Airships and Tentacles – my new 140-Page Art Book

Over the past months I have been tapping away at keys, collecting scans of artworks old and new and even a lot of forgotten works, in order to make a very intensive book of my works to date. At first, it was only going to be the Airships and Tentacles series, but I began to […]

Evolution

In the, wow, nearly 20 years of this site, 10 years at this domain, a lot has changed, and will continue to change. I’ve been in the middle of another major site overhaul for starters, so you might see some things shift here or there even as you browse. The store will continue to work […]

Exhibitions

These are just a handful of upcoming and past appearances. I do have many more appearances in mind this coming year, to be announced – and my mind is so fuzzy on the older ones, so I’ll add them as they come to me. I’ll also update a lot of this with proper links gradually […]

Spirit Boards By Bethalynne Bajema and Myke Amend

The boards measure 15×18?, are made of thick 3/4 inch oak, stained a deep red cherry, and are coated in varnish and then waxed for an easy gliding of the planchette.

Edges are ornately routed for an added decorative touch, and some of these have gold leafed edges as well.

There are only 6 available in each edition

The Edge of Dreams

I did this as a drawing a while back for my free coloring pages I offered here, which is a coloring page not in my for-sale coloring book, and decided that I really wanted to do a color version myself… even though its fitting well into the series would even further-delay the release of my […]

Steampunk Symposium and coming conventions

So, we’re back from the Steampunk Symposium, cooling our jets for a few weeks (read: working frantically on other things and preparation for coming conventions). We had a great time; Aloyisius and his team put on one extraordinary event, and did one seriously good job of keeping everything organized and running splendidly. We would *certainly* […]

The Hanging Gardens

A new surreal fantasy landscape by Myke Amend

For the Kids in You

Freebie: A Valentine’s Day present to my peoples and their kids and students… a few hours late because I took a nap today.

Hendrick’s Gin Giveaway

Box Assemblage, Prints, and Painting for Hendricks Gin Giveaway

Black Ships Ate the Sky

A look into the details of the finished piece, as well as the steps along the way to completion.

The Mighty Bloop

Painted in acrylic on tempered hardboard backed with birch, 12 by 24 inches – added to the airships and tentacles series because I might as well – since the book is not yet compiled and won’t be in time for Holiday selling. I’ve been having a rather not so spectacular month – with lots of […]

Infernal Teardown and Commissions Available Again

So, this last week we wrapped up the Infernal Device show at the Gerald R Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tear-down went pretty smoothly, considering that we had to break down nearly two tons of complicated mechanical machinery in less than two days. From standing atop our 17-foot tall wind and solar power sculpture […]

The End of the Series

Think of a visual representation of a statements or concept, as a series or a single image. Consider a style or media that would be striking, and imagine it taken to a level beyond your ability. Research said media if it is new, and think on the concept or image for a while – but […]

Slave 1881 Finally available as a giclee on canvas

The HP 4670, rocks. 600 DPI, in seconds. Perfectly flat, no distance from the painting, means I can finally get good imaging of my paintings without the $300+ a pop imaging fee, which means savings to you. I decided to take this one step further, because limited editions and all, though they appeal to some […]

New Tee shirt design

Well, actually it is an improvement and upgrade on the previously proposed tee shirt design. Now that we’re ready to go to production on these, I started off doing some graphical cleanup and decided it would be cooler if the shirts were two sided and had fancier text on them. I’m catching up from the […]

For Lovers of Rare Books

I made this book a while back, out of hardwood, and spent a lot of time sanding, carving, and polishing it. I also put a lot of love into making the securing system – two fat-ended brass pins to give me lots of room to fill it. If someone grabs it, through our Kickstarter: – […]

Cooties and a story by G.D. Falksen!

