Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lunar Boy and Beer!

The opening for Lunar Boy gallery's Beer group show is coming up on August 14th and I've got work featured!

I had a great time creating this guy and an especially great time painting the frame to go with.

Also, I live in Texas now. That is all.

Prost! With Custom Frame for Lunar Boy Beer Show

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Beer, etc.

I'm getting ready for a Beer themed show at the Lunar Boy Gallery in Astoria, Oregon.

Beer show preview!

Also, I'm moving to Austin, TX!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Striking Out Stroke, and more.

I've been creating these spot illustrations for a monthly newsletter called News in Health, published by the NIH. The current issue and back issues are here. The topics are of course all health related. My first challenge was to delicately illustrate Bipolar Disorder and Stroke.

Major Ups and Downs (bipolar disorder)
Major Ups and Downs

Strike Out Stroke (stroke)
Strike Out Stroke

"Too Young for Hot Flashes?" (primary ovarian insufficiency)
Too Young for Hot Flashes?

"Fun Summer Days" (summer health)
Fun Summer Days.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More More More! - There's over 20 paintings in my shop now.

Small Painting Collage

I've been having a blast making all of these little paintings. Maybe you'd like to take one home?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Nick Cave (Not That Nick Cave!)

So I've just been turned on to one of the most colorful and creative artists working today, Nick Cave.

From Wikipedia:
Nick Cave (born 1959 in central Missouri, USA) is an American fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance artist. He is best known for his Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and other-worldly. He also trained as a dancer with Alvin Ailey. He resides in Chicago and is director of the graduate fashion program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

His soundsuits are colorful and from another planet. From the descriptions of his soundsuits, I'm supposed to be hearing them. But I can't help but fall in love with their visual splendor. They're just so playful and take me to a world I want to be in.

Here's some of the suits and do yourself a favor, go and look at this video that features a look at some of the creation and movement of the suits, not to mention a thorough slideshow.

More photos of these phenomenal suits: Body Pixel

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Whole Slew of New Paintings on Etsy!

Hey Everyone, I've been busy doing lots of little paintings. Now's a chance to pick some up over at my Etsy Shop.

Here's just a few!

"Morty's Big Haul!" 7x10", acrylic on watercolor paper

"Puppy in Pink" 4x6", acrylic on watercolor paper

"Hypno Stare" 4x6", acrylic on watercolor paper

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fallen Queen Monday - RuPaul's Drag Race finale Extravaganza!

So, the long awaited finale to RuPaul's Drag Race is tonight. I'm sure they'll post it in full on, like they have been, but I for one can't wait until tomorrow! The preview looks very exciting.

I've been busy whipping up the girls. We'll start with my most recent drawing. It's the sketch of the final 3! Good luck Tyra, Raven and Jujubee! Don't fuck it up!

Fallen Queen Friday - Final 3 Sketch!

Next, we have some catching up to do!

First up, it's Tatianna. Princess Tati was finally dethroned on Episode 9 - The Diva Awards

Fallen Queen Friday - Tatianna

Then, the first two ladies to go, were Shangela on Episode 1 - Gone with the Window

Fallen Queen Friday (Catch Up) - Shangela Laquifa Wadley

Annnnd, From Atlanta, Georgia, it's Nicole Paige Brooks. She packed her bags on Episode 2 - Starrbootylicious.

Fallen Queen Friday - Nicole Paige Brooks

Only one more drawing to go! Going to wrap this series up with the final 3 illustration you see above. It's been a fun ride ladies! (and gentlemen too).

Friday, April 2, 2010

Fallen Queen Friday - Pandora Boxx

I'm not gonna lie, Pandora was my favorite. I'm really sad to see her go. Pandora's Boxx got blocked on Ep. 8 Golden Gals (full episode!)

"Only one drag queen can be America's next drag superstar!"

This was a fun episode filled with lots of surprises! Pandora looked absolutely adorable and the older gals do really well!

Fallen Queen Friday - Pandora Boxx

Only 4 queens left ... it's getting close ladies, don't fuck it up!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Countdown to Yuri's Night 2010 (It's a trap!)

We are getting closer and closer to Yuri's Night 2010! The intergalactic Space Conference has a warning for you:

Go to for a preview of the artwork and to get tickets!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Paint Paint Paint

Been creating lots of little paintings on 4x6" watercolor postcards, here's a couple!

"Monster Sneaks" and "Crow Tongue"
"Monster Sneaks" & "Crow Tongue"

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fallen Queen Friday - Jessica Wild

Jessica is a huge fan favorite, with her infectious smile and care free silliness! She was swiftly taken out this week on Ep. 7 Once Upon a Queen

"Only one drag queen can be America's next drag superstar!"

Juju took the other ladies to the cleaners on the shade contest and Tyra was a close 2nd place. And in the words of Raven, she "finally won a *BLEEEEEP* challenge".

