Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Otterjet - back to painting - and selling artwork


Sampling of SOLD work this year. I've been selling work in Soho in NYC (Prince Street between Wooster and Greene) this last year.  A little randomly - once a week - once every other week. The work is mostly small - nothing larger than 1 x 1 foot. It's a great feeling to sell a work - knowing that someone now has your work hanging in their space. Much of the work has gone to international destinations - Russia, Italy, England, Australia, Argentina, and German (so far).

I'm also selling work online at otterjet.com as well as etsy.com/shop/Otterjet .

There are some good people on Prince Street putting in more time than me:
https://charlie-green-4eie.squarespace.com/
http://www.robhann.com
bonnielynnphoto.com
laurentlejeune.weebly.com
https://www.facebook.com/LimboSt.Marks/ (Marty - famous Limbo - St. Marks Place)
http://karlaverdugo.webs.com/
There's also Tommy and Israel (I'll get their links soon).

Monday, September 1, 2014

Graphic Design - Be Camel

































30 min graphic design projects (no reason). Camel - seems thoughtful - really don't have any idea if he/she is but we only need to take the time to be thoughtful and if an image of a camel reminds us of that then here's to camel.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Graphic Design - Tuna


Planning a series of down and dirty graphic design projects.  Maybe keep these to 1/2 hour or so. This one was inspired by seeing some live tuna fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I'd always assumed tuna looked majestic, like swordfish...but no they are odd looking creatures.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Friday, May 24, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Milton 5.0 Ad - Rap


The latest Milton 5.0 commercial - by Dru Vocals - you can hire him here.


Milton 5.0, Milton 5.0
Drawn by Tim Thayer, if you don't know, you better go
CPU is a robot and Milton is a duck
Henry is a rabbit with criminal cousins going at it
It's hand drawn, three times a week online
It's got insecurity, arrogance, blind faith, helplessness and crime
Laziness, egotism, randomness, the meek vs. the mighty
Milton's car, you need to check it out and try it
1 year strong, come on reddit.com
Where's the comments and love, cuz laughs, it's got more than some
A spin-off from Three Feet, Tim got his Suburban in the street
And this comic strip is cool man, just like this beat
If you like Charles Schulz, Robert Crumb and Dr. Seuss
Then you just gotta see Milton doing what he do
Black and white, but I love it, random humor, jumping bunnies
Speech balloons I be reading always being so funny
Tim's From Cali to NYC and now upstate for 20 years
Pen and ink, laugh it up, Milton 5.0 that's what's up
yea..milton 5.0 check it out..laugh it up online comic strip
miltonfive.blogspot.com/

Friday, February 22, 2013

Milton 5.0 Ad



The first advertisment for Milton 5.0. Special thanks to Tim Arends, ventriloquist. If you want to hire Tim you can find him here...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Three Feet

Gigi, why do you have a robot instead of a dog like other kids? \  \  Robots don't shed.



Before Milton 5.0 I created the strip Three Feet.  CPU was first introduced in Three Feet.  I also used this sample here as it was "hand colored" (watercolor).  I'd currently love to colorize Milton 5.0 but don't have the time. I'd probably add color to Milton 5.0 in Photoshop - but maybe watercolor is the way to go?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Photos

Alice
Birdie
Kat, Nan, Gigi
\ Rose Petal

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy Days

I'd almost completely forgotten about Happy Days and then I heard a reference to it on the radio.  This show meant so much to me as a kid - I watched in syndication (and "live" on Tuesday nights before Laverne and Shirley) everyday and loved every episode. It had a magic that you could connect to every character in the show. It was good to be reminded.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Milton 5.0 Massachusetts ?

photo by Bret Wills
This is a photo from my friend Bret for my birthday (46).  Bret does a lot of cool stuff with the iPhone camera...but also some REALLY cool stuff with the bigger equipment - you can see more of his work here.

And of course you can find Milton 5.0 here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ranked Number 2

...so Milton 5.0 is ranked number two in Google for a search for "sex slave comic" - not sure if this was my intention of ruling the world with Milton - I was hoping for "online comic strip" or some-such - but hey, I'll take what I can get. Test it out for yourself.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Milton is over there



This year I've launched Milton 5.0 as a regularly published strip - M W F to be exact.  Above is CPU and "Henry's Cousins" -- but you can follow all the strips at http://miltonfive.blogspot.com/

Spread the word!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Long Beach Pro Surfing

CJ Hobgood (2001 ASP World Champion) at the professional surfing event on Long Beach, NY


Kelly Slater - Long Beach, NY 2011

I went to the ASP professional surfing event at Long Beach, NY.  I suppose in all sporting events you (meaning the crowd) are part of the event - but in this case it's something a little extra as the athletes walk right through the crowd to compete as the bottom photo shows.  That's Kelly Slater - he's the 10x world champion - I've never been to a professional golfing event - maybe it's the same - but I don't think any other sport let's fans come within 50 feet of an athlete when they aren't on the field/rink/whatever.  I really like the top photo as I was using my camera phone which has about a 1 sec delay from the time I hit the button and the photo gets taken - so I was ready to get a shot, hit the button, and then the commentators announce that he (CJ Hobgood) had just won the heat, then the camera clicked.

It was a great feeling to watch this event and be right there.  I never really followed professional surfing to any great extent when I was younger - but I knew who the top guys were (Tom Curren, Cheyne Horan, et al). The surfing industry likes to create myth and legend out of the surfers and as kids we all fell under it.  Going out and watching the top surfer of today I have a little more perspective - pretty much that these are just people - but it was nice to be swept up a bit in nostalgia for my own youth and the impressionable state you are in when younger.  But I was left with more than just fond memories of youth - I was inspired by what I saw today - canceling out all the publicity myth building BS - these people have worked extremely hard to get to where they are today.  Anyone has to appreciate that. Plus I got to see some great surfing.

