Workshop asked me to create an illustration of a coffee plant to be used for a branding package that they was working on for Kohana Coffee. Kohana, Kohana Coffee, Helms Workshop, KohanaCoffee, HelmsWorkshop, Christian Helms, Abi Daniel, AbiDaniel, Hoarsefly, Hoarseflyart, Coffee Illustration, Coffee plant, Botanical Coffee, Coffee Flowers, Botanical Illustration

The original sketch was just colored pencil, but I digitally painted the final piece, building it in separate layers so that individual clusters of flowers and berries could be plucked out of the main composition and used as needed across the packaging. Kohana, Kohana Coffee, Helms Workshop, KohanaCoffee, HelmsWorkshop, Christian Helms, Abi Daniel, AbiDaniel, Hoarsefly, Hoarseflyart, Coffee Illustration, Coffee plant, Botanical Coffee, Coffee Flowers, Botanical Illustration

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Helms Workshop several times since, and it’s always an enjoyable and engaging process. They do great branding work – see the rest of the case study here.Kohana, Kohana Coffee, Helms Workshop, KohanaCoffee, HelmsWorkshop, Christian Helms, Abi Daniel, AbiDaniel, Hoarsefly, Hoarseflyart, Coffee Illustration, Coffee plant, Botanical Coffee, Coffee Flowers, Botanical Illustration

COVER

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Very, very excited about this. Opening on Saturday, November 22nd at Common House from 6-9 pm. New work by myself and Graham Franciose. The show will run until December 6th. The gallery can be opened up by appointment in between opening night and closing night – contact me, Graham, or Common House if you’d like to set something up.

PROJECT LOOP

My friend Chris Bilheimer invited me to participate in a pretty cool group show put on by Project Loop.  They’re currently fundraising for a skate park in Taylor, TX, and asked 50 artists to donate their skills decorating blank skate decks from Create a Skate, to be auctioned for the fundraiser.  The number quickly rose to over 100, including some really impressive artists.  I was totally honored to be included.

AbiDaniel, Hoarsefly, Project Loop, 5050 for Taylor, Lucky Jack, Vuka COOP

I had a drawing from a while back that I hadn’t quite found the right occasion to use, and thought it’d be perfect for this.  An ill-fated hare in mid-jump called “Lucky Jack”.  I wood-burned the line-work and finished it out with watercolor and a little acrylic.

AbiDaniel, Hoarsefly, Project Loop, 5050 for Taylor, Lucky Jack, Vuka COOP

After getting started on the first side and sketching the under-skeleton to make sure my anatomy was right, I thought the raw skeleton looked too rad not to use and decided to make my board two-sided.

AbiDaniel, Hoarsefly, Project Loop, 5050 for Taylor, Lucky Jack, Vuka COOP

WIP of the flip-side of the board with my little pyrography tool.
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And the finished piece.  It’s “nice try” and “get lucky”, in case my text is tough to read.  Gut words and field words.  The auction is ongoing, and will end December 2nd.  Go flip through the gallery if only just to see all of the amazing work , and if you’re so inclined, bid on a board and support a really good cause.  Here’s the link to mine, and also some of my favorites: Bonethrower, Deerjerk, Diana Sudyka, Justin David Cox, Lauren Dickens, Mike Combs, and Mishka Westell.  Let’s build these kids a skate park!

AbiDaniel, Hoarsefly, Project Loop, 5050 for Taylor, Lucky Jack, Vuka COOP

THE WALLS AT HELM

I’m a little slow on the draw posting about this, but I have a handful of new watercolors hanging on the walls at Helm’s gorgeous new shop on E. 6th.  This lady is 9″x14″, watercolor on a roughed-up piece of Arches Cold Press.  They’re all matted, and framed in the finest thrift store frame stock 3 to 5 dollars can buy (I’m fancy).

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Check them out if you get the chance, along with Helm’s spring line of boots.  They’re also carrying a select grouping of handmade products, and they have impeccable taste, so there’s no shortage of beautiful things to look at/go home with.  Oh, also!  You can buy the limited edition screen print I designed for them as well.  It’s pretty affordable at 25$, and I’m super-happy with how it came out.

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If you need ONE MORE reason to go, the Pueblo Viejo taco trailer across the street has the good shit.  I could eat their veggie taco every day.