Fallen Queen Friday - Jessica Wild

Only 5 queens left ... it's getting close ladies, don't fuck it up!

Monday, March 22, 2010

My Mom Thinks I'm Cool

My parents visited my display at Art Whino's event G-40: The Summit yesterday!

My work at G-40 (and my mom)

I'll be there this Thursday fixing up my wall. I think it needs some extra style, how about you?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fallen Queen Friday - Sahara Davenport

Sahara was on point for a big part of the race, but she didn't satisfy the judges needs on Ep. 6 Rocker Chicks (Link to full episode)

"Only one drag queen can be America's next drag superstar!"

Sahara was quite the beauty in her tutu. Poor Juju was a damn mess. Get it together gurl! It'll be alright. Pandora and Raven were favorites again! And Henry Rollins?!

Fallen Queen Friday - Sahara Davenport

Coming up soon, the ladies I missed, Shangela and Nicole. I didn't forget you.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Attend Countdown to Yuri's Night 2010!

Countdown to Yuri's Night 2010

Coming in April! There will be girls and booze and art! Tickets at

Here's the back with more info too.

What is Yuri's Night?

April 12, 1961 Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin embarked on the historic first manned space flight.

Twenty years later on April 12, 1981, the US launched the first space shuttle flight.

We think that's something worth celebrating!

Every year on April 12, Yuri's Night parties are held all around the world; it's like the Cinco de Mayo for space. Visit for a list of worldwide parties.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Fallen Queen Friday (Monday Edition) - Morgan McMichaels

Morgan is such a piece of work she took me some extra time to complete. But here she is.

Even though she wasn't the prettiest girl, she had a compelling look that I couldn't turn away from.

Morgan got left at the altar on last Monday's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race Ep.5 Here Comes the Bride.

"Only one drag queen can be America's next drag superstar!"

Raven got robbed. She's always composed and always flawless. She looked absolutely stunning in white and teal.

I considered drawing Morgan in her bridal look, but I think the "Gone With the Window" look is her most iconic. What do you think?

Fallen Queen Friday (Monday Edition) - Morgan McMichaels

Monday, March 8, 2010

Twitter Tweet

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to welcome myself to 2009. Please follow me on Twitter @alandefibaugh

Do it!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Fallen Queen Friday - Mystique Summers Madison

Well I got lucky! There wasn't a new episode of Drag Race this week. So I got to spend some extra time on Mystique Summers Madison.

"Only one drag queen can be America's next drag superstar!"

Mystique split (pun intended) a couple weeks ago on RuPaul's Drag Race  Ep.3 Country Queens. She just plain refused to put on a cowgirl hat and cuntry it up. 

Again, Pandora Boxx is a highlight with her smokin' pregnant mama. And Raven looked SMOKIN' hot in her pin-up outfit. So smokin', I just might have to say smokin' again. Smokin'.

Fallen Queen Friday - Mystique

Friday, February 26, 2010

Fallen Queen Friday - Sonique

In the coming weeks, I'm going do something fun and illustrate the drag queen that got her ass sent home on the most recent episode of RuPaul's Drag Race.

"Only one drag queen can be America's next drag superstar!"

Sonique fell out of favor with the judges of RuPaul's Drag Race this week on Ep.4 "The Snatch Game". It's no wonder, that Lady Gaga impression she did was the pits. It's a shame though, I thought she was the prettiest.

Tatianna and Pandora Boxx do incredible impressions of Britney Spears and Carol Channing, respectively.

Fallen Queen Friday - Sonique

I have missed a few, so those will be sneaking in as we go along. Remember Ladies, "Don't F*** it Up!"

Monday, February 22, 2010

Coming Up! G40 summit by Art Whino

Here's a peek at some of the artwork that I'm showing at Art Whino's G-40: The Summit, in Crystal City, VA. It's shaping up to be a huge event. There's gonna be 4 floors of art. I'm really excited for it. The Grand opening is on March 6th. Hope you can make it!

"Embarrassment in Orange, Blue and Black"

"Pink Rumination"

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mary Blair - Phenomenal Artist

Mary Blair (October 21, 1911 – July 26, 1978), was a phenomenal artist. Her work has influenced tons of contemporary illustrators including myself. Her facebook page was kind enough to share a flickr group that posts pictures and images of her work. Everything is full of style and rich with color. Such a wonderful artist. Here's some images below, but you can find the rest of the pool here. She's truly one of my favorite artists.

All images are linked to their original flickr source!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Settling in to my new home!

Hey Folks! I've just recently packed up my crap and moved over here to Blogger. I think I'm going to be happier with the communal aspect, it's surprisingly lonely hosting your own blog.

I discovered whilst moving over here that WordPress' export files won't play nice without a spin through Wordpress2Blogger.  It was super handy in converting my posts.

And now, Purple Rain.