Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Random Scribblings

A few scraps of paper I doodled on while waiting for or doing something else. Thought I'd share until I get to some actual artwork. The Death guy is just that, Death at the Pub. Looks like he's had a hard day. The other guys I have no idea what inspired them.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Power in color

The top pic is a picture I had my son draw of his Power character. He had no idea I was going to have digital painter Freddy Lopezdo his thing with it. Needless to say when I showed it to Drew he smiled and giggled. Then he said it was "Cool!"
If you get the chance go over and check out Freddy's stuff.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Comments-Quips- Snide remarks

I know people stop by and check it out..my counter tells me so. Is it that my posts don't warrant any reaction? Are you like me and freeze up or your mind goes blank when it comes to putting words to thoughts? Are you merely passing through to see what's new and enjoy it for what it is?

My poor ego does occasionaly need some stroking so if you'd be so kind as to at least leave a little comment I promise to check your site and leave one for you too. Fair enough?

ACEO Tiki card

My wife and I were looking to sell her watercolor paiting she'd done up on eBay..so I did some research as to how much I should start the bidding at. I came across all these paintings with ACEO in their titles. "I wonder what that's about?" I asked myself. After Googleing ACEO I checked Wikipedia and found that they were:
"Artist trading cards, also known as ATCs, are small or 2 ½ x 3 ½ inch (64 x 89 mm) miniature works of art which artists trade with one another, similar to the way people trade sports cards. ATCs as a collectibles movement is a relatively new art phenomenon, although it evolved coincidentally over generations from several artists movements, generically. There is no one initiating or trademarking ATC creator.
Cards can be in any media: textile arts, pencil, watercolor, acrylic, oil, collage, scratch board, mixed media - anything creative artists use. Artist Trading Cards are produced as single originals, in a series, or a limited editions.
Among certain art and crafts movements, ATCs are about exchanging art without exchanging money, and without interference of the business side of the art world. Artists trade their cards in face-to-face trading sessions as well as via mail. Artists who trade by mail often make their arrangements online and/or through e-mail. In some artists' opinions, trading cards by mail is a diminished experience when compared to an ATC trading session. Other artists insist on sending their cards open, through the mail, causing higher collectible value for their officiated stamp mark."
So here is my first attempt at it. I haven't watercolored in a while so it was a slow going. I may or may not put this one up for sale. I've even got my daughter doing stuff in the ACEO size. I'll post some of her art when she gets a few more done.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sketches from work

Found these sketches at work while I was looking for something else..had forgotten all about them. Enjoy.

A little Star Wars prequel sketching. Mace Windu, Palpantine and a sort kinda Yoda. Let that be a lesson to you. Always have reference around.

Here are three of the four guys from KISS. I never got around to doing Peter.

Here's the sketch I did of a golfing shark for a local mini-golf joint. They never used it though.

I love tikis. This little fellow is one of them. I plan to have a little tiki lounge in my new house. Already started gathering stuff up for it too.

Drew Tuesday 6

Here's another cool Spidey sketch from the mind and pencil of my son.

Monday, January 8, 2007

New Spidey Costume

A sketch my son did this weekend. It's a new costume for our favorite web head. When I asked him what the back looked like he turned the paper over and drew the back of the costume in the exact spot it was on the front. kinda cool.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

First sketches of the New Year

A few sketches I did up while waiting for my daughter to come out of school after drama club.