Well, it looks like I am devoting myself this year to finally finishing up my children’s book – but for now, I am working really hard at making our kickstarter successful. We are beyond dedicated to making this happen… so much so that I stayed up all day and night putting this special drawing together […]

Airships and Tentacles Coloring Book

In thinking of something really good, but inexpensive that I could put together as an added incentive to be a part of our kickstarter, and in staying up all night making a new engraving – it came to me… This coloring book. When I was a kid, Advanced Dungeons and Dragon’s Monster manual, and their […]

Steampunk Tales 10

Steampunk Tales 10 (Featuring my cover) is out now – Lots of great reading, on your device of choice, for $2.99. This piece is another digital work, something I rarely choose to do – one which I actually did have a lot of fun with. Woman, hair pins, Winchester rifle, guards… The story by G.D. […]

Hello!

I am talking to you… through the internet! I forgot to mention the rewards such as limited etchings on brass, paintings, and the like – but, if you’d like to know more, we’ve got a writeup about the project here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/infernaldevice/the-infernal-device-an-enormous-mechanical-and-pai

My first Video ever: It’s terrible! You’re welcome!

Because we needed video up for The Infernal Device’s kickstarter page, and didn’t have one, I decided to do a workshop video to talk about progress on the model. Problem being that I did not have any camera person to move the camera to key points like… I don’t know… my head, the model, the table of gears.

Approved!

Our Kickstarter was approved and launched yesterday, and you can find it here: Our KickStarter Page If you aren’t familiar with Kickstarter, it is a perfect addition to our community project feel, in that it allows fellow art lovers to become a part of our project, while receiving rewards for their participation. Gifts offered for […]

The Albatross

I’ve been up a *lot* of hours, so I am going to keep this short and add images and links. This new work started with a pencil drawing, and I just couldn’t stand to leave it at that. It led to many days of wakey-time and a lot of sitting at the computer… a reminder […]

Reign in Purple

Painted on birch panel in acrylic paints. Even the images below can’t possibly give you a good look at all the detail in this piece… but that is the story with most of my works. This piece took me 2 + 2 days of no sleep, painting from waking till crashing. “Break time” for me […]

Slave 1881

John Strangeway, aka Steampunk Boba Fett hired me to create a more Victorian/Edwardian era craft for him in a painted portrait. This (below) is the result. The original is 32×24 inches, painted in acrylic on canvas. 14×11 inch hand-signed giclees are here: http://www.mykeamend.com/new/products-page/all-products/slave-1881-steampunk-boba-11×14-inch-giclee/ 10×8 inch metallic prints are here:  http://www.mykeamend.com/new/products-page/all-products/slave-1881-steampunk-boba-10×8-inch-metallic/

Work with me here

I am seeking two people who live in Grand Rapids, or are willing to travel to Grand Rapids for the Artprize competition/event. Most importantly, those people would be able to be here during Artprize, Late September through early October, or at least be able to transport their part of the project before the event begins. […]

Steampulp Baba Yaga

“The Magic Hut” I’ve been dying to do a Baba-Yaga themed piece for some time now. I could probably do ten more and still not cover all of her faces or personalities. This one I took a heavy-mechanical and clunky tentacle whipping approach – with the hut trampling trees and tearing the earth and road […]

Art Originals on sale on Etsy this week

Normally, I prefer to sell here, but when it comes to originals, I often put them up on Etsy first for added exposure. We’re running on a deficit this month, so I put these three items up for sale on Etsy, significantly reduced in price until one or the other sells, then the others will […]

New Wallpaper: Lost City 1280 x 960

Not the greatest scan… alright, it is a shite scan. But, I killed the big scanner and the Lexmark scanner is never good for anything save for documents. So, the subtle clouds and color in the sky are somewhat washed out, and some detail is lost as well. Regardless, being wallpaper and all, I figured […]

New Wallpaper: The Ruins 1280×800

This piece is somewhat based on my collaborative work with Bethalynne Bajema … That 30 foot x 10 foot mural we have sitting in our garage awaiting a studio space to display it in. The mountain city-scape in this picture is *heavily* influenced by her creations, as well as my desire to see them as […]

Specific Items Still Available for Holiday Shipping

By this date, the only thing I can offer Holiday delivery on are original works of art (paintings, sculptures, engravings, woodwork, etc…). Gift Certificates however are available for my site via paypal, and a perfect gift -especially if you were wanting to give something from my store, but not sure what. The below link will […]

Rescue Sale

Long story short: The Rescue 11×14 Metallic prints are on sale for only $24 through Mid-December [here] I am at month 7 of trying to get an issue resolved with the printing company who used to be my favorite. 7 months of getting no response back here or there, or a simple “cut and paste” […]

Skins Are Now Available through Uskins!