See a few more shots here - I don't have any photos of the waves as the phone camera really doesn't shot at a distance.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 4

Lido Beach, New York - 8:30 am.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Camping

Beaver Kill Campground, NY State
At least in this picture it is only a soda she's drinking.
1972 Chevrolet Suburban

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Ad


New Eyebuzz Design ad in Edible Hudson Valley - spring 2011 issue. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sketch Book

Milton 5.0 online comic strip by Tim Thayer
Today I sat down to finish a strip - final brush and ink over pencil - but my hand was shaking a little.  It had been a few days since I'd inked anything in and sometimes being out of practice causes this...but this was a little more - maybe just low blood sugar?  Anyway, I had to abandon the finish work and just worked in the sketch book - going over some older stuff in the book with the pen and ink I already had out.  I've been interested in using a "freer" line and so this seemed like a good time to experiment a little. I'm not ready to jump in and redo all the strips I have - but I could see using a looser line as the strip progressed.  Charles Schulz after having heart surgery was left with a shaky hand - I'd assume at first this must have been devastating to him - but of course he continued Peanuts and this, although not entirely intentional, shaky hand gave him a new expressive line for the strip - improving it that much more.  In my case, I probably just need to eat a bagel - but at least it gave me a chance to test out the looser line. 

Best,
TT

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Camera Series

gouache and watercolor on paper - Tim Thayer art
Gouache and watercolor work on watercolor paper.  Part of the camera series (Hasselblad) - available for $20 at our etsy shop...click here (original art for 20 bucks! Yes, it's true).

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Babel Fish Neil Young

I've had a good time with the translation service Babel Fish.  I like to start in English and translate to another language and then translate that back to English...below is Neil Young's Old Man - English to Spanish to English again:

Watched of the old man in my life,
I' m much as you were.
Watched of the old man in my life,
I' m much as you were.

Watched of the old man in my life,
Twenty-four and there' alive
so much more in a paradise
That only does that it thinks of two.

The love lost, such cost,
Give me the things that don' t obtains lost.
Like a currency that won' t secures the shaken wheel to him to house.

The old done man a glance my I' life;
m has taste of you much 
I need somebody to love
the complete day to me
Ah traverse, a glance in my eyes 
and you can say that' s truth.

Friday, January 7, 2011

LOC

Library of Congress image - kids with toy guns and overalls in Texas
Library of Congress photo by Arthur Rothstein - Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection - Weslaco, Texas, 1942

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Ad

Edible Magazine - Hudson Valley edition - ad for Eyebuzz Design

Ad for the recently released Winter 2010/2011 issue of Edible Hudson Valley (look for it - even at Whole Foods Market in White Plains). I'll look for a image of the cover (their website still shows the Fall cover). The photo is by Tara, the hot chocolate text by Anna.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Milton 5.0

Comic strip, Tim Thayer, online comics, Milton 5.0, pen and ink comic, comix, comic syndicates
I've been cleaning up, re-drawing, scanning 24 different Milton strips to submit to the syndicates. Getting close!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Film No. 1 - Summer



New film by me. Mostly footage from the Summer - finally put together and edited this week. I'm using a Flip camera and Power Director 8 for editing. I'm planning a series of these movies - vignettes of interest - short scene that are visual and not narrative. Music is from MobyGratis.com (Free music for films from Moby). You can also see the film on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j7mZrZ3UG4&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Thursday, November 18, 2010

1972 Suburban

1972 Chevrolet Suburban, 67-72 Chevy trucks, GMC Suburban, 72 c20 suburban

Gratuitous shot of the Suburban from our walk on Sunday, starting in Sunnyside (Washington Irving's home) to Lyndhurst Mansion. The last weekend for so many leaves still hanging on. The truck continues to run well - on the to-do list is fix rear oil seal leak at the axle (very soon); tighten up or replace power steering gear; various oil leaks around engine (new gaskets for timing cover and oil pan). It's been a pleasure to drive - and it about as rare as a Ferrari around here - about the same gas milage too? We've seen twice a 1979 Jeep Cherokee around town. It's not like California - but even in CA the older cars are getting rarer - although I just found this blog with some fantastic stuff from Alameda - click here...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Milton 5.0 by Anna


Second installment - pen and ink by Anna.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rabbit Painting

rabbit series - smaller paintings by Tim Thayer
Start of a new series of smaller gouache and watercolor works. I'm looking at balance here - and all that might mean within a painting (balance of composition, light/dark, etc.). I find the rabbit to be an odd character/metaphor - it's symbolic sexual meaning combined with cuteness --- but I also find them a little menacing (maybe it all stems from Monty Python and the Holy Grail???). These rabbits are also have a direct connection to the introduction of Henry in Milton 5.0. And a minor connect to the Updike character. This one is available at our Etsy Shop -- 20bucks.

50/50

Rockefeller State Park, Sleepy Hollow, NY - Old Croton Aqueduct - Timothy Thayer
View of Old Croton Aqueduct from Rockefeller State Preserve - Sleepy Hollow, NY - November 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Queensboro Bridge

New York City Art Book Fair at PS 1 - return trip - Tim Thayer and Tara Thayer Polaroid on the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge
Returning from the NY Art Book Fair (PS 1)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Milton 5.0

Milton 5.0 comic strip by Tim Thayer
Working on getting a batch of Milton 5.0 strips together to submit to the syndicates. I'm coloring a few in - I've colored other Three Feet strips, but I think this is the first Milton. I may work a bit more on the color for Milton himself. Also I've had plans for CPU's little screen to show relevant content to the strip -- got the chance to play with that too here.

Saturday, October 30, 2010