Thursday, July 29, 2010

more fun with textures



These are a couple more textures that I have been inking for me and the Gordon's ArtPrize entry


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

a summer portrait

I told you I was trying to get work done this summer, now I can prove it.
Like I said before, I am entering ArtPrize in the fall in collaboration with Gordon Zalewski of Legion Design. As part of our marketing for our entry, I decided I would do portraits of the artists. I have finished the portrait of Gordie, and I present it to you now here:
Yes, I am still working the gimmick of painting with patterned fabric collage, like I did here, here, and here. And I couldn't resist busting out my tube of solid gold either.
One important thing to note, is that I used my sexy new camera to photograph this painting AND DAMN THAT SHIT IS FINE! It catches the detail almost as sharply as a scanner and the color fidelity is spot on.
Now at some point I will have to do a self-portrait for our marketing, which is a truly daunting task. Over the years in art school I have been made to do a half-dozen or so self-portraits, and its always a mess.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

have you seen this?

hey team,
I know i haven't been blogging much this summer.
for that I apologize. I promise that I have been working, but I have also been chilling at the beach. Which is what I am doing right now. I'll be on Isle of Palms, South Carolina all week. Likely not doing a single art-related thing. To remind you that I exist, I thought I should share this with you:
A Softer World

My homeslice Vince recommended it to me and I LOVE IT
I hope that you will also enjoy

Thursday, July 1, 2010

my new baby


En route to Ireland, my old digital camera officially died. It had been a low grade model to begin with, and had been on its last lesg for some time anyway. Then the baggage handlers for Continental went above and beyond kicking the shit out of my bag, so when I arrived in Ireland I had a fracked up camera and had to steal my mom's camera for the rest of the trip to take pictures with.

I was due for an upgrade anyway! I took the money from the sale of scarecrow, (and a skosh more) to buy a superdope Canon Rebel T2i digital SLR with 18-55mm lens. My principal need for an upscale camera is for documenting work. When I work too large for a flatbed scanner,I have to be able to photograph the work, and you need a supersharp camera to accurately capture the details of a painting for reproduction. I forced the salesguy to set up tripod and lighting so we could photograph a 2d poster in the store, then throw it on a computer and review the pixel data, to make sure the lens and camera were both sufficient. And baby, that shit was HOT. This camera sees things 1000 fold more clearly then the illustration department camera I used to use at CCS to document.

Now photographers, please don't patronize. I'm sure your cameras are better. Congratulations. But for my budget, I am very happy with this camera.

And all my illustration homeskillets, call me up next time you paint something too big to scan. You are no longer a slave to scanner-bed dimensions, I'm hooking you up.