Hi there.

My name is Joel Carlo but you may know me by my artist moniker, MechaHateChimp. I’ve been a freelance artist and media developer for close to 20 years and my work has been published in several art magazines including ImagineFX and 2DArtist.  I have an “on again, off again” relationship with art because at the end of the day, I’m a bit of a soul searcher and don’t like to be tied down. At least that’s what I like to tell myself.

I decided to put this blog together as a way to keep a record of the work I’ve done over the years and also for posterity. I’m hoping it will be a source of inspiration for me whenever I’m too lazy to motivate myself but I won’t hold my breath. Regardless, I hope you can take something from it or at the very least enjoy my nonsensical rants.

Recent Work


Something will be posted here eventually.

Recent Posts


"Ana" is a painting I did as a sort of homage to both a Pixies song by the same name and a painting by Gustav Klimt. At the time I did this painting, I had been throwing the i [...]

El Cuento de Pygmalion

"El Cuento de Pygmalion" is a painting based on a Greek mythological story. The myth revolves around an artist named Pygmalion who carved a statue of a woman in ivory so beaut [...]

Travest Parkes

"Travest Parkes" is a painting I did trying to emulate the styles from two of my favorite artists, contemporary illustrator Travest Charest and painter Michael Parkes. While b [...]


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I’m always available to create artwork or instructional content. If you’re in need of either, send me a quick message. Keep in mind that I run a fairly busy schedule but I always reply back as quickly as possible. If you don’t hear back from me right away, please be patient.