Monday, May 19, 2008
So recently I was asked to display some sketch book stuff, but as much as I've tried, I can't seem to keep a sketch book! Yeah, yeah, I know I should keep one with me at all times and sleep with it tucked under my pillow and all that lame stuff, but I can't force a sketch! There, that's my secret! My drawings are lightning in a bottle, one shot deals. I draw what I like and when I like, unfortunately 99% of these happen to be on random pieces of stationary that are nearby. And that's where the "Wall O' Shame" comes in. I just tape these suckers onto my wall, and after a while some even become paintings! And that's my process. The End.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Well you can pick up your very own standard Munny Doll at some novelty shops. I've gone to Urban Outfitters actually for these guys. Anyhow, you could just dive into it and start painting directly on the Munny, but for this project I decided to do Tinker Bell and decided it would be best to add some pixie features using paper clay.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
This here is a painting I did for one of my sweetest doggs ever! He's a big fan of jazz and in particular, Charles Mingus. It sometimes gets a bit difficult making certain people fit my moDiD style, but I think I pulled it off pretty nicely. I also had fun with this one because I strayed from my usual style of painting and just did an outline.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
This here is a pretty old piece, probably over five years old. In fact I think it might be the first painting I did using my moDiD alias. So here you have it kids, my tribute to the Lone Ranger and Tonto, the original dynamic duo! *Did you know: that the Lone Rangers mask was fashioned from his recently deceased brothers vest! In fact, Tonto was the one that made it all the while the Lone Ranger recuperated from the ambush by the Cavendish Gang. Rumor has it that Tonto will be joining the cast of next seasons Project Runway!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Well, this is as close as I'll ever get to making an abstract piece. However, if you're familiar with one of the sweetest games Nintendo has ever made, you'll recognize this as the world map to The Legend Of Zelda. This is perhaps the most time consuming painting I've done, thanks in part to my obsessive compulsive behavior. I've made sure that the map is accurate and able to use as reference, including where to buy all the items and how much they cost, warps and hidden items! I started painting this as accurate as possible, in that I was using a straight edge and making things look blocky and 8-bit. But that quickly became tedious and I realized that there would be no point in an exact reproduction, so I took liberties and added some paint drips, a billowing forest fire, a few hidden messages and made rows of trees a little off, so as not to look too exact. In the end, I had a lot of fun painting this, but my eyes hurt something fierce. Well anyway, enjoy! Oh yeah, I titled this painting, "A Micro Victory Within A Bad Situation."
Saturday, March 1, 2008
I can't take credit for this clever pic. My friend was trying to get a shot of me and I used my painting as a shield...duh! Anyhow, it turned out pretty cool looking, as if I meant to do it on purpose. A bit of info on the painting, this is a self portrait of me when I was 18! Yikes, 10 years ago!!!! Anyway, it was my very first attempt using acrylics and I managed to get an award for it in school, so yay!! Also, it's quiet obvious I went for the "Morrissey Album Cover" look.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
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So here it is kids, my very first post! I decided to start off with a piece I made for a winter themed art show. The title of it was "How To Disappear Completely." It actually had a variant title, but it was way too wordy for me to remember. Oh well!