Friday, April 25, 2008

Thank You

Here is a thank you card I made for Galuchka for coming to visit me. It is a three layer papercut. It was a lot more difficult than i thought it would be. I just need to trim her up and write a little note.
First Layer

Second Layer

Third Layer


Expect more paper cuts cause they are fun.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A portrait

My last portrait of Galuchka did not turn out very well [See the Gala Portrait Poster], and seeing as how she is my favorite person ever I decided to make a drawing that did her justice. It is marker and white charcoal on found paper (garbage). I like it, because of the simplistic lines and the over all color works very well.
Full Effect




Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Go Ask Alice

It has been a while, but I have had artist's block as well as trips to Florida and Galucheska visiting me so I haven't really had time to post anything new. I finally finished a piece though. It is called "Conflicted Alice". She is the accompaniment piece to the piece "Amputee Wonderland". The model is my best friend, because I can draw her better than I can most people. I also have a million reference pictures to work from too. The black lines are suppose to represent chaos and turmoil
, and also they help break up the pink. The only thing I am really dissatisfied with/learned from is the fact that A) wood is hard to erase off of, and B) Grids are great, but erase them before you start to paint. They aren't noticeable from far away but up close I can see them clear as day.

Full Thing - Notice the black border!

Detail - Apron - I put paint out of the tube directly onto the canvas to create the impasto

Detail - Face/Hair - I love her hair it turned out way better than usual

Detail - Feet - I fucked them up.

Next Up I am working on a painting for my friend Syd's birthday. I hope to have it finished by next friday.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sarah Bernhardt stole my heart

Sarah Bernhardt
Today's poster is a portrait of a friend in the mode of Alphonse Mucha. His muse was Sarah Bernhardt a very famous Belle Epoque actress. His posters were in a style he developed called Art Nouveau and it is quite the decorative style. I enjoyed doing this poster, but it took me a long time, and I am kind of upset with how the yellow of the sun came out. All in all though, it is a success.

Amputee Wonderland
Here is a painting I did for my friend Kristen on wood. It is a bunch of bodies all thrown together missing heads and various other limbs. It is one of two wood paintings I am doing for her. The other one is of an amputated Alice for my amputee wonderland. She will love it. I love how the woodgrain looks as skin against the horrendously bright pink of the background. This was all planned but I didn't expect it to work so well.

Poster Contest
The "Angel and Amputees" due date is almost here, but I am pushing it back until the 10th since I will be out of town until then. I will be posting an example, which will also serve as the prize for the contest. Everyone who reads should submit one, even if they can't draw because I want the contest to be fun. Email your entry to