Durable and colorful skins are now available for cellphones, laptops, portable gaming devices, controllers, Ipads, and more!

The Kiss

This illustration is a scene from Dexter Palmer’s novel “The Dream of Perpetual Motion”, originally done for web resolution, I have had this piece slated for repainting for some time now, and finally I’ve finished it, and on a big scale- since it was my very favorite from the set.

Full Steam Ahead

This piece was done earlier this year in pencil on bristol board; It was my intention to color all of these after the World Steam Expo, but one thing led to another and – well, I finally have this once all colored up.

Colour from Space

An experiment in color, recently completed as a commission for Mike Skoog, wherein he asked if I could do something small enough for his music room, and more colorful than my standard muted palettes.

Sneak Peek of the Mural from the Destination 1111 Show

Work in Progress – 30 foot wall mural by Bethalynne Bajema and Myke Amend

Big Canvas Sale!

All giclees are priced drastically below normal, and the shipping fees that *should* be there $30 in shipping for most, are not there at all… yep.. $5 flat rate shipping on all orders.

All giclees are printed in Archival pigment inks on archival canvas, and protected by a UV-resistant coating for an estimated archival rating of $200+ years.

BIIIG Painting

Bethalynne, Bethany, Ted, Kate and I are making a painting larger than a football field – want to be a part of it?

Tees!

Our beautiful shirts from Extreme Screen Printing have arrived. They are printed in 2 colors on an all-cotton heavyweight desert sand colored t-shirt – with art by Bethalynne Bajema, an incredible logo design by Ted Jauw, layout/pre-press by Myke Amend, modeled for by Cassie Truskowski, and loved by everyone who sees them.

Buy yours here: http://cirqueacirca.com/artprize/?page_id=131&category=5&product_id=26

Indonesian Rijstaafel (Feast!)

Grand Rapids – MI – Our last gathering (an artist’s and performers fundraiser for CirqueACirca & The 121st Retronauticon) was a great time for all, and we are doing it again. Come out and meet the crew, have some amazing curry and a spot of tea (vegetarian options available)

Art! Troglodites Hate It, but You’ll Love It!

…Unlike money, which depends on a reliable system of government, art can be traded for gold, tools, women, men, chickens, or circus bears in post-apocalyptic settings, save for those dominated by troglodites and C.H.U.D.s, and it even serves as highly-prized contraband in every dystopian oligarchal collectivist society.

Some Day I Will Never Grow Up

The original was painted on a wood panel cabinet I hand-made for the purpose of doing this painting. I’ll be finishing up the cabinet when I return home.. I can’t tell you what I’ll be filling the cabinet with – but when the construct is done, I will have had a lot of fun making things to fill it with.

It Looks Pretty, But Can it Kill?

A very lengthy and in-depth posting about airship physics, and (theoretical) practicality for combat, transportation, exploration… Image comparisons … Oh.. and Sky-Vikings.

Old Becomes New

New old items will become available gradually between now and January.

New Pricing, New Price-Saving Options on Giclees

1) There is now an option to buy giclees unstretched and unmounted.
2) Shipping on these items has been greatly reduced as a result.
3) Gallery mounted giclees (no need for frames) are now available.

Etsy Sales

Because October is almost always slow for me – and in trying to raise a little extra money for the coming events – I’ve added a very special hand-embellished giclee to our Etsy store. In the far background is another airship. I’ve also added extra blooms and extra details to the main airship.

Steampunk Illustration, Pop Surrealism, Fantastic Realism, Speculative Fiction, Horror art