I have always had a fascination with campers and travel trailers. I love the idea of hitching one up and taking a trip in a vintage Airstream. Maybe some day. Above is a drawing I did a few days ago of a truck camper. I'm not sure what text or font I want to go with this image yet. I'll be heading out to Lubbock this weekend and thought this might get me in the mood for a change of scenery for a few days on the South Plains.
11 September 2014
05 September 2014
Rio Grande headwaters - a long way to the Gulf of Mexico
Drive to Marathon, Texas
Gruene Hall on a Sunday afternoon
Kayaking off Miramar Beach, FL
Our new Republic of Texas window decals
My red cooler - I never take a road trip without it!
As I am trying to organize some thoughts and get some ideas for posts on paper, I thought I'd post a few pics of my favorite things from the summer of 2014.
Republic of Texas decals can be purchased here
Start your own sticker showcase on a Coleman 54-Quart Steel-Belted Cooler, Stainless-Steel Finish
Ocean Kayak - Just like the one we have back in New Braunfels - Ocean Kayaks Malibu Two XL Tandem Angler Kayak - 2014
Posted by Jeb Matulich at 9/05/2014
02 September 2014
I went back to work last week, after a relaxing 3 month summer vacation. It was kind of hard to get rolling.......but now I'm back in the groove. The other day I was able to start going through my list of ideas that I wanted to draw out. I drew up this cow skull on Labor Day morning. I've had the idea for a while so it was cool to see it come to life. The cool thing about this one is that after I drew the outline, I basically just went freestyle to see what would happen. I kind of like how it's looking. We may use this on a t-shirt or tank in the next few weeks. I'll keep you posted. The folks that follow us on Instagram at @shoptwt seemed to dig it.
Canson Multi Media Paper Pad, 60 Pages - My favorite sketchbook! The paper is thick and smooth.
Copic Markers MLB2 Multiliner Inking Pen, Set B-2- My favorite ink pens. These things do not bleed or erase away.
28 August 2014
|Padre's patio - Marfa, Texas|
|Thunderbird Motel sign south of Marfa|
|Big Bend Brewing Co. - Alpine, Texas|
|Gage Hotel patio - Marathon, Texas|
14 August 2014
Deer Skull #1
27 May 2014
Above is my first image that I've done with my new Texture Press download. I purchased it from Creative Market. The best part was that it was only $15. I have been trying to get this look on my hand lettering pieces for months. Numerous multi-stepped tutorials had left me frustrated and confused until I found this! I'm so excited about the possibilities. Buy it here. Thanks Fred for the heads up on this one. The photo is from my trip to Marfa last summer. Beautiful!
19 May 2014
Roy Perez - Kreuz Market
My company, Tumbleweed TexStyles was asked to do a new t-shirt design for Kreuz Market down in Lockhart, Texas. If you follow the national BBQ scene you have surely heard of them. They are consistently mentioned as one of the top BBQ joints in the country. You can even order their meat online and have it delivered across the country!! The design image is of their famous pitmaster, Roy Perez. Roy is known for his incredible BBQ and his sideburns. These shirts should be available in the next few weeks at Kreuz Market and in their online shop. The shirts will come in white and red.
15 May 2014
Republic of Texas Hat
KHYI Foam Trucker Hat
Tumbleweed TexStyles Logo Hat
This week seems to be the week of the hat! Two large boxes of our brand new Tumbleweed TexStyles hats arrived yesterday in the mail. I am so happy with how they turned out!! I also launched a new trucker hat for the local Americana radio station - KHYI 95.3. I was asked by the station to develop a design for their new trucker hat. It has that kind of throwback from the 70's look. I LOVE hats and basically wear one all the time except for work and church. Here's to hats!
08 May 2014
24 March 2014
Dallas / Fort Worth friends come out and see me at the Frisco Square - Arts In the Square art show! I will have a double booth with my artwork and Texowa Designs along with a separate booth for Tumbleweed TexStyles. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous! Cross your fingers! Stop by and say hi!
