Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nothing to Report

Nothing new this week.

I'm working on 3 little projects at the same time and all are equally unfinished.  So until they are all finished, hopefully NEXT weekend, here are doodles.  A friend got me a sketch journal.  One that you do one drawing a day in for a whole year.  It's been fun.  Some days I just draw nonsense (because I do all my doodles right before bed) and other days I try to recount something that happened during the day.  Sometimes it's as simple as what someone wore, other times I try to recapture something I found entertaining, and almost every one has the cats in it.  :P

So, until next week. . .have fun, be safe and all that jazz.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Skullhead Sweet-Tart Mini Painting

Finally had an opportunity to do some painting this week.  After a small set back earlier in the week, I finally remembered how to use my gouache and did this little skullhead.  She measures approximately 1.5"x 1.75" (yes, those are inches, not feet).

The scan of the image doesn't really do the color's any justice though.  I purchased some neon watercolors and gouache over the summer at the Daniel Smith art MECCA back home and neon and scanners just don't mix.

Small story about her.  Just when I finished her and got her placed in her tiny little frame, I decided to clean off a water stain from the glass.  I sprayed a shot of Windex on it, and before I could even get back to the frame with a paper towel, it had almost completely obliterated her left (my right) eye.  Fortunately I got the painting out of the frame fast enough to let it dry and fix the eye, but I nearly had a heart attack!  Thank God it wasn't a gallery show piece or I would have really had one.

I'd like to do a couple more of these.  This one will be posted for sale in the Crypt of DOOM, in case you wanted to check out more photos of it.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Angler Fish Rock!

Well, a couple years ago I did a painting of an angler fish for a Power In Numbers show at Gallery Nucleus, and I thought it might be fun to do another as a bookmark or something for my shop.

Angler fish are awesome because the male fish is tiny and small and burrows it's way up into the female fish just above her ovary/uterus area.  His body then becomes part of her's and functions as a permanent sperm bank.  That and they're just creepy as hell and have a glowing orb on their head.  (Seriously, I learned the reproductive part in college.  Pretty rad.)

Also in shop news, I'm trying to gear up for Valentine's Day.  Made this little cutie into a pair of hair clips.  If spiders actually looked the way I drew them, I know I wouldn't be scared of them.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Greetings 2011, Nice to Meet You

Well, I'm not sad to see 2010 over.  It had it's shares of ups and downs just like any other year, but I must say I won't be missing it much.

Cheers to a New Year!