Saturday, December 10, 2016

Fall, Come Back

Guy Shield

Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Biggie on The Suburbs

"I could never see myself moving in the suburbs…
There won’t be nothing to rap about except the birds."

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


"Silence is of the gods; only monkeys chatter."
- Buster Keaton

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saint Pablo

I recently got into the Narcos TV show, so I sketched Pablo Escobar as Saint Sebastian, 
the Christian martyr often depicted in secular paintings of the Renaissance.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Take A Dip

The aim here was to work quickly, having no idea what I'd make going in. I decided on a limited palette, first drawing then layering colors. 
Acrylic on watercolor paper dries and absorbs very quickly, so it's easy to complete a painting in under and hour.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

New Sketchbook Work

When I sit down to draw, I let random thoughts and ideas lead me to seemingly disconnected sketches.

Drop it

Me on the phone

What I'd usually rather be doing (Also - What would I look like with a mustache?)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Water Loves

We return to each other in waves. This is how water loves.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Bursting Kiss

Bursting Kiss. Darrel Perkins. Linocut. 2016. 6x8"

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Mahatma Ganye West. Darrel Perkins. Acrylic on Canvas. 2016. 9x12"

Composite portrait of two of the greatest humanitarians of all time.

500 Year Anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch's Death

Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch passed away five hundred years ago today. 
His twisted and imaginative depictions of heaven and hell are unrivaled throughout art history. 
Today is a good day to celebrate the popular weirdo and his most famous work, 
The Garden of Earthly Delights, although I recommend staying away from any loyal recreations.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Viennese Color Woodcuts

The Schirn, an exhibition hall in Frankfurt, Germany, has some great coverage of the amazing color woodcut prints being made in Vienna
 at the turn of the twentieth century. If you can't make it to their exhibition in person, they do a great job presenting it on their website.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Illustration Exercise

A writer friend was over recently and we decided to make a game of exchanging text with painting.
I was given the following poem, which I interpreted as the above quick illustration.

"With rolling clouds and murmuring pools, 
summer caressed over spring,
just as quiet as breath drawn in, 
just as unnoticeable."

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Courtship. Darrel Perkins. Linocut. 2016. 5x7"
I got to witness an adorable young courtship at a wedding last weekend and felt compelled to commemorate it with a print.



A pop-steeped tour of cartoon-inspired artist Joyce Pensato's New York studio, from Nowness.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bohemian Beards

"Take the L Train"

Great new cover for The New Yorker by one of my favorite illustrators, Tomer Hanuka.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Shade Sheist x Nate Dogg & Korupt - Where I Wanna Be

Happy Spring Time! Here's a classic song to play while hanging outside in the sunshine.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Learn About Flags

Ferdio, an infographic agency from Copenhagen, brings us Flag Stories,
 a thorough and well-organized project researching the many different aspects of national flag design.
And while on the topic, watch Roman Mars from 99% Invisible give a TED Talk about city flags.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Reflection. Darrel Perkins. Linocut. 2016. 8x10"

Process photos: Original concept sketch, redrawing on linoleum, carving, and the final print.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Versatile Jean Cocteau

"Life is a horizontal fall"