Posted by Jeb Matulich at 3/24/2014
28 February 2014
21 February 2014
18 December 2013
I have been a huge fan of Sam Larson of Steel Bison for a while now. When he came out with a Texas inspired button pack I knew I needed to get those in my Tumbleweed TexStyles shop. Make sure and check out Sam's awesome artwork in his shop. Follow him on Instagram and Tumblr too. If you love the West. This is your guy.
16 December 2013
26 November 2013
The finished product in the $5 estate sale find frame
The inspiration ad
So my wife sees an ad for The Arrangement in a magazine and rips it out and says, "hey, can you paint this moth for me?" Eh, maybe. Then she scores a frame with an ugly landscape painting on it for $5. It is a great frame and 4' x 2'. Then I get the question again....."Hey, now that I found a frame, can you paint it?" Thanksgiving break rolls around and I get the pressure put on so I cave in and paint the moth. It actually turned out pretty good. Now we just have to find a place to hang it up. Our house is filled with original art from friends and local artisans.
12 November 2013
Misty Oliver- Foster
T. Scott Stromberg's "Sangre de Christo" now hangs in my house!
A few weeks ago Frisco had the ArtSeen tour around town. It is basically a couple of days where artists open up their studios and show off works in progress and an inside look at their work spaces. Some of the highlights were Misty Oliver-Foster's studio. She is a good friend and one of my favorite local artists. She has a really cool converted garage studio. I was also able to pick up a new piece of artwork for our home from another friend, T. Scott Stromberg. It is titled "Sangre de Christo" It has a cool New Mexico vibe! We love it!
04 November 2013
I am really happy to announce our brand new website for my shirt company - Tumbleweed TexStyles. If you have been following for a while then you know I started this Texas based apparel company a little over two years ago. It has been a fun ride so far and we hope to continue to move forward! You can check out our new site right here ----> www.tumbleweedtexstyles.com Pass it along to your friends and folks you know from from Texas! Also make sure you follow us on our social media channels. Thanks!! Jeb
28 October 2013
Vaya Con Dios
Above is a little design work that I did for Chet Garner - AKA "The Daytripper" back in June. He told me it was for a coffee mug and I never really got to see a mock-up or knew what colors Chet would use. Today Chet posted these bad boys in his web store. You can order one right here. A coffee mug is a new one for me.....but I sure am digging how it turned out!
23 October 2013
Well folks it was a nice run, but it looks like I will be moving away from selling my photos and art on Etsy. It's a long story that I may share with you at some point. In the meantime, check out my new shop right here! I have listed a few of my Holga prints on there to start. I will add more items in the coming weeks. I'm excited about this new platform and hopefully it will be a smooth transition. I decided to go with Big Cartel for my shop host. So far it seems pretty easy to manage. Add it to your favorites, tell your friends, and let me know your thoughts.
14 October 2013
03 October 2013
Small sample I did yesterday "Queso!"
I'm about to start a series of some Texas themed illustrations. These are in the beginning stages and only 4 x 6. I'm using these as my practice ones. I used a Copic pen on watercolor paper. I still need to add lettering / text and watercolors of course. If they turn out cool, I may throw some up on Etsy as postcards and prints. I'll update everyone on the progress in the next few days.
27 September 2013
Here is a new Texas design (shocker I know) I did recently that will soon be a Tumbleweed TexStyles tee. It has gotten great response on Instagram. If you are on Instagram, make sure and follow me at @junkytrinket and follow my t-shirt company at @shoptwt Have a good one!!
Posted by Jeb Matulich at 9/27/2013
23 September 2013
19 September 2013
Drawing for The Daytripper t-shirt?
Chet Garner came to me and wanted a new design for a t-shirt idea that he had in mind. Here is what I came up with for him. Check out Chet's show - The Daytripper He sells our t-shirts in his web store too! I even got to be a model. Ha!
18 September 2013
North Texas / Baylor Green
Texas A&M Maroon
Texas Longhorn Burnt Orange
SMU / Houston /Texas Tech Red
Here are few of the color schemes we will have for our new Southern Tradition tees that come out next week.