Tuesday, January 31, 2006
But then... KRACKA-POW!
The rain doodles came as heavy as the rain...
I still need to buy a chair for my studio area, so my makeshift workspace for the time being is...the counter next too the kitchen stove. At least my vodka OJ is close at hand...
The rain. How to paint rain...
I took a cheat route. I flooded the background with a dark green/black and carved out the rainy bits with a carving tool.
Monday, January 30, 2006
(as found on the kick-ass Sin City DVD)
...he starts off by tossing out the store bought tillas in the trash and proceeds to bust them out from scratch. I decided to give it a shot this morning. They didn't turn out half bad for my first try. But, I'll keep practicing.
2 c flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t bpowder
1/4 c lard
3/4 c warm water
Friday, January 27, 2006
so, why not....why not add ONE MORE! Yeah, not so S-M-R-T.
BUT... while I was searching for some tips on the Gocco (when I should've been painting) I came across this nifty craftblog. I couldn't resist.
Click HERE to go to my Stumpytown craftblog!
I'll add a link button, but I'm too tired now.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Edward suggested submitting this for Illustration Friday...
so, I'll give it a shot!
I finally, made a dent and got 2 paintings semi-done for the AllCity show ...the cat dudes are cut out of thin balsa wood and then painted... I've been wanting to try this for some time now, but originally to make custom clock faces.
Suzanne and I estimated that we need to finish 1 painting a night to hit our March deadline for AllCity (does this mean I can take tomorrow night off?) It took a while to get warmed up, but I think I'm close to getting what I want for this show.
The night ended with a bit of Dane Cook. DAMN that guy is funny. I'm going to have to keep a lookout to see if he's comin' to town anytime soon...
Turned out to be a great art night with the boys. They were bustin' out some cool shit... it's always a good motivator to have killer art juice surrounding you.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Click HERE to see the full-figures...
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Friday, January 20, 2006
Up until I was about nine years old, my sister Kim and I had piano lessons every Friday. Only snipets of memories come to mind....the dusty bowl of hard ribbon candy on Mrs. Sutherland's coffee table... the game my mom and I would play during Kim's lesson (she'd write down a word, I'd draw it) ... the McDonald's hamburger my sister and I shared after the lesson...
I haven't really touched a piano since then, but oddly enough I've been hankerin' to play these past few months.
Tonight, I messed around with this online keyboard , jotted down the few notes above ...and I believe... I'm pretty durn close to getting the notes to The Incredible Hulk theme song down. OH YEA!
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Last week, Dev mentioned that Rob would dig a Galactus so I gave it a try. (...'don't forget the Kirby dots') I love that he must devour entire worlds to survive. I Huunnnger...
I'm also in the process of trying to find a good archival printer so, I'll have a high-res print for you soon Rob!
Friday, January 13, 2006
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
I started off painting this as a monochromatic, stone-carved face but I kept noodling with it and ended up adding color etc.
ACK! I keep hearing this reminds people of a crying clown painting (makes ME want to cry.) Actually, this came about from inspiration I had in the early 80's. I dug Mel Odom.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Well, I can tell you now the cat is doing just dandy.
I went to go check up on her and she was playing with a pinecone out in the backyard (like she usually does in the morning.) Silly thing! She was flinging it up way above her head over and over and rolled around with it on the ground. She was having a ball. I watched her for a while but, then I realized... (duhn duhn dah) it was a tiny mouse! A DEAD mouse. Alright! She's a great mouser afterall. I ran to go grab my camera to try to get a snapshot but, I was too late. She was going to town - knawing and chewing every last bit of it. Oh well, at least we don't have to clean up after her.
So, sadly I don't have a pic.
I will however, share a pic my friend Susan sent me to set the mood.
Here is Ernie's catch-of-the-day (1 of 3, I might add.) Thanks Susan.
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Well, here is my homage to fried goodness. I'm not as keen on them as
Mixed Nuts, but they'll have to do...
Update on the stray cat: We set her FREE this morning. I'm a little sad to see her go, but she tried to escape from our bathroom 2times! (jumping onto the windowscreen) She was ready. Her wound is healing nicely and she's nearly done with her antibiotics so she should be fine.