Monday, October 17, 2011

DEADZONE

deadzone

"Deadzone", gouache & ink on bristol, 19" x 24"

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

RESUMING THE TRAIL

Resuming the Trail

Here's some artwork for my good friend Franciscus' new album as Fennel - "Resuming the Trail". Check out the album here. It's real good.

In other news - I've been posting sketches more casually on my tumblr. Check it out! Follow me! Reblog everything into infinity!

comb

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

PEOPLE I KNOW

Hello,
Here are some drawings of some people I know.

This is a portrait commission from Emerson Wahl, a Los Angeles-based percussionist.
emerson

Jill:
jill

Natasha:
natasha

More soon.

Bye!

Friday, September 9, 2011

GRACE JONES (TEN PACES)

Grace Jones

Here's a portrait of Grace Jones for Ten Pace's "80's sketch-a-thon" - based on a sketch by Celine Loup.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BIG MOVES / THE STRANGER

Hey there internet,
How are you?

Hatching

This is a poster for my friends Big Moves, a really great LA band.
Also:

The Stranger

My "Cartoons" drawing ended up on the cover of the Seattle Stranger! Thanks so much to the Stranger's AD, Aaron Huffman. It's great to be in the same issue as artists like James Chong, Ana Benaroya, Daniel Fishel, and others.

More soon!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A BUNCHA STUFF

Hey internet,
Here are some new things.

Here Comes the Indian

This image was created for the Desktop Wallpaper Project at The Fox is Black, an art/design blog run by Bobby Solomon. Bobby asked my friend Andy to round up some Baltimore artists to create wallpapers based on the discography of Animal Collective (who originally formed in Baltimore) - my album was "Here Comes the Indian", one of their harshest and weirdest.

Check out the wallpapers HERE - Some iphone versions for you:

iPhone 1

iPhone 2


Here's a painting of Annie Koyama's "Kickass Annie" logo - Koyama Press publishes a lot of really great stuff, like Michael Deforge's brilliant series "Lose" and Steve Wolfhard's "Cat Rackham Loses It". Seriously great comics.

kickass annie

And finally, a sketchbook spread drawn while listening to the new Shlohmo album "Bad Vibes" - it's real good.

bad vibes

Whew. Seeya!

Friday, August 5, 2011

NOBROW 6

Nobrow 6

Nobrow 6

I'm very excited to say that these images will be in the upcoming Nobrow anthology. Nobrow 6 focuses on "The Double"/Doppelgangers, and will be twice the size of their previous anthologies, expanded to include both comics and illustration. A lot of really great artists will be in there, and I am very happy to be participating. Thanks very, very much to Sam & Alex over at Nobrow.

Also a big thanks to Zach at Supersonic Electronic for featuring my work today!

High five, internet.
-Niv

Thursday, August 4, 2011

TOMB

tomb

Some 3 am sh

Monday, August 1, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

CARTOONS

cartoons

Some cartoon experiments - I've been trying to simplify things.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DREAM DRAWING

Dream drawing

Cats & cacti seem to have become a regular motif....

I have an interview up at The Artfuls - check it out here

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

NO DAWGS

No Dawgs

Burg

America

Poop

I'm living in Berkeley with some talented friends - Willem, Julia, Shannon & Babs. Some of us were goofing around on a restaurant's chalkboard the other day.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

HOUJAN

Houjan

Houjan sat next to me at a Starbucks yesterday and started talking to me. It was the best conversation I've had with a complete stranger. I'll remember it for a long time, I'm sure. What a nice guy.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

PEEKABOO

peekaboo

Super secret sneaky sneak-peek

Saturday, July 9, 2011

SKETCHES / HARRY POTTER

Hey internet,

I had a very nice visit home for 4th of July (my favorite holiday) - here's a sketchbook spread from that trip.

Doc's office

Immediately upon returning to the bay area I set to work on this piece for Alyssa Nassner's Ten Paces & Draw blog, in which artists make sketches based on a theme (this week was Harry Potter), then swap to finalize another artist's piece. Here is my version of Gaelyn Woltz's original sketch, showing the Fat Lady painting that guards Harry's dorm room. I think most people, myself included, always imagined the Fat Lady painting to be a very classicized Roccoco sort of image, but I thought it'd be fun to see a more "20th century" Hogwarts.

The Fat Lady

Below is my sketch for the project, which was also re-interpreted by Gaelyn.

The Pensieve - sketch


See the rest of the swaps over at Ten Paces : http://ten-paces.blogspot.com

In other news - I just revamped my website, adding new sections, adding some new work, removing some old work, etc. Check it out over at http://www.nivbavarsky.com

Thanks internet!
Love,
Niv

Friday, July 8, 2011

THURFWENSDAY

THURFWENSDAY

Collaboration with my buddy Cam Floyd

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

WHERE CHIMNEYS ARE SEEN

Where Chimneys Are Seen

Study from the 1953 film "Entotsu no mieru basho" (Where Chimneys are Seen) by Heinosuke Gosho

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"OOF" PROCESS IMAGES // SHAMELESS PLUG

"OOF" - Process
"OOF" - Process

"OOF" - Process

Here are some process images from "OOF"
Someday I'll have a big process post where I explain my methods more thoroughly, but for now I think these images are self-explanatory.

I'd also like to announce that I have made an InPRNT store - I currently have two prints available, with more coming soon.
Check it out HERE

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Japan Benefit Show 2

Japan Benefit Show 2

Last May, my buddy Taylor threw a benefit concert for Japan - he brought out several bands and a few excellent food trucks, and a good time was had by all. It was such a success that it's time for Round 2! The show is Sunday, July 10th at the Guitar Merchant in Canoga Park, CA. If you're in the LA area, definitely check it out. Food, music, and a good cause!

More details here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=196688303711628

Monday, June 20, 2011

VEND SEND MEND

Vend, Send, Mend

This piece is for Vend, Send, Mend - a Japan Benefit art show organized by Craig Bowers & Jee Shaun Wang

More details at: http://www.vendsendmend.com

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

OOF

OOF

Sucks to be this guy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

JUNGLE FIRE

Jungle Fire

Some stream-of-consciousness drawing. Sumi Ink on Bristol, 19 x 24
Check "All Sizes" on Flickr for a closer view.