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Jesse Riggle

I paint lumpy people.
Apr 14 '14
This is my submission for Gallery1988’s 10-Year Anniversary Show: "The Subtle Art of Pop-Culture."
They were the first gallery I showed work at, and have had the pleasure to be in several shows there since 2008.
I’m consistently impressed by the caliber of the artists they work with and am delighted to be a part of it.
Check out the rest of the work in the show, it’s amazing.   

This is my submission for Gallery1988’s 10-Year Anniversary Show: "The Subtle Art of Pop-Culture."

They were the first gallery I showed work at, and have had the pleasure to be in several shows there since 2008.

I’m consistently impressed by the caliber of the artists they work with and am delighted to be a part of it.

Check out the rest of the work in the show, it’s amazing.   

Apr 13 '14

another dump of watercolor doodles.  Up top there is Severus Snape.

Apr 12 '14

I’ve been keeping a watercolor block and a tiny set of watercolors by the couch recently for doodling purposes.  Here is a selection of quick things I’ve made. 

Mar 8 '14
Another procrastination doodle…  

Another procrastination doodle…  

Mar 8 '14
while working on concepts for a painting, I accidentally drew, then colored this.  Procrastinating a painting making a digital painting seems sort of acceptable…

while working on concepts for a painting, I accidentally drew, then colored this.  Procrastinating a painting making a digital painting seems sort of acceptable…

Feb 18 '14

I decided to give a program called Sculptris a try today.  These are the two things I made.  I like the program, it feels super natural.  Now I want to try z brush…

Feb 12 '14

I bought a tiny watercolor kit, dusting off cob webs. Moving is terrible for productivity!

Jan 22 '14
I moved to Vienna Austria 1.5 weeks ago for the year, so my ability to make art is currently impeded a bit.  So here is a photo of a tree thing from a garden at a palace!
New work coming in the hopefully not distant future.  It will be flavoured with marzipan.

I moved to Vienna Austria 1.5 weeks ago for the year, so my ability to make art is currently impeded a bit.  So here is a photo of a tree thing from a garden at a palace!

New work coming in the hopefully not distant future.  It will be flavoured with marzipan.

Jan 1 '14
Cleaning up stuff I ran across this unfinished thing.  Which was also sort of turned into this other thing I posted a while back.

Cleaning up stuff I ran across this unfinished thing.  Which was also sort of turned into this other thing I posted a while back.

Dec 11 '13
Here is my piece for Crazy 4 Cult 7 for Gallery 1988.  The show opens in NYC this Friday.   Check it out if you’re in town.
Acrylic on mounted watercolor paper, based on The NeverEnding Story

Here is my piece for Crazy 4 Cult 7 for Gallery 1988.  The show opens in NYC this Friday.   Check it out if you’re in town.

Acrylic on mounted watercolor paper, based on The NeverEnding Story

Nov 25 '13
I made a pudgy Robocop in the computer.  Poor metal-man always setting off those pesky metal detectors.  Too bad he doesn’t have a prime directive telling him not to walk through them.  

I made a pudgy Robocop in the computer.  Poor metal-man always setting off those pesky metal detectors.  Too bad he doesn’t have a prime directive telling him not to walk through them.  

Oct 31 '13

I made these paintings for the annual Wes Anderson tribute ‘Bad Dads’ art show Opening Friday, November 1 at Spoke Art in San Francisco.

Those two crazy kids from Moonrise Kingdom

Oct 31 '13
This is from the opening of Light Grey Art Lab’s Role Model show.   That’s me doing my best impression of my piece, along with my good friend, and Light Grey owner Lindsay! We’re Fantasy-Faux-Fur-Friends!
Pro-tip: Wrapping yourself head to toe in burlap and fake bear fur is as itchy as you might think.
Also, happy halloween!

This is from the opening of Light Grey Art Lab’s Role Model show.   That’s me doing my best impression of my piece, along with my good friend, and Light Grey owner Lindsay! We’re Fantasy-Faux-Fur-Friends!

Pro-tip: Wrapping yourself head to toe in burlap and fake bear fur is as itchy as you might think.

Also, happy halloween!

Oct 21 '13
This is Lord Elgr of Elkington, my piece for the Light Grey Art Lab Role Model’s show and card game. You can buy prints or cards decks here.
Look at the pink hand glow*!
*You may see another similar fantasy lad with a pink hand elsewhere on this tumblr, that one was from an early concept for this one.

This is Lord Elgr of Elkington, my piece for the Light Grey Art Lab Role Model’s show and card game. You can buy prints or cards decks here.

Look at the pink hand glow*!

*You may see another similar fantasy lad with a pink hand elsewhere on this tumblr, that one was from an early concept for this one.

Oct 17 '13
Slashfilm put up a nice preview of Gallery 1988's Say Hi to the Bad Guy show opening tomorrow in LA (you should go)!
This is my piece.  A nice fella from They Live relaxing like a champ.

Slashfilm put up a nice preview of Gallery 1988's Say Hi to the Bad Guy show opening tomorrow in LA (you should go)!

This is my piece.  A nice fella from They Live relaxing like